Well here we go again only one report why can’t we have 2 reports on matches played it’s not rocket science. I think trouble is some people want to be seen as top man but as far as I am concerned they never will be.
Oh look another spineless idiot with a negative comment. If you have something to say, say it to my face. This is a volunteer sport and some people have jobs to do. The GBBA site will be updated when time allows. As for a report get off you …. and write them yourself.
Moderator this person should be outed if they continue with just negative comments
Please can we keep this civil please chaps - you're all lovely people really.
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Well oge I have said sorry once so I won’t say it again but I do agree with you what you said about Norman and all I want is to read the reports. One more thing I will not post anything on here again when I am slightly anebreated.
5th February 2019 Layabouts 2 Baulkliners 3 played at the Ex Service club. On a night when the banter was flowing faster than the table the home team failed to take their chances.
Ian Champion 6740 Rodney Smith 580 Baulkiners were one player short so four player rule came into force. Champ making the most of his opening break on his home table. Veteran Smithy never getting to grips with the slow pace of the table.
Norman Wilkinson 820 Trevor Gallienne 7670 Trevor uncharacteristically struggled at first, giving me a few early chances to put a decent score on the board, which I didn't take. Trevor got the break back to settle and retain his unbeaten run in the league this year.
Ben Wilding 3020 Barry Osborne 0 Barry not the only one not to get on with the table at all tonight, and Ben who was due a win duely plodded away to get a decent lead. When the bar dropped Barry was too far behind to win and he went for the 200 hole last shot and pegged.
Mat Ogier 720 Rodney Smith 3140 Rodney atoned for his earlier loss although at one stage the result could have either the way, both players making mistakes throughout. Mat's cause not helped by a black peg half way through gave Rod the advantage.
Paul Dyer 120 Andrew Rundle 5000 Andy's opening break of 4,000 + was catchable by Diddy and he started off at a quick pace when he got the break back. But the home player lost most of what he scored, Andy just creeping to the 5,000 total for a bonus point in the Guernsey rankings.
1976 Junior Bar Billiards house champion. Les Hubits Tavern.
Not a good night for the breakaways, Our table is playing very well at the moment and the breakaways were all on the back foot from their opponents opening breaks.
Darren Ogier 610 Luke Oliver 6640
Luke opened up with 6200 in 11 minutes and although I should of had time, however I failed to pot a ball around the back of the table and after a few shots each the game was over.
Geoff Ogier 2690 Terry Kenny 6700
Terry finding some form opened up with 3800 and Geoff responded with 2200 and he had another go at the break soon after but rushed things and missed during his break. Terry managed to get back to the table and play out with 2k break.
Leon Ogier 1160 Bob Le Moignan 1300
The closest game of the night with the majority of all shots played at the back of the table. With only 80 points between them when the bar dropped, bob managed to clear up the remaining balls.
Steve Carre 1140 Roy Le page 3470
Roy won the game comfortably, however he would of wanted to do better on his break, Steve had a chance to get back at him but after dropping a ball very short Roy was able to tactilely win the game.
Matt Wilcox 1860 Tom Oliver 3890
Another solid opening break put Matt under pressure and after chasing the break he got caught on 2 occasions with tricky shots and conceded the advantage back to Tom.
Post by Sir Chancelot on Feb 13, 2019 16:57:18 GMT
Guernsey Island Pairs. Tom Oliver and Karl Ogier beat Ian Champion and Norman Wilkinson. In a high scoring match it was the pair from the Giants who came out on top on aggregate, the game score being 2-2. Karl Ogier proved he is still a player to be reckoned with, even though he does not play league now. What a reserve to have ! He scored 10500 in his break game, the third. Champ broke off in the fourth needing over 9000 to peg back the deficit, but got he broke down at 5000 and the Giants pair took the advantage despite not winning that leg.
Tom and Karl will now play Rodney Smith & Andrew Rundle in the Guernsey league pairs semi-final.
1976 Junior Bar Billiards house champion. Les Hubits Tavern.
26/02/19 Layabouts 2 v Giants 3 played at Ex Service .
