Wednesday, June 21, 2006

End Of Season Update 2005/6

Our team had a night off last night, as Finals Night was being held. On the previous Tuesday I amazed myself by just missing out on being part of the Doubles Dominoes Finals Night ; Roger and I won the first two games, which chance had caused us to be paired against opponents from our own pub ; Lena and Jean, and Alan and Willie. In the third game we were narrowly beaten, and jcoulson who comments on this blog also left the competition in this round.

Next Tuesday night is Presentation Night, and then we have a few months break before the start of the next campaign. I've heard a few comments about teams and individuals who will not be part of the Derwentside & District League next season, so it'll be interesting to see who starts.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Cup Night : Chelmsford 8 – 1 Fountain

Pictured : A fountain
In our return leg in this Cup competition against The Fountain we were lucky enough to register another 8-1 win to progress to the next round. As on Sunday night the score line flatters us a bit, and The Fountain again missed several chances to win points. I was going to mention how many bounce-outs they had, but after I had two bounce-outs in just one throw I really think we all suffered in the same way. Walking back scoring just 20 with 75 points “on the floor” really makes you curse your luck.

Again, John S was the only Chelmsford player to drop a point, losing in a really close game which went right down to D1. He won't like me mentioning it. So can I just reiterate that John S (“Yorky”, postal address to follow) lost our only points, both games running :o)

In my Singles game against their Captain I was falling behind with some awful LT40 shots, but I managed to score 400 points in three throws to bring myself back into the game, with the best shot being a 135. That gave me the impetus, and I finished reasonably well to grab the point.

We have a real affinity with this “all ladies” team, and they've even offered to come down and support us in the next round. Great ;o)