6th Women's World Golf Croquet Championships hosted by Croquet Hawke's Bay 2-9 February 2019
All the Players and some of the Organising Committee, Managers & Tournament Director

This photo was taken by Willy Ransfield of Design Studio who made the scoreboards. He framed it and donated it with the instructions that it be auctioned at the Presentation Dinner with the proceeds to go to Cranford Hospice. The winning bid was from the Heretaunga Croquet Club for $750.

NZ Players and Officials - 6th Women's World Golf Croquet Championships hosted by Croquet Hawke's Bay 2-9 February 2019.

Left to right: Jenny Clarke (Canterbury) Ashley Cooke (Bay of Plenty) Helen Reeves (Hawkes Bay) John Christie (Tournament Director Thames Valley) Sue Truman (Waikato King Country) Ann Sharp (Otago) Phyllis Young (Thames Valley) Moya Lewis (Taranaki) Eleanor Ross (Nelson) Pat Anderton (Counties Manukau) Marion Taylor (Auckland) Sally Cole (Auckland) Dallas Cooke (Bay of Plenty) Sonya Sedgwick (Hawkes Bay) Geoff Young (Manager Thames Valley)
Sue Roberts (Bay of Plenty) Annie Henry (Nelson)

2018/19 New Zealand Men’s and Women’s Championships

The 2018/19 New Zealand Men’s and Women’s Championships were held at Rangatira Croquet Club from Wednesday 20th to Sunday 24th February.  Eight mixed doubles pairs vied for the doubles crown while there were eight players in both the Men’s and Women’s Singles Championships.

The Mixed Doubles Championship saw Steve Jones (Manawatu-Wanganui) and Alison Robinson (Wellington) reclaim the title the last won in 2016.  Jones and Robinson won 5 of their 6 games on the way to claiming the title, only dropping one game to Dennis Bulloch (Manawatu-Wanganui) and Janet Boutel (Wellington) in section play.  John Christie (Thames Valley) and Pamela Fisher (Waikato-King Country) finished second.

In the Women’s Singles Championship, Nina Mayard-Husson (Wellington) won her third straight Women’s title.  Mayard-Husson didn’t drop a game on her way to the final before overcoming Fisher in the final 26-21, 26-21.  Fisher fought hard to make the final with both of her previous matches going to the third and deciding game.  Bonnie Johnstone (South Taranaki) won the plate.

With both Aiken Hakes and Greg Bryant not competing, this year would see a new Men’s champion crowned for the first time in 6 years.  The final was played between Bulloch and Christie and with the best of 3 match tied at 1-all, time ran out to complete the match and the title was shared. Peter Filbee (South Taranaki) won the plate.

For the full results click here.

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