Jez has been talking to Charlie at the bay horse and arranged for them to lay on some food during Friday night for those attending the piss up. Think it will be a chilli and veg curry, it wont be a 3 course meal but it'll be something to help soak up the beer
This is not 100% confirmed as yet but I have been told that one of our our four pin players has been forced to withdraw from next Saturdays 4 pin open so if any one fancies making a last minute entry please let me know asap
Be interesting to see which way the sat nav decides to go on the day, Aldham village (second exit) is quicker by far but sat navs always go back down the A120 towards Braintree and then cut across to Bures
But what do I care, it's Friday and I'm in training for the bay horse piss up, only 8 at night and I'm very nearly full up
As it seems due to a technical hitch the start times have been mised off the schedule can I please ask any players in the first 8 groups to do there best to be at the venue for 10am ish ready for a 10-30 start
I understand from Chris that the programmes containg the draw and times for this years Specflue E A open have been posted so if you havent already received yours it should be with you very soon. Where a number of players entered together and we only have one address obviously all the programmes will be sent to that address.
Cornard Brook (0) v (7) Hadleigh Cock. Cornard Brook (Capts) Saracens (5) v (2) Bay Horse B. Saracens (Capts) Red House All Stars (5) v (2) Brewery Tap. Red House All Stars (Capts) Bay Horse (4) v (3) Taverners. Bay Horse (Capts) Edwardstone White Horse (3) v (4) Brook Gloves. Brook Gloves (Capts)
Something had to give at The Bay Horse where the 2nd placed ‘A’ team hosted the Saracens who were level on points in the Industrial Electrical Services Sudbury and District Bar Billiard League. Both sides secured a doubles win before Alasdair Carnegie comfortably won the opening singles for the home side and this advantage was increased by Steve Hale with a 2010-1790 victory. Saracens then fought back gallantly, firstly Ian Furlonger kept his teams hopes alive and this was followed by Dick Cheshire top scoring with 2530 to take the match to a last game decider. Bay’s Dave Lillie had too much firepower for Ken Drake and came out an easy 2330-970 winner giving The Bay Horse two more important points in their quest to retain the title. Leaders Hadleigh Cock entertained Edwardstone White Horse and having won the first doubles Cock’s Melvin Tilbury then compiled a break of 1810, the leagues highest so far this season, to put his team two up. Things looked to be going well but the visitors were about to put a spanner in the works when Melvyn Willis won 1680-1110 that included a 910 break and Georgia Munson played a cool and calculating game to make it all square. The match could now have gone either way and David Willis and Matt Robinson played a great game without a peg being dislodged and the former prevailed 2130-1510. The points were gained in the next when Tilbury continued his outstanding form, winning 3020-820 in which he scored a break of 1510. Doedy Munson reduced the arrears in the final game to leave the Cock winning 4-3. Cornard Brook travelled to the Brewery Tap and continued their recent move up the table. Two low scoring doubles both went the way of the visitors and this lead was increased by Simon Tonkins with a top scoring 1410. With their backs against the wall the Tap fought back with Dennis Watts winning and Pete Lillie just edging home 1330-1130. The penultimate game saw visiting captain, Craig Millgate, avenge an earlier captains game defeat to ensure another Brook victory. Pat Parmenter gained a last game win for the Tap but it left the Brook winning 4-3. Due to power cuts and adverse weather conditions the two remaining matches, Stanningfield Red House ‘B’ v The Bay Horse ‘B’ and Taverners v Red House All Stars were cancelled
We intend to have two narrow tables down the bay horse on Friday 24th March for the traditional pre open Bay Horse Piss Up
It would be handy if we can get a rough idea of who will be there and at approximately what time so we can plan for the evening and think about whether we should try to organise some kind of mini tournament or just do the same as last year and have a free for all with winners stay on.
If you could indicate if you will be there by replying below it will be gratefully appreciated.
