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HANDICAPS

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 Handicap order
SUMMER
WEDNESDAY COMPS.


Winners League
Table

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

Handicap Golf
UK TIME
 
THE JOHN SAXBY WEDNESDAY COMPETITION WEEK 24, 28th SEPTEMBER  2016
24 members turned up to play
STEVE REYNOLDS WINS THE STEVE LEWIS TROPHY FOR A RECORD THIRD TIME & MIKE SHELMERDINE JUMPS INTO TOP TEN


  1st.  Steve Reynolds 80 pts.
2nd. Mike Shelmerdine 77 pts.
  3rd. Shela Sandham 76 pts.

 
THE JOHN SAXBY WEDNESDAY
COMPETITION TOP TEN AS AT WEEK 23
 
1
 Peter Taylor
610 pts.
-
2
 John Lucas
586 pts.
-
3
 Adrian Apps 580 pts.
-
4
 Steve Reynolds
578 pts.
+3
5
 Kay Martin 576 pts.
-1
6
 Elmyr Hughes 570 pts.
-1
7
Geoffrey Hunt 558 pts.
-1
8
 Mike Shelmerdine
555 pts.
+4
=9
 Lorna Frost
545 pts.
-1
=9
 Leo Fletcher
534 pts.
-1
(full league table available here)
Rules for the event can be found by clicking here

NATIONAL CA LONGMAN CUP MATCH
 
This weekend, Bowdon travel to Surbiton to play in the Longman Cup Semi-Final on Saturday, 1st October, against either Enfield or Wrest Park and, depending on the result, will either play in the Final or the 3rd/4th Place play-off on Sunday, 2nd October

Saturday, 1st October: Bowdon v. Enfield/Wrest Park (Longman Cup Semi-Final)

Sylvia Steer

Mike Steer

Barry McKenzie

Adrian Apps

NW FEDERATION LEAGUE MATCHES

Thursday, 29th September: Bowdon Bandits entertain Pendle Tykes (NWF Level-Play Golf League)

Alan Mayne (Capt.)

Ken Cooper

David Holland
Bowdon Bandits just need a draw to secure the league title

Thursday, 29th September: Bowdon Sinners travel to Culcheth (NWF Level-Play Golf League)

Ros Pimlott (Capt.)

James Hawkins

Frank Moir

DAVID MAUGHAM HAS BEEN SELECTED FOR THE MACROBERTSON SHIELD TEAM

The MacRobertson Shield Selection Committee has selected the following team to play for England at Mission Hills, USA,
17th April - 4th May 2017:

Samir Patel (Capt.), Jamie Burch, James Death, James Hopgood, Stephen Mulliner and David Maugham (of Bowdon)

We all wish them the best of luck!


NOVICES TOURNAMENT, 24th SEPTEMBER

JOHN LAMBIE WINS THE FOTIADI NOVICES SILVER CHALLENGE BOWL

Manager Colin Irwin presents John with the much-coverted rose bowl trophy
 
See pictures from this year's event by clicking here
WINTER CROQUET

The last summer Wednesday Competition will be on 19th October BUT the last week for scores to count will be on 12th October; the Winter One-Ball competition will commence on 26th October.
 

Besides the weekly One-Ball, there will be 2 winter competitions run for 14pt. and 18pt. games and entry sheets are now on the competition board for members to sign - closing date is 21st October.  From Monday, 3rd October, lawns will not be ready for use until 11.00am, except for Wednesdays until 26th October and Tuesdays until 25th October.

NW FEDERATION LEAGUE MATCHES
 
Saturday, 24th September: Bowdon Firs lost 3-4 at Bury Caesars (NWF Handicap League)

Steve Reynolds (Capt.)

Janet Guthrie

Chris Evans

Frank Moir
Morning Session (Bury Caesars names first):
Tony Phillips (2) & Anne Alvey (24) beat
Frank Moir (1) & Janet Guthrie (9) +11
Richard Harvey (14) beat Steve Reynolds (10) +1T
Maureen Whittle (24) lost to Chris Evans (10) -15
Afternoon Session:
Tony beat Frank +11
Richard lost to Janet -1T
Maureen lost to Steve -12
Anne beat Chris +5T

Sunday, 25th September: Bowdon drew 8-8 away at Chester (NWF Short League)

John Haworth (6, Capt.)

