The Johnson Memorial competition was played in three blocks (blue, black and red) of six pairs.
The block rounds were scheduled to be played on Saturday mornings from 6 October to 24 November 2018. However, because of bad weather, many games had to rescheduled and the last game was played on 4 December.
Seven pairs played in the final on Sunday 9 December 2018. This was played as a knockout.
2018/19 winners were Marguaritte Rogers & Wendy Robinson (St James Park red)
Runners-up were Tony O’Donnell & Lena Metcalf (United black 2)
The GC interclub was played in three divisions. Games were scheduled to be played on Fridays, but weather meant that several games were played at other times.
Division 1 had seven teams and played from 12 October to 7 December 2018.
Hornby and United B won 5 of their 6 games. Teams get 2 point for each outright match win and 1.5 points for a match won on net hoops with a 5-5 game score. United made 9.5 points against 9 points for Hornby, so United is the winner. The results on Croquet Scores shows net games (labelled Net Hoops) which does not apply to this competition.
Division 2 was played in two blocks of six teams. Block play was 5 October to 23 November 2018 and the playoffs from 30 November to 7 December again because of weather.
The top two teams from each block played a knockout with Cashmere winning and Holmes Park runner-up.
Division 3 was played in two blocks of seven teams. Block play was 5 October to 30 November 2018 and the playoff was played 21 December between the block winners, both Rangiora. The final match result was 5 games each with equal net hoops, so the two Rangiora teams are first equal.
The AC interclub was played as a single division. It started with eight teams, but Rangiora pulled out leaving seven teams. United Black and Holmes Park both won five matches but United won on competition points.
Congratulations to Chris and Jenny Clarke who won the NZ AC Open Doubles by winning all of their games. The event was played from Saturday 5 to Monday 9 January at Mount Maunganui. The singles will be played 10 to 13 January.
Paul Skinley and Harps Tahurangi (Wellington) were runners-up.
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.
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