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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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CLUB COMPETITIONS
OPEN
Colin Irwin beat Richard Smith +16tp
B CLASS
Barry Keen beat  David Cotton +19
C CLASS
Bill Oxley beat Steve Reynolds +4(T)
Steve Reynolds beat John Saxby +11(T)
D CLASS
Graham Good beat Louise Cheyne +14
Kay Martin beat Graham Good +1(T)
E CLASS
Bob Hunter beat Anne Whalley +7
 
14pt HANDICAP (DRAW)
Andrew Winn beat Carol Sinclair +11
Steve Reynolds beat Andrew Winn +13
14pt HANDICAP (PROCESS)
Dave Holland beat Frank Moir +3
Steve Moores beat Chris Evans +7
Steve Moores beat Janice Moir +8
 SILVER BOX (DRAW)
Brian Storey beat Liz Webb +7
Steve Moores beat Peter Hallett +25
Kay Martin beat Louise Cheyne +4
 SILVER BOX (PROCESS)
Graham Good w/o Adam Swinton
David Walters beat Louise Cheyne +2
Christine Irwin beat John Saxby +5(T)
Mike Steer beat Leo Fletcher +3
Steve Moores beat Lorna Frost +24
Francois Garcia beat Andrew Kenyon +5
Colin Irwin beat Liz Webb +13
Steve Moores beat Francois Garcia +14
SHORT
John Lucas beat Barry Keen 1-0
Chris Evans beat Lorna Frost +11
GOLF
Leo Fletcher beat Steve Reynolds 7-5
Bill Oxley beat David Walters 7-4
SWINGING SUNDAY, 27th July

Are you a new player who joined this year or last?

If you recently joined us and are wondering how to progress, then SWINGING SUNDAYS are for you.

We play 2 games of short croquet, usually twice a month depending on lawn availability.

The aim is to give you experience of playing proper games, to meet fellow players and to learn the etiquette of croquet in a relaxed setting.
We follow the rules of short croquet and there is a winner each week. We can cater for 2 - 10 players with no standard expected, taking up 2 short lawns.

There is no need to book - ,just turn up just before 10:15 am. We usually finish just before 1pm.
The next dates are: 3rd August, 17th August

If you want to know more, please ring Nan Bowers on (0161) 928 3622


Jo Pierpoint & Diana Jerman, joint winners of the second Swinging Sunday of the season played on Sunday, 6th July, are seen here holding the trophy
WEDNESDAY COMPETITION WEEK NO. 15
Barry McKenzie wins the Wednesday Comp.

1st.  Barry McKenzie 93 pts.
2nd. Patrick Cheyne 84 pts.
3rd. Alison Court 75 pts.

(full league table available here)

WEDNESDAY COMPETITION TOP TEN
1
Lorna Frost
549 pts. -
2
Steve Reynolds
517 pts.
+1
3
Brian Rust
506 pts. +4
4
Mike Steer 498 pts.
-2
5
Andrew Kenyon
495 pts.
-2
6
Brian Storey
489 pts.
-1
7
John Wastell 481 pts.
-1
8
Nan Bowers 478 pts.
+3
9
Barry Keen
471pts.
-1
=10
Sylvia Steer 469 pts.
-1
=10 Bob Hunter
469 pts. +3

NW FEDERATION LEAGUE MATCHES
 

Friday, 25th July: Bowdon Griffins beat Bury 4-3 at home (NWF Midweek League)

John Saxby (Capt.)

Rupert Webb

Carol Steinberg

Anne Whalley

Rupert Webb starred beating Margaret Anderton +2 and Barbara Young +6. Ann Whalley was scuppered by Margaret Eccles a rising Bury star handicap 24 going on 16 as was John Saxby in the afternoon. Happily John and Carol Steinberg scraped a doubles win against Barbara and Vi Richards +1T, Ann lost to Vi. Finally Carol secured a Bowdon by beating Margaret +3 

Sunday, 27th July: Bowdon Firs lost 3-4 at Southport (NWF Handicap League)

Steve Reynolds (Capt.)

Sylvia Steer

Christine Irwin

Chris Evans

Bowdon lost the morning doubles and both the singles, so we were 3 - 0 down at lunch.

 It was a big ask to come back from there, but we were close, winning 3 of the 4 afternoon singles.
Southport names first: Carol Lewis (4) & Anne Mitchell (18) beat Sylvia Steer (4½) & Chris Evans (12) +13(T)

Barbara Haslam (0) beat Steve Reynolds (8) +13
Brian Lewis (8) beat Christine Irwin (6) +4(T)
Barbara lost to Sylvia -17
Carol beat Christine +23
Brian lost to Steve -4(T)
Anne lost to Chris -1(T)

Sunday, 27th July: Bowdon A-Advanced team should have travelled to Bury but the match was switched to Bowdon where they won 9-0 (NWF Advanced League)

Ken Cooper (Capt.)

