First, let's deal with the bottom of the table. Mike Wood and his team lost a three in their first end against Robin, scored a two, then lost a two. Then scored a four. And that was kind of that. Mike, Andrew Galloway, Graeme Maguire, and Susan MacFarlane all played really well and much better than their league position suggests.
Bob Barr played Jenny in the other bottom of the table clash. They got eight ends in. Just as well for Bob; he scored a three in the last and won the game!
Now for the fun bit. Dave Munro, who has been quietly amassing points under the radar, had a bit of a challenge against Brian Fleming but he, Gina Aitken, president Lois and Josh Kellock were more than up for it and had a great win. Crucially, this takes them to nine points in the league table.
So what about the top of the table clash between Niall Gunn and John Steven? Well, when John, Maggie Barry and subs Andrew Cargill and Richie Anderson scored a five in end 4 to take a three-shot lead, they might have been forgiven for thinking that was it. Niall, Raymond Preston, Betty Gibb and Richard Alexander had other ideas. Three singles in ends five, six and seven secured them the draw, pushed them forward to nine points and - this could be crucial - helped them to five ends in the game versus two from John.
Here's the new league table with only one round to go
|Position||Team||Played||Ends||Shots u/(d)||Shots scored||Points|
In the last round, Dave Munro plays Jenny Barr and he is one end behind Niall. That game is first up on Friday 8 December. John plays Mike Wood. He is three ends behind Niall. Niall plays Susan Kesley. These two games are the following week. Conceivably all three could win their last games, end up on 11 points each and it would then be down to ends, shots up and shots scored. Or they could all three of them lose their games, stay on nine points each and then again, it would be down to ends, shots up and shots scored. Or they could all draw, end up on 10 points each and it would be - you get the picture!
You've got to feel a bit sorry for Brian and Katie. They're playing too - but it's a classic middle to bottom of the table game on the last day of the season. Rearrange the following into a well known phrase or saying. Monkeys gives a who?
All to play for in the other three games though. Usual C & B league.