As we prepare for the forthcoming AGM, it is now clear that we will have at least one vacancy on the Committee this year, and it is likely that there will be another couple of opportunities to join the Committee next year. In the short term, we need to identify members to manage the Recruitment & Publicity activities. Whether this is by new volunteers picking up these roles or via a broader “Cabinet Reshuffle” can be negotiated depending on peoples’ wishes.
If anyone is considering volunteering to help run the Club, please feel free to talk to me, or any of the other existing Committee members, to get a better understanding of how we work together.
As a reminder, the cut-off date for AGM motions / nominations is 1st October.
5 lawns are now set out for winter play and can be booked on the on line booking system. The lawns are numbered from the clubhouse to the gate 1, 2 and 3 and the upper lawns from the Cinnamon Club to Newington Court 4 and 5.
A 14pt competition will be held on the first session on Mondays starting on 4th October. Turn up at 9.45am for a 10am start.
A ladder competition will run from 4th.October until 31 March for any 14pt or 18pt game played between members. Results to be communicated to Alan Mayne.
Solomon Grundy will run on Tuesdays occupying the first two sessions (10am to 2.15pm – 2hr games before the clocks go back and 10.45 to 2.15pm – 1.75hr games after the clocks go back). There will be 20 places available each week and the booking sheet will be posted on the notice board on Wednesdays.
A one ball competition will held every other Thursday starting 7th. October during the second booking session (12.15 to 2.15 before the clocks go back and 12.45 to 2.30 after the clocks go back). There will be 20 places available and the booking sheet will be posted on the previous Wednesday.
A one ball competition will be held on the second Saturday in each month commencing on Saturday 9th. October during the second booking session (12.15 to 2.15 ) and 12.45 to 2.30 from November. There will be 20 places available and a booking sheet will be posted the previous Saturday.
The new Bowdon flag was raised during Saturday Teas on 11th Sept. The flag was donated by John Wilkinson’s family in his memory. President, Brian Storey, spoke of John’s great contribution to the club and NW croquet over many years.
The third and final game in the North of England Tournament between David Maugham and Mark Suter is available on Mike Steer’s Videos. The video is about 90 minutes long but you can fast forward to David’s final turn where he does a 12 hoop break and a triple peel to win the tournament.
Mike Steer’s Videos can be accessed from the link on ‘About Us’, ‘Contacts’ then Links page of the website or can be accessed directly by following this link
A second trial competition was held on 8th Sept with 18 members taking part on a very hot day. The competition was completed by 2.15pm in plenty of time for the lawns to be available for play during the rest of the day. The overall winner was Kay Martin. Congratulations Kay.