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2019 SUMMER
WEDNESDAY COMPETITION

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TASTER DAY 1, Thursday, 18th April
14 people turned up for the first of two Taster Days on Thursday and enjoyed a day at the club on a nice, warm day. Although 2 people had to leave early, 11 of the remaining 12 have signed up for temporary membership of 2 months before, hopefully, attending our 1-day beginners' course in late June.

 
 
Two people had 3 wins each and a shoot-out at the peg decided the winner... and Nina was the first to hit it!
Another 26 are expected on Saturday, 27th April. Hopefully, we can generate enough interest to encourage some more new members! Play is expected to run from 10am to 4pm.
See pictures from last year by clicking here
NW FEDERATION MILLENNIUM LEVEL-PLAY GC TOURNAMENT
at Whitehead Park, Bury, on 17th April



David Walters won, beating Paul Rigge in the final; Colin Irwin won the 3rd place play-off.
Bowdon had 2 representatives in this event on Wednesday: David Walters & Colin Irwin

David Walters

Colin Irwin
 
CA SHORT CROQUET INTER-CLUB COMPETITION
In the first round of this relatively new competition, Bowdon were drawn against Bath, which was to have been played at the neutral ground of Kenilworth. However, Bath have not been able to raise a team and have conceded the match. Bowdon now play Huddersfield in the quarter final, at a venue still to be determined.

JOHN SAXBY WEDNESDAY COMPETITION, WEEK 3

34 members turned up to play
 
Alan Mayne wins this week's Wednesday Competition


1st. Alan Mayne 94 pts.
2nd.Will Mellor 84 pts.
3rd.
Brian Kerr 81 pts.

John Saxby Wednesday Competition Top 10
Pos.
Name
Total
Place
1
Brian Kerr
232
-
2
Alan Mayne
212
+2
3
Ken Cooper
189
-1
4=
Lorna Frost
166
+5
4=
Sheila Sandham
166
+11
6
Chris Evans
161
-
7
Adrian Apps
156
-1
8
Will Mellor
152
+13
9
Alison Court
147
+3
10
Margaret Moss
145
-6

See the full table by clicking here

SUMMER SATURDAY ONE-DAY COMPETITIONS

The first one starts this Saturday so get your name on the list if you want to play!

Dates:- 20 April; 18 May; 15 June; 20 July; 17 August; 14 September.

If you wish to play in any others please sign lists on the noticeboard.
NW FEDERATION MILLENNIUM EVENTS
Bowdon CC selects 2 players to enter each of the four Millennium events, put on by the NW Federation, free of charge, based on their performances in club competitions in the previous year:
17th April
GC Level-Play, held at Whitehead Park, Bury CC
11th May
Short Croquet, held at Fylde CC
10th July
GC Handicap, held at Chester CC
13-14th July
AC Handicap, held at Pendle & Craven CC
The first two events have been allocated but there is still 1 place left to fill in the other two. If you are interested in playing then please contact Croquet Secretary, Ken Cooper.
NW FEDERATION MILLENNIUM ADVANCED WEEKEND
13th - 14th April
 

Bowdon member Andrew Winn being presented with the A-Class trophy by Club Secretary David Walters
See more pictures by clicking here
The minutes of the March Committee Meeting have now been ratified and can be accessed from the Members' Area
NW FEDERATION LEAGUE MATCH

Sunday, 7th April: Bowdon Firs beat Bowdon St. Mary's 5-2 (NWF Weekend Handicap League)

Steve Reynolds (Capt.)

Will Mellor

Lorna Frost

Jo Pierpoint

Alan Mayne (Capt.)

Adrian Apps

Ros Pimlott

Leo Fletcher
Lorna & Will beat Alan & Leo +1 Will beat Alan +13
Steve lost to Ros -4
Steve lost to Adrian -12
Jo beat Ros +6
Lorna beat Adrian +3
Jo beat Leo +5

HOT POT SUPPER, 6th April


39 people turned up for the first annual social evening of the year where the club raised £373 towards club funds. Many thanks go to Alan, Kay & Lorna for organising the event, to all those people who helped make and prepare the food and all those who gave raffle prizes.  A special thank you goes to Janet for providing us all with another interesting quiz to do, with a prize going to the winning table! View more pictures by clicking here
2019 SATURDAY TEA ROTA

The new tea rota can now be accessed through the Tea Rota link above


INTERNAL CLUB COMPETITIONS DRAW NOW AVAILABLE

The internal club competitions draw has been made and is available on the 'Club Comps' link above and on the notice board in the clubhouse. Please be aware that, if you took note of your opponent in the Silver Box, you may have a different opponent now as the original list on the board has been changed to enable the Silver Plate to get started in June (or late May), rather than in July.
Please arrange your games before the deadline for each round.


CA TOURNAMENT AT BOWDON 2019

For those of you who have never played in a tournament before we are hosting one tournament this season which would be ideal as a ‘starter’:

July Midweek Short Croquet (AC) Tournament 16th to 17th July. Any handicap.

See details in CA Fixtures Handbook. Contact David Walters, Lorna or Alan if you interested in entering.


MONDAY SHORT COMPETITIONS

Please note that the Monday Short competitions, which are open to all, continue throughout the summer.
Just turn up at the club each week at the earlier time for the draw at 9.45am.


CANASTA AT THE CLUB

Bridge at the club has finished but Canasta will continue to take place over the summer months, so why not come down and play on a Tuesday starting at 1pm? Please bring your own lunch to the club at around 12.30pm and play will begin soon after and it will go on until approx. 4pm.
Even if you've never played before, there will be people there who can teach you.

Welcome to Bowdon Croquet Club 2019...

...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 2019 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 2019 these will be:

The May Handicap Weekend
The June Advanced Weekend
The July B-Level Advanced Weekend
The new Short Tournament (July)
The North of England Championship (August)

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 18th April 2019
Any comments or information to info@bowdoncroquet.co.uk