16-20 March 2024 – Top 8 AC Invitation (CA Silver Tray)

16-20 March 2024 – Top 8 AC Invitation (CA Silver Tray)

CNZ Top 8 AC Invitation Event

Competing for the Croquet Association Silver Tray

Held by Croquet Nelson

Saturday 16th to Wednesday 20th March 2024 at 8.30am

Tier 1 Event

Manager Player Managed
Local Contact Annie Henry. 

Ph: 022 397 9303                        Email: annienz2017@outlook.com

Referee TBC
Headquarters Nelson-Hinemoa Croquet Club, Cnr Haven & Halifax Sts, Nelson
Club House Any clubhouse fee, up to $5 per day, will be charged to all competing players only for the days present.
Expressions of Interest Expressions of Interest to be selected close on Thursday 11th January 2024.
Complete your Expression of Interest at www.croquet.org.nz.
Announcement The players selected will be announced on Thursday 18th January 2024.

The winner will hold The Croquet Association Silver Tray for one year.
2022–2023 Winner – Paddy Chapman


  1. Selection by invitation of the best 8 available players.
  2. Advanced Singles Play (Championship).
  3. The format will be a double round robin of single games. If possible the event will be played over 4 days.
  4. If there is a tie for first on games won, the winner will be decided by a play-off, if time permits, otherwise net hoops will be the decider.
  5. Nominal hoop dimensions will be set at 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 downward tolerance of 1/64th of an inch.
  6. A badge will be presented to a first-time winner and badges to first-time competitors in any CNZ Invitation.
  7. Double-banking may be required.
  8. Quadway hoops will be used.