well first home game for the ash e tonight, thought it was going to be much tougher! peter payne beat colin quite easily 2220 to colins 840!!!!! mick played fred, and won with 3500 to freds 610, chris just about beat peter crabtree 1840 to peters 970, 3-0 and coasting, gareth played nags a clive, gareth black pegging final ball to clives 1860, and mick played again against an in form stewart 2520 for mick and 2750 for stewie, so 3-2 the final result, i'll leave colin to mention anything else!!!!!
yes I'm and continue to be an easy touch
Always great fun with our old (very) Eastbourne friends playing as the Ashburnham E, the table should be arrested for crimes against bar billiards with no one able to keep a break going, still t'was the same for all and there were plenty of Laughs and interesting shots played all night.
Post by gandalf the untidy on Sept 27, 2016 5:31:10 GMT
Week 3 report by Andy Ellison
This week saw the first home fixture for newcomers Ashburnham Arms E in the Hastings Bar Billiards League and they began as if they had played there for ever. On an evening of low scoring, playing against Nags Head B, the new team shot into a 3-0 lead with wins for Peter Payne, Mick Reilly and Chris Haynes. Guest player Clive Minihane replied with a victory for Nags B and Stewart Chant added a last gasp win for the away side, but Ash E were happy with a 3-2 score line in their favour.
Old King John remain top despite a 3-2 loss at home to Ashburnham A. Dave White and Mick Osborne were early winners for reigning champions Ash A, but Andy Eldridge and Andy Ellison hit back with near-identical totals of 4300 plus to level the scores at 2-2. The final frame of he evening was another close encounter, resolved in favour of Roy Harmer of Ash A on the penultimate ball.
Jenny Lind B claimed bragging rights over their A side in another tight match at the Old Town venue. Andy Horsler kept up his unbeaten seasonal record and Les Thomas added to the total to make it 2-0 to the B team. Andrew Lipscombe and high-scoring Nick Speight responded well for the A squad to ensure a tight finish . However pub landlord KC Challis chose the right moment to step up for his first victory of the season in the decider, giving Jenny B a 3-2 win.
4-1 to ash 'e', Linda 670 to peters 3470, with a bit of coaching by Pete!!!! Andy played better than Gareth 2500 to 1350, Tom looked like he had it til mick knocked on a 3070 break,tom replied with a break of 2160, but mick got the win 4530 to toms 2990, Kc struggled to come back after I got a 2990 break, 1030 to my 5910, Gareth made amends against birthday boy les, 1020 to gaz's 1740, usual enjoyable banter, and lovely sarnies. thanks jenny kind for tonight
Post by gandalf the untidy on Oct 2, 2016 19:51:30 GMT
This weeks report sent to Hastings Gazette by our Andy Ellison
Very few teenagers will have celebrated their birthday with a winning performance in bar billiards, but Jamie Minihane did just that with a vital win for Nags Head A in their match at home against Old King John. Chris Lamb and Garry Tomlin put the visitors into an early lead, before Jamie's dad Clive showed the way with a clear win for the home team. After a slow start, Jamie recorded 4120, the best total of the evening to level the match score at 2-2. Nags A still needed Steve Featherstone to clinch the 3-2 victory with a win in the tight finale.
Ashburnham Arms E remain top however thanks to a 4-1 away win at Jenny Lind B. Andy Horsler maintained his undefeated record for the home team but he was Jenny B's sole winner as Peter Payne, Mick Reilly, Gareth Dell and Chris Haynes with 5910 were all solid winners for the Eastbourne-based Ash E.
There was another close encounter as Ashburnham A went 2-0 up against Jenny Lind A at home with Mick Osborne and Dave White on target on their home table. Jenny A replied strongly however and good wins from Nick Speight and Denis Cole saw the visitors draw level. It was left to Ash A skipper Sandy Harmer to step up for the win that meant a result of 3-2 to Ash A.
