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WEDNESDAY COMPS.

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NW FED LEAGUE TABLES
A-Advanced
B-Advanced
Handicap
Midweek
Short
Golf


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NW FEDERATION LEAGUE & INTER-CLUB MATCHES
 
Saturday, 13th September: Bowdon Firs lost 3-4 away to Pendle & Craven (NWF Handicap League)

Steve Reynolds (Capt.)

Ken Cooper

Sylvia Steer

Chris Evans
Morning Session:
Robin Delves (12) & Andrew Webb (3) beat
Ken Cooper (-1) & Chris Evans (12) +2T
Roger Schofield (1) lost to Sylvia Steer (4Ĺ) -5T
Paul Dowdell (14) lost to Steve Reynolds (9) -14

Afternoon Session:
Roger lost to Ken -5
Andrew beat Sylvia +1T (golden hoop)
Robin beat Steve +13
Paul beat Chris +14

Sunday, 14th September: Bowdon lost 3-4 to Colchester at Nottingham (Inter-Club A.C. Championship Semi-Final)

Colin Irwin (Capt.)

David Walters

James Hawkins

Richard Smith

We lost 4-3 to Colchester. In the morning James beat Ian Burridge with a nice tp, Richard lost to a tp from Jack Wicks. In the doubles Rob Fulford went to 3b (super advanced) with 2 peels on David. We didn't get going, Mark Avery hit in and eventually failed 3b with partner on rover. Colin took the lift and went to peg, peeling Rob out. After a couple of turns David was on the boundary NE of 3, Colin was about 2 yards NW of 3, Mark was peg high on the W boundary still for 3b. After much discussion Mark shot, giving away a 3 ball break for David if he missed. He hit and finished. In the afternoon David beat Rob with a tp, Colin beat Mark after he failed an sxp attempt finishing on peg and 4 back, but Richard lost to Ian and James lost to Jack.

Scores, Colchester first

Robert Fulford & Mark Avery beat David Walters & Colin Irwin +12, Jack Wicks beat Richard H Smith +12tp, Ian Burridge lost to James Hawkins -16, Fulford lost to Walters -20tp, Avery lost to Irwin -4, Wicks beat Hawkins +20tp, Burridge beat Smith +26


SATURDAY TEA, 13th September


Nigel Green and Tony Camm were in charge of teas this afternoon and a friend of Nigelís was charged with making this wonderful cake!


The tea was delicious guys!


GOLFERS ENJOY A BREAK IN RIPON

Ros Pimlott arranged an enjoyable golf croquet break at Ripon from 3rd to 5th September. Those who came were Ros and Ken Pimlott, Carol Kelsall, Carol Sinclair, John Leckie, John and Mosey Knight, Lynda Healey, Jacky Davies and Margaret Moss from Bowdon, and Joan Hancock from Bury. The surroundings were very pleasant, with a bank of trees behind the lawns. There were lots of singles and doubles games, giving practice at hoops and hitting in, as well as tactics. Other activities were listening to the hornblower blowing his horn towards each corner of the market square at 9 p.m, and then entertaining the international crowd with his humour afterwards; visiting the cathedral, where the fifteenth century misericords inspired Lewis Carroll, and where there was an art exhibition; shopping at the market; Margaretís birthday tea; playing gateball, a Japanese game inspired by croquet; playing charades; and joint story-telling.






WEDNESDAY COMPETITION WEEK NO.21
RICHARD ELLIS WINS THIS WEEK'S MARS BAR




1st. Richard Ellis 81 pts.
2nd.  Patrick Cheyne 78 pts.
3rd. David Holland 74 pts.

(full league table available here)

WEDNESDAY COMPETITION TOP TEN
1
Lorna Frost
 572 pts. -
2
John Wastell
541 pts.
-
3
Mike Steer
535 pts. -
4
Steve Reynolds 532 pts.
+1
5
Anne Whalley
530 pts.
+9
6
Louise Cheyne
525 pts.
-2
=7 Alison Court
519 pts.
-1
=7
Rupert Webb 519 pts.
-1
=7
Brian Storey 519 pts.
-1
10
Bob Hunter
514 pts.
-1
ANNUAL DINNER & DANCE, 28th NOVEMBER

Now is the time to think about our annual Dinner & Dance. Being a great hit at its new venue over the past 2 years, the Bowdon Rooms, tickets will be in great demand again this year. To ensure you reserve your place, please sign up on the list attached to the notice board.
A menu can be viewed by clicking here. Paper copies of the menu can also be obtained from the club house. Please ensure that your selections are in by the end of October.

See what went on last year by clicking here.


JAMIE BURCH WINS PRESIDENT'S CUP, 5th-8th September


Jamie Burch beat Robert Fulford in a play-off for top spot after each player had 8 wins from the block play. David Maugham of Bowdon had 7 wins and ended up equal third.

Winner Jamie Burch receiving the President's Cup from club President Colin Irwin

Runner-up Robert Fulford

Jamie Burch in play during the exciting play-off game with Robert Fulford

This weekend Bowdon Croquet Club was privileged to host the President's Cup. Only one Bowdon member, David Maugham took part; the other players were: Mark Avery, Jamie Burch, Paddy Chapman, Robert Fulford, Stephen Mulliner, Samir Patel & Peter Trimmer. The individual scores of the matches can be found by clicking here. Pictures of the event can be found by clicking here.

