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.
The CNZ South Island AC Championship will be played in Canterbury Wednesday 12 to Sunday 16 December 2018. Headquarters is United Croquet Club and other clubs may be used if required. Canterbury players are encouraged to enter. You can enter via the CNZ website.
Events will be:
Singles 0 to 3
Singles 4 and over
Accommodation is needed for players entering the Championships. We are canvassing players right across the country to enter this event. As you will appreciate, travelling from another part of the country to play in a croquet competition may be a fair hunk of dosh, so we can make it easier for players to enter if some kind members of our croquet fraternity could host some players as billets for this event. Please let our Accommodation Officer know what may be offered. You may charge for a billet, typically between $30 and $50. To be negotiated.
Contact Owen Evans, phone: 338 8294, email: email@example.com