Ding (+2070) 4750, *Keith 2220 *Steve H (+1610) 4750, Mark 3730 Mick (+1480) 2250, *Dave 4510 *Chippy 6350, Chelsea (+2880) 3210 Tony 1030, *Steve (+1320) 4880
A match of changing fortunes, Ding got the 'burners off to sn excellent start and Mark battling bravely but unable to clear the table. So the League champions were soon 0-2 down. Mick had a chance to put it beyond reach, but a BP on the way up lost him both his break plus the handicap. Game four was like the second one with Chelsea battling for the break back to no avail and Chippy with a steady break to the bar. Tony shrugging off the loss of 3k with a miscue as it was done and dusted by then.
Match played in good heart with lots of bar billiards chat and gossip.
So the Final next Tuesday will be ROFFEY CC V LIMEBURNERS at the WINDMILL, CRAWLEY
Ding (+1840) 670, *Graham 720. Unlucky BP for Ding when 3K+ ahead, last ball 100 for Graham. *Steve 6310, John (+460) 1140. Good start from Steve, break just would not come back for John. Tony 4260, *Ian (+230) 2510. Pretty close most of the game, good break near the end for Tony. *Mick (+1740) 6150, Paul 3250. Got the break back, not enough: Mick always ahead after that. Chip 3320, *Ros (+1850) 3290. Very close at the end, one ball needed to stay up (it didn't).
Congratulations Limeburners, that was a good win. Thank you Clive for making sure all was ready for us and paying for the games. All the £2's (+ an odd 45p) will go to the charity: £20-45 in total. Two big trays of sandwiches, excellent fillings, to round off our evening's BB: thanks Windmill.
Limeburners 4, Roffey CC 1 An alarming turnround from the equivalent match a fortnight ago in the Team Cup when the Roffey needed to win 5-0 - and did ! The table a bit unforgiving tonight (too many rainy days recently ?) but both teams laid on a good spectacle. This year's Charity Pot exceeded last year's so thanks everyone for that. Congratulations to the Limeburners....... Good reporting by PaulJ, by the way.