Handbook, scorecards, postponements and claims

                                                                                                                           

Click here for the handbook.  

 

An electronic scorecard must be input within 24 hours of a fixture.  Click here for league scorecard or click here for cup scorecard. Cards input after Saturday will miss the weekly match report.  A report covering two fixtures and results is sent to the Evening Telegraph. Paper scorecards for the league can be downloaded here or, for Cups, from the Cups page.  These should be kept safe by the home team until the end of the season, in case there is any dispute over the details entered on the e-scorecard. Do not deposit scorecards at the old collection points (such as the box pinned to notice board in the balcony at Ward Road).

The Match Secretary must be notified in advance about a postponement and informed promptly about the new date.

Claims mostly arise when teams confuse home nights. Home teams should contact away teams before each fixture to confirm they are aware of it. Claims may not be accepted if this is not done. Claim A is where opponents fail to appear without proper notice. Claim B is where opponents give notice of being unable to fulfil the fixture and concede the match. The claiming team inputs the scorecard, recording the reasons and whether contact was made before the fixture.

 

MATCH REPORTS

This page is reserved for DDTTA league and cup reports (most recent first). Other competitions are reported on the News page.

 

Season 2019/2020

 

Week 5 - commencing 7th October 2019

Aces are the new Division one leaders after they had a narrow victory at Knights, who remain in fifth place. Brechin are in second place after they drew with Villa to move just above Viscounts whose fixture was postponed. Chieftains lost to Up4it but remain in fourth place and Rockets heavily defeated Defenders to move up to sixth place.

Barons are still on top of Division two after they had a good win in St Andrews against New Kids. Comets are in joint second place after they had a fine victory over Lundin Lasers and they are joined by Swots who defeated Tass. Telstars are fourth after they had a strong victory over Tigers, just ahead of Truants who had a free week.

Division three Sputniks are now nine points clear at the top after they had a big win against fourth placed Prospects. Kingsway moved up to second after they matched the Sputniks score against Missiles. Buccaneers are a point behind Kingsway in third place but have a fixture in hand. Duffers started their league season with a good victory at home to Squires and as a result move up to fifth place.

In the Secondary Shield Lairds just got the better of short-handed Tass.

 

Division 1

Brechin 5 (Ian Farquhar 1, Andrew Crawford 2½, John Anderson 1½)

Villa 5 (Sandy Bertie 0, Ian Hunter 2, David Sim 3)

Brechin and Villa fought out a close draw with both teams having chances to secure the overall victory. Brechin started well and went 2-0 up after 3-0 victories for Ian Farquhar and Andrew Crawford against Sandy Bertie and Ian Hunter respectively. Match three was close, but David Sim got Villa on the scoreboard when he defeated John Anderson 11-7 in the fifth game. Next Andrew defeated Sandy 3-0 to make it 3-1 Brechin. However, two 3-0 victories in a row for first David and next Ian Hunter against Ian Farquhar and John respectively saw Villa draw level at three-all. The doubles match seemed crucial and it was a tight affair that went to the fifth game before Andrew and John won it for Brechin against Sandy and Ian. A 3-0 victory for David over Andrew saw Villa level again, but another 3-0 triumph, this time for John over Sandy saw Brechin ahead 5-4. Match ten saw the battle of the two Ian’s and it was Villa’s Ian Hunter who eventually triumphed 13-11 in the fifth to earn the overall draw for Villa although Ian Farquhar came very close to winning it for Brechin.

 

Rockets 10 (Jos Berkhout 3½, Gary Lowson 3, Pete Yearworth 3½)

Defenders 0 (Ian McLagan 0, Arthur Pritchard 0, Ken Head 0)

Rockets were in great form against Defenders and they won all ten matches for the loss of just four games; all of them being won by Arthur Pritchard. Firstly Arthur lost 9-11 in the fourth to Gary Lowson; later Arthur was defeated 3-2 by Pete Yearworth, after Arthur had been 2-1 up, and finally Arthur lost 1-3 to Jos Berkhout. Otherwise Rockets were on top form as they won all the other games played and were only taken to 10-all once; in the 13-11 first game win for Pete against Ken Head.

 

Chieftains 3 (Fiona Kinloch 1, Jim Tawse 1, Justus Ludwig (Reserve) 1)

Up4it 7 (Paul Monteith 3½, Ryan Docherty 3½)

Up4it were a player short at Chieftains but won all seven matches actually played. Paul Monteith beat Fiona Kinloch 3-0 and then Jim Tawse and Justus Ludwig 3-1. Ryan Docherty started with a 3-0 victory over Jim, but had to come from 1-2 down to beat Justus 3-2 and then 0-1 down to defeat Fiona 3-1. Paul and Ryan also lost the first game of the doubles match to Fiona and Jim but they fought back to win it 13-11 in the fourth and complete the scoring for Up4it.

 

Knights 4 (Peter Aird 2, Stuart Halliday 1, Andrew Nimmo 1)

Aces 6 (Mark Lundberg 2½, Zeesth Naseem 3½, Grant Williams 0)

Knights led at the half-way point but Aces fought back to achieve a narrow overall victory. The first match went the distance, with Peter Aird eventually defeating Mark Lundberg 12-10 in the fifth to get Knights in front. Aces were soon level following a 3-0 victory for Zeesth Naseem against Stuart Halliday, but Knights retook the lead when Andrew Nimmo came from 1-2 down to beat Grant Williams 11-8 in the fifth. Next Mark beat Stuart 14-12 in the fourth to get Aces back level, but Peter won the next match for Knights 3-1 versus Grant. Match six saw Aces level again, but Zeesth had to come from behind to beat Andrew 3-1. Stuart and Andrew were on course to get Knights ahead for the fourth time when they led the doubles match 2-1, but a strong finish saw Mark and Zeesth win it 3-2 for Aces. Match eight saw Knights back level when Stuart beat Grant 3-2, but two 3-0 wins for Mark and Zeesth against Andrew and Peter respectively saw Aces get the narrow overall victory, although 14-12 and 13-11 losses were tough on Andrew and Peter.

 

Division 2

Telstars 8 (Stewart Clark 2, Jim Houghton 2½, David Monteith 3½)

Tigers 2 (Marion Davidson 0, Scott Thomson 2, Paul Jackson 0)

Telstars won well in the end against Tigers, but only one match was won 3-0 and that was in the final match for Tigers. A 3-1 victory for Stewart Clark against Marion Davidson put Telstars in front but a 12-10 fifth-game triumph for Scott Thomson versus Jim Houghton got Tigers level. In match three David Monteith defeated Paul Jackson 3-1 to put Telstars back in front. The next trio of singles matches were all won 3-1 by Telstars to put them in command. The doubles match went the distance with Telstars’ Jim and David beating Scott and Paul 3-2 after the Tigers pairing had levelled twice. Match eight also went the distance and after Paul had led 2-1 Jim fought back to win it 3-2 and put Telstars 7-1 ahead. Next, yet another 3-1 victory for Telstars saw David beat Marion, but in match ten Scott had the final say for Tigers when he defeated Stewart 11-9 in the third.

