Swan B 3.5 Elms B 1.5 Well the wheels came off last night after 4 wins in a row 1 Doug Mahy v Pete MansfieldI missed the opening break with the white and was off straight away,a bit of interplay before Doug got around 6000 and touched up leaving me enough time to get another 2000,we then played at who could miss the 100 hole the most times uintil I potted it to go over the 4000 mark 1-0 2 Barry Holt v Chris Scott Barry off fairly cheaply but Chris had a night when nothing would stay away from the pegs.Barry made around 5500 but also lost around another 7000 2-0 3 Brian Richards v Vern Blake Vern off quickly but Brian black pegged his opener then it was who can amass the most small breaks,Brian then pegged a break that would have won.Bar dropped with Vern in front but unable to clear,he needed the 100 to win but missed,Brian sunk in the 200 to draw 2.5-0.5 4 Roger Taylor v Dave France Roger went off with 10500 and touched up leaving Dave around 8 minutes,Dave off cheaply,Roger on to get another 6000+ 3.5-0.5 5 Matt Squire v Terry Denyer Terry steady first break,Matt unable to get in front,good final break from Terry to end up with 9000+ 3.5-1.5
Stadium ended their 3 match losing streak with this hard-fought victory.
Game 1 - a tactical change by skipper Ian Lelliott saw Martin Smith entrusted with the opening game. Nick Brown was off cheaply, Martin didn't get the balls back at his first visit, but he did at his second, and made a 9k break to secure the leg, subsequently adding a further 6k for a 15k score. 1-0
Game 2 - Grant Tully with the break v Tony Burgess. Grant reached 7k but pegged it. Tony had the break back, but could only muster a few hundred, Grant didn't waste his second opportunity. 2-0
Game 3 - Worthing singles champion Paul Barnett kicked off with 3k v the woefully out-of-form Geoff Jukes, for whom nothing will go right just at present. Geoff couldn't retrieve the balls, Barney made a further decisive break to finish with a 12k score. 2-1
Game 4 - Your correspondent has had to wait till the last game of the first half of the season to record his first league win, but a 9k opening break duly secured it v Gary Ridley, final score 15k. 3-1
Game 5 - Warren Club's other leg was taken by Worthing Masters champion Neil Higgins, whose methodical 8k break left insufficient time for Tony Lewis, in fact Neil added a further 5k himself. 3-2
As with all the fixtures this week, these teams meet for the reverse next Thursday.
First blood to the Duke in their pre Christmas double header with the Three Horseshoess
Game 1 - Chris Reeves started with 6k against KT. Both players failed to get the balls back immediatley, but Chris eventually did and was able to bring the crucial first match home. 0-1
Game 2 - Key moment of the night was when Mal Spier on his opening 9k break tried to pot 50's but was caught out by the left hand roll and missed the ball completely in front of the 50. Neither Mal or Tipps could get the break back for the last 8 minutes, but Tups came through 750 to 500. I'm afraid Mal you were well and trully Tuppered! 0-2
Game 3 - Richard Wooton was against Kevin Hall, both had several chances, and Richard won through with 7k, although he was far from his best needing I think 4 goes at the break, to win the game. Kevin will be disappointed, he certainly had chances to keep the match alive. 0-3
Game 4 - Super sub Dave Hampton could only make 1,500 on his break, and although I struggled for about 2k, I came off on 9k to put us 4-0 up. I added another 4k to put in the highest score of the night. 0-4
Game 5 - Chubbster made a cracking 7,700 start against Ricky Dewdney, and we all thought he was going to play the table out. It was enough though to complete the whitewash. 0-5
I am sure the match will be a lot, lot closer next week, where we entertain the Horseshoes.
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Bottom of the table clash for these two teams. Both needing a win to keep their Division 1 status alive.
Game 1. Jean easily beat an out of sorts Steve Hurley and end up with a total of 6k+. 1 - 0 to the ladies.
Game 2. Yours truly went on against Caroline who scored less than 1k on her break. Caroline never really got into her game and I finally ran out winner with 5k+. Dolphin 1 -1 Tarring Club
Game 3. Closest game of the night saw Bob Thomas play Denise Mahy. Bob looked as he had the game won with about 5 Min's or so to go. Bob then decided to go off the boil and did not score much for the next few shots. Denise however took her chance and managed to get within 200 of Bob at the last ball. Needing the last ball in the 200 to win. Unfortunately she missed twice and Bob got the ball down the 100 to win the game at the second attampt. Dolphin 1 - 2 Tarring Club
Game 3. Colin Green went on third for the Tarring Club against Sheena Wood. Sheena started well but missed the ball on her opening break. Colin took advantage and got the balls back and returned a 2k+ break. Unfortunately Sheena couldn't get going. Colin kept adding to his score eventually winning with 4k+. Dolphin 1 - 3 Tarring Club
Game 5. A rare start for Roy Wells against Chrissie Richards. A close game with it being decided after the bar had gone when Chrissie 'fluked' a ball down the 200 (I'm sure she would say it was played for ;)) and win the last game. Dolphin 2 - 3 Tarring Club
A good evening was had by all.
The return game next week should be just as close as the ladies will be looking for revenge