Friday, 13 December 2019

Kettle Trophy Final Round 7.2 Results and League Table

Brian Fleming, Dave Munro, Maggie Barry and Norman Nicol

Winners of the Kettle Trophy 2019

Norman was sitting in the bar watching events unfold.  He knew that the only threat to the Fleming team came from the John Steven and Jenny Barr teams.  

John was absent and Mike Wood stepped up to skip the rink with Stuart Ronald and Susan MacFarlane moving up to third and second respectively.  Derek Leung stepped in at lead.  They had to win their game and win at least four ends and a barrel load of shots - or score in five or more ends.  Well - they won the first two ends and there may have been some nervousness in the bar!  Kerry also had an interest in things though; if she beat Mike and if the Jenny Barr v Karen Munro was drawn, then she was in for second place!

Jenny Barr, Morna Aitken, Anne Anderson and Pauline Alexander

Winners of the Harlaw Cup

Fast forward to the end of the game.  Kerry is two up coming home, meanwhile on the next sheet, Karen is lining up for a tricky out-turn back eight foot weight tap back which, if she makes, scores her a two and peels the game!  She played it but immediately signalled that she thought it was high and maybe a tad heavy.  Jenny stole a one, won the game and scored four ends - two ends short of an outright win in the competition but good enough for the runners-up spot and the Harlaw Cup.  Kerry had to be content with third place - but she was very close herself to the Harlaw Cup.

what a league this has been!

Here's the final and complete results grid, followed by the league table

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
F A E F A E F A E F A E F A E F A E F A E F A E
S Kesley 8 3 5 5 6 4 4 7 4 7 10 4 3 8 3 2 11 2 4 8 3
K Wood 3 8 2 4 6 2 4 6 3 6 7 4 3 10 2 6 4 5 3 11 2
J Barr 6 5 3 6 4 5 10 2 6 7 4 4 9 5 4 2 9 1 4 7 3
K Clark 7 4 3 6 4 4 2 10 1 3 10 2 6 3 4 7 7 4 7 3 5
K Munro 10 7 4 7 6 4 4 7 3 10 3 5 2 13 1 10 6 3 4 9 2
J Steven 8 3 5 10 3 5 5 9 3 3 6 3 13 2 6 8 7 3 6 14 2
R Copland 11 2 4 4 6 3 9 2 6 7 7 3 6 10 3 7 8 4 8 4 4
B Fleming 8 4 4 11 3 5 7 4 4 3 7 2 9 4 5 14 6 5 4 8 3
 

Position Team Played Ends Shots u/(d) Shots scored Points
1 B Fleming 7 28 20 56 10
2 J Barr 7 26 8 44 10
3 K Clark 7 23 -3 38 9
4 J Steven 7 27 9 53 8
5 K Munro 7 22 -4 47 8
6 R Copland 7 27 13 52 7
7 S Kesley 7 25 -20 33 2
8 K Wood 7 20 -23 25 2

Sunday, 8 December 2019

Kettle Trophy Round 7.1 Results and League Table

The big game tonight was the Brian v Katie match.  Brian won the game and moved to double figures.  Now he, Dave Munro, Maggie Barry and Norman Nicol have to wait for results next week.  More of that in a minute.  

In their last game, Raymond Preston (skipping in place of Robin), Megan Priestley with substitutes Graham Paterson and Richie Anderson had a good win against Rowena Steven, Sheena Munro and Kirstin Anderson.  Here are the detailed results.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
F A E F A E F A E F A E F A E F A E F A E F A E
S Kesley 8 3 5 5 6 4 4 7 4 7 10 4 3 8 3 2 11 2 4 8 3
K Wood 3 8 2 4 6 2 4 6 3 6 7 4 3 10 2 6 4 5 3 11 2
J Barr 6 5 3 6 4 5 10 2 6 9 5 4 2 9 1 4 7 3
K Clark 7 4 3 6 4 4 2 10 1 3 10 2 7 7 4 7 3 5
K Munro 10 7 4 7 6 4 10 3 5 2 13 1 10 6 3 4 9 2
J Steven 8 3 5 10 3 5 5 9 3 13 2 6 8 7 3 6 14 2
R Copland 11 2 4 4 6 3 9 2 6 7 7 3 6 10 3 7 8 4 8 4 4
B Fleming 8 4 4 11 3 5 7 4 4 3 7 2 9 4 5 14 6 5 4 8 3

And now the league table

Position Team Played Ends Shots u/(d) Shots scored Points
1 B Fleming 7 28 20 56 10
2 J Steven 6 24 12 50 8
3 J Barr 6 22 5 37 8
4 K Munro 6 19 -1 43 8
5 R Copland 7 27 13 52 7
6 K Clark 6 19 -6 32 7
7 S Kesley 7 25 -20 33 2
8 K Wood 7 20 -23 25 2

John Steven plays Kerry Clark.  In order to win the league he has first to win the game, then score at least four ends.  If he wins four ends, he has to make sure that he wins by eight shots.  That would bring him level with Brian, but he would win the league on shots scored - the fourth measurement criterion.  It's that close, except, there's more...

Jenny Barr plays Karen Munro.  Jenny is on 22 ends, six behind Brian's total.  She is also 15 shots-up behind Brian and has scored 37 shots in the competition compared to Brian's 56.  Her challenge is even bigger than John's.  Her challenge: score a minimum of six ends and win by 15 shots, or score seven ends!  Bit of a tall order, perhaps, but this league has thrown up all kinds of excitement, so will there be a final twist?

