1. NWF Millennium AC Handicap competition at Pendle on 11/12 July
2. NWF Millennium Advanced competition at Pendle on 22/23 August
3. NWF Millennium GC Handicap competition at Crake Valley on 8th August
4. NWF Millennium Short competition at Crake Valley on 29th August
Bowdon will pay for up to 2 players to enter each event. You will need to take your own lunch but coffee and tea will be available. In the Advanced competition, both A & B Class events will be run. Please contact Ken Cooper if you wish to enter.
5. NWF Millennium GC Level-Play competition at Bury on 10th – 11th October.
Bowdon normally enters teams in a number of the NWF Leagues. Last year we entered teams in; Advanced B-Class, Weekend Handicap (St Mary’s & Firs), Short (Bears & Cubs), Midweek Handicap (Griffins & Earls), Handicap Golf leagues.
A number of forms have been pinned up on the croquet noticeboard asking players to sign-up if they wish to play in one or more of the various NW Federation leagues in 2020. Please enter your name on the form appropriate to whichever league you want to play in; the allocation of players to any particular Bowdon side within that league will be left to the captains when they get together at the beginning of the season, much like we did for 2019. Also, if anyone fancies captaining a side then PLEASE indicate as such – we desperately need more people to take a more active role within the club rather than leaving it to others!
Bowdon Firs lost to Southport 3-4 at Southport on Saturday 7th September. The team was:
The Southport team was: Barbara Haslam (3.5), Tony Thomas (5), Brian Lewis (7), Gail Moors (12)
In a very, very close match we lost all 3 games in the morning. The doubles match was very close, and could have gone either way. That meant we had to win all 4 games in the afternoon to win the match, so in order of finish:- Barry beat Tony Barbara conceded to John as she had a bad back Steve beat BrianSue Gail’s match went to Golden Hoop, with both having chances, but Gail eventually won. So a valiant effort, but still a loss.