Handbook, scorecards, postponements and claims

  

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For the avoidance of doubt, there are two corrections to note:

·         on page 7 (Excelsior Cup draw) the reference to ‘WRG 09:30’ in R2 W/C 29/10/18 should refer to the Semis and Final on 15/12/18

·         on page 12 (Handicap Cup draw) the reference to ‘WRG’ in the Semis heading should again refer to the Final.

 

An electronic scorecard must be input within 48 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 2018/19

 

Week 9 - commencing 5 November 2018

Aces increased their lead at the top of Division one after they had a good win at Defenders, who remain in fifth place despite losing heavily. Second placed Knights had a narrow victory over fourth placed Up4it but will go back to the top if they do not lose their fixture in hand when it is played. Viscounts had a comfortable victory over Prefects to consolidate their spot in third place. Rockets won well at home to Star to move above them to seventh and Brechin had a narrow win at Telstars to move up to eighth place.

Villa are still at the summit of Division two after they defeated Lundin Lasers. Despite losing Lundin are now in third place on their own after Swots lost more heavily to second placed Chieftains. Tigers had an excellent win at New Kids to move up to seventh place, although New Kids still moved up a place to fifth despite losing after Truants postponed their fixture. Kingsway and Sputniks shared the spoils but remain in the bottom two spots.

The Division three leaders Tass were not playing, so second placed Comets took advantage by having a perfect win versus club-mates Astronauts to reduce their deficit to twelve points, and they still have another fixture in hand on Tass. Duffers moved up to third with a fine victory at Earls and Lairds are now level on points with Missiles in fourth place after they too had a good away win at Prospects. Telsports move above Earls to sixth place after they drew at Squires who moved up a couple of places to eighth.

 

Division 1

Knights 6 (Stuart Halliday 2, Peter Aird 1, Robert Toth 3)

Up4it 4 (Ryan Docherty 0, Paul Monteith 1½, Gillian Edwards 2½)

Knights were ahead of Up4it for the majority of their contest, but they did not secure the overall victory until the final match. Robert Toth starred for Knights with three victories, dropping only one game in the process, although Ryan Docherty was unlucky to lose 15-13 in the fourth game to Robert. Stuart Halliday added a couple of wins for Knights, 3-1 versus Ryan at the start and 3-2 at the end over Paul, but 17-15 in the third was crucial for Stuart against Paul. Peter Aird got Knights final point with a fine 3-0 win over Ryan. For Up4it, Gillian Edwards had a very close 3-1 victory over Stuart 15-13 and 12-10 in the second and fourth being vital for Gillian and Gillian then came from 2-0 down to defeat Peter 12-10 in the fifth game. Paul had a comfortable 3-0 win versus Peter and Paul partnered Gillian to win a close doubles match 11-8 in the fifth game versus Stuart and Robert.

 

Rockets 7 (Pete Yearworth 3½, Jim Dyson 2½, Tony O’Shea 1)

Star 3 (Jim Hutcheson 0, Andy Ferguson 1, Iain Martin 2)

Rockets got off to a good start against Star and then kept them at bay for the rest of the night. Pete Yearworth and Jim Dyson got the early victories for Rockets against Jim Hutcheson and Andy Ferguson respectively but Iain Martin replied for Star with a 3-1 triumph versus Tony O’Shea. Another two wins for Jim and then Pete, both by 3-1, against Jim and Iain respectively got Rockets 4-1 ahead, but Star then got another back when Andy beat Tony 3-2 after Tony had led 2-1. Pete and Jim comfortably won the doubles match to make it 5-2 to Rockets and it seemed Jim would make it 6-2 after he went 2-0 up in match eight. However, Iain had other ideas and 12-10 and 13-11 game victories in the fourth and fifth games won the match for Star. Rockets then refocussed and two further 3-1 victories ensued for Tony against Jim and finally Pete versus Andy to complete the scoring.

 

Telstars 4 (David Monteith 1, Plamen Kostadinov 1, Ian Farquhar 2)

Brechin 6 (John Anderson 3½, Aaron Robertson 0, Andrew Crawford 2½)

Brechin won narrowly at Telstars after a fine unbeaten performance from John Anderson. John won his three singles matches for the loss of just one game to Ian Farquhar and John partnered Andrew Crawford to win the doubles match 3-1 against Plamen Kostadinov and Ian. Andrew added two more victories for Brechin, and he nearly made it three but Ian came from 2-1 down to beat Andrew 11-9 in the fifth game. Ian and Plamen also beat Aaron Robertson for Telstars but Aaron nearly got another victory for Brechin in match ten, but David Monteith came from behind to win it 12-10 in the fifth for Telstars.

 

Defenders 1 (Richard Tough 0, Jos Berkhout 1, Arthur Pritchard 0)

Aces 9 (Zeesth Naseem 3½, Grant Williams 2, Mark Lundberg 3½)

Aces won well at Defenders but lost games in seven of the matches. Zeesth Naseem had a strong victory over Richard Tough to get Aces in front, but Jos Berkhout levelled after a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Grant Williams. Mark Lundberg got Aces back in front after he beat Arthur Pritchard 3-1 and after this they never looked back and won all the remaining matches. The closest Defenders came to another win was when Arthur led Grant 2-1, but Grant recovered strongly to win it 3-2.

 

Viscounts 7 (Callum Riddoch 3½, David Hay 2½, Andrew Nimmo 1)

Prefects 3 (Michael Hahn 2, Jean-Augustin Touton 1, Bonifac Legrady 0)

Viscounts had a fine victory over Prefects with Callum Riddoch remaining undefeated throughout the contest. Callum started against higher ranked Michael Hahn and he had to come from behind to level at two-all. However, a brilliant fifth game saw Callum put Viscounts in front. David Hay doubled their lead with a 3-1 victory over Jean-Augustin Touton and Andrew Nimmo made it 3-0 with a win over Bonifac Legrady. Prefects then fought back to win two of the second trio of singles matches: Michael 3-2 over David after David had led 2-1 and Jean-Augustin 3-0 versus Andrew. Callum got his second victory, this time versus Bonifac, to keep Viscounts in front and next Callum then partnered David to win the doubles match against Michael and Jean-Augustin. David beat Bonifac 3-1 to make it 6-2 to Viscounts but Michael pulled one back for Prefects after he defeated Andrew 3-0. However, Callum had the final say for Viscounts when he defeated Jean-Augustin 3-0, although 17-15 in the first was vital for Callum.

 

Division 2

Kingsway 5 (Derek Thomson 2½, Alan Carrie 0, Stephen Caird 2½)

Sputniks 5 (Eric Brown 1, Jim Fleming 1, Carol McLean 3)

Sputniks were 4-1 up, but Kingsway fought back to secure a draw. Derek Thomson put Kingsway 1-0 up after he beat Eric Brown, but four wins in a row put Sputniks in command. Jim Fleming came from 2-0 down to beat Alan Carrie 3-2 in the first of them and Carol McLean then beat Stephen Caird to put Sputniks in front. A 3-1 victory for Eric Brown over Alan made it 3-1 and Sputniks fourth win in a row came for Carol 3-0 versus Derek. Stephen beat Jim 3-0 to get one back for Kingsway and Stephen then partnered Derek to win the doubles match against Eric and Carol 3-2 after they had been 2-0 down. Next Carol beat Alan to make it 5-3 to Sputniks but a strong finish by Kingsway saw them secure a draw. First Stephen beat Eric 3-1 and then Derek had a comfortable win versus Jim.

 

Villa 7 (Ian McLagan 3½, Ian Hunter 2½, James Pickles 1)

Lundin Lasers 3 (Arthur Duncan 1, Nat Forno 1, Roman Nydza 1)

Villa were ahead, got pulled back level by Lundin Lasers before they then moved ahead again at the end. Ian McLagan and Ian Hunter both won 3-0 versus Arthur Duncan and Nat Forno respectively to get Villa in front but Lundin then rallied to win three out of the next four matches and make it three-all. First Roman Nydza beat James Pickles 3-1 and then Arthur defeated Ian Hunter, also by 3-1, to get the Lasers level. Ian McLagan briefly got Villa ahead again after he edged Roman 12-10 in the fifth game of match five but Nat levelled again with a 3-1 triumph over James. However, Villa then surged ahead and won the last four matches for the loss of just two games, although Roman was unlucky not to win another game when he lost 12-10 to Ian Hunter twice.

 

New Kids 3 (Ken Falconer 1, Howard Lee 1, Ian Smith 1)

Tigers 7 (Scott Thomson 3½, Logie Anderson 3½, Marion Davidson 0)

Tigers had a great win at New Kids, but Tigers winning all four matches that went to the fifth game was the difference between the teams on the night. After Scott Thomson beat Ken Falconer 3-1 to get Tigers ahead, Logie Anderson won the first five-game match against Howard Lee to double the Tigers lead. Ian Smith halved the Tigers lead after he beat Marion Davidson but another 2-3 defeat for Howard, this time against Scott, put Tigers 3-1 up. Ken then beat Marion 3-1, but Logie replied with his second 3-2 victory in a row, this time versus Ian. Scott and Logie won the doubles match 3-1 to make it 5-2 to Tigers, but a 3-1 triumph for Howard over Marion got New Kids back into it. However, Scott beat Ian 3-2 and Logie defeated Ken 3-1 to secure the victory for Tigers.

 

Chieftains 8 (Fiona Kinloch 3, Jim Tawse 2, Jacob Munro 3)

Swots 2 (Chris Wroniecki (Reserve) 0, Nick Shepherd 1½, Collin Bleak ½)

Chieftains went ahead of Swots after Fiona Kinloch defeated Chris Wroniecki, but an 11-9 fifth game win for Nick Shepherd over Jim Tawse saw Swots level. Chieftains then hit a purple patch and had four wins in a row for the loss of just one game, Jacob Munro in his 3-1 defeat of Nick, although losing all four games that reached 10-all did not help the Swots cause. Collin Bleak and Nick then got one back for Swots with a fine 3-0 doubles match victory over Fiona and Jim, but Chieftains saw out the contest with three further match wins; Jim and Jacob 3-1 versus Collin and Chris respectively, and lastly in a close final match with Fiona coming from 2-0 down to finish strongly against Nick.

 

Division 3

Comets 10 (Jill Milne 3½, Dougal Ogilvie 3, Fraser Smith 3½)

Astronauts 0 (Euan Steel 0, Nairn Nixon 0, Lee Nixon 0)

Comets won all ten matches but Astronauts kept battling away and won games in three matches. In match four Euan Steel levelled at two-all after being 2-0 down, but Dougal Ogilvie was too strong in the deciding game. Then in match six Nairn Nixon won 12-10 in the second during his 3-1 loss to Fraser Smith and finally Euan also lost 3-1 Fraser in match eight. Otherwise Comets were dominant with Jill Milne winning four matches, including the doubles match with Fraser, without dropping a game.

 

Earls 2 (Scott Wishart 0, Jamie Harle 0, Stewart Mason 2)

Duffers 8 (Billy Liddle 2, Stephen Walker 2½, Andy Reid 3½)

Duffers raced into a 5-0 lead at Earls, but had to win twice in the fifth game during the sequence; Billy Liddle against Scott Wishart in match one and then Billy versus Jamie Harle in match five, with Billy saving match points before eventually triumphing. Thereafter Stewart Mason got a couple of 3-0 wins for Earls versus Stephen Walker and Billy, but otherwise Duffers were dominant. Duffers Andy Reid did not drop a game all night, including in the doubles match partnering Stephen.

 

Prospects 2 (Charlie Ross 0, Christian Wroniecki 2, Ian Brumwell 0)

Lairds 8 (Mohammad Alrubayee 3½, Ryan Connor 2, Derek Johnston 2½)

Only two matches were won 3-0 in the Prospects versus Lairds fixture and both were won by Chris Wroniecki of Prospects. However, Lairds won all the other matches including two in the fifth game to take the majority of the spoils. Star player for Lairds was Mohammad Alrubayee who beat all three Prospects players 3-1 and then Mohammad partnered Derek Johnston in the doubles match to win 3-2 after being 2-0 down to Ian Brumwell and Chris. Derek beat Ian 3-1 and Charlie Ross 3-2 after Charlie had led 2-1. Finally Ryan Conner also won two for Lairds, beating both Ian and Charlie 3-1 after he had been behind twice.