Post by gandalf the untidy on Oct 8, 2016 15:12:43 GMT
This weeks report from Sandy Harmer
The Ashburnham E have opened up an eight point lead at the top of the table after week 5 of the winter league thanks to a 3-2 derby win against the Ashburnham A. Captain Chris Haynes started the evening off with an impressive win and was backed up by Gareth Dell and the home sides highest scorer of the evening Peter Payne (9000) to earn the home side the victory within three games, Roy Harmer made it 3-1 and captain Sandy Harmer registered the seasons highest score with 12,530 and a new high break of 6650 to regain some pride for the reigning champions.
The Nags Head B moved up to third place after a 5-0 win at home to the Jenny Lind B. Captain Colin Southouse put the home side in the lead with a win over Keith Challis who scored a season's personal best, Peter Crabtree made it 2-0 and Jamie Minihane scored the highest score of the match with 5230 to ensure the victory. Stewart Chant and Fred Pope made sure of a clean sweep for the home team.
The Jenny Lind A stay bottom despite winning their first match of the season as they beat the Nags Head A 5-0. Andrew Lipscombe and captain Ray Norton put the home side ahead and Phil Roberts confirmed the victory with a win in the third game. The two highest scores of the match were scored in the fourth game as Nick Speight edged out Steve McGill and Billy Skinner won the last game of the evening to make sure their first win of the season was a happy one.
Post by gandalf the untidy on Oct 16, 2016 16:33:05 GMT
Report from Andy Ellison
Eastbourne-based Ashburnham Arms E maintained their lead in the Hastings Bar Billiards League, helped in part through the recruitment of Hastings star Phil Osborne. Skipper Gareth Dell put Ash E into an early lead at Nags Head A, but Jamie Minihane with an impressive 8340 and Steve Featherstone replied with wins for Nags A. Having warmed up with a respectable 6920, Phil, who has been focused on inter-league play in the last couple of years , went to town in his second game of the night with the League's seasonal second highest score of 11670 including a break of 5220. This gave Ash E a vital 3-2 winning margin.
However Old King John were able to narrow the gap at the top as they returned to winning ways with a 4-1 victory at home against Jenny Lind A. Captain Andy Eldridge, Mark Bailey, Chris Lamb and Andy Ellison were the winning players for OKJ, but Nick Speight kept his seasonal unbeaten record for Jenny A, so avoiding the whitewash for Jenny A.
There was a similar score line in favour of Ashburnham Arms A in their home encounter with Nags Head B. Roy Harmer, Dave White, Mick Osborne and skipper Sandy Harmer with 6700 were successful for the holders as their season gains momentum. Stewart Chant was the only Nags B player able to halt the home team's progress as his win kept the score at 4-1 to Ash A.
The top two teams meet this week before the League's mid-season break.
Well the streak continues after a lucky 3-2 home win against okk, Chris 4250 Andy Ellison 1670 Gareth 1970 Nigel 3830 Mick 1740 Chris 1270 Pete1720 Andy Eldridge 3510 Chris 3130 gary2720 All games went against break, mainly due to table, some very unlucky people this evening!
Post by gandalf the untidy on Oct 25, 2016 9:55:22 GMT
Week 7 report from Andy Ellison
Ashburnham Arms E remain top of the league, meanwhile, thanks to a 3-2 home win against nearest rivals Old King John. On an evening of tense individual contests, Mick Reilly secured an important win for Ash E, but it was Chris Haynes who proved the key player with good victories in both of his games including the crucial decider. Andy Eldridge and a revitalised Nigel Doe had battled well to claim parity for OKJ at 2-2, but Haynes kept his nerve to see his side home.
Ashburnham A went 2-0 down in their away fixture against Jenny Lind B, with Tom Palmer and Linda Challis recording early wins for the home side. Ash A were stung into a response with Mick Osborne, Dave White and Roy Harmer securing a 3-2 victory to enhance Ash A's challenge for second place.
