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Dave Kibble won the Spencer Ell Cup

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picturePaul, Dave K, Graham, Duncan, Martin, Ian, Dave Nick, Mark (Photo: Tony Thomas)

by Dave Kibble at Southport
7-11 Sep 2012 (AC - Championships)

Immaculate-looking slowish lawns with tight but easy hoops and occasional undulations give the advantage to the person with the innings, but many failed to capitalise :)

Kibble managed two peels of an STP despite having to McCullough partner to 3-back and came to grief by running into partner whilst going to another ball after penult - the crowd were disappointed that the 8-yard Irish was not attempted but a rush taken on the other ball instead.

Wednesday saw a new take on the tablecloth trick with a ball slamming into a ball box being used as a table for a glass of water. The ball cleanly removed the box and passed under the glass of water, which then landed unharmed the right way up on the grass!

The air show started on Saturday with a visit from the Red Arrows over the lawns at midday. Then we had a Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane. The Vulcan bomber was majestic and even did some aerobatitics that almost rivaled the Eurofighter.today - interestingly, it was quieter too!

Lawns speeded up a little in the sunshine and measured about 10 Plummers on Sunday morning, but heavy rain overnight on Sunday and drizzle Monday morning made the lawns rather slower.

At lunch, manager Dave Nick said "What do donkeys on Blackpool beach get for lunch?" ... "Half an hour, like you lot; now get out there and get on with it!".

Kibble was feeling hard done by - a 2-foot cut on the DS peg ball hilled 3 inches and bounced off the peg missing to give Rigge a ball round. Then, after hitting back in and finishing three peels, a little promotion cannon to get a rush to the peg found some different paces, lumps of frog grass and stymied the rush! Rigge was brave with his choice of lift and hit with the hoop 1 ball for a finishing turn but tried 5 times to get a peel and finished 4-back and peg. Kibble missed but Rigge failed to finish, allowing Kibble to join then to peg out one, then two balls to leave penult vs. peg. Some lovely tactical play ensued with Rigge eventually running rover and having to jump over it to hit the peg or the ball behind the peg. Unfortunately his jump was inches short and Kibble pegged out to get the +1 missing score in the set.

Parkinson won a good three-ball ending against Rigge to seal Kibble's victory with two games to play.

Dave Nick is proud of playing with black and blue all tournament.

The lawns were flooded on Tuesday morning so play started on the north lawns (in the cage), which were hastily cut and prepared by the hard-working grounds staff. They were slow and hilly but easy and fun.

Positions After 14 Rounds

PLAYER DK DN MO PR DH GG MM IP Won Tot Pos
Dave Kibble   +15TP +5TP -22 +23STP -25[3] +5[3] +17 5 11 1
+4 -9 +1 +3TP +24TP [3] +21[3] +3 6
Dave Nick -15TP   -26 +8 -3 -3 +22TP +26TP 3 9 2=
-4 +3 +3 +13 +26TP +26 +3 6
Mark Ormerod -5TP +26   -6 +8 +9 +2 -16 4 9 2=
+9 -3 -4 +12 +6 +17 +3 5
Paul Rigge +22 -8 +6   +7 +17 -8 +18 5 8 4
-1 -3 +4 -9 +25 +6 -4 3
Duncan Hector -23STP +3 -8 -7   +12 +11 +13 4 7 5
-3TP -13 -12 +9 +9 -7TP +18 3
Graham Gale +25[3] +3 -9 -17 -12   -25TP +12 3 5 6=
-24TP [3] -26TP -6 -25 -9 +20TP +18TP 2
Martin Murray -5[3] -22TP -2 +8 -11 +25TP   +18 3 5 6=
-21[3] -26 -17 -6 +7TP -20TP +25 2
Ian Parkinson -17 -26TP +16 -18 -13 -12 -18   1 2 8
-3 -3 -3 +4 -18 -18TP -25 1

