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TASTER  DAY 1
The first Taster Day was held on Saturday, 18th April, and 17 prospective new members attended. The weather was great and everyone seemed to have an enjoyable day. A second Taster Day is arranged for Friday, 24th April, when 12 more people have indicated their intention to come. These coaching days are aimed at bringing in new recruits to the club before the Beginnersí Course gets underway in May.

 
Recruitment Officer, Charles Harding, presented the winners with their prizes

(click here to view more pictures from the day)
NORTH-WEST FEDERATION LEAGUE MATCHES

Thursday, 16th April: Bowdon Earls beat Bury 5-2 at home (NWF Midweek Handicap League)

Charles Harding (Capt.)

Graham Good

Andrew Kenyon

Roger McCall
Morning results (Earls names first):
Charles Harding & Roger McCall lost to
Barbara Young & Margaret Eccles -21(T)

Graham Good beat Margaret Anderton +14(T)
Andrew Kenyon beat Tony Phillips +13

Afternoon results:
Charles beat Tony +14
Graham beat Barbara +5
Andrew lost to Margaret A. -5
Roger beat Margaret E. +4(T)
Thursday, 16th April: Bowdon Griffins went to Westmorland and lost 6-1 (NWF Midweek Handicap League)

Carol Stinberg (Capt.)

Chris Evans

Sue Cooper

Brian Rust
Morning results (Westmorland names first):
John Shakespeare (8) & David Lloyd (20) beat
Chris Evans (11) & Brian Rust (20) +3
Jim Alcock (7) lost to Carol Steinberg (14) -1
Mike Hodgson (22) beat Sue Cooper (14) +17
Afternoon results:
Jim beat Chris +7
John beat Sue +12
David beat Carol +2
Mike beat Brian +7

STEVE REYNOLDS WINS JOHN SAXBY WEDNESDAY COMPETITION WEEK 2
37 club members attended this week's competition

1st. Steve Reynolds 86 pts.
2nd. Mike Steer 79 pts.
3rd. Elmyr Hughes 77 pts.
Click here to see the full table
THE JOHN SAXBY WEDNESDAY
COMPETITION TOP TEN
1
Mike Steer
154 pts. +2
2
Leo Fletcher
143 pts. -1
3
Sylvia Steer
137 pts. +3
4
Kay Martin
129 pts. +3
5
Pauline Hennell
124 pts. +4
6
Ros Pimlott
123 pts. -2
7
John Haworth
120 pts. +6
8
Alan Mayne
111 pts. +11
9
Lorna Frost
99 pts. -1
10
Diana Jerman
97 pts. +11

(photo by Liz Webb)
The minutes of club committee meeting of 9th March have now been ratified and can be accessed via the Membersí Area
THE 15TH LANCASHIRE OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT

SEMI-FINALS: JAMES HOPGOOD BEAT PAUL RIGGE 2-1: DAVID WALTERS BEAT RAY MOUNFIELD 2-0
FINAL: DAVID WALTERS BEAT JAMES HOPGOOD 7-2, 7-4
NW FEDERATION COACHING PODS

Matt Holmes will recommence the CA formulated pods in May. The aim is to have one session per month until daylight starts to  dwindle. So, provided there is enough interest these are the planned dates.

A reminder that these sessions are provided for CA members who are playing Advanced rules or will be very shortly.

Sessions will start at 5.30  pm until light permits. Latecomers will still be welcome but they should advise beforehand to ensure the running of the event can be worked around their time.

BURY Tuesday 12th May - Improving 4 ball breaks
BURY Tuesday 16th June - Executing good lift leaves
BURY Tuesday 7th July - Pegging out oposition towards the end of a game
BURY Tuesday 4th August - Straight peeling

Please advise Matt if you wish to attend so he can plan accordingly.
HOT POT SUPPER, Saturday 11th April


About 50 people turned up and enjoyed the annual Hot Pot Supper which took place on Saturday, 11th April. A quiz was provided by Janet Guthrie and a prize went to the winning table. Alan and Kay organised a very enjoyable evening and thanks were paid to them and to all those providing the food - the club made a profit of £328 from the evening.

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THE CLUB COMPETITIONS
Please
get your first round games arranged as soon as possible!
 
The John Saxby Wednesday competition has now started, every Wednesday at 9.45am (see Terms & Conditions)
The summer Solomon Grundy competition has now started, every Monday at 10am, and each game is 1hr 45mins. long

NATIONAL C.A. TOURNAMENTS
The draw has been made for the national C.A. tournaments in which Bowdon Croquet Club will play in 2015

EVENT
ROUND
OPPOSITION
TO BE PLAYED BY
Inter-Club A.C.
Quarter-Final
Woking
19th July
Mary Rose
1st Round
Colchester
13th July
Secretary's Shield
Quarter-Final Reigate
30th July
Longman Cup
1st Round Chester
29th June
Inter-Club G.C. Quarter-Final Belsay Hall or Ashby
19th July

EARLY SEASON COACHING
The club will again be providing coaching to the high bisquers before the season gets fully underway in an effort to allow players to start the season "running"! The following courses have been arranged:

10th April - Flying Circus Bronze Course for those players in the 16-20 handicap range. The course covers openings, split croquet strokes, hoop approaches, basic cannons, 4-ball breaks, general strategy against better players, break management, plus blackboard lessons on 3-ball endings (if time permits).
- 12 players attended the course, including 10 from Bowdon


11th April - Revision Day for last year's new entrants, from 10am until lunchtime
- several of our most recent recruits refreshed their knowledge and enjoyed a game

18th & 24th April - Taster Days to capture new members before the 6-week Beginners' Course starts
- 17 people attended the Saturday and 12 so far for the Friday.

7th, 14th, 21st, 28th May, 4th & 11th June - Beginners' Course (
last year's beginners are entitled to attend the Beginners' Course free of charge).
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 2015...

...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 2015 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 2015 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
Hon. Secretary: Brian Storey  Tel: 07703 537950

       Club House: Bowdon Croquet Club, St. Maryís Road, Bowdon, Cheshire,  WA14  2PL   Tel: 0161 929 1109

Page last updated 18th April 2015

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