 

Squires 5 (Winnie Stein 2½, Steve Wilson 1½, Brian Halliday 1)

Telsports 5 (Emma Bissett 3, Rob Fotheringham 0, David Axton 2)

Squires and Telsports fought out a draw after both teams had been in front. Emma Bissett of Telsports was the top player winning three singles matches, although this seemed unlikely in match one after Emma was 2-0 down to Winnie Stein. However, a strong run of three games in a row saw Emma home and she then went on to defeat Steve Wilson and Brian Halliday 3-1. David Axton added a couple of victories for Telsports; the first was fairly comfortable versus Brian, but later David was involved in a marathon match against Steve. A 16-14 win in game three put David ahead but Steve levelled 11-9 in the fourth. In the final game David eventually won it 13-11. For Squires, Winnie beat David also in the fifth game after David had won the fourth 18-16 and all three Squires defeated Rob Fotheringham. Steve and Winnie also won the doubles match for Squires, 3-1 versus David and Emma.

 

Postponements

Fixture

Div or cup

Original date

New date*

Prefects v Up4it

Div 1

08/10/2018

Not Known

Rockets v Telstars

Div 1

11/10/2018

Not Known

Star v Knights

Div 1

23/10/2018

Not Known

Telsports v Comets

Div 3

24/10/2018

Not Known

Missiles v Buccaneers

Div 3

05/11/2018

Not Known

Truants v Barons

Div 2

06/11/2018

18/12/2018

Swots v Truants

Div 2

12/11/2018

Not Known

Tass v Earls

Div 3

12/11/2018

Not Known

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Week 8 - commencing 29 October 2018

There were ties played in four different cup competitions this week and Chieftains, who are currently in joint second place in Division two, were the only lower ranked team to triumph after they had a fine victory over Division one Defenders in the Excelsior Cup. Chieftains were also involved in the closest tie of the week when they came agonisingly close to putting Division two leaders Villa out of the Secondary Shield.

In a rearranged Division One fixture, Defenders had a better outcome compared to their earlier cup defeat when they narrowly beat Telstars to move up to fifth place.

 

Excelsior Cup Round 2

Star 1 (Jim Hutcheson 0, Iain Martin 1, Andy Ferguson 0)

Up4it 5 (Paul Monteith 1, Ryan Docherty 2, Gillian Edwards 2)

Up4it raced into a 3-0 lead at Star for the loss of just one game by Paul Monteith in his 3-1 victory over Jim Hutcheson. Iain Martin got Star on the scoreboard after match four when he came from 2-1 down to beat Paul 11-8 in the fifth game. However, Gillian Edwards then beat Jim 11-9 in the third and Ryan Docherty defeated Andy Ferguson 12-10 in the third to take Up4it through to the next round.

 

Chieftains 5 (Fiona Kinloch 1, Jim Tawse 2, Jacob Munro 2)

Defenders 3 (Ken Head 0, Richard Tough 0, Jos Berkhout 3)

Second division Chieftains knocked out first division Defenders after an excellent performance. Defenders’ Jos Berkhout was the star player after he won his three matches without dropping a game, but it was not enough as Chieftains won all the other matches. Defenders had their chances though: in the first two matches they led but ultimately lost both 3-1, Ken Head to Fiona Kinloch and Richard Tough to Jim Tawse. Later in match four Jim beat Ken 3-1, 14-12 in the first being vital for Jim and then in match six Richard led 2-1, but Jacob Munro eventually won it 12-10 in the fifth game. Ken was 1-0 up against Jacob in match eight, but Jacob then won three straight games 11-7, 12-10 and 11-9 to win the match and secure the overall victory for Chieftains.

 

Telstars 0 (Emma Bissett (Reserve) 0, Plamen Kostadinov 0, Ian Farquhar 0)

Knights 5 (Stuart Halliday 2, David Hay (Reserve) 1, Peter Aird 2)

Knights won all five matches played versus Telstars to make the next round but three times they won in the fifth game. First Stuart Halliday came from 2-0 down to beat Emma Bissett 3-2, then Peter Aird came from 2-1 down to defeat Ian Farquhar 3-2 and finally Stuart beat Plamen Kostadinov 11-9 in the fifth. David Hay had a fine 3-0 win versus Plamen and Peter defeated Emma to complete the scoring for Knights.

 

Secondary Shield Round 2

Villa 5 (Sandy Bertie 2, Ian Hunter 1, Ian McLagan 2)

Chieftains 4 (Fiona Kinloch 2, Jacob Munro 2, Jim Tawse 0)

Chieftains were ahead from the off and had match points in two different games to win the tie, but it was Villa who got over the line in the final match. Fiona Kinloch got Chieftains ahead after she defeated Sandy Bertie 12-10 in the third and Jacob Munro then beat higher ranked Ian Hunter in an epic match to double their lead. Jacob levelled twice and then in the fifth game he overcame Ian 15-13 in a tense decider. Match three also went to the fifth game, but it was Ian McLagan who won it 11-8 against Jim Tawse to get one back for Villa. Fiona then had a come from behind 3-1 triumph over Ian Hunter before Jim lost 11-8 in the fifth for the second time in a row, this time to Sandy, to make it 3-2 to Chieftains. Match six was yet another that went to the fifth game and this time Jacob overcame Ian McLagan to put Chieftains one win from victory. The Villa fightback started in match seven with a 3-0 victory for Ian Hunter over Jim Tawse, but every game was close. In match eight Fiona came from behind to go 2-1 up with a 14-12 third game win and in the fourth she had match points to win the tie, but Ian McLagan won it 12-10. Then in the fifth an agonising repeat happened when Fiona had more match points, but Ian saved them again and won it 12-10 again. In the deciding match Sandy won a crucial first game 16-14 against higher ranked Jacob. Sandy dominated the second but the third was much closer before Sandy won it 13-11 to win the match and get Villa through to the semi-finals.

 

Truants 7 (Knut Radmer 2, Alain Leger 2, Sascha Roschy 3)

Earls 2 (Stewart Mason 2, Scott Wishart 0)

Earls were shorthanded at Truants but they won the first match actually played after Stewart Mason defeated Knut Radmer 12-10 in the fifth game after Knut had been 2-0 up. Truants Alain Leger came from 1-0 down to beat Scott Wishart 3-1 and Sascha Roschy then beat Stewart 3-0 to get another for Truants. Knut then defeated Scott 3-0, but next Stewart pulled another back for Earls when he beat Alain 3-0. Sascha then beat Scott 3-0 to complete the scoring for Truants.

 

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

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

New Kids progressed against Kingsway but lost games in four of the matches. In the opening match Kong Wan and Willie Cooper were evenly matched at one-all after an 11-9 win each, but Kong then pulled away with two 11-7 victories. Howard Lee doubled the New Kids lead after a 12-10 third game win versus Alan Carrie and Iain Smith made it 3-0 with a 3-1 triumph over Derek Thomson. Howard and Willie then played out a see-saw encounter, but it was Howard that eventually won it in the fifth game. In match five Derek got Kingsway on the scoreboard after he defeated Kong 12-10 in the fourth. However, a strong performance from Ian Smith against Alan in match six saw New Kids through.

 

Swots 5 (Dave Beveridge 1, Nick Shepherd 3, Collin Bleak 1)

Tigers 3 (Kenny McLaren 1, Marion Davidson 0, Scott Thomson 2)

Swots and Tigers fought out a close encounter with only one match being decided 3-0. Dave Beveridge got Swots in front after he defeated Kenny McLaren 3-1 and Nick Shepherd beat Marion Davidson 3-0 to double the Swots lead. Scott Thomson got one back for Tigers after he defeated Collin Bleak in the fifth game, but Nick increased the Swots lead to two again after he beat Kenny 11-9 in the fourth. Scott then got his second victory, this time versus Dave 3-1, but another 3-1 triumph for Collin against Marion put Swots 4-2 up. Matches seven and eight were then played simultaneously and Tigers had to win both to keep the tie alive. With Scott 2-0 up on Nick and Kenny 2-1 ahead of Collin the signs were good for Tigers and although Kenny held on to defeat Collin 3-2, Nick staged a great comeback against Scott to win three games in a row, win his match 3-2 and thus take Swots through to the next round.

 

Consolation Cup Round 1

Astronauts 3 (Nairn Nixon 1, Heather Gunn 1, Lee Nixon 1)

Lairds 6 (Chris Riddoch 3, Derek Johnston 3)

Short-handed Lairds won all of the matches actually played at Astronauts. Chris Riddoch won his three matches without losing a game, but Derek Johnston lost games in a couple of matches. Lee Nixon levelled from 2-0 down, but Derek then won the match with an 11-8 fifth game win and Nairn Nixon won the first game but Derek then won three straight games to take their match.

 

Barons 6 (Andy Hughes 2, Bill Beattie 2, Tanya Kapelyukh 2)

Squires 0 (Steve Wilson 0, Winnie Stein 0, Brian Halliday 0)

Barons won all six matches played against Squires for the loss of just one game. Steve Wilson won 12-10 in the third against Bill Beattie and eventually lost 11-9 in the fourth to Bill. Steve was also lucky to lose 17-15 in the second to Andy Hughes after squandering several game points. Winnie Stein lost a couple of games 11-9, but otherwise Barons dominated the proceedings with star player Tanya Kapelyukh winning both her matches comfortably.

 

Chairmans Challenge Round 2

Knights 4 (Stuart Halliday 1½, Peter Aird 1, David Hay (Reserve) 1½)

Telstars 0 (Emma Bissett (Reserve) 0, Plamen Kostadinov 0, Ian Farquhar 0)

Knights won the first three singles matches against Telstars for the loss of just one game: when Ian Farquhar beat David Hay 12-10 in his overall 3-1 defeat. In match four Stuart Halliday and David played Emma Bissett and Ian in the first doubles match and it was very much closer. The Knights pairing won the first 12-10, but Ian and Emma levelled with an 11-7 win. Stuart and David made it 2-1 before Ian and Emma repeated their second game win score to make it two games all. However, Stuart and David just edged the decider 12-10 to win the match and take Knights through to the semi-finals.

 

Division 1

Defenders 6 (Richard Tough 0, Jos Berkhout 3½, Arthur Pritchard 2½)

Telstars 4 (Jim Houghton (Reserve) 1, Ian Farquhar 2, Plamen Kostadinov 1)

Defenders and Telstars were evenly matched until Defenders won the doubles match and they then pulled away to secure the overall victory.  Jim Houghton got Telstars in front after he beat Richard Tough 3-1, but Jos Berkhout levelled when he beat Ian Farquharson, also by 3-1. A 3-0 victory for Arthur Pritchard over Plamen Kostadinov put Defenders in front again although 14-12 in the first was crucial for Arthur. Jos then beat Jim 3-0 to make it 3-1 Defenders, but again 14-12 in the second was vital for the Defenders player. Telstars then fought back to level with Plamen beating Richard 13-11 in the fifth game and next Ian defeating Arthur 3-1 after Arthur had led. Arthur then teamed up with Jos to win the doubles match 3-1 versus Plamen and Ian but yet again 13-11 in the opening game was vital for the home team. Defenders then surged ahead with two 3-0 triumphs; firstly Jos beat Plamen and them Arthur defeated Jim, although Plamen was unlucky to lose 12-10 and 13-11 in his defeat. Telstars then had the final say after Ian defeated Richard 3-0 but it was Defenders who left with the overall victory.

 

Postponements

Fixture

Div or cup

Original date

New date*

Prefects v Up4it

Div 1

08/10/2018

Not Known

Rockets v Telstars

Div 1

11/10/2018

Not Known

Star v Knights

Div 1

23/10/2018

Not Known

Telsports v Comets

Div 3

24/10/2018

Not Known

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Week 7 - commencing 22 October 2018

Aces are the new leaders in Division one after they won well at home against Prefects. Knights did not play but remain just behind Aces, however club-mates Viscounts moved up to third after an emphatic victory at bottom of the table Telstars. Up4it are just behind in fourth place after they had a perfect win over Defenders. Rockets won narrowly at Brechin to move just above them in the table.