 

Comets 7 (Fraser Smith 2½, Dougal Ogilvie 2, Euan Steele (Reserve) 2½)

Lundin Lasers 3 (Robert Brown 0, Roman Nydza 3, Douglas Dewar 0)

Promoted Comets had a fine victory over Lundin Lasers who finished third last season, although it was a close contest throughout with five matches being decided in the fifth game. Two were in the first two matches with first Fraser Smith coming from 1-2 down to beat Robert Brown 3-2 to get Comets in front and next Roman Nydza getting Lundin level by defeating Dougal Ogilvie after Dougal had twice fought back to level at 1-all and then 2-all. Comets went in front again when Euan Steele beat Douglas Dewar 3-0, but 17-15 and 12-10 losses were tough on Douglas. Comets increased their lead after Dougal came from behind to defeat Robert 3-1 and then Fraser beat Douglas 3-0. Roman pulled one back for the Lasers when he beat Euan 3-0, but Euan quickly got revenge when he partnered Fraser to beat Roman and Robert 3-2 in the doubles match. Next Dougal beat Douglas 3-2 to make it 6-2 to Comets and Euan added another after he defeated Robert 3-0. However, Roman had the final say for Lundin when he beat Fraser 3-2 but 12-14 and 11-13 game losses show Fraser came very close to victory.

 

New Kids 3 (Kong Wan 0, Collin Bleak 2, Ian Smith 1)

Barons 7 (Tanya Kapelyukh 2½, Andy Hughes 3½, Bill Beattie 1)

Barons started well at New Kids with Tanya Kapelyukh winning the opening match 3-0 versus Kong Wan. Barons doubled their lead after match two but it could very easily have been one-all as Collin Bleak had a match point to win it 3-1 after he had dominated for large spells. However, Andy Hughes eventually won the fourth game 13-11 and took the fifth 11-7 to make it 2-0 to Barons. New Kids then fought back to level at two-all with two 3-0 victories. Firstly Ian Smith beat Bill Beattie and then Colin defeated Tanya.  However, two further 3-0 wins put Barons ahead with Bill beating Kong and then Andy defeating Ian although Ian was very unlucky to lose 14-16 and 10-12 after he lost several game points. Barons made it 5-2 after the doubles match with Tanya and Andy defeating Ian and Collin 3-1 but New Kids pulled one back when Collin came from 1-2 down to defeat Bill 3-2. The next match produced a similar outcome to the previous one with Tanya coming from 1-2 down to defeat Ian 3-2 and make it 6-3 to Barons. In the final match Andy beat Kong 3-0 to complete the scoring for Barons.

 

Swots 8 (Dave Beveridge 2½, Howard Lee 2½, Sandy Pearson (Reserve) 3)

Tass 2 (Emma Bissett 2, Rob Fotheringham 0)

Swots overcame short-handed Tass for the loss of just two matches. Both went to Emma Bissett who defeated Dave Beveridge 3-1 and Howard Lee 3-0, including 13-11 in the second. Emma almost got her hat-trick, but Sandy Pearson came from 1-2 down to beat her 3-2. Rob Fotheringham lost to all three Swots, but Rob took a game off of both Dave and Sandy. The Tass pairing looked on course to win the doubles match when they won the second game 14-12 to go 2-0 up, but a great fightback from Dave and Howard saw them win it 3-2 and have the final say for Swots.

 

Division 3

Duffers 8 (Rich McLaren 3½, Billy Liddle 2, Stephen Walker 2½)

Squires 2 (Winnie Stein 0, Derek Johnston 2, Steve Wilson 0)

Duffers won well in the end against Squires, but three fifth game victories out of four certainly helped their cause. Rich McLaren beat Winnie Stein 3-0 to get Duffers in front, but in the next match Derek Johnston came from 1-2 down to defeat Billy Liddle and get Squires level. However, Duffers forged ahead by winning three close matches in a row. Firstly, Stephen Walker lost the first game 10-12 to Steve Wilson, but Stephen recovered to win it 3-1; then Billy came from 1-2 down to beat Winnie 3-2 and finally Rich repeated Billy’s feat by coming from 1-2 down to defeat Steve 3-2. In match six Derek got one back for Squires when he defeated Stephen 3-0 and it looked like the gap would be down to one after the doubles match when Winnie and Steve led 2-1. However, Rich and Stephen fought back to win it 3-2 for Duffers. Duffers then increased their lead following two 3-1 victories in a row for Billy and Stephen against and Steve and Winnie respectively and Rich then had the final say for Duffers after he defeated Derek 3-0.

 

Sputniks 8 (Jack Oughton 3½, Euan Steele 3½, Eric Brown 1)

Prospects 2 (Charlie Ross 0, Ken Falconer 1, Sandy Pearson 1)

Sputniks dominated the latter part of the fixture to secure a big victory against Prospects. A straightforward 3-0 victory for Jack Oughton versus Charlie Ross saw Sputniks go in front, and although Euan Steele doubled their lead soon after against Ken Falconer it took a comeback from Euan after Ken had led 2-1. It looked like 3-0 for Sputniks when Eric Brown raced into a 2-0 lead, but a great fightback from Sandy Pearson saw Sandy win it 3-2 for Prospects, with 12-10 in the third being vital for Sandy. Euan then beat Charlie 12-10 in the third and Jack defeated Sandy to make it 4-1 to Sputniks. Match six was a marathon with Ken winning the first 17-15 and Eric then levelling with a 13-11 win in the second. After Eric had comfortably won the third, Ken levelled with a 12-10 fourth game win and Ken then won the match 11-9 in the fifth to get one back for Prospects. However, Sputniks dominated thereafter and they won the final four matches for the loss of just one game, when Charlie won 13-11 in the third game in his 1-3 loss to Eric.

 

Missiles 2 (David Hunter 1, Jim Fleming 1, Moira Brown 0)

Kingsway 8 (Derek Thomson 3½, Willie Cooper 1, Stephen Caird 3½)

Kingsway were ahead for most of the night as they achieved a comfortable victory at Missiles. Derek Thomson beat David Hunter 3-1 to get Kingsway in front but Jim Fleming got Missiles level after a tight win over Willie Cooper. Jim won it 12-10 in the fifth after Willie had led 2-1. Stephen Caird defeated Moira Brown 3-0 to get Kingsway back in front and thereafter Kingsway went on a great run winning the next six matches for the loss of only two games. Both were in match six where Moira led 2-1 before Willie fought back to win it 3-2 for Kingsway. However, in match ten David beat Willie 3-1 to get Missiles a consolation victory.

 

Secondary Shield Round 2

Tass 4 (Rob Fotheringham 1, Emma Bissett 3)

Lairds 5 (Eddie Dougan 2, Isaac Small 1, Stewart Mason 2)

Tass were a player short but only just lost to Lairds. Emma Bissett won her three matches for Tass 3-0, but Rob Fotheringham could only win one of his three matches meaning Lairds won the tie. In Rob’s first match he lost 3-1 to Eddie Dougan but Rob beat Isaac Small 3-0 to set up a decider versus Stewart Mason. Rob won the first 12-10, but Stewart fought back to go 2-1 up. Rob took the fourth game 11-9 to make it two-all but Stewart managed to win the fifth game 11-7 and consequently the match and the tie for Lairds.