A disappointing night for many with the table having a few quirks at the moment. No scores over 5K says a lot.
Ian Champion 830 Luke Oliver 3550. Luke was off early which gave Champ a chance which he failed to take. Luke settled and put in a decent total. Ben Wilding 1770 Bob Le Moignan 1660. A last ball win for Ben, could have gone either way as they both had 3 shots at the 100 to finish. Norman Wilkinson 1860 Karl Ogier 3680. Karl's opener of 2000 + gave him an excellent start and he managed to keep that advantage throughout the match. Mat Ogier 1430 Tom Oliver 3550. Mat denied by another 'on form' performance from Tom. Paul Dyer 4470 Terry Kenny 3680. A second successive win from our anchor player who lost his Island singles earlier to Mat Ogier.
G.B.B.A league Open six-a-side team knockout. Giants 3 v Layabouts 3, played at Rangers Club. * denotes opening break. Both teams had played very well to reach the semi final stages. Giants went in as favourites following recent form. However it was the Layabouts who progressed through to the final with a well contested aggregate victory. Some of the legs could have gone either way as the advantage swung back and forth as the match reached a conclusion. Giants won the toss for opening breaks and chose 1,3 & 5.
Tom Oliver* 2780 Ben Wilding 4470 Superb opener by Ben who played well throughout the leg, Tom losing for the first time since 27th November 2018.
Luke Oliver 480 Paul Dyer* 5840 Didi on form with the opening break made sure with a 5K start. He ended up with the highest score of the night (Didi mention that ?). Poor Luke under the weather would have rather stayed home. That gave us a 2-0 start, but the Giants come back was about to commence.
Karl Ogier* 3090 Mat Ogier 290 In a leg Mat would rather forget there was no brotherly love shown by Karl as he took advantage, Mat not being able to hit the proverbial barn door, shot after shot for some mysterious reason.
Roy Le Page 3160 John Lamb* 2090 More often to be seen serving drinks at Ex Service club, our third reserve Johny Lamb put in a good performance and held the lead for over half the leg. His previous match as reserve was in February 2016. But canny Roy timed his come back perfectly catching up and going ahead to put the match level at two games each.
Terry Kenny* 3350 Ian Champion 2390 In a high scoring encounter Champ should have put the leg to bed breaking early on with over 5K. But he got out of position down the bottom of the table and lost his score, handing the advantage back to Kane who gratefully took the win to put his team ahead 3-2, although Champs score of 2390 helped keep the aggregate advantage in favour of the Layabouts.
Bob Le Moignan 0 (BP) Norman Wilkinson* 1960 All I had to do is win, my team mates having put in all the hard work earlier. Layabouts clear winners on aggregate scores.
So Layabouts progress to the final where they will play Trevor Gallienne's Baulkliners who beat Breakaways in another close fought semi-final at La Fontaine.
Bottom placed Breakaways put in a good showing against current league leaders the Baulkliners.
With my self missing due to illness, our 2 reserves of Paul Le Gallez and Gary Naftel stepped up to the plate and help make the score 3-3.
All games going with the break
Trevor Gallienne 7730 420 Matt WIlcox Billy Smith 1330 2260 Paul Le gallez Andy Rundle 5480 2290 Steve Carre Pete Sanders 1160 5650 Geoff Ogier Barry Osbourne 3870 1450 Leon Ogier Rodney Smith 2480 7000 Gary Naftel Total scores 22050 19070
Baulkliners 4 - Layabouts 1 - Played at West Legion 12/03/19
Baulkliners secure the league team trophy with two matches to spare. Congratulations go out to them.
