Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Kettle Trophy Round 2.2 Results and League Table

I once knew a girl called Connie Ferris.  Funny name for a girl really.  Known as Woody to her close friends and all of this came back to me when I saw that we had a Wood on Wood clash last Friday.  Beat me with a stick, if you will but my mind works in strange ways.  Mike, who was skipping in the absence of his regular skip, Susan Kesley - she was down in Stranraer giving the Scottish Senior Mixed Championships a good old go (beaten semi-finalist, eventually) - decided that he would start with a bang and scored a 3 in the first end.  Sister Katie was having none of it and scored a 3 in the second.  Mike decided that it was a game of Ping-Pong and scored a second 3 in the third; then a 2 in the fourth.  Swapped 1s before another big end in the sixth virtually assured Mike of the game.  He, Betty Gibb, Maggie Barry and Eilidh Yates eventually ran out 12-5 winners.  Josh Kellock, who was subbing for Katie will be really pleased that he introduced Eilidh to the club.  "Yeh, thanks Eilidh," he will have thought to himself as he walked off the ice a beaten man!

Then there was the clash of the Barrs on the other sheet.  I'm a bit of a wine bar person myself but not down the pits and, if you read last week's little column, you'll know that this was a bit of a dodgy game for both teams so early in the season - both pointless before the game started.  Bob had daughter Kerry at third, Joe Barry at second and Ritchie Anderson at lead but he was up against it by end four when Jenny, Norman Nicol, Nook Weir and Sheena Munro stole a 2 to take a 4-2 lead.  Tight game though; Jenny was up 5-3 playing the last, and stole another singleton (and the end, more importantly) to drag herself off the bottom of the table and up the mineshaft.

Here are the results for the record.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Gunn N       3 4 2 3 4 3                              
Steven J 4 3 4             12 2 5                        
Fleming B 4 3 4             5 7 4                        
Munro D       2 12 2 7 5 3                              
Wood K                               7 6 4 5 12 2      
Barr B                         6 7 3       3 6 2      
Kesley S                         12 5 5             5 4 4
Barr J                               6 3 5 4 5 3      

And now the league table after two rounds of play.

Position Team Played Ends Shots u/(d) Shots scored Points
1 Steven J 2 9 11 16 4
2 Kesley S 2 9 8 17 4
3 Barr J 2 8 2 10 2
4 Fleming B 2 8 -1 9 2
5 Wood K 2 6 -6 12 2
6 Munro D 2 5 -8 9 2
7 Gunn N 2 5 -2 6 0
8 Barr B 2 5 -4 9 0

I am going to make a prediction.  It is already shaping up to be a really closely-fought competition and not for a minute do I think that those at the bottom of the current table could not find themselves (Blooming heck - that's a double negative, and it's only round two!) at the top after seven rounds.

John stays out on top, but only by virtue of his shots-up total.  Look how far Jenny has climbed the table thanks to her ends scored - especially in this week's game.

All to play for this Friday coming when Niall Gunn takes on Dave Munro and John Steven plays Brian Fleming.

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