Villa increased their lead at the top of Division two to seven points after they won well at Tigers. Lundin Lasers had a big win at home to Kingsway and they are now in joint second place along with Swots, who drew at Barons, and Chieftains who lost narrowly to New Kids. Truants had a good victory at Sputniks and they are just two points behind the three-way tie with New Kids one point below Truants.

In Division Three Tass increased their lead at the top to a massive nineteen points following two big victories. Firstly they won well at home to Telsports in a previously postponed fixture, and later on away to Duffers in their scheduled fixture they had an equally dominant victory. Missiles won at Astronauts to move up to second. Comets are three points behind Missiles, but have played two fixtures less that the top two and they will need some big victories if they are to mount a challenge for the top spot. Lairds won narrowly at home to Squires but remain in mid table and Buccaneers had a big win at home to Earls and moved up three places as a result.

In the Excelsior Cup Chieftains had a strong win over Tigers, Defenders defeated Brechin in the final match after being pegged back twice and Aces came from 2-0 down to beat Viscounts.

 

Division 1

Telstars 1 (Emma Bissett (Reserve) 0, Plamen Kostadinov 0, Ian Farquhar 1)

Viscounts 9 (David Hay 3½, Callum Riddoch 3½, Jacob Munro (Reserve) 2)

Telstars won games in seven matches, but Viscounts won six of them to dominate the final score line. Ian Farquhar got Telstars’ sole success when he beat Jacob Munro in match three and later Ian lost 3-1 to David Hay including two 10-12 game losses. Plamen Kostadinov lost to all three Viscounts 3-1 and Emma Bissett fought hard throughout and only narrowly lost 3-1 to Jacob. Best for Viscounts was Callum Riddoch who lost his first game of the night to Plamen and then won nine in a row to complete a fine hat-trick of match wins. Callum also partnered David to win the doubles match against Ian and Plamen, but it was close and went to the fifth game before the Viscounts pairing won it.

 

Brechin 4 (Aaron Robertson 0, John Anderson 1½, Andrew Crawford 2½)

Rockets 6 (Gary Lowson 2, Tony O'Shea 1, Pete Yearworth 3)

Rockets were 4-1 ahead at Brechin, but did not secure the overall victory until the final match. Three 3-1 results in a row saw Rockets go 2-1 ahead, but it seemed likely Brechin would level when John Anderson won 12-10 to go 2-0 up. However, Gary Lowson fought back and 12-10 and 11-9 wins in the fourth and fifth saw Gary home to make it 3-1 Rockets overall. Pete Yearworth beat Aaron Robertson to make it 4-1 but Brechin fought back with Andrew Crawford beating Tony O’Shea 19-17 in the third to make it 4-2. Rockets seemed back in command in the doubles match after 18-16 and 11-8 game wins for Pete and Tony, but John and Andrew staged a great comeback to win 11-7, 12-10 and 14-12, take the match and get Brechin one behind at 4-3. Pete then beat John and Andrew replied for Brechin against Gary to make it 5-4 to Rockets. In the final match Tony led 2-0 but a good fightback from Aaron made it two-all. In the fifth Tony just edged it 11-9 to get Rockets the narrow victory.

 

Up4it 10 (Paul Monteith 3½, Gillian Edwards 3½, Ryan Docherty 3)

Defenders 0 (Richard Tough 0, Arthur Pritchard 0, Ken Head 0)

Up4it had a comfortable home victory over Defenders. However, Defenders fought to the last with Arthur Pritchard losing the last game of the night 15-17 to Paul Monteith. Earlier Arthur took Ryan Docherty to the fifth game before Ryan prevailed and Richard Tough and Ken head each won a game against Paul and Ryan respectively. Otherwise Up4it dominated, with Gillian Edwards being taken to 10-all only once in her unbeaten 12-game run throughout the contest, with Paul partnering her in Up4it’s doubles victory.

 

Aces 8 (Zeesth Naseem 3½, Mark Lundberg 2½, Grant Williams 2)

Prefects 2 (Michael Hahn 2, Bonifac Legrady 0, Howard Lee (Reserve) 0)

Aces comfortably defeated Prefects with star player Zeesth Naseem remaining unbeaten. In the opening match Zeesth beat Michael Hahn in the fifth after Michael had levelled with a 14-12 fourth game win; later Zeesth defeated Howard Lee 3-0 and finally Bonifac Legrady 3-1. Zeesth also partnered Mark Lundberg to win the doubles match, 3-0 versus Michael and Bonifac. Mark added a couple of singles wins for Aces as did Grant Williams. For Prefects, Michael defeated Mark 3-1 and he came from 2-1 down to beat Grant 3-2.

 

Division 2

New Kids 6 (Howard Lee 2½, Ken Falconer 1, Ian Smith 2½)

Chieftains 4 (Fiona Kinloch 2, Jacob Munro 2)

Short-handed Chieftains won four matches at New Kids, but couldn’t get another one to secure a draw. Fiona Kinloch beat Howard Lee and Ken Falconer 3-0, but three 13-11 wins and a 12-10 win were crucial for her and Jacob Munro defeated Ian Smith 3-0 and Ken 3-1. New Kids successes were in the doubles where Howard and Ian had a fine 3-0 success and two 3-1 triumphs for Ian against Fiona and Howard versus Jacob.

 

Tigers 2 (Logie Anderson 0, Kenny McLaren 1, Scott Thomson 1)

Villa 8 (Sandy Bertie 2½, Ian McLagan 2, Ian Hunter 3½)

Villa won well at Tigers but only two of the matches were won 3-0. Villa were 3-0 up before Tigers fought back to 2-4, but Villa then won the remaining four matches. Best for Villa was Ian Hunter who had a fine hat-trick of singles wins; 3-1 against Scott Thomson and Logie Anderson and 3-0 versus Kenny McLaren, although 12-10 twice was unlucky for Kenny. Ian also partnered Sandy Bertie to win the doubles match 14-12 in the fourth against Kenny and Scott. Sandy won the closest match of the night when he came back from 2-0 down to beat Scott 3-2, 12-10 and 13-11 in the fourth and fifth respectively. Ian McLagan added a double to complete the scoring for Villa. For Tigers, Scott beat Ian 3-1 and Kenny came from behind to defeat Sandy 3-1.

 

Lundin Lasers 9 (Robert Brown 3, Arthur Duncan 3, Roman Nydza 3)

Kingsway 1 (Derek Thomson 0, Alan Carrie ½, Willie Cooper ½)

Lundin Lasers raced into a 4-0 lead against Kingsway without dropping a game. However, thereafter Kingsway performed much better and were unlucky to lose in the fifth game three times. In match five, Rob Brown came from 2-0 down to defeat Willie Couper 3-2, then in match eight there was more agony for Willie as Arthur Duncan came from 2-0 down to win and then in the final match Rob defeated Alan Carrie in the fifth. Alan and Willie at least got a bit of revenge in the doubles match against Rob and partner Roman Nydza after they too came from 2-0 down to win it 3-2. Roman was best for Lundin as he won his three singles for the loss of only one game to Derek Thomson.

 

Sputniks 2 (Eric Brown 0, Carol McLean 1, Jill Milne (Reserve) 1)

Truants 8 (Knut Radmer 2, Dave Beveridge (Reserve) 2½, Sascha Roschy 3½)

Sputniks looked going ahead against Truants when Eric Brown led 10-6 in the fifth versus Knut Radmer, but six points in a row saw Knut win it. Match two also went the distance with Dave Beveridge defeating Carol McLean 12-10 in the fifth. Sascha Roschy then beat Jill Milne 3-1 to put Truants 3-0 up, but next Knut was involved in another marathon. Carol was 2-1 up and had seven match points in the fourth, but Knut saved them all and won it 23-21. However, Carol refocussed and took the fifth 11-7 to get Sputniks on the scoreboard. After Sascha beat Eric, Sputniks got another win with Jill defeating Dave 3-1. Sadly for them, Truants won the remaining four matches, with the closest being Jill’s 2-3 defeat from Knut after she was 2-1 up.

 

Barons 5 (Andy Hughes 3, Bill Beattie 1, Jamie Harle (Reserve) 1)

Swots 5 (Dave Beveridge 2½, Charlie Ross (Reserve) 0, Collin Bleak 2½)

Barons led Swots 4-2, but had to come from behind to snatch a late draw. The first five matches were won 3-0, but in match six Jamie Harle edged Charlie Ross 11-9 in the fourth to put Barons 4-2 up. The doubles match seemed crucial and it turned out to be a cracker. Bill Beattie and Andy Hughes went 2-1 up after a 12-10 win, but Dave Beveridge and Collin Bleak responded with 12-10 and 13-11 wins to take the match. This seemed to rejuvenate Swots as two 3-0 wins followed for Collin and Dave against Bill and Jamie respectively. However, Andy got Barons the draw when he beat Charlie 3-0, but 12-10 in the first was hard on Charlie.

 

Division 3

Duffers 1 (Richard McLaren 1, Billy Liddle 0, Stephen Walker 0)

Tass 9 (Jim Houghton 3½, Graeme Elrick 2½, Stewart Clark 3)

The league leaders Tass were in dominant form at Duffers and won the first nine matches for the loss of just three games. In match five, Stewart Clark beat Rich McLaren 3-1, but 15-13 and then 12-10 in the third and fourth respectively were vital for Stewart. In the next match Graeme Elrick won the first 14-12 versus Stephen Walker and he then went on to win it 3-1 and finally in match nine Stephen won the first game against Jim Houghton, but Jim recovered to win it 3-1. In match ten Rich had a fine 3-0 victory over Graeme Elrick to save Duffers from the whitewash.

 

Buccaneers 8 (Gregor O'Neill 3½, Bill Balfour 1, David Clark 3½)

Earls 2 (Jamie Harle 1, Scott Wishart 0, Stewart Mason 1)

Buccaneers had a big win against Earls thanks to two excellent unbeaten performances by Gregor O’Neill and David Clark. Including the doubles match, in which they paired up, Gregor and David only lost one game all night; Gregor in his 3-1 victory against Stewart Mason. Bill Balfour added a single for Buccaneers after he narrowly defeated Scott Wishart 11-8 in the fifth game. For Earls, Jamie Harle and Stewart both got the better of Bill, 3-0 and 3-1 respectively. 

 

Astronauts 3 (Lee Nixon 1, Euan Steel 1, Nairn Nixon 1)

Missiles 7 (David Hunter 3½, Craig Fraser 3½)

Short-handed Missiles won all of the seven matches actually played against Astronauts, but three of them were won in the fifth game. Craig Fraser beat Euan Steel 11-8 in the fifth after losing the first and later David Hunter came from 1-2 down to also defeat Euan 3-2. Craig and David then beat Euan and his partner Nairn Nixon 3-2 in the doubles match, but the Missiles pairing needed 14-12 and 13-11 game wins to see them home.

 

Lairds 6 (Mohammad Alrubayee 1½, Derek Johnston 2½, Jamie Harle (Reserve) 2)

Squires 4 (Steve Wilson 2, Winnie Stein 2, Brian Halliday 0)

Squires went 2-0 up after 3-1 victories for Steve Wilson against Mohammad Alrubayee and then Winnie Stein versus Derek Johnston. However, six wins in a row for the loss of just four games ensured Lairds got the overall victory. Jamie Harle got two wins, as did Derek; Mohammad added another and he also partnered Derek to win the doubles match. Steve broke the sequence in match nine when he beat Jamie 11-9 in the fifth, making up for losing 9-11 in the fifth to Derek earlier. In match ten, Winnie had the final say for Squires when she came from behind to defeat Mohammad 3-1, although 12-10 in the third was vital for her.

 

Tass 9 (Stewart Clark 3, Jim Houghton 3½, Graeme Elrick 2½)

Telsports 1 (Emma Bissett 1, David Axton 0, Robert Fotheringham 0)

Telsports recent run of good results came to an abrupt end after they were comprehensively defeated by the League leaders Tass. Telsports got into matches six times but lost all of them 3-1. Their only success came in match nine when Emma Bissett defeated Graeme Elrick 3-0. Stewart Clark and Jim Houghton won their three singles for Tass losing just two games each and Graeme added a double losing just one game. Graeme also partnered Jim for a 3-1 doubles match win versus Robert Fotheringham and Emma.

