FUN CLUB TOURNAMENT

We recently held a club tournament which is always a great laugh and in good spirits. The format of the tournament was such that each player was paired with another player which resulted in all pairs being roughly the same in ability, this normally meant that you had a player paired with a stronger player.

We were split in to 3 groups with 6 pairs in each group. Each pair would play all other pairs in a round robin style. You would play 4 games then the stronger players would swap partners and play another 4 games. Each person kept score of how many games they individually had won. At the end of this round robin the top two players and the top two stronger player would be picked from each of the 3 groups and put in to one of two groups for the 2nd round.

The format repeated and then the top one player and top strong player of each group would be put in to a final.

The final 4 were Becki, Pete, Chris L and Bobby. This was such a closely fought battle that to decide on the winner they had to play a tie break to 10, again swapping players at various intervals. It was still such a close battle that at 9-9 we thought it was going to go on forever, but Bobby and Becki managed to steal the victory winning the tie break 12-10. The result was that Bobby and Becki walked away with 1st place and Chris and Pete came a very respectable 2nd place. Well done to all who participated and a great big thank you to Andy and Beryl who made sure the tournament ran seamlessly.


WINTER LEAGUE, THE RESULTS

So the winter league is finally over, and this has been probably one of the most difficult winter leagues we have ever had, with us dropping a B team, leaving us with an A, C and D team, and then having lots of matches that needed to be rescheduled due to inclement weather. That being said we have done fairly well this winter. Here are the results

The A team finished a respectable 3rd place with only 1 point difference between the division 1 leaders Devizes and Purton, who finished 2nd place on set difference. The final match between our A team and Purton A was the decider where we would finish. If we'd won 6-2 or better we would've finished 1st, 5-3 would've seen us with 2nd place, but as we drew at 4-4 we ended up in 3rd. So it was all to play for right up until the very end!

The C team did fantastically in division 3 finished 1st with just 1 point more than 2nd place Great Bedwyn A. This should secure promotion next year to division 2. The C team only dropped 24 sets out of 96 sets played, which is miles better that 2nd place Great Bedwyn A.

Finally on to the D team. Unfortunately it really wasn't D teams year finishing bottom of division 5 with 0 points. This will likely see our D team demoted to division 6 next winter.

Well done to all teams for a great effort, especially to the C team with that fantastic victory, I look forward to seeing us hold the division 3 trophy at the next league AGM.


SUMMER LEAGUE - WE DID IT AGAIN

This summer saw our teams achieve success once again in the Swindon & District Summer League with our mixed and ladies teams achieving top positions in division 1.

Our Mixed A and Mixed B teams were 1st and 2nd in division 1 and our Mixed C was 1st in division 4.

Our Ladies A and B were 1st and 2nd in division 1. A fantastic result which saw off our main rivals in both categories.

Our Mens B finished 1st in division 5 and Mens C finished 1st in division 8