David Walters

Brian Storey
Ken Cooper (-1) beat Paul Rigge (-1) +17
David Walters (-1½) beat David Barrett (2) +17
Brian Storey (-1) beat Andy Brandwood (3½) +12(T)
Brian beat Paul +10tp
Ken beat David B +10(T)
David W beat Andy +24
David W beat Paul +13(T)
Brian beat David B +9
Ken beat Andy +3(T)
... and we gained 1 Bonus Point!

Sunday, 27th July: Bowdon went to Bury North and won 10-8 (NWF Golf League)

Ros Pimlott (Capt.)

Brian Rust

Margaret Moss

Ken Pimlott

The golf croquet team travelled to Bury on Sunday, and won 10 games, Bury North won 8. Ros Pimlott and Margaret Moss won their doubles game. Ros and Brian Rust both won three of their four singles games,  Ken Pimlott won two, and Margaret won 1.

 ALTERNATE SHOT DOUBLES FUN DAY
Saturday
16th August, 9.30am
 

Alan Mayne is organising a fun day of three 14-point doubles games where one player plays one shot then their partner plays the next shot, etc. Less experienced players will learn a lot from their partner thereby improving their knowledge of the game whilst having fun doing it!
The competition is limited to 32 players so please sign the form in the clubhouse NOW to avoid disappointment. Pairings will be sorted on the day according to handicap. Please bring your own lunch, finishing in time for afternoon tea
.

CUP & LEAGUE GAMES LAST WEEKEND
 
Friday 18th July: Bowdon went to Southport and won 4-2 (2nd Round of National Inter-Club Longman Cup)

Barry Keen (Capt.)

David Holland

Graham Good

Louise Cheyne

Barry Keen (3.5) & Louise Cheyne (16) bt Carol Lewis (4) & Eileen Gallagher (11)  +4(t)

David Holland (7) lost to Brian Lewis (8)  -8

Graham Good (12) beat Tony Thomas (4.5)  +15

Barry Keen bt Carol Lewis +7

David Holland lost to Tony Thomas -6

Graham Good bt Brian Lewis +7

Louise Cheyne vs Eileen Gallagher  Unfinished

Bowdon now have to play Chester in the Quarter-Final by 14th September. Past history suggests that this will be a home tie as we beat them at Chester in 2013.

Sunday 20th July: Bowdon St.Mary's won 4-3 at home to Chester (NWF Handicap League)

Alan Mayne (Capt.)

David Holland

Kay Martin

Sue Lucas
Alan Mayne (-1) & Sue Lucas (24) bt David Boyd (6) & Alan Clare (8) +8T
David Holland (7) bt Elmyr Hughes (1) +26
Kay Martin (12) bt David Guyton (6) +2T
Alan M lost to Elmyr -26
David H bt David G +3T
Kay lost to David B -2T
Sue lost to Alan C -1T (golden hoop)

BRIAN STOREY WON THE HANDICAP SINGLES AT
NORTHERN WEEK, 12
th-17th July


Tuesday - Thursday, Handicap Play



Brian Storey won the Handicap Singles


Phil Eardley & John Saxby won the Handicap Doubles

See further details by clicking here.
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.
The minutes from the committee meeting of 9th June have now been ratified and can be viewed via the Members' Area.
BURY'S SECOND FUN DAY

YOU ARE INVITED TO A

CROQUET

FUN DAY


Golf at Bury Croquet Club
Coronation Park, New Road, Radcliffe

on Tuesday, 12th August, 2014

For further information please ring Jean Hargreaves on 0161 792 4694 or email
jwjh@care4free.net

Fun croquet games suitable for beginners and experienced players.
We hope this tournament will appeal to players at all levels (Golf or Association players) and prove to be a good social event as you will play with and against a lot of different players changing partners for each game. Games are played on short lawns.

Entry fee £8.00 includes lunch and tea.

Pay on the day. Entries by 8th Aug please .
RELIEF IS NOT FAR AWAY...

If you suffer with shoulder pain, back pain or neck pain, there is a notice on the board in the club house re a course on how to avoid these in croquet.
An Alexander teacher will run the course if we get enough people so, if interested, can you please put your name on the list.
For more information read the notice or see Francois Garcia.

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. Mary’s Road, Bowdon, Cheshire,  WA14  2P
L:   Tel: 0161  929 1109

Page last updated 27th July 2014



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