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Croquet Tournament Attracts Top Players
October 2014
The Jubilee Shield played for annually between Waikanae & Paraparaumu was played at Waikanae this season. Pictured left are this year's team members from both clubs. Pauline Reid, Moira Kelly,Norma Beardow,Jan Hoeksma, Jenny Brice, Helen Lambert,Eveleen Foye, Derek Cavanagh, Jerry Shaw, June Saunders-Frances, Bryan Barlow & John Robertson.

Sixteen top-flight players will be taking part at the weekend of 1st and 2nd November in the annual Waikanae Open croquet tournament at the club's lawns in Park Avenue.
Of the 12 men and four women playing, many have represented their country in the sport, notably Paul Skinley who is now on a handicap of minus 4. The cup for the tournament was donated in 1988 by Steve Jones who now plays off a minus 3.5 handicap and is a member of the Hastings Club. He has won the cup himself six times and will be at this weekend's tournament, along with Aiken Hakes and Michael Wright (Wellington) both on the same handicap.
Local players taking part are Malcolm McLeod, Pauline Reid and Jan Hoeksma.
Spectators are welcome and there will be local players on hand, able to explain some of the intricacies of the game to anyone interested. Both Association and Golf croquet are played at the Waikanae Club, and new players are encouraged at all times. Lessons are available and the only initial equipment required is flat soled shoes.

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