Guernsey are taking a strong team over to Jersey to contest the annual six a side match v Jersey. The Guernsey singles champion Trevor Gallienne captains the team, which shows three changes from the team that suffered a defeat on home soil last year last. The only other two survivors from last year are Paul Dyer and Ian Champion. The team has been strengthened with the addition of Mat Ogier, Andrew Rundle and Bob Chapple. Match to be played at The Devonshire, and we look forward to an enjoyable and competitive evening of Bar Billiards from our hosts.
1976 Junior Bar Billiards house champion. Les Hubits Tavern.
Post by Sir Chancelot on Apr 26, 2014 22:57:46 GMT
Guernsey are the Channel Islands Champions 3-3 but won on aggregate Despite Trevor losing the first game against James Jeanne, he scored well to keep the deficit down and lost by just a thousand. Wins by Andy Rundle, Ian Champion and Bob Chapple helped the cause, although it was a team effort. Trevor went on to win the individual CI title, gaining revenge against James. Well done team and proud to be reserve
Great win guys. I can't remember when we last beat them on their patch.
A few players - well just two have made it down to breakfast so far after a very late night of celebrations. Big crowd over from Guernsey for the snooker also so the Guernsey contingent in full voice Securicor just left with the bar takings for the night
Post by Sir Chancelot on Apr 27, 2014 18:41:05 GMT
Further details following a historic win for the Guernsey Island team on away soil in the annual Inter Insular match v Jersey The scores on the doors; * denotes opening break
James Jeanne * 6,980 Trevor Gallienne 5,990 Jersey captain and singles champion James showed maturity and made a sensible decision to take the opening break when they won the toss for order of opening breaks. His match winning score of 6,980 was inspirational, however Trevor's equally superb reply of 5,990 was to proved very important later on, when aggregate scores were needed.
Alan Le Blond 2,150 Andrew Rundle * 5,960 Andy broke down early on his opening break and seemed slow to adjust to the pace of the table. Alan took an early and deserved lead until Andy adjusted his play and settled down to produce an excellent winning performance.
Graeme Le Monnier * 3,240 Bob Chapple 7,020 Graeme will be disappointed to have lost this one, as he was flowing and unlucky to leave two balls up in potable positions when breaking. Bob's experience showed as he got the break back and carved out an uncatchable lead, being the only Guernsey player on the night to win against the break.
Alan Phillips 530 Ian Champion * 6,160 Champs' long wait for a win in this fixture well and truly came to an end, when he finally hit the form he shows on a weekly basis in Guernsey. This win put Guernsey 3-1 up with a good aggregate score lead, however the atmosphere was electric and Jersey were not out of it yet.
Mick Eouzan * 9,780 Mat Ogier 180 There was little Mat could do in this game, as Mick took advantage of his opening break to bang in a superb score and give Jersey a fighting chance going into the final frame.
Dennis Helleur 3,940 Paul Dyer * 3,710 It was left up to the experienced Jersey veteran Dennis to save the day for the home team. Diddi was under pressure, but he managed to reverse that by putting in a decent opener of over 3,000. The game was on a knife edge for a while, but Dennis could not stay on the table long enough to win by the 2,600 required, although Dennis drew the match level at 3-3. Guernsey winning the Inter Insular by 29,020 points to Jerseys' 26,620
In the Channel Islands Individual Final it was Guernsey's Trevor Gallienne who beat the Jersey Champion, to win his tenth C.I. Singles title, however everyone knows that the young Jersey captain James Jeanne has still his best years ahead of him, and it is only a matter of time before he gets his name on that trophy.
All the Guernsey players and supporters would like to thank their Jersey hosts for their hospitality and for the choice of venue. Also their sportsmanship in defeat. We are sure they will be eager to gain revenge in Guernsey next year and we are lucky that the trophy did not go onto Weymouth on the Condor Ferry as nearly happened when a certain player who shall remain nameless (guess who) suggested that we should leave it on the seat to see how many times it could cross the Channel
Post by Sir Chancelot on Apr 29, 2014 20:26:25 GMT
Guernsey 2014 Masters - To be held Friday 2nd May at Les Rocquettes Hotel
Subject to Final Confirmation the Groups should be;
Group 1 - Trevor Gallienne, Mat Ogier, Rodney Smith, Roy Le Page Group 2 - Bob Chapple, Andy Rundle, Luke Oliver, Terry Kenny Group 3 - Barry Osborne, Norman Wilkinson, Tom Oliver, Terry Girard Group 4 - Paul Dyer, Ian Champion, Darren Ogier, Nick Ogier
This is the 7th year we have held the Masters and the defending champion is Bob Chapple who has won it twice. Trevor Gallienne and Andy Rundle have also won it twice and it would be good to see a new name on the trophy.
Just like to say congratulations to Guernsey on their success at the Devonshire on Saturday night. I think on the night it was the right result and I'm sure everybody thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Good luck to everyone at the weekend and I'm gutted that I can't make it.
Congratulations to Trevor Gallienne who added to his haul of trophies last evening by winning his 3rd Guernsey Masters title. He defeated fellow Baulkliners teammate Barry Osborne in the final Trevor had beaten Paul (Didi) Dyer and Barry overcame the challenge of Terry Kenny in the semis, with Paul and Terry each progressing from very tough groups of four. With Trevor and Barry teaming up in the Guernsey Open pairs to be held today, they look to be an awesome combination, however as you all know Bar Billiards can be a "funny old game" Thanks to all the guys and gals who helped out with scoring and marking and a special mention to Dave and Colleen who marked most rounds including the final.
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Inventor of the Triangles version of Bar Billiards. Highest England away aggregate 2013 and 2014, 10 - 0 last 10 England singles legs, seventh reserve 2015. Jersey Qtr final 2014, 2015, 2016 - Guernsey Plate Winner 2014, Main Final 2015, 2017. First person to have won both four pin opens.