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GC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 25th FEB - 5th MAR 2017
 


Bowdon Secretary David Walters will be playing in the World Golf Croquet Championship in Cairnlea, Victoria, Australia. He was invited by Wales to take part in the singl
es tournament.
Best of luck, David!

WINTER WEDNESDAY 1-BALL COMPETITION WEEK 12, 15th FEBRUARY 2017
(28 players attended this week)
  Diana Jerman and Tim McCoy win
Winter Wednesday 1-Ball Competition
BUT Geoffrey Hunt goes top of the pile.



=1st. Diana Jerman 94 pts.
=1st. Tim McCoy 94 pts.
3rd. Patrick Cheyne 92 pts.

 
THE WINTER WEDNESDAY
1-BALL COMPETITION TOP TEN
 
1
Geoffrey Hunt
665 pts.
+1
2
Alan Mayne 654 pts.
-1
3
Diana Jerman 646 pts.
+2
4
Peter Taylor
642 pts.
-1
5
Kay Martin 637 pts.
-1
6
Mike Shelmerdine 636 pts.
+6
7
Leo Fletcher 632 pts.
-1
8
Graham Good
630 pts.
-1
9
Pauline Hennell
610 pts.
-
10 Bob Hunter
601 pts.
-2
(full league table available here)

Minutes of the Club Committee Meeting of 9th January have now been ratified and can be found in the Members' Area
NW FEDERATION SPRING MEETING, Saturday 4th March
Everyone is invited to the attend the NW Federation Spring Meeting, to be held at Culcheth Sports & Social Club, Charnock Road, Culcheth WA3 5SH.
Please click to obtain the Agenda, Draft League Rules and Minutes of the 2016 AGM, as appropriate.


See Bowdon team captains/representatives receiving their league trophies at the AGM, held in November, by clicking here
The revised version of the BCC Rules and Bye-Laws for 2016 can be found in the Members' Area
CLUB COMPETITIONS ENTRY FORM
 
The Entry Form for the Internal Comps for 2017 can be found by clicking here. The closing date for entries is 10th March so everyone needs to get their forms filled in and returned quickly in readiness for the start of the season. An electronic personal copy was also recently sent out by Mike Steer but a paper copy can be obtained on request. 
NW FEDERATION LEAGUE

BOWDON TEAMS NEED YOU

Bowdon has teams in all of the NW Federation Croquet Leagues:

Weekend and Weekday Handicap Teams
Weekend Short Croquet
Handicap Golf
Level Play Golf

If you are interested in playing for any of these teams, please contact
the team captains (listed on the website), or speak to any member of
the Committee.


Handicap Meeting 10am Saturday, 25th March 2017,


at Bury Croquet Club, Whitehead Park, Ainsworth Road, Elton, BL8 2PY


This meeting, to be run by Don Williamson, is for ALL handicappers in clubs in the North West Federation and for others who may be interested.

 

It will cover both Association and Golf Croquet:-


         The appointment, duties, responsibilities and limitations of action for Club and CA handicappers.

         The guidance and tools available.

         A Discussion session, questions and answers.

Please advise if you would like to attend.

WINTER CROQUET

The Winter Wednesday One-Ball competition commenced on 26th October, 2016, and, each week that the weather permits us to use the lawns throughout the winter, players should gather at 10.30am for an 11am start. The recent closure of the lawns has meant that the 1-Ball competition Finals Day for the top 8 players will now be on 29th March; other players may enjoy a normal 1-Ball competition that day, but scoring will not count towards anything.
 

Besides the weekly One-Ball, there are 2 winter competitions run for 14pt. and 18pt. games and details of the draw, played in groups, can be found by clicking here (also shown on club notice board). Lawns will not be ready for general use until 11.00am. The 14/18pt. competition Finals Day has been put back to 3rd April when the semi-finals and finals will be played either side of a lunch put on for the participants.
 
The Tuesday Solomon Grundy competition will continue throughout the winter months. Don't forget the new start time of 11am and that it is only open to those with a handicap of 20 or better with games being recorded on one's handicap card.
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 17th February 2017


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