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Steve Jones

Steve Jones

CROQUET PROFILE – Steve Jones

 

Updated August 2016

                                               

Year started playing croquet:                        1957                 Age:               65

Year started tournament croquet:     1978                Occupation:    Writer

 

Club membership:

 

2010- :                         Rangatira, Dannevirke, New Zealand

2003-2011:                  Bribie Island, Queensland, Australia

1999-2003:                  Windsor, Brisbane, Australia

1991-2001; 2015- :      Wellington Municipal, New Zealand

1987-1989; 2012-2015:           Hastings, New Zealand

1990-1999:                  Naenae, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

1982-1990; 1992-1999: Waimarie, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

1979-1981:                  Coal Research Establishment Cronies Club, England

1978-1981:                  Cheltenham, England

 

Croquet Representation:

 

INTERNATIONAL:     MacRobertson Shield team: 1990, 1993, 1996, 2000 (Captain),

2006 (Australia, Reserve), 2010 (Australia, Team Coach/Manager)

NZ Representative: 1990, 1996

Trans Tasman Test team: 1994, 1995, 1999 (Captain),

2009 (Australia, Team Coach)

North-west England Representative: 2010

Sonoma World Championship: 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1997, 2000

WCF World Championship:  1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2008, 2012,

2013, 2016

 

PROVINCIAL:            Wellington v Manawatu: 1994, 1997

Queensland (Interstate Cup): 2006, 2008

 

Croquet Playing Achievements:

 

Summary:

NZ MacRobertson Shield 4

NZ Trans Tasman Test 3

Sonoma World Championship 1

NZ National Titles: 15

NZ Open 1

NZ Open Doubles 4

 

2016:   NZ Mixed Doubles – Runner-up (with Alison Robinson)

2013:   NZ Medals, Silver (Winner)

2011:   NZ Veterans Open Singles Champion

2006:   Member of Australlian MacRobertson Shield team (Reserve)

2006:   Member of winning Queensland Interstate Cup team

2000:   Captain of NZ MacRobertson Shield team

1999:   Captain of NZ Trans Tasman Test team

1999:   NZ Open Doubles – Runner-up (with Toby Garrison)

1998:   NZ Open Doubles Champion (with Toby Garrison)

1998:   NZ Mallets, Silver (Runner-up)

1997:   NZ Open Doubles Champion (with Paul Skinley)

1997:   Senior A Silver Badge

1997:   Senior A Silver Badge (Northern)

1996:   Member of NZ MacRobertson Shield team

1996:   NZ Open Champion  

1996:   Senior A Silver Badge

1995:   Member of NZ Trans Tasman Test team

1995:   NZ Open Doubles Champion (with Paul Skinley)

1994:   Member of NZ Trans Tasman Test team

1994:   NZ President’s Invitation 16 – Runner-up

1993:   Member of NZ MacRobertson Shield team

1993:   NZ Open Doubles – Runner-up (with Brian Wislang)

1993:   President’s Invitation 16 – Runner-up

1992:   NZ Open – Runner-up

1992:   Senior A Silver Badge

1991:   North Island Championships – Mens Champion

1991:   North Island Championships – Doubles Champion (with Aaron Westerby)

1991:   President’s Invitation 16 – Runner-up

1990:   Member of NZ MacRobertson Shield team

1990:   Sonoma World Championship – Runner-up

1989:   Sonoma World Championship – Winner

1989:   NZ Open Doubles Champion (with Tony Stephens)

1988:   NZ Medals, Bronze (Runner-up)

1987:   NZ President’s Invitation 1st Eight – Winner

1987:   NZI National Handicap Singles – Winner

1983:   NZ President’s Invitation 1st Eight – Runner-up

 

Team Management:

 

2008-2011: Australia Team Coach

2010:          Team Coach & Manager, Australian MacRobertson Shield team

1995:           Manager, Lower NI Teams event

 

Croquet Administration:

 

2008-2011: Senior Vice President, Australian Croquet Association

1997- 2000:     NZCC Executive member

1995:          Wellington Croquet Association (WCA): Immediate Past President

1993-1994: WCA President

1994:          WCA Referee

1991-1992: President, Naenae Croquet Club

1991-1992: WCA Vice President

1987-89:     WCA Handicapper

1985-86:     WCA Hutt Valley Regional Representative

 

Other Achievements:

 

Author: “Peel Appeal”, published March 1997

Triple peels achieved in matches: 536

 

Croquet Qualifications:

 

Referee

Coach (Level 2)

 

Other Hobbies/Interests:

Writing, music, food and wine appreciation, astronomy, travel