Pete Sanders 4700 - Paul Dyer 5060 - Didi's run of form continued, although Pete nearly caught his total towards the end of the leg. Andrew Rundle 6910 - Norman Wilkinson 1050 - Andy deserved his win after my poor opening break, and we both struggled at first. Failure to keep the one up later in the match sealed my fate, Andy settling and making sure. Barry Osbourne 5500 - Mat Ogier 4300 - Mat's opening break of just over 4K was a good start. However Barry has played very well all season and he got the break back to catch and pass Mats score before the bar dropped. Rodney Smith 5060 - Ian Champion 0 - Champ was looking at scoring big tonight. But a peg during his opening break sealed his fate much to his surprise. Rodders took control and Champ could not get the break back. Trevor Gallienne 7720 - Ben Wilding 5200 Ben was promising a big surprise, but handed the win to Trevor breaking down after only 450. When Ben got back to the table after Trevors break he put in a quick fire 4750. Not enough !
1976 Junior Bar Billiards house champion. Les Hubits Tavern.
The breakaways secure a rare victory away to the Giants
Tom Oliver 2910 Darren Ogier 3120 - Despite the loss Tom appears to have secured his Island Place for 2019 with other results going his way. Despite losing my opening break I was soon back on the table and in control of the game until a slight missed shot allowed Tom in in the last 2 minutes. 2200 behind Tom cleared all the ball and had to pot the Red in the 200 to win. Leaving it just short I managed to knock it in 100.
Roy Le Page 2500 Leon Ogier 1090. Roy also secures his Island place with this victory. The game was in the balance for most of the game. With a very tricky ball behind the 10 Leon played some measured shots scoring 700 off the right hand 50 and took the early lead. After many attempts to remove the ball Roy finally managed it. With this he was able to get the break and snatch victory.
Luke Oliver 1810 Geoff Ogier, With the 3rd Ogier in a row, could Geoff take the team to a 2-1 lead. He opened up with a a good break solid 2k break. Luke was not able to going tonight and still feeling the effects of his recent illness. Geoff stretched his lead further and despite his nerves the game was secured with a further 2k break.
Terry Kenny 7980 Steve Carre 570 despite Terry having an unusually poor season by his standards he proved he still has the ability. Steve struggled with the break and the writing was on the wall early as Terry settled in for a comfortable victory.
Bob Le Moignan 720 Matt Wilcox 1190. with the score at 2-2 who could hold their nerve and take the victory for their team. Matt settled in well and was playing with ease. with nearly 3k he chose to bank his score. However after 3 attempts he missed the ball behind the white peg and lost his good work. Although Matt managed to get a small lead, Bob was always In the game and began to catch Matt bit by bit. However although exciting this was not a game filled with high quality as both players nerves cost them valuable points. Matt managed to sneak victory by potting the last 4 balls.
Layabouts 3 Breakaways 2 played at Ex Service 19/3/19
In our final league match a few issues regarding Island Inter-Insular places were resolved and following Layabouts' win, it looks like they have secured second place in the league ahead of The Giants.
Ian Champion 10500 Leon Ogier 800 Having sneaked away from his family domestic duties for a short while, being a house husband for a few days, Champ had no time to worry about Bar Billiards, he relaxed and played the best match of the evening (probably) and managed the highest score he or any of his team mates has had on the home table for this season.
Ben Wilding 4360 Geoff Ogier 4020 Geoff's very respectable score was surpassed by a typical late and well timed surge by Ben, who seems to play better in the last half of every match recently.
Mat Ogier 10270 Steve Carre 710 Through to the Island singles semi finals, Mat seemed to be back to his old self and confidently put together a 9K break when he got on the table, proving he can still do the business despite unusually not making the top six this season.
Norman Wilkinson 890 Darren Ogier 6260 Master of the 'one up every shot' Darren's style proved to be a match winning one and he deservedly got the win that puts him in the mix for an Island place v Jersey for the Inter Insular. No complaints from me, (Grrrrr), but I suppose I should say 'don't knock it till you've tried it'.
Paul Dyer 0 Matt Wilcox 2800 Matt methodically halted Didi's run of wins, keeping his breaks and leaving the awkward shots for his opponent to attempt, leaving Didi more and more frustrated as the game reached a conclusion. His failure to create an impression resulted in him ploughing through the black peg after the bar had dropped, almost sending it into the car park !