Karen is also on eight points, but has significantly fewer ends won - nine less than Brian, five less than John and three less than Jenny - you get the picture.

In summary, with two games to go in the league, three teams are in the shout for the Kettle and four can still win the Harlaw Cup.

But there's more...

Kerry beats John and moves to nine points.  John stays on eight.  Jenny and Karen peel their game and move to nine points each.  Then it's down to ends.  Jenny is currently three ends ahead, but if Kerry wins a bundle and Jenny doesn't.  Five teams still in the hunt for the Harlaw.

Stop the bus.  I want aff.

Kettle Trophy Round 6.2 Results and League Table

Here's the results from Friday 29 November.  Jenny kept her hopes alive with a huge win against John Steven and Karen did likewise with a big win against Kerry Clark.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
F A E F A E F A E F A E F A E F A E F A E F A E
S Kesley 8 3 5 5 6 4 4 7 4 7 10 4 3 8 3 4 8 3
K Wood 3 8 2 4 6 2 4 6 3 6 7 4 3 10 2 6 4 5
J Barr 6 5 3 6 4 5 10 2 6 9 5 4 2 9 1 4 7 3
K Clark 7 4 3 6 4 4 2 10 1 3 10 2 7 7 4 7 3 5
K Munro 10 7 4 7 6 4 10 3 5 2 13 1 10 6 3 4 9 2
J Steven 8 3 5 10 3 5 5 9 3 13 2 6 8 7 3 6 14 2
R Copland 4 6 3 9 2 6 7 7 3 6 10 3 7 8 4 8 4 4
B Fleming 8 4 4 7 4 4 3 7 2 9 4 5 14 6 5 4 8 3

League table blown wide open!  Ignore all previous predictions because this is going to the wire.

Position Team Played Ends Shots u/(d) Shots scored Points
1 J Steven 6 24 12 50 8
2 B Fleming 6 23 12 45 8
3 J Barr 6 22 5 37 8
4 K Munro 6 19 -1 43 8
5 K Clark 6 19 -6 32 7
6 R Copland 6 23 4 41 5
7 S Kesley 6 23 -11 31 2
8 K Wood 6 18 -15 22 2


Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Kettle Trophy Round 6.1 Results and League Table

Definitely getting to the denouement of the competition and a couple of things were decided at the lower end of the table but the top still remains intriguing.  Here's the scores and results grid first of all...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
F A E F A E F A E F A E F A E F A E F A E F A E
S Kesley 8 3 5 5 6 4 4 7 4 7 10 4 3 8 3 4 8 3
K Wood 3 8 2 4 6 2 4 6 3 6 7 4 3 10 2 6 4 5
J Barr 6 5 3 6 4 5 10 2 6 2 9 1 4 7 3
K Clark 7 4 3 6 4 4 2 10 1 7 7 4 7 3 5
K Munro 10 7 4 7 6 4 2 13 1 10 6 3 4 9 2
J Steven 8 3 5 10 3 5 13 2 6 8 7 3 6 14 2
R Copland 4 6 3 9 2 6 7 7 3 6 10 3 7 8 4 8 4 4
B Fleming 8 4 4 7 4 4 3 7 2 9 4 5 14 6 5 4 8 3
this was an important win for Brian and his troops and it takes him to the top of the table, albeit that both John Steven and Kerry Barr have a game in hand - so both could still leapfrog him when they play their games next Friday.  Here is the league table as it stands now...

Position Team Played Ends Shots u/(d) Shots scored Points
1 B Fleming 6 23 12 45 8
2 J Steven 5 21 16 45 8
3 K Clark 5 17 1 29 7
4 J Barr 5 18 1 28 6
5 K Munro 5 14 -8 33 6
6 R Copland 6 23 4 41 5
7 S Kesley 6 23 -11 31 2
8 K Wood 6 18 -15 22 2

Kerry Clark, Brian Fleming and John Steven are all vying for the silverware come the end of the competition.  Jenny Barr (plays Karen Munro and John Steven in her last two games) could get to 10 points and crucially take two points off John.  Karen Munro (plays Kerry Clark and Jenny Barr) is in the same position.  The Kerry Clark v Jenny Barr becomes an important one for both teams.

John Steven plays Kerry Clark and Jenny Barr.  Ouch.  Brian Fleming has already played his sixth game and faces Katie Wood fresh from her victory over Robin Copland, in their last game of the tournament.

Kerry Clark wins both her games, goes to 11 points, crucially having beaten John Steven.  She could win the competition outright.

John Steven wins both his games, goes to 12 points, crucially having beaten Kerry Clark and he wins the competition.  The John v Kerry C game is important.

The most that Brian can get to is 10 points (only one more game).  He is reliant on the other results and knows that one of Kerry C / John S will either win two points, or share the points, one each in their game against each other.  A drawn game between them, followed by two wins means that both overhaul his ten points.  Realistically, second place beckons at best.

For Karen M and Jenny B, they need to hope that the lower placed teams beat the higher placed teams and that they both win their games.  Outside chance of runners-up for both?

For Robin, Susan and Katie, the wind started blowing through the deserted gold rush town many moons ago.  Their time has been and may well be in the future, but they are well and truly goosed with a capital G in the Kettle trophy 2019!