Month End Melee

Month End Melee January 31 2022

A fantastic turnout for the first Month End Melee of 2022 with 36 members braving the back end of Storm Corrie down at MPC and nice to see Harry back down at MPC to spectate but hoping to play very soon.

The sun was shining but as usual the wind was coming in off the Urals taking the edge off the temperature.

Numbers were drawn and Round 1 matches commenced.

In one of the triples matches on Piste 8 scores were neck and neck up to 6-7 but a bad end by their opponents let Nev, Dave K and Jen finish the match with a 6. This didn't give them the lead in Round One however as Carol G and Jackie managed a 13 - 4 win putting them in the lead with +9. They were joined by Jim and Michael who also scored a 13 - 4 win. Sneaking a peak at other matches there were some excellent shots and close scores.

On to round 2 and Nev and David K were back together joined by Rod for a triples on the same piste. It was deja vu for Nev and Dave as they scored a 6 on the first end. Rod couldn't believe his luck being teamed with these 2 !! This match ended at 13 - 7. Nev and Dave had 2 wins and +13 at this point as had Jackie and Michael. Rod was on +14 and Carol G was on +15 but that wasn't good enough to take the lead as Christine W back from her Canaries Cruise was on a magnificent 2 wins and +19. Again there were some hard fought matches with very close scores in this round. The standard was very high for the first Month End Melee of the year.

Round 3 and at last Nev got to play with three boules and again partnered with Rod managed a 13 -7 win giving them both 3 wins and Nev +19 and Rod +20. Liz had joined the top table with +19 but it was Christine and a fantastic +28 that took the honours today. Well done Christine the Cruise was obviously very good for your game and that score will take some topping this year.

A total of 6 members scored 3 wins today and 11 scored 2 wins. A very high standard. There we no Fannies.

So in joint 3rd with 3 wins and +19 were Nev and Liz.
In second place with 3 wins and +20 was Rod
In Top spot this month was Christine W with 3 wins and +28.


Back in the clubhouse it was nice to see members enjoying a chat and a cup of tea waiting expectantly for the 2021 Christmas raffle postponed because of Omicron ! Tony announced that the raffle had raised just over £200 and the club was to match that and a cheque for just over £400 was to be passed on to Kevin for his fundraising for his granddaughter's treatment. We all wish her well.

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