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MATCH REPORTS

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Season 2019/2020

 

Week 13 - commencing 2nd December 2019

In Division one the top two sides Viscounts and Aces both had perfect victories against Rockets and Villa respectively. Third placed Knights had a good victory at Brechin but lost a little ground on the top two. Bottom side Defenders got their first league victory of the season when they defeated Chieftains. However, Defenders may now be only a single point behind Prefects but more significantly they are thirteen points below third bottom placed Villa.

The first two in Division two met and it was the leaders Barons who triumphed against Lundin Lasers to increase the gap at the top to eight points. Truants move up to third after they defeated Tass and they are now just three points behind the Lasers with a fixture less played. Swots and Comets did not play and are now in fourth and fifth place respectively.  Telstars are up to sixth following their victory over New Kids and in a rearranged fixture New Kids won well against bottom side Tass to move above Tigers into seventh place.

There was no change at the top of Division three after Sputniks, Buccaneers and Kingsway all had good victories by the same margin against Duffers, Prospects and Lairds respectively. The Sputniks lead is thus maintained at eight points with Buccaneers thirteen points ahead of Kingsway albeit that Kingsway have a fixture in hand over the top two. After losing by the same score Prospects, Lairds and Duffers remain in fourth, fifth and sixth place respectively. Squires and Astronauts drew and they are in seventh and eight positions, with Astronauts now just ahead of Missiles.

 

Division 1

Brechin 2 (Ian Farquhar 1, Murray Johnstone (Reserve) 0, John Anderson 1)

Knights 8 (Peter Aird 2, Stuart Halliday 2½, Andrew Nimmo 3½)

Knights got the overall victory at Brechin but there were a couple of hiccups along the way. The first was in the opening match and although Peter Aird initially went 2-0 up, Brechin’s Ian Farquhar fought back to win it 3-2, with 14-12 in the fourth vital for Ian. Stuart Halliday got Knights level with a 3-0 victory over Murray Johnstone. Next John Anderson was on course to get Brechin ahead again when he raced into a 2-0 lead but Andrew Nimmo turned it round to win it 14-12 in the fifth and get Knights in front.  Two 3-0 victories in succession made it 4-1 to Knights with Peter and Andrew defeating Murray and Ian respectively.  Match six saw John get one back for Brechin when he had a fine 3-0 victory against Stuart, but Stuart immediately got some revenge when he partnered Andrew to win the doubles match 3-1 versus John and Ian. A 3-0 win for Andrew against Murray made it 6-2 to Knights and 3-1 victories for Peter and Stuart versus John and Ian respectively completed the scoring for Knights.

 

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

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

Viscounts were in devastating form against Rockets and they won all ten matches for the loss of just two games. Both were won by Pete Yearworth in his 1-3 defeats by Robert Toth and later John Hannah. Otherwise Callum Riddoch, John and Robert were unstoppable and won all the other games without reaching 10-all once.

 

Defenders 7 (Ken Head 2½, Ian McLagan 2, Richard Tough 2½)

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

Defenders got a fine victory versus Chieftains despite Jacob Munro completing a fine hat-trick of singles wins. Jacob won all of his matches 3-0, with Ken Head coming closest to a game win when he lost 11-13 in the third. However, Defenders won all the other matches for whom Ken had a couple of fine 3-0 victories against first Fiona Kinloch and then later versus Jim Tawse. Ian McLagan came from behind to defeat Jim 3-1, but the remaining four matches went to the fifth game and Defenders won all of them. The first came in match three when Richard Tough and Jim fought out a close battle that could have went either way before Richard won it 11-9 in the fifth. The next match had an even closer finish. Fiona levelled at two-all from 0-2 down before Ian dominated the fifth to take a 10-4 lead. However, Fiona saved six match points in a row before there was another twist and Ian won it 16-14 to take the match. The doubles match was going Chieftains way and Fiona and Jacob went 2-0 up, but a fine come back saw Ken and Richard win it 3-2 for Defenders. In the fourth five game match of the contest Fiona again levelled from 0-2 down but this time Richard comfortably won the fifth to take the match. 

 

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

Aces 10 (Grant Williams 3½, Jason Fleming 3½, Mark Lundberg 3)

Aces were outstanding against Villa.  Grant Williams, Jason Fleming and Mark Lundberg won all ten matches 3-0 and the game score only reached 10-all once; Mark in his 12-10 third game victory over Sandy Bertie.

 

Division 2

Telstars 9 (David Monteith 3½, Stewart Clark 2, Jim Houghton 3½)

New Kids 1 (Kong Wan 0, Ian Brumwell 1, Collin Bleak 0)

Telstars won well in the end against New Kids, but only two matches were won 3-0 and losing four out of the five matches that reached the fifth game indicate New Kids were very unlucky not to have got more points on board. A 3-1 victory for David Monteith against Kong Wan got Telstars in front but a great comeback from 0-2 down saw Ian Brumwell win it 3-2 versus Stewart Clark to get New Kids level. The next three matches all went to the fifth game but it was Telstars who won all of them. The first saw Jim Houghton also fight back from 0-2 down to defeat Collin Bleak 3-2 but game scores including 11-13, 15-13 and finally 13-11 in the fifth show it could have went either way. Match four saw Kong go 2-1 up but Stewart fought back to win it 3-2 for Telstars. Next Collin had more fifth-game heartache. Initially Collin raced into a 2-0 lead but David fought back to win it 11-9 in the fifth and make it 4-1 to Telstars. A 3-0 win for Jim over Ian made it 5-1 and the doubles match saw a 3-1 win for David and Jim against Kong and Collin to make it 6-1 overall. Match eight saw Collin’s third fifth game defeat of the night with Stewart winning it this time after Collin had won the first. Telstars then saw out the contest with a 3-0 win for Jim versus Kong and finally David defeated Ian in the fourth.

 

Truants 8 (Graham Wood 3½, Howard Lee (Reserve) 3½, Knut Radmer 1)

Tass 2 (Kyle McPhee 1, Emma Bissett 1, Rob Fotheringham 0)

Truants won well against Tass but fifth-game wins at the beginning and end were vital for their cause. In the opening match 12-10 in the second game put Graham Wood 2-0 up but Kyle McPhee levelled before Graham edged a marathon fifth 16-14 to get Truants in front. Truants then hit a purple patch and won the next four matches for the loss of just one game, Knut Radmer in his 3-1 victory over Rob Fotheringham. In match six Emma Bissett got Tass on the scoreboard with a 3-1 victory over Knut but 13-11 scores in the first and fourth show Knut was close to a fifth game. The doubles match was won 3-0 by Howard Lee and Graham for Truants against Kyle and Emma and next Howard completed a fine hat-trick of singles wins when he defeated Rob 3-1. In match nine Kyle got one back for Tass when he defeated Knut 3-0 and it seemed Tass would end on a high point when Emma went 2-0 up in the final match. However, 12-10 in the third got Graham back into it and he went on to win it for Truants 11-9 in the fifth.

 

Barons 7 (Andy Hughes 3½, Justus Ludwig 3½, Bill Beattie 0)

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

Barons got the victory against Lundin Lasers following unbeaten performances from Justus Ludwig and Andy Hughes. Justus and Andy both had a couple of comfortable 3-0 wins but struggled in their other match. First in match four Justus had to come from behind to defeat Arthur Duncan 3-1 and Arthur could easily have taken it to the fifth game. Similarly Andy was very nearly taken to the fifth game by Roman Nydza at the death but eventually fell over the line 14-12 in the fourth. In the doubles match Justus and Andy also had their ups and downs but after losing the third 10-12 to Ron Filsell and Arthur they won it 11-6 in the fourth. For Lundin Lasers Arthur and Roman defeated Bill Beattie 3-0, but Bill’s match against Ron was very close. The first game was close with Bill just shading it 14-12 but Ron fought back to go 2-1 up. A strong fourth game saw Bill level at two-all however Ron saw out the fifth to take the match for the Lasers.

 

New Kids 9 (Kong Wan 2, Collin Bleak 3½, Ian Smith 3½)

Tass 1 (Rob Fotheringham 0, Kyle McPhee 1)

Tass were short-handed due to a very late call-off and New Kids took full advantage to secure a big overall victory although losing four times after taking the lead did not help the Tass cause. The first was in match two; after Kong Wan had defeated Rob Fotheringham 3-0, Kyle McPhee won the first game 11-9, but 13-11 in the second got Collin Bleak back level and Collin went on to win it 11-9 in the fourth. Later Collin had a similar outcome versus Rob, levelling at one-all before 15-13 in the saw him take command and win it 3-1. Rob was also very unlucky not to have at least taken his match with Ian Smith to a fifth game. Rob won the first 11-9 before Ian hit back in game two 12-10 and went on to win it 11-9 in the fourth. Kyle’s second defeat was 3-0 to Ian but again it was close throughout as 12-10, 11-9 and 13-11 game scores indicate. The Tass pairing got even closer in the doubles match but Collin and Ian came from 1-2 down to win it for New Kids 3-2. The sole Tass success was a 3-0 win for Kyle over Kong, but 13-11 in the first was vital to get Kyle on his way to victory.