The clearest result of the evening came in the internal clash at Nags Head, where the A side prevailed against the B team 4-1. Steve McGill with 6350 and Steve Featherstone were early winners for Nags A, while Clive and Jamie Minihane with 5090 were on target later in the evening. Consolation for Nags B came midway through as skipper Colin Southouse returned to his best form with a total of 12350 including a high break of 8340.
Post by gandalf the untidy on Nov 7, 2016 17:16:22 GMT
Games in the Hastings Bar Billiards League last week were overshadowed by the sad loss of Jenny Lind landlord, KC Challis, player and great supporter of the League.
Sympathy is extended from officials and all players in the League to Linda and to KC's family.
The Jenny Lind B team made the decision to proceed with their game against Nags Head A last week, and the result was a 4-1 win for Nags A, although the outcome was of little concern to either side in the circumstances. Sean Croft, Clive Minihane, Steve Featherstone and Steve McGill were winners for Nags A, whilst Andy Horsler secured a success for Jenny B..
The gap at the top of the table was reduced to 4 points as Ashburnham Arms E lost their first game of the season at home to Jenny Lind A. Chris Haynes and Gareth Dell were winners for the leaders but Ray Norton, Denis Cole and the still undefeated Nick Speight with 4600 showed the way with good away performances in the 3-2 win for Jenny A.
Old King John narrowed the gap with a 4-1 victory at Nags Head B. Andy Eldridge, Chris Lamb, Nigel Doe and Andy Ellison put OKJ into a 4-0 lead with sound play before Nags B skipper Colin Southouse put in a late appearance to record the best total of the night, 7240 to keep the final score to 4-1 to OKJ.
Post by gandalf the untidy on Nov 15, 2016 0:14:02 GMT
Week 9 report from Andy Ellison
Nags Head B skipper Colin Southouse warmed up for his participation in the Bar Billiards World Championship in Jersey with two more records in his team's fixture at Jenny Lind A in the Hastings Bar Billiards League. His score of 13800 was the highest ever recorded on the Jenny Lind table and his break of 12780 was the best of the season in the League. Jenny A were not overawed by this performance though, Nick Speight maintained his unbeaten run with a total of 4910 and Denis Cole won as well. However father and son Fred and Alec Pope stepped forward to support their captain and claim the wins that gave Nag B the 3-2 success.
With leaders Ashburnham Arms E on an enforced rest, Old King John took the opportunity to leapfrog them and go top. At home against a luckless Jenny Lind B side, Mark Bailey, Nigel Doe, Garry Tomlin .Chris Lamb and Andy Ellison showed a familiarity with their home table and recorded the very similar scores that saw OKJ through to a 5-0 win.
Missing Skipper Sandy Harmer, Ashburnham Arms A found the going tough at Nags Head A. Jamie Minihane was the highest scorer of the night for the home team with a winning total of 5630 but he was well backed up by dad Clive, Steve McGill and captain Sean Croft who were all winners. In-form Mick Osborne rescued a point for the visitors but the overall result was a 4-1 win for Nags A.
Post by gandalf the untidy on Nov 21, 2016 17:07:35 GMT
Report from Andy Ellison
There was a real nail-biter in the Hastings Bar Billiards League as Old King John consolidated their position at the top with the narrowest of wins at old rivals Ashburnham A. Their hosts made a strong start with fit-again skipper Sandy Harmer recording a winning score of 6400 and Mick Osborne following him with 5000 for his win. At this point OKJ dug in and Garry Tomlin turned the tide with a hard-fought success. Andy Ellison followed up with a winning score of 6170 to level things at 2-2, leaving Chris Lamb to grab the decider by the narrowest of margins, downing the final ball with his third attempt, resulting in a 3-2 win for OKJ.