 

Postponements

Fixture

Div or cup

Original date

New date*

Up4it v Rockets

Stanley Doubles

10/09/2019

Not Known

Knights v Up4it

Div 1

17/09/2019

Not Known

Lundin Lasers v Tass

Div 2

24/09/2019

15/10/2019

Duffers v Missiles

Div 3

26/09/2019

Not Known

Viscounts v Prefects

Div 1

08/10/2019

15/10/2019

Astronauts v Buccaneers

Div 3

09/10/2019

Not Known

 

 

 

 

* Note:  please confirm the ‘New dates’ with the relevant team secretaries as these may change without the Match Secretary knowing.

 

 

Week 4 - commencing 30th September 2019

The Chairman’s Challenge trophy saw comfortable wins for Aces and Viscounts against Knights and Chieftains respectively. Villa had a very close victory over Defenders and Rockets had a good finish to defeat Brechin.

In the Secondary Shield the favourites all went through to the next round although there a couple of close ties with Tigers only just overcoming Sputniks and Prospects leading Comets three times before Comets recovered to take the tie.

In Division three Buccaneers had a fine win over Kingsway. Buccaneers remain in second place but they are now just two points behind leaders Sputniks. Despite losing Kingsway move up to third place but they are now nine points off the top spot.

 

Chairman’s Challenge Trophy Round 1

Knights 1 (Andrew Nimmo 0, Stuart Halliday 0, Peter Aird 1)

Aces 4 (Mark Lundberg 1½, Zeesth Naseem 1½, Jason Fleming 1)

Knights went in front after Peter Aird defeated Jason Fleming 3-2, but Aces responded well to go in front. First Zeesth Naseem beat Stuart Halliday 3-0 and next Mark Lundberg repeated the score versus Andrew Nimmo to get Aces ahead. The first doubles match was won 3-1 by Aces pairing Jason and Mark against Peter and Andrew. Knights had to win the second doubles match to stay in the tie and it looked good for them when Stuart and Peter won the third game 14-12 to go 2-1 up, but Jason and Zeesth recovered well to win it 3-2 and take Aces through to the next round.

 

Defenders 3 (Ken Head ½, Ian McLagan 1½, Arthur Pritchard 1)

Villa 4 (David Sim 2, Tony O'Shea 1, Sandy Bertie 1)

Both teams led, but it was Villa who just triumphed in the end. Villa took the lead after Sandy Bertie defeated Arthur Pritchard 3-1, including 15-13 in the second game. It looked like Villa would double their lead when Tony O’Shea led 2-0 and was 10-6 up in the third, but Ian McLagan saved multiple match points then won it 14-12. Ian then won the fourth, but in the fifth he had to save another four match points before he won it 16-14 to get Defenders level. Villa then retook the lead when David Sim beat Ken Head 3-0, but Defenders fought back in the doubles matches. First Ken and Arthur came from 1-2 down to beat David and Sandy 3-2 and next Defenders went in front overall after Arthur and Ian defeated Sandy and Tony 13-11 in the fourth. Villa had to win the next match to set up a decider and David got it with a 3-0 victory over Ian. In match seven Tony led 2-0 before Ken pulled one back, but Tony kept his nerve to win the fourth 11-7 and take Villa through to the next round.

 

Viscounts 4 (John Hannah 1½, Patrick Cao ½, Callum Riddoch 2)

Chieftains 1 (Jim Tawse 0, Jacob Munro 1, Fiona Kinloch 0)

Viscounts went in front with Callum Riddoch defeating Fiona Kinloch 3-0. However, Chieftains soon levelled with Jacob Munro winning 3-0 against Patrick Cao. Viscounts went in front again when John Hannah beat Jim Tawse 3-0 and they extended their lead following a 3-0 win in the first doubles match for John and Callum against Jim and Fiona. Chieftains had to win the second doubles match and 13-11 and 12-10 game wins put Jacob and Fiona in control. Callum and Patrick pulled one back, 12-10 in the third, and this boosted the Viscounts pairing as they then saw out the match 3-2 to win the tie for Viscounts.

 

Rockets 4 (Jim Dyson 0, Pete Yearworth 2½, Jos Berkhout 1½)

Brechin 2 (John Anderson 1½, Ian Farquhar 0, Andrew Crawford ½)

Brechin started well at Rockets and took the lead when John Anderson beat Jim Dyson 3-2 after Jim had led 2-1 and John had won the first game 15-13. Two 3-1 victories put Rockets ahead with first Pete Yearworth coming from behind to defeat Ian Farquhar and next Jos Berkhout beating Andrew Crawford. Brechin drew level after the first doubles match with John and Andrew defeating Jos and Jim 3-2 after the Rockets pairing had led 2-1. However, a 13-11 fourth game win in the second doubles match for Pete and Jos against Ian and John saw Rockets ahead again and Pete then sealed the tie with a 3-1 victory over Andrew.

 

Secondary Shield Round 2

Kingsway 1 (Derek Thomson 1, Willie Cooper 0, Alan Carrie 0)

Barons 5 (Bill Beattie 1, Justus Ludwig 2, Tanya Kapelyukh 2)

Kingsway took the lead against Barons when Derek Thomson defeated Bill Beattie 11-9 in the fifth after Bill had come back from 0-2 down. It looked like 2-0 when Willie Cooper went 2-1 up in the second match, but Justus Ludwig recovered well to win it 3-2 and get Barons level. Barons then went in front when Tanya Kapelyukh defeated Alan Carrie 12-10 in the fourth. In match four Willie was on the way to getting Kingsway level again when he lead 2-1, but Bill fought back to win it 11-9 in the fifth and make it 3-1 to Barons overall. Barons then saw out the tie with two comfortable 3-0 victories for Tanya and then Justus against Derek and Alan respectively.

 

Comets 5 (Fraser Smith 0, Glenn Christie 3, Jill Milne 2)

Prospects 3 (Louis MacLeod 1, Charlie Ross 0, Sandy Pearson 2)

Prospects went ahead after Louis MacLeod beat Fraser Smith 3-0, although 11-9 twice and 12-10 game scores show it was close. Comets soon levelled with a comfortable victory for Glenn Christie over Charlie Ross, but Prospects retook the lead following Sandy Pearson’s 3-1 victory over Jill Milne. Glenn then got Comets level for the second time when he defeated Louis 12-10 in the third but Prospects went in front for the third time following a great comeback in the fifth match. Fraser won the first 13-11 and then 11-7 took him 2-0 up, but Sandy got back into the match with a 13-11 win of his own and 11-9 in the fifth saw Sandy win it 3-2. A 14-12 third game win for Jill versus Charlie saw Comets level again and a 3-1 victory for Glenn over Sandy saw Glenn complete his hat-trick and make it 4-3 to Comets. Match eight was close with Jill and Louis each winning a game 12-10, but two 11-7 game scores saw Jill win it 3-1 and take Comets through to the next round.

 

Sputniks 4 (Jack Oughton 1, Euan Steele 2, Eric Brown 1)

Tigers 5 (Paul Jackson 0, Scott Thomson 3, Kenny McLaren 2)

Sputniks came back well to take the tie to a ninth match, but it was Tigers who prevailed in the end. Jack Oughton got Sputniks in front when he came from behind to defeat Paul Jackson 3-1, but wins for Scott Thomson, 3-0 against Euan Steele, and Kenny McLaren, 3-1 versus Eric Brown, saw Tigers edge ahead. Next Euan defeated Paul 3-0 to get Sputniks level, but two 3-1 victories for Kenny and Scott against Jack and Eric respectively put Tigers one match from victory. In match seven Euan came from behind to defeat Kenny 3-1 and Sputniks were back in the tie. It seemed that Paul was getting Tigers over the winning line when he went 2-1 up on Eric, but a good fightback saw Eric win it 3-2 and get Sputniks level again at four-all. In the decider Jack won the first but Scott fought back to go 2-1 up. In the fourth Jack eventually won it 15-13 to level but Scott held his nerve to win the fifth and take Tigers though to the next round.

