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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


NW FEDERATION LEAGUE MATCHES

Bowdon Bears play Fylde away in the NWF Short League on Saturday 22nd June
The team is:






Richard Saul
Nan Saul
Alan Mayne
Kay Martin

Bowdon play Culcheth away in the NWF Golf Handicap League on Saturday 22nd June
The team is:





Leo Fletcher Cas Sinclair
Carol Steinberg Jack Good




HOME INTERNATIONALS
BUDLEIGH SALTERTON, 9th - 10th JUNE



Club member, David Maugham, will captain England at the Home Internationals
JOHN SAXBY WEDNESDAY COMPETITION, WEEK 12
 
32 members turned up to play
 
John Lambie & Pauline Hennell were this week's joint winners
 


=1st. John Lambie 85 pts.
=1st. Pauline Hennell 85 pts.
3rd.
Cas Sinclair 78 pts.

John Saxby Wednesday Competition Top 10
Pos.
Name
Total
Move
1
Cas Sinclair
590
=
2
Brian Kerr
524
=
3
Ken Cooper
521
=
4
John Haworth
516
=
5
Lorna Frost
480
=
6
Andrew Kenyon
469
+2
7
Patrick Cheyne
466
-1
8
Sylvia Steer
464
+3
9
Alan Mayne
463
-2
10
Pauline Hennell
455
+4

See the full table by clicking here
JUNE ADVANCED WEEKEND
1st - 2nd June
 
David Maugham won the Peterson Cup for the 14th time!

Club member David Maugham recciving the Peterson Cup from Vice President Liz Webb

Runner-up Ian Lines

Consolation Egyptian winner Alison Maugham
 
Eleven players contested the event, including several Bowdon members:

David Maugham

Alison Maugham

Andrew Winn

Colin Irwin

John Lucas
 
CA INTER-CLUB & NW FEDERATION LEAGUE MATCHES

Sunday, 2nd June: Bowdon St. Mary's lost 2-5 away at Bury Caesars (NWF Weekend Handicap League)

Alan Mayne


Kay Martin

Adrian Apps

Mike Shelmerdine

Thursday, 6th June: Bowdon beat Chester 10-8 at home (NWF Handicap Golf Croquet League)

Alan Mayne (Capt.)

Alison Court

Cas Sinclair

Carole Kelsall

Friday, 7th June: Bowdon lost at Chester 0-7 (CA Inter-Club Longman Cup, 2nd Round)

Mike Shelmerdine (Capt.)

Dave Holland

Andrew Thomson

Barry McKenzie

Saturday, 8th June: Bowdon had a walkover against Huddersfield (CA Inter-Club Short Croquet Competition, Quarter Final)

Richard Saul (Capt.)

Keith Brewster

Nan Saul

Margaret Moss
Bowdon now play Westmorland/Penrith in the semi-final, to be played by 18th August

Sunday, 9th June: Bowdon Cubs beat Chester 12-4 (NWF Short Croquet League)

Leo Fletcher (Capt.)

Pauline Hennell

Cas Sinclair

Sue Lucas
Leo (5) beat Paul Taylor (7) 14-4
- beat Robert 14-6
- beat Jayne 14-2
- beat Sally 14-11
Pauline (5) lost to Robert Jones (9) 7-14
- beat Paul 14-3
- beat Sally 14-0
- beat Jayne 14-8
Cas (7) beat Sally Slater (3) 14-2
- beat Jayne 14-2
- lost to Robert 6-14
- beat Paul 14-0
Sue (7) beat Jayne Taylor (5) 14-2
- beat Sally 14-0
- lost to Paul 11-12
- lost to Robert 10-14


CA INTER-CLUB & NW FEDERATION LEAGUE MATCHES


Bowdon's match against Pinchbeck at Nottingham for CA Inter-Club Mary Rose Trophy, 2nd Round has been postponed until early July.

Thursday, 13th June: Bowdon Earls lost at Pendle 1-6 (NWF Midweek Handicap League). The team was:

John Lucas (Capt.)

Andrew Thomson

Mike Shelmerdine

Keith Brewster
John ((2.5) & Keith (14) lost to Robin Delves (12) & Libby Dixon (14) -8
Mike (7) lost to Paul Dowdall (6) -6
Andrew T (6) lost to Andrew Webb (4) -10
John beat Andrew W +1T
Andrew T lost to Paul -16
Mike lost to Robin -1T
Keith lost to Libby -2

Bowdon Griffins match against Southport (NWF Midweek Handicap League) due on 14th June has been postponed to 12th September.

Sunday, 16th June: Bowdon Firs beat Pendle & Craven 4-3 (NWF Weekend Handicap League). The team was:

Lorna Frost (Capt.)

Barry Keen

Cas Sinclair

Will Mellor
Lorna (10) & Will (4) beat Catherine Parnell (8) & Robin Delves (12) +7
Cas (20) beat Paul Dowdall (6) +16 Barry (5) beat Andrew Webb (4) +9
Lorna lost to Catherine -6
Barry lost to Paul -6
Cas beat Robin +22
Will lost to Andrew -2

Southport Festival of Croquet

Saturday and Sunday, 29th and 30th June 2018


Bowdon will send 4 teams to the event:
-Advanced AC (Capt. Mike Steer)
-Handicap AC (Capt. Adrian Apps)
- Short AC (Capt. Richard Saul)
- Handicap GC (Capt. Margaret Moss)


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

Nottinghamshire win, Surrey are 2nd, Cheshire finish 5th and Glamorgan are promoted from Division 2 as champions - see details here


Cheshire

Glamorgan

Bowdon were represented at the Inter-County Championship by the following members:

 
Cheshire
Surrey
Glamorgan
Warwickshire
CA Select

 David Maugham

John-Paul Moberly

David Walters

Martin Granger Brown

Alison Maugham
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!

SUMMER SATURDAY ONE-DAY SHORT CROQUET COMPETITIONS
Get your name on the list on the noticeboard if you want to play on any of the forthcoming days

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 20th June 2019
Any comments or information to info@bowdoncroquet.co.uk