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CA beat SCA 20-10

[<<] [>>] by Fergus McInnes at Meadows Club, Edinburgh
6 September 2009 (International)

The Croquet Association beat the Scottish Croquet Association 20-10 to win the Glasgow Quaich. This was the 33rd match between the SCA and the CA and the third consecutive away win in the series, sending the Quaich south of the border again after last year's SCA victory at Crake Valley.

The results in detail were as follows (SCA names first):

Saturday 5 September 2009:

James Hopgood & Bill Spalding lost to Dave Nick & Phill Scarr -3 Fergus McInnes & Alan Wilson lost to Gail Curry & Mark Miller -5 Campbell Morrison & Jamieson Walker beat Ray Lowe & Keith Roberts +23

Hopgood beat Curry +13 TPO, +14
Morrison beat Nick +14, +26
McInnes lost to Miller -5T (17-22), -6
Wilson lost to Lowe -13, -17
Spalding lost to Scarr -10, -26
Walker lost to Roberts -12, -14

Sunday 6 September 2009:

James Hopgood & Bill Spalding lost to Gail Curry & Mark Miller -16 TP(C) Fergus McInnes & Alan Wilson lost to Ray Lowe & Keith Roberts -10 Campbell Morrison & Allan Hawke lost to Dave Nick & Phill Scarr -10

Hopgood beat Nick +11 TP, +1
Morrison lost to Curry -15, -26
McInnes drew with Lowe -20, +5
Wilson drew with Miller +1T (12-11), -10 Spalding drew with Roberts +8T (22-14), -18 Hawke lost to Scarr -22, -19

Phill Scarr, in his first appearance for the CA, had an excellent weekend, winning all his games and reducing his handicap from 6 to 5. Other handicap reductions occurred for Ray Lowe (from 1 to 0.5) and for Keith Roberts (from
5 to 4.5), and on the SCA side for James Hopgood (from -0.5 to -1) and Campbell Morrison (from 1.5 to 1). Fergus McInnes narrowly avoided an increase from 3.5 - equal to his team-mates Alan Wilson and Bill Spalding - to 4 by winning his last game. To complete the record, the other handicaps were Hawke 6, Walker 8, Nick -1, Curry 0, Miller 2.5. The overall result was thus roughly as expected given the relative handicaps, which favoured the CA throughout the ranking order except at position 5. The SCA has sometimes pulled off an upset against a nominally superior CA team in recent years, but not this time!


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