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2018 SUMMER
WEDNESDAY COMPETITION

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NW FEDERATION LEAGUE MATCHES

Thursday, 16th August: Bowdon St. Mary's lost at home to Pendle & Craven 2-5.


Alan Mayne (Capt.)
Adrian Apps
Mike Shelmerdine
Leo Fletcher
Alan (0) & Leo (14) lost to Robin Delves (12) & Libby Dixon (14) -5
Mike (7) lost to Catherine Parnell (9) -5
Adrian (6) lost to Paul Dowdall (7) -14
Alan beat Paul +4
Adrian lost to Catherine -19
Mike beat Robin +20
Leo lost to Libby -1T


Sunday, 19th August: Bowdon Firs match at home to Southport
Note that 2 lawns will be unavailable to club members until about 5pm



Lorna Frost (Capt.)
Barry Keen
Chris Evans
Pauline Hennell


JOHN SAXBY WEDNESDAY COMPETITION 2018


34 members turned up to play
Keith Brewster is the winner in Week 18



1st. Keith Brewster 87 pts.
2nd. Pauline Hennell 86 pts.
3rd.
Kay Martin 74 pts.

SUMMER WEDNESDAY COMPETITION TOP TEN
AS AT 15th AUGUST
1st. Keith Brewster 591 pts. +1
2nd. Lorna Frost 560 pts. -1
3rd. Ken Cooper 549 pts. +2
4th. Jo Pierpoint 548 pts. -1
=5th. Andrew Kenyon 537 pts. -1
=5th. Pauline Hennell 537 pts. +4
7th. Steve Reynolds 527 pts. -1
8th. Louise Cheyne 501 pts. =
=9th. Cas Sinclair 497 pts. -2
=9th. Bryan Goude
497 pts. +5


Full table can be found by clicking here

REPORTING OF NWF LEAGUE RESULTS

Will all NW Federation team captains please be aware that Ivan Wheatley is in intensive care in Preston Hospital and is expected to be out of action for the rest of the season. To avoid any inconvenience to Ivan's wife, please send any league match results to Tony Thomas, whose contact details are:

 
Email: tonythomasuk1987@gmail.com


Mobile or Text: 07841 538 676

 

If there are any queries about matches, rule interpretation, postponements, etc. please send these to Tony and he will discuss them with appropriate Federation Officers and get back to you as quickly as possible.

  We all wish Ivan and his family our kindest thoughts and best wishes for the immediate future.


RUPERT WEBB'S OBITUARY

Martin Granger Brown was asked by the CA to write an obituary for Rupert that will be included in a future edition of the Croquet Gazette. Here is what he wrote:


Rupert Webb   30th May 1928 – 16th July 2018

 

Bowdon Croquet Club treasures the memory of Rupert Webb, an active member for the past 33 years.   He was introduced to the game and to the Club on his marriage in 1985 (to the former Liz Taylor, already a Club member for 7 years and a ‘Cover Girl’ for the CA development drive.    Rupert was a keen golfer and took to Croquet with the wholehearted enthusiasm which we all came to associate with his approach to everything worthwhile.   He had recently become Chairman of the Galt subsidiary responsible for their wooden toys, having produced their famous large wooden beech blocks in the 1960s, and receiving the Royal Society of Arts Award for excellence in Design in 1976.    He shared his wood manufacturing skills for 15 years through a British development agency to help worldwide developing communities, and found time to devote to charities nearer home.   He brought all his life skills and experience to his membership of the Bowdon Club, serving on the committee for some years and being a notable house manager (with Golf Club experience).    As a former Captain and President of his Golf Club his wise advice was often invaluable, and he was a generous benefactor to Bowdon on many occasions.   His splendid weathervane stands as a visible and lasting memorial to his time with us and the access ramp to the clubhouse was his last such donation – though confiding it was not as he would have designed it!


His retirement from Galt Toys in 1993 gave him time to improve his croquet and until 2008 he became a regular winner of handicap and Class events, off a handicap as low as 6 (like Liz!).   Rupert was kind, wise, witty, humourous, outspoken and enthusiastic, but above all a loyal friend known as such by many members of the Club.   He and Liz catered for many a tournament lunch or tea, and their Saturday Club Teas were always very popular.    Hurlingham and Budleigh were his favourite external tournament venues in the UK, both he and Liz travelling widely to play croquet and to make friends in the USA, South Africa and Corfu.    Their plans for 2018 were cancelled at short notice when he became ill.    His life was celebrated at St Bartholomew’s Church in Wilmslow where more than 300 attended to remember him as a man who could always be relied upon for a word of encouragement to ‘do the right thing’ in play and in life.   He is sorely missed. 



NW FEDERATION LEAGUE MATCHES
 
Wednesday, 8th August: Bowdon Griffins lost 2-5 at Southport (NWF Midweek League)

Carol Steinberg (Capt.)

Chris Evans

Adrian Apps

Cas Sinclair
Carl Steinberg (14) & Chris Evans (10) lost to
John Haslam (1) & Tony Thomas (5) -3
Adrian Apps (6) lost to Peter Williams (22) -15
Cas Sincair (18) lost to Derek Lunt (22) -9
Carol beat Derek +3
Chris lost to Tony -3
Adrian beat John +3
Cas lost to Derek -6
 
Wednesday, 8th August: Bowdon Earls lost 1-6 away at Chester (NWF Midweek League)

John Lucas (Capt.)

