Saturday, 26 November 2016

Kettle Trophy Results and League Table Round Six

So anyhow, after Bob Barr's historic Granny win over Brian Fleming, I decided to do a quick Google search on "Granny pictures". 

Ahem.  All I'm saying on that one.

I was on the next sheet playing in a critical match (which, despite Dave Munro's magnificent victory, still keeps him rooted to the bottom of the league) so had a close and personal view of Bob Barr marshalling the forces of daughter Kerry Clark (she's changed her name, but am I fooled - who are you trying to kid?), Anne Anderson and guest substitute, the magnificently-trousered Stuart Dodds.  They kept piling on the pressure making Brian's last stones more and more difficult the further into the game they got.  Funny thing is that Brian was one of the three contenders going into the game.  In the great search for birds that could be verbs, the shag springs to mind - though team Fleming could still come second, as we shall see later. 

In the KesleyWoodless team, Betty Gibb skipped an interesting game against Niall Gunn.  The Kesley team lost, but scored five ends.  They stay on ten points, but a massive seven ends ahead of John Steven who had an impressive five-end to two win over Jenny Barr.  Katie Wood needed to beat Dave Munro to keep herself in contention, but she didn't, so that was that.

Here's are the results

Gunn N   3423431427534663852   
Steven J434   111112256533133   1145
Fleming B4341116   574   070473935
Munro D21412122753   944   593492
Wood K353563   493   7645122916
Barr B6651334706   673   272362
Kesley S585   7449541255726   544
Barr J   4112392945191635453   

Right.  Now let's look at the league table and draw some conclusions

Position Team Played Ends Shots u/(d) Shots scored Points
1 Kesley S 6 28 17 45 10
2 Steven J 6 21 -1 37 8
3 Gunn N 6 21 15 39 7
4 Fleming B 6 22 5 33 6
5 Barr B 6 22 8 37 5
6 Wood K 6 21 -6 33 4
7 Barr J 6 18 -14 27 4
8 Munro D 6 15 -24 29 4

The winner of the trophy will be either John Steven or Susan Kesley, but here's the thing.  John is a full seven ends and 18 shots behind Susan so, in order for him to win, we are talking Brexit and Trump happening all in the one year.  Nae chance.  (Voices off).  "What - it already has...?"  Blooming heck - have I just woken up in an alternative universe or something?

Ah.  Well, OK - it's possible, but John needs to either beat Susan eight ends to nil or win a seven-end game 9-0 to overtake her.  So it's possible, but...

In the race for the Harlaw Cup, there are three teams in the running.  John Steven remains in pole position, but if he falters in his last game against Susan, he could be overhauled by Niall Gunn, who plays Jenny Barr, or by Brian Fleming, who plays Katie Wood.

I know you are all looking for a prediction, so here it is.  Susan Kesley wins the Kettle trophy and John Steven wins the Harlaw trophy.  There you go. 

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