 

Division 3

Duffers 2 (Billy Liddle 0, Stephen Walker ½, Rich McLaren 1½)

Sputniks 8 (Euan Steele 3, Jack Oughton 2, Carol McLean 3)

Sputniks raced into a 5-0 against Duffers for the loss of just one game, Carol McLean in her 3-1 victory over Billy Liddle, although six games in the five-match sequence were won by the minimum two points. It looked like 6-0 when a strong second game saw Jack Oughton go 2-0 up, however a great come-back by Rich McLaren saw him win it 3-2 to get Duffers on the scoreboard. The doubles match saw the Duffers revival continue as Stephen Walker and Rich comfortably defeated Euan Steele and Jack 3-0. Match eight saw Carol get Sputniks back on track when she defeated Stephen 3-0 and Euan the added another with a 3-1 victory against Rich. The final match saw Jack beat Billy 3-0 to complete the scoring for Sputniks.

 

Squires 5 (Winnie Stein 1½, Steve Wilson 1, Derek Johnston 2½)

Astronauts 5 (Nairn Nixon 3, Ian Roberts 2)

Short-handed Astronauts managed to get an overall draw at Squires thanks to a fine hat-trick of singles wins from Nairn Nixon that was added to by a double from Ian Roberts. Nairn initially defeated Winnie Stein 3-2 after being 1-2 down; then later Nairn had an even closer victory over Derek Johnston 12-10 in the fifth. Nairn completed his hat-trick with a 3-0 win over Steve Wilson. Ian started with a 3-2 win against Steve and later he defeated Winnie 3-0 to get his second win. For Squires Derek came from behind to beat Ian 3-2 and Derek then partnered Winnie to comfortably win the doubles match 3-0.

 

Lairds 2 (Stewart Mason 2, Eddie Dougan 0, Scott Wishart 0)

Kingsway 8 (Willie Cooper 2½, Stephen Caird 3½, Derek Thomson 2)

Kingsway were in charge for most of the night against Lairds and Willie Cooper, Stephen Caird and Derek Thomson won seven of the ten matches 3-0. Only once in the sequence did the game score reach ten-all and Willie won that 12-10 versus Scott Wishart. Lairds’ Stewart Mason was involved in the three other matches. In the opening match Stewart beat Willie 3-1; then in match five Stewart defeated Derek 3-2 and finally in the closing match Stewart lost 11-13 in the fourth to Stephen.

 

Prospects 2 (Sandy Pearson 1, Ken Falconer 0, Louis MacLeod 1)

Buccaneers 8 (Aaron Robertson 3½, Murray Johnstone 1½, Derek Mitchell 3)

Buccaneers had a strong victory at Prospects after they got off to a great start. The first five matches were won 3-0 by Buccaneers to put them in command. Match six saw Louis McLeod get Prospects on the scoreboard when he defeated Murray Johnstone 18-16 in the third, but the doubles match saw another yet another comfortable 3-0 victory for Buccaneers’ Aaron Robertson and Murray versus Sandy Pearson and Ken Falconer. In match eight Derek Mitchell completed a comfortable hat-trick of singles victories when he defeated Ken 3-0 but Louis and Aaron then fought out a close battle. Aaron won the first but a strong comeback saw Louis go 2-1 up, however 11-9 and 12-10 game wins in the fourth and fifth saw Aaron get another victory for Buccaneers. Match ten saw Sandy have the final say for Prospects when he defeated Murray 11-9 in the third game.

 

Postponements

Fixture

Div or cup

Original date

New date*

Up4it v Rockets

Stanley Doubles

10/09/2019

10/12/2019

Knights v Up4it

Div 1

17/09/2019

17/12/2019

Truants v Telstars

Div 2

22/10/2019

17/12/2019

Missiles v Astronauts

Div 3

04/11/2019

12/12/2019

Telstars v Tass

Div 2

18/11/2019

09/12/2019

Duffers v Kingsway

Div 3

21/11/2019

16/12/2019

Astronauts v Duffers

Div 3

27/11/2019

Not Known

Prefects v Up4it

Div 1

02/12/2019

09/12/2019

Tigers v Comets

Div 2

04/12/2019

11/12/2019

Defenders v Knights

Stanley Doubles

11/12/2019

18/12/2019

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Week 12 - commencing 25th November 2019

In Division one there was no change in the order at the top after Viscounts, Aces, Knights and Up4it all had perfect victories against Brechin, Defenders, Prefects and Villa respectively. Rockets move up to fifth after they defeated Chieftains and in a re-arranged fixture Villa had a big win at Defenders to move further way from the relegation spots currently occupied by Prefects and Defenders.

There were three drawn matches in Division two and this meant that the league leaders Barons slightly increased their lead at the top after they won at third placed Swots. Lundin Lasers are now in second place on their own after they drew with Truants who remain in fifth. Comets stay in fourth place after they drew with Telstars. Finally, Tass and Tigers also drew but both remain in the bottom half of the table.

The Division three leaders Sputniks did not play and their nearest rivals Buccaneers took full advantage to cut the Sputniks lead to eight points after they had victories against Astronauts in a rearranged fixture and then against Lairds in their scheduled fixture. Kingsway had a perfect result against Squires to move up to third place and Prospects defeated Missiles to move up to fourth place, above Duffers whose fixture was cancelled.

 

Division 1

Up4it 10 (Paul Monteith 3, Iain Martin 3½, Ryan Docherty 3½)

Villa 0 (Sandy Bertie 0, Tony O'Shea 0, David Sim 0)

Up4it won all ten matches against Villa but David Sim of Villa was unlucky to lose two of them in the fifth game to Paul Monteith and later Iain Martin after he had led both 2-1. Tony O’Shea and Sandy Bertie each won a game in their 1-3 losses to Ryan Docherty and similarly in the doubles match defeat to Iain and Ryan. However, Up4it’s Paul, Iain and Ryan did not drop a single game in the other five matches played.

 

Aces 10 (Grant Williams 3½, Mark Lundberg 3½, Jason Fleming 3)

Defenders 0 (Ken Head 0, Richard Tough 0, Ian McLagan 0)

Aces were dominant from the off against Defenders and they won all ten matches for the loss of just two games. The first was in match four when Ken Head won the third game 12-10 before losing in the fourth to Mark Lundberg. Then in the doubles match Richard Tough and Ian McLagan levelled at one-all before Grant Williams and Mark won it 3-1 for Aces. Otherwise, apart from a couple of 13-11 game wins, Aces were always in command with Jason Fleming winning his three singles matches without reaching 10-all once.

 

Chieftains 3 (Fiona Kinloch ½, Jim Tawse 0, Jacob Munro 2½)

Rockets 7 (Gary Lowson 2, Jos Berkhout 2, Jim Dyson 3)

Rockets got the win at Chieftains but there were numerous close battles throughout. Rockets won the first five matches but it was anything but easy for them. Gary Lowson beat Fiona Kinloch 3-1 to get Rockets in front, but in match two Jim Tawse had a big lead in game three to go 2-1 up. However, a great fight back by Jos Berkhout saw him win it 12-10 and Jos won the fourth to make it 2-0 to Rockets. In match three Jacob Munro won the first, but 11-9 and 12-10 wins in games three and four saw Jim Dyson make it 3-0. Jim Tawse then came even closer to getting Chieftains on the scoreboard, but Gary eventually won it 3-2 after Jim had twice levelled. Match five saw Jim Dyson beat Fiona 3-0 to keep Rockets run going, but Jacob broke the sequence with a fine 3-1 victory over Jos. Rockets seemed back on track in the doubles match when Jim Dyson and Gary went 2-0 up, but a great fightback, including 12-10 in the fourth saw Fiona and Jacob win it 3-2 for Chieftains. Jim Dyson made it 6-2 to Rockets after he defeated Jim Tawse 3-0, but Jacob got another victory for Chieftains when he came from 1-2 down to defeat Gary 3-2. However, Jos had the final say for Rockets with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Fiona.

 

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

Brechin 0 (Ian Farquhar 0, John Anderson 0, Derek Mitchell (Reserve) 0)

Viscounts won all ten matches against Brechin but Brechin won games in five of the matches. The first was in match four in Patrick Cao’s 3-1 victory over Derek Mitchell and then in the next match Ian Farquhar won a game in his 1-3 loss to Callum Riddoch. Then in match six John Anderson was defeated 3-1 by Patrick. In match eight Derek went in front but three straight game wins, including 12-10 in the fourth saw Callum home. Next Patrick finally got the better of Iain 11-8 in game five after Iain had led, with 12-10 in the third being vital for Patrick. John Hannah was in unstoppable form for Viscounts and he won all the matches he played in, including the doubles match with Callum, 3-0 without reaching 10-all once.

 

Knights 10 (Stuart Halliday 3½, Andrew Nimmo 3½, David Hay 3)

Prefects 0 (Holly McGerty 0, Sandy Pearson (Reserve) 0, Nick Shepherd 0)

Knights were in devastating form against Prefects and won nine of the matches played 3-0. The exception was in match eight where Andrew Nimmo and Nick Shepherd fought out a close contest with Andrew eventually winning it with a strong fifth game victory. Stuart Halliday and David Hay were taken to 13-11 once each by Nick and Sandy Pearson respectively, but otherwise Knights won all the other games played without reaching 10-all again.

 

Defenders 1 (Richard Tough 0, Ian McLagan 1, Arthur Pritchard 0)

Villa 9 (David Sim 3½, Sandy Bertie 2, Ian Hunter 3½)

Villa won well at Defenders but they hard to work hard along the way, and losing numerous close games did not help the Defenders cause. Villa went in front following David Sim’s 3-0 victory over Richard Tough, but Ian McLagan got Defenders level with a 3-1 win against Sandy Bertie. It looked like Defenders would take the lead when Arthur Pritchard went 2-1 up in match three but Ian Hunter fought back well to win it 3-2 and get Villa 2-1 up. David them beat Ian McLagan 3-1, followed by a 3-0 triumph for Ian Hunter against Richard to increase the Villa lead. Match six saw another 3-1 victory for Villa with Sandy defeating Arthur, but game scores of 14-12, 10-12, 11-8 and 13-11 show it was close throughout. Villa then hit a purple patch and they won the final four matches for the loss of just one game, Sandy in his 3-1 victory over Richard in match ten.