 

Missiles 1 (Moira Brown 0, Jim Fleming 0, Lee Nixon (Reserve) 1)

Truants 8 (Sascha Roschy 3, Knut Radmer 3, Graham Wood 2)

Truants went in front against Missiles after Sascha Roschy beat Moira Brown 3-0, and Knut Radmer defeated Jim Fleming 15-13 in the fourth to double their lead. However, an excellent 3-2 victory for Lee Nixon against Graham Wood saw Missiles back in to the tie. But that was as good as it got for Missiles as Truants won the remaining six matches for the loss of just two games; Knut in his 3-1 victory over Lee and then Graham in his come-from-behind fourth game victory over Jim.

 

Telstars 5 (Stewart Clark 1, David Monteith 2, Jim Houghton 2)

Buccaneers 1 (Murray Johnstone 0, Stewart Ferguson 0, Aaron Robertson 1)

Telstars made a good start against Buccaneers when Stewart Clark beat Murray Johnstone 3-0 and a 12-10 third game victory for David Monteith against Stewart Ferguson saw their lead doubled. Match three went the distance, but Jim Houghton eventually won it 3-2 versus Aaron Robertson to make it 3-0 to Telstars overall. A 3-0 win for David over Murray made 4-0 to Telstars but Aaron got one back for Buccaneers with a 3-0 victory over Stewart Clark. However, in match six Jim came from behind to defeat Stewart Ferguson 3-1 and win the tie for Telstars.

 

Duffers 1 (Stephen Walker 0, Andy Reid 1, Billy Liddle 0)

New Kids 5 (Kong Wan 1, Ian Brumwell 2, Ian Smith 2)

New Kids went in front at Duffers when Kong Wan beat Stephen Walker 3-0, including 12-10 in the second. Their lead was doubled after match two, but it took a 12-10 fifth game win from Ian Brumwell to win it against Andy Reid including four saved match points from Ian. Ian Smith made it 3-0 to New Kids against Billy Liddle, but Ian had to come from 1-2 down before he won it 11-8 in the fifth. In match four Andy got Duffers on the scoreboard with a 3-2 victory over Kong, with 15-13 in the first being vital for Andy. However, two 3-1 victories for Ian Smith against Stephen and Ian Brumwell versus Billy saw New Kids win the tie although 14-12 and 13-11 game wins were needed to secure the match victories.

 

Swots 9 (Dave Beveridge 3, Howard Lee 3, Chris Wroniecki 3)

Squires 0 (Steve Wilson 0, Winnie Stein 0, Derek Johnston 0)

Swots comfortably progressed at the expense of Squires as they won all but one of the matches 3-0. The exception was in match five where Derek Johnston led 2-1 before Dave Beveridge came back to win it 3-2 for Swots and secure the overall tie win. Howard Lee and Chris Wroniecki won all of their matches for Swots 3-0.

 

Division 3

Buccaneers 7 (Murray Johnstone 1, Aaron Robertson 3½, Stewart Ferguson 2½)

Kingsway 3 (Derek Thomson 0, Alan Carrie 1, Stephen Caird 2)

Buccaneers were ahead from start to finish against Kingsway to achieve a fine overall victory. Buccaneers took the lead following Murray Johnstone’s 3-1 victory over Derek Thomson and Aaron Robertson doubled their lead when he defeated Alan Carrie 3-0. Stephen Caird got Kingsway on the scoreboard following a come-from behind 3-1 victory over Stewart Ferguson but Aaron made 3-1 to Buccaneers with a 3-0 win over Derek. Stephen then got his second victory for Kingsway when he beat Murray 3-0 but another 3-0 score; this time for Stewart against Alan made it 4-2 to Buccaneers. In the doubles match 14-12 in the third got Derek and Stephen back into it but Aaron and Stewart comfortably took the fourth to win it 3-1 and make it 5-2 to Buccaneers overall. Aaron then completed his perfect night with a 3-0 victory over Stephen and in match nine Stewart came back from 0-2 down to defeat Derek 12-10 in the fifth to make it 7-2 to Buccaneers. However, in match ten Alan had the final say for Kingsway when he came from 1-2 down to beat Murray 3-2.

 

Postponements

Fixture

Div or cup

Original date

New date*

Up4it v Rockets

Stanley Doubles

10/09/2019

Not Known

Knights v Up4it

Div 1

17/09/2019

Not Known

Lundin Lasers v Tass

Div 2

24/09/2019

15/10/2019

Duffers v Missiles

Div 3

26/09/2019

Not Known

Tass v Lairds

Secondary Shield

02/10/2019

08/10/2019

Astronauts v Buccaneers

Div 3

09/10/2019

Not Known

 

 

 

 

* Note:  please confirm the ‘New dates’ with the relevant team secretaries as these may change without the Match Secretary knowing.

 

 

Week 3 - commencing 23rd September 2019

The Division One leaders are now Viscounts on their own after they had another perfect win, this time against Villa. Nearest rivals Aces won well at Up4it and they are just behind. Brechin had an excellent victory at Defenders to remain in third place and Chieftains stay fourth after their fine victory at Prefects. Knights opened their season with a big victory at Rockets and are in fifth place.

Barons remain on top of Division two despite drawing with Comets who move up to third. Truants are now second after they narrowly won for the second week in a row, this time versus New Kids who are joint third.  Telstars opened their season with a good win over Swots in the other fixture played.

In Division Three Sputniks had a big win at Lairds to move clear at the top, although their nearest challengers Buccaneers had their fixture with Kingsway postponed. Lairds recovered from their Sputniks mauling to defeat Astronauts in a rearranged fixture and Astronauts themselves played a second fixture and this time they mananged a draw at Prospects, leaving both of them plus Lairds in joint third place with Kingsway just behind.

 

Division 1

Rockets 0 (Pete Yearworth 0, Gary Lowson 0, Jim Dyson 0)

Knights 10 (Stuart Halliday 3½, Peter Aird 3, David Hay 3½)

Rockets seemed to be on course for a victory in the opening match when Pete Yearworth went 2-0 up with a 12-10 win in the second game. However, Stuart Halliday responded strongly to win three straight games and get Knights ahead. Gary Lowson got into match two with a 12-10 win in game three but Peter Aird saw out the match 3-1 to make it 2-0 to Knights. David Hay made it 3-0 with a comfortable victory over Jim Dyson, before Stuart was involved in another five-game match, this time against Gary. A 13-11 win in game three saw Gary go 2-1 up but Stuart eventually won it 12-10 in the fifth to make it 4-0 to Knights. Thereafter Knights dominated and they won the remaining six matches for the loss of just two games, including a 15-13 win for Pete in his overall 1-3 loss to Peter in match ten.

