Men's Championships Final Commentary
Status of play so far:
First game, Death wins +12QPO
Second game, Death wins +25SXP with a one-yard bombard peg out
Third game, Death goes to 3b 3rd turn, leave corners 2, 3 and 4ish
Trimmer rolls up from c4 off partner, 2-yard straight hoop - finishes in the jaws
Death shoots from C2 misses to south boundary
* Internet in Devon may interrupt commentary occasionally
Trimmer began QPO and is now laying up with a spread having gone to 1b
Trimmer deliberates leave after leaving spread open - puts his balls in c2ish and c4ish
Death shoots at partner with hoop-1 ball - hits with a TP to set up
Death pulls out a series of Death-like rushes and approaches hoop 1 from 3 yards east, leaves v angled hoop - hits near wire and leaves himslef half open.
Trimmer refuses half ball shot and shoots at partner in c4. Misses.
Death shoots with Hoop-1 ball at oppo in C4. Misses.
Trimmer has just run hoop 1 with TPO or SXP options available
Sensible TPO option elected for. Jawsed after 3.
** Du Pre update. Final about to start: Wilko, who beat Wixy, and Goacher, who beat Bradforth. Wilko foolishly elects to start a best-of-3 after lunch.
Trimmer rolls to 1back and peelee after 5 - leaves himself 4-5 yards and angled on the rush peel - hits and makes the peel. Rolls peelee into peeling postion at 6 and now has a standard TPO fully under control.
The crowd that had gathered disperses for cottage pie and trifle, very tasty and very reasonably priced.
*Correction: Death insists he missed hoop 1 on the far wire. As he was a good 40 yards closer, I won't argue.
Trimmer lining up a straight rover peel, 18 inches. Irish. Peelee lands 3 yards off the boundary. Rushes partner to B-Baulk tice position, takes off, doesn't get rush on Death's hoop 1 ball, leaves it between h4 and 5. Takes off behind peg ball. Rushes to 3 yards north east of peg, makes peg out. Takes 2 off.
Game of one ball starts with Death on 1 and Timmer on 1b.
Players pause for lunch just as the rain begins to trickle.
** Du Pre final: Wilko clips are 1 and 2. Goacher in break aproaching hoop 6 with what looks like a spread forthcoming. Goacher 1 and 1b
Death and Trimmer resume, fully fed. Death takes his contact and rolls blue to 2 and just fails to get hoop running position. Takes position at 1.
Trimmer lags to 3 yards east of the peg.
Death runs hoop 1 by 6 yards and shoots at Trimmer. Misses to E boundary.
Trimmer looks at the shot for a while, and walks up to play it. Casts, shoots and misses on the left.
Death cut rushes the 1 footer towards the middle of the north boundary. Rolls up to 2, leaves a 3 yards slight angle. Makes the hoop with a rush pointing at penult. Rushes to 8 yards south of 3.
Death now in control of a 2 ball break at hoop 4.
Death makes all 11 hoops and wins the Men's 3-0.
Meanwhile Goacher is still making second break with his first ball.
Over and Out.