1) White Hart A ( KT ) 3 v 6 Romans C ( Dave Ingram )
2) Blacksmiths Arms ( Colin Southouse )8 - 2 Swan ( Joe Oakley ) 3) Swan Nomads ( Neil Higgins ) 1 v 9 Romans C ( Dave Ingram ) 4) Albion C ( Matt Knight ) 6 v 4 Hollingbury A ( Colin Green ) 5) Roffey H ( Stuart Carruthers ) 3 - 7 Albion B ( TJ )
Preliminary and 1st round to be played by 25th June
6) Blacksmiths Arms 2 v 8 Romans C 7) Albion C 8 v 2 Albion B
**J.Brackenridge 6910 - 1260 B.Bartrum - Jean off early and then it got very scrappy before Jean made sure C.Tupper 6170 - 2160 D.Bartrum** - Dave off early, Tupps on very good break of nearly 5k when leaving ball awkward, fortune favoured the oldies when it hit 30 hole and whipped out to just flick the ball, break kept leg over M.Knight 3480 - 7110 J.Whittle** - Excellent opening break of 6.2k from James in just over 9 minutes. I set about the chase but missed to give him a fully deserved win, no longer a "shock" **N.Senior 13920 - 1250 D.Dawson - Nige off on 5k, Doug had a chance as he got the balls back pretty much straight away, on missing he didn't get another M.Baden 3290 - 5010 C.Green** - Plenty of breaks for the Rev good enough in this one as Michelle didn't get them back until it was too late
All to play for in the second leg which is being played next Tuesday 30th May at the Blue Anchor - hoping not to draw James
**Doug 4140 - 1760 Jean - Doug's opening break pretty much sealed this one, both had problems with the one-up after that James 5310 - 470 Matt** - I lost my opening break with one of many pegs I managed in the 18 minutes. James taking advantage in his 3 breaks Brian 2560 - 3940 Tupps** - Nip and tuck the whole way this one but Tupps made a vital 2k break near the end **Dave 3270 - 4190 Nigel - Dave was off early another who put his one-up behind, Nige found the table no easier than anyone else, but 3 breaks enough Colin 900 - 4310 Michelle** - Fortunately our top performer was drawn last. Good opening break meant the Chellster dominated from the start
Very pleased to have scrambled over the line with a 6-4 aggregate win against tough and competitive opponents. Certainly leg 3 was a vital leg with Tupps coming back strongly to beat Brian. Dave showed in leg 4 after Nigel had touched up, the only person really able to get the one-up right on a fairly consistent basis. Luckily Michelle was on top form in the last leg, so we avoided the possibility of being "Whittled" in the 11th leg Table had everyone scratching their heads at times, me especially as at one point trying a straight pot on the left hand 50, the cue ball nowhere near the 50 but straight through the white peg Thanks to our opponents for two good matches and well done team on progressing to the next round
Well done to the Romans C and the Albion C as the first teams through, the other two first round games are arranged.
Could I ask that the Romans C and Swan Nomads organise their first round game soonest and let me know the dates, I am happy for the 25th of June to stretched but would like to see dates arranged to be as close to that date as possible thank yoy.
Stuart off early putting one up behind, Pete did the same and first to get them back and left one up short, Stuart did the same, Pete a couple of breaks to win it but Stuart had chances but never settled.
Rick off early, and another to not really settle on the table, Rob built a lead with 3 breaks to secure the win.
Game 4 was played 3rd as both Steve and Iain were delayed. Lee opened with 1.5k, I got them back left the one up short, I then got 2k, Lee got another 2.5k, I then got them back and settled to make a winning break coming off as the bar dropped.
Game 3 Mal off early and then both he and Steve struggled and with no luck Mal never got the break back but was in the lead as the bar approached, Steve made a very good clearance to leave enough time to come away with the win.
Steve opened with 1.5k, Iain was first to get them back after a fair time at the top end, but pegged when just taking the lead, Steve got them back and added enough to make sure.
So a slender 3-2 lead for us to take into the home leg tonight, a good night at the Roffey with plenty of friendly banter and in truth us making the table look harder than it was, although the home team did say it was trickier than usual. Thanks to the club for providing Pizza and hosting us. Look forward to tonights encounter.
Post by gandalf the untidy on Jun 21, 2017 22:27:15 GMT
Blacksmiths 5 - 0 Swan
Colin Southouse* 8400 v 1950 Chris Cox Rob Hall 10050 v 930 Christine Richards* Phil Osborne 7330 v 1110 Brian Richards* Bob Osborne* 6070 v 2790 Joe Oakley Mike Daw 13580 (10,100 brk) v 1630 Phil Oakley*