1-5 November 2023 – North Island AC Championships

1-5 November 2023 – North Island AC Championships

CNZ North Island AC Championships

Held by Croquet Auckland

Wednesday 1st to Sunday 5th November 2023 at 8:30am

Tier 1 Event

Manager Nelson Morrow

Ph: 021 107 7787                        Email: nelson_morrow@btinternet.com

Assistant Manager Anne Mortimer (TBC)

Ph: 021 134 6313                        Email: wambonz1921@gmail.com

Referee Jim Wardle

Ph: 09 489 7729                           Email:pukekojim@gmail.com

Headquarters Epsom/Remuera Croquet Club, 259 Gillies Ave, Epsom.
Club House Any clubhouse fee, up to $5 per day, will be charged to all competing players only for the days present.
Entries Allocation Date: Wednesday 6th September 2023

Entries close Wednesday 11th October 2023
Entries may be limited due to the number of lawns available. When this occurs, entries received prior to the allocation date will be accepted with priority being given to the highest ranked players registered. Entries will be accepted in order of receipt between allocation date and entries closing for any available places.
Register online at www.croquet.org.nz

Entry Fees Open Singles: $75

Doubles – $30 per player

Late entries may be accepted on application to the manager.


  1. North Island Open Championship: Open to all. Play will commence with single game block play leading to a seeded knockout draw. Challenge Trophy presented by Residents of Palmerston North.
    Biennial Event – 2021–2022 Winner – Not held

1(a) North Island Open Plate: Format to be decided upon providing competitors with a full playing schedule.  June Aitken Memorial Trophy.
Biennial Event – 2021–2022 Winner – Not held

  1. North Island Championship Doubles: Method of play will be determined once entries are received. Challenge Trophies – Cups presented by Mr J.A. Nash, MP and Croquet Hawke’s Bay.
    Biennial Event – 2021–2022 Winners – Not held


  1. Entries may be limited to the top 20 entrants to events 1 and 1(a). Time limits may be imposed.
  2. Event 2 will be played on Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd November 2023.
  3. Events 1 and 1(a), will commence at 8:30am, Friday 3rd November 2023.
  4. The best player within each of the handicap ranges of 0 to 3.5 and 4+ will be identified and trophies presented at tournament-end.

          0 to 3.5 – Challenge Trophy presented by Mrs D Currin.  2021-2022 – Winner – Not Held

          4+ – Challenge Cup, Hawken Cup. 2021-2022 – Winner – Not Held

  1. Nominal hoop dimensions will be set to the widest axis of any ball to be used on the lawn plus 1/32nd of an inch with an upwards tolerance of zero and a downwards tolerance of 1/64th of an inch.
  2. Quadway hoops will be used.