Our intrepid roving reporter, Mike Steer, recorded the ending of the Mark Avery/Samir Patel match for you to enjoy by clicking here.

Two other Bowdon members, Ian Lines & Matt Holmes, are taking part in the Spencer-Ell Cup; details can be found by clicking here.

 THE CLUB COMPETITIONS

B Class Final

Barry Keen beat Charles Harding +5
Silver Box
Steve Moores beat Kay Martin
Handicap Doubles
Frank & Janice Moir beat Andrew Winn & Steve Moores


Open


Richard Smith v. David Walters/Colin Irwin
v.
David Walters/Colin Irwin
B Class

WINNER: Barry Keen

RUNNER-UP: Charles Harding

C Class
 
Andrew Kenyon/Bill Oxley
v.
Liz Webb
 
D Class

Chris Evans/Graham Good
v.
Carol Steinberg/Kay Martin
 
E Class

Leo Fletcher/Brian Rust
v.
Bob Hunter

14pt. Advanced


David Walters v. Andrew Winn/Alan Mayne
v.
David Walters/Alan Mayne v. Colin Irwin


14pt. H'cap (Draw) Final
 
Kay Martin
v.
Alan Mayne
 
14pt. H'cap (Process)
Will Mellor
v.
Steve Moores/Brian Rust

Silver Box (Draw)

David Walters/Adam Swinton
v.
Steve Moores
Silver Box (Process) Final

Mike Steer
v.
Colin Irwin

Short

Frank Moir v.
John Lucas/Bob Hunter
 
Golf
 
Chris Evans/Leo Fletcher
v.
Graham Good/Brian Storey v. Bill Oxley


Handicap Doubles Final
Frank/Janice Moir v.
Graham Good/Graham Abraham

Join a Coaching Pod now!

For information on free informal Advanced play coaching for A and B Class players at North West clubs, please click here.


Pods provides a focus for local A and B class players to get together and improve their game.  Each session will be two to three hours long covering a particular topic e.g. lift leaves, openings, pegged-out endings.

 If you've not already signed up then go to the members area of the CA website to register.



Future date: 14th October.
ASSOCIATION CROQUET RANKINGS

The World and UK rankings of Bowdon members are shown in the table below.

To enter the rankings you have to have played in 10 advanced games in CA events or NW Federation league matches in the previous 12 months.

             WORLD & UK RANKINGS OF BOWDON MEMBERS
                                                      as on 31/8/14
   World ranking
 World ranking
as on
on 4/4/14
   UK ranking  UK ranking as on 4/4/14
David Maugham 11 12   5 5
Ian Lines 53 47   23 22
David Walters 54 76   24 36
Keith Aiton 56 40   26 18
Colin Irwin 66 72   32 32
Ken Cooper 90 115   43 53
Matt Holmes 98 82   47 42
James Hawkins 100 ---   48  ---
Brian Storey 105 132   51 64
Andrew Winn 116 118   56 55
Ailsa Lines 173 147   73 73
Richard Smith 177 193   83 93
Martin Granger Brown 256 247   109 119
Barry Keen 375 371   174 174
Mike Sandler 413 419   194 212
Francois Garcia 447 425   211 203
Roy Edwards 504 463   238 221
Charles Harding 513 532   243 270
Barry McKenzie 656 656   303 318

Bowdon is known for the quality of its lawns. To keep the standard high it is essential that EVERYBODY adheres to the Lawn Rota, the intention of which is to even out the usage of the lawns. Details can be found on the notice board by the front door.
Welcome to Bowdon Croquet Club 2014...

...where croquet is played on most days of the year.

We are a thriving active club and welcome new members (see New Members section for an application form or just come and visit).

The club has room for four superb full size lawns maintained to a high standard providing first class playing facilities to all members.

A six-week beginners' coaching course is  held every summer from May into June, at a cost of around £35.
Bowdon members who joined during the last year can also attend, if they so desire, free of charge.
 To book, or for more details, please contact Charles on 0161 980 6419. Coaching is also available free on a one-to-one basis at all times.

The 2014 croquet season runs from March until October when three full size lawns and two short lawns are laid out.
Limited play is permitted during the winter months.

Bowdon hosts several Croquet Association tournaments each year.
In 2014 these are:

The May Handicap Weekend
The June Advanced Weekend
The Northern Week (July)
The North of England Championship (August)
The September 'B' level Tournament

Spectators are welcome at all these events.

The club was founded in 1873 and has been located on the present site since 1911.
The club is affiliated to the Croquet Association and the North-West of England Federation.
 
  Contact Information
Secretary: John Saxby (Tel. 0161 928 4692)
       Club House: Bowdon Croquet Club, St. Maryís Road, Bowdon, Cheshire,  WA14  2P
L:   Tel: 0161  929 1109

Page last updated 14th September 2014

Any comments or information to info@bowdoncroquet.co.uk