Taverners (0) v (0) Red House All Stars - (Capts) *** Match Postponed *** Stanningfield Red House B (0) v (0) Bay Horse B - (Capts) *** Match Postponed *** Bay Horse (4) v (3) Saracens. Bay Horse (Capts) Hadleigh Cock (4) v (3) Edwardstone White Horse. Hadleigh Cock (Capts) Brewery Tap (3) v (4) Cornard Brook. Brewery Tap (Capts)
Score card from the Bay Horse v the Saracens
1st doubles Dave and Jason 1000 v Chip Millins and Ian Furlonger 2600
2nd doubles Alasdair and Steve 1610 v Ken Drake and Dick Cheshire nil bp
Having caused an upset the previous week Red House All Stars were out to gain another major scalp when playing hosts to The Bay Horse ‘A’ in the Industrial Electrical Services Sudbury and District Bar Billiard League. With the score 1-1 after the doubles the visitors then gained the advantage with wins by Alasdair Carnegie and Jeremy Fry. The All Stars then retaliated as firstly John Henderson reduced the arrears and Elaine Wright brought the match level at three all. Lee Harman and opponent Jason Lawrence went head to head in the final game and the latter prevailed 1870-600 to give his side two vital points in their challenge for the title. Saracens were looking to bounce back from their surprise defeat the previous week when entertaining Stanningfield Red House ‘B’. They commenced in emphatic style easily winning both doubles and the lead was increased further by Ken Drake. Saracens’ Dick Cheshire then made sure of the points and this was followed by Ian Furlonger top scoring with 1570. The penultimate game eventually saw the visitors record their first win with a fine performance by Shannon Gray. The evening was rounded off by Chip Millins making the final score 6-1. Cornard Brook are enjoying a fine debut season in the league and recorded their biggest win to date when the Taverners were the visitors. After victories in the doubles Simon Tonkins scored 2050 to give the Brook a comfortable 3-0 advantage. A narrow 970-910 win by Adam Baalham sealed the points and the whitewash was completed with hard earned wins from Craig Millgate, Tyke Tonkins and Simon Heard. Brewery Tap travelled to Edwardstone White Horse a player short which would makes things that more difficult. They held their own in the doubles before Doedy Munson top scored with 1900 in the opening singles only for Colin Norledge to immediately level it up. The Tap then gained a slender advantage when Pat Parmenter gained a narrow win. Home star Matt Robinson won to make it all square and with the conceded game the Horse ran out 4-3 winners. The Bay Hoses ‘B’ and Brook Gloves went into battle at the Sudbury venue and the away side drew first blood taking both doubles. Tracy Reeve steadied the ship winning the first singles but Dan Ackland-Lang then regained the Gloves two game advantage. Rob Cansdale kept the home teams hopes alive but Andy Hill won the important fourth game to seal a Gloves victory with Jeff Bridges clawing one back in the last leaving the Gloves winning 4-3.
Hopefully by now you will of all seen the draw for this years Specflue E A four pin open.
If you have been draw in any of the first 8 groups can we please ask you to do your best to be at the venue by around 10am, this will give you time to register and find your way to the bar to buy me a beer. Remember parking will be the same as last year, our main car parks are free but you still have to get a ticket from one of the machines, while there is a few parking spaces available outside the venue, these are restricted so while ideal for dropping people off you will almost certainly find yourself getting a parking ticket if you park there all day.
Please remember we will be raising money on the day for the East Anglian Air Ambulance and any donations of raffle prizes will be gratefully recieved.
Edwardstone White Horse (4) v (3) Brewery Tap. Edwardstone White Horse (Capts) Cornard Brook (7) v (0) Taverners. Cornard Brook (Capts) Red House All Stars (3) v (4) Bay Horse. Red House All Stars (Capts) Bay Horse B (3) v (4) Brook Gloves. Bay Horse B (Capts) Saracens (6) v (1) Stanningfield Red House B. Saracens (Capts)
Please note Rob Hall's name has regrettable been removed from the draw and replaced by Gillian Towse, this is simply because over three weeks ago he promised to send us a cheque that to date has never arrived, he then promised to transfer the money direct into the Suffolk Bar Billiards Associations bank account but again that hasn't happened. Chris has held on with the programmes but needs to get typing them out sooner rather than later. Gillian is still more than happy to stand down so if his money does turn up he can still take gillians place but it will be her name in the draw
