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)

2019 GC Invitation Results

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.


For full scores, click on the links below:

Yvonne Yeates Invitation

Duncan Dixon Invitation

Geoff Young Invitation

Gordon Smith Invitation 


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