The 2018-19 CNZ tournament calendar concluded over the past weekend with the completion of the Golf Croquet Invitations. During a hotly contested finish to the season, three of the four GC Invitations had to be decided on count back.
In the Yvonne Yeates Invitation, it was the Auckland duo of Josh Freeth and Hamish McIntosh who found themselves tied at the top of the table, both winning 8 of their 9 matches throughout the weekend. With the pair tied on wins and net games, the title was determined by net hoops where Freeth was victorious, having a +6 advantage over McIntosh.
The Duncan Dixon Invitation was the sole event over the weekend to have an outright winner, Angus Coulter (Bay of Plenty). Coulter won 8 matches on his way to securing the title, dropping only one match and four total games in the process. Jeffery Gatchell (Manawatu-Wanganui) was the runner-up having won 7 of his 9 matches.
It was a three-way tie at the top of the table in the Geoff Young Invitation with Seddon Polglase (Waikato-King Country), Tim Brooker (Waikato-King Country) and Roger Adamson (Counties-Manukau) all having 7 wins each. With the title decided by net games, it was Polglase who prevailed +1 over both Adamson and Brooker. Adamson then edge Brooker for second with superior net hoops.
In the Gordon Smith Invitation, it was Te Kiri King (Sth Taranaki) who was crowned champion on net games over John Morgan (Otago). After 7 rounds, both King and Morgan had accumulated 6 wins. It was King’s ability to win matches in straight games (5 of 6 wins were 2-0) that proved the difference.
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