Although ultimately unsuccessful in the World Championship, Colin Southouse showed that he hadn't left his form behind by outscoring his record of the previous week. This week the Nags Head B skipper rattled up the massive total of 14870, recording a break of 10800 in the process. Facing Ashburnham E at home he was well-supported by teammates Fred Pope with 6550, Stewart Chant and guest Clive Minihane who were winners for Nags B. Gareth Dell registered the only win for Ash E with the outcome a 4-1 win for Nags B.
The internal battle at the Jenny Lind was as close as ever with a 3-2 result in favour of Jenny B this time. Andy Horsler got back to winning ways for Jenny B with two victories on the night after Tom Palmer had put Jenny B away well with a win. After this it was left to Nick Speight who still remains unbeaten and Denis Cole to record the wins that narrowed the margin of defeat for Jenny A to the 3-2 scoreline in favour of Jenny B.
Post by gandalf the untidy on Nov 27, 2016 20:38:37 GMT
HASTINGS & BEXHILL BAR BILLIARDS LEAGUE Competition Draws 2016-2017
BOTH players are responsible to contact each other. PLEASE play at the venues stated and have the games played before the deadline.
First round games to be played by Saturday 31st December 2016….. …..(excluding over 50’s, to be played by Wednesday 1st February 2017)
Second round games to be played by Wednesday 1st February 2017
Quarter Finals to be played by Wednesday 29th March 2017
Pairs First Round Billy Skinner & Phil Roberts v Phil & Bob Osborne @ Nags Head Second Round Winner of First round game v Colin Southouse & Stewart Chant @ Old King John Clive Minihane & Steve Featherstone v Andy Eldridge & Mark Bailey @ Ashburnham Arms Chris Hayne & Gareth Dell v Ray Norton & Andrew Lipscombe @ Nags Head Les Thomas & Tom Palmer v Nigel Doe & TBA @ Nags Head Steve McGill & Jamie Minihane v Peter Payne & Mick Reilly @ Old King John Dave White & Ron Young v Alec & Fred Pope @ Old King John Chris Lamb & Andy Ellison v Sandy & Roy Harmer @ Jenny Lind Dave Pearce & Sean Croft v Nick Speight & Denis Cole @ Old King John
Lower Averages First Round Fred Pope v Mark Bailey @ Jenny Lind Gareth Dell v Pete Crabtree @ Old King John Quarter Finals Winner of First Round Game 2 v Winner of First Round Game 1 @ Jenny Lind Billy Skinner v Stewart Chant @ Ashburnham Arms Alec Pope v Steve Featherstone @ Ashburnham Arms Dave Pearce v Peter Payne @ Nags Head
Handicap First Round Gareth Dell (2,500) v Pete Crabtree (1,150) @ Jenny Lind Ray Norton (1,210) v Billy Skinner (1,670) @ Nags Head Second Round Winner of First round game 1 v Clive Minihane (3,280) @ Old King John Peter Payne (2,370) v Winner of first round game 2 @ Nags Head Andrew Lipscombe (1,400) v Stewart Chant (2,010) @ Ashburnham Arms Alec Pope (1,980) v Sean Croft (1,310) @ Jenny Lind Phil Roberts (1,130) v Jamie Minihane (3,880) @ Ashburnham Arms Chris Haynes (3,200) v Steve Featherstone (2,280) @ Old King John Colin Southouse (4,710) v Dave Pearce (1,460) @ Old King John Fred Pope (2,450) v Steve McGill (4,340) @ Jenny Lind
Captains First Round Colin Southouse v Ray Norton @ Ashburnham Arms Sean Croft v Chris Haynes @ Jenny Lind
Byes: Sandy Harmer & Andy Eldridge
Over 50’s First Round Alec Pope v Clive Minihane @ Old King John Mick Osborne v Peter Payne @ Nags Head Colin Southouse v Andy Eldridge @ Jenny Lind Dave White v Pete Crabtree @ Old King John Andrew Lipscombe v Roy Harmer @ Nags Head Steve McGill v Stewart Chant @ Ashburnham Arms