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English GC National Doubles Final - Commentary

[<<] [>>] by Dr Tim King at Cheltenham
1st September 2013 (GC - Championships)

17:29

Blue Dodge to 4 yards SE of 1 Red (Cheyne) to 4 yards straight Black (Beaudry) to 2 yards straight Yellow (Gee) to 4 yards straight

17:30

Blue clears Red to S boundary red misses black black runs to N boundary 1-0 (Dodge and Beaudry

17:31

yelloe to beside 2 blue to long straight position red to beside 2 black jumps over yellow to s boundary yellow to position blue fails hoop (not sure what red and black did yellow runs 1-1

17:32

blue to 2 yard position red misses black to 2 yards E of 3 yellow misses blue runs to peg high 2-1 dodge and beaudry

17:33

Red to 4 yard position black to 1 yard W of red yellow nudges into red

17:34

blue misses hoop

17:34

red stop shots black to W boundary and keeps 3 yard position

17:35

black hits yellow bot balls to E boudnary

17:36

yellow to 3 yards NNE of 4 blue hits red to near 3 going to the peg itself

17:37

red to 2 yard position black rushes yellow to between 5 and the peg going 4 yards E of 4 itslef yellow rushes blue to corner 3 going 10 yards straight itself

17:38

blue misses red and red runs the hoop 2-2

17:38

Game 1 was 7-4 to Beaudry and Dodge game 2 was 7-1 to Gee and Cheyne

17:39

Black to 1 yard position yellow to 3 yard position

17:40

Blue takes 3 yard position red mises black by a long way black runs by a yard 3-2 Dodge and Beaudry

17:40

Yellow hits peg and bounces 2 yards NE of it blue to 2 yards straight

17:41

Red 2 feet W of blue

17:41

black misses yellow which cuts blue to 9 yards W of red going to N boundary itself

17:42

blue snicks red to 1 yard E of 6 going off E boundary itself

17:43

red to 5 foot position possibly wired from black

17:43

black to 6 inches NW of red yellow to 8 foot straight position

17:45

Blue hits red to hoop 7 getting 6 yard straight position at 7 itself. red cuts black to 9 yards SSE of 6 and bounces off to 10 yards E of hoop 6

17:45

black misses 6 completely and goes offside yellow runs

17:46

much discussion as to whether they should have taken that hoop dodge in position at 7

17:47

Dodge runs 7 to 8 yards in front of 8

17:48

red to 4 yards NE of 8 black to 1 yard S of red - yellow to 6" in front of 8

17:50

Its not straight quite a tricky jump by the look of it means blue must be open on the hoop

17:51

hits wire blue goes 4 yards SSE and yellow goes to 1 yard very angled

17:51

red hits wire going 8 feet W of hoop

17:52

black clears yellows to corner 1 and stays 6" W of 8

17:52

yellow to 5 feet possibly wired from blue

17:54

This is going to be the last ever game of croquet on lawn 8 it is being dug up tomorrow. Lawns 1,2 and 7 are being cleared as we speak

17:55

blue rushes red to the W boundary and gets 5 yards NW of 8 himself red to 1 yard slightly angles black clears yellow to N boundary black ending 5 yards straight

17:56

yellow to 4 feet W of black blue clears red to hoop 5 possibly trying a very low percentage in off ends on S boundary red to 4 foot position

17:57

black fails hoop to 1 foot SW of 8 yellow runs 4-4

17:58

blue to 3 yards SW of 9 red to 5 feet SE of 9 black to 3 yards almost straight Pierre seems to have the best touch

17:58

yellow clears red! both to the E boundary

17:59

blue fails to one foot E of 9 red misses black

18:00

black runs to N boundary 5-4 Beaudry and Dodge

18:00

Yellow to 3 and half yards SW of 10 (lots of hill)

18:01

blue to 4 yards straight red to 2 yards W of blue

18:02

black get s the middle of yellow back down to 9 with black 3yard E of peg. yellow to 2 yard position

18:03

blue runs just might not be able to get to 11 6-4 Beaudry and Dodge

18:04

red to 2 yards NNW of wired from black. black to 4 yards straight

18:04

yellow rushed black to N boundary by the half way marker yellow to W boundary - blue has an open shot

18:07

blue gets the middle of goes off the W boundary blue 2 ayrds SE of hoop 8 red took position balck took position

18:08

yellow missed blue . blue hit red to behind 10. red hit black going to hoop 8 itself

18:08

black takes 4 foot position

18:08

yellow takes 8 foot position

18:09

blue to 1 yard NW of 11 red has 5 yarder

18:10

red rushes black into the middle of blue and it stops dead in 1 yard angled position

18:10

black runs the hoop Beaudry and Dodge win 7-4, 1-7, 7-4



 

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