The Association Croquet World Women’s Tournament was held in Christchurch, New Zealand from Saturday 7th to Saturday 14th January 2023.
The knockout stage, starting Wednesday 11 January, was live streamed on the the Whakaata Maori YouTube Channel:
Top 16: Croquet Women’s AC World Championships 2023 | Top 16 – YouTube
Quarter final: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKjYjEhHGEY
Semi final: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t-aN6ftQZ8
The AC World Women’s 2023 headquarters is United Croquet Club, with 6 lawns, in Hagley Park, off Riccarton Avenue, Christchurch. All knockout games will be played at United.
Cashmere Croquet Club, with three lawns, is off Valley Road, in the suburb of Cashmere.
St James Park Croquet Club, with two lawns, is in St James Park off St James Avenue in the suburb of Papanui.
During the Block Stage, it is expected that competitors will be allocated to one venue for the day.
The draw and results is published on Croquet Scores at
Because of withdrawals the qualifying tournament was not be held.
For information on billets and a list of accommodation in Christchurch select accommodation in the menu.
Practice prior to the event
Practice will be possible during Thursday 5 and Friday 6 January, although hoops will not be at their final setting until Saturday.
|Fri 6||5pm. Opening function at United. Finger food. Drink at players’ cost.|
|Sat 7||Block Play (three 3-hour games)|
|Sun 8||Block Play (three 3-hour games)|
|Mon 9||Block Play (three 3-hour games)|
|Tue 10||Playoffs. Possible start of Plate|
|Knockout draw at United after play|
|5pm. BBQ at United. At players’ cost.|
|Wed 11||Knockout round 1. Plate|
|Thu 12||Quarter final. Plate|
|Fri 13||Semi final. Plate|
|7:30pm. Tournament dinner at Chateau on the Park|
5 minutes walk from United. NZ$65 plus drinks. Can NZ-based players please make a payment of $65 directly into Chris’s bank account, giving your name as reference.
Contact Chris or John Yarrall for bank account details.
Please can all overseas players pay cash when you first see Chris at the event.
|Sat 14||Final. Plate final|
|Chair of Organising Committee||Vilna Gough-Jones|
|Tournament Director||John Yarrall|
|Tournament Manager||Chris Clarke|
|WCF Event Lead||Graeme Roberts|
|Tournament Referee||Graeme Roberts|
Average daily maximum temperature: 23°C (73°F)
Average daily minimum temperature: 11°C (52°F)
Average days of rain in January: 6
Time: 13 hours ahead of GMT (daylight saving applies)