Andrew Thomson

Andrew Kenyon

Leo Fletcher
John Lucas (3) lost to Helen Brophy (9) -1T
Andrew Thomson (8) lost to Derek Bell-Jones (11) -8T
Andrew Kenyon (12) & Leo Fletcher (14) lost to
Alan Clare (7) & Michael Miller (8) -5
T
John beat Alan +7T
Andrew T lost to Michael -15
Andrew K lost to Helen -11
Leo lost to Derek -11T

Earls players were always struggling to control the slope and varied speed of Chester's Lawns.  The Chester players played very well and we only managed one win.  Rain came down heavily towards the end of the morning session and throughout lunch, but ended in the early stages of the afternoon games.Then the sun came out strongly.  Thus the lawns had considerable variation in speed during the day.

 
Thursday, 9th August: Bowdon lost 8-10 at home to Bury South (NWF GC Handicap League)


Margaret Moss  (Capt)


Alison Court


Anne Whalley

Jack Good

Bowdon lost 7-9 to Bury South, with 2 games drawn. One of our wins came from the doubles (Alison & Jack), 2 more from Margart & Alison in their singles, but Jack was the star winning all 4 of his games!

 
Saturday, 11th August: Bowdon Cubs lost 5-11 at home to Bury (NWF Short Croquet League)

John Haworth (Capt.)

Bryan Goude

John Lambie

Jacky Davies
John Haworth (4)
- beat Vi Richards (7) 7-6
- lost to Helena Nuttall 11-12
- lost to Richard Harvey 10-7
- lost to Tony Phillips 13-14
Bryan Goude (10)
- lost to Richard Harvey (5)
- lost to Tony 7-14
- lost to Vi Richards 5-14
- lost to Helena Nuttall
John Lambie (9)
- beat Helena Nuttall (10) 14-5
- beat Vi Richards 14-11
- lost to Tony 8-14
- lost to Richard Harvey 8-14
Jacky Davies (9)
- lost to Tony Phillips (½) 7-14
- beat Richard Harvey 9-7
- beat Helena Nuttall 14-7
- lost to Vi Richards 6-8
 
Sunday, 12th August: Bowdon Firs lose 3-4 at home to Bury Peelers (NWF AC Handicap League)

Steve Reynolds (Capt.)

Will Mellor

John Lucas

Cas Sinclair
Steve Reynolds (11) & Will Mellor (4) beat
Malcolm Daines (5) & Ken Anderton (6) +2T
John Lucas (3) beat Margaret Eccles (14) +1T
Cas Sinclair (18) lost to Phil Nuttall (11) -1T
Steve lost to Phil -2T
Will lost to Ken -15
John beat Malcolm +21
Cas lost to Margaret -10T
 
Sunday, 12th August: Bowdon Bears beat Chester 14-2 at home (NWF Short Croquet League)

Richard Saul (Capt.)

Sue Lucas

Jo Pierpoint

Margaret Moss
Richard Saul (6)
- beat Maureen Corrigan (10) 14-4
- beat Hugh Bray 14-12
- beat Barbara Jones 14-7
- beat Roger Edwards 14-1
Sue Lucas (7)
- beat Hugh Bray (10) 14-6
- beat Maureen Corrigan 9-7
- lost to Roger Edwards 9-14
- beat Barbara Jones 14-8
Jo Pierpoint (8)
- beat Roger Edwards (2½) 14-12
- beat Barbara Jones 14-5
- beat Hugh Bray 14-2
- beat Maureen Corrigan 14-11
Margaret Moss (9)
- beat Barbara Jones (9) 12-10
- lost to Roger Edwards 9-14
- beat Maureen Corrigan 14-3
- beat Hugh Bray 14-7
 
Sunday, 12th August: Bowdon St. Mary's match away at Crake Valley was postponed owing to flooded lawns (NWF W/E Handicap League)

Alan Mayne (Capt.)

Adrian Apps

Kay Martin

Leo Fletcher
 
WILD WEDNESDAY
Wednesday, 5th September

 
Please sign up on the list in the clubhouse if you wish to take part in the competition. A maximum number of 24 players, based on their attendance throughout the season, will be eligible. Contestants are expected to wear whites.
ALLOCATION DATE IS WEDNESDAY, 29th AUGUST.
 
As this is a stand-alone competition, scores are not included in the overall totals for the Wednesday Competition.
Mars Bar bisque reduction does NOT apply.

 
See pictures from last year by clicking here
CLUB COMPETITIONS
The club competition pages are up-to-date, as at 14th August. Please let Ken Cooper know if you are not going to be able to complete a match on time.
BEGINNERS' CORNER
ALTERNATE SHOT DOUBLES
 
THE VERY POPULAR ALTERNATE SHOT DOUBLES COMPETITION, WHICH STARTED LAST YEAR FOR LESS EXPERIENCED PLAYERS TO GAIN KNOWLEDGE, CONTINUES EVERY FRIDAY AT 6.30PM; IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND, PLEASE BE THERE BY 6.15PM TO SORT OUT PAIRINGS. ALL ARE WELCOME AND MORE EXPERIENCED PLAYERS ARE NEEDED TO COME ALONG TO HELP TO PARTNER OUR BEGINNERS AND IMPROVERS.
 
THE NEXT 3 WEEKS ARE FREE FOR THIS EVENT BEFORE NORTHERN WEEK BEGINS ON FRIDAY, 6th JULY.
 

MONDAY COACHING
 
 One of the club coaches, Ros Pimlott, runs a Monday coaching session for those players who feel that they would benefit from extra tuition. She runs an Association Croquet (AC) session in the morning (10am - 12pm) and a Golf Croquet (GC) session in the afternoon (1pm - 3pm), so just turn up as
anyone is welcome.

Ros can be found on the lawns every Monday with a few exceptions:
18th June, 9th July, 16th July & 27th August.


Welcome to Bowdon Croquet Club 2018...

...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 2018 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 2018 these are:

The May Handicap Weekend
The June Advanced Weekend
The Home Internationals
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 16th August 2018
Any comments or information to info@bowdoncroquet.co.uk