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2018 SUMMER
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FINAL LADDER POSITIONS FOR 2018


Barry Keen won the Handicap Ladder while Jacky Davies won the Short Ladder.
The Advanced Ladder was not competed for this year.

See details of both ladders by clicking as appropriate.
Handicap Ladder              Short Ladder



WINTER 1-BALL COMPETITION 2018/9
40 members turned up to play (the maximum allowed)
  3-Way Tie at the Top



=1st. Keith Brewster 98 pts.
=1st. Diana Jerman 98 pts.
=1st. Ken Cooper 98 pts.


TOP 10
1st
Lorna Frost
241 pts.
+4
2nd=
Brian Storey
239 pts. -
2nd=
Barry McKenzie
239 pts. +3
4th
Pauline Hennell
224 pts. +1
5th
Andrew Kenyon
219 pts. -2
6th
Hilary Kenny
218 pts. +3
7th
Adrian Apps
209 pts. +4
8th
John Haworth
205 pts. +4
9th
Anne Whalley
204 pts. +1
10th
Frank Moir
201 pts. +4
See the full table by clicking here
Please note that the Winter 1-Ball competition now starts at 11am, and continues throughout the winter months, weather permitting. The draw will be made at 10.45am each week.


CRAFT AND PRODUCE FAIR

Wednesday, 31st October, afternoon from 2pm

Members are asked to donate suitable items for sale

and/or come along and buy

Frank & Janice Moir have kindly donated a variety of plants for the Craft & Produce Fair.
They are on display at the clubhouse and available at bargain prices.

This is an early sale so that you can get them in your garden and growing before the threat of frosts in October.

  Proceeds for club funds

CROQUET IN CORFU



Carol Steinberg and Chris Evans have just returned from a very enjoyable "holiday with croquet" in the sunshine in Corfu. In the doubles competition, with their respective partners, they were part of a triple tie for third place. Both won their singles competition first round matches but lost in the second round. However, in the 14 point handicap consolation event, for people to play in as they were eliminated from the main singles event, after a tense and exciting final against Richard Peperell from High Wycombe, Chris managed to win with an overall 5 wins in 6 games, emulating Carol's achievement in 2016.

Photo attached of Chris receiving the trophy from Frances Colman, tournament co-manager.



AUTUMN SUPPER

Saturday, 17 November, 7pm at the Clubhouse

Tickets 15

 Dress code and theme:

Primary Colours

Prizes for the most imaginatively dressed female and male

 As well as lovely food to enjoy there will be a QUIZ

Sign the list now as places are limited

Also if you are able to assist with making dishes


PLEASE NOTE
The lawns need to be converted from full to short size, as required, on a regular basis. Hoops and strings for this purpose are stored on the benches in the huts.
 
Recently these items have been moved by a club member(s) onto the floor under the benches.
 
This is unsatisfactory as the hoops are less secure and could be knocked over by players' feet. Further, this interference means that items are muddled and not immediately available for use when required.


Alan  Mayne
Ground Manager

MONDAY SHORT COMPETITIONS

Please note that the Monday Short competitions, which are open to all, started on Monday, 8th October, at 11am.
Just turn up at the club each week for the draw at 10.45am.


WINTER COMPETITIONS
                                                   
                    Sunday 14 October - Alternative Shot Doubles
                    Sunday 28 October - Short
                    Sunday 11 November - Alternate Shot Doubles
                    Sunday 25 November - Short
                    Sunday 09 December - Alternate Shot Doubles
                    Sunday 16 December - Short

                    .    All start at 10.30am (weather permitting!)
                    .    All are Handicap play with appropriate bisques
                    .    The Doubles to be played on full size lawns
                    .    A maximum of 16 players for each date
                    .    Doubles entries to be 8 pairs
                    .    If oversubscribed, those on reserve will be
                         placed at the top of the next similar event

                    Sign up on the lists for the coming month if you wish to be included.

                    Alan Mayne



A Class

WINNER: ANDREW WINN

RUNNER-UP: Martin Granger Brown

B Class
WINNER: CHARLES HARDING

RUNNER-UP: John Lucas
C Class

WINNER: MIKE SHELMERDINE

RUNNERS-UP: Barry McKenzie/Andrew Thomson
 
D Class

FINAL: Andrew Kenyon
v.
Geoffrey Hunt

E Class
WINNER: KEITH BREWSTER

RUNNERS-UP: Sue Lucas/Carole Kelsall
 
14pt. Advanced

WINNER: DAVID WALTERS

RUNNER-UP: Charles Harding
14pt. Handicap

WINNER: CAROL STEINBERG

RUNNER-UP: Alan Mayne
Silver Box

FINAL: Graham Good
v.
Peter Mayne

Silver Plate

FINAL: David Walters
v.
Louise Cheyne

Short

WINNER: CAS SINCLAIR

RUNNER-UP: John Lucas

Handicap Doubles  
WINNERS:
COLIN IRWIN/MIKE BLACKBURN

RUNNERS-UP:
Mike Steer/Bryan Goude
 
Handicap Golf

WINNER: JACKY DAVIES

RUNNER-UP: Cas Sinclair
Level-Play Golf
David Walters
v.
David Crawford v. Graham Good
 

CLUB COMPETITIONS
The club competition pages are up-to-date, as at 16th October. Please let Steve Reynolds know if you are not going to be able to complete a match on time.
BRIDGE & CANASTA AT THE CLUB
To take the place of croquet over the winter months, why not come down and play Bridge and/or Canasta? 
Even if you've never played before, there will be people there who can teach you.

On Monday evenings, Bridge will be played every week, unless there is a committee meeting in the clubhouse, which is held on the second Monday of each month (except in November).
Come down to the club in readiness for play to begin at 7pm.


Canasta sessions will be held twice a week:
     - on Tuesdays, please bring your own lunch to the club at around 12.30pm; play will begin soon after and will go on until approx. 4pm.
 - on Wednesdays, play will start straight after the weekly 1-Ball comp.
YOUTH CLUB

The YOUTH CLUB (all ages welcome) has recommenced for the winter, in the Clubhouse.
Please pop down EVERY FRIDAY from 8pm onwards for a drink and a chat or to play pool, cards or whatever.
ALL PLAYING AND SOCIAL MEMBERS ARE WELCOME, hope to see you there.
 

Welcome to Bowdon Croquet Club 2018...

...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 2018 croquet season runs from late March until October when three full size lawns and three short lawns are laid out.
Limited play is permitted during the winter months.

Bowdon hosts several Croquet Association tournaments and internationals each year.
In 2018 these are:

The May Handicap Weekend
The June Advanced Weekend
The Home Internationals (June)
The Northern Week (July)
The North of England Championship (August)
The September 'B' Level Weekend

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
Club House:   Tel: 0161 929 1109
Hon.
Secretary:   David Walters Tel: 07920 507772.
Page last updated 22nd October 2018
Any comments or information to info@bowdoncroquet.co.uk