 

Excelsior Cup Round 1

Chieftains 5 (Fiona Kinloch 2, Jim Tawse 2, Jacob Munro 1)

Tigers 0 (Marion Davidson 0, Kenny McLaren 0, Logie Anderson 0)

Chieftains dominated from the off versus Tigers and they won the first four matches without dropping a game. In match five, Logie Anderson won the first game 11-9, but Fiona Kinloch fought back to win it 3-1 and take Chieftains through to the next round.

 

Defenders 5 (Jos Berkhout 3, Ken Head 1, Arthur Pritchard 1)

Brechin 4 (Andrew Crawford 2, Murray Johnstone (Reserve) 0, John Anderson 2)

Defenders led 2-0 and 4-2 but did not win the tie until the final match. However, strangely for such a close tie overall, eight of the nine matches were won 3-0. Jos Berkhout was the star man for Defenders after he won his three singles matches including the deciding match against Murray Johnstone at four-all. For Brechin, Andrew Crawford and John Anderson won a couple each against Ken Head and Arthur Pritchard, but it was not enough to see them through.

 

Excelsior Cup Round 2

Aces 5 (Zeesth Naseem 1, Jason Fleming 1, Mark Lundberg 3)

Viscounts 3 (Callum Riddoch 1, David Hay 1, Andrew Nimmo 1)

Viscounts had a great start against Aces following 3-1 victories for Callum Riddoch and David Hay against Zeesth Naseem and Jason Fleming respectively. Mark Lundberg got one back for Aces versus Andrew Nimmo but match four was going Viscounts way when Callum had a dominant third game to go 2-1 up. However, Jason levelled with a 13-11 win in the fourth and he took the match 11-8 in the fifth. Zeesth beat Andrew 12-10 in the fourth and Mark defeated David 12-10 in the third to make it 4-2 to Aces. When Jason went 2-0 up with a 13-11 second game victory the tie looked over, but a brilliant comeback from Andrew saw him win it 3-2 and give Viscounts a lifeline. However, Mark stepped up to the plate and dominated from the off against Callum and his 3-0 victory saw Aces through.

 

Postponements

Fixture

Div or cup

Original date

New date*

Defenders v Telstars

Div 1

19/09/2018

31/10/2018

Knights v Telstars

Chairman’s Challenge

02/10/2018

Not Known

Prefects v Up4it

Div 1

08/10/2018

Not Known

Rockets v Telstars

Div 1

11/10/2018

Not Known

Star v Knights

Div 1

23/10/2018

Not Known

Telsports v Comets

Div 3

24/10/2018

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

 

 

Week 6 - commencing 15 October 2018

In Division Three Tass played one of their postponed fixtures at home to Buccaneers, and an emphatic victory saw them move four points clear of Comets at the top.

Aces had a hard-fought win over Viscounts in the Chairman’s Challenge Trophy and Knights made it through to the Excelsior Cup second round after they defeated Rockets.

In the Secondary Shield the higher ranked sides all prevailed with one exception, after Earls shocked club-mates Barons. However, Comets were desperately unlucky to lose the Forthill derby against Division two leaders Villa

 

Division 3

Tass 10 (Stewart Clark 3, Jim Houghton 3½, Graeme Elrick 3½)

Buccaneers 0 (Bill Balfour 0, Murray Johnstone 0, Stewart Ferguson 0)

Tass dominated from the off against Buccaneers and won all ten matches for the loss of just two games. Murray Johnstone won a game in his 3-1 defeat by Graeme Elrick and Stewart Ferguson also won one in his 3-1 loss to Jim Houghton. Top performer for Tass was Stewart Clark who won his three singles matches without dropping a game.

 

Chairman’s Challenge Round 2

Aces 4 (Jason Fleming 1, Grant Williams 1½, Mark Lundberg 1½)

Viscounts 1 (David Hay 1, Callum Riddoch 0, Andrew Nimmo 0)

Viscounts took the lead at Aces after David Hay came from behind to defeat Jason Fleming 3-1. Aces then fought back and won the tie with four match victories in a row, but it took two fifth game triumphs to see them home. Firstly, in match two, Grant Williams was 2-1 down to Callum Riddoch, but a great fightback saw Grant win it 13-11 in the fifth. Two 3-1 victories, with Mark Lundberg greatly involved in both, put Aces in the driving seat, but the second doubles match then went the distance. David and Callum lead 2-0, but Grant and Jason fought back to win three straight games and see Aces through to the next round. Andrew Nimmo fought bravely for Viscounts and even a bad hand injury could not stop him from fighting to the last point of match four after a long injury delay.

 

Excelsior Cup Round 1

Knights 5 (Stuart Halliday 2, Robert Toth 3, Jacob Munro (Reserve) 0)

Rockets 2 (Peter Yearworth 0, Gary Lowson 1, Jim Dyson 1)

Knights went 2-0 up after first Stuart Halliday came from behind to defeat Pete Yearworth 3-1 and then Robert Toth beat Gary Lowson. Rockets got on the scoreboard after match three where Jim Dyson defeated Jacob Munro 3-0, but 12-14 and 10-12 game defeats show Jacob competed well. However, two further wins for Robert and Stuart put Knights back in control, although Stuart had to come back from 2-1 down to beat Jim. Gary then defeated Jacob, but 16-14 in the second was crucial for Gary. In match seven Jim came from 2-0 down to level but Robert took the fifth comfortably to win the match and the tie for Knights.

 

Secondary Shield Round 2

Prospects 2 (Sandy Pearson 1, Charlie Ross 1, Ian Brumwell 0)

Truants 7 (Sascha Roschy 3, Knut Radmer 1, Graham Wood 3)

Truants took the lead at Prospects after Sascha Roschy defeated Sandy Pearson but Prospects then levelled after a very close second match. Charlie Ross lead 1-0 but Knut Radmer won two in a row to go ahead, however Charlie fought back and won it 3-2 to get Prospects level. The tie then turned and Truants won six matches in a row for the loss of just one game to take the tie. Prospects only game win in the sequence was in Sandy’s 3-1 defeat by Graham Wood. In match nine, Sandy beat Knut 3-1 to get Prospects a second point, but Truants were comfortably through by then.

 

Barons 3 (Tanya Kapelyukh 0, Bill Beattie 1, Steve Wilson (Reserve) 2)

Earls 5 (Stewart Mason 3, Scott Wishart 0, Jamie Harle 2)

Earls got the victory at Barons thanks to a fine hat-trick by Stewart Mason backed up by a Jamie Harle double. Both teams had been ahead, but at three-all it seemed Barons would take the lead again after Bill Beattie led Jamie 2-1. However, two 11-9 wins saw Jamie home. Then in match eight, Steve Wilson levelled at two-all but an 11-8 win in the fifth for Stewart saw Earls through to the next round.

 

Missiles 2 (Craig Fraser 2, David Hunter 0, Lee Nixon (Reserve) 0)

New Kids 5 (Kong Wan 1, Howard Lee 2, Ken Falconer 2)

Missiles went ahead when Craig Fraser defeated Kong Wan, but New Kids soon went 2-1 up after two quick wins for Howard Lee and Ken Falconer against David Hunter and Lee Nixon respectively, although David was unlucky to lose 12-14 in the third against Howard. Match four was anything but quick as David and Kong reached 18-all in the fifth before Kong won it 20-18. Next Craig and Ken also fought out a five game match, but this time it was Craig who won it 12-10 in the fifth to get Missiles back to 2-3 down overall. However, comfortable wins for Howard versus Lee and Ken against David saw New Kids through to the next round.

 

Lairds 0 (Mohammad Alrubayee 0, Chris Riddoch 0, Derek Johnston 0)

Swots 5 (Collin Bleak 2, David Beveridge 1, Nick Shepherd 2)

Lairds fought hard against Swots but the St Andrews side were just too strong in the end and won all of the matches played. Each of the home side won games, with firstly Mohammad Alrubayee taking the lead in his 3-1 defeat by Collin Bleak; later Derek Johnston also won a game in his 3-1 defeat by Nick Shepherd and finally Chris Riddoch got closest to a victory for Lairds when he lost 11-9 in the fifth to Collin Bleak. Dave Beveridge only played the one counting match for Swots and he comfortably defeated Chris 3-0 to win it.

 

Tigers 5 (Logie Anderson 2, Scott Thomson 2, Marion Davidson 1)

Squires 1 (Steve Wilson 0, Scott Wishart (Reserve) 0, Brian Halliday 1)

Tigers won five of the matches against Squires for the loss of just one game to seal the tie. However, Squires Brian Halliday rolled back the years in match three to defeat Marion Davidson 11-9 in the fourth and record his best win so far after several years away. Scott Thomson and Logie Anderson were in powerful form for the Tigers, dominating the matches they played in.

 

Comets 4 (Glenn Christie 1, Jill Milne 2, Fraser Smith 1)

Villa 5 (Ian Hunter 1, Ian McLagan 2, James Pickles 2)

Comets and Villa fought out an epic tie that had seven five-game matches and Villa eventually won five of them to progress to the next round. Comets were ahead 1-0 and later 4-3; they won an incredible twenty-two games on the night and also they won seven of the ten games that reached 10-all, but sadly for them it was not enough to get over the line.  Glenn Christie, Jill Milne and Fraser Smith of Comets and Villa’s Ian Hunter, Ian McLagan and James Pickles were all involved in epic five-game matches but in the end it was four matches all with Glenn to face Ian McLagan in the final match. Glenn won the first game 13-11 but Ian then levelled with a 13-11 win of his own. Ian edged ahead with a 12-10 triumph in game three but a powerful game four saw Glenn level at two-all. However, Ian won the fifth 11-8 to take the match and the tie for Villa.

 

Chieftains 5 (Jacob Munro 2, Jim Tawse 2, Stewart mason (Reserve) 1)

Buccaneers 0 (Stewart Ferguson 0, Bill Balfour 0, Murray Johnstone 0)

Chieftains were in great form against Buccaneers and won the tie for the loss of just one game. Stewart Ferguson won a game in his 3-1 defeat by Jim Tawse, and Stewart was also unlucky to lose the fourth 11-13. Bill Balfour was also unlucky to lose 11-13 in the third to Jim, but Jacob Munro and Stewart Mason were dominant in their matches to see Chieftains through.

 

Postponements

Fixture

Div or cup

Original date

New date*

Tass v Telsports

Div 3

17/09/2018

22/10/2018

Defenders v Telstars

Div 1

19/09/2018

31/10/2018

Knights v Telstars

Chairman’s Challenge

02/10/2018

Not Known

Prefects v Up4it

Div 1

08/10/2018

Not Known

Rockets v Telstars

Div 1

11/10/2018

Not Known

Telsports v Comets

Div 3

24/10/2018

Not Known

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Week 5 - commencing 08 October 2018

Knights continued their perfect start to the Division One season but they were worked hard by Brechin. Aces remain on their tails after they won well at fifth placed Viscounts who were unfortunate not to win more points. Defenders kept up their good start to the season and they won again, this time at home to Star and they are now in fourth place.

In Division Two Villa moved to the top of the table after they comprehensively defeated New Kids and Chieftains had an identical result versus Barons to move to second. Swots got back to winning ways against Sputniks and as a result consolidated third place. Lundin Lasers lost narrowly to Truants but they stay one point above them in joint fourth place with New Kids. Finally, Tigers had a narrow win at Kingsway and consequently have moved a little further away from the bottom two places.

Comets are the new leaders in Division Three after they beat Lairds. Duffers are now second despite not playing. Missiles are third although they lost at home to on the up Telsports who are now fourth. Level on points with Telsports are Earls who had a good win over Astronauts and Tass who were idle and have fixtures in hand. Squires narrowly defeated Prospects to move off the bottom of the table.

In the Chairman’s Challenge Trophy Knights had a good win at Rockets and in the Stanley Doubles Telsports got their second win of the week, this time versus Buccaneers.

