Friday, 1 March 2019

Lymphoy Trophy Results and League Table Round 6.1

The big game tonight was between Susan Kesley and Robin Copland.  Don't be fooled by the score; this game could quite easily have gone the other way.  The turning point was Susan's last stone in the sixth and second last end which didn't do quite what was expected and ended up giving Robin a stolen three.  To be fair, there were two stones earlier in the end that made a difference, because it was actually looking very good indeed for Susan until Lois played a crucial out-turn freeze to a Kesley stone just behind the button - with a cluster of guards out front.  The other was Robin's last stone which came into the house wider than planned (really? - how surprising!) and got a fortunate "skiff" off another stone that re-directed it slightly - to just where he had been trying to play it in the first place.

n the last end, it certainly looked as if Susan could score the four that she needed - maybe until Robin played a raise on just about the only stone available to him and, wonder of wonders, actually made the shot.  Normal service was resumed with his next stone, mind you - a guard which finished about two feet off line!  This gave Susan a difficult angled raise for a three and a peel.  It over-curled and that was that.

So, Robin, Morna Aitken, Lois Copland and Eoin McCrossan, subbing for Norman Nicol, won the game and keep themselves in the hunt for the Glenbrook Quaich at least, if not the Lymphoy Trophy.

In the other game, Dave Munro skipped Shona Watt's team in her absence.  An honourable draw was fought out, and both teams remain at the bottom of the league table.

Here is the results grid

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
Susan Kesley       6 5 4 2 9 2 6 3 4 6 3 4       2 7 1 3 7 3
Shona Watt 5 6 3       7 9 4 7 7 3       5 6 4 6 6 3 4 6 4
John Steven 9 2 5 9 7 4       7 2 5       10 6 4 9 2 5      
Katie Wood 3 6 3 7 7 4 2 7 2       7 5 4             6 6 4
Jenny Barr 3 6 3             5 7 3       6 9 2 8 5 4 8 5 4
Bob Barr       6 5 3 6 10 4       9 6 5       8 5 5 5 5 5
Brian Fleming 7 2 5 6 6 4 2 9 2       5 8 3 5 8 2       2 11 2
Robin Copland 7 3 4 6 4 3       6 6 3 5 8 3 5 5 3 11 2 5      

The league table makes interesting reading.  John has Jenny Barr and Robin to play.  Two games and just one point needed to secure the Lymphoy Trophy.  He will want to go through the competition undefeated, though he finds himself in the happy situation of being two ends ahead of his  nearest rival, Robin, two points ahead and a with a game in hand!  Bob Barr also has a game in hand over Robin and has Susan Kesley and Katie Wood in his sights.  If Bob wins both his games and John loses both of his - well, he can still win the Lymphoy.  Susan's problem is that, even though she can haul herself up level with Bob in points, she is a number of ends behind and again, he has a game in hand.  Both Katie and Jenny are on 4 points and have a game in hand, so could get to 8 points - well one of them could; they have yet to play to each other.

All interesting stuff.  Next week will answer a few outstanding questions...

  Team Played Ends Shots u/(d) Shots scored Points
1 John Steven 5 23 25 44 10
2 Robin Copland 6 21 12 40 8
3 Bob Barr 5 22 3 34 7
4 Susan Kesley 6 18 -9 25 6
5 Katie Wood 5 17 -6 25 4
6 Jenny Barr 5 16 -2 30 4
7 Brian Fleming 6 18 -17 27 3
8 Shona Watt 6 21 -6 24 2

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