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 CLUB MEMBERS'
HANDICAPS


CLUB CALENDAR
2018 SUMMER
WEDNESDAY COMPETITION

WINNERS
NW FEDERATION
LEAGUE TABLES

B-Advanced
Handicap
Midweek
Short
Level Play Golf
Handicap Golf

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A Class
 
Andrew Winn v. Colin Irwin v.
Martin Granger Brown

B Class
FINAL: Charles Harding
v. John Lucas
C Class

WINNER: MIKE SHELMERDINE

RUNNERS-UP: Barry McKenzie/Andrew Thomson
 
D Class

Andrew Kenyon
v.
Geoffrey Hunt/Carol Steinberg
 
E Class
WINNER: KEITH BREWSTER

RUNNERS-UP: Sue Lucas/Carole Kelsall
 
14pt. Advanced
 
David Walters v. Charles Harding
v. David Walters v. Charles Harding  
14pt. Handicap

FINAL: Alan Mayne
v.
Carol Steinberg
Silver Box
 
Graham Good v. Pauline Hennell
v.
Peter Mayne v. Jo Pierpoint
 
Silver Plate
 
Sylvia Steer v. David Walters
v.
David Holland v. Louise Cheyne
 
Short

WINNER: CAS SINCLAIR

RUNNER-UP: John Lucas

Handicap Doubles  
 
Andrew Winn/Steve Moores v.
Mike Steer/Bryan Goude
v.
Colin Irwin/Mike Blackburn
 
Handicap Golf

WINNER: JACKY DAVIES

RUNNER-UP: Cas Sinclair
Level-Play Golf
David Walters
v.
David Crawford v. Graham Good
 


SATURDAY TEAS
Please note that, as lawns 1 & 2 will be closed for the winter months, the last Saturday Tea will be held on Saturday, 29th September, when Anne Whalley & Anne O'Reilly will be puting on a splendid spead for your delight!
JOHN SAXBY WEDNESDAY COMPETITION
Week 22 - 19th September 2018
24 members attended
John Lucas wins the Steve Lewis Trophy this week



 
WEDNESDAY COMPETITION

  TOP TEN
1st Keith Brewster 610 Pts =
2nd Chris Evans 567 Pts =
3rd Lorna Frost 562 Pts =
4th Ken Cooper 555 Pts =
5th Jo Pierpoint 551 Pts =
6th Andrew Kenyon 549 Pts =
7th Barry McKenzie 547 Pts +1
8th John Lucas
546 Pts +5
9th Pauline Hennell 537 Pts -2
10th Steve Reynolds 527 Pts -1

1st John Lucas - 88 Pts
2nd Alan Mayne - 75 Pts
3rd Bryan Goude - 63 Pts
The full table of results can be seen by clicking here


In anticipation of work starting to hollow tine, reseed & top dress lawns 1 & 2, the last 'counting' week to ascertain the overall Wednesday Competition winner was 19th September. The final week will be 26th September when there will be the usual end of term party and the presentation of the trophy to the winner.
The winter one-ball competition will commence on Wednesday, 3rd October, using 4 short lawns on lawns 3 & 4.


BRIDGE CLUB
Starts Monday 24th September




Bridge sessions start on Monday 24th September and every Monday at the Clubhouse.
Come along at 7pm for an evening of Bridge. There is no need to bring a partner - just turn up.

CRAFT & PRODUCE FAIR FORERUNNER
PLANT SALE


Frank & Janice Moir have kindly donated a variety of plants for the Craft & Produce Fair.
They are on display at the clubhouse and available at bargain prices.

This is an early sale so that you can get them in your garden and growing before the threat of frosts in October.

All proceeds for club funds.

CRAFT AND PRODUCE FAIR

Wednesday 31st October afternoon

 from 2pm

 

Members are asked to donate suitable items for sale

and/or come along and buy

 
 
Proceeds for club funds

NW FEDERATION HANDICAP GOLF LEAGUE
Sunday 23rd September 2018
     
Bowdon play Bury North at Bury in the NWF Handicap Golf League on Sunday 23rd September.
The team is:





Leo Fletcher
Brian Rust
Alison Court
Jacky Davies
 

CA SHORT COMPETITION SEMI-FINAL
27th SEPTEMBER 2018 (changed from 20th Sept.)
 
Bowdon play Penrith & the North Lakes, at home, in the semi-final of the new national CA Short Competition on Thursday 27th September.
2 lawns will be in use from 10am to about 5pm
The team is:





Richard Saul
Nan Saul
Keith Brewster
Jacky Davies


CROQUET ASSOCIATION B-LEVEL ADVANCED WEEKEND
15th - 16th SEPTEMBER 2018

 

Mike Sandler wins the Sheila Black Salver beating Graham Good 2 games to nil in the final of the B-Level Advanced Weekend. In the process he reduced his handicap from 3.5 to 3.
12 players took part including 10 from Bowdon.

 


Winner - Mike Sandler
For full details please click here
ADVANCE NOTICE OF 2018 AGM
SATURDAY 10th NOVEMBER


The 2018 AGM will be held on Saturday 10th November at the club house.
Any Members wishing to propose any resolutions, nomination for Committee position, or alteration of any club rule should give notice in writing to the Hon. Secretary before 1st October in accordance with the Rules.
Full notice, including proposals and reports, will be issued in due course.

Minutes of the Committee Meeting held on 13th August are now available in the Members Area.
PLEASE NOTE
The lawns need to be converted from full to short size, as required, on a regular basis. Hoops and strings for this purpose are stored on the benches in the huts.
 
Recently these items have been moved by a club member(s) onto the floor under the benches.
 
This is unsatisfactory as the hoops are less secure and could be knocked over by players' feet. Further, this interference means that items are muddled and not immediately available for use when required.


Alan  Mayne
Ground Manager
CLUB COMPETITIONS
The club competition pages are up-to-date, as at 18th September. Please let Steve Reynolds know if you are not going to be able to complete a match on time.
BEGINNERS' CORNER
ALTERNATE SHOT DOUBLES
 
THE VERY POPULAR ALTERNATE SHOT DOUBLES COMPETITION, WHICH STARTED LAST YEAR FOR LESS EXPERIENCED PLAYERS TO GAIN KNOWLEDGE, CONTINUES EVERY FRIDAY 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.
 
THE NEXT 3 WEEKS ARE FREE FOR THIS EVENT BEFORE NORTHERN WEEK BEGINS ON FRIDAY, 6th JULY.
 

MONDAY COACHING
 
 One of the club coaches, Ros Pimlott, runs a Monday coaching session for those players who feel that they would benefit from extra tuition. She runs an Association Croquet (AC) session in the morning (10am - 12pm) and a Golf Croquet (GC) session in the afternoon (1pm - 3pm), so just turn up as
anyone is welcome.

Ros can be found on the lawns every Monday with a few exceptions:
18th June, 9th July, 16th July & 27th August.


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 20th September 2018
Any comments or information to info@bowdoncroquet.co.uk