Maud Trainor Competition


Until 2010, the competition ran as a singles and doubles AC event in the 3rd week of February. Subsequently, golf croquet was added, but in 2016 the tournament became solely a handicap GC Swiss event.


Entries are open for 2019 to be held at United Croquet Club on four consecutive Fridays from 3 to 24 May 2019 with Friday 31 May reserved as a rain day.

To be eligible, players must have been born before 3 May 1954. To be eligible to win you must play at least 6 of the 8 games.

Two one-hour handicap singles games will be played each morning with a break between for eating, drinking and socialising. Report at 9:45 am. As it is approaching winter, start time will be at the discretion of the manager subject to lawn conditions.

Cost is $4 per morning. Please give 24-hours notice if you can’t attend any morning.

Entry form
Entries to Philippa Porter by Tuesday 9 April 2019 or complete the form below.


The Maud Trainor competition was set up by former CCA President, Senior Referee and Life Member to foster social croquet for the over 65’s. It began in 1981 and Maud herself played in it for 25 years, and until 2015 presented the edible prizes to the winner and runner-up.
Maud passed away in June 2016, six months before her 100th birthday.

Maud Trainor

A short report of the 2018 event is here.

Past results (GC)

Year Winner  


2018 Betty Inglewood (Fendalton Park) Vilna Gough-Jones (Fendalton Park)
2017 Louis Inglewood  (Fendalton Park) Kay Blackburn (St James Park)
2016 Gill Hindshaw  (Fendalton Park) Bill Worley (United)