 

Division 2

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

Truants 5 (Alain Leger ½, Knut Radmer 1, Sascha Roschy 3½)

Lundin Lasers dominated early on, but had to win the last two matches just to secure a draw versus Truants. Sascha Roschy was the star player after he won all of his matches for Truants. Sascha started with a 3-1 victory over Robert Brown, then defeated Arthur Duncan 12-10 in the third and finally Sascha beat Roman Nydza 3-0. In the doubles match Sascha partnered Alain Leger to win that 3-0 too against Arthur and Roman. In his singles matches Alain came very close with no reward. Alain lost 11-9 in the third to Arthur in the opener and then in match four Alain led 2-0 before Roman fought back well to win it 3-2. Finally in match nine Alain led 2-1 but lost it 3-2 after a good comeback by Robert. Knut Radmer had a mixed time for Truants as he lost to Arthur in the opener and then Roman near the end, but in between these Knut had a fine 3-1 victory over Robert.

 

Tass 5 (Rob Fotheringham 1, Kyle McPhee 1½, Emma Bissett 2½)

Tigers 5 (Kenny McLaren 2, Paul Jackson 1, Scott Thomson 2)

Tass and Tigers were evenly matched throughout and in the end had to settle for a draw. It started well for Tigers as they won the opening two matches. First Kenny McLaren beat Rob Fotheringham 3-0 and next Paul Jackson came from behind to defeat Kyle McPhee 3-1, with 13-11 in the second being vital for Paul. Tass then fought back to level with two match wins of their own. Initially Emma Bissett beat Scott Thomson 3-0, but 14-12, 13-11 and 11-8 shows it was close throughout. Then in an almost mirror image of his earlier defeat Kyle came from behind to win the second 14-12 and then take the match 3-1 against Kenny. Next Scott beat Rob 3-0 to get Tigers back in front but 12-10 and 11-9 in the second and third saw Emma home against Paul to get Tass back level at three-all. Tass went in front for the first time after the doubles match when Emma and Kyle beat Paul and Scott 12-10 in the third but Tigers were quickly level after Scott defeated Kyle 3-0. It seemed Tass would go ahead again when Emma went 2-0 up but Kenny levelled with a 13-11 fourth game win and 11-8 in the fifth saw Kenny get Tigers in front 5-4. The next match followed an almost identical pattern with Paul winning the fourth 13-11 to level after he had been 2-0 down. However, this time it was Tass who benefited in the fifth game with Rob winning it 11-7 to secure the overall draw for Tass.

 

Comets 5 (Fraser Smith 1½, Glenn Christie 2½, Jill Milne 1)

Telstars 5 (David Monteith 3, Jim Houghton 0, Stewart Clark 2)

In a contest that ebbed and flowed throughout Comets and Telstars eventually settled for an overall draw, but losing all three times that matches went to the fifth game was hard on Comets. The first was in the opening match when David Monteith came from 0-2 down the defeat Fraser Smith 12-10 in the fifth. Then in the third match Stewart Clark came from 1-2 down to beat Jill Milne 3-2 and finally in match eight Stewart repeated the score versus Glenn Christie. However, if Telstars dominated the five-game matches Comets fared better in the three matches that went to the fourth game as they won two of them. Glenn was involved in all three of them: initially Glenn beat Jim Houghton in match two, before he lost to David in match four and then in the doubles match Glenn partnered Fraser to beat David and Jim after the Telstars pair had won the opener 16-14. The other four matches were won 3-0 with Fraser beating Stewart and Jim respectively 11-9 and 12-10 in the third; Jill also beat Jim 3-0 for Comets and finally David completed his hat-trick of singles wins for Telstars against Jill.

 

Swots 3 (Chris Wroniecki 1, Howard Lee 2, Dave Beveridge 0)

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

Swots led early on but Barons dominated the later stages to secure the overall victory. In the opener Chris Wroniecki defeated Tanya Kapelyukh 3-0 to get Swots in front. However, after the next two matches Swots could and probably should have been 3-0 up but somehow ended up behind. Initially Andy Hughes beat Howard Lee 11-9 in the fifth after Howard had led in the fifth and then in match three Dave Beveridge had an even bigger lead in the fifth but Bill Beattie fought back to win it 12-10 and get Barons in front. Howard beat Tanya 3-0 to get Swots back level, but two 3-0 wins for Bill and Andy against Chris and Dave respectively made it 4-2 to Barons. Howard and Chris started well in the doubles match and won the first, but Bill and Andy fought back well to win it 3-1 for Barons. Swots then got one back after Howard beat Bill 3-0 but a 3-1 victory for Tanya against Dave was followed by a 3-0 win for Andy versus Chris to complete the scoring for Barons.

 

Division 3

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

Lairds 3 (Stewart Mason 1, Eddie Dougan 1, Isaac Small 1)

Buccaneers pulled away in the end after Lairds had run them close early on. Stewart Mason got Lairds in front with a 3-0 victory over Stewart Ferguson. But two 3-0 victories got Buccaneers ahead with Aaron Robertson and Murray Johnstone defeating Eddie Dougan and Isaac Small respectively. It looked like Lairds would level it up when Stewart Mason went 2-1 ahead in match four, but 12-10 in the fourth got Aaron Robertson level and Aaron won it 11-7 in the fifth to make it 3-1 overall to Buccaneers. However, two close victories in a row did get Lairds back level. First Isaac beat Stewart Ferguson 3-2 after Stewart had levelled from 0-2 down and next Eddie came from behind to defeat Murray 3-1 and get Lairds level at three-all. This seemed to jolt Buccaneers into action as they then won three matches in a row 3-0 to take command. In match ten it looked like Lairds would have the final say when Eddie went 2-1 up but Stewart Ferguson fought back well to win it 3-2 for Buccaneers.

 

Kingsway 10 (Derek Thomson 3½, Stephen Caird 3, Willie Cooper 3½)

Squires 0 (Derek Johnston 0, Eddie Dougan (Reserve) 0, Steve Wilson 0)

Kingsway dominated winning seven of the ten matches against Squires 3-0. Derek Johnston won a game in his fourth game defeats to Derek Thomson and later Willie Cooper and Steve Wilson did likewise versus Willie, but elsewhere Kingsway were in charge. Stephen Caird won his three matches without being taken to 10-all once.

 

Missiles 3 (David Hunter 3, Jim Fleming 0, Moira Brown 0)

Prospects 7 (Louis MacLeod 2½, Charlie Ross 2½, Sandy Pearson 2)

Prospects got the overall victory at Missiles, but the star player was Missiles’ David Hunter who had a fine hat-trick of singles wins. In the opening match David defeated Louis McLeod 11-9 in the fourth; then in match five David beat Sandy Pearson 3-2, with 12-10 in the second being vital for David and finally David defeated Charlie Ross 3-0 with a 14-12 victory in the first being crucial to get David on his way. All of the other singles matches were won by the Prospects trio without being taken to 10-all once by either of the other Missiles Jim Fleming and Moira Brown. In the doubles match Louis and Charlie won it 3-1 for Prospects against Moira and David, but losing the opener 15-17 did not help the Missiles’ pairings cause.

 

Astronauts 0 (Lee Nixon 0, Nairn Nixon 0, Ian Roberts 0)

Buccaneers 10 (Stewart Ferguson 3½, Aaron Robertson 3½, Murray Johnstone 3)

Buccaneers won well at Astronauts with six of the matches being won 3-0. The other four were all won 3-1. Initially in the opening match Lee Nixon won the first but Stewart Ferguson fought back well to win it 3-1. Then in match four 15-13 in the second helped Stewart to defeat Nairn Nixon 3-1 and in the doubles match Stewart partnered Aaron Roberson to defeat Lee and Nairn 3-1. Lee also went in front against Murray Johnstone, but Murray quickly recovered to win it 3-1. Otherwise Buccaneers dominated without dropping a further game.

 

Postponements

Fixture

Div or cup

Original date

New date*

Up4it v Rockets

Stanley Doubles

10/09/2019

04/12/2019

Knights v Up4it

Div 1

17/09/2019

Not Known

Truants v Telstars

Div 2

22/10/2019

17/12/2019

Missiles v Astronauts

Div 3

04/11/2019

12/12/2019

New Kids v Tass

Div 2

06/11/2019

04/12/2019

Telstars v Tass

Div 2

18/11/2019

09/12/2019

Duffers v Kingsway

Div 3

21/11/2019

16/12/2019

Astronauts v Duffers

Div 3

27/11/2019

Not Known

Prefects v Up4it

Div 1

02/12/2019

09/12/2019

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Week 11 - commencing 18th November 2019

In Division one Viscounts increased their lead at the top to nine points after they had a big victory at third placed Knights. Nearest rivals Aces were short-handed but still won well at Rockets. Up4it move up to fourth place after they had a perfect result at Defenders and Brechin joined them on the same points total following a good result versus Chieftains. Villa defeated Prefects to leapfrog them out of the relegation spots into eighth place.

The two unbeaten sides in Division two met in Gauldry. However, it ended in a draw and this meant Barons stayed at the top, with Truants still in fifth place albeit with a fixture less played than the top sides.  Lundin Lasers move up to second place after they won well at Tigers and Swots joined them two points off the top when they narrowly defeated New Kids. Comets did not play but stay in fourth place.

