Stadium's unbeaten run came crashing to an abrupt end in Lancing last night.
Game 1 - Geoff Jukes' 2700 opener was never going to be enough to keep out world champion Kevin Tunstall, who made his customary "10k & touch" at first visit. 1-0
Game 2 - Dave Reeves opened with 3600, Ian Lelliott retrieved the break but was off immediately with a kick. Dave compiled a further 2k, but pegged them, and Ian won the game with a break at his next visit. 1-1.
Game 3 - An "after you, Claude" game, as barneybear would say. Grant Tully pegged 3½k, Mal Spier missed. Grant got the break back but made only 1300. Mal got the break back, made 2k+ then missed the ball. Grant missed again, then Mal made a game-winning break which he held. 2-1.
Game 4 - Kevin Hall kicked off with approx 3k, Steve Mariner got the break back but missed his first split, both balls. He was never to get to grips with the table, and Kevin was able to close out the match. 3-1.
Game 5 - Martin Smith was straight off, and Stuart Mepham aggregated 13k in 2 (possibly 3?) breaks. 4-1
Next fixture for Stadium is at home v Duke of Wellington. A vastly improved performance will be necessary then.
Game 1 Rick Cunningham opened up with less than 1000 against Roger Taylor, never a wise idea, Roger ending up with 10,310 ( two visits) 1-0
Game 2 Phil Oakley opened with just over 2000, Arthur Brewster chased the balls around eventually getting the break back, only to miss it. Phil got the break back and scored enough to win the game. (6330) 2-0.
Game 3 Bill Kerr with the break against Barry Holt, Bill opened with around 4,000, Barry retreived ther break only to miss both balls on the split. Bill in his usual manner got the break back and played a steady game on the 50 hole, finishing with 10360 2-1
Game 4 Saw Swan captain Doug Mahy with the break, and he only opened with just over 1000 after an unlucky double kiss, Windmill captain Tony Jenner got the break straight back, but broke diown with just under 2000. Doug back on the break scored another 2000, Tony then settled down touching up with score on 9570, and bar due. 2-2
Elms B 3-2 Windmill A Your roving reporter was late in due to being a taxi service to my offspring Got there just as my opponent in the singles Mick Pope was beating Dave France in the 3rd to make it 2-1 to the Windmill. Chris Scott had lost in the 1st John Hayward had made it 1-1 Vern Blake played a steady game to beat Edge to make it 2-2
Then the best game I have seen in a long time ended with Terry Denyer coming from almost 3500 behind to beat Alan Messer by around 400 to seal our 2nd win in a row
Good hot food spread by the Elms this week
I then played a friendly singles and got almost 6,000 which topped off an enjoyable evening
Good fight by the Dolphin helped by a superb performance by Caroline Retfalvi with her first 5k break (finished with 7k) against Chris Reeves.
She put the Dolphin 2-1 up after Jean Over beat Richard Wooton and Glenn Chubb beat Chris Richards. Tupps levelled the scores with a scrappy game that was 130 points all after 7 minutes (I should know I scored it!) In the decider I beat Sheena Wood with an 11k score.
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