Post by gandalf the untidy on Dec 3, 2017 17:32:54 GMT
Just thought it was worth reporting on the Hastings Handicap competition which runs for the whole 2nd half of the Hastings league, The idea being that weaker teams have a good chance of winning a few matches, this works in Hastings as its a friendly league with large differences in skill levels within the same team, i think other leagues should seriously look at this to ensure that All players enjoy the BB experience more in their leagues as its these people who help it all continue.
I attach below Andy Ellisons report which goes in the local paper every week, you can check out the hastings web site for further instalments
In the Hastings Handicap Competition of the Hastings Bar Billiards League, named in honour of former Landlord KC Challis, Jenny Lind B gave notice of their intention to compete in this format in their opening encounter with the pub's A team. There was little indication of the eventual outcome as Nick Speight made light work of a substantial handicap to win the first for Jenny A. However that proved the high point for Jenny A as Les Thomas, Andy Horsler, Linda Challis and Steve Astley exploited their handicap advantage well to win the next four frames without reply to record an impressive 4-1 victory for Jenny B.
There was a similar scoreline in favour of the visitors as Nags Head A entertained Ashburnham Arms. It was Nags Landlord Clive Minihane who gave his side an ideal start with a good win but once again this provoked strong response from opponents. Dave White outshone everyone with a winning 10270 for Ash but Mick Osborne followed up with 6760 for another Ash winner. Dave Pearce drove home the advantage for Ash with two wins that led to the 4-1 outcome.
Handicaps were overcome at Old King John as Peter Payne won the first for visitors Nags Head B with 5670. Andy Ellison replied for OKJ with a winning 5510 and then Nigel Doe put the home side 2-1 ahead with both players overcoming handicap disadvantages. Colin Southouse continued his amazing form with 11050 in an emphatic success for Nags B that made lightof the League's highest handicap figure . This left Fred Pope to step up and make the most of hishandicap advantage with the vital win for Nags B and a 3-2 victory.