17-19 November 2023 – Third 16 GC Invitation (Gordon Smith)

17-19 November 2023 – Third 16 GC Invitation (Gordon Smith)

CNZ Third 16 GC Invitation Event

Competing for the Gordon Smith Trophy

Held by Croquet Auckland

Friday 17th to Sunday 19th November 2023 at 8:30am

Manager   Ronnie Richardson

Ph: 027 492 4270                         Email: ronnier@actrix.co.nz

Referee   Jan Butcher

Ph: 022 528 9037                        Email: jbutcher@xtra.co.nz

Headquarters   Takapuna Croquet Club, 8 Auburn St, Takapuna
Club House   A clubhouse fee of $5 per day will be paid by all competing players to the host club (includes tea, coffee and refreshments)
Expressions of Interest   Expressions of Interest to be selected close on Thursday 14th September 2023.
Complete your Expressions of Interest at www.croquet.org.nz.
Announcement   The players selected will be announced on Thursday 21st September 2023.

Winner will hold the Gordon Smith Trophy, presented by Gordon Smith, for one year.
2022–2023 Winner – Kevin Freeth


  1. Selection by invitation of up to 16 players.
  2. The method of play will be determined once the number of entries has been finalised, based on a full tournament’s play for all participants.
  3. A badge will be presented to a first-time winner and badges to first-time competitors in any CNZ Invitation.
  4. Nominal hoop dimensions will be set at the largest ball plus 1/32nd of an inch with an upwards tolerance of zero and a downward tolerance of 1/64th of an inch.
  5. Games may be double banked.
  6. Quadway hoops will be used.
  7. Optional promotion to the Second 10 GC Invitation is possible should there be withdrawals from that event.