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WEDNESDAY COMPS.

Winners
League
Table



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


UK Time is:

 
 THE CLUB COMPETITIONS

A Class Quarter-final

Colin Irwin w/o Brian Storey

 

C Class Semi-final

Liz Webb beat Steve Reynolds +14

 

E Class Quarter-final

Brian Rust beat Anne Whalley +4T

 

Silver Box Process Semi-final

Mike Steer beat David Walters +16

 

Silver Box Draw Quarter-final

David Walters w/o Brian Storey

 

14pt Draw Semi-Finals

Kay Martin beat Steve Reynolds +10

Alan Mayne w/o Brian Storey

Open


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

Barry Keen/Mike Steer
v.
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)
 
Kay Martin
v.
Alan Mayne
 
14pt. H'cap (Process)
Will Mellor/Dave Holland
v.
Steve Moores/Brian Rust
 
Silver Box (Draw)


David Walters v. Alan Mayne/Adam Swinton
v.
Steve Moores/Kay Martin
 
Silver Box (Process)
Mike Steer
v.
Colin Irwin

Short


Nan Bowers/Frank Moir v. Chris Evans v.
John Lucas/Bob Hunter
 
Golf
 
Chris Evans/Leo Fletcher
v.
Graham Good/Bill Oxley
 
Doubles  

Alan Winn/Steve Moores v. Frank/Janice Moir v.
Graham Good/Graham Abraham

SWINGING SUNDAY, 31st August

The Sunday Swingers competition on 31st August was won by Jo Pierpoint (pictured with the trophy) closely followed by Jackie Davies.

ALL-ENGLAND HANDICAP A.C. AREA FINAL, 30-31 AUGUST

Steve Reynolds and Adam Swinton represented Bowdon at Pendle over the weekend to take part in the two day All-England Handicap AC Area final. Unfortunately, neither finished in the top 2 positions which would have enabled them to go to the National Final in Colchester...
...but another Bowdon member, Graham Good, won the event whilst representing Bury and does make the final!
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
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 dates are: 9th September and 14th October.
NOVICES TOURNAMENT 2014

For the Fotiadi Novices Silver Challenge Bowl

Current Holder : Nigel Green

This will be held on Saturday 13th September. It is open to all new members and those who did the beginners' course again this year but who have not played in the competition before or in any other club competition.

Please sign the list on the main croquet notice board by Wednesday 10th September if you wish to enter
Minimum number of entries required - 4
Games will be 14 point on a short lawn, 10 bisques each.
The start time and format of the competition will depend on the number of entries received.

NW FEDERATION LEAGUE MATCHES
NWF GOLF CROQUET LEAGUE
CULCETH 5-11 BOWDON
SUNDAY AUGUST 31st 2014

Ros Pimlott

Leo Fletcher

Margaret Moss

Roger McCall

Roger won all 4 games, Margaret won 3, and Ros and Leo won 2 each.

NWF 'A' ADVANCED LEAGUE
BOWDON 6-3 CHESTER
SUNDAY AUGUST 31st 2014

  David Walters

Andrew Winn

Alan Mayne
David Walters (-1½) beat Jerry Guest (1) +17
Alan Mayne (-1) lost to James Hawkins (-1) -8tp
Andrew Winn (-1) beat Mark Lloyd (½) +6(T)
David beat Mark +3
Alan lost to Jerry -7
Andrew lost to James -19
David beat James +22
Alan beat Mark +26
Andrew beat Jerry +19tp
NW FEDERATION MIDWEEK LEAGUE
BURY v. BOWDON EARLS
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 3rd 2014

  Barry Keen (capt)

Andrew Kenyon

  Chris Evans

Bob Hunter
WILD WEDNESDAY
This year's Wild Wednesday was won by Mike Steer with 84 points, runner-up was Lorna Frost on 81 points and third was Barry McKenzie on 78.

  
Colin Wild presents the Wild Wednesday trophy to Mike Steer and on the right the first, second and third.

Others taking part were:

  Carol Kelsall, Diana Jerman, Andrew Kenyon, Carol Steinberg, John Saxby, Chris Evans,  Jane Wilkinson, Nan Bowers, Joan Spilsbury, Anne Whalley, Jean Teare, Pam Sword, Steve Reynolds, John Haworth, Pauline Hennell, John Leckie, Sylvia Steer, John Wastell, Tim McCoy, Bob Hunter, Anne Perry and John Lucas.

WEDNESDAY COMPETITION WEEK NO.19
Anne Whalley wins this week's Wednesday Comp.



(sorry, but due to technical problems
there is no photo of the presentation)


1st. Anne Whalley 84 pts.
2nd. Louise Cheyne 83 pts.

3rd. John Saxby 82 pts.

(full league table available here)

WEDNESDAY COMPETITION TOP TEN
1
Lorna Frost
 572 pts. -
2
Steve Reynolds 523 pts.
+1
3
Brian Storey
517 pts. --1
4
Rupert Webb
519 pts.
+6
5
Mike Steer
516 pts.
+1
6
Bob Hunter
514 pts.
-2
7
Brian Rust
513 pts.
-2
8
Louise Cheyne
512 pts.
+10
9
John Haworth 511 pts.
+5
=10
John Wastell
504 pts.
-3
=10
Barry McKenzie
504 pts.
-2
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 1st September 2014

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