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 an Association Croquet Handicap Doubles Tournament generally played over a number of Saturday mornings in the first half of the season followed by a set of play-offs. It often allows an inexperienced player to be mentored by an experienced player to assist in learning tactics and stroke play.
The following Rules also contain dates, competition format and a blank scoring form:
CCA Johnson Memorial Rules 2020
Results can be viewed on Croquet Scores at https://croquetscores.com/2020/ac/cca-johnson-3
Defaulted games are entered with a score annotation of W (win) and D (default), i.e. are shown with a score of 0W-0D.
|2019/20||Chris Clarke & Myles Duggan||Tony O’Donnell & Tim Slack|
|2018/19||Marguaritte Rogers & Wendy Robinson (St James Park)||Tony O’Donnell & Lena Metcalf (United)|
|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)|
Diane Barnes & Sue Stott
Geraldine Murphy & Pam Hurst
Chris Clarke & Tony Thomson
Ian Campbell & Graeme Thomas
Jared Keeman & Irene McGahey
Tony O’Donnell &
|2012/13||St James Park
Jonathan Hart & Ken Kinzett
|St James Park|
|2011/12||St James Park
Rodger Lane & Ken Kinzett
John Prince & Bruce McLay
Frank Williams & Ross Heasley
Rita Yardley & Dennis Welham
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
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.
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.
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.
All balls used must be approved balls – Dawson International strongly preferred.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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