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2017 SUMMER
WEDNESDAY COMPETITION

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NORTH WEST FEDERATION A.G.M.
CULCHETH, SATURDAY 18th NOVEMBER 2017

 
At the NWF AGM, a number of points were discussed/implemented:
- the present 'B' Advanced League is not working as a true B-level league and a study will be undertaken throughout the year into ways of progressing this and the possibility of re-introducing an A-League in the future; someone to assist in this work is sought
- any team wishing to provide lunches to visiting league teams may offer this rather than default to everyone supplying their own food
- under CA rules. any league team may play in matching coloured shirts, so the proposed motion was withdrawn; Bowdon's team colours will be white
- Bowdon will host the Millennium Advanced tournament on 14-15th April
- an essential guide to league rules will be supplied next year by the League Manager as a number of captains did not appear to understand them during this past season
- County GC captains are sought if any NW county wishes to enter the GC County Championship on August Bank Holiday
- clubs are invited to provide a date when they can host an A-Advanced Pop-Up event
- Paul Rigge succeeds Garry Wilson as NWF Chairman and Liz Wilson takes over from Bob Connop as NWF Treasurer

Please find attached copies of the Agenda for the AGM and Minutes of the Spring Meeting.
 
The presentation of prizes to the league winners was made after the AGM when Bowdon received the Short Croquet League
title trophy for a second year and the Level-Play Croquet League title trophy for a third year running.

Steve Reynolds collects the Short League trophy from new Chairman, Paul Rigge

Graham Good receives the Level-Play GC trophy from Paul Rigge
 
See how Bowdon performed in the 6 leagues that they played in by clicking here
 

NORTH-WEST FEDERATION LEAGUE & CA CUP MATCHES 2018
Bowdon CC plays in 6 leagues and have 1 or 2 teams in each

LEAGUE 2017 TEAMS 2018 TEAMS
B-Level Advanced 1 1 - a weekend league: matches are usually played on a Sunday
Weekend Handicap 2 - St.Marys & Firs 2 - a weekend league: matches are usually played on a Sunday
Midweek Handicap 2 - Griffins & Earls 2 - a midweek league: away matches tend be played on a Wednesday but home matches are usually played on a Monday or a Friday (but not a Friday before a tournament)
Short Croquet 1 2 - a weekend league: we hope to enter another team comprising of newer members of the club so that they can gain experience; matches are usually played on a Sunday
Level-Play Golf Croquet 2 - Bandits & Sinners 1 - a midweek league: the 2 teams that we ran last year will now be amalgamated into 1 team; matches are usually played on a Thursday
Handicap Golf Croquet 1 1 - although a weekend league played on a Saturday, Bowdon are allowed to play their home matches on a Thursday

Any player wishing to play in any of the above leagues may sign up on the appropriate form on the Croquet Secretary's notice board; anyone wishing to be a team captain may also indicate this by Monday, 11th December, as we have to inform the NWF. Where 2 of our teams play in the same league, do not pick a team to play for as the team captains will get together to pick 2 balanced teams from the players wishing to play. The new second Short League team needs an experienced player to be captain.
A further sheet asks for volunteers to captain our CA knockout competition teams: Inter-Club AC, Inter-Club GC, Mary Rose Trophy & Longman Cup.

WINTER WEDNESDAY 1-BALL COMPETITION, 2017/18
36 members turned up to play
  CAS SINCLAIR WAS THIS WEEK'S COMPETITION WINNER AND GOES TOP OF THE TABLE

1st. Cas Sinclair 101 pts.
2nd. Chris Evans 95 pts.
3rd. Steve Reynolds 93 pts.
THE WINTER WEDNESDAY 1-BALL
COMPETITION, WEEK 3

1 Cas Sinclair
242 pts.
+11
=2 Graham Good
239 pts.
+4
=2 Chris Evans
239 pts.
+9
4 Diana Jerman
233 pts.
-
5 Margaret Moss
228 pts.
+3
6 Geoffrey Hunt
224 pts.
-4
7 Leo Fletcher
219 pts.
-5
8 Carol Steinberg
217 pts.
+9
9 Anne Whalley
201 pts.
-3
=10 Keith Brewster
196 pts.
-1
=10 Bryan Goude 196 pts. -
Rules for the event can be found by clicking here Full league table available here

AGM - 11th November 2017
 

 

57 club members attended the club's 97th AGM. The Presidential Remarks and Honorary Officers' reports had previously been circlualted. The meeting began at 11.15am after the 2 minute silence for Remembrance at 11am.
See details of the AGM by clicking here
Poppy Roquet Competition 2017
 
Kay Martin was the winner after being in in the lead with 9 roquets out of a maximum of 16 on the first day; no one was able to better this on the final day.
The event took place over 2 days. On Wednesday, 8th November, 27 club members attended the first of the 2 Poppy Roquet competitions held at the club to support the British Legion Poppy Appeal. A second competition was held on Saturday, 11th November, after the AGM when another 13 club members took part. A total of 320.61 was raised for this worthy cause, a new record for the event.

  See pictures from today by clicking here.
WINTER COMPETITIONS 2017/18
There will be the usual 14pt and 18pt club competitions this winter season.
People had until 29th October to sign up for these on the lists in the clubhouse.

Now that the draw has been made it is up to you to arrange your games so that they get played by the end of February; after that, there will be a series of quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals that will need to be played. The 14pt. competition will have a false use of bisque-taking so games will not be recorded on your handicap card while all 18pt. games will be recorded on the card.
 
See the draw for both competitions by clicking here

ANNUAL DINNER & DANCE, Friday 24th November

The annual Dinner & Dance is to be held at the Bowdon Rooms on Friday, 24th November. Eating will begin at 8pm followed by dancing until midnight to Dominic Halpin and The Honey B's. Pre-dinner drinks and raffle will be held at the club beforehand.
  A copy of the menu can be seen now by clicking here.

See details of last year's event by clicking here
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.
YOUTH CLUB

The YOUTH CLUB (all ages welcome) has recommenced for the winter, in the Clubhouse.
Please pop down EVERY FRIDAY from 8pm onwards for a drink and a chat or to play pool, cards or whatever.
ALL PLAYING AND SOCIAL MEMBERS ARE WELCOME, hope to see you there.
 

Welcome to Bowdon Croquet Club 2017...

...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 2017 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 2017 these are:

The May Handicap Weekend (April/May)
The June Advanced Weekend
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 18th November 2017


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