Pukekohe Croquet Club recently hosted ‘The 32nd Northern Veterans’ Croquet Championship’.
Held over five days, it included Association and Golf Croquet events for ‘veterans’—over 60!
Players from Northland, Auckland, Waikato-King-Country, Thames Valley and Bay of Plenty as well as Counties-Manukau enjoyed reasonable weather and good competition—and good prizes from sponsor ‘Possum Bourne’ Ryman Village.
Counties-Manukau players who featured in placings were: Gale Rubick and Brendon Neilson (Pukekohe) 1st and 2nd in the AC Handicap Singles; R & M Turner—2nd AC Handicap Doubles; Jill Hill and Norm Beck (Pukekohe) won the GC Handicap Doubles; Jim Dickson (Howick) 2nd in GC Champ Singles; Maureen Bishop (Pukekohe) and Vanessa Baddock (Howick) 2nd and 3rd in GC Handicap Singles.
Possibly the happiest player of the tournament was Jill Hill, who on receiving her trophy, told everyone it was the first trophy she had won in her entire life!