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CLUBHOUSE SPRING CLEAN
Saturday, 23rd March



The club would be very grateful to any volunteers who would be willing to come along from 9am on Saturday, 23rd March, to help spring clean the clubhouse. The work involves:
- all china and cutlery to be removed from the cupboards & drawers and put through the dishwashers on a quick wash. The cupboards & drawers to be cleaned before re-loading the items
- all glasses to be similarly treated, as are the storage shelves
- all windows to be cleaned outside and inside
- toilet walls to be washed
- changing rooms to be tidied up and benches to be washed

Just turn up when you can to lend a hand - the work is expected to be finished by lunchtime.


SUMMER SATURDAY ONE DAY COMPETITIONS


Dates:- 20 April; 18 May; 15 June; 20 July; 17 August; 14 September.

If you wish to play please sign lists on the noticeboard.



WINTER 1-BALL COMPETITION 2018/9 FINAL

On a glorious Wednesday the final 1-Ball competition saw Tim McCoy and George Kistruck winning through the knockout stages to compete in the 3 game final.
Tim took an early lead to win the 1st game but George fought back to win the next game. In the exciting decider George managed to win by 3 hoops + peg.



Winner - George Kistruck


Runner-up - Tim McCoy


Losing Semi-finalists - Adrian Apps & Barry McKenzie







Quarter Finalists -
 Cas Sinclair, Carole Kelsall, Lorna Frost, Brian Storey



The Finalists


The Prizes


WOMEN'S CROQUET COACHING DAY - 15th MAY 2019 (NOW FULLY BOOKED)

Note that the coaching day on the 15th May is now fully booked. If you are interested at a different location please contact Sarah Hayes directly.
A women's coaching day is being arranged at Cheltenham Croquet Club on 15th May for any women who want to improve their game to advanced level.
If you are interested please contact Sarah Hayes on caccommchair@googlemail.com.
Further details are on the attached
link



RESULTS OF THE CROQUET MATTERS WORKSHOP HELD ON 9th FEB 2019

The detailed questionaire used during the Croquet Matters Workshop held on 9th Feb 2019 together with the improvement plan generated from the questionaire is now available in the Members Area.
If you want to see further suggestions generated by the Croquet Matters website please follow this link and register as a member of Bowdon Croquet Club.


APPOINTMENT OF VICE PRESIDENTS

Bowdon Croquet Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Liz Webb and Michael Sandler as Vice Presidents


NORTHERN CROQUET ACADEMY, YORK
COURSE PROGRAMME 2019

There are three AC courses with spaces and three GC courses. The AC courses are: Moving On: Strategy and Skills (aimed at middle bisquers), Practice Makes Perfect (for all AC players), and Next Steps:Tips and Technique (for high bisquers).  The GC courses are Classic GC Skills and TacticsGC Skills and Tactics in Practice, and From GC to AC in One Day.  Most of these courses have only a handful of places left so if anyone is interested they are encouraged to get in touch now - contact details are on the courses summary to be found by clicking here


PENNINE CUP MATCH at PENDLE on 1st JUNE 2019

The North West Federation are looking to provide a team of 3 Advanced and 3 Handicap players to take part in the Pennine Cup at Pendle on Saturday 1st June 2019.
Those interested should contact Liz Wilson (email Liz@palnet.co.uk) as soon as possible.


CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
 
Some of you will have spotted some laminated notices around the clubhouse pointing out the work that goes on at the club which is done, essentially, by volunteers! Please read the attached file to remind you of ways in which that you might kindly like to help.

NEW GOLF CROQUET RULES ISSUED FOR THE 2019 SEASON


Barry Keen will be running a short course discussing the changes that have been put in place for the start of the 2019 season.

The course will be held at Bowdon Croquet Club on Saturday 16 March starting at 1030;  it is expected to be finished by early lunchtime.

All players are welcome – just turn up.  There will be no course fee.

Copies of the new Rules will be available on the day at a cost of £5 or may be bought from the CA shop.


If you are intending to play for the club in the NWF Handicap GC League, or even play GC in the internal comps, then you should try to attend this course!


CA TOURNAMENTS AT BOWDON 2019

For those of you who have never played in a tournament before we are hosting 2 tournaments this season which would be ideal as ‘starters’:

May Handicap Tournament 4th to 6th May. Anyone with a handicap or 20 or lower may enter.

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.


HOT POT SUPPER

Saturday, 6th April, at 7.30pm




Lists now on the club notice board

Sign for a place and sign if able to prepare food

(Hot Pot or Pudding)

  There will also be a raffle (donation of prizes please)

 
ENTRIES FOR INTERNAL CLUB COMPETITIONS

Entries for the internal club competitions are now closed. 

It is hoped to post the draws up in the clubhouse and online by the beginning of April.



BECOME A C.A. CLUB COACH
BURY CC, WHITEHEAD PARK, 13th APRIL


Don Williamson is running the above course at Bury CC, Whitehead Park, on Saturday, 13th April, from 10am - 4.30pm(ish). Anyone who fancies going into coaching or who just fancies helping the club coaches at Taster Days etc. can attend this course free of charge. The course is for both AC and GC players and aims at developing their coaching skills. Whether you want to go on to become a qualified CA coach or not, you will find that coaching others can significantly improve your own game. You are expected to have a working knowledge of the Laws of AC or the Rules of GC.

Please let David Walters or Ken Cooper know ASAP if you want to attend.

MONDAY SHORT COMPETITIONS

Please note that the Monday Short competitions, which are open to all, started on Monday, 8th October, at 11am and will continue throughout the winter months at the same time, weather permitting. Just turn up at the club each week for the draw at 10.45am.

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.
Tuesday Canasta continues throughout the summer months starting at 1pm

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.

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 21st March 2019
Any comments or information to info@bowdoncroquet.co.uk