Peeling Stats

PEELING etc. op sxp qnp qp tp ot Tot
On partner         11   11
On opponent (winning)           n/a  
On opponent (losing)           n/a  
Straight         1 n/a 1
Total         12   12

Margin Stats

Margin of Victory 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 TOTAL
Occurrences 1 1 8 3 2 3 2 3 4   1 3 2   1 1 3 4   1 1 2 1 1 4 4 56

Results To Date

Rd Ln Friday, 7 September
1 1 Dave Kibble beat Martin Murray +5[3]
  2 Ian Parkinson beat Mark Ormerod +16
  3 Dave Nick beat Paul Rigge +8
  4 Duncan Hector beat Graham Gale +12
 
2 1 Paul Rigge beat Graham Gale +17
  2 Duncan Hector beat Dave Nick +3
  3 Mark Ormerod beat Martin Murray +2
  4 Dave Kibble beat Ian Parkinson +17
 
3 1 Dave Nick beat Ian Parkinson +26TP
  2 Martin Murray beat Graham Gale +25TP
  3 Dave Kibble beat Duncan Hector +23STP
  4 Paul Rigge beat Mark Ormerod +6
 
Rd Ln Saturday, 8 September
4 1 Duncan Hector beat Martin Murray +11
  2 Paul Rigge beat Ian Parkinson +18
  3 Mark Ormerod beat Dave Nick +26
  4 Graham Gale beat Dave Kibble +25[3]
 
5 1 Mark Ormerod beat Graham Gale +9
  2 Dave Kibble beat Dave Nick +15TP
  3 Martin Murray beat Paul Rigge +8
  4 Duncan Hector beat Ian Parkinson +13
 
6 1 Paul Rigge beat Dave Kibble +22
  2 Mark Ormerod beat Duncan Hector +8
  3 Graham Gale beat Ian Parkinson +12
  4 Dave Nick beat Martin Murray +22TP
 
Rd Ln Sunday, 9 September
7 1 Graham Gale beat Dave Nick +3
  2 Martin Murray beat Ian Parkinson +18
  3 Dave Kibble beat Mark Ormerod +5TP
  4 Paul Rigge beat Duncan Hector +7
 
8 1 Mark Ormerod beat Ian Parkinson +3
  2 Dave Nick beat Paul Rigge +3
  3 Duncan Hector beat Graham Gale +9
  4 Dave Kibble beat Martin Murray +21[3]
 
9 1 Paul Rigge beat Martin Murray +6
  2 Dave Kibble beat Duncan Hector +3TP
  3 Dave Nick beat Ian Parkinson +3
  4 Mark Ormerod beat Graham Gale +6
 
Rd Ln Monday, 10 September
10 1 Duncan Hector beat Ian Parkinson +18
  2 Paul Rigge beat Mark Ormerod +4
  3 Graham Gale beat Martin Murray +20TP
  4 Dave Kibble beat Dave Nick +4
 
11 1 Dave Nick beat Mark Ormerod +3
  2 Graham Gale beat Ian Parkinson +18TP
  3 Dave Kibble beat Paul Rigge +1
  4 Martin Murray beat Duncan Hector +7TP
 
12 1 Dave Kibble beat Graham Gale +24TP [3]
  2 Dave Nick beat Martin Murray +26
  3 Mark Ormerod beat Duncan Hector +12
  4 Ian Parkinson beat Paul Rigge +4
 
Rd Ln Tuesday, 11 September
13 1 Dave Nick beat Duncan Hector +13
  2 Paul Rigge beat Graham Gale +25
  3 Dave Kibble beat Ian Parkinson +3
  4 Mark Ormerod beat Martin Murray +17
 
14 1 Martin Murray beat Ian Parkinson +25
  2 Mark Ormerod beat Dave Kibble +9
  3 Duncan Hector beat Paul Rigge +9
  4 Dave Nick beat Graham Gale +26TP



 

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