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CHARITY 1-BALL COMPETITION

Just to let you know that the 215 we raised in March for charity was part of a national effort that involved 37 heats and 497 participants. Because of the awful weather there were some cancellations and postponements, and some heats had lower attendance than they might have done without the cold and rain. So, this is excellent and yet another record. There were 40 participants in the final - again this might have been greater if the CA had not set the date of the National Croquet Day to be the same as this finals date, since a number of qualifiers were busy in their home clubs. The total amount raised for the Downs Syndrome Association was 4,471, which will be supplemented by 903 of Gift Aid - another record, and the first time that the nominated charity will benefit by more than 5,000. So a big thank you to all.


CLUB COMPETITIONS

The Silver Plate Competition has been drawn and is available on the Club Comps link above.
The results (up to 17th May) of the other club competitions are also shown on the above link.
Please make sure that your games are played by the due dates and the results entered on the sheets on the notice board.
Many Thanks.

JOHN SAXBY WEDNESDAY COMPETITION 2018

32 members turned up to play
Colin Irwin won this week's competition

1st. Colin Irwin 85 pts.
2nd. Lorna Frost 74 pts.
3rd. Bryan Goude 70 pts.

SUMMER WEDNESDAY COMPETITION TOP TEN, AS AT 16th MAY
1st.
Jo Pierpoint 299 pts.
+1
2nd.
Lorna Frost 290 pts.
+2
=3rd.
Carol Steinberg
278 pts.
-2
=3rd.
Janet Guthrie
278 pts.
-
5th.
Bryan Goude 274 pts.
+2
6th.
Cas Sinclair 261 pts.
+1
7th.
Leo Fletcher
252 pts.
+5
8th.
John Lucas 251 pts.
+2
9th.
Pauline Hennel
234pts.
+6
10th.
Chris Evans
228 pts.
+1

Full table can be found by clicking here

NW FEDERATION MID-WEEK HANDICAP LEAGUE
BOWDON EARLS v WESTMORLAND, THURSDAY 17th MAY

 Bowdon Earls beat Westmorland 4-3 in the NW Federation Mid-week Handicap League on Thursday 17th May at Westmorland. The Team was:





Mike Shelmerdine (Capt.)
John Lucas
Leo Fletcher
Keith Brewster

John Lucas (4) & Keith Brewster (22) lost to
John Shakespeare (9) & Mike Patefield (24) -5T

Mike Shelmerdine (8) beat
David Lloyd (7) +16

Leo Fletcher (14) beat
Simon Robins (14) +4T

Mike S lost to John S -13T
John L beat David +11
Leo beat Mike P +5T
Keith lost to Simon -4T

NW FEDERATION MID-WEEK HANDICAP LEAGUE
BOWDON GRIFFINS v CHESTER, FRIDAY 18th MAY

 Bowdon Griffins beat Chester 6-1 in the NW Federation Mid-week Handicap League on Friday 18th May at Bowdon.
The Team was:





Adrian Apps (Capt.)
Cas Sinclair
Brian Rust
Geoffrey Hunt

Adrian Apps (8) & Brian Rust (18) beat
John Dawson (3.5) & Helen Brophy (9) +15T

Cas Sinclair (18) beat
David Guyton (5) +3T

Geoffrey Hunt (14) lost to
Paul Watson (7) -9T

Adrian beat John +14
Cas beat Helen +7T
Brian beat Paul +16T
Geoffrey beat David +16

NW FEDERATION HANDICAP LEAGUE
BOWDON St MARY'S v CHESTER, SUNDAY 20th MAY

 Bowdon St Mary's lost to Chester 3-4 in the NW Federation Handicap League on Sunday 20th May at Bowdon.
The Team was:





Alan Mayne (Capt.)
Graham Abraham
Kay Martin
Jo Pierpoint

Alan Mayne (0) & Kay Martin (9) lost to
David Boyd (6) & Paul Taylor (20) -3

Graham Abraham (6) beat
John Dawson (3.5) +9

Jo Pierpoint (20) lost to
Brian Walton (16) -3

Alan beat John +10
Graham beat David +3
Kay lost to Brian -11
Jo lost to Paul -5


BURY FUN DAYS
Bury C.C. are shortly to hold their annual Golf Croquet (Tuesday, 7th August) and Association Croquet (Saturday, 9th June) Fun Days at Coronation Park - please click here for more information about entry

BEGINNERS' COURSE
 
This year's Beginners Course continues with week 3 on Thursday, 24th May. 
Many thanks to those who came to help.

See last year's article
ALTERNATE SHOT DOUBLES
 
THE VERY POPULAR ALTERNATE SHOT DOUBLES COMPETITION, WHICH STARTED LAST YEAR FOR LESS EXPERIENCED PLAYERS TO GAIN KNOWLEDGE, CONTINUES THIS FRIDAY (25th MAY) 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.

NW FEDERATION FESTIVAL OF CROQUET

Would you like to represent the club at a fun weekend of croquet in Southport?  This is an annual fixture for Bowdon members and is an opportunity to choose one of 4 different team events. Each team is for 3 players, except for Advanced which is for 2 players playing doubles.

  If you are interested, please fill in one of the team forms attached or on the notice board, or contact Graham Abraham by email or mobile directly by Monday, 28th May.

See pictures from last year by clicking here.
SOLOMON GRUNDY RULES CHANGE
Great news! The upper handicap limit of 20 has now been raised to 22, so a few more of you can join in on a Tuesday.



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 21st May 2018
Any comments or information to info@bowdoncroquet.co.uk