 

Defenders 2 (Kenny McLaren (Reserve) 0, Ken Head 2, Arthur Pritchard 0)

Brechin 8 (Ian Farquhar 2, John Anderson 2½, Andrew Crawford 3½)

Brechin went ahead when Ian Farquhar beat Kenny McLaren 3-0, but a 3-1 victory for Ken Head over John Anderson saw Defenders level. Brechin retook the lead after Andrew Crawford defeated Arthur Pritchard, but Ken got Defenders level again thanks to a great comeback. Initially Ian went 2-0 up but a 13-11 win in the third saw Ken back into the match and Ken then powered ahead to win it 3-2. Brechin then went ahead again with Andrew defeating Kenny 3-0 and John repeated the feat against Arthur to increase the Brechin lead although game scores of 10-12, 11-13 and 9-11 show Arthur was unlucky not to have taken the match further. John and Arthur won the doubles match against Ken and Arthur to make it 5-2 to Brechin but a 12-10 second game win saw Ken on course to get one back for Defenders in match eight. However, Andrew turned it around to win it 3-2 for Brechin and they completed the victory following two 3-0 victories in the final two matches.

 

Villa 0 (Tony O'Shea 0, Sandy Bertie 0, Ian Hunter 0)

Viscounts 10 (John Hannah 3½, Callum Riddoch 3½, Robert Toth 3)

Viscounts were in devastating form for the second week in a row, this time against Villa. John Hannah and Robert Toth won all of their matches 3-0 without reaching 10-all once. However, Callum Riddoch won 12-10 in the third versus Sandy Bertie and then in match ten Tony O’Shea beat Callum 13-11 in the second before Callum recovered to win it 3-1.

 

Prefects 2 (Nick Shepherd 2, Bonifac Legrady 0, Graham Wood (Reserve) 0)

Chieftains 8 (Fiona Kinloch 2, Jacob Munro 3½, Jim Tawse 2½)

Chieftains won well in the end but it was Prefects who started better with Nick Shepherd defeating Fiona Kinloch 3-0. However, Chieftains replied with two 3-0 victories of their own, Jacob Munro versus Bonifac Legrady and then Jim Tawse against Graham Wood although 15-13 in the second was vital for Jim. Match four went the distance, with Fiona eventually defeating Bonifac 13-11 in the fifth to make it 3-1 to Chieftains. Prefects then pulled one back when Nick defeated Jim 3-1, but three 3-0 victories in a row saw Chieftains take command. Match nine also went the distance and again it was Fiona who triumphed for Chieftains, this time against Graham. In the final match Jacob came from behind to defeat Nick 3-1 and complete the fine victory for Chieftains.

 

Up4it 2 (Paul Monteith 1½, Iain Martin 0, Ryan Docherty ½)

Aces 8 (Zeesth Naseem 3, Mark Lundberg 3, Grant Williams 2)

Aces started well against Up4it and won the first four matches for the loss of just one game, Grant Williams 11-13 in the second game of his 3-1 victory over Ryan Docherty. In match five Paul Monteith got Up4it on the scoreboard when he defeated Grant 3-2. In match six Ryan won the second 12-10 to level against Mark Lundberg, but Mark recovered to win it 3-1. Next in the doubles match, Zeesth Naseem and Grant had match points in game four but Paul and Ryan won it 15-13 and then took the match for Up4it 3-2. However, that was as good as it got for Up4it as Aces won the last trio of singles matches 3-0 to complete the scoring.

 

Division 2

Telstars 7 (Jim Houghton 3, David Monteith 2, Emma Bissett (Reserve) 2)

Swots 3 (Dave Beveridge 1½, Howard Lee 0, Chris Wroniecki 1½)

Telstars started brilliantly against Swots before a late rally saw a much closer finishing score line. Telstars won the first five matches for the loss of just one game, David Monteith in his 3-1 victory over Howard Lee. Match six was much closer but Emma Bissett came from 1-2 down to defeat Howard 3-2 and make it 6-0 to Telstars overall. The doubles match was also a very close affair, but this time it was Swots pairing Dave Beveridge and Chris Wroniecki who triumphed 12-10 in the fifth against Jim Houghton and Emma. The third five-game match in a row saw Chris come from 1-2 down to defeat David 3-2 with 13-11 in the fourth being crucial for Chris. Swots then won their third match in a row when Dave beat Emma 3-0 and it was very nearly four, but after a marathon five-game match Jim defeated Howard to complete the scoring for Telstars, although game scores of 11-8, 10-12, 13-15, 11-7 and 14-12 confirm it was very close throughout.

 

Truants 6 (Sascha Roschy 3½, Knut Radmer 1½, Alain Leger 1)

New Kids 4 (Collin Bleak 0, Ian Brumwell 2, Ian Smith 2)

Truants started well with Sascha Roschy defeating Collin Bleak 3-0, but New Kids quickly levelled after Ian Brumwell did likewise against Knut Radmer. New Kids then went in front after Ian Smith came from 1-2 down to defeat Alain Leger 3-2. However, two 3-0 victories in a row put Truants back in front. First Knut beat Collin and then Sascha defeated Ian Smith. Back came New Kids and Ian Brumwell got them level after he had a fine 3-0 win over Alain. In the doubles match both teams led, but it was Sascha and Knut that won it for Truants 11-9 in the fifth against Ian Brumwell and Collin. New Kids levelled again after match eight and for the second time of the fixture Ian Smith came from 1-2 down to win 3-2, this time against Knut. Yet another five-game match saw Truants in front again with Alain just getting the better of Collin. In match ten Sascha sealed the overall victory for Truants when he defeated Ian Brumwell 3-0.

 

Barons 5 (Bill Beattie 1½, Stewart Mason (Reserve) 1, Tanya Kapelyukh 2½)

Comets 5 (Fraser Smith 3, Jill Milne 0, Glenn Christie 2)

Both teams were ahead more than once, but eventually Barons and Comets had to settle for a draw. Comets took the lead when Fraser Smith beat Bill Beattie 3-1, but Barons replied well to go in front with two victories. First, Stewart Mason came from 1-2 down to defeat Jill Milne 11-9 in the fifth and next Tanya Kapelyukh had a fine 3-0 win over Glenn Christie, although 14-16 in the second was tough on Glenn. A 3-0 win for Fraser over Stewart and a 12-10 fourth game victory for Glenn against Bill saw Comets regain the lead. However, Barons back came to go in front again. Tanya first defeated Jill 3-0 to get them level and she then partnered Bill to win the doubles match 3-2 versus Jill and Fraser after the Comets pairing had led 2-1. Yet another twist saw Comets go back in front. First Glenn beat Stewart 3-0 and then Fraser repeated the score against Tanya, although 13-11 in the second was vital for Fraser. In match ten Jill took the opener 16-14 but Bill fought back to take the match 12-10 in the fourth and earn Barons the overall draw.

 

Division 3

Lairds 1 (Stewart Mason 0, Eddie Dougan 1, Scott Wishart 0)

Sputniks 9 (Carol McLean 3½, Euan Steele 3½, Eric Brown 2)

Lairds started well with Stewart Mason going 2-1 up in the opening match, but Carol McLean recovered well to win it 3-2 and get Sputniks in front. Sputniks then hit a purple patch and won the next six matches for the loss of just one game, Stewart in his 1-3 defeat by Eric Brown. In match eight Eric won the first 14-12, but Eddie Dougan recovered well to win it 3-1 and get Lairds on the scoreboard. However, that was as good as it got for Lairds as next Carol defeated Scott Wishart 3-0 and then Euan Steele came from behind to beat Stewart 3-1 and complete the scoring for Sputniks.