Guernsey Bar Billiards Open six-a-side knockout competition. LAYABOUTS SECURE SILVERWARE TO PREVENT A BAUKLINERS 'DOUBLE' Baulkliners 2 Layabouts 4
Played on a Monday evening with the England International football blasting away near full volume at the neutral venue Rangers club, this match threw up a few surprises between the teams that finished first and second Guernsey Bar Billiards Association league this season. The evening started with and interesting call when a coin was tossed as to who chose the opening breaks. Ben called heads, Mat called tails ! Trevor got to choose opening breaks ! Trevor on first chose to break *
Trevor Gallienne* 60 Paul Dyer 4870 With only one defeat this season, be it on this table in the singles, Trevor started off well and was clear favourite to win, Didi almost putting his cue away as the game commenced. But an early miss during the break brought Didi eventually back to the table and the game was open. Trevor struggled with the quirks of the table as Didi put in a few breaks. Trevor went from bad to worse taking out a black peg and we were surprised to have won the first leg. Trevor will be hoping for a better match this evening in the final league match as he looks to complete his 100% wins record.
Barry Osborne 600 Ben Wilding* 3890 Baulkliners player Barry was against the break in this one and Ben took full advantage of Barry's struggles with the tables' quirks, Ben playing it cool and keeping his scores.
Rodney Smith* 4160 Norman Wilkinson 870 Veteran 'Plodder Rodders' put Baukliners back in with a shout and he has had a excellent season, being the second highest points winner for his team behind Trevor this year. The question as to if he will take up his Island Team place v Jersey is causing more interest than Brexit is in the Channel Islands.
Billy Smith 1720 Ian Champion* 7170 Former Layabout and now Supersub for Baulkliners, Billy can more often be seen in the snooker clubs of Guernsey now, but he can still play a decent Bar Billiards match. Champ with the opening break played very well and helped increase our aggregate points lead in case the match was drawn 3-3.
Peter Sanders* 930 Mat Ogier 4070 Against the break Oggy was not favourite and everyone expected Pete to bring the Baulkliners back into contention with a high score. However like some of his team mates he struggled with the table. Mat sussed the table out and went on to superbly win the game giving his team an unassailable 4-1 lead.
Andrew Rundle 6510 John Lamb* 2050 This game was purely academic and most of the Baulkliners had gone home. However Andy wanted a practice on the table for this evenings final league match. Barman from Ex Service John has waited patiently all evening to play so it was right to finish the matches. Didi marking made the game a little more light-hearted and the barracking did not seem to put Andy off as he went on to score 6510 making it 4-2 and looking a bit more respectable for his team.
Tonight sees the final league match of the season Breakaways hosting Baulkliners, which is academic points wise as Baulkiners have won the league and Breakaways are bottom. However there are still a few issues to be decided re final Inter-Insular team places and no doubt the outcome will depend on who holds his nerve and masters the table on the night. Good luck to you all.
With not effect on league positions this was all about individual standings and with it Island Places for the match V Jersey in May.
Darren Ogier 1550 Pate Sanders 2450
As I currently sat 5th on the Rankings a win would secure an island place for myself, however it was not the greatest of games for either player with Luck playing a major part in the outcome of this match. Pete started with around 2000 on his break and stayed ahead for the whole game.
Geoff Ogier 340 Andy Rundle
Now could dad secure me my Island place, If Geoff could win my Island place would be safe as Andy could not catch me. However the practice from the night truly paid off with Andy as he raced into a 3k lead Geoff could not do a thing all night as he saw Andy extend his lead and with it his Island Place was secured.
Leon Ogier 2870 Barry Osbourne 2740
Well it was now done to my little bro, could he help me stay in the top 6. If Barry Wins he would pip me for the final place and I would be the reserve. Remembering Leon is still pretty new to the game and had only one 1 game so far all season. Could he pull off the miracle. Well he did just that, Although Barry raced ahead by 2000 Leon Plugged away and with a good break under his belt the game was all even. And with the Bar gone Leon was at the table and 260 behind yet he had 80 points on this break. He went on to pot the remaining balls and win by 30.
