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NEW BOWDON CROQUET CLUB WEBSITE

 

After many years of valuable use, it is now felt necessary to update our club website to the latest standard website software. The CA have an offering of using their standard design website which we can tailor to a large extent to suit our needs. The advantages are that the CA host the site free of charge and support the development and trouble-shoot any problems. A number of the croquet clubs throughout the country are using this standard.

Our website team of Adrian Apps, Ken Cooper and Mike Flannery have tailored the CA standard for Bowdon and it is now available to view by following this link https://croquet-websites.org.uk/bowdon.


The website is designed not only for Members but also to attract non-members to see the facilities we have and to promote our club. As you will see there is a Members' Area which requires registration and subsequent approval by one of the website team, to be able to view the Members-only content. Members are encouraged to register prior to the final switch over date. There is still some work being done on the new website to ensure it is fully up-to-date with all the news. Also, a few of the pages are still being developed and will be completed soon. It is planned to run the old and new website in parallel during the next few weeks before a switch over during the last week of June.


After switch over, the old website will not be available. However, the website team will have access to all of the information from the old site, should it still be needed. Please have a look at the new website and feel free to register. Any comments on further development will be most welcome.

 

The Website Team



Adrian Apps demonstrates the new website to club members


CLUB COMPETITIONS
The club competition spreadsheets on the website are up-to-date, as at 24th May. The Silver Plate draw has now become available for members to access.
Please ensure that your matches are played by the scheduled date, especially if you are going away on holiday.

A.C. INTER-COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
SUSSEX COUNTY & COMPTON (EASTBOURNE) CROQUET CLUBS, 25-28 MAY

Bowdon will be represented at the forthcoming Inter-County Championship by the following members:

 
Cheshire
Surrey
Glamorgan
Warwickshire
                
    Colin Irwin                             David Maugham

John-Paul Moberly

David Walters

Martin Granger Brown
ANNUAL BARBEQUE
7pm, Friday, 21st June

 

Everyone is welcome to attend our annual BBQ at a cost of £10 per person.
Please sign up on the list in the clubhouse for a place and/or to provide a salad.
Thanks once again go to our chef extraordinaire, Colin Irwin!

NW FEDERATION LEAGUE MATCHES
 
Thursday, 23rd May: Bowdon lost 4-14 at home to Southport (NWF Handicap Golf Croquet League)

Barry Keen (Capt.)

Chris Evans

Margaret Moss

Diana Jerman
Margaret won 2 games, Barry & Chris one each
  
Saturday, 25th May: Bowdon B-Level team  are away at Pendle & Craven (NWF B-Level Advanced Croquet League)

Charles Harding (Capt.)

Dave Holland

Graham Abraham
 
Sunday, 26th May: Bowdon Bears are at home to Southport (NWF Short Croquet League)

Richard Saul (Capt.)

Keith Brewster

Brian Rust

Margaret Moss
Please note that 4 short lawns will be in use for this match for most of the day
 
JOHN SAXBY WEDNESDAY COMPETITION, WEEK 8

29 members turned up to play
 
Richard Green was this week's Wednesday Comp. winner


1st. Richard Green 89 pts.
=2nd. Cas Sinclair/Patrick Cheyne 85 pts.

John Saxby Wednesday Competition Top 10
Pos.
Name
Total
Move
1
Ken Cooper
487
-
2
Alan Mayne
451
-
3
Brian Kerr
439
-
4
Cas Sinclair
421
+5
5
Lorna Frost 404
-1
6
Andrew Kenyon
402
+1
7
Sheila Sandham
381
+3
8
Steve Reynolds
379
-
9
Chris Evans
370
-3
10
Patrick Cheyne
365
+4

See the full table by clicking here
TASTER DAY 2
Saturday, 18th May




16 people turned up for the second and final Taster Day and had a good day without the expected rain. It is now hoped that many of them will take up our offer of temporary membership for 2 months before attending our 1-day beginners' course on 28th June.
 

Again, two people had 3 wins each and a shoot-out at the peg decided the winner, which Andrew hit with his first shot!

See pictures from Taster Day 1 by clicking here

Southport Festival of Croquet

Saturday and Sunday, 29th and 30th June 2018

 

Would you like to represent the club at a fun weekend of croquet in Southport?  This is an enjoyable annual fixture for Bowdon members and is an opportunity to choose one of 5 different team events –

AC – Short, Handicap, and Advanced

Golf – Handicap, and Level play

Each team is for 3 players, except for Advanced AC and Level Play GC, which are for 2 players.

 

If you are interested please fill in the notice in the club house, indicating your handicap and food requirements, or contact Graham Abraham by email or mobile as follows –

 

m  07752 528 180              e  graham.abraham1@gmail.com

 

  ENTRIES BY 31ST May PLEASE

SUMMER SATURDAY ONE-DAY SHORT CROQUET COMPETITIONS
The first one started on Saturday, 20th April, so get your name on the list on the noticeboard if you want to play in any of the others!

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

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 for the draw at 9.45am. There wll be a maximum of 20 people using 5 short lawns.
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 24th May 2019
Any comments or information to info@bowdoncroquet.co.uk