Pauline Hennell (7)

Brian Rust (7)

Carol Sinclair (8)
- beat Sarah Andrew (9) 7-6
- beat Barbara 14-7
- lost to Sally 7-9
- lost to Jayne 7-9
- lost to Jayne Taylor (6) 3-6
- beat Sally 14-3
- lost to Barbara 5-14
- lost to Sarah 6-10
- beat Barbara Jones (10) 14-4
- lost to Sarah 7-9
- beat Jayne 6-4
- beat Sally 10-8
- beat Sally Slater (8) 13-11
- lost to Jayne 6-7
- beat Sarah 13-9
- lost to Barbara 7-14

Sunday, 25th September: Bowdon St. Mary's won 4-3 away at Southport (NWF Handicap League)

Alan Mayne (Capt.)

David Holland

Adrian Apps

Ros Pimlott
Morning Session (Suthport names first):
Carol Lewis (3) & John Mawdsley (10) beat
Alan Mayne (0) & Adrian Apps (11) +18T

John Haslam () lost to David Holland (4) -16
Brian Lewis (7) beat Ros Pimlott (14) +2T
Afternoon Session:
John H lost to Alan -3
Carol beat David +13
Brian lost to Adrian -21
John M lost to Ros -1T


ANNUAL DINNER



A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY:
THE ANNUAL DINNER IS ON 25TH NOVEMBER

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
Click here to see pictures from last year's event
THE CLUB COMPETITIONS

Latest results:

B CLASS:

Francois Garcia beat David Holland +21
C CLASS:
Will Mellor beat Peter Hallett +21

SILVER BOX FINAL:
Mike Shelmerdine beat Barry McKenzie +24
DOUBLES:
Liz Webb/Brian Rust beat Charles Harding/Adrian Apps +4T

SHORT:
Peter Taylor beat John Lucas +4
L-P GOLF:

Frank Moir beat David Holland 7-1
Chris Evans beat Frank Moir 7-3
Alan Mayne beat Chris Evans 7-5
Colin Irwin beat Chris Evans 7-3
David Holland beat Chris Evans 7-1

 
Open

David Walters/Richard Smith
v.
Andrew Winn

B Class Final

John Lucas
v.
Francois Garcia

C Class Final
 
Will Mellor
v.
Steve Reynolds

D Class

WINNER: ANDREW THOMSON

JOINT RUNNERS-UP:
Sue Cooper/Mike Shelmerdine

E Class

WINNER: CAROL SINCLAIR

RUNNER-UP: Sue Lucas

14pt. Advanced
Ken Cooper
v.
David Walters/Peter Taylor

14pt. Handicap Final

Adrian Apps
v.
Peter Mayne
Silver Box

WINNER: MIKE SHELMERDINE

RUNNER-UP: Barry McKenzie

Silver Plate

Sue Cooper
v.
Janice Moir v. John Wilkinson/David Cotton


Short

Alan Mayne/Barry Keen
v.
Peter Taylor

Handicap Golf Final

Graham Abraham
v. Ros Pimlott

Level-Play Golf





Handicap Doubles Final

Liz Webb/Brian Rust
v.
Janet Guthrie/Bob Hunter
 
Wednesday Competition





Novices' Tournament
WINNER: JOHN LAMBIE


 
ADVANCE NOTICE OF CLUB AGM, 12th NOVEMBER
 
Please be aware that any proposed resolutions, nominations for election, or any proposal to change the Rules of the Club MUST be made before 30th September, 2016, IN WRITING, to the Honorary Secretary, Brian Storey.

Details of the process for election of the committee members can be found by clicking here
THE SOLOMON GRUNDY COMPETITION

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SOLOMON GRUNDY COMPETITION (NOW HELD ON A TUESDAY) WILL START AT 9:30 AND THE TIME LIMIT WILL BE 2 HOURS.

THE COMPETITION IS OPEN TO THOSE WITH A HANDICAP OF 20 OR BETTER AND GAMES ARE RECORDED ON THE CARD.
Welcome to Bowdon Croquet Club 2016...

...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 2016 croquet season runs from late 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 and internationals each year.
In 2016 these are:

The May Handicap Weekend (April/May)
The June Advanced Weekend
The Solomon Trophy (June/July)

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
Hon. Secretary:   Brian Storey  Tel: 07703 537950
Club House:   Tel: 0161 929 1109
Page last update 28th September 2016

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