 

Prospects 5 (Charlie Ross 1, Louis MacLeod 2, Sandy Pearson 2)

Astronauts 5 (Nairn Nixon 3½, Mckenzie Rough 1½, Lee Nixon 0)

Astronauts earned a draw against Prospects thanks mainly to a fine unbeaten performance from Nairn Nixon. Nairn won his three singles matches 3-0 and he also partnered Mckenzie Rough to win the doubles match 3-1 against Louis MacLeod and Sandy Pearson. Mckenzie got Astronauts other win when he beat Charlie Ross 3-2 in the match ten to earn Astronauts the overall draw. For Prospects, Louis defeated Mckenzie 14-12 in the fifth and Sandy beat Mckenzie 3-1 after he had been behind. Finally Lee Nixon lost to all three Prospects players, but Lee was ahead against Sandy before losing 3-1 and he was unlucky in his other two 3-0 defeats with vital 12-10 and 13-11 game losses going to Charlie and Louis respectively.

 

Astronauts 3 (Mckenzie Rough 3, Logan Smith 0, Lee Nixon 0)

Lairds 7 (Stewart Mason 2, Eddie Dougan 2½, Isaac Small 2½)

Astronauts and Lairds fought out six five-game matches, sharing the spoils, but Lairds won the other four 3-0 to get the overall victory. Mckenzie Rough won all three of his singles matches for Astronauts by 3-2. First Mckenzie came from 0-2 down to defeat Stewart Mason; later Mckenzie had a replica result against Isaac Small, although Isaac came very close to victory as he led 2-1 and lost the fourth 12-14; and finally Mckenzie beat Eddie Dougan 11-9 in the fifth to complete his hat-trick. For Lairds, Isaac came from 0-2 down to beat Lee Nixon 3-2; then Eddie came from 1-2 behind to also defeat Lee 3-2 and finally in the doubles match Eddie and Isaac came from 0-2 down to defeat Mckenzie and Lee 3-2. Stewart Mason had a couple of 3-0 victories and Eddie and Isaac had one each to complete the scoring for Lairds.

 

Postponements

Fixture

Div or cup

Original date

New date*

Up4it v Rockets

Stanley Doubles

10/09/2019

Not Known

Knights v Up4it

Div 1

17/09/2019

Not Known

Lundin Lasers v Tass

Div 2

24/09/2019

15/10/2019

Duffers v Missiles

Div 3

26/09/2019

Not Known

Buccaneers v Kingsway

Div 3

26/09/2019

03/10/2019

Tass v Lairds

Secondary Shield

02/10/2019

08/10/2019

Astronauts v Buccaneers

Div 3

09/10/2019

Not Known

 

 

 

 

* Note:  please confirm the ‘New dates’ with the relevant team secretaries as these may change without the Match Secretary knowing.

 

 

Week 2 - commencing 16th September 2019

The new Division One season started with big wins for the champions Aces versus Prefects and also for Viscounts against Defenders. Brechin are in third place after they had a fine win over Rockets and the battle of the promoted teams saw Chieftains overcome Villa.

The surprise early leaders in Division Two are Barons after they won well at promoted Tass. Truants won narrowly at the other promoted side Comets and the other two fixtures between New Kids and Tigers and Swots and Lundin Lasers were drawn.

In Division Three Sputniks and Buccaneers are the early joint leaders after they had perfect victories over Squires and Missiles respectively. Kingsway are in third place after they came from behind to defeat Prospects.

In the Chairman’s Challenge Trophy Knights eased past Up4it and in the Secondary Shield Kingsway progressed at the expense of Astronauts.

 

Division 1

Brechin 8 (Ian Farquhar 2, Andrew Crawford 3½, John Anderson 2½)

Rockets 2 (Gary Lowson 1, Pete Yearworth 1, Tony O'Shea (Reserve) 0)

Brechin won the first eight matches against Rockets but had to win the fifth game three times in the sequence. Ian Farquhar comfortably got Brechin in front with a 3-0 victory against Gary Lowson and Andrew Crawford made it 2-0 when he defeated Pete Yearworth 12-10 in the fourth. Next John Anderson beat Tony O’Shea 3-2 after both players had led. In match four Andrew beat Gary 3-0 but game wins of 17-15 and 15-13 were tough on Gary. After Ian had comfortably defeated Tony match six then went the distance. Pete levelled twice, but John eventually won it 3-2 for Brechin. In the doubles match, game scores of 9-11, 14-12 and 9-11 saw the visitors Gary and Pete ahead, but John and Andrew fought back well to win another match 3-2 for Brechin. Andrew then completed his perfect night when he defeated Tony 3-0. In match nine John took the first but Gary turned it round to win three straight games and get Rockets on the scoreboard and Pete then had the final say for Rockets in match ten after he comfortably defeated Ian 3-0.

 

Aces 10 (Zeesth Naseem 3½, Jason Fleming 3, Grant Williams 3½)

Prefects 0 (Nick Shepherd 0, Howard Lee (Reserve) 0, Ian Smith (Reserve) 0)

Aces dominated against Prefects from the off. In match four Ian Smith won the third game 12-10, but Grant Williams won the fourth 11-9 to make it 4-0 overall to Aces. Then in match nine Nick Shepherd led Grant 2-1 after he won the third 13-11, but Grant won the next 12-10 to level and won it 3-2 with a comfortable fifth game win. Otherwise Aces won all of the matches 3-0, although Howard Lee and Nick were unlucky to lose 11-13 and 10-12 to Zeesth Naseem and Grant in the doubles match and Howard nearly won a game against Zeesth but lost the second 14-16. Jason Fleming won his three singles matches for Aces without reaching 10-all once.

 

Chieftains 7 (Jacob Munro 3½, Jim Tawse 2½, Fiona Kinloch 1)

Villa 3 (Tony O'Shea 1, Ian Hunter 0, David Sim 2)

The two promoted sides Chieftains and Villa met in their season opener, but it was last season’s runners-up Chieftains who triumphed this time. Jacob Munro was the star player winning all four of the matches in which he played. At singles Jacob defeated Tony O’Shea and David Sim 3-1 and Ian Hunter 3-0 and in the doubles match Jacob partnered Jim Tawse to defeat Tony and Ian 13-11 in the fifth after the Villa pairing had led 2-1. Jim added to his doubles triumph with two 3-1 victories over Ian and Tony and Fiona Kinloch got Chieftains final point when she defeated Ian 11-9 in the fifth. For Villa, David beat Fiona 3-1 and Jim 3-0 and Tony came from behind to defeat Fiona 11-8 in the fourth after the first three games had reached 10-all.

 

Viscounts 10 (John Hannah 3½, Callum Riddoch 3½, Patrick Cao 3)

Defenders 0 (Ken Head 0, Arthur Pritchard 0, Ian McLagan 0)

Viscounts were in devastating form against Defenders with John Hannah, Callum Riddoch and Patrick Cao winning all of the matches 3-0 without reaching 10-all once.

