Please complete and either post to Steve Reynolds, or put in the folder on the Bar.

Please print at home if possible, leaving copies for those who do not have home printing access.

Note the final date for receipt of entries (and the associated payment) is Friday 6th March.

Full rules for the Internal Competitions will be displayed on the Noticeboard and on the Website . Changes from previous years will be highlighted in red. Costs will be as last year, £2 per competition entered, with no maximum.

See also the Internal Competitions Procedures & Guidelines Note, as there is going to be a much stricter approach to competition round end-dates this year, ie. if results are not posted on the appropriate spreadsheet and sent to the website email address by the due date, both parties will be scratched. If you are having difficulty in arranging matches please let me know asap.

Steve Reynolds


Volunteers are requested to join the rota for washing the tea towels and hand towels

Some members already help with this which is much appreciated but it would be more efficient and fair if this task is shared and organized – so we are asking for a volunteer (of either sex!) to be responsible for each month.

Please put your name on the volunteer sheet which is on the clubhouse notice board.

NW Federation Team Applications

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!

Sally Adshead

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Sally Adshead.  Sally joined the club in 1988 and was a very keen player who particularly established herself as a regular on Wednesdays.  She was always very careful in preparing for her shots, and could cause upsets against lower handicap players who might underestimate her ability.  In the Alternative Counties Wednesday competition she was constant in choosing to play for Lancashire. In club competitions she had success in the doubles partnering Ian Lines in 2008.  She was a non-playing member in recent years but failing health limited her visits to the club.

The funeral will be at Altrincham crematorium on Tuesday 17th December at 2pm and afterwards at Arthur Gresty Funeral Homes, 305 Manchester Road, Altrincham, WA14 5PH (not the Axe & Cleaver as previously mentioned).

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.
The games will start at 9.30am each day
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