 

Division 1

Knights 10 (Stuart Halliday 3½, Peter Aird 3, Robert Toth 3½)

Brechin 0 (Andrew Crawford 0, Aaron Robertson 0, John Anderson 0)

Knights won all the matches against Brechin, but Brechin competed well, winning a game in six of the matches.  John Anderson won a game in all three of his defeats and Andrew Crawford won two games and lost two by 12-14. However, Knights were just too strong overall and continue their perfect start to the season having yet to drop a match in three league fixtures.

 

Defenders 6 (Ken Head 2, Arthur Pritchard 1, Jos Berkhout 3)

Star 4 (Andy Ferguson 1, Iain Martin 2½, Jim Hutcheson ½)

Defenders won narrowly against Star, but they were never behind throughout the entire contest. However, this statistic seemed very unlikely when in the opening match Star’s Andy Ferguson went into a 2-0 lead for the loss of just six points, but Ken Head fought back brilliantly to win it 3-2 and get Defenders in front. The sides then shared a 3-0 win each before Andy turned the tables compared to the opening match. Andy was 2-1 down to Arthur Pritchard, but he fought back to win it 3-2. Ken then defeated Jim Hutcheson 3-1 to edge Defenders in front again and in match six another comeback saw them take a 4-2 lead. This time it was Jos Berkhout who came from 2-1 down to defeat Iain Martin 3-2. The doubles match also went the distance but it was the Star pairing of Iain and Jim who won it against Jos and Arthur. Next, Arthur got a bit of revenge when he beat Jim 3-1 to make it 5-3 to Defenders and Jos sealed the overall victory when he defeated Andy. However, Iain had the final say for Star after he beat Ken 3-1.

 

Viscounts 1 (David Hay 1, Andrew Nimmo 0, Callum Riddoch 0)

Aces 9 (Grant Williams 2½, Mark Lundberg 3, Zeesth Naseem 3½)

Viscounts took the lead against Aces when David Hay beat Grant Williams 3-2 with wins of 14-12, 15-13 and 12-10 in games one, three and five respectively. Aces then won all of the remaining nine matches, but amazingly five of them were in the fifth game. Firstly in match two Mark Lundberg came from 2-1 down to beat Andrew Nimmo and next Zeesth Naseem had an even better comeback against Callum Riddoch when he overturned a 2-0 deficit to win it 3-2. In match four Grant beat Andrew 3-2 and then in match six Mark came back from 2-1 down for the second time to defeat Callum 3-2. Finally in match nine Callum had his own comeback against Grant when he levelled from 2-0 down, however Grant refocused and won it 11-9 in the fifth to leave Viscounts with a single point for their efforts after winning a total of fourteen games on the night.

 

Division 2

Kingsway 4 (Willie Cooper 2, Derek Thomson 1, Alan Carrie 1)

Tigers 6 (Logie Anderson 2½, Scott Thomson 3½, Marion Davidson 0)

Kingsway got off to a good start against Tigers with Willie Cooper defeating Logie Anderson, but Scott Thomson levelled by beating Derek Thomson. The next two matches both went the distance and the sides won one each to make it two-all. Firstly, Alan Carrie beat Marion Davidson 11-8 in the fifth, although 16-14 in the second and 12-10 in the third were vital for Alan. Next, Derek was in command when a 12-10 win put him 2-0 up, but a great fightback from Logie saw him win 11-8 in the fifth, although again 14-12 to Logie in the fourth was crucial. Willie then defeated Marion 3-1 to get Kingsway ahead again but Scott got Tigers level for the third time with a win over Alan. Scott then partnered Logie to win the doubles match 3-1 versus Willie and Derek, but Kingsway made it four-all when Derek beat Marion 3-0, 16-14 and 13-11 in games one and two being vital.  However, Tigers then pulled ahead with two comfortable wins for Scott and Logie versus Alan and Willie respectively.

 

Villa 9 (Ian McLagan 3, Ian Hunter 3, Sandy Bertie 3)

New Kids 1 (Kong Wan 0, Howard Lee ½, Ian Smith ½)

Villa were in devastating form against New Kids and they won all nine singles matches for the loss of just five games. Two of them were in match six when Sandy Bertie and Howard Lee went the distance before Sandy won it for Villa 3-2. Ian Smith won a single game versus Ian McLagan and Ian Hunter and Kong Wan won a game in his 3-1 defeat by Ian McLagan, otherwise it was Villa in command. The doubles match was a different affair and Ian Smith and Howard fought out an immense battle against the two Ian’s from Villa. Eventually it was the New Kids pairing who won it 15-13 in the fifth.

 

Swots 7 (Nick Shepherd 2½, David Beveridge 2½, Collin Bleak 2)

Sputniks 3 (Jack Oughton 3, Carol McLean 0, Eric Brown 0)

Swots won comfortably in the end against Sputniks despite a fine hat-trick from Jack Oughton. In the opening match Jack defeated Nick Shepherd 12-10 in the fifth after Nick had levelled with a 13-11 fourth game win; then in match four he beat Dave Beveridge 3-0 and finally in match nine Jack won 11-9 in the fifth against Collin Bleak. For Swots, Nick and Collin won their other matches without dropping a game, but Dave had a closer match versus Eric Brown winning 3-1, although 15-13 in the second was vital for Dave. In the doubles match Dave partnered Nick to defeat Jack and Eric 13-11 in the fourth. 

 

Truants 6 (Graham Wood 3½, Knut Radmer 1, Dave Beveridge (Reserve) 1½)

Lundin Lasers 4 (Robert Brown 0, Roman Nydza 2, Nat Forno 2)

Truants and Lundin Lasers fought out a see-saw encounter where first Truants were ahead, then behind, then ahead again, pegged-back level at three and then four-all, before pulling away at the end. Graham Wood was the star player for Truants as he won all four matches he played in. Other wins for Truants were single wins for Knut Radmer and Dave Beveridge. For Lundin Lasers Roman Nydza and Nat Forno both won two singles matches each. Only two of the ten matches played were won 3-0 and there were four that went the distance. Dave lost to both Nat and Roman in the fifth and for Truants Graham defeated Nat 11-9 in the fifth after Nat had levelled with a 12-10 win in the fourth. Dave at least got a bit of revenge in the doubles match when he helped Graham to defeat Nat and Roman 11-8 in the fifth after they had being 2-1 behind.

 

Chieftains 9 (Fiona Kinloch 3, Jim Tawse 3, Jacob Munro 3)

Barons 1 (Tanya Kapelyukh 0, Andy Hughes ½, Bill Beattie ½)

Dominant Chieftains were too good for Barons and won all nine singles matches, although Barons won a game in six of them and lost six times after the score reached 10-all. Closest match was at the start when Tanya Kapelyukh led 2-1, but Fiona Kinloch recovered to win it 3-2. Jacob Munro lost only one game all night and Jim Tawse lost only two. Barons only success came in the doubles match when Bill Beattie and Andy Hughes defeated Jim and Fiona 3-1.

 

Division 3

Comets 7 (Dougal Ogilvie 1, Jill Milne 2½, Glenn Christie 3½)

Lairds 3 (Chris Riddoch 1, Derek Johnston 0, Stewart Mason (Reserve) 2)

Lairds took the lead at Comets after Chris Riddoch beat Dougal Ogilvie, but Jill Milne levelled when she defeated Derek Johnston 15-13 in the third.  Two 3-1 wins for first Glenn Christie versus Stewart Mason and then Jill against Chris put Comets in command, but Stewart halved their lead after he beat Dougal. Next Glenn beat Derek in match six and then in the doubles match he partnered Jill to defeat Chris and Stewart in a close five game match. Jill and Stewart then faced each other again and this time it was Stewart who won it in the final game after he had levelled at two-all with a 17-15 fourth game win. Glenn then got his fourth victory of the night against Chris to seal the overall win for Comets and finally Dougal beat Derek 15-13 in the fourth to have the final say for Comets.

 

Missiles 3 (David Hunter ½, Craig Fraser 1½, Lee Nixon (Reserve) 1)

Telsports 7 (Emma Bissett 3, David Axton 2, Robert Fotheringham 2)

Rejuvenated Telsports continued their good start to the season with an excellent victory at Missiles. Emma Bissett was their star player by winning her three singles matches without dropping a game and David Axton and Robert Fotheringham added a couple of wins each to Emma’s hat-trick. Closest win for David was in match ten, when he came from 2-1 down to defeat David Hunter 12-10 in the fifth. David’s other win and both of Robert’s all came in the fourth game. For Missiles, Craig Fraser had a good win versus David Axton, Lee Nixon beat Robert and in the doubles match Craig and David overcame Robert and Emma 14-12 in the fourth.

 

Earls 8 (Scott Wishart 1½, Jamie Harle 3½, Stewart Mason 3)

Astronauts 2 (Heather Gunn 0, Euan Steel 1, Lee Nixon 1)

Earls raced into a 4-0 lead versus Astronauts for the loss of just two games when Jamie Harle came from 2-1 down to defeat Euan Steel 14-12 in the fifth. It looked like 5-0 when Scott Wishart led 2-0, but a great comeback from Lee Nixon got Astronauts on the scoreboard. Earls then took control again and won the next four matches for the loss of three games, with Stewart Mason completing his hat-trick for Earls, losing only a single game all night to Heather Gunn. In match ten, Euan defeated Scott 3-1 to have the final say for Astronauts, but it was not enough to spoil the Earls night.

 

Squires 6 (Winnie Stein 1½, Steve Wilson 3½, Brian Halliday 1)

Prospects 4 (Charlie Ross 2, Dave Goddard 2, Neil Lea 0)

Squires won narrowly against Prospects thanks mainly to a fine unbeaten performance from Steve Wilson. In match two Steve started with a great 3-2 comeback win over Dave Goddard and next he beat Charlie Ross. Steve then won the doubles match with Winnie Stein against Dave and Charlie and then won his final match after Neil Lea unfortunately had to concede due to illness. It could have been better for Squires as three of the Prospects victories came in the fifth game. In match six Brian Halliday led 2-1, but Dave recovered to win it 3-2; then with the overall win confirmed, Brian let a 2-0 lead slip against Charlie and finally in match ten Dave came from 2-1 down to defeat Winnie 3-2.

 

Chairman’s Challenge Round 2

Rockets 1 (Tony O'Shea ½, Gary Lowson 0, Pete Yearworth ½)

Knights 4 (Peter Aird 1½, Robert Toth 1½, Stuart Halliday 1)

Knights won at Rockets, but only once was the match score 3-0. Knights went 3-0 up after winning the first three singles matches, but Rockets got one back in the first doubles match after Tony O'Shea and Pete Yearworth defeated Peter Aird and Stuart Halliday 3-1. However, Robert Toth and Peter then won the second doubles match for Knights to seal the tie.

 

Stanley Doubles Round 1

Telsports 5 (Emma Bissett 2, Robert Fotheringham 1½, David Axton 1½)

Buccaneers 1 (Dale McLeish ½, Stewart Ferguson ½, Murray Johnstone 0)

Telsports had their second good victory of the week, this time against Buccaneers. A good start got Telsports 2-0 up, but in match three Stewart Ferguson and Murray Johnstone looked like they would pull one back when they led 2-1, however a good recovery from Emma Bissett and David Axton saw them win it 11-7 in the fifth game. Next Dale McLeish and Stewart did get one back for Buccaneers after they defeated Robert Fotheringham and David 3-1. Thereafter Telsports took control again and secured the overall victory in the tie with consecutive 3-1 wins.

 

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Original date

New date*

Tass v Telsports

Div 3

17/09/2018

Not Known

Defenders v Telstars

Div 1

19/09/2018

Not Known

Knights v Telstars

Chairman’s Challenge

02/10/2018

Not Known

Aces v Viscounts

Chairman’s Challenge

04/10/2018

18/10/2018

Prefects v Up4it

Div 1

08/10/2018

Not Known

Tass v Buccaneers

Div 3

08/10/2018

15/10/2018

Rockets v Telstars

Div 1

11/10/2018

Not Known

Telsports v Comets

Div 3

24/10/2018

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 01 October 2018

In Division Two Lundin Lasers had a narrow victory over Swots to move up to joint fourth, but despite losing Swots are still one point ahead in third place.

Division Three saw one fixture played with Earls winning in St Andrews against Prospects. Both teams are now on the same points in mid-table.

