AC World Women’s 2023

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:
Semi final:

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

Qualifying tournament

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.

Event calendar

Fri 65pm. Opening function at United. Finger food. Drink at players’ cost.
Sat 7Block Play (three 3-hour games)
Sun 8Block Play (three 3-hour games)
Mon 9Block Play (three 3-hour games)
Tue 10Playoffs. Possible start of Plate
Knockout draw at United after play
5pm. BBQ at United. At players’ cost.
Wed 11Knockout round 1. Plate
Thu 12Quarter final. Plate
Fri 13Semi 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 14Final. Plate final

Key Personnel

Chair of Organising CommitteeVilna Gough-Jones
Tournament DirectorJohn Yarrall
Tournament ManagerChris Clarke
WCF Event LeadGraeme Roberts
Tournament RefereeGraeme Roberts

Local information

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)
Sunrise: 6am
Sunset: 9:15pm