Duke of Wellington complete the double over the Three Horseshoes but the match could have turned either way, but the Duke took their chances.
Game 1 - KT made it look very easy against Richard Wooton, a 10k opener followed by another 6k. 0-1
Game 2 - Glenn Chubb and Stu Mepham seemed hell bent on giving each other the win. Glenn opened with 2k, Stu came back with 1k, then Glenn lost a 2k break, not helping his teamamtes nerves. Stu put himself 2k in front looked good at this stage to make it 2-0. Chubbster, who was 7 wins 1 loss this season, in the end made it 8 wins with a gutsy 2k break at the end with 2 mins left, clearing a brave 50-10 split to win the game. 1-1
Game 3 - Ricky Dewdney opened with a perfect 6,600 but then left the one up short. Nigel Senior capitalised on Ricky's one mistake, and although he struggled early on managed to get to 8k and touched with 40 seconds left, 2-1
Game 4 - Chris Reeves gave Mal Spier an early glimmer opening with just 600, but Mal was a bit unlucky to get nothing from his opening shot. Reevsey got the balls back next visit and coolly finished off the match, 3-1.
Game 5 - Kevin Hall struggled to get to grips with the table, Tupps played his best game for some time with an 8k break to complete the 4-1 win.
The Duke are 2 points clear with a game in hand and are 4 wins out of 4 against the Premier sides this year.
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Elms B 1-4 Swan B Know how the Christmas Turkey must feel.We were well and truly stuffed by the Swan when in the main the table was the winner Phil Oakley v Dave France Phil made a good start but came off fairly quickly,Dave got the break back but was never really at ease.Phil got the break again to run out 6000+ to 2500+ 0-1 John Hayward v Matt Squire John continuing his good form made a steady score without mastering the break, Matt was never in it 1-1 Ron Brewer v Barry Holt A rare off night for Barry but an even worse one for Ron,very low scoring 1-2 Vern Blake v Doug Mahy Vern off very quickly,Doug did more than enough to win 1-3 Pete Mansfield v Roger Taylor Roger touched up at around 7000,I never got a look in as Roger amassed over 10000 for the second week running 1-4 Think I may use the butt end of the cue next time A much improved performance is required next week in our re-arranged fixture against the Duke or we will go into Christmas with another defeat
Game 1 - Martin Smith offered no chance to Gary Ridley, opening with a 9k break.
Game 2 - Nick Brown's 3½k was not enough, Tony Lewis had the break back but broke down at 2½k, it was to be his only chance.
Game 3 - An early mistake by Grant Tully gave Graham Lewis an opportunity, but he didn't get the break back - Grant did, and made a game-winning break at second time of asking.
Game 4 - Tony Burgess started with 2½k v Mark James. Your correspondent retrieved the balls, but scored only 1500. Tony had a further break to seal the game.
Game 5 - A decider between the two captains. Ian Lelliott was off early when he hit his second split shot too thick, but crucially it was he and not Neil Higgins who got it back first. Ian did enough to win the match with his second break.
A break for a few weeks now, Merry Christmas to all Worthing League players.
Firstly A CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND A PROPEROUS NEW YEAR from myself and all at the Windmill. A great two weeks results for the Duke of Wellington, and especially well done to the Dolphin on their first win, see you next Thursday for the re-arranged game.
Onto last nights match where the Windmill C beat the Windmill A 4-1 to complete the double.
First game saw Charlie Cooper going well on his opening break when he had an unlucky spin out that took the peg and gave Arthur Brewster the break back. The game then went Arturs way as Charlie could not avoid the pegs. 5280 - 860. 1-0 to the C`s.
Game two. Steve Aylmore found the break to easy and decided to be kind to Alan Messer by putting it down 4 times. Alan took full advantage and opened up with enough. 8540 - 3590. 1-1.
Game three. Bill Kerr against Mick Pope, Mick opened with just over 3k, Bill got the break back but broke down on around 2k. A period of chasing the break ensued with Bill getting it back and making sure. 8410 - 3760. 2-1 to the C`s.
Game four. Rick Cunningham on the break against Gina Sherratt with Rick running out the winner with his highest score of the season so far. 8890 - 1690. 3-1 to the C`s.
Game five. Edge Butler on the break against Tony Jenner. Edge opened up with just over1k, I
Sorry, still clumsy on keyboard. got the break back, but only posted 2k. I was first to retrieve the break making sure of victory on that visit. 10,640 - 1670 and a pleasing 4-1 to cap a very sociable evening. At least Alan and Bill were able to watch Spurs winning.