Johnson Memorial Competition

 

The Johnson Memorial competition started in 1987. A shield, the Johnson Memorial Trophy, was donated by their family to commemorate Rhoda and Eddy Johnson. Rhoda was a President of the CCA and South Island Vice President of the New Zealand Croquet Council.

It is a Handicap Doubles Association Croquet Tournament played over a number of Saturday mornings in the first half of the season leading to a play off in December. It often allows an inexperienced player to be mentored by an experienced player to assist in learning tactics and stroke play.

Results

Block results
Blue:

Winner: St James (Jono Hart, Marguaritte Rogers)
Runner-up: Holmes Park (Allan Cook, Rita Yardley)
Red:
Winner: St James (Patsy Clegg, Koreene Fowler)
Runner-up: United (Sally Jeffcott, Kevin Cusack)
Black:
Winner: Rangiora (Neville Turner, Lyn Turner)
Runner-up: United (Geraldine Murphy, Pam Hurst)
Yellow:
Winner: United (Tony O’Donnell, Lena Metcalf)
Runner-up: Barrington (Hugh  Thomson, Gretchen Tong)

Again the playoffs were played under hot sunshine and on fast lawns at United.

Semifinals:
United Yellow beat St James Blue
Rangiora Black beat St James Red

Final
United Yellow (with Tony Thompson standing in for Lena) beat Rangiora Black 8-6

Results on Croquet Scores: https://croquetscores.com/2017/ac/cca-johnson
Note that defaulted games are entered with a score of 99-98. This gives the correct game score, but the net hoops will be out by 1.

Draw

CCA Johnson Draw 2017 v3 (Updated 5 October 2017)

Rules

CCA Johnson Competition Regs 2017

Results form

Johnson results form c 2017

Previous winners

Year Winner Runner-up
2017/18 Tony O’Donnell & Lena Metcalf (United) Neville Turner & Lyn Turner (Rangiora)
2016/17 Geraldine Murphy & Pam Hurst (United)  Neville Turner & Lyn Turner (Rangiora)
2015/16  Diane Barnes & Sue Stott (Edgeware)  Geraldine Murphy & Pam Hurst (United)
2014/15 Edgeware
Diane Barnes & Sue Stott
United
Geraldine Murphy & Pam Hurst
2014/15 United
Chris Clarke & Tony Thomson
Barrington Park
Ian Campbell & Graeme Thomas
2013/14 United
Jared Keeman & Irene McGahey
United
Tony O’Donnell &
2012/13 St James Park
Jonathan Hart & Ken Kinzett
 St James Park
2011/12 St James Park
Rodger Lane & Ken Kinzett
United
John Prince & Bruce McLay
2010/11 Kaiapoi
Frank Williams & Ross Heasley
Barrington Park
Rita Yardley & Dennis Welham

 

PLAYING RULES

Saturday morning interclub handicap doubles, using Results Form C
A. MATCH DATES
Match dates will be as shown in the CCA Calendar – see our website croquetcanterbury.com Dates will be confirmed after entries are received.
B. PLAYOFF COMPETITION
Playoffs will be at United Croquet Club on the 11 December 2016 subject to weather.
If postponed, the Final will be moved to a convenient date later in the season as advised by the Tournament Convenor. Details will be notified nearer the time.
C. THE JOHNSON MEMORIAL TROPHY COMPETITION
The competition consists of preliminary rounds of block play and play-offs according to the attached Rules 1 – 14. The winners of each block will then compete in a final playoff tournament arranged by the Tournament Convenor. Teams entering the competition are required to be available to compete in the final.
The pairs of players entering the play-offs shall be those who played in the majority of the preliminary rounds. In exceptional cases, where one such player of a pair is unable to compete for health or other reasons, another player who has a handicap greater than or equal to the unavailable player may be substituted for the playoff tournament.
Any disputes arising on this or other issues shall be resolved by a binding decision of the CCA Tournament Committee.
D. PLAYING RULES
1. MATCHES
All matches are to be played with a 3 hour time limit. (Regulation 8.)
2. HOURS OF PLAY
All games are to be played between 9.00 am to 12 noon.
2. LATENESS
If a player, through misadventure, arrives later than 9.00 am, it is permissible for their game to commence late – but no later than 9.15 am. Such games should still have a 3- hour time limit. If the game is not commenced by 9.15 am, the game shall be forfeited.
4. LAWNS
All games will be played on large lawns – either standard lawns, or lawns near to that size. The host club is responsible for dressing the lawns ready for 9.00 am play.
5. BALLS
All balls used must be approved balls – Dawson International strongly preferred.
6. HANDICAPS
The handicap must be the current handicap on the day of the match. All competitors must produce their handicap cards at the start of play to verify their handicap. If a player fails to produce their card at the time of the game, they will have 7 days to show their card to the Tournament Convenor and be required to get the index verified and initialed by the club handicapper before they play in future rounds. Substitute games in place of forfeited or defaulted ones shall not be played.
8. PLAYERS
One named player must play in the team. A substitute is only to play if a named player is not available (and cannot be another competitor having a bye). If both teams cannot play on the given day, teams must notify the host club and also advise the Tournament Convenor when the match is to be played.
9. POSTPONEMENTS
Any postponed block play matches must be completed 5 days before the play offs and Club Captains must liaise with the Tournament Convener as to when it is to be played. If this is not possible then these teams will score 0 points.
10. DEFAULTING
If, for any reason, a game is defaulted by a team, a win is recorded to the opposing team.
11. PLAYING HANDICAPS
Any game in which a player from the winning team is found to be playing on the lower handicap, that game shall be defaulted to the opposing team. If any players from both sides are playing with an incorrect handicap during any game, the game shall be regarded as not played and no points will be gained by either side.
12. DRAWS
If there is a draw between teams at the end of the event, the format for deciding the winners and runners-up will be based on
a. Number of wins
b. Net Points (Points for less Points Against)
13. PEGGING OUT
Teams are reminded that the Laws relating to pegging out in handicap play apply.
14. RESULTS
Both team captains must ensure that results are reported to the Tournament Convenor. Preferably, results forms should be checked, scanned and emailed by both clubs to the Tournament Convenor within 24 hours of play. Club Captains must keep a hard copy of each round’s results until Closing Day of the season. The Tournament Committee may discount games for which results are lacking.

Tournament Convenor:
Philippa Porter
Telephone: 021 040 3408
Email: nandpporter@xtra.co.nz
Address:  33A Merrin Street,  Avonhead, Christchurch  8042