Friday, 21 February 2020

Lymphoy Trophy Round 5.1 Results and League Table

There were two games this Friday with Andrew Galloway taking on Dave Munro's team, skipped by Betty Gibb in his absence and Jenny Barr playing against Shona Watt.  Shona is currently competing in the Scottish Senior Championships, so Maggie Barry stepped up to the plate and skipped the team.

Andrew, Robin Copland, Gavin Barr and Donald Kennedy all played well and the rubs all went their way.  They ended up winning 16-2 - a score which perhaps flattered them just a bit!  They won five ends as well.

Meanwhile, on the next sheet, Jenny Barr looked to be in complete control in her game against Maggie Barry, but a things became a lot closer when Maggie scored five in the sixth end.  The Barry team then stole in the seventh end, but only scored one, so Jenny, Rowena Steven, Raymond Preston and Susan MacFarlane scraped over the line 7-6.

Here's the scoring 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
Dave Munro       8 4 3 2 16 2 3 8 2 5 4 3 2 16 2            
Shona Watt 4 8 4       4 8 2 3 9 3 6 7 2 4 14 3            
John Steven 16 2 5 8 4 5       3 14 3             10 3 5      
Niall Gunn 8 3 5 9 3 4 14 3 5                         7 3 4
Jenny Barr 4 5 4 7 6 5                   6 6 4 4 6 3 4 13 2
Andrew Galloway 16 2 5 14 4 4             6 6 3       7 5 4 2 9 2
Brian Fleming             3 10 2       6 4 4 5 7 2       7 2 4
Susan Kesley                   3 7 3 13 4 5 9 2 5 2 7 2      

The league table makes interesting reading
                                       Team Played Ends Shots u/(d) Shots scored Points
1 Niall Gunn 4 18 26 38 8
2 Andrew Galloway 5 18 19 45 7
3 John Steven 4 18 14 37 6
4 Susan Kesley 4 15 7 27 4
5 Brian Fleming 4 12 -2 21 4
6 Dave Munro 5 12 -28 20 4
7 Jenny Barr 5 18 -11 25 3
8 Shona Watt 5 14 -25 21 0

I say that because Andrew plays both Niall Gunn and John Steven in his last two games.  If he wins both of them, then he would move to 11 points and crucially, the most that John could get to in that circumstance would be 10 points.  Niall, on the other hand could lose to Andrew, but still win the Lymphoy.

Niall plays Andrew, Brian Fleming and Jenny Barr.  If he and his team win all their games, then they obviously win the league, but none of their remaining matches are what you might call shoe-ins.  They are in pole position though.

If John wins all his remaining games (against Susan Kesley, Jenny Barr and Andrew Galloway) then he would move to 12 points - still in with a "shout" of either the Lymphoy or indeed the Glenbrook Quaich, awarded to the runners-up in the competition.  Crucially, he would have beaten his nearest rival, Andrew Galloway.

There are three teams on four points and both Susan and Brian have a crucial game in hand over Dave Munro.  They could reach ten points, so could still finish in the top half of the table and maybe even (with a following wind!) with a trophy to enjoy cleaning!

All will be clearer when the fifth and sixth rounds are completed.

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