In the Chairman’s Challenge Trophy Prefects had a good win at Defenders and Up4it came from behind to comfortably defeat Star.

In the Secondary Shield there were wins for all of the higher ranked sides with the exception being Buccaneers, who returned to Brechin after they had a great win at Forthill against Sputniks.

 

Division 2

Lundin Lasers 6 (Arthur Duncan 2, Roman Nydza 3, Ron Filsell 1)

Swots 4 (David Beveridge ½, Chris Wroniecki (Reserve) 1, Collin Bleak 2½)

Lundin Lasers went into a 2-0 lead against Swots, had a mid-fixture slump to go 4-3 down and then finished with three match wins in a row to claim a narrow victory. Roman Nydza won all three of his singles matches for the Lasers in the fifth game. The closest was against Collin Bleak in match eight where he had 15-13, 14-12 and 13-11 game wins and was also 2-1 down. Arthur Duncan added a couple of 3-0 wins for Lundin, including the decisive win at the end against Chris Wroniecki. Collin was best for Swots, winning two singles matches 3-1 and the doubles match with Dave Beveridge, also by 3-1.

 

Division 3

Prospects 4 (Charlie Ross 2½, Dave Goddard 1½, Neil Lea 0)

Earls 6 (Stewart Mason 2, Eddie Dougan 2, Jamie Harle 2)

Prospects and Earls fought out a very close contest where six of the ten matches went to the fifth game. Both of the opening matches were won by Earls in the fifth game, with firstly Stewart Mason coming from 2-0 down to defeat Charlie Ross and then Eddie Dougan beating Dave Goddard 11-9 in the fifth. Jamie Harle made it 3-0 with a 3-1 victory over Neil Lea, but Prospects fought back with two fifth game wins of their own. Firstly Dave came from 2-1 down to beat Stewart and then Charlie repeated the result with a 13-11 fifth game triumph over Jamie. Eddie then beat Neil 3-1 to increase the Earls lead, but in the doubles match Charlie and Dave beat Stewart and Eddie 3-2 to make it 4-3 to Earls. Next, in yet another five-game match, Jamie came from 2-0 down to defeat Dave 11-8 in the fifth and Stewart sealed the overall victory for Earls when he defeated Neil 3-0. However, Charlie had the last say for Prospects when he defeated Eddie 3-1.

 

Chairman’s Challenge Round 2

Defenders 2 (Arthur Pritchard 1½, Jos Berkhout ½, Ken Head 0)

Prefects 4 (Bonifac Legrady ½, Jean-Augustin Touton 1, Michael Hahn 2½)

Arthur Prichard got Defenders off to a good start against Prefects when he defeated Bonifac Legrady 3-0, and it looked like Jos Berkout would make it 2-0 when he led 2-1 in match two. However, Jean-Augustin Touton came back to win it 3-2 and get Prefects level. Michael Hahn got Prefects in front after he defeated Ken Head 3-0, and then Michael partnered Bonifac in the first doubles match to beat Ken and Arthur and make it 3-1 to Prefects overall. The second doubles match was a must win for Defenders and Arthur and Jos duly delivered with a 3-0 triumph over Bonifac and Jean-Augustin. Next Michael had the chance to win the tie and he got there 3-1 against Jos to see Prefects home.

 

Up4it 4 (Paul Monteith 1, Gillian Edwards 1½, Ryan Docherty 1½)

Star 1 (Iain Martin 1, Jim Hutcheson 0, Andy Ferguson 0)

Star went ahead after Iain Martin defeated Paul Monteith 3-0, but Up4it quickly levelled when Gillian Edwards beat Jim Hutcheson also by 3-0. In the third match, Up4it took the lead after Ryan Docherty came from behind to defeat Andy Ferguson 3-1. The two doubles matches both went to the fifth game but sadly for Star, Up4it won both of them to take the tie. Firstly Ryan and Paul won the fifth after Andy and Iain had levelled from 2-0 down and next Gillian and Paul defeated Jim and Iain also in the fifth to win the tie for Up4it.

 

Secondary Shield Round 1

Telsports 2 (Emma Bissett 2, Robert Fotheringham 0, Anthony Keeling 0)

Comets 5 (Fraser Smith 2, Glenn Christie 2, Jill Milne 1)

Telsports went ahead after Emma Bissett had an excellent 3-0 victory over Fraser Smith, but three wins in a row got Comets in front. First Glenn Christie beat Rob Fotheringham, next Jill Milne came from behind to defeat Anthony Keeling 3-1 and finally Fraser got a win against Rob. Emma then had a good 3-1 win against Jill to get Telsports back in the tie, but 3-0 victories for first Glenn over Anthony and next Jill versus Rob saw Comets secure the tie win.

 

Villa 6 (Ian McLagan 2, Ian Hunter 2, Sandy Bertie 2)

Tass 0 (Jim Houghton 0, Rob Fotheringham (Reserve) 0, Jim Wotherspoon (Reserve) 3)

Villa won all of the matches played against Tass for the loss of just one game. Ian McLagan and Sandy Bertie won both of their matches 3-0 but Ian Hunter was run close by Jim Houghton in match four.  Ian edged the first two games 14-12 and 11-9 but Jim replied with a 14-12 win of his own. However, Ian regained his composure to win the fourth 11-5 and take the match.

 

Astronauts 3 (Euan Steel 1, Heather Gunn 1, Nairn Nixon 1)

Chieftains 6 (Fiona Kinloch 3, Jim Tawse 3)

Chieftains were shorthanded against Astronauts, but Fiona Kinloch and Jim Tawse won all of the six matches played without dropping a game. Nairn Nixon came closest to a game win for Astronauts, losing 12-14 to Jim and 10-12 to Fiona twice.

 

Sputniks 4 (Eric Brown 1, Carol McLean 2, Jim Fleming 1)

Buccaneers 5 (Bill Balfour 0, Gregor O'Neill 2, Stewart Ferguson 3)

Sputniks led 2-0 and 3-1, but Buccaneers fought back to win the tie in the final match. Seven of the nine matches were won 3-0, without the score reaching ten-all once. However, Sputniks won both of the exceptions. Firstly in match two Carol McLean defeated Gregor O’Neil 11-8 in fifth game and then in match eight Jim Fleming beat Bill Balfour 3-1 to level the overall score at four-all. Nevertheless a fine hat-trick by Stewart Ferguson plus a double from Gregor O’Neil was enough to see Buccaneers home.

 

Secondary Shield Round 2

Kingsway 6 (Derek Thomson 3, Stephen Caird 2, Willie Cooper 1)

Duffers 3 (Rich McLaren 1, Billy Liddle 0, Andy Reid 2)

Kingsway defeated Duffers with the help of two fifth-game wins in the first four matches. In the opening match Derek Thomson beat Rich McLaren 11-8 in the fifth and then in match four Stephen Caird also defeated Rich, 11-9 in the fifth, after Rich had led 2-1. Matches two and three were both won 3-0 with the sides winning one each and thus match five became crucial. Derek got his second victory when he defeated Andy Reid 3-1 and in match six Willie Cooper won the tie for Kingsway with a 3-0 triumph over Billy. The final three matches were played out and Duffers won two of them to make the final score look a little better, but it was Kingsway who progressed.

 

Postponements

Fixture

Div or cup

Original date

New date*

Telsports v Buccaneers

Stanley Doubles

12/09/2018

10/10/2018

Tass v Telsports

Div 3

17/09/2018

Not Known

Defenders v Telstars

Div 1

19/09/2018

Not Known

Rockets v Knights

Chairman’s Challenge

20/09/2018

10/10/2018

Aces v Viscounts

Chairman’s Challenge

04/10/2018

18/10/2018

Prefects v Up4it

Div 1

08/10/2018

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 24 September 2018

Knights remain top of Division One after they had a big win at Telstars. Aces, despite losing narrowly to Up4it, are in joint second place with Prefects who drew at Star. Viscounts moved up to fourth after they had a good win at Rockets and Defenders had a good win at Brechin to move up to sixth, one point behind Up4it.

There are still joint early leaders in Division Two but it is now Villa and New Kids who lead after they won well against Chieftains and Kingsway respectively. Despite losing, Chieftains are still joint third with Barons who had a good victory at Sputniks. Swots are fifth, but will play their fixture at Lundin a week late and Truants had a narrow win at Tigers to move up to sixth.

In Division Three, Duffers are still top after they won well at Buccaneers. Tass are second with a perfect victory at Astronauts and Comets are third after they had a big victory at Prospects. Missiles are fourth after they defeated Lairds and Telsports are fifth after they had a good victory at home to Earls.

 

Division 1

Rockets 3 (Peter Yearworth 1½, Gary Lowson 1½, Ian McLagan (Reserve) 0)

Viscounts 7 (Callum Riddoch 3, David Hay 3½, Andrew Nimmo 1)

Viscounts raced into a 4-0 lead against Rockets without dropping a game. Pete Yearworth got Rockets onto the scoreboard when first he defeated Andrew Nimmo 3-0 and then later in the doubles match Pete partnered Gary Lowson to beat David Hay and Andrew 11-9 in the fifth. Gary then beat Andrew 3-1 to get it back to 5-3 to Viscounts, but Callum Riddoch’s 3-2 win over Ian McLagan was followed up by David beating Pete 3-1, 13-11 in the fourth to see Viscounts home.

 

Telstars 0 (David Monteith 0, Ian Farquhar 0, Plamen Kostadinov 0)

Knights 10 (Stuart Halliday 3½, Peter Aird 3½, Robert Toth 3)

Knights won all the matches at Telstars, but only three were by 3-0. For Telstars, Ian Farquhar lost 3-1 to all three Knights and Plamen Kostadinov lost 12-14 in the third to Robert Toth, 3-1 to Stuart Halliday and 3-2 to Peter Aird after he had led 2-0. David Monteith also came close to a win for Telstars, but he too lost 3-2 to Peter.

 

Brechin 3 (Andrew Crawford 1, John Anderson 2, Stewart Ferguson (reserve) 0)

Defenders 7 (Ken Head 2½, Jos Berkhout 3½, Richard Tough 1)

Defenders had a good win at Brechin with star player Jos Berkhout winning all four matches he played in. In his three singles matches, Jos only dropped one game versus Andrew Crawford and in the doubles match he partnered Ken Head to defeat John Anderson and Andrew 15-13 in the fourth. Ken came from 2-1 down to defeat Andrew 3-2 and third division reserve Stewart Ferguson won a game in his 3-1 defeat by Richard Tough, but otherwise the remaining matches were all won 3-0.

 

Star 5 (Jim Hutcheson 1½, Iain Martin 2½, Andy Ferguson 1)

Prefects 5 (Michael Hahn 3, Jean-Augustin Touton 1, Graham Wood (Reserve) 1)

Star fought back from 1-3 down against Prefects to lead 5-3 but had to settle for a draw in the end after a late Prefects comeback. Top player was Michael Hahn of Prefects after he won all three of his singles matches, but previously unbeaten Iain Martin run Michael very close and led 2-1 before Michael recovered to win 3-2. Prefects reserve Graham Wood was involved in the two closest matches of the night. First in match three Graham beat Andy Ferguson 13-11 in the fifth and then in match five Graham lost 10-12 in the fifth to Jim Hutcheson. In the final match of the night new player Jean-Augustin Touton got his first win in the DDTTA leagues, 3-1 against Jim, to earn Prefects the overall draw.

 

Up4it 6 (Paul Monteith 2, Gillian Edwards 3, Ryan Docherty 1)

Aces 4 (Grant Williams ½, Pete Yearworth (Reserve) 2, Zeesth Naseem 1½)

Up4it were involved in another four-hour plus marathon contest and emerged as narrow winners against Aces. There were four five-game matches and the sides won two each. In the first match Paul Monteith came from 2-1 down to defeat Grant Williams 12-10 in the fifth and put Up4it ahead. Then in match six, Pete Yearworth edged Ryan Docherty 11-9 in the fifth and he thus stopped Up4it from taking a 5-1 lead. In match nine, Ryan and Grant fought out another very close five game match but Ryan eventually won it 15-13 in the fifth to secure the overall victory for Up4it. However, Aces had the final say when Pete got his second 3-2 victory, this time against Paul. Up4it’s Gillian Edwards won her three singles matches, but she lost two games and also won 12-10 twice in her 3-1 defeat of the unlucky Zeesth Naseem. Zeesth at least got a little revenge in the doubles match when he partnered Grant to comfortably defeat Gillian and Paul 3-0.

