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CLUB CALENDAR
2017 SUMMER
WEDNESDAY COMPETITION

WINNERS
NW FEDERATION
LEAGUE TABLES

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MAY HANDICAP WEEKEND, 29th April - 1st May
16 players have entered the May Handicap Weekend, to be held at the club over the May Bank Holiday Weekend.

The event will be managed by Lorna Frost and all of the lawns will be in use for the tournament for the whole 3 days. There will be 12 Bowdon players taking part:

Adrian Apps

Chris Evans

Janet Guthrie

David Holland

Barry Keen

Barry McKenzie

Carol Sinclair

Richard Smith

Carol Steinberg

Peter Taylor

Mike Steer

Sylvia Steer
See pictures from last year's event by clicking here
DAMAGE TO LAWNS

While Alan was mowing the lawns on Thursday, he came withing a few feet of mowing up a 2p piece on the nearer short lawn of lawn 2, which had been used as a marker at the Wednesday Competition. Everybody should know by now that coins are not allowed, under any circumstances, to be used in this way as another few feet and the club could have been liable for a new 5000 mower!

NW FEDERATION FESTIVAL OF CROQUET, 24th/25th June

A notice has been put up in the clubhouse asking for people interested in playing in the NW Festival of Croquet to sign up
- click here to view it


JOHN SAXBY WEDNESDAY COMPETITION WEEK 4, 26th APRIL 2016
30 members turned up to play
KAY MARTIN WINS THE STEVE LEWIS TROPHY AT THIS WEEK'S COMPETITION



1st. Kay Martin 85 pts.
2nd. Sheila Sandham 81 pts.
3rd. Sylvia Steer 76 pts.
THE JOHN SAXBY WEDNESDAY
COMPETITION TOP TEN WEEK 4

1
John Haworth
260 pts.
-
2
Lorna Frost
245 pts.
+1
3
Peter Taylor
241 pts.
-1
=4
Janice Moir
214 pts.
-
=4
Andrew Kenyon
214 pts.
+4
6
Mike Shelmerdine
211 pts.
-
7
Chris Evans
203 pts.
-2
8
Leo Fletcher
191 pts.
+6
9
Steve Reynolds
188 pts.
+4
10
Janet Guthrie
185 pts.
-1
(full league table available here)

NW FEDERATION LEAGUE MATCHES

Bowdon Bandits beat Bowdon Sinners 13-5 at home on Thursday 27th April in the NWF Level Play Golf League
The teams were:

Bowdon Bandits Bowdon Sinners







Barry Keen
Ken Cooper
Graham Good

Ros Pimlott
Chris Evans
Frank Moir
Bowdon Bandits' wins:
- Ken beat Ros 7-2, 7-5; Chris 7-1, 7-5; Frank 7-3
- Graham beat Ros 7-5, 7-3; Chris 7-1, 7-2
- Barry beat Frank 7-6; Chris 7-4; Ros 7-5, 7-4

Bowdon Sinners' wins:
- Frank beat Graham 7-4, 7-6; Ken 7-5; Barry 7-2
- Chris beat Barry 7-6

NW FEDERATION LEAGUE MATCHES

Bowdon lost at home 9 - 8 to Chester on Monday 24th April in the NWF Handicap Golf League
The team was:





Barry Keen
Carol Kelsall Jacky Davies
Alison Court

Bowdon won both doubles


Singles:  Barry won 3, Jacky won 2, Alison won 1

 


NW FEDERATION LEAGUE MATCHES

Bowdon Griffins managed to beat Bowdon Earls 4 games to 3 on Friday 21st April in a close and keenly contested match. Each Griffin wan a game except Cas who won two. Mike had a good day for Earls, winning both his games, including an innings of 12 hoops without needing a bisque.

Lorna (9) & Cas (20) beat Barry (7) & John (14) +10T
Chris (11) beat Andrew (11) +6T     Carol (16) lost to Mike (11) -11
Lorna lost to Barry -5T     Chris lost to Mike -11
Cas beat John +13T            Carol beat Andrew +4T


The teams were:
Bowdon Griffins

Carol Steinberg
Carol Sinclair
Chris Evans
Lorna Frost

Bowdon Earls





Barry McKenzie
Mike Shelmerdine
Andrew Thomson
John Haworth


NW FEDERATION LEAGUE MATCHES
Bowdon Firs lost to Bowdon St Mary's 5 games to 2 on Sunday 23rd April in the NWF Handicap League
In the morning
Cas (22) & Lorna (9) lost to Ros (14) & Jo (20) -15
Janet (9) lost to David (5) -17       Chris (11) lost to Adrian (9) -8T
In the afternoon
Lorna lost to David -8         Janet lost to Adrian -6T
Chris beat Ros +9T       Cas beat Jo +18


The teams were:
Bowdon Firs





Lorna Frost Janet Guthrie Carol Sinclair Chris Evans

Bowdon St Mary's






Ros Pimlott
David Holland
Adrian Apps
Jo Pierpoint



TEA ROTA
The Tea Rota for 2017 is now on the link above and on the notice board in the clubhouse.
However more volunteers are needed. Please sign up on the notice in the clubhouse if you are able to help on the dates not yet taken. Thank you.
MacROBERTSON SHIELD
AC's World Test Match, 18th April - 4th May


The MacRobertson Shield is the top tier of the World Croquet Federation's World Team Championship. Australia, England, New Zealand and the United States of America compete for this coverted trophy. The World Team Championship is the Olympics of Association Croquet. It is played every three or four years in one of the competing countries. In 2017, the MacRobertson Shield will be played from 18th April to 4th May at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California, USA.
The England team comprises Samir Patel (Captain), Jamie Burch, James Death, James Hopgood, Stephen Mulliner and Bowdon's David Maugham.
To see how well England are doing and in particular how our David Maugham is doing click here


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 28th April 2017


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