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WINTER COMPETITIONS
Sunday, 16 December, is the last one of the year when everyone will play Short Croquet.
Be there for a 10.15am start (weather permitting) for 3 games of handicap play with the appropriate number of bisques. There is a maximum of 16 players so get your name down on the list if you want to be included. The list for the new year will be available soon with the first competition starting on the last weekend of January (Sunday 27th).
 
Next Wednesday, 19th December, will see the last 1-ball competition of the year when it will be party time with food and drink at lunchtime - all are welcome!


WINTER 1-BALL COMPETITION 2018/9 WEEK 10
26 members turned up to play
  Alan Mayne was the winner this week


1st. Alan Mayne 103 pts.
2nd. Lorna Frost 97 pts.
3rd. John Lambie 93 pts.

TOP 10
1st Brian Storey
637 pts. +1
2nd Alan Mayne
631 pts. +3
3rd Cas Sinclair
628 pts. -2
4th Lorna Frost
592 pts. +7
=5th Barry McKenzie
581 pts. -2
=5th John Lambie
581 pts. +9
7th Graham Good
564 pts. -3
8th Andrew Kenyon
535 pts. -2
9th Carol Kelsall
534 pts. -1
10th Chris Evans
501 pts. +2

LAWN AVAILABILITY
As part of the lawn improvement programme, the lawns will be closed to allow for verti-draining to take place on Thursday, 20th December. No further play will be allowed until Monday, 7th January.

The minutes of the November Committee Meeting have now been ratified and can be found in the Members' Area
MONDAY SHORT COMPETITIONS

Please note that the Monday Short competitions, which are open to all, started on Monday, 8th October, at 11am and will continue throughout the winter months, weather permitting. Just turn up at the club each week for the draw at 10.45am.

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.

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 12th December 2018
Any comments or information to info@bowdoncroquet.co.uk