 

Division 2

Villa 7 (Sandy Bertie 1½, Ian Hunter 2½, David Sim (Reserve) 3)

Chieftains 3 (Fiona Kinloch 1, Jacob Munro 2, Jim Tawse 0)

Chieftains went 2-0 up at Villa after two 3-0 wins for Fiona Kinloch against Sandy Bertie and then Jacob Munro versus Ian Hunter although all of the games were close. However, Villa then went on a devastating sequence of seven straight match wins for the loss of just three games. Closest match in the sequence was Ian’s 13-11 fourth game triumph over Jim Tawse. Jacob then beat Sandy 3-1 to get the final say for Chieftains but Villa were overall victors, with the nine game cameo performance from David Sim being crucial to the end result.

 

New Kids 8 (Kong Wan 2, Howard Lee 3½, Ian Smith 2½)

Kingsway 2 (Derek Thomson 2, Alan Carrie 0, Willie Cooper 0)

Kingsway went ahead after Derek Thomson beat Kong Wan 3-1, but New Kids then powered ahead with seven match wins in a row. In match three Ian Smith came from 2-1 down to beat Willie Cooper 3-2 and in match four Derek took a game off of Howard Lee but New Kids won the other five matches without dropping a game. Derek then got his second win for Kingsway when he came from 2-1 down to defeat Ian Smith but Kong had the final say for New Kids when he defeated Alan Carrie 14-12 in the fourth.

 

Tigers 4 (Kenny McLaren 1, Logie Anderson 2, Scott Thomson 1)

Truants 6 (Sascha Roschy 3½, Graham Wood 2½, Knut Radmer 0)

Tigers and Truants were level four times but in the final two matches Truants pulled away with two 3-0 wins. Sascha Roschy remained unbeaten for Truants after he defeated Kenny McLaren, Logie Anderson and Scott Thomson for the loss of just one game to Kenny. Sascha also partnered Graham Wood in the doubles match to defeat Kenny and Scott 3-1. Knut Radmer of Truants played in the two closest matches of the night but unfortunately for him he lost 3-2 to both Kenny and Logie.

 

Sputniks 2 (Jack Oughton 1, Carol McLean 1, Eric Brown 0)

Barons 8 (Bill Beattie 2½, Andy Hughes 3½, Tanya Kapelyukh 2)

Sputniks got off to a good start when Jack Oughton defeated Bill Beattie 3-0. However, Barons then went on a great run of six victories in a row. The closest match in the sequence was when Tanya Kapelyukh defeated Jack in the fifth game. Sputniks got one back when Carol McLean came from 1-0 and 2-1 down to defeat Tanya 3-2. Barons then won the final two matches but both went to the final game. Firstly, Bill defeated Eric Brown 3-2 after Eric had led 1-0 and 2-1 and secondly Andy Hughes beat Jack 3-2 after Jack had levelled from 2-0 down.

 

Division 3

Buccaneers 2 (Murray Johnstone 1, Bill Balfour 1, Dale McLeish 0)

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

Duffers came away with a fine victory at Buccaneers. Six of their wins were by 3-0 and the other two were 3-1 triumphs for Stephen Walker over Bill Balfour and then Billy Liddle against Dale McLeish. Buccaneers had briefly rallied to get back to 2-3 down after 3-1 wins for Bill Balfour versus Billy Liddle and then Murray Johnstone over Stephen but thereafter Duffers remained unbeaten. Rich McLaren won all his matches without dropping a game.

 

Astronauts 0 (Ian Roberts 0, Lee Nixon 0, Heather Gunn 0)

Tass 10 (Jim Houghton 3½, Emma Bissett (reserve) 3½, Stewart Clark 3)

Tass were in great form against Astronauts and they won all ten matches for the loss of just two games. Ian Roberts won one of the games in his 3-1 loss to Jim Houghton and the other was won by Lee Nixon when he was defeated 3-1 by Stewart Clark. Emma Bissett won all four of her matches for Tass, including the doubles, without dropping a game, although Ian was unlucky to lose 13-15 to her in the middle of match ten.

 

Telsports 8 (Paul McDade 2½, Emma Bissett 3½, Robert Fotheringham 2)

Earls 2 (Scott Wishart 0, Jamie Harle 1, Stewart Mason 1)

There was a big win for rejuvenated Telsports at home to Earls. Emma Bissett starred with four victories for the loss of just one game to Stewart Mason. Paul McDade and Robert Fotheringham chipped in with a couple of wins each, and Paul also partnered Emma in their doubles match win. For Earls, Stewart defeated Paul 3-0 and Jamie Harle had a fine 3-1 victory over Robert, 13-11 in the fourth. Unfortunately for Jamie he later became unwell and had to concede his final match against Paul.

 

Lairds 3 (Ryan Connor 1, Mohammad Alrubayee 2)

Missiles 6 (Craig Fraser 3½, Euan Steel (reserve) 2½)

Lairds against Missiles had both sides shorthanded so only five matches were actually played. For Missiles Craig Fraser beat both Ryan Connor and Mohammad Alrubayee by 3-1 and Euan Steel had a fine 3-1 victory over Ryan and the doubles match was also won 3-1. For Lairds, Mohammad Alrubayee came from 2-0 down to defeat Euan 3-2.

 

Prospects 1 (Dave Goddard 0, Chris Wroniecki 1, Neil Lea 0)

Comets 9 (Glenn Christie 3½, Fraser Smith 3½, Doug Ogilvie2)

Comets dominated the majority of their fixture at Prospects but Chris Wroniecki put up some valiant resistance for Prospects and was involved in four five-game matches. First Chris got Prospects level at one-all when he came from 2-1 down to beat Fraser Smith 3-2. Next in match four Chris led 2-1, but Glenn Christie came back and won it 3-2 for Comets. In the doubles match Chris teamed up with Dave Goddard and again he led 2-1, but this time Glenn and Fraser won it 14-12 in the fifth. Finally, Chris played his third singles match against Doug Ogilvie and he came from 2-0 down to level with a 12-10 fourth game win. However, Doug won it for Comets with a 14-12 fifth game triumph.

 

Stanley Doubles Round 1

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

Squires 1 (Winnie Stein ½, Steve Wilson ½, Brian Halliday 0)

Squires took the lead at Chieftains after Winnie Stein and Steve Wilson defeated Fiona Kinloch and Jim Tawse 3-1. However, Chieftains then won five straight matches for the loss of just two games to secure the tie. Jacob Munro won all four matches in which he participated.

 

Postponements

Fixture

Div or cup

Original date

New date*

Prospects v Earls

Div 3

10/09/2018

01/10/2018

Telsports v Buccaneers

Stanley Doubles

12/09/2018

Not Known

Tass v Telsports

Div 3

17/09/2018

Not Known

Defenders v Telstars

Div 1

19/09/2018

Not Known

Lundin Lasers v Swots

Div 2

25/09/2018

02/10/2018

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Week 2 - commencing 17 September 2018

The new Division One season started as the old one ended with Knights and Aces at the top. They were both in devastating form against Rockets and Star respectively. Prefects had a big win over Brechin to move into third place and Viscounts and Up4it drew the other fixture played.

There are joint early leaders in Division Two after Swots and Chieftains had big wins at home over Tigers and Sputniks respectively. Villa had a big victory at Kingsway to go third and New Kids are fourth after they had a great win at Truants who were one of the top teams in the division last season. Finally Lundin lasers narrowly defeated Barons to claim fifth place.

In Division Three, Duffers moved to the top after they defeated Astronauts. Missiles are second despite losing narrowly at home to Prospects. Comets won well at home to Squires to draw level with Tass in joint third place and Lairds defeated Earls to move into fifth place.

 

Division 1

Knights 10 (Stuart Halliday 3½, Peter Aird 3, Robert Toth 3½)

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

Knights were in top form against Rockets and they only lost games in three of the ten matches played. Pete Yearworth and Gary Lowson both won a game in their 3-1 losses to Stuart Halliday and Tony O’Shea and Pete took Robert Toth and Stuart to the fifth game of the doubles match before losing 3-2. Otherwise Knights were unstoppable.

 

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

Star 0 (Andy Ferguson 0, Iain Martin 0)

Aces dominated against short-handed Star and only lost three games all night. Iain Martin won a game in his 3-1 defeats from Zeesth Naseem and Grant Williams and Iain partnered Andy Ferguson in the doubles match and they too won a game in their 3-1 loss to Grant and Zeesth. Jason Fleming comfortably won both the singles matches he played 3-0.

 

Prefects 9 (Michael Hahn 3½, Sascha Roschy (reserve) 2, Justin Yang 3½)

Brechin 1 (Andrew Crawford 0, Aaron Robertson 0, John Anderson 1)

Promoted Brechin found the going tough against Prefects. John Anderson got Brechin’s sole victory over reserve Sascha Roschy in match eight and Andrew Crawford won a game in each of his two 3-1 defeats to Michael Hahn and Sascha.  In the doubles match Andrew and John took Justin Yang and Michael to the fifth game before losing. Impressively, Justin won his three singles matches 3-0. However, 16-14, 11-9 and 18-16 against Andrew shows it was close throughout the match.

 

Viscounts 5 (Callum Riddoch 2½, David Hay 2½, Andrew Nimmo 0)

Up4it 5 (Ryan Docherty 1, Paul Monteith 1, Gillian Edwards 3)

This was a fantastic contest which lasted for nearly four hours. Viscounts went 2-0 up but had to fight to get a draw right at the death after Up4it dominated the middle section of the contest with four wins out of five. Gillian Edwards won her three singles matches for Up4it, but fifth game wins of 12-10 versus Andrew Nimmo and 11-9 against David Hay shows she was pushed really hard. Ryan Docherty of Up4it was also involved in two five-game matches. Firstly Ryan lost 11-7 in the fifth to David and later he defeated Andrew 11-9 in game five of match nine. It was then left to Viscounts captain Callum Riddoch to secure the overall draw for Viscounts with a 3-1 triumph over Paul Monteith in match ten.

 

Division 2

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

Villa 8 (Sandy Bertie 2½, James Pickles 2, Ian Hunter 3½)

Kingsway went 2-0 up against Villa after two five-game wins for Stephen Caird against Sandy Bertie and then Derek Thomson versus James Pickles. However Ian Hunter steadied the ship for Villa with a 3-0 victory over Alan Carrie and they then went on to win the remaining seven matches for the loss of only three games. Alan was unlucky to lose to James in five games for Kingsway.

 

Barons 4 (Andy Hughes 2, Tanya Kapelyukh 1, Bill Beattie 1)

Lundin Lasers 6 (Robert Brown 1½, Arthur Duncan 2, Roman Nydza 2½)

Lundin recovered from 2-0 down to narrowly defeat Barons. But the Lasers did not secure the overall victory until the final match. Five matches went to the fifth game and Barons won three of them. However, the star player with three wins was Roman Nydza of Lundin. Roman defeated Bill Beattie 3-0 and Tanya Kapelyukh 3-1 and partnered Robert Brown to beat Bill and Tanya 3-0 in the doubles match, but even this was close as 12-10, 11-8 and 13-11 game wins show.

 

Swots 9 (Nick Shepherd 3½, Collin Bleak 3½, Dave Beveridge 2)

Tigers 1 (Marion Davidson 0, Kenny McLaren 0, Scott Thomson 1)

Swots had a fantastic triumph over Tigers, although losing three of the last four matches in five games did not help the Tigers cause. Nick Shepherd and Collin Bleak both remained unbeaten for Swots with three singles wins each and they teamed up in the doubles match to defeat Kenny McLaren and Scott Thomson 3-2. Scott got Tigers sole win when he defeated Dave Beveridge 3-2. The other close matches saw Collin defeat Scott 11-9 in game five of match eight and then in match ten Nick beat Kenny 12-10 in the fifth.