Sputniks are now twenty-five points clear at the top of Division three following their victory at Missiles. Buccaneers are in second place after they drew at Squires, with Duffers dropping to third after their fixture was postponed. Lairds are in fourth place despite narrowly losing at home to fifth placed Prospects. Kingsway dropped to sixth place after they did not play although they are only six points off second place.

 

Division 1

Brechin 7 (Aaron Robertson (Reserve) 2, John Anderson 2½, Ian Farquhar 2½)

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

Brechin got the victory over Chieftains, but the star player was Jacob Munro who won his three singles matches for the visitors. Jacob initially had a 3-0 victory over John Anderson; then he came from 0-2 down to defeat Ian Farquhar 3-2 and finally Jacob beat Aaron Robertson 3-1. However, otherwise the Brechin trio were in fine form and they won the other seven matches for the loss of just one game when Ian came from behind to defeat Fiona Kinloch 3-1. Jim Tawse came close to another game win for Chieftains in the third against Aaron but eventually lost it 12-14.

 

Rockets 3 (Pete Yearworth 1 Jos Berkhout 1, Gary Lowson 1)

Aces 7 (Grant Williams 3½, Mark Lundberg 3½)

Aces were short-handed against Rockets but they won all seven matches actually played. Three were comfortably won 3-0 but the other four went to the fifth game. Initially Grant Williams came from 1-2 down to defeat Pete Yearworth 3-2 and later Grant beat Jos Berkhout after the players won alternate games for the whole match. In the doubles match Grant and partner Mark Lundberg had to come from behind to defeat Pete and Jos. Finally, Mark was involved in a close battle against Pete where both players had led before Mark won it 3-2 for Aces.

 

Defenders 0 (Richard Tough 0, Ian McLagan 0, Arthur Pritchard 0)

Up4it 10 (Paul Monteith 3, Ryan Docherty 3½, Cheng Yuan Gao 3½)

Up4it dominated from the off at Defenders and won all ten matches for the loss of just four games. The closest Defenders came to a victory was in match ten when Richard Tough took Ryan Docherty to the fifth game, but Ryan won that comfortably in the end. Ian McLagan lost in the fourth to Paul Monteith and Arthur Pritchard did the same against Ryan, eventually losing 11-13 in the fourth. Cheng Yuan Gao won his three singles matches 3-0 and only once did he reach 10-all, against Ian but he won that too by 14-12.

 

Villa 7 (Tony O'Shea 1, Ian Hunter 3, David Sim 3)

Prefects 3 (Bonifac Legrady 1½, Holly McGerty 0, Nick Shepherd 1½)

Villa secured a good victory over Prefects to leapfrog them in the table. Bonifac Legrady got Prefects in front when he came from 1-2 down to defeat Tony O’Shea 3-2. It looked like Holly McGerty would double the Prefects lead when she led 2-1, but Ian Hunter fought back to win it 11-9 in the fifth. A comfortable 3-0 victory for David Sim against Nick Shepherd saw Villa go in front and they extended their lead when Ian beat Bonifac 12-10 in the fourth. Match five saw Nick get one back for Prefects with a comfortable 3-0 win over Tony, but David made it 4-2 to Villa when he beat Holly 3-0, but 13-11 and 12-10 game wins show it was close. A 12-10 third game victory saw Nick and Bonifac take the doubles match versus Tony and Ian, but three match wins in a row saw Villa home. Firstly Ian beat Nick 3-1 and next David defeated Bonifac 3-0 and lastly Tony beat Holly 3-2 to have the final say for Villa.

 

Knights 1 (Andrew Nimmo 0, David Hay 1, Peter Aird 0)

Viscounts 9 (Robert Toth 3½, John Hannah 3½, Callum Riddoch 2)

Viscounts achieved a big result against club-mates Knights but there were many close results along the way. After two comfortable 3-0 victories for Robert Toth and John Hannah against Andrew Nimmo and David Hay respectively Callum Riddoch made it 3-0 to Viscounts after a much closer result versus Peter Aird. After losing the first, Peter went 2-1 up but Callum fought back to win it 11-9 in the fifth. In match four David and Robert had a close game win each of 12-10 and 13-11 respectively, but it was Robert who won it 3-1 in the end. Callum then made it 5-0 to Viscounts after a long battle against Andrew. Initially Callum went 2-0 up before Andrew levelled, however a strong fifth game saw Callum home. Two 3-1 victories, for John against Peter then in the doubles match saw Viscounts go 7-0 up.  But match eight finally saw some reward for Knights efforts; 12-10 in the third turned the match David’s way against Callum and a strong fourth saw David win it 3-1. Sadly for Knights Viscounts then went on to win the last two matches 3-0.

 

Division 2

Tigers 3 (Kenny McLaren 1, Paul Jackson 2, Marion Davidson 0)

Lundin Lasers 7 (Robert Brown 1, Roman Nydza 2½, Ron Filsell 3½)

Tigers started strongly and led 3-1 but a great run saw Lundin Lasers eventually triumph. A 3-0 win for Kenny McLaren against Robert Brown put Tigers ahead and their lead was soon doubled after Paul Jackson had a fine 3-0 victory versus Roman Nydza. However, five wins in the next six matches put Lundin in command and it was Ron Filsell who was the hero after he was involved in four of the victories. First Ron beat Marion Davidson 3-1; then he repeated the feat against Kenny, next Ron partnered Roman to win the doubles match and finally Ron beat Paul 15-13 in the third for his fourth match win. In among Ron’s heroics, Roman added another for the Lasers when he beat Marion 3-0 and for Tigers Paul’s 3-0 victory over Robert briefly put them ahead at 3-1. Match nine was a close affair but it was Robert who won it in the fifth against Marion to make it 6-3 to Lundin. It seemed Kenny would have the final say for Tigers when he led Roman 2-1, but a fight back saw Roman get Lundin’s sixth win in a row to complete the scoring.

 

Truants 5 (Graham Wood 2½, Sascha Roschy 2½, Knut Radmer 0)

Barons 5 (Justus Ludwig 3, Andy Hughes 1, Bill Beattie 1)

Barons led for most of the contest, but three match wins out of the last four played saw Truants achieve an overall draw. Barons went in front when Justus Ludwig came from behind to defeat Graham Wood 3-1. It looked like Barons would increase their lead when Andy Hughes raced into a 2-0 lead, but Sascha Roschy fought back well to win it 3-2 and get Truants level. However, two 3-1 victories in a row saw Barons go in front. First Bill Beattie defeated Knut Radmer and next Justus won 12-10 in the fourth against Sascha. Truants got one back when Graham defeated Bill 15-13 in the fourth but Andy made it 4-2 to Barons with a 3-0 victory over Knut. The doubles match was going Barons way when Justus and Andy went 2-1 up, but Graham and Sascha won it for Truants 11-9 in the fifth. Next Truants were back level at four-all when Sascha beat Bill 3-0 but Justus replied with a similar result against Knut to put Barons back in front. However, Graham then had the final say for Truants when he defeated Andy 15-13 in the fourth to earn Truants an overall draw.

 

Swots 6 (Sandy Pearson (Reserve) 1, Howard Lee 3, Dave Beveridge 2)

New Kids 4 (Kong Wan 0, Collin Bleak 2½, Ian Smith 1½)

Swots dominated early on but New Kids fought back to narrow the margin of their defeat. Eight of the ten matches were won 3-1 and Swots got the first two of them. Initially Sandy Pearson beat Kong Wan 11-9 in the fourth and next Howard Lee defeated Collin Bleak 13-11 in the fourth. Match three was the first of two to reach the fifth game and it was Dave Beveridge who eventually won it 11-8 against Ian Smith for Swots. The Swots lead became 4-0 following yet another 3-1 victory, this time for Howard versus Kong. However, New Kids fought back with three 3-1 victories of their own. First Ian beat Sandy, then Collin defeated Dave and finally Ian and Collin teamed up to win the doubles match 13-11 in the fourth versus Howard and Dave. Remarkably Swots then had a further two 3-1 victories to make it 6-3 overall: Howard against Ian and then Dave versus Kong. Match ten made it past the fourth game and it was Collin who had the final say for New Kids when he beat Sandy 3-2.

 

Division 3

Squires 5 (Derek Johnston 1, Steve Wilson 1, Stewart Mason (Reserve) 3)

Buccaneers 5 (Stewart Ferguson 2½, Murray Johnstone 0, Aaron Robertson 2½)

Squires and Buccaneers had to settle for a draw after a close contest. Buccaneers went in front when Stewart Ferguson beat Derek Johnston 3-0 but Squires fought back with two victories to go in front. Initially Steve Wilson beat Murray Johnstone 3-0 and next Stewart Mason edged Aaron Robertson 14-12 in the fifth. However, Buccaneers then won two in a row to re-take the lead with first Stewart Ferguson beating Steve 3-1 and then Aaron defeating Derek 3-0. Match six saw Squires back level when Stewart Mason beat Murray 3-0. The doubles match saw Stewart Ferguson and Aaron win it 3-1 for Buccaneers against Derek and Steve and another 3-1 win, this time for Aaron against Steve, made it 5-3 to Buccaneers. Squires then made a final comeback to earn a draw with two 3-0 victories: Stewart Mason versus Stewart Ferguson and finally Derek against Murray in match ten.

