Congratulations to the Laughing Fish on winning the Plate Final tonight. At 2-0 up we looked to be cruising but then the wheels fell off big style (not for the first time) as Henry took control of the match. He made a 5k break in leg 3 which contained a liquorice allsorts of shots but then a brilliant 10.5k in the sixth leg after he had been first to get them back gave the Fish the win on aggregate. The 4th leg was critical with Andy going off with nearly 2k and Michelle not getting them back until very near the end, going well in the chase but sadly for us running out of time. Here are the scores:-
Well done to Mid Sussex Conservative Club on winning the Main Competition and Laughing Fish on winning the Plate Competition. Hope everyone enjoyed the summer competition this year and thanks for playing
Ian 1350 Nick 2160 Dave I 1800 Paul 1880 Rick 3190 Ros 2430 TJ 2590 Neil 6600 Dave & Rick 6400 Ros & Nick 820 TJ & Ian 1960 Neil & Paul 5760
Lots of friendly banter. Table very tricky, only Neil and Rick really got hold of it.
Many thanks to the County Oak for a lovely curry and french bread.
Congratulations to MSCC an as Ros says thanks to our hosts the County Oak. Thank you to Matt for running the competition, and hope we go ahead again next year.
Thanks to my team for a great summer, plenty of laughs, and a good effort to make the final, just the MSCC took their chances well.
More meat on the bones.
Ian left them both up on his first break shot and neither he or Nick could get the balls back, Nick kept his score better than Ian. Ian unfortunately losing breaks of 500, 400 and 300, both players found pegs with the balls flying back off the back cushion.
Paul of early, again neither he or Dave could get the break back, Dave built a slender lead, but Paul on the table at the crucial time, two balls left, one right behind the 10 hole and Paul needed 130 to win, did well to hit the ball with his shot and object ball went I the 20, and cue ball ( being the red ) went into the 100 to take the spoils.
Rick opened with 1500 the highest break of the night so far, Ros got them back and got 1k but left the one up short, Rick got them back built the lead and held it, game on.
Neil opened with 1.5k, TJ balls back left both short on 3rd break shot, Neil built winning lead, TJ did get them back again but no time and left 50/100 split with both balls teetering on the edge of the pocket, trying to reduce the average scores.
Dave off leaving first one up short, Rick first to get the back, good 4.8k break, and added more later on, we are now ahead on aggregate score but 3-2 down.
Neil opened with nearly 5k, Ian and Tony could not get the balls back until too late. Well deserved win for the MSCC. Plenty of friendly banter, plenty of pegs, some good shots and some run of the balls for both sides, Neil and Rick the only two to really settle on the table.
Mid Sussex Conservative Club have started as they mean to go on, by landing the East Sussex Summer Off-the-Spot League title, now in its eighth year.
They beat the holders Albion Fishersgate 4-2 who a year ago had beaten the Hassocks on aggregate scores after a tie. Laughing Fish won the Plate Final against County Oak - again on aggregate - with Henry Brooks dominant.
A transcript of all the Competitions so far can be found by accessing the "Bygone Days" page. - Clive T
Tommo think that should be Lewes summer off the spot. It's not a Sussex competition
Blame Silent !
Competition was started off eight years ago by Henry Brooks with a mixture of Lewes and Mid Sussex teams. I've always referred to it as the "East Sussex Summer Off-the-Spot" but if you look at Silent's blurb, he now calls it the Sussex..........
I'm trying to do people a service here, keeping a history going, but agree that it would be better named the Lewes and be featured on their website.
Doesn't really matter what it's called. It's always been an independent comp and it was actually started by my dad. I took over running it after a couple of years. It's open to all teams in the area but doesn't have a link to any one particular league
High Score: 21820 Mid-Sussex League 2012, Laughing Fish High Break: 21050 Lewes League 2015, Hikers Rest