 

Truants 3 (Graham Wood 2, Sascha Roschy 1, Knut Radmer 0)

New Kids 7 (Ken Falconer 1, Howard Lee 2½, Ian Smith 3½)

New Kids had a great start to the new season with a tremendous victory at Truants. The contest was close early on with the first four matches shared, including two 3-2 wins for New Kids. However, New Kids then went on a great run with five match victories in a row for the loss of just three games. The final match also looked destined for New Kids when Howard Lee went 2-1 up, but Graham Wood rallied for Truants to take it 3-2. Ian Smith had a brilliant night for New Kids winning his three singles matches and the doubles match with Howard.

                  

Chieftains 9 (Fiona Kinloch 3½, Jim Tawse 2, Jacob Munro 3½)

Sputniks 1 (Jack Oughton 0, Eric Brown 0, Carol McLean 1)

Chieftains raced ahead of Sputniks from the off and won the first seven matches. Sputniks Carol McLean was unlucky to lose to Fiona Kinloch 3-2, but later in match eight she got the better of Jim Tawse also in five games to get Sputniks on the scoreboard. However, Chieftains then saw out the match with two more victories. Jacob Munro and Fiona won all four matches they played, including the doubles match, 3-1 versus Jack Oughton and Carol.

 

Division 3

Comets 9 (Fraser Smith 3½, Jill Milne 2, Glenn Christie 3½)

Squires 1 (Steve Wilson 1, Winnie Stein 0, Brian Halliday 0)

Losing three five game matches did not help Squires’ cause against Comets. The first was in the opening match when Fraser Smith edged Steve Wilson. Jill Milne made it 2-0 to Comets after she defeated Winnie Stein 3-1 and Glenn Christie defeated Brian Halliday to continue the good Comets start. However, Steve replied with a 3-0 win over Jill to get Squires on the scoreboard. Two further 3-0 wins put Comets in control but the doubles match went to the fifth game before Fraser and Glenn won it 11-7 against Steve and Brian. Next Jill had to come from 2-1 down to beat Brian 3-2 and finally Glenn and Fraser closed out the win for Comets when they had 3-1 victories over Steve and Winnie respectively.

 

Missiles 4 (David Hunter 1½, Craig Fraser 2½, Lee Nixon (reserve) 0)

Prospects 6 (Charlie Ross 2, Christian Wroniecki 3, Dave Goddard 1)

Missiles levelled from 3-0 down against Prospects but eventually lost narrowly in the end. The most crucial matches were at the start and the end of the contest and Prospects won both of them. Firstly, Charlie Ross beat David Hunter 3-2 and at the death Christian Wroniecki came back from 2-1 down to defeat David and thus secure the narrow overall win for Prospects. The only other matches that did not finish 3-0 were in match two where Christian beat Craig Fraser 3-1 and in the doubles match when Craig and David defeated Charlie and Christian 3-1 after losing the opening game 11-13.

 

Earls 3 (Stewart Mason 3, Scott Wishart 0)

Lairds 7 (Ryan Connor 2½, Mohammad Alrubayee 2½, Derek Johnston 2)

Stewart Mason starred for two-player Earls in their loss against Lairds. Stewart won his three singles matches for the loss of just one game to Ryan Connor. Scott Wishart battled hard for Earls and was unlucky to lose 3-2 to Mohammad Alrubayee. The doubles match also went to the fifth game but it was Mohammad Alrubayee and Ryan who won it for Lairds, 11-7 in the fifth.

 

Duffers 8 (Rich McLaren 3½, Andy Reid 3½, Billy Liddle 1)

Astronauts 2 (Ian Roberts 1, Heather Gunn 0, Euan Steel 1)

The first six matches of the Duffers versus Astronauts fixture were won 3-0, but Euan Steel’s triumph over Billy Liddle was the only win for Astronauts in the sequence. The doubles match was much closer with Rich McLaren and Andy Reid winning 11-8 in the fifth against Ian Roberts and Euan. The next two matches were won 3-1 with Andy defeating Euan for Duffers and Ian then beating Billy in reply for the Astos. Rich then defeated Heather Gunn 3-0 to get the last win for Duffers.

 

Postponements

Fixture

Div or cup

Original date

New date*

Prospects v Earls

Div 3

10/09/2018

01/10/2018

Chieftains v Squires

Stanley Doubles

11/09/2018

Not Known

Telsports v Buccaneers

Stanley Doubles

12/09/2018

Not Known

Tass v Telsports

Div 3

17/09/2018

Not Known

Defenders v Telstars

Div 1

19/09/2018

Not Known

Lundin Lasers v Swots

Div 2

25/09/2018

02/10/2018

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Week 1 - commencing 10 September 2018

The new season started with the first round of the Stanley Doubles. There was also a full program of Division Three fixtures, with their early start due to there being an extra team in Division Three this season.

In Division Three, Tass are the early leaders after they had a great win at Lairds and Missiles are just behind after they won well at Squires. Buccaneers got off to a good start with a fine win at Astronauts and Duffers narrowly defeated two-player Telsports.

The Stanley Doubles first round had no surprises with all of the higher ranked sides comfortably going through to the second round.

 

Division 3

Astronauts 3 (Lee Nixon 1, Euan Steel 2, Nairn Nixon 0)

Buccaneers 7 (David Clark 2, Dale McLeish 2½, Stewart Ferguson 2½)

Last season’s newcomers Buccaneers stormed ahead of this years’ newbies Astronauts with three straight match wins. However, Euan Steel got Astros their first point with a fine 3-1 victory over David Clark. Three more wins, including the doubles match, for Stewart Ferguson and Dale McLeish put the visitors 6-1 ahead, but a 3-2 win for Euan over Stewart got one back for the home side. David then defeated Nairn Nixon to make it 7-2 to Buccaneers, but Lex Nixon had the final say for Astronauts after he defeated Dale 3-0.

 

Duffers 6 (Richard McLaren 2, Andy Reid 3, Billy Liddle 1)

Telsports 4 (Emma Bisset 2½, Robert Fotheringham 1½)

Two-player Telsports almost snatched a draw at Duffers. There was a crucial match in the doubles, where Emma Bisset and Rob Fotheringham won 16-14 in the fourth against Rich McLaren and Andy Reid to take a very close match. The singles matches were all comfortably won apart from when Andy Reid came from 2-1 down to defeat Emma 12-10 in the fifth and secure the narrow victory for Duffers.

 

Lairds 1 (Chris Riddoch 0, Ryan Connor ½, Mohammad Alrubayee ½)

Tass 9 (Stewart Clark 3, Emma Bisset (reserve) 3, Jim Houghton 3)

A very impressive performance at Lairds saw Tass become the early Division 3 leaders. Although losing three matches 3-2 and another three 3-1 shows that Lairds were a bit unlucky to not win some more points. For Tass Stewart Clark defeated Chris Riddoch 3-2, Ryan Connor 3-1 and Mohammad Alrubayee 3-1, 12-10 in the third and fourth; Emma Bisset also won her three singles matches but Mohammad Alrubayee took her to the fifth game before she won it and Jim Houghton came from 2-1 down to beat Chris 3-2. In the doubles match Mohammad Alrubayee and Ryan came from 1-0 down to win 3-1 versus Stewart and Jim and earn Lairds their sole victory.

 

Squires 2 (Brian Halliday 0, Steve Wilson 2, Winnie Stein 0)

Missiles 8 (Craig Fraser 3½, David Hunter 2, Daniel Russell 2½)

The first seven matches of the Squires versus Missiles contest were won 3-0 but it was a dominant Missiles side who won six of them. Steve Wilson then defeated Daniel Russell 3-1 to make it 6-2, but a 3-0 victory for Craig Fraser over Winnie Stein, the fourth of the night for star player Craig, and then a 3-1 triumph for David Hunter over Brian Halliday completed the scoring for Missiles.

 

Stanley Doubles Round 1

Kingsway 0 (Alan Carrie 0, Derek Thomson 0, Stephen Caird 0)

Telstars 5 (Plamen Kostadinov 2, Ian Farquhar 1½, David Monteith 1½)

Telstars won all five matches in their victory over Kingsway, but twice Plamen Kostadinov and David Monteith had to come from behind. First in match three Alan Carrie and Stephen Caird were 2-1 up before losing 3-2 and then in match five Alan Carrie and Derek Thomson were 2-0 up before Plamen and David triumphed 3-2. Ian Farquhar never a dropped a game all night for Telstars.

 

Swots 1 (Nick Shepherd ½, Collin Bleak 0, Chris Wroniecki (reserve) ½)

Viscounts 6 (Callum Riddoch 2, Andrew Nimmo 2, David Hay 2)

Viscounts started well at Swots and they won the first three matches 3-0. They then won 3-1 twice and 3-2 to take the tie, but in match seven  Nick Shepherd and Chris Wroniecki of Swots came from 2-0 down, including 20-18 in the second, to win 3-2 against Andrew Nimmo and David Hay.

 

Knights 5 (Stuart Halliday 1½, Peter Aird 2, Robert Toth 1½)

Comets 1 (Glenn Christie ½, Fraser Smith 0, David Sim (reserve) ½)

Knights went ahead after Stuart Halliday and Peter Aird came from behind to beat Glenn Christie and Fraser Smith 3-1. But Comets levelled after David Sim and Glenn beat Robert Toth and Stuart 3-2. However, Knights then took the tie after four match wins without dropping another game.

 

Duffers 1 (Richard McLaren ½, Andy Reid ½, Billy Liddle 0)

New Kids 5 (Ian Smith 1½, Ken Falconer 1½, Howard Lee 2)

The first match was won 3-0 by Rich McLaren and Andy Reid to put Duffers ahead. But New Kids then won five matches in a row to take the tie. Matches three and four were the crucial ones for the visitors as they won both of them 3-2, 14-12 and then 11-9 in the fifth respectively.

 

Missiles 1 (David Hunter ½, Craig Fraser ½, Daniel Russell 0)

Villa 5 (Ian Hunter 1½, Sandy Bertie 2, James Pickles 1½)

Villa raced into a 4-0 lead against Missiles, with three comfortable 3-0 wins and a not so comfortable 3-2 victory for Sandy Bertie and James Pickles against Craig Fraser and Daniel Russell. In match five, David Hunter and Craig came from 2-0 down to beat Ian Hunter and James 3-2 and get Missiles on the scoreboard. Next David and Daniel fought all the way, but Sandy and James won it in the fifth to take the match and secure the tie for Villa.

 

Aces 5 (Jason Fleming 2, Zeesth Naseem 1½, Grant Williams 1½)

Prospects 0 (Christian Wroniecki 0, Neil Lea 0, Charlie Ross 0)

Aces were dominant throughout against Prospects and did not drop a game all night.

 

Tass 1 (Jim Houghton ½, Stewart Clark ½)

Truants 8 (Graham Wood 2½, Knut Radmer 2½, Howard Lee (reserve) 3)

Tass only had two players due to a late call off and in the three matches actually played Jim Houghton and Stewart Clark won one of them defeating Graham Wood and Knut Radmer 12-10 in the fifth. For Truants Howard Lee partnered Graham and Knut to win both his matches 3-1, although 12-10 three times was hard on Jim and Stewart.

 

Sputniks 0 (Carol McLean 0, Jack Oughton 0, Jim Fleming 0)

Rockets 5 (Peter Yearworth 2, Tony O'Shea 1½, Jim Dyson 1½)

Rockets were dominant from the off against Sputniks and they won all five matches played for the loss of just one game.

 

Up4it 5 (Paul Monteith 1½, Gillian Edwards 1½, Ryan Docherty 2)

Brechin 1 (John Anderson ½, Andrew Crawford ½, Aaron Robertson 0)

Brechin got off to a great start when John Anderson and Andrew Crawford came from 2-0 down to defeat Paul Monteith and Gillian Edwards 14-12 in the fifth game of the opening match. However, Up4it then proceeded to win five matches in a row for the loss of just two games to win the tie. Ryan Docherty won all four matches in which he played.

 

Postponements

Fixture

Div or cup

Original date

New date*

Prospects v Earls

Div 3

10/09/2018

Not Known

Chieftains v Squires

Stanley Doubles

11/09/2018

Not Known

Telsports v Buccaneers

Stanley Doubles

12/09/2018

Not Known

 

 

 

 

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