Can you please put some thing on website about silver badges
Not sure if any thing went up bout AC, if sorry sorry for double up, if not here it is
The AC Silver Badge was played at Barrington Park Croquet Club on 2 March with 6 people, 3 in the 4-9 grade and 3 in the 10-16 grade.
The winners were Leo Van OoSten (4-9) winning 3 out of 3 games
and Kevin Cusack (10-16) winning 3 out of 3 games.
The GC Silver Badge was played in damp conditions at United on 10 March.
There were 4 people in -6 to 2, 5 people in 3 to 5, 4 people in 6 to 8 and 6 people in 9-16.
-6 to 2 was run as a double round robin with Jonathan Hart (St James Park) winning all 6 games,
3 to 5 was single block with Josh Winter (Cashmere) being the overall winner winning 3 out of 4 games.
6 to 8 was also run as a double block with Hugh Catto (Holmes Park) winner (4/6). The last game happened to be the final against Cashmere Gay Jones
9 to 16 was a single round, with Flyn Mosses Jones (Cashmere) winning all 6 games.
The Canterbury secondary schools GC competition was played at Barrington Park Croquet Club on Wednesday 13 March.
11 teams competed enthusiastically for the 4 places we have in the national finals being held in Canterbury on 7th and 8th September. Although skill and experience varied there was no lack of enthusiasm and everybody’s game responded to the challenges. Of those registered and eligible to qualify, the following teams have been nominated to represent Canterbury:
1. Myles Duggan & Levi Franks from Cashmere High School
2. Josh Winter & James Duggan from Cashmere High School
3. Yani Rutherford & Molly Campbell from St Margaret’s College
4. Hazel Skjellerup & Dylan Hunter from Rudolf Steiner School
The CCA play-offs of the Don Reyland Stars Tournament were played Sunday 17 February 2019 at Elmwood Croquet Club.
The winner was not decided until the very last round, with 5/6 people having a chance at winning the play offs coming into the last round.
The winner was Josh Winter (Cashmere) from Alan Belcher (Hornby) on net points as each had the same number of wins.
Josh will represent Canterbury in the national final to be played at the Morrinsville Croquet Club Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March 2019. The winner receives a gold star and the runner-up receives a silver star. The Don Reylands Starts Tournament is a golf croquet handicap singles tournament played at club, association and national events.
The 2019 GC Women’s World Championship is being played at Heretaunga and Marewa croquet clubs, Hawkes Bay 2 to 9 February 2019.
United member Jenny Clarke reached the semi-final where she was beaten by Soha Mostafa of Egypt. The match went to the full five games and Soha won the final game 7-6. The other three players in the semis are all from Egypt. Thirteen of the 56-strong field are from Egypt and everyone of them made it to the 32-player knockout.
The 2019 Canterbury Croquet AC Open was contested by 6 players. This entry is typical of many AC events and indicates the declining numbers of AC players in local clubs. A number of Christchurch clubs now have few if any AC players. By way of contrast, the number of GC club members continues to rise.
The Open was held at the St James Park Club in Christchurch on 2 and 3 February 2019. The lawns were running close to 12 seconds and the “Quadway” hoops were firm. These conditions were the reason for the low scores by players and the only peg outs were by runner-up Peter Parkinson (2) and the ultimate winner Ian Campbell (1).
The CCA GC Grades were played on Waitangi Day, Wednesday 6 February 2019.
The premier, senior and primary grades were played at Fendalton Park Croquet Club and managed by Vilna Gough-Jones. The intermediate grade was played at Cashmere Croquet Club and was managed by Janet Scott.
The premier grade, with 6 entries, was won by Jason Hodgett (Aorangi) with Logan McCorkindale (Waireka) runner-up.
The senior grade, with 8 entries, was won by Josh Winter (Cashmere) with Joan Simpson (Aorangi) runner-up.
The intermediate grade, with 7 entries, was won by Rachel McLeod (Cashmere) with runner-up Levi Franks (Cashmere).
The primary grade, with 10 entries, was won by Flynn Moses-Jones (Cashmere) with Mark Winter (Cashmere) runner-up.