Post by gandalf the untidy on Apr 25, 2016 11:21:42 GMT
Revised week 13 league table following the postponed match being completed with a new leader with 1 week to go, have also included an additional point for the drawn match between Ashburnham and Jenny lind A
Post by gandalf the untidy on Apr 25, 2016 11:52:42 GMT
Hi Hastings Handicap Fans, see below the report for week 13 sent to the Hastings Gazzette by Andy Ellison
The season has reached the most fascinating conclusion in the handicap competition of the Hastings Bar Billiards League. The outcome depends upon the final game of the season as the fixture list has thrown up a head-to-head between top two teams Royal Albert and Old King John. Royal Albert have taken the lead by 4 points thanks to their two wins in the past week.
Both teams won their penultimate regular season fixtures with Royal Albert having a 4-1 home win against Jenny Lind B. Royal Albert may have been anxious initially as Ollie Robbins got Jenny B away to a winning start, but their nerves were eased by wins for Pete Payne, Denis Cole and Nick Speight while Mike Daw continued his rich vein of form with a winning total of 8940. Royal Albert then replicated their performance with another 4-1 success and all the same players recording wins in the rearranged fixture against Prince of Wales. Mike Daw hit 9620 in this game whilst Pete Crabtree secured a win for Prince and helped keep the situation tight between the top two.
Old King John fought out a fluctuating match at Nags Head A but came out as 3-2 winners. Nigel Doe was best performer for OKJ on the night with a good opening victory. Clive Minihane replied for Nags A and then Chris Lamb made it 2-1 for OKJ. Steve McGill logged 5920, the best total of the match, for Nags A to level the scores, with Andy Ellison seeing OKJ home in a close decider.
Nags Head B scored a clear 4-1 win at Prince of Wales. Fred Pope maintained his excellent form with two wins on the night and son Alec kept up the family performance level with another. Colin Southouse recorded 9510 in his win, relatively modest by his standards. Pete Crabtree had another good win for Prince of Wales.
The most remarkable result of the season came at Jenny Lind A where the home side and Ashburnham Arms fought out a drawn match, 2 1/2-2 1/2. Andy Horsler and Andrew Lipscombe had wins for Jenny A while Ron Young and Dave White replied for Ash. The fifth game of the evening finished as a tie between Ray Norton and Mick Osborne, the rarest result in Bar Billiards and the equally rare drawn match..
Post by gandalf the untidy on May 2, 2016 16:45:29 GMT
Hi Hastings Handicap Fans, see below the report for week 14 sent to the Hastings Gazzette by Andy Ellison
Royal Albert secured the title in the handicap competition of the Hastings Bar Billiards League with a 3-2 away win at nearest challengers Old King John in their last ever league fixture as the table is being removed from their home venue. Royal Albert were able to achieve their success on the night despite the absence of top performer Mike Daw thanks to stalwart performances from skipper Nick Speight, Pete Payne and Denis Cole. The score was kept to 3-2 through wins by OKJ skipper Andy Eldridge and team mate Garry Tomlin but Albert were well worth their win and overall league success.
Elsewhere Colin Southouse of Nags Head B returned to his high-scoring ways with a new best of 17640 in the derby at Nags Head. He was supported by Stewart Chant with his own personal high of 9920 , Fred Pope and James Bown who were winners in the 4-1 success for Nags B. Steve McGill managed a consolation for Nags A.
There was a similar result in the night's other derby at Jenny Lind. Here Andrew Lipscombe, Ray Norton, Phil Roberts and Billy Skinner put the Jenny A 4-0 ahead before landlord KC Challis recorded a win for the B side.
Pete Crabtree and Sam Kelly put Prince of Wales 2-0 ahead at Ashburnham Arms but Mick Osborne, Dave White and Roy Harmer pulled things back to give Ash The 3-2 win.
All the teams now meet in the Knock-out format Rix Cup where all games are played on neutral tables.