Autumn Supper Photo

38 club members and guests attended the Autumn Supper at the clubhouse on Saturday evening. A big thank you goes to everyone who provided food and especially to Lorna & Kay for organising the event and everybody on the night. Also to the best doorman in the business, Alan, and the best barman, Barry Keen, for keeping everyone well lubricated at the bar. A total of £325 was raised for club funds.

GC Elite Squad Practice – 23/24 November

JP Moberly

The England GC team are holding a warm-up weekend at Bowdon at the end of this month (23/24th Nov). It will be over two days when the England team will play the Elite Squad. There will be singles and doubles.
3 full lawns will be in use by the squad over the weekend.

England – J-P Moberly, Stephen Mulliner, Tobi Savage, Richard Bilton
Elite Squad – Ian Burridge, William Gee, Rachel Gee, James Death

It will not only be a chance for members/spectators to see some of the country’s best GC players in action, but also the England team. It doesn’t seem like there is much top level GC around this neck of the woods so it’s a great opportunity for people to come and spectate – the more spectators the merrier!

AGM – 9th November 2019

50 members attended the 99th Bowdon CC AGM on Saturday 9th November.
Full minutes of the meeting will be published in the members area in due course.

At the end of the meeting presentation of the trophies to the winners of the internal club competitions was made as shown below.

There was also presentation of the CA Short Competition cup and the CA Mary Rose trophy made to the winning squads.

Coaching Awards were also made to Chris Evans, Sylvia an Mike Steer .

The winners who could not attend are:
D Class – Richard Saul; Silver Box – Richard Saul; Doubles – John & Sue Lucas

Coaching Awards – Chris Evans, Sylvia & Mike Steer

Poppy Roquet – UPDATED

This event was held after the Wednesday competition on the 6th November and again on Saturday the 9th November after the AGM.

The Poppy Roquet Trophy

The Poppy Roquet competition raised £325.50 for the British Legion.

After both events 2 players (Carol Steinberg & Glenys Lambie) scored 10 roquets out of 16 attempts at targets 5, 10, 15 & 20 metres away.

The Past Champions winner was Pauline Hennell.

The trophy will be awarded to the person scoring the most ”Roquets” from 16 shots. (4 at 5 metres, 4 at 10 metres, 4 at 15 metres and 4 at 20 metres.)

Each attempt should be supported by a donation (recommended – £5 or whatever is appropriate) towards the Poppy Day appeal. Each participant may have more than one attempt (provided each attempt is supported by a donation).

Past winners are eligible for an attempt but may not win the trophy.

Craft and Produce Fair

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of this years craft fair whether it was in donating the items for sale or for buying them.

A fantastic total of £970 has been raised for club funds.

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.

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.

Eddie Bell

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Eddie Bell.

Eddie was a member at Bowdon from 1978 to 2012. He played a leading role in the renaissance of the club in late 70’s and early 80’s by providing coaching to new players as the club expanded its membership.  He achieved a handicap of -1 and was selected to play in the Chairman’s Salver.
He was a Championship Referee and Examining Referee.
In 1978 he won the Handicap Doubles with Mrs. E Morton and the following year won the club Open (A) Class Singles.
In 1986 he played in the World Championship at Hurlingham and the same year won the Northern week Open Doubles with Mrs. Pat Hague.

The funeral is to be held at Charnock Richard Crematorium at 2.30 on Wednesday 28 August.