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)

Chris Clarke

Chris Clarke

Chris, aged 43, lives in Christchurch, having emigrated from England a decade ago. Chris has won the AC worlds twice and is the only player to win the MacRobertson Shield for different countries, having won all six events he has competed in.

Chris is currently NZ’s top ranked golf croquet player and has just won the NZ GC Open Doubles with Ian Burridge. Chris was the last Englishman to win a medal at the GC Worlds and now hopes to win one for NZ.

Chris has been one of the World’s top players since the 1980s. During this time he has achieved many successes including 2 AC World Championships and being part of winning MacRobertson for both Great Britain and New Zealand.

Chris volunteers a huge amount of his time to croquet (looking after the United lawns, having held or currently holding a range of administration positions at United Croquet and Canterbury Croquet and as a previous youth squad coach and current AC selector for Croquet NZ)