Matt Wilcox 2340 Rodney Smith 3070
Rodney showed his usual calmness to plod away, however after an uncharastic miss he allowed Matt in, the game sea-sawed between them as both looked to finish on a high. With Time running out an unlucky spin out of the 50 cost mate his chance. As he walked away from the table the Bar dropped and Rodney went in an cleared the remaining balls.
Laon Ogier 500 Trevor Gallienne 9160
Leon filling in for the work tied Steve Carre really didn't care about this game as his job for the night was done. This allowing Trevor and easy ride to victory and a 100% league win for the season. Trevor had done enough with his opening break and both Players enjoyed a social game there after.
Ian Champion knocked me out of the singles in a close qtr final last night.
After winning the toss, I chose to break first, But broke down with 3300. Champ apart from a few balls, then proceeded to play out the rest of the table with a 7k break.
Champ knowing he had to stay on the table as long as possible and score what he could. However after scoring just 1000 the red ball span out the 50 and left both balls awkward. I was unable to get the balls back and Champ managed to get the break back and knocked in 4200 before touching up. With 9 minutes left on the clock the writing was on the wall, (as everyone knows I am a slow player). However with nothing to lose, I gave it a go and unfortunately I had a double kiss with 8300. Champ then played out the final minute to book his place in the semi final.
The Guernsey Bar Billiards Association 2019/2019 season finals night is being held this evening at Rangers Football Club. The singles semi-finals and final line ups include three players who have not made the starting team to play in the six a side Inter Insular against Jersey. Only Tom Oliver is certain of his place. Ian Champion who has reached the semi-final stage many times before will play team mate Mat Ogier. The predicted outcome is too close to call as both players have produced excellent form and high scores recently. Mat has won the Guernsey singles once previously. Champs still waiting, but without Trevor featuring this time, it 'might be his year'. Where have I heard that phrase before ? Tom Oliver will play Barry Osborne in the other semi-final and are both in for a very busy evening. This looks likely to be a very closely contested match also. Each player also playing with their respective partners in the pairs final also, over four legs. Tom Oliver partners his nephew Karl Ogier, whilst Barry Osborne partners teammate Trevor Gallienne.
Old Timer from NEWTIME turns back the clock to end over 50 years of hurt ! In an eventful evening at the Rangers Club, Tom Oliver claimed his first ever Guernsey singles winners trophy. Remarkably he has been playing league bar billiards since he was sixteen and despite reaching the final on previous occasions he had never actually got his name on the trophy. He beat Ian Champion in a tense final, who reached the final last season only to suffer the same result to add to his runners up trophy cabinet. Tom on the way to final had seen off the challenge of Trevor Gallienne and Barry Osborne and rightfully deserved his place. Likewise Champ had put in some superb wins on his way to the final, holding off the challenge of Mat Ogier in the other semi final.
Champ went into the final as most peoples favourite. It was looking good in the first leg when he was ahead with a 3000 break and his break to come. But a missed ball down the bottom of the table meant a loss of score and he never really got over that miss and the match started to slip away from him after that. Tom did not get things all his own way as he and partner Karl Ogier lost to Trevor Gallienne and Barry Osborne in the pairs final.
Well here we are at the end of another season which for all of us that played the majority have enjoyed. Just a great pity there weren’t more teams in the league hopefully that will be rectified in time for next season.as far as I can tell the only players that missed out were the ones who decided not to play.
Post by Sir Chancelot on Apr 13, 2019 14:17:47 GMT
I have found it sad that most of the players who have complained about the lack of matches this season were the ones who voted the RAF table out of the league, which ultimately resulted in the break up of a team.
1976 Junior Bar Billiards house champion. Les Hubits Tavern.
It is a little more complicated than that guys as you know, There was a fundamental rule voted in at the AGM. Non owned GBBA table are not able to be used in the league, as without table income it jeopardizes the sustainability of the league going forward.
We must move on from the from this and find a solution to the problem. As it stands we have a couple of options 1 reverse the rule for non league owned tables. 2 50% of the table takings are handed over to the league? 3 Team moves to a new venue with association table in place