People are on the pitch. They think it's all over.............. Well it should be by tonight.
Darren and Champ went out of the pairs last evening so Matt and Diddy have had a practice on the Jamaica table. It all started on 6th October last year and now after 100 individual matches Breakaways and Layabouts share the lead with 71 points each. May the best team win. Layabouts v The Giants at Jamaica Breakaways v Ex Service at La Fontaine. Its going to be close, its going to be tense - lots of phone calls and texts flying between the two venues. Not making any predictions myself. It could even be a play off situation ?
The draw looked good for the Layabouts and we had three out of the five opening breaks;
Matt Ogier 960 Tom Oliver 6840 Not the best start for our team. Matt had played a blinder on the table the previous night in his pairs game. However did not settle and was off early. Tom seemed to struggle also, until midway though when he put in a break of 3600, which killed the game off. Oggy was very dissapointed however has had a great season being a very consistent winner.
Paul Dyer 7160 Bob Le Moignan 2050 Bob tried his hardest to distract Diddy with promises of Cyprus delights, however Diddy stuck to his task. Slow to start as usual Dids eventualy got the pace of the table and ignored the Arsenal score much to his credit. A good display on a table he could not play on last evening.
Norman Wilkinson 5690 John van Katwyk 920 Having been turned over by this player a few times in previous seasons I was not going to take this as an easy game. With the opening break, I had to put some pressure on and was chuffed with 4200 on the board. John had no reply to this with his break. Helped by the fact of seeing his beloved ManU concede a late equaliser, this made it 2-1.
Terry Girard 3780 Colin Stanford 2180 Terry was playing Giants reserve Colin who has been known to cause a few upsets in previous seasons. Playing against the break Terry was behind for over half the game, however experience payed off and he won comfortably in the end.
Andy Rundle 6790 Luke Oliver 1710 Andy who is at least Guernsey's joint player of the year this season, did not score a lot in his opening break. However as the game progressed stamped his authority on the game, outclassing Luke as expected.
Therfore 4-1 on the night against the reigning league champions was a good result, we thought - and we hoped stablemates the Ex Service could take at least one game off the Breakaways to force the play off.
Breakaways last night claimed the title by a mere 1 point. This being the first time they have ever won the title.
Playing down at the Fontaine against the Ex Service club and winning 5 - 0.
Ian Champion 6330 Dave De Jersey 1250
The ex service had 3 breaks to Breakaways 2 in the neutral match. Ian against the break and the tension was high. Dave started off ok but was soon off with around the 1000 mark. With the balls returned for the break Ian set off. He was obviously nervous as he struggled and went to the back of the table a few times during his break. He ended up with 1990 break. both players then had several shots as neither player could settle. Ian began to become more uptight before he managed to get the break back and score a 3500 break and settle his nerves.
Darren Ogier 9130 Pete Goubert 370
Darren was able to set off well and looked comfotable with the break. After scoring 3800 before leaving the 1 up short and therefore missing the 50/30 let Pete in. Pete though miss judged the break and allowed Darren back in. Darren then knowing all he needed was to stay at the table and kill the time to claim the second victory of the night. After knocking in another 4000 stuck as the game was safe. near the end he managed to increase his score further with a small break.
Roy Le Page 5950 Dave Richardson 930
The tension was building as it showed in this match as neither player could get the break. Dave first by misiing the red 50 and stopping on 100. Then Roy went up and after 2 down left both balls short. Both players then struggled to play what has been normal shots all night. Roy though settled first and managed a 3000 break and therefore killing his opponents hopes. He later managed another break to end with 5950.
Steve Fallaize 2990 Paul Mason 2550
Well if there was going to anything to stop breakaways in was going to be this match. After only 1100 steve missed and allowed the ex service team captian and cheif joke teller with a chance of victory. Mace though obviously had not had enough Guinness yet as he also stopped early. Steve was nervously hitting shots around the table and soon Paul had overtaken him. With only 2 mins to go steve managed to keep his score and go ahead by around 700. Paul had a chance as the bar dropped. All the balls still available he needed some clever putting. First shot in the 20. second shot in the 200. 'This was tense' then he managed to 50. He had to leave the red up however it sailed in and game over.
Geoff Ogier 3460 Dave Le Maitre 1330
Still no news from the Layabouts game we knew that we needed to secure a 5 - 0 for at the very least a play off. How fitting it was though that the only original Breakaways player and still playing for the sames team after 39 years would win the game that effectively wins the title. Dave also struggled with the break and with only 300 let geoff to the table. a 1900 break and it was still in the balance. Dave could not respond though and Geoff managed a further 1000 break and killed of the game as the table was loaded and dave did not manage to clear the balls.
Bring on the cup final next tuesday at the Ex Service club v the Jamaica.
Come on the Breakaways Breakaways last night claimed the title by a mere 1 point. This being the first time they have ever won the title. Geoff Ogier 3460 Dave Le Maitre 1330 How fitting it was though that the only original Breakaways player and still playing for the same team after 39 years would win the game that effectively wins the title.
After 39 years of trying we will not begrudge Geoff and The Breakaways their 15 minutes of fame. Well done you very jammy bunch. Only hope they will not have to wait another 39 years to win their next one ;D
Post by The Bridesmaid on Apr 12, 2009 15:59:55 GMT
Hi all i`d just like to say well done to everyone who posts results and write ups on the matches played over the season. Its been a good season so far and nice that it went to the last week. well done to the girls this year they have improved for sure and hope they stick to it for next year
Post by Sir Chancelot on Apr 15, 2009 22:16:38 GMT
Andy Rundle (Layabouts) is Guernsey's player-of-the year this season. Having joined the Layabouts after a near 20 season absence from the game Andy has become a top player after just three seasons back in the game. Winning 18 league games out of 21 this season, he was only beaten by Pete Lowe, Ian Champion and Bob Le Moignan. Having become a father again after a nearly 20 year gap also, one wonders what he has been playing at or with for the past two decades. ::) Seriously though, a great achievement, especialy this season with the very high standard of competition and big scores. Commiserations to Tom Oliver who was robbed of sharing this acolade with Andy on the very last game of the season, with Barry Osbourne sinking the last ball down the 200 to narrowly beat Tom.
Post by Sir Chancelot on Apr 15, 2009 22:32:46 GMT
As Bob Chapple has seen no match report from the Breakaways v Jamaica six-a-side knockout final last evening he has asked me to post the score. In a very closely contested match, it looked as though Breakaways held the advantage as they raced into a 3-0 lead. However Jamaica fought back to tie 3-3 and win on aggregate score. I am sure Darren will provide more details and mention the apparent blooper of the season when he missed the red ball on his opening break - is this true ? :o Well done to both teams - almost as exciting as the Chelsea v Liverpool game on the same night.
Robert Chapple jnr is the new Guernsey Island Individual champion beating Trevor Gallienne at the Fontaine Inn last night. Mat Ogier and Paul Dyer claim the pairs title against Tom Oliver and Karl Ogier.
Many congratulations to young Robert :D. To get to the Individual semis two seasons running is fairly impressive. To get to the final two years running is unbelievable. And to win it after just two seasons is outstanding. :-* Certainly no fluke. Many players who have been playing for years have never got that far. One question to Robert senior. Was Jnr. around the first time Trevor won his first Guernsey singles title ? Diddy made up for his semi final singles loss with the pairs winners title partnered by team mate Matt Ogier. Most improved player trophy went to the popular Davey "Little Legs" Richardson, whose win over Trevor Gallienne was one of severel big surprises in the Guernsey league this season.