 

Lairds 4 (Stewart Mason 3, Eddie Dougan 1, Isaac Small 0)

Prospects 6 (Ken Falconer 2, Louis MacLeod 2½, Charlie Ross 1½)

Prospects got a narrow victory against Lairds despite a fine hat-trick by Lairds’ Stewart Mason. Stewart started with a 3-0 victory over Ken Falconer and later he also defeated Charlie Ross 3-0, including 12-10 twice. However, Stewart left it late in match ten to complete his hat-trick, 11-9 in the fifth against Louis MacLeod after Louis had led 2-1. Sadly for Lairds, their only other success was in match eight when Eddie Dougan defeated Charlie 3-0. For Prospects Louis had two 3-0 victories over Eddie and later Isaac Small, Ken beat Eddie and Isaac 3-1 and Charlie defeated Isaac 3-0. In the doubles match Eddie and Isaac won the first 12-10, but Louis and Charlie fought back to win it 3-1 for Prospects.

 

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

Sputniks 8 (Jack Oughton 3½, Eric Brown 2, Carol McLean 2½)

The league leaders Sputniks won well against Missiles following eight 3-0 victories, with Jack Oughton, Eric Brown and Carol McLean mostly in good form. The only two matches that went beyond the third game were both won by David Hunter of Missiles. In match five David defeated Carol 3-1 and then in the final match David came back from 0-2 down to beat Eric 3-2 but 19-17 in the fourth shows Eric was very close to victory.

 

Postponements

Fixture

Div or cup

Original date

New date*

Up4it v Rockets

Stanley Doubles

10/09/2019

04/12/2019

Knights v Up4it

Div 1

17/09/2019

Not Known

Astronauts v Buccaneers

Div 3

09/10/2019

27/11/2019

Truants v Telstars

Div 2

22/10/2019

17/12/2019

Missiles v Astronauts

Div 3

04/11/2019

12/12/2019

Defenders v Villa

Div 1

06/11/2019

25/11/2019

New Kids v Tass

Div 2

06/11/2019

04/12/2019

Telstars v Tass

Div 2

18/11/2019

09/12/2019

Duffers v Kingsway

Div 3

21/11/2019

16/12/2019

Astronauts v Duffers

Div 3

27/11/2019

Not Known

Prefects v Up4it

Div 1

02/12/2019

09/12/2019

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Week 10 - commencing 11th November 2019

In Division one Viscounts remain at the top after they won well against Chieftains. However, their lead was cut to seven points after their closest rivals Aces had a slightly stronger victory against Brechin. Third placed Knights matched Aces result at Villa to keep them just four points behind Aces with a fixture less played than the top two.  Up4it won well against Rockets but remain in sixth place just behind Rockets and also Brechin but with a fixture less played. Prefects had a big victory over Defenders to move just clear of the relegation spots which are occupied by Villa and Defenders.

There are new leaders in Division two for the fourth week in a row after the previous leaders Swots lost at fifth placed Truants to drop to second place. Barons regained the top spot following a good victory over Tigers. Lundin Lasers and Comets are four points off the top spot after they both had victories: Comets narrowly versus New Kids and Lundin strongly against short-handed Telstars.

Sputniks continue to dominate in Division three and a perfect victory over Astronauts saw their lead at the top increased to twenty points. Duffers remain second despite losing to third placed Buccaneers who moved ahead of Kingsway after they did not play. Lairds are in fifth place after they won well against short-handed Missiles and Prospects are in sixth after they defeated Squires who remain in seventh place.

 

Division 1

Villa 1 (Sandy Bertie 0, Ian Hunter ½, David Sim ½)

Knights 9 (Stuart Halliday 3, David Hay 3, Andrew Nimmo 3)

Knights won well at Villa but in several matches they were pushed very hard before winning. Two comfortable 3-0 victories for Stuart Halliday and David Hay against Sandy Bertie and Ian Hunter respectively put Knights 2-0 up. In match three David Sim and Andrew Nimmo shared 13-11 game wins before Andrew won it 3-1 to make it 3-0 overall. It seemed Ian was getting Villa on the scoreboard when he led 2-0 in match four, but Stuart fought back well to win it 3-2 for Knights. Two further 3-0 match wins made it 6-0, but the doubles match was a different story with Ian and David winning it 3-0 for Villa against Stuart and David. Ian continued his good spell in match eight by winning the first game 14-12, but Andrew won three straight games to take the match for Knights. Match nine went the distance; with Stuart leading 2-0 before 15-13 and 12-10 game wins got David Sim level. However, Stuart took the match with an 11-8 fifth game win and David Hay then completed the scoring for Knights with a 3-0 win over Sandy.

 

Prefects 8 (Bonifac Legrady 2½, Holly McGerty 2½, Nick Shepherd 3)

Defenders 2 (Ian McLagan 1, Arthur Pritchard 1, Richard Tough 0)

Defenders started very well at Prefects and won the first two matches. Initially Ian McLagan came from 1-2 down to beat Bonifac Legrady 13-11 in the fifth and next Arthur Pritchard beat Holly McGerty 17-15 in the third. However, Prefects then went on a great run for the rest of the night by winning eight matches in a row. Four of the matches in the run were won 3-0, but matches five and six were won in five games with first Bonifac coming from 1-2 down to beat Richard Tough 3-2 and then Nick Shepherd beat Arthur 3-2 in a see-sawing encounter. Later on Holly came from behind to defeat Richard 3-1 and in match ten Bonifac beat Arthur 3-1 to complete the scoring for Prefects.

 

Up4it 8 (Ryan Docherty 2½, Cheng Yuan Gao 3½, Iain Martin 2)

Rockets 2 (Jos Berkhout 0 Pete Yearworth 1, Jim Dyson 1)

Up4it won well against Rockets but needed to win several close matches along the way. The first was in the opening match when Ryan Docherty beat Jos Berkhout 3-2 with game scores of 11-9, 11-13, 9-11, 14-12 and 11-7 showing how close it was. Cheng Yuan Gao made it 2-0 for Up4it when he beat Pete Yearworth 3-1, but it seemed Rockets would get one back when Jim Dyson led 2-1. However, Iain Martin fought back with two 11-9 game wins to make it 3-0 for Up4it. A comfortable 3-0 victory for Gao versus Jos made it 4-0, but 22-20 and 12-10 game wins helped Jim to defeat Ryan 3-2 and get Rockets on the scoreboard. Next Pete had a fine 3-0 victory over Iain to get another back for Rockets. Sadly for Rockets Up4it then won the remaining four matches for the loss of just three games, although losing six times after the score reached 10-all did not help the Rockets cause.

 

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

Brechin 1 (John Anderson 0, Ian Farquhar 1, Andrew Crawford 0)

Last seasons’ champions Aces had a strong victory over Brechin, but required a fourth set win five times during the encounter. Four of them were against the unlucky Andrew Crawford who lost in the fourth 10-12 to both Zeesth Naseem and Grant Williams, 9-11 to Mark Lundberg and also in the doubles when partnering John Anderson versus Mark and Zeesth.  John himself was unlucky to lose 10-12 in the third and fourth games of his defeat by Grant. The only Brechin success also came in the fourth, for Ian Farquhar against Grant. Otherwise Mark and Zeesth dominated, winning the other four matches 3-0 for Aces.

 

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

Viscounts 8 (Patrick Cao 1½, Callum Riddoch 3½, John Hannah 3)

Chieftains went ahead after Jacob Munro beat Patrick Cao 3-0, but Viscounts replied with two 3-0 victories of their own to go ahead. First Callum Riddoch beat Jim Tawse and next John Hannah overcame Fiona Kinloch. Match four saw Chieftains level when a good fight back saw Jim defeat Patrick 12-10 in the fifth after Patrick had led 2-1. However, the league leaders Viscounts then hit top form and they won six matches in a row for the loss of just two games.

 

Division 2

Truants 7 (Graham Wood 3½, Sascha Roschy 3½, Alain Leger 0)

Swots 3 (Chris Wroniecki 1, Howard Lee 1, Dave Beveridge 1)

Truants defeated club-mates Swots after two fine hat-tricks for the loss of just one game from Graham Wood and Sascha Roschy, with only Howard Lee winning a game against the dominant duo. Graham and Sascha also paired up to win the doubles match 3-1 versus Dave Beveridge and Howard. For Swots Chris Wroniecki, Howard and Dave all defeated Alain Leger although 10-12 and 11-13 game losses in his 1-3 defeat against Howard were tough on Alain.

 

Barons 7 (Bill Beattie 2½, Justus Ludwig 3½, Tanya Kapelyukh 1)

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

Barons dominated early on against Tigers, but a late recovery saw Barons margin of victory reduced. Barons raced into a 5-0 lead against Tigers for the loss of just three games; Bill Beattie in his 3-1 victory against Scott Thomson and Justus Ludwig 3-2 against Kenny McLaren after Kenny had been 2-1 up. Match six saw Kenny get Tigers on the scoreboard when he came from behind to defeat Tanya Kapelyukh 3-1. Two further 3-0 wins saw Barons lead 7-1, but 3-1 wins for Scott and Kenny against Tanya and Bill respectively saw Tigers have the final say.

 

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

Telstars 1 (Jim Houghton ½, Stewart Clark ½)

Lundin Lasers defeated short-handed Telstars by winning all of the six singles matches played for the loss of just three games. Firstly, Arthur Duncan defeated Jim Houghton 3-1 and later on Robert Brown beat Stewart Clark 3-2. Roman Nydza won both of his matches 3-0 for the Lasers. The doubles match was a different story with Jim and Stewart winning it 3-2 for Telstars against Arthur and Roman after the sides had started with 10-12 and 13-11 game wins.

