Solomon Grundy to Restart 27th July

27/7/21 – Please note start date has been put back to 3 August. This is to allow Bowdon to play Woking in Inter Club GC Competition.

The Tuesday 18pt Handicap Competition, Solomon Grundy, is to restart on Tuesday 27 July and continue on following Tuesdays.

Games will start at 10.00am and there will be a time limit of 2 hrs per game.  Two rounds will be played, which will give a finish by 2.00pm.  There will be no break for lunch.

Please book a place on the sheet in the clubhouse.  If you just turn up by 9.45am without notice, you will be guaranteed two games provided there is space.

All games will be card games.  If you do not have a card, one will be provided on the day.

Initially all three lawns will be reserved.  However, should there be fewer than 9 competitors then a lawn will be released for general play.

For more information contact Barry Keen.

Bowdon beat Chester 7-0 in the Mary Rose Competition -1st Round – 18th July

Bowdon beat Chester 7-0 in the 1st round of the CA Mary Rose competition on Sunday 18th July.

The Bowdon team was:

Brian (2) & Will (3) beat Mark Lloyd (0.5) & Jerry Guest (2) +25David (3) beat Robin Tasker (3.5) +5Adrian (3) beat David Guyton (6) +6
Will beat Jerry +5Brian beat Mark +5David C beat David G +24Adrian beat Robin +12

Monday Short Croquet to start 26th July

The Monday short croquet ladder will start on Monday 26th July and continue on following Mondays.

Games will start at 10.00am and there will be a time limit of 1hr 15mins per game.  Two rounds will be played, which will give a finish by 12.45pm.

Just turn up by 09.45am and you will be guaranteed two games.

All games will be card games.  If you do not have a card, one will be provided on the day.

For more information contact Barry Keen.

Opening of the Clubhouse

Following the recent Government announcement, the clubhouse will be open for members and visitors from start of play on Monday 19 July.

Members should take note of the advice of the Government and take a cautious approach in adopting the release of restrictions.

As we have not used the clubhouse for over 15 months, members are reminded of the following:
            1) Complimentary teas and coffees are available.
            2) The bar is cashless and all drinks taken should be paid for by using the card system as the drinks are taken.
            3)All china and glass MUST be loaded into the dishwashers after use.
              – THEY MUST NOT BE HAND WASHED.

New cleaners have been appointed and the clubhouse will be cleaned on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Bowdon beat Southport 5-0 in the NWF B-Adv League – 11th July

Bowdon beat Southport 5-0 in the NWF B-Advanced league on Sunday 11th July.
The win puts Bowdon at the top of the league

The Bowdon team was:

Brian (2) & David (3) beat Brian Lewis (7) & Alan Pidcock (4)Will (3) beat Barbara Haslam (3.5) +15
Brian beat Barbara +12David beat Brian +17Will beat Alan +26

Bowdon beat Bury 4-3 in the NWF Midweek League – 7th July

Bowdon beat Bury 4-3 in the NWF Midweek Handicap match on Wednesday 7th July.

The Bowdon team was:

Andrew (7) & Charles (22) lost to Roger Schofield (3) & Carolyn Hampson (24) -5
Liz (11) beat Tony Phillips (3.5) +1Dave (6) lost to Richard Leach (16) -23
Andrew beat Roger +22Dave lost to Tony -4
Liz beat Richard +9Charles beat Carolyn +14

Bowdon lost to Southport in the NWF Short League on Saturday 3rd July

Bowdon lost Southport 11-2 with 3 games voided in the NWF Short league on Saturday 3rd July. The 3 games voided were owing to incorrect peels by Richard

The Bowdon team was:

Cas (4) lost to Eileen Rossiter (7) -5
– lost to Barbara Nodwell (10) -8
– lost to Diana Williamson (3.5)
Charles (9) lost to Barbara -8
– lost to Eileen -3
– beat Richard Harding (3peels) +14
– beat Diana +11
Margaret (9) lost to Diana -7
– lost to Barbara -5
– lost to Eileen -3
Carole (10) lost to Diana -7
– lost to Eileen -7
– lost to Barbara -1

Southport Festival – 14th-15th Aug

Each year, Bowdon joins the other clubs in the north-west at the Festival of Croquet, held at Southport. This year, it will take place over the weekend of 14-15th August.

If you would like to take part in this event, which is great fun, there are still places available in the GC H’cap, AC H’cap and Short Croquet teams. You can play on just one or both days.
Please contact the relevant team captain:
GC H’cap – Margaret Moss,
AC H’cap – David Holland,
Short Croquet – Cas Sinclair.