The CCA play-offs of the Don Reyland Stars Tournament were played Sunday 17 February 2019 at Elmwood Croquet Club.
The winner was not decided until the very last round, with 5/6 people having a chance at winning the play offs coming into the last round.
The winner was Josh Winter (Cashmere) from Alan Belcher (Hornby) on net points as each had the same number of wins.
Josh will represent Canterbury in the national final to be played at the Morrinsville Croquet Club Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March 2019. The winner receives a gold star and the runner-up receives a silver star. The Don Reylands Starts Tournament is a golf croquet handicap singles tournament played at club, association and national events.
There were 8 entries for the CCA AC Handicap Singles so was double banked using both Holmes Park’s lawns on the weekend 19-20 January.
It was run as two blocks with a super final where players played the equivalent ranked player in the other block giving two games on each day.
The lawns were in very good condition and the food was tasty and plentiful. The weather was very pleasant although the norwester made Saturday afternoon hot and gusty.
Both Peter Couch and John Hearnshaw won all three games in their respective blocks with Peter winning the cup for a sixth time making the Golden Hoop when scores were tied fourteen all at the end of regular play.