Red House All Stars entertained high flying Saracens in the Industrial Electrical Services Sudbury and District Bar Billiard League in a fixture that went to the wire. The doubles were shared before Chip Millins gave the visitors the lead. A very close encounter gave Matt Leeks a 1100-1040 win to level the scores and Kevin Tobin continued the good work to put the hosts 3-2 up. The penultimate game saw Ken Drake make sure the match went a last game decider. This paired home skipper, Lee Harman, against Ian Furlonger and the former played a real captains game to clinch a 4-3 victory and inflict only the seasons second defeat on the opposition since mid October. The Bay Horse ‘A’ played hosts to a fast improving Cornard Brook and the visitors hopes were raised after winning the opening doubles but the rest of the games were going to prove an uphill struggle for the Cornard team. The Bay Horse easily took the second doubles and single wins by Steve Hale and Alasdair Carnegie stamped the home teams authority on proceedings. High scoring by Dave Lillie 2750 and Charlie Drake 2810 extended the lead to 5-1 before Jeremy Fry increased it to 6-1 when beating debutant Kirsty Tonkins who put up a valiant effort. The Bay Horse ‘B’ travelled to Hadleigh to play the Cock and soon found themselves trailing after the doubles. A break of 920 helped Melvin Tilbury to a 1430-1070 win and the Cock claimed the points in the following game as Jack Bambling beat an out of sorts Jeff Bridges. The visitors then won their first game of the evening with Kieran Pettitt putting in a good performance. Malcolm Tennick then won the next for the home side and Graham Rolfe top scored with 2110 to make the final score 6-1. Brook Gloves produced one of their best efforts of the season when hosting Stanningfield Red House ‘B’. Winning both doubles Joe Andrews-Worth then made it 3-0 before the game of the evening. Alan Giles and James Baker went blow for blow with the latter coming out on top 2250-2140 despite the former building a 800 break. This wasn’t enough to inspire the remaining Red House players who went down to wins from Andy Hill, Luke Cole-Watts and Dan Ackland-Lang giving the Gloves a well deserved 6-1 victory. The remaining match to be played was the Taverners against Edwardstone White Horse and the visitors seemed in a hurry to get it won as they rushed into a 5-0 lead. Taking both doubles Andy Garvin, Doedy Munson and Melvyn Willis then proceeded to win the first three singles with little resistance from the opposition. Things did start to improve for the hosts as firstly Chris Cass won 1580-1430 that included a 700 break and this was followed by Mick McAndrews top scoring with 1670 to reduce the arrears further.
Attached should be the revised draw with less or even no spelling mistakes. Please note this will probably change as bobhall could be replaced by gillian Towse, bobhall assured me his cheque and entry form was sent off 10 days ago but we've received nothing, I have sent him numerous PMs and given him our bank details so he can transfer the money direct but as I've had no response I can only assume that he doesn't want to enter
Red House All Stars (4) v (3) Saracens. Red House All Stars (Capts) Hadleigh Cock (6) v (1) Bay Horse B. Hadleigh Cock (Capts) Brook Gloves (6) v (1) Stanningfield Red House B. Brook Gloves (Capts) Taverners (2) v (5) Edwardstone White Horse. Edwardstone White Horse (Capts) Bay Horse (6) v (1) Cornard Brook. Bay Horse (Capts)
I'll take a look in the morning, but suspect a lot of people will not be able to open a macro enabled spreadsheet,
Sav don't baffle me with macros I thought Suffolk done well to get the draw up within an hour of it taking place. (thanks Luke, it would of took me hours to type it out using my mobile)
So good to see in group 1 C S will not only be donating to the C H snoring club, but also to MY drinking fund (New rule that winners buy the beer).
Remember us four pin players play for the drinking and we have a few tricks up our sleeves, like every soft drink or coffee will be laced with a shot of something, a second soft drink or coffee must be accompanied by a double shot of something etc etc, nah, we just want it to be a fun day that is enjoyed by all
On a serious note! Please remember we are raising money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance, they operate two helicopters, one based in Norwich and the other in Cambridge and any donations of raffle prizes will be gratefully received
See you all in March dor a fun day of bar billiards
Edwardstone White Horse (4) v (3) Bay Horse. Edwardstone White Horse (Capts) Cornard Brook (3) v (4) Red House All Stars. Red House All Stars (Capts) Saracens (4) v (3) Brook Gloves. Brook Gloves (Capts) Stanningfield Red House B (3) v (4) Hadleigh Cock. Hadleigh Cock (Capts) Bay Horse B (3) v (4) Brewery Tap. Bay Horse B (Capts) I hear Jeff Bridges recorded the highest score so far this season with a score of just under 4000 but I will confirm that when I know for sure
The draw for this years Specflue open will take place at the Bay Horse Monday night from around 8, all teams from the Sudbury league have been informed and invited to come along to witness the draw and if anyone else want to just pop up the road to watch proceedings you are more than welcome. I will try to find time to post the group draw on the Tuesday evening
Don't forget we will also be raising money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance during our open so any donations or gifts we can use for raffle prizes will be gratefully received.
As all of the places for the Specflue E A open have been taken well in advance it has been decided to bring the draw for the tournament forward to allow more time to prepare programmes etc. A provisional date and time have been set for Monday 6th February at 8pm at the bay horse in Sudbury, if anyone wants to pop along you will be more than welcome