 

Comets 6 (Dougal Ogilvie 1½, Jill Milne 1, Glenn Christie 3½)

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

Comets and New Kids were neck and neck throughout the contest until two late victories saw Comets edge it overall. New Kids went in front when Collin Bleak came from 0-2 down to defeat Dougal Ogilvie 3-2. It looked like 2-0 when Ian Brumwell led 2-0 in match two, but another great fight back saw Jill Milne win it 3-2 to get Comets level. Next, Glenn Christie defeated Ian Smith 11-9 in the third to put Comets back in front but match four saw New Kids level again when Collin beat Jill 3-0. A 3-1 victory for Ian Smith over Dougal saw New Kids lead for the first time, but Glenn quickly levelled when he defeated Ian Brumwell 3-0. The doubles match saw Ian Smith and Collin go 2-0 up, but Glenn and Dougal turned it round to win it 3-2 and get Comets ahead again. Their lead was short-lived as Ian Smith beat Jill 3-0 in match eight and the teams were tied at four-all. Match nine saw Collin go 2-0 up with a 17-15 victory in game two, but Glenn fought back well to win it 3-2 and get Comets ahead again. The comeback seemed on again when Ian Brumwell won the opening game of match ten 12-10, but Dougal turned it round to win it 11-8 in the fourth and earn Comets the narrow overall victory.

 

Division 3

Lairds 8 (Stewart Mason 3½, Eddie Dougan 2½, Scott Wishart 2)

Missiles 2 (David Hunter 2, Heather Gunn 0)

Lairds got the victory over two-player Missiles after only one match made it beyond the third game. This match saw David Hunter defeat Eddie Dougan 3-1 and David got Missiles other victory against Scott Wishart. Otherwise Stewart Mason, Scott and Eddie dominated for Lairds.

 

Prospects 7 (Charlie Ross 0, Ken Falconer 3½, Sandy Pearson 3½)

Squires 3 (Winnie Stein 1, Steve Wilson 1, Derek Johnston 1)

Prospects and Squires had three 3-0 match victories each, but Prospects won three in the fifth and one in the fourth to secure the overall victory. Ken Falconer won two of the five-game matches, coming from 1-2 down to beat Steve Wilson and later 0-2 down to defeat Winnie Stein. Later still Winnie was again unlucky to lose 2-3 to Sandy Pearson after she had been 2-1 up and Steve also led against Sandy but ended up losing 1-3. For Squires Derek Johnston, Winnie and Steve all defeated Charlie Ross.

 

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

Duffers 3 (Stephen Walker 1, Rich McLaren 1, Andy Reid 1)

Buccaneers and Duffers both had spells of dominance but a late flurry saw Buccaneers win the overall contest. The opening match saw Stephen Walker lead 2-0 only for Murray Johnstone to level. In the decider Stephen dominated to get Duffers ahead. Buccaneers then fought back strongly to win three matches in a row. Two were by Aaron Robertson, 3-0 against Rich McLaren and then 3-1 versus Stephen. In between Aaron’s wins Stewart Ferguson defeated Andy Reid 3-1 after Andy had led. The contest turned again Duffers got back level following a 3-0 win for Andy over Murray and a 3-1 victory for Rich against Stewart. It seemed Duffers would go ahead after the doubles match when Andy and Rich went 2-1 up, but a dominant fight back saw Aaron and Stewart win it 3-2 for Duffers. Thereafter Buccaneers dominated and they won the remaining three matches for the loss of just one game, Murray in his 12-10 fourth game victory over Rich.

 

Astronauts 0 (Lee Nixon 0, Nairn Nixon 0, Logan Smith 0)

Sputniks 10 (Jack Oughton 3½, Eric Brown 3, Euan Steele 3½)

The league leaders Sputniks increased their lead at the top after a perfect victory over Astronauts. Sputniks Jack Oughton, Eric Brown and Euan Steele won all ten matches 3-0 although losing six times when the game score reached 10-all did not help the Astronauts cause.

 

Postponements

Fixture

Div or cup

Original date

New date*

Up4it v Rockets

Stanley Doubles

10/09/2019

04/12/2019

Knights v Up4it

Div 1

17/09/2019

Not Known

Astronauts v Buccaneers

Div 3

09/10/2019

27/11/2019

Truants v Telstars

Div 2

22/10/2019

17/12/2019

Missiles v Astronauts

Div 3

04/11/2019

Not Known

Defenders v Villa

Div 1

06/11/2019

25/11/2019

New Kids v Tass

Div 2

06/11/2019

04/12/2019

Astronauts v Duffers

Div 3

27/11/2019

Not Known

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Week 9 - commencing 4th November 2019

In Division one Viscounts strengthened their position at the top after they defeated nearest rivals Aces to open up an eight point gap. Knights beat Chieftains to move up to third, just overtaking Brechin who lost heavily at home to Up4it. Rockets had a perfect victory over Prefects to join Brechin in fourth place.

The new leaders of Division two are Swots after they comprehensively defeated previous leaders Comets. Barons move above Comets, a point behind Swots, after they narrowly beat Telstars. Tigers and Truants drew and both remain in the bottom half of the table but with fewer fixtures played than the league leaders.

The Division three leaders Sputniks heavily defeated nearest rivals Kingsway and they are now thirteen points clear at the top. Duffers lost narrowly at home to Prospects but gained enough points to join Kingsway in second place, but with a fixture in hand. Buccaneers did not play but remain in fourth place with two fixtures in hand over the leaders. Lairds narrowly defeated Squires to remain in fifth place.

 

Division 1

Brechin 1 (Ian Farquhar 0, Andrew Crawford 0, John Anderson 1)

Up4it 9 (Paul Monteith 3½, Ryan Docherty 3, Iain Martin 2½)

Up4it secured a big win in the end at Brechin, but seven four-game and three five-game matches show that it was a hard fought encounter throughout. Brechin’s sole victory came in match three when John Anderson beat Iain Martin 3-1 and John was unlucky to lose twice in the fifth game. In singles John lost 2-3 to Paul Monteith and then in the doubles match John partnered Andrew Crawford and they narrowly lost 9-11 in the fifth game to Iain and Paul. Andrew came even closer to a second Brechin triumph but eventually lost 14-16 in the fifth to Iain. All of the other matches were won 3-1 by Up4it including three victories for Ryan Docherty and three defeats for Brechin’s Ian Farquhar.

 

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

Prefects 0 (Charlie Ross (Reserve) 0, Holly McGerty 0, Bonifac Legrady 0)

Rockets dominated from the off against Prefects and they won all ten matches for the loss of just three games. In match two Gary Lowson defeated Holly McGerty 13-11 in the fourth and then in the next match Pete Yearworth beat Bonifac Legrady 3-1. However, Rockets won the final seven matches for the loss of just one more game when Gary beat Bonifac 3-1. Jos Berkhout won his three singles matches, and the doubles match partnering Pete, 3-0 without reaching ten-all once.

 

Viscounts 7 (John Hannah 3½, Robert Toth 2½, David Hay (Reserve) 1)

Aces 3 (Mark Lundberg 1, Zeesth Naseem 2, Jason Fleming 0)

Viscounts led for almost the entire contest against Aces their nearest rivals. The opening game was close with John Hannah winning it 14-12 versus Mark Lundberg but thereafter John dominated to win the match 3-0 and get Viscounts in front. Match two was evenly poised at one-all, but two 11-9 game wins for Zeesth Naseem saw him defeat Robert Toth 3-1 and get Aces level. Next Jason Fleming started well and took the first game but a good fightback by David Hay saw David win it 12-10 in the fourth and get Viscounts in front again. A 3-0 victory for Robert over Mark made it 3-1 and a come-from-behind 3-1 triumph for John against Jason meant Viscounts were 4-1 up. It started well for David in match six after he won the first, but a strong comeback by Zeesth saw Aces get one back. The doubles match was won 12-10 in the third by John and Robert versus Zeesth and Mark and the Viscounts lead was back to three matches. A 3-1 victory for Robert over Jason made it 6-2 to Viscounts but Mark replied with a 3-1 win against David to reduce the Aces deficit to three again. Match ten saw the two unbeaten players match up. However, 11-13 in the second was as close as Zeesth got as John dominated the first and third to win it 3-0 and have the final say for Viscounts.

 

Knights 9 (David Hay 3, Stuart Halliday 3½, Andrew Nimmo 2½)

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

The first three matches were comfortable 3-0 victories, with Knights winning two to Chieftains one. Initially for Knights David Hay and Stuart Halliday defeated Fiona Kinloch and Jim Tawse respectively and in match three Jacob Munro beat Andrew Nimmo in reply for Chieftains. Match four was closer, but Stuart won it 3-1 for Knights against Fiona and match five was even closer with David coming from 1-2 down to defeat Jacob 3-2. Sadly for Chieftains Knights then hit top form and won the last five matches for the loss of just one game, Stuart and Andrew in their doubles match versus Fiona and Jacob.

 

Division 2

Telstars 4 (Jim Houghton 1, David Monteith 2, Stewart Clark 1)

Barons 6 (Bill Beattie 0, Andy Hughes 2½, Justus Ludwig 3½)

Telstars led early on but Barons fought back to win it. Telstars went 2-0 up after Jim Houghton defeated Bill Beattie 3-1 and then David Monteith beat Andy Hughes 3-0. In match three Stewart Clark went ahead, but Justus Ludwig fought back well to win it 3-1 and get Barons on the scoreboard. A second 3-0 win for David, this time against Bill, made it 3-1 to Telstars. However, Barons then hit a purple patch by winning four matches in a row to move 5-3 ahead. Justus won two of them 3-1 versus Jim and later David, in both cases coming from behind; and Andy beat Stewart 3-0 for Barons’ other singles victory. Justus and Andy dominated the doubles match and won it 3-0 against Jim and David. Match nine went the distance. After Stewart had dominated the first two games, Bill was equally dominant in games three and four. Bill was on course to win it in the fifth game but Stewart fought back to edge it 11-9 and get one back for Telstars. However, Andy then won match ten 12-10 in the third against Jim to secure the narrow overall victory for Barons.

