Category Archives: Association Croquet

AC and GC 2019 Silver Badges

Can you please put some thing on website about silver badges

Not sure if any thing went up bout AC, if sorry sorry for double up, if not here it is

The AC Silver Badge was played at Barrington Park Croquet Club on 2 March with 6 people, 3 in the 4-9 grade and 3 in the 10-16 grade.
The winners were Leo Van OoSten (4-9) winning 3 out of 3 games
and Kevin Cusack (10-16) winning 3 out of 3 games.

The GC Silver Badge was played in damp conditions at United on 10 March.
There were 4 people in -6 to 2, 5 people in 3 to 5, 4 people in 6 to 8 and 6 people in 9-16.
-6 to 2 was run as a double round robin with Jonathan Hart (St James Park) winning all 6 games,
3 to 5 was single block with Josh Winter (Cashmere) being the overall winner winning 3 out of 4 games.
6 to 8 was also run as a double block with Hugh Catto (Holmes Park) winner (4/6). The last game happened to be the final against Cashmere Gay Jones
9 to 16 was a single round, with Flyn Mosses Jones (Cashmere) winning all 6 games.

It is hoped to put on Croquet Scores

World Women’s GC, GC Grade and CCA Open

WCF GC Women’s World Championship

The 2019 GC Women’s World Championship is being played at Heretaunga and Marewa croquet clubs, Hawkes Bay 2 to 9 February 2019.

United member Jenny Clarke reached the semi-final where she was beaten by Soha Mostafa of Egypt. The match went to the full five games and Soha won the final game 7-6. The other three players in the semis are all from Egypt. Thirteen of the 56-strong field are from Egypt and everyone of them made it to the 32-player knockout.

Full results are at

More information on the championship is at


The 2019 Canterbury Croquet AC Open was contested by 6 players. This entry is typical of many AC events and indicates the declining numbers of AC players in local clubs. A number of Christchurch clubs now have few if any AC players. By way of contrast, the number of GC club members continues to rise.

The Open was held at the St James Park Club in Christchurch on 2 and 3 February 2019. The lawns were running close to 12 seconds and the “Quadway” hoops were firm. These conditions were the reason for the low scores by players and the only peg outs were by runner-up Peter Parkinson (2) and the ultimate winner Ian Campbell (1).

Full results are at

CCA GC Grades

The CCA GC Grades were played on Waitangi Day, Wednesday 6 February 2019.

The premier, senior and primary grades were played at Fendalton Park Croquet Club and managed by Vilna Gough-Jones. The intermediate grade was played at Cashmere Croquet Club and was managed by Janet Scott.

The premier grade, with 6 entries, was won by Jason Hodgett (Aorangi) with Logan McCorkindale (Waireka) runner-up.

The senior grade, with 8 entries, was won by Josh Winter (Cashmere) with Joan Simpson (Aorangi) runner-up.

The intermediate grade, with 7 entries, was won by Rachel McLeod (Cashmere) with runner-up Levi Franks (Cashmere).

The primary grade, with 10 entries, was won by Flynn Moses-Jones (Cashmere) with Mark Winter (Cashmere) runner-up.

Full results can be downloaded here.

Premier grade winner Jason Hodgett (Aorangi) with Kathy Reese from BUPA – our sponsors
CCA president Owen Evans with senior grade winner Josh Winter (Cashmere)
CCA president Owen Evans with primary grade winner Flynn Moses-Jones (Cashmere)

2018 Interclub results

Below are results for the Johnson memorial, GC Interclub and the AC Interclub

Johnson Memorial

The Johnson Memorial competition was played in three blocks (blue, black and red) of six pairs.

The block rounds were scheduled to be played on Saturday mornings from 6 October to 24 November 2018. However, because of bad weather, many games had to rescheduled and the last game was played on 4 December.

Seven pairs played in the final on Sunday 9 December 2018. This was played as a knockout.

2018/19 winners were Marguaritte Rogers & Wendy Robinson (St James Park red)
Runners-up were Tony O’Donnell & Lena Metcalf (United black 2)

Full results of all games are on Croquet Scores:

Team names, draws, rules and past winners are on the Johnson Memorial page.

The seven teams in the play-off knockout

Golf Croquet Interclub

The GC interclub was played in three divisions. Games were scheduled to be played on Fridays, but weather meant that several games were played at other times.

Division 1 had seven teams and played from 12 October to 7 December 2018.
Hornby and United B won 5 of their 6 games. Teams get 2 point for each outright match win and 1.5 points for a match won on net hoops with a 5-5 game score. United made 9.5 points against 9 points for Hornby, so United is the winner. The results on Croquet Scores shows net games (labelled Net Hoops) which does not apply to this competition.

Division 2 was played in two blocks of six teams. Block play was 5 October to 23 November 2018 and the playoffs from 30 November to 7 December again because of weather.
The top two teams from each block played a knockout with Cashmere winning and Holmes Park runner-up.

Division 3 was played in two blocks of seven teams. Block play was 5 October to 30 November 2018 and the playoff was played 21 December between the block winners, both Rangiora. The final match result was 5 games each with equal net hoops, so the two Rangiora teams are first equal.

