Author Archives: John Yarrall

Jenny Clarke inducted to the World Croquet Federation Hall of Fame

Congratulations to our club member Jenny Clarke for being inducted into the World Croquet Federation Hall of Fame. Below is the citation on the WCF website Jenny Clarke (New Zealand) began playing croquet whilst studying for her PhD in the … Continue reading

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Margaret Stoddart AC tournament

Margaret Stoddart retirement village sponsors a golf croquet weekend tournament and an association croquet weekend tournament. The AC tournament was held Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September 2020 and was managed by John Yarrall. Saturday was perfect weather for playing … Continue reading

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Margaret Stoddart GC tournament

Margaret Stoddart retirement village sponsors a golf croquet weekend tournament and an association croquet weekend tournament. The GC tournament was held Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September 2020. The AC tournament will be held Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September … Continue reading

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Visit from Al Noor Mosque

Visit from Al Noor Mosque The Al Noor Mosque, scene of the horrific 15 March shooting. is less than a 10-minute walk from United. We wanted to support them and get to know our neighbours, so we invited them to … Continue reading

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United Spring AC Tournament 2018

United’s Spring AC Tournament returned this year with open and handicap events on Saturday 29 and Sunday September 2018 and was managed by Chris Clarke. The weather on Saturday was glorious but there was a chilly wind on Sunday morning … Continue reading

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Club Golf Croquet doubles

A Golf Croquet doubles competition was held over a few weeks in September 2018 organised by club captain Pam Hurst. The premier division (0-6) had three pairs and was played as a block. Tony O’Donnell and Bruce McLay won their … Continue reading

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United Spring GC Tournament 2018

United’s Spring GC Tournament returned this year as a one-day tournament, involving both open and handicap events and jointly managed by Tony O’Donnell (also playing) and Chris Clarke. Four players contested the open event, played as a double round robin. … Continue reading

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2018 Spring Programme

Click here for a calendar view of events. Sat 15th September 2018 Noon: Pizza lunch 12:30pm: Weeding session 12:45pm Third round of knock-out play. Winners declared, and cups presented. Sun 16th September 2018 8:30am: Spring Tournament for GC. Manager: Tony O’Donnell, Singles open … Continue reading

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New GC Rules

The World Croquet Federation has approved the fifth edition of the GC Rules. New Zealand will use these rules from the beginning of the 2018-19 season. The new rules are in the full yearbook and are also being published as … Continue reading

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