 

Tigers 5 (Kenny McLaren 2, Scott Thomson 2, Marion Davidson 1)

Truants 5 (Alain Leger 1, Knut Radmer ½, Graham Wood 3½)

Tigers led for the first seven matches but needed a final match win just to secure a draw against Truants. Tigers opened up a 2-0 lead following a 3-1 victory for Kenny McLaren versus Alain Leger and next a 3-0 triumph for Scott Thomson against Knut Radmer. Truants replied with a 3-0 win of their own by Graham Wood against Marion Davidson, although 13-11 in the second was vital for Graham. Next Scott beat Alain 3-1 to make it 3-1 to Tigers, but a second 3-0 win for Graham, this time against Kenny saw Truants only one behind. Match six was very close, but Marion eventually won it 13-11 in the fifth versus Knut to make it make it 4-2 to Tigers. However, Truants turned it around with three match wins in a row to take the lead. Firstly in the doubles match Knut and Graham beat Scott and Kenny 3-1; then Graham completed his hat-trick with a 3-1 triumph against Scott and finally Alain defeated Marion 3-0 to get Truants in front. There was another twist in match ten when Kenny earned Tigers a draw following a 3-0 victory against Knut.

 

Swots 8 (Chris Wroniecki 3½, Howard Lee 2½, Louis Macleod (Reserve) 2)

Comets 2 (Dougal Ogilvie 1, Fraser Smith 1, Jill Milne 0)

Swots started well against the leaders Comets by winning the opening three matches. Chris Wroniecki started the run with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Dougal Ogilvie, but the next two both went the distance. First Howard Lee beat Fraser Smith 13-11 in the fifth after Fraser had led 2-1 and then Louis McLeod defeated Jill Milne 3-2 after Jill had led 1-0. Match four also went the distance but this time Dougal won it 3-2 against Howard to get one back for Comets. Next Chris beat Jill 13-11 in the fourth to make it 4-1 to Swots but a 13-11 third game win for Fraser versus Louis reduced the deficit for Comets to two. Sadly for Comets that proved to be as close as they got as Swots won the last four matches to leapfrog Comets at the top of the table. The first three were won for the loss of just one game, Howard in his 3-1 win over Jill, but the final match saw Fraser race into a 2-0 lead. However, a great comeback by Chris saw him win it 3-2 to complete his hat-trick and have the final say for Swots.

 

Division 3

Duffers 4 (Billy Liddle 0, Rich McLaren 1½, Andy Reid 2½)

Prospects 6 (Sandy Pearson 1, Louis MacLeod 3, Ken Falconer 2)

Prospects ended with a narrow victory at Duffers after several twists and turns along the way. Prospects started well to go 2-0 up. First Sandy Pearson beat Billy Liddle 12-10 in the third and next Louis MacLeod defeated Rich McLaren 3-1. Duffers got back into it when Andy Reid beat Ken Falconer 3-0, and Rich levelled it at two-all with a 3-2 victory over Sandy after Sandy had led 2-1.  The contest turned again and two victories in a row saw Prospects back in front. First Ken defeated Billy 3-0 and then Louis beat Andy 3-1. The doubles match saw a comfortable 3-0 win for Rich and Andy over Sandy and Louis to get Duffers back to just one behind, and it seemed likely Rich would get them back on level terms when a 15-13 second game win saw him go 2-0 up. However, a good fight-back by Ken saw him win it 3-2 to get Prospects 5-3 ahead. A 3-0 victory for Andy over Sandy gave Duffers hope but Louis secured the overall victory for Prospects when he defeated Billy 3-0 in the final match.

 

Squires 4 (Winnie Stein 1, Derek Johnston 1, Steve Wilson 2)

Lairds 6 (Eddie Dougan 3½, Isaac Small 1½, Scott Wishart 1)

Squires and Lairds fought out a close contest with half of the matches decided in the fifth game. Lairds went ahead following a 3-0 win for Eddie Dougan against Winnie Stein. An 18-16 first game win got Derek Johnston in front but Isaac Small eventually won it 11-9 in the fifth to make it 2-0 to Lairds. It looked like 3-0 to Lairds when Scott Wishart went 2-0 up in match three, but Steve Wilson fought back to win it 3-2 and get one back for Squires. A comfortable 3-0 win for Eddie over Derek made it 3-1 to Lairds but next a 13-11 third game win saw Winnie go 2-1 up. Yet another twist saw Scott win it 11-9 in the fifth to make it 4-1 to Lairds. Match six saw another fifth game decider and this time it was Steve that won it 11-8 against Isaac to get one back for Squires. The doubles match also went to the fifth game and Lairds pairing Eddie and Isaac won it against Winnie and Steve to make it 5-2 to Lairds. The next two matches saw the winner come from behind to win 3-1 with first Derek defeating Scott to get one back for Squires and then Eddie beating Steve to secure the overall victory for Lairds. However, another 3-1 victory, this time for Winnie against Isaac saw Squires have the last say and narrow the margin of overall defeat.

 

Sputniks 9 (Carol McLean 3, Euan Steele 3½, Jack Oughton 2½)

Kingsway 1 (Willie Cooper 0, Alan Carrie 0, Stephen Caird 1)

The league leaders Sputniks dominated for the majority of the night against Kingsway and they won nine of the ten matches played 3-0.  The exception was in match three when Stephen Caird came from 1-2 down to defeat Jack Oughton 3-2. Otherwise Carol McLean, Euan Steele and Jack were in command to triumph in all the other matches and stretch Sputniks lead at the top of the division.

 

Postponements

Fixture

Div or cup

Original date

New date*

Up4it v Rockets

Stanley Doubles

10/09/2019

04/12/2019

Knights v Up4it

Div 1

17/09/2019

Not Known

Astronauts v Buccaneers

Div 3

09/10/2019

27/11/2019

Truants v Telstars

Div 2

22/10/2019

17/12/2019

Missiles v Astronauts

Div 3

04/11/2019

Not Known

Defenders v Villa

Div 1

06/11/2019

25/11/2019

New Kids v Tass

Div 2

06/11/2019

Not Known

Astronauts v Duffers

Div 3

27/11/2019

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 28th October 2019

The Excelsior Cup saw comfortable victories for Up4it and Brechin against Buccaneers and Barons respectively. Aces overcame Knights after a couple of early scares, but Viscounts had to dig deep to defeat Rockets in a winner takes all deciding ninth match.

In the Consolation Cup Duffers and Prospects had comfortable victories at Astronauts and Missiles respectively, but Sputniks only overcame Buccaneers after they had been pulled back level by Buccaneers four times.

In a rearranged Division two fixture Comets moved one point clear at the top after they narrowly defeated Tass.

 

Excelsior Cup Round 2

Up4it 5 (Paul Monteith 2, Cheng Yuan Gao 2, Ryan Docherty 1)

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

Up4it dominated against Buccaneers and secured the tie without dropping a game, although Ryan Docherty needed two 12-10 victories to get past Aaron Robertson. Paul Monteith and Cheng Yuan Gao won both of the matches they played without reaching 10-all once.

 

Rockets 4 (Pete Yearworth 0, Jos Berkhout 2, Jim Dyson 2)

Viscounts 5 (Jacob Munro (Reserve) 1, John Hannah 3, Patrick Cao 1)

Viscounts led for most of the night but Rockets kept fighting back only to lose out in a deciding ninth match. Viscounts went in front when Jacob Munro came from behind to defeat Pete Yearworth 3-1 and John Hannah doubled their lead with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Jos Berkhout. Patrick Cao started well in match three and took the opener, but Jim Dyson replied strongly to win it 3-1 and get one back for Rockets. A 12-10 third game win in match four saw Jacob in command, but a good fightback by Jos saw him win it 3-2 and get Rockets level. Next Pete went 2-1 up but Patrick eventually won it 13-11 in the fifth to get Viscounts in front again and a 3-1 victory for John versus Jim made it 4-2 overall to Viscounts. However, Rockets fought back to level again at four-all with two 3-0 victories in a row: first Jos defeated Patrick and then Jim beat Jacob. In the decider an 11-9 third game win saw Pete get back into it, but John got Viscounts through to the semi-finals with an 11-7 fourth game victory.

 

Aces 5 (Zeesth Naseem 2, Mark Lundberg 1, Grant Williams 2)

Knights 2 (Andrew Nimmo 1, David Hay 1, Stuart Halliday 0)

Aces went in front when Zeesth Naseem beat Andrew Nimmo 3-0. However, Knights levelled after David Hay defeated Mark Lundberg 3-2 although 14-12, 13-11 and 15-13 game wins for David show Mark was very unlucky to lose. Aces re-took the lead when Grant Williams came from behind to defeat Stuart Halliday 3-1. Next Mark led 2-1, but Andrew fought back to win it 11-9 in the fifth and get Knights back level at two-all. Match five saw Stuart start well with a 12-10 opening game win but a strong recovery saw Zeesth win it 3-1 to put Aces ahead again. A fine 3-0 win for Grant over David saw Aces increase their lead and Mark then saw them over the winning line following his 3-0 triumph over Stuart, with 12-10 in the second being vital for Mark.

