Atkins and Twilight draws published

The draw, contact information, rules and reporting sheets are now on the website at https://croquetcanterbury.com/atkins-trophy/.
The draw has been updated from the original draw that was sent to clubs a few days ago.

The new Twilight GC interclub draw, contact information, rules and reporting sheets are now on the website at https://croquetcanterbury.com/twilight-gc/
There will be some changes as some teams have withdrawn.

CCA AC Grades

The AC grades were played on the 5 and 6 January 2019  at St Martins Croquet  Club in some very hot conditions with 13 entries (2 from South Canterbury) split into 3 grades.

The tournament was managed by Jonathan Hart who also played.

0 to 3 (4 entries)

Graham Simpson (South Canterbury) won all his games and the event. Runner up was John Hearnshaw.

4 to 8 (6 entries)

Jonathan Hart also won all his games to win the event. Geraldine Murphy and Owen Evans won three of their five games, but Geraldine was runner up on net points.

9 to 16 (3 entries)

This event was played as a double round robin. Lyn Dawson and Bob Eathorne won three of their four games but Lyn won on net points.

More detailed results can be found on croquet scores: croquetscores.com/2019/ac/cca-grades

Graham Simpson, winner of the 0-3 grade with CCA president Owen Evans
Jonathan Hart, winner of the 4-8 with CCA president, Owen Evans
Lyn Dwson, winner of the 9-16 with manager Jonathan Hart

2018 Interclub results

Below are results for the Johnson memorial, GC Interclub and the AC Interclub

Johnson Memorial

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)

Full results of all games are on Croquet Scores:  croquetscores.com/2018/ac/cca-johnson

Team names, draws, rules and past winners are on the Johnson Memorial page.

The seven teams in the play-off knockout

Golf Croquet Interclub

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.

Full results of all games are on Croquet Scores:  croquetscores.com/2018/gc/cca-interclub-singles. Note that the Net Hoops column does not apply to this competition.

Team names, draws, rules and past winners are on the GC Interclub page.

Association Croquet Interclub

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.

Full results of all games are on Croquet Scores:  croquetscores.com/2018/ac/cca-interclub.  Note that the Net Hoops column does not apply to this competition.

Team names, draws, rules and past winners are on the AC Interclub page.

Jenny Clarke wins the Australian Open

Congratulations to Jenny Clarke who has had a great week by winning the Australian AC Open held in Cairnlea, Victoria.

She beat Australian Alison Sharpe in a four-game final.

All results are on Croquet Scores which also has commentaries on games two, three and four of the final.

Jenny and Trevor Bassett also won the Australian AC Doubles beating Alison Sharpe and Jim Nicholls in the final.

Doubles results are also on Croquet Scores.

South Island Championship – Entries and billets wanted

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:

  • Open Doubles
  • Open Singles
  • Singles 0 to 3
  • Singles 4 and over

Billets

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.
Contact Owen Evans, phone: 338 8294, email: ogevans@xtra.co.nz