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LAWNS CLOSED
  The lawns were verti-drained on Thursday, 7th December, and 2 lawns have been set out on the top tier. The lawns are now expected to be closed for a few days until the snow has gone - then there is the liklihood of frost!
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NW FEDERATION AGM MINUTES
The unconfirmed minutes of the NWF AGM have now been published and can be accessed by clicking here
WINTER WEDNESDAY 1-BALL COMPETITION, 2017/18
26 members turned up to play
  GRAHAM GOOD WAS THIS WEEK'S WINNER AND GOES TOP OF THE TABLE

1st. Graham Good 92 pts.
2nd. Sue Lucas 88 pts.
3rd. Steve Reynolds 87 pts.
THE WINTER WEDNESDAY 1-BALL
COMPETITION, WEEK 4

1 Graham Good
331 pts.
+1
2 Diana Jerman
317 pts.
+2
3 Chris Evans
308 pts.
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4 Cas Sinclair
305 pts.
-3
5 Geoffrey Hunt
289 pts.
+1
6 Steve Reynolds
278 pts.
+6
7 Mike Shelmerdine
277 pts.
+5
8 Anne Whalley
269 pts.
+1
9 Bryan Goude
261 pts.
+1
10 Lorna Frost
255 pts.
+4
Rules for the event can be found by clicking here Full league table available here


NORTH-WEST FEDERATION LEAGUE & CA CUP MATCHES 2018
Bowdon CC plays in 6 leagues and have 1 or 2 teams in each

LEAGUE 2017 TEAMS 2018 TEAMS
B-Level Advanced 1 1 - a weekend league: matches are usually played on a Sunday
Weekend Handicap 2 - St.Marys & Firs 2 - a weekend league: matches are usually played on a Sunday
Midweek Handicap 2 - Griffins & Earls 2 - a midweek league: away matches tend be played on a Wednesday but home matches are usually played on a Monday or a Friday (but not a Friday before a tournament)
Short Croquet 1 2 - a weekend league: we hope to enter another team comprising of newer members of the club so that they can gain experience; matches are usually played on a Sunday
Level-Play Golf Croquet 2 - Bandits & Sinners 1 - a midweek league: the 2 teams that we ran last year will now be amalgamated into 1 team; matches are usually played on a Thursday
Handicap Golf Croquet 1 1 - although a weekend league played on a Saturday, Bowdon are allowed to play their home matches on a Thursday

Any player wishing to play in any of the above leagues may sign up on the appropriate form on the Croquet Secretary's notice board and anyone wishing to be a team captain may also indicate this, by Monday, 11th December, as we have to inform the NWF. Where 2 of our teams play in the same league, do not pick a team to play for as the team captains will get together to pick 2 balanced teams from the players wishing to play. The new second Short League team needs an experienced player to be captain.
A further sheet asks for volunteers to captain our CA knockout competition teams: Inter-Club AC, Inter-Club GC, Mary Rose Trophy & Longman Cup.

WINTER COMPETITIONS 2017/18
There will be the usual 14pt and 18pt club competitions this winter season.
People had until 29th October to sign up for these on the lists in the clubhouse.

Now that the draw has been made it is up to you to arrange your games so that they get played by the end of February; after that, there will be a series of quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals that will need to be played. The 14pt. competition will have a false use of bisque-taking so games will not be recorded on your handicap card while all 18pt. games will be recorded on the card.
 
See the draw for both competitions by clicking here

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 10th December 2017
Any comments or information to info@bowdoncroquet.co.uk