 

Division 2

Tass 1 (Dave Axton 0, Rob Fotheringham 0, Emma Bissett 1)

Barons 9 (Bill Beattie 3½, Andy Hughes 3½, Tanya Kapelyukh 2)

Barons won well in the end but Tass had several chances to make the final score line closer. Emma Bissett of Tass was involved in four very close matches but only won one of them. Initially Emma defeated Tanya Kapelyukh 3-1 after winning the third 16-14; next the roles were reversed for Emma when she lost to Andy Hughes 1-3 after losing the third 14-16; in the doubles match Emma partnered Rob Fotheringham but they lost 12-14 in the fourth to Bill Beattie and Andy after they won the first 14-12 and finally Emma lost 10-12 in the fifth to Bill. Playing in their Division two debuts, Dave Axton and Rob may have lost all of their matches in the end, but both won games and losing five out of six games that went to 10-all did not help their cause, particularly in Rob’s case.

 

Comets 4 (Fraser Smith 0, Glenn Christie 3, Nairn Nixon (Reserve) 1)

Truants 6 (Alain Leger 1, Knut Radmer 2½, Graham Wood 2½)

Truants led for most of the night against Comets but did not secure the overall victory until the tenth match. Fraser Smith opened for Comets and he raced into a 2-0 lead, but Alain Leger fought back to win it 3-2 and put Truants in front. Glenn Christie got Comets level when he defeat Knut Radmer 12-10 in the third, but Graham Wood put Truants ahead again when he beat Nairn Nixon 3-1. Glenn and Alain then fought out another five-game battle but it was Glenn who eventually won it to make it two-all. Graham beat Fraser 3-1 to put Truants ahead for the third time, but game scores of 11-9 three times and a 16-14 for Graham show it was close throughout. Knut made it 4-2 to Truants after he beat Nairn 3-2 and in the doubles match he repeated the feat partnering Graham against Fraser and Glenn. However, Comets then fought back. First Glenn beat Graham 3-2 and next Nairn had a fine 3-0 victory over Alain. Fraser had the chance to earn Comets the draw in match ten, but it was Knut that triumphed for Truants with a 3-1 match result.

 

New Kids 5 (Ian Brumwell 0, Collin Bleak 2½, Ian Smith 2½)

Tigers 5 (Kenny McLaren 1, Marion Davidson 1, Paul Jackson 3)

Tigers led three times early on against New Kids but in the end had to win the final match just to secure the draw. Kenny McLaren beat Ian Brumwell 3-0 to get Tigers in front but a 12-10 fourth game victory for Collin Bleak versus Marion Davidson saw New Kids level. Next Paul Jackson beat Ian Smith 3-0 to get Tigers ahead again, but New Kids levelled following Collin’s comfortable victory over Kenny. Tigers then went in front for the third time when Paul came from behind to defeat Ian Brumwell 3-1, but Ian Smith then defeated Marion 3-1 to get New Kids level for the third time. New Kids went ahead after the doubles match with Ian Smith and Collin coming from 1-2 down to defeat Kenny and Marion 3-2. In match eight, Collin surged ahead with a fine opening game. However, Paul levelled with an 11-9 second game win. Both players then won a game 14-12 before Paul won it for Tigers 11-9 in the fifth. Next Ian Smith beat Kenny 3-1 to make it 5-4 to New Kids, but Marion earned Tigers the overall draw after she defeated Ian Brumwell 3-1.

 

Swots 5 (Chris Wroniecki 2, Howard Lee 2½, Dave Beveridge ½)

Lundin Lasers 5 (Robert Brown 1, Roman Nydza 2, Arthur Duncan 2)

A great fightback saw Lundin Lasers earn a draw at Swots. Swots went 2-0 up following a straightforward 3-0 victory for Chris Wroniecki over Robert Brown and a very close 3-2 win for Howard Lee over Roman Nydza with game scores of 8-11, 12-14, 12-10, 12-10 and 11-9 confirming how close it was. Arthur Duncan got Lundin on the scoreboard when he defeated Dave Beveridge 3-0 but Howard’s second fifth game triumph, this time against Robert, made it 3-1 to Swots. Comfortable victories for first Chris versus Arthur and next Roman against Dave made it 4-2 to Swots. In the doubles match Swots pairing Howard and Dave came from behind to defeat Robert and Roman 3-1 and Swots were 5-2 ahead. However, the Lasers fought back well to win the final trio of singles matches. Firstly, Arthur came from behind to beat Howard 3-2; then Robert defeated Dave 3-1 and finally Roman also came from behind to beat Chris 3-1 and get Lundin the overall draw.

 

Division 3

Kingsway 7 (Derek Thomson 1½, Willie Cooper 2, Stephen Caird 3½)

Prospects 3 (Charlie Ross 1, Louis MacLeod 2, Ken Falconer 0)

Prospects started well against Kingsway and won the opening two matches 3-1. Firstly Charlie Ross defeated Derek Thomson 13-11 in the fourth and next Louis McLeod beat Willie Cooper after losing the first game. In match three Stephen Caird got Kingsway on the scoreboard after he defeated Ken Falconer 3-0. Thereafter Kingsway went on a great run winning the next six matches, although winning eight of the nine games in the sequence that reached 10-all helped their cause dramatically. Unluckiest Prospect was Louis who lost 10-12, 12-14 and 12-14 to Stephen in their singles match and then 13-15 and 11-13 in the doubles match partnering Ken in their 1-3 defeat by Stephen and Derek. After Stephen had defeated Charlie 13-11 in the third to make it 7-2 to Kingsway, Louis then had the final say for Prospects when he beat Derek 12-10 in the fourth.

 

Sputniks 10 (Carol McLean 3 Jack Oughton 3½, Euan Steele 3½)

Squires 0 (Winnie Stein 0, Derek Johnston 0, Steve Wilson 0)

Sputniks won the first nine matches against Squires without dropping a game, although Steve Wilson was unlucky to lose 10-12, 13-15 and 11-13 to Carol McLean. In the doubles match Derek Johnston and Steve nearly won the third game versus Jack Oughton and Euan Steele, but they lost it 10-12. In the final match Carol led Derek 2-0, but Derek fought back well to level at 2-all. However, Carol then won the fifth game to complete the whitewash for Sputniks.

 

Missiles 0 (David Hunter 0, Moira Brown 0)

Buccaneers 10 (Derek Mitchell 3, Stewart Ferguson 3½, Aaron Robertson 3½)

Short-handed Missiles were comprehensively defeated by Buccaneers. The only game that Buccaneers lost was when David Hunter won the opening game in his 1-3 loss to Aaron Robertson. David also came close to winning the first game in his match against Stewart Ferguson, but he lost it 10-12. Derek Mitchell won both of his matches for Buccaneers comfortably.

 

Chairman’s Challenge Round 1

Up4it 1 (Paul Monteith ½, Ryan Docherty 0, Iain Martin ½)

Knights 4 (Peter Aird 1, David Hay 1½, Andrew Nimmo 1½)

Knights started well against Up4it and won the first trio of singles matches for the loss of just one game, Peter Aird in his 3-1 victory over Paul Monteith. Up4it had to win the doubles matches to stay in the tie and it started well for them when Iain Martin and Paul came from 1-2 down to defeat Andrew Nimmo and Peter 14-12 in the fifth. However, in the second doubles match David Hay and Andrew won the tie for Knights after they beat Ryan Docherty and Iain 3-1.

