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Peter Couch wins the CCA AC handicap

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.

Full results are on CroquetScores at
See past winners at

Winner Peter Couch, with tournament manager, Tony O’Donnell
Winner Peter Couch, with tournament manager, Tony O’Donnell
Runner-up John Hearnshaw, with tournament manager, Tony O’Donnell


Atkins and Twilight draws published

The draw, contact information, rules and reporting sheets are now on the website at
The draw has been updated from the original draw that was sent to clubs a few days ago.

The new Twilight GC interclub draw, contact information, rules and reporting sheets are now on the website at
There will be some changes as some teams have withdrawn.

CCA AC Grades

The AC grades were played on the 5 and 6 January 2019  at St Martins Croquet  Club in some very hot conditions with 13 entries (2 from South Canterbury) split into 3 grades.

The tournament was managed by Jonathan Hart who also played.

0 to 3 (4 entries)

Graham Simpson (South Canterbury) won all his games and the event. Runner up was John Hearnshaw.

4 to 8 (6 entries)

Jonathan Hart also won all his games to win the event. Geraldine Murphy and Owen Evans won three of their five games, but Geraldine was runner up on net points.

9 to 16 (3 entries)

This event was played as a double round robin. Lyn Dawson and Bob Eathorne won three of their four games but Lyn won on net points.

More detailed results can be found on croquet scores:

Graham Simpson, winner of the 0-3 grade with CCA president Owen Evans
Jonathan Hart, winner of the 4-8 with CCA president, Owen Evans
Lyn Dwson, winner of the 9-16 with manager Jonathan Hart

Jenny Clarke wins the Australian Open

Congratulations to Jenny Clarke who has had a great week by winning the Australian AC Open held in Cairnlea, Victoria.

She beat Australian Alison Sharpe in a four-game final.

All results are on Croquet Scores which also has commentaries on games two, three and four of the final.

Jenny and Trevor Bassett also won the Australian AC Doubles beating Alison Sharpe and Jim Nicholls in the final.

Doubles results are also on Croquet Scores.

South Island Championship – Entries and billets wanted

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:

  • Open Doubles
  • Open Singles
  • 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:

Interclub, Johnson and GC KO draws posted

The draws for the AC Interclub, GC Interclub, Johnson Memorial and the GC Knock-out were distributed to clubs at the Club Captains’ meeting on Saturday 22 September held at United Club.

The draws are now on the website and can be viewed online or downloaded for printing.

Details are on the web pages below:
GC Interclub begins Friday 5 October (12 Oct for division 1)

GC Knock-out begins Sunday 7 October
AC Interclub begins on Tuesday 9 October 2018
Johnson Memorial begins Saturday 13 October