‘John Saxby’ Wednesday Competition – Week 16

Unusually the Wednesday competition was played this week on Thursday 18 July.

18 players turned up to play. Mike Shelmerdine was this weeks winner.

1st Mike Shelmerdine 100 pts
2nd Richard Green 86 pts
3rd Cas Sinclair 74 pts

Top 10

1Cas Sinclair612=    
2Ken Cooper576=    
3Brian Kerr550=    
4John Haworth524=    
5Richard Green519+13    
6Mike Shelmerdine514+24    
7Sylvia Steer513-1    
8Lorna Frost512-3    
9Ros Pimlott501-2    
10Chris Evans499-2

Nottingham Golf Croquet ‘C’ Class (11 July)

Jack entered his 1st ever tournament last Thursday. With 10 players competing there were 2 cross-blocks  and Jack won his first 4 games so guaranteed a place in the semi’s. His only ‘loss’ being a 6-6 draw, when his opponent ran hoop 12, called the score 7-4 and walked off!

In the semi’s, Jack set off to play one of the ‘hot favourites’ – Glynis Davies (6) but was called back when a misreported score was spotted, which turned her group on its head. Once everything was re-calculated Jack, now using clips (the only player to do so all day)  got a comfortable 7-3 win against Simon Draper (7) which saw him into the final.

Jack Good

With the other ‘hot favourite’ David Brame (5) already one of Jack’s victims missing the cut, it was Andy Cruickshank (11) who Jack had also beaten, who took a 4-1 lead.  This clearly did not phase Jack as he rattled off the next 6 hoops, 4 with jump shots to seal his 1st win. His handicap fell to 10!

Well done Jack!

Nottingham Ascot Qualifier (13-14 July)

Bowdon had 3 entries (more than other visiting club) with JP Moberly (-5), Graham Good (-1) and most surprisingly Jack Good (10) – who was filling in for a last minute withdrawal.

With 2 blocks of 10, so 9 games to play, some slow games saw only 7 get played on the Saturday. Thankfully the Bowdon players were blameless in this respect. Jack almost had the surprise result of the 1st round when he had a shot to win against Tim King (-3) at the golden hoop, unfortunately he missed but that left Graham, who beat Rachel (-4) with the ‘shock’ result award!

Meanwhile JP stormed thru’ his 1st 4 games only to hit the wall against Richard Bilton but it was his only hiccough in a 8/9 qualifying record. Graham had a mixed 4/9, beating some higher ranked players but losing to some lower ranked players. Although Jack didn’t win a game he scored well in most.

With 2 games to play on Sunday the semi’s didn’t start until after lunch. JP played Rachel and won well in 2 straight games. Meanwhile Will Gee took 3 games to get past Richard Bilton. The final saw JP storm into a 1-0 lead, only for Will to reply. The sheer brilliance of the play was stunning, both players striking the ball with immense power and accuracy. In the final game JP was able to secure the 7-3, 2-7, 7-3 win. A worthy victor but with a bit more lawn time Will can only clinb back up the rankings.

Meanwhile Jack was obviously miffed at missing out on the unexpected result award so he beat a -3 and was delighted when his handicap was cut to 5.

Follow this link to the CA website for more information on JP’s victory.
JP Moberly winning the 8th Nottingham GC Championship

Beginners Morning (20 July)

Bowdon is holding its 2019 Beginners Morning at the Club on Saturday 20 July between 10:00 and 12:00. The session is being led by Lorna Frost.

The five short lawns will be used for this session.

There will be other sessions as follows:

Monday 22 July
Saturday 27 July
Monday 29 July
18:00 to 20:00
10:00 to 12:00
18:00 to 20:00
Led by Chris Evans
Led by Mike & Sylvia Steer
Led by Chris Evans

Bowdon Midweek Short Croquet Tournament (16-17 July)

The Bowdon Midweek Short Croquet Tournament will took place on Tuesday & Wednesday 16 & 17 July.

Alan Mayne won the Eqyptian, Steve Reynolds was runner up of the main event, which was won by Cas Sinclair.

NameH’cap Short H’cap
Alison Court166 bisques
Chris Evans103.5 bisques
Lorna Frost103.5/3.5 bisques
David Holland51.5 bisques
Barry Keen51.5 bisques
John Lambie2410 bisques
Kay Martin91.5/1.5 bisques
Alan Mayne02 peels
Barry McKenzie93 bisques
Margaret Moss229 bisques
Jo Pierpoint208 bisques
Steve Reynolds113.5/3.5 bisques
Nan Saul208/8 bisques
Richard Saul204/4 bisques
Mike Shelmerdine62 bisques
Cas Sinclair166 bisques
Carol Steinberg145 bisques
Brian Storey-1.53 peels

‘John Saxby’ Wednesday Competition – Week 15

32 members turned up to play
Steve Reynolds was this week’s winner

1st Steve Reynolds – 83 pts
2nd Chris Evans – 78 pts
3rd= John Lucas & Janet Guthrie – 73 pts

‘John Saxby’ Wednesday Competition Top 10

1Cas Sinclair591=
2Ken Cooper576=
3Brian Kerr539=
4John Haworth524=
5Lorna Frost512=
6Sylvia Steer506=
7Ros Pimlott501=
8Chris Evans499+4
9Sue Lucas490+6
10Alan Mayne479+2