Full results of all games are on Croquet Scores: Note that the Net Hoops column does not apply to this competition.

Team names, draws, rules and past winners are on the GC Interclub page.

Association Croquet Interclub

The AC interclub was played as a single division. It started with eight teams, but Rangiora pulled out leaving seven teams. United Black and Holmes Park both won five matches but United won on competition points.

Full results of all games are on Croquet Scores:  Note that the Net Hoops column does not apply to this competition.

Team names, draws, rules and past winners are on the AC Interclub page.

Changes to GC and AC handicapping and GC Rules

Changes have been made to the AC handicapping system, the GC handicapping system and to the GC Rules. These changes are in force now and it is essential that players understand them before they start playing for the season.

Golf Croquet

GC Rules

A new version of the GC Rules has been approved and is now in force. There are a number of significant changes, so it is essential that players understand the changes before they play competitively this season.

Information on the new rules are available:
The A6-size booklet that can be ordered from CNZ: 2018 GC Rules
A 2-page summary of the Principal Changes
An 11-page explanation of the Rationale for the changes
Official Rulings effective 1 October 2018

A session on the new GC rules will be held on Saturday 22 September at 9:00am at United Croquet Club, followed by a club captain’s meeting with Jonathan Hart at 10.30am.
Parking is limited, so please car-pool and park in the public car park, or elsewhere if possible.

GC Handicapping changes

The number of index points gained or lost for level doubles games has changed.

Croquet New Zealand will not print new GC AHS cards until their current stock is used. They will be providing stickers that can be pasted over the table that has changed.

Meanwhile, you can use these GC AHS Charts. One side is used before handicap games to work out the number of extra turns. The other side is used after the game to work out the number of index point gained or lost.

Association Croquet Handicapping

The Automatic Handicapping System for AC has changed and now applies to all AC games. This change now aligns the New Zealand system with the system used in Australia and United Kingdom. That means, if you play in Australia or the UK, or if their players play in New Zealand. everyone can use their AHS cards as they would at home. It will avoid the messy conversions that used to be necessary.

The new system will mean a change in you index points and to your handicap for most players.

Before you use your AC AHS card see your club handicapper who will make the necessary changes. The instructions for making the changes are: AC Handicap changes 2018.

New AC AHS cards will be printed soon but you can use the charts on the new AC AHS Card meanwhile.

Details of the CCA management committee are now on the website here.

Draft CCA 2018-19 calendar released

Jonathan Hart, CCA Tournament Convenor, has released the draft calendar for 2018-19.

You can download a PDF version or view individual months here.

Jono has requested clubs to provide a list of teams and their handicaps by 1 August for GC interclub and AC interclub and their preference for Monday or Tuesday for each AC team.  Clubs can have as many teams as they like, but be mindful of reserves.

If a club has players that would like to play, but can’t form a team for whatever reason then also let Jono know names and handicaps as he may be able to form a combined teams from different clubs. Like wise, if your club has players that are willing to be a reserve for any club also let him know.

Jono will then collate the teams and decide if:
a) We am going to have a Monday or Tuesday or both for AC interclub (this will depend on how many teams there are and their preferences.
b) If he needs to alter any divisions.

Once Jono gets all this information he will let clubs know which day AC inter club is and the new criteria (if any) ASAP. He will then ask clubs for final team names for AC interclub, Johnson and GC interclub. This will need to be with Jono round 18 August and he will then work on the draws etc and have them ready for the club captains for 22 Sept.

Interclub is due to start around the 5 Oct onwards (depending on teams etc) and finish round the 8 Dec

The CCA play-off tentative dates and venues are:

Event Date Venue
Beginners Day Sun 2 Dec St James
AC inter club play offs early Dec United
GC inter club Play off early Dec United
Johnson Play off Sat 8, Sun 9 Dec St Martins
CCA Arthur Ross play-off Sun 10 Feb Barrington
CCA Don Reyland play-off Sun 17 Feb Elmwood
AC silver badge Sun 3 March Barrington
GG silver badge Sun 10 March Holmes Park
Atkins final 9 or 16 April Fendalton depending on format
CCA closing day early April yet to be decided

Trans Tasman AC Test started

The Trans-Tasman Test series has just started on Monday 23 April 2018 at the Wynnum Croquet Club in Brisbane, Australia.

Commentaries and results are now on Croquet Scores.

The format of this event is three two-day tests between Australia and New Zealand. Each test consists of 1 day of doubles (4 different mixed doubles pairing), and one day of singles (single gender – 4 women’s and 4 men’s), and the matches are all Best-of-Three, with time limits of 3hr, 3hr and 2hr (cumulative).

The teams are (in playing order):
New Zealand
Greg Bryant (Captain)
Aiken Hakes
Chris Shilling
Josh Freeth,
Jenny Clarke
Nina Mayard-Husson
Alison Robinson
Pam Fisher

Malcolm Fletcher
Edward Wilson
Greg Fletcher
Stephen Forster
Claire Bassett
Rosemary Landrebe
Alison Sharpe
Alix Verge