Our compmeister, Ian Maynard writes:
“Thanks to those teams who coordinated arrangements allowing the Lads League to come to a conclusion last Friday. First up was the clash between the two until then unbeaten teams, David A and Stephan and Gareth and Tony, each having two more games to play. The Alfred family, undeterred by losing the first ten points, hit back with an even better run scoring the next thirteen points for victory and pole position for the title.
Gareth and Tony then quickly and ruthlessly outplayed their next opponents taking all thirteen points. Other commitments meant they weren’t around to witness the next twist as Terry and Ian made the Alfreds’ joy short-lived. The final game of the league saw the former win an epic battle against Alan and Chris, an exciting tussle as Terry’s testing points were consistently dispatched by Chris shooting from his new stance.
These results meant that the League ended with three pairs on four wins out of the five matches. Terry and Ian had the closer games so finished third. David and Stephan had a much superior points difference to finish second, but, as last year, lost out on points difference to the reigning champions Gareth and Tony.
Congratulations to Gareth and Tony on retaining the trophy. Thanks to Chris V and Rohan and David M and Mike for completing their matches earlier allowing us to finish the league with a week to spare.
Due to family and work commitments Di C and Gaby were unable to play all their matches and they kindly withdrew after just one game but it had no bearing on the table. That meant the win on Saturday by Janice and Pat completed the Lasses League. The bookies’ favourite and reigning champions were unbeaten, for a second season, to retain the trophy – congratulations to both. Close behind in second place with just the one defeat were the two Jills. Thanks also to the other players, Ann and Di V (third), Julie and Charmian plus Pauline and Nick for finishing this league with time to spare.”
And thanks again to Ian for his efficient record-keeping.
The final league tables are: