The Albion Fishersgate trophy cabinet must be bursting at the seams, as Jim Millward's Off-the-spot won on Sunday will now be followed by the King & Barnes Open Doubles Cup - won tonight by Matt Knight and Joe Oakley:
Game 1. Silent and Joe 8930 (Joe 8470 break), Kev and Bob Hall 3770 1-0 Game 2. Kev and Bob 12,560 (Kev 8720 break), Matt and Joe 270 1-1 Game 3. Matt and Joe 3640 (Silent missed ball on 3.5k) Kev and Bob 2780 2-1 Game 4. Kev and Bob 4500, Matt and Joe 3580 (table becoming slow at the back) 2-2 ....all square and so on to the decider: Game 5. Kev and Bob 2140, Matt and Joe 6540 (Joe riding his luck a bit but nailing it with a good break towards the end) 2-3
A boisterous evening, with a Hall and Woodhouse beer and cheese tasting going on in the other bar. Mark Woodhouse presented the prizes and then joined in the fun to represent Dorset in an Inter-County friendly challenge to Barry the landlord.
Many thanks to those who turned out to watch and especially to Adam Kuzimski who scored all but one of the games.
Hopefully the competition will be repeated next year with an increase in the line-up, now that H & W with their sponsorship have halped to get it up and running again. Last year's finalists
Yes, it's nearly that time again ! Watch this space for entry form for 2017.
With tomorrow the closing date for entries, and even allowing an extra fortnight to get the monies in from the "interesteds", it is looking increasingly unlikely that this competition will be going ahead this year.
A policy decision will be made on Tuesday, when I meet with some members of the committee. If it gets the "thumbs down" any entry fees will be returned a.s.a.p.
The holders are delighted to have retained their crown for another year
Since it would appear that the "holders" did not actually enter the competition this year (they are only shown on the "interested" list) does it actually mean that they have retained their crown with honour or simply by default?
Dave, it was a real shame you didn't play last year as Matt and Joe would have liked to have beaten you and your partner on the way to winning the title
Yes, I am sure we would have had a good game but sadly my holiday dates last year conflicted with 3 of the confirmed dates that the games needed to be played on so it was not possible.... hopefully next year the competition will be played again.