Bowdon win NW Fed Club Championship at Southport (29/06/08) by Tony Thomas.
Over 100 competitors in twenty three teams took part in this annual NW Fed Croquet tournament. This is the only Croquet tournament in the UK where players and clubs come together to contest Croquet in all disciplines.
The organisation, management and catering were excellent. The South Lawns playing really well and the North Lawns providing their greatest challenge yet with a speed of minus something Plummers. Add to the mix the Southport weather of sun, rain, wind and more sun to provide a convivial croquet atmosphere.
Crake Valley won the Advanced section, Pendle the Handicap, however Bowdon won both the Short and Golf sections to take the NW Fed Club Trophy.
NW Fed Chairman Barry Keen (in his last year as Chairman) presented the trophies and thanked the numerous people for their dedication in making this event such an enjoyable success. Manager Alan Mayne who kept the two days of play moving efficiently thanked the Southport club for their commitment to this event.