Suggestions Book

As part of the initiative to provide feedback from club members, a Suggestions Book is now available in the clubhouse.

Members are encouraged to use this book to put forward suggestions to improve the organisation, facilities, competitions, and general management of the club. Please date and sign your suggestions which can then be considered by other members and by the management committee.

Lawn Maintenance -Update 10th October

The maintenance work on the lawns, which restricted use of them, is now completed.
Consequently all lawns will now be available from Monday 14th October.

The remaining ‘John Saxby’ Wednesday competitions will no longer be restricted to 20 members.

Solomon Grundy competition will also be back to 16 players – please sign on the list in the clubhouse if you wish to play.

Website Update

After 4 months of the new website, we are making a few changes to the structure of the pages and the news items to try to make it easier to use the website.
The main changes are to the posts of the various competitions.
The changes are:
1) The Wednesday Competitions will now be shown as a subset of the Competitions page rather than part of the General News page. And the top 10 places in the table will only be shown on the latest competition
2) NWF League games will also be shown as subset of the Competition page, as will the CA Competitions.
3) The Tea Rota will be moved to the About Us page. Although the rota will not be used until next summer season. It will mean that members do not need to be registered to see it.

These changes will take place over the next few days. So apologies if some of the information is not quite where you expect it.

Bowdon vs High Wycombe – CA Mary Rose Final at Surbiton (5 October)

Bowdon beat High Wycombe (4-3) in the final of the CA Mary Rose Competition at Surbiton on Saturday 5th October.

Many congratulations to Bowdon.

Confirmation of the team and results:

The High Wycombe team was:
Stephen Wright (0), Mike Porter (0), Keith Pound (2) and Richard Peperell (4)

Alan and Martin lost toStephen and Mike -20
Will beat Keith +4Charles beat Richard +7
Alan lost to Stephen -17Martin lost to Mike -23 TP
Charles beat Keith +23Will beat Richard +25

The results of the earlier rounds of this knockout competition can be seen here

Opening Times from 30 September

The Lawns will be open for play from 11 am beginning on 30th September with the exception of the John Saxby Wednesday competition which will continue to start at 10 am. The final John Saxby Wednesday competition will be 30th October but only scores up to 23rd October will count to the final table.
Monday Short competitions and Solomon Grundy competitions will now start at 11am.
The Winter 1-ball competition which begins on 6th November will start at 11 am.

GC Home Internationals (21-22 September)

JP Moberly (-5)

Bowdon member J-P Moberley captained the England GC team to a successful 3-0 win in the GC Home Internationals played at Balgreen CC in Edinburgh over the weekend 21st – 22nd September.

John-Paul won all his matches in convincing wins over Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
Well done J-P!
Full details can be found on Croquet Scores Website

Southport vs Bowdon Cubs – NWF Short Croquet League (22 September)

Bowdon Cubs lost to Southport 7-9 at Southport in the NWF Short League on Sunday, 22nd September.
The team was:

Southport team was: Gail Moors (4), Eileen Rossiter (7), Tina Kelly (9), Barbara Nodwell (10)

John H
– beat Tina +7
– lost to Barbara -4
– lost to Eileen -4
– lost to Gail -12
– beat Barbara +5
– lost to Tina -8
– lost to Gail -7
– lost to Eileen -8
– lost to Gail -10
– lost to Eileen -8
– lost to Barbara -4
– beat Tina +6
John L
– beat Eileen +7
– beat Gail +6
– beat Tina +4
– beat Barbara +4

To view the current league standings visit: NWF Short League Table

Bowdon vs Chester – NWF B-Class League (22 September)

Bowdon beat Chester 5-0 in the NWF B-Class League on Sunday 22nd September at Bowdon.
The team was:

The Chester team was: Robin Tasker (5), David Boyd (6), Brian Walton (8)

Charles & Graham beat David & Brian +7
Charles beat Robin +16Graham beat Brian +10
Will beat Robin +8Will beat David +17

To view the current league positions click here