 

Secondary Shield Round 1

Astronauts 2 (Mckenzie Rough 2, Logan Smith 0, Lee Nixon 0)

Kingsway 5 (Derek Thomson 1, Stephen Caird 2, Alan Carrie 2)

Astronauts took the lead against Kingsway when Mckenzie Rough defeated Derek Thomson 3-1, after Derek had taken the lead. However, Kingsway then surged ahead with three match wins for the loss of only one game, Alan Carrie in his 3-1 victory over Lee Nixon. Astronauts got back into the tie when Mckenzie beat Alan 3-0, but a 3-1 triumph for Stephen Caird over Lee and a fine win for Alan against Logan Smith saw Kingsway through to the next round.

 

Postponements

Fixture

Div or cup

Original date

New date*

Up4it v Rockets

Stanley Doubles

10/09/2019

Not Known

Knights v Up4it

Div 1

17/09/2019

Not Known

Astronauts v Lairds

Div 3

18/09/2019

25/09/2019

Lundin Lasers v Tass

Div 2

24/09/2019

15/10/2019

Duffers v Missiles

Div 3

26/09/2019

Not Known

Tass v Lairds

Secondary Shield

02/10/2019

08/10/2019

 

 

 

 

* Note:  please confirm the ‘New dates’ with the relevant team secretaries as these may change without the Match Secretary knowing.

 

 

Week 1 - commencing 9th September 2019

The new season started with the first round of the Stanley Doubles. There were nine ties played and seven were comfortably won by the higher ranked sides. However, second division Comets came within one match of defeating first division Chieftains before narrowly losing; and third division Buccaneers caused the one upset of the round when they heavily defeated second division Telstars.

 

Stanley Doubles Round 1

Brechin 6 (Ian Farquhar 2, Andrew Crawford 2, John Anderson 2)

Tigers 0 (Kenny McLaren 0, Paul Jackson 0, Marion Davidson 0)

Brechin dominated versus Tigers from the off and won the tie without dropping a game or even being taken to 10-all once in the first five matches. The sides played a sixth match and Tigers won a game, but still lost the match 3-1.

 

Kingsway 5 (Willie Cooper 2, Derek Thomson 1½, Alan Carrie 1½)

Lairds 1 (Eddie Dougan ½, Stewart Mason 0, Scott Wishart ½)

Kingsway went ahead of Lairds after a long first match with Willie Cooper and Derek Thomson prevailing 14-12 in the fifth against Eddie Dougan and Stewart Mason. Their lead was doubled when Alan Carrie and Willie beat Scott Wishart and Stewart 3-0, but Lairds then got one back after Eddie and Scott defeated Derek and Alan 14-12 in the fourth. Kingsway then regrouped and won the tie after three match wins for the loss of just one game, although opening game wins of 19-17 and 14-12 in the fifth and sixth matches respectively were vital for their overall victory.

 

Sputniks 0 (Carol McLean 0, Euan Steele 0, Eric Brown 0)

Defenders 5 (Ken Head 2, Ian McLagan 1½, Arthur Pritchard 1½)

Sputniks started well against Defenders in the opening match with Carol McLean and Euan Steele going 2-1 up following a 14-12 third game win. However, Ken Head and Ian McLagan fought back to win it 3-2 and get Defenders in front. After the early scare Defenders then dominated and won the tie without dropping a further game.

 

Knights 5 (Stuart Halliday 2, David Hay 1½, Andrew Nimmo 1½)

Prospects 0 (Sandy Pearson 0, Louis MacLeod 0, Ken Falconer 0)

Knights comfortably won the tie overall, but Prospects fought hard to the end of the contest. In the second match Sandy Pearson and Ken Falconer lost 12-14 in the fourth to Stuart Halliday and Andrew Nimmo and then in the fifth match Louis MacLeod and Ken were beaten 3-1 by David Hay and Stuart after losing the first 10-12.

 

Buccaneers 6 (Murray Johnstone 2, Stewart Ferguson 2, Aaron Robertson 2)

Telstars 0 (Jim Houghton 0, Dave Axton (Reserve) 0, Stewart Clark 0)

Buccaneers shocked their higher ranked opponents Telstars with a dominant display. The only game they dropped was in the opening match and other wise Murray Johnstone, Stewart Ferguson and Aaron Robertson performed excellently winning the tie without reaching 10-all once.

 

Astronauts 0 (Nairn Nixon 0, McKenzie Rough 0, Lee Nixon 0)

Truants 9 (Sascha Roschy 3, Knut Radmer 3, Graham Wood 3)

Truants won the first six matches against Astronauts without dropping a game although three times the game score reached 10-all. In match seven Lee and Nairn Nixon took the opening game 11-9, but Sascha Roschy and Graham Wood fought back to win it 3-1 for Truants. Next in match eight McKenzie Rough and Lee came even closer, but Knut Radmer and Sascha won it 3-2 for Truants.

 

Villa 5 (Tony O'Shea 2, Sandy Bertie 1½, Ian Hunter 1½)

Duffers 0 (Billy Liddle 0, Stephen Walker 0, Rich McLaren 0)

Villa comfortably won their tie against Duffers for the loss of just one game. In match four Billy Liddle and Stephen Walker won the opening game 11-9, but Ian Hunter and Tony O’Shea fought back to win the match 3-1 for Villa.

 

Tass 0 (Emma Bissett 0, Dave Axton 0, Rob Fotheringham 0)

Viscounts 5 (Robert Toth 1½, Patrick Cao 2, Callum Riddoch 1½)

Viscounts won the first four matches against Tass without dropping a game although Tass came close in match three when Patrick Cao and Callum Riddoch only won 15-13 in the third against Emma Bissett and Rob Fotheringham. Then in match five Dave Axton and Emma won the third game 13-11, but Patrick and Callum eventually won the match 3-1 to take Viscounts through to the next round.

 

Comets 4 (Dougal Ogilvie 1, Fraser Smith 1½, Euan Steele (Reserve) 1½)

Chieftains 5 (Jim Tawse 2, Fiona Kinloch 1½, Jacob Munro 1½)

Comets got off to a great start in the opening match against Chieftains when Dougal Ogilvie and Fraser Smith defeated Jim Tawse and Fiona Kinloch 3-2. Match two also went the distance but Chieftains eventually levelled after Jacob Munro and Jim won the fifth 13-11 versus Euan Steele and Dougal. Comets went in front again following a 13-11 third game victory for Fraser and Euan against Fiona and Jacob. Next Chieftains levelled for the second time when Jim and Fiona beat Dougal and Euan 3-0 and match five saw Chieftains take the lead for the first time following Fiona and Jacob’s 13-11 triumph in the fourth versus Dougal and Fraser. However, Comets immediately re-took the lead following two match victories in a row. Firstly, Fraser and Euan beat Jim and Jacob 3-1 and then a 12-10 fourth game win for Dougal and Euan against Fiona and Jacob saw Comets go 4-3 up. In match eight Chieftains levelled for the third time when Jim and Fiona came from behind to defeat Fraser and Euan 3-1. In the decider Dougal and Fraser won the second to make it one game all but Jim and Jacob then won the tie for Chieftains following two 11-6 game wins in a row.

 

Postponements

Fixture

Div or cup

Original date

New date*

Up4it v Rockets

Stanley Doubles

10/09/2019

Not Known

Lundin Lasers v Tass

Div 2

24/09/2019

15/10/2019

Duffers v Missiles

Div 3

26/09/2019

Not Known

 

 

 

 

* Note:  please confirm the ‘New dates’ with the relevant team secretaries as these may change without the Match Secretary knowing.