 

Barons 0 (Justus Ludwig 0, Bill Beattie 0)

Brechin 9 (Andrew Crawford 3, John Anderson 3, Ian Farquhar 3)

Brechin comfortably won the tie at Barons, but of the six matches played Barons won a game in three of them. In the opening match Justus Ludwig levelled at two-all with an 11-9 win in game four but Andrew Crawford won it 11-6 in the fifth. Later, Andrew was behind again when Bill Beattie won the first game of their match 11-3, but Andrew recovered strongly to win it 3-1. Justus came closer to a victory playing Ian Farquhar when he led 2-1, but Ian then dominated to win it 3-2. John Anderson had a strong night for Brechin winning both his matches 3-0, but 13-11 in the first versus Justus helped his cause.

 

Consolation Cup Round 2

Sputniks 5 (Carol McLean 2, Euan Steele 2, Eric Brown 1)

Buccaneers 4 (Aaron Robertson 3, Stewart Ferguson 1, Murray Johnstone 0)

The Sputniks versus Buccaneers tie was close throughout but it was Sputniks who triumphed in the final match to take the tie. A 3-0 victory for Aaron Robertson against Carol McLean saw Buccaneers take the lead, but Sputniks levelled when Euan Steele defeated Stewart Ferguson 3-2. Sputniks went ahead when Eric Brown beat Murray Johnstone 3-1 but a 3-1 victory for Aaron over Euan levelled it up again. Next Carol beat Murray 3-0 to get Sputniks ahead again and it looked like their lead would stretch when Eric led Stewart 2-0, but a great fight back saw Stewart win it 3-2 and Buccaneers were back level at three-all. Euan then defeated Murray 3-1 to make it 4-3 to Sputniks but Aaron then completed his hat-trick with a 3-0 win over Eric to make it four-all. In the decider Carol dominated from the start against Stewart and her 3-0 triumph saw Sputniks through to the semi-finals.

 

Astronauts 1 (Nairn Nixon 1, Logan Smith 0, Lee Nixon 0)

Duffers 8 (Andy Reid 3, Stephen Walker 2, Rich McLaren 3)

Duffers fairly comfortably secured the victory over Astronauts. In the opening match Nairn Nixon took the lead, but Andy Reid fought back to win it 3-1 and get Duffers ahead. They doubled their lead when Stephen Walker defeated Logan Smith 3-0 and a 3-1 victory for Rich McLaren over Lee Nixon, after they had shared 12-10 game wins, saw it become 3-0 to Duffers. Andy beat Logan to make it 4-0 but Rich had to dig very deep to defeat Nairn 12-10 in the fifth and secure Duffers place in the semi-finals. The teams kept playing and after three 3-0 victories for Duffers to make it 8-0, Nairn finally got some rewards for his efforts when he defeated Stephen 14-12 in the fifth to get a consolation win for Astronauts.

 

Missiles 1 (David Hunter 1, Moira Brown 0, Heather Gunn 0)

Prospects 5 (Ken Falconer 2, Sandy Pearson 2, Charlie Ross 1)

Prospects raced into a 4-0 lead at Missiles for the loss of just two games: Charlie Ross and Ken Falconer in their 3-1 defeats of Heather Gunn and Moira Brown respectively. In match five David Hunter and Charlie were level at two-all but David eventually won a marathon fifth game 16-14 to get Missiles on the scoreboard. However, Sandy Pearson comfortably defeated Heather 3-0 to put Prospects through to the semi-finals.

 

Division 2

Tass 4 (Emma Bissett 2½, Rob Fotheringham ½, Kyle McPhee 1)

Comets 6 (Dougal Ogilvie 2, Fraser Smith 1, Carol Mclean (Reserve) 3)

Comets were in charge for most of the night but in the end only narrowly defeated Tass. Emma Bissett got Tass in front when she came from behind to defeat Dougal Ogilvie 3-1. However, Comets then fought back with five match wins in a row. The first two were straightforward enough with 3-0 victories for Fraser Smith and Carol McLean against Rob Fotheringham and Kyle McPhee respectively. Match four saw Rob go 2-0 up but Dougal fought back to win it 3-2, but 10-12 and 11-13 defeats in the fourth and fifth were tough on Rob. Two 3-1 wins for Carol and Fraser against Emma and Kyle got Comets five match wins in a row and it looked like six in the doubles match when Fraser and Dougal led 2-1. However, Rob and Emma fought back to win it 11-9 in the fifth and get one back for Tass. Match eight saw Carol secure the overall victory for Comets when she defeated Rob 3-0, but Tass then rallied to win the last two matches and narrow their defeat. First Kyle beat Dougal 3-0 and finally Emma came from behind to beat Fraser 3-1.

 

Postponements

Fixture

Div or cup

Original date

New date*

Up4it v Rockets

Stanley Doubles

10/09/2019

04/12/2019

Knights v Up4it

Div 1

17/09/2019

Not Known

Astronauts v Buccaneers

Div 3

09/10/2019

Not Known

Truants v Telstars

Div 2

22/10/2019

17/12/2019

Defenders v Villa

Div 1

06/11/2019

25/11/2019

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Week 7 - commencing 21st October 2019

Viscounts are still on top of the first division after they defeated Up4it, although Aces edged a little bit closer after they had a bigger victory over Chieftains. Brechin, Knights and Rockets all matched Aces score and are in third, fourth and fifth respectively. Chieftains drop to sixth after their heavy defeat by Aces.

Lundin Lasers moved to joint-top of Division two when they heavily defeated New Kids although Barons have a fixture in hard after they did not play. Swots are a point further behind in third after they narrowly lost at Tigers.

In Division three Sputniks remain on top after they drew at Buccaneers but Kingsway narrowed the gap to five points in second place when they heavily defeated Astronauts. Duffers narrowly defeated Lairds and they are now eight points off the top in third place with Buccaneers a couple of points behind in fourth. Squires had a good victory over Missiles to move up a couple of places to sixth just behind Lairds.

 

Division 1

Defenders 1 (Richard Tough 0, Ken Head 1, Ian McLagan 0)

Knights 9 (Stuart Halliday 3½, Andrew Nimmo 3½, David Hay 2)

Knights won the first seven matches against Defenders for the loss of just two games: David Hay and then Stuart Halliday in their 3-1 victories over Ian McLagan and Ken Head; although Richard Tough and Ian were unlucky to lose 13-15 in the third game of their doubles match defeat to Andrew Nimmo and Stuart. It looked like 8-0 when David went 2-1 up on Ken, but a great come-back saw Ken win it 3-2 and get Defenders on the scoreboard. Sadly for Defenders, Knights then completed the scoring with first Stuart beating Ian 3-0 and finally Andrew completing his night without dropping a game by defeating Richard 3-0.

 

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

Rockets 9 (Jos Berkhout 3½, Pete Yearworth 3½, Gary Lowson 2)

The final result shows a big win for Rockets at Villa, but there were numerous close matches throughout the night. In the opener Jos Berkout beat Tony O’Shea 3-1 to get Rockets in front and the next match was even closer with Pete Yearworth defeating Ian Hunter 3-2, with 13-11 in the third being vital for Pete. Match three saw Gary Lowson get a fine 3-0 victory against David Sim to make it 3-0 to Rockets, and Jos made it 4-0 when he came from behind to beat Ian 3-1 although 14-16 and 10-12 defeats suggest Ian was unlucky not to have taken it to the fifth game. Gary beat Tony 3-0 and then Pete defeated David 14-12 in the fourth to make it 6-0 overall. Tony and Ian started well in the doubles match and won the opener 12-10, but Jos and Pete then dominated to win it 3-1 for Rockets. It looked like 8-0 when Gary led 2-1, but Ian fought back well to win it 12-10 in the fifth and get Villa on the scoreboard. However, two comfortable 3-0 victories for Jos and Pete versus David and Tony respectively saw Rockets complete the scoring.

 

Prefects 1 (Bonifac Legrady 1, Nick Shepherd 0, Louis Macleod (Reserve) 0)

Brechin 9 (Ian Farquhar 2, John Anderson 3½, Andrew Crawford 3½)

Prefects started well against Brechin and Bonifac Legrady took the opening match 3-1 against Ian Farquhar, helped by 12-10 scores in the second and third games. However, Brechin then won every other match with John Anderson and Andrew Crawford remaining unbeaten including their 3-1 doubles match victory against Nick Shepherd and Louis Macleod, 14-12 in the fourth. Prefects were unlucky on several other occasions with Louis losing in the fourth to all three of the Brechin players. Nick’s closest match was against Andrew when he lost 9-11, 10-12 and 12-14 and Bonifac won the first 12-10 versus Andrew but lost 1-3 in the end.

 

Up4it 3 (Paul Monteith 0, Cheng Yuan Gao 2, Ryan Docherty 1)

Viscounts 7 (Callum Riddoch 1½, John Hannah 3½, Robert Toth 2)

Viscounts secured a good victory against Up4it following some strange comings and goings as described in detail predominantly by Up4it secretary Paul Monteith as follows:

Cheng yuan Gao made an impressive debut for Up4it in a fairly crazy marathon clash at Ward Road. The opening match set the tone for a seesaw evening. Paul Monteith and Callum Riddoch were matched at one-game all when Paul raced into an 8-0 lead but Callum won eleven points in succession to take the game and followed this up by taking the fourth to put Viscounts ahead. John Hannah and Robert Toth then comfortably beat Gao and Ryan Docherty for Viscounts to lead 3-0. Gao then defeated Callum in five games to get Up4it on the score sheet. Paul lead Robert 2-0 in match five and missed out on a match point in the third before Robert fought back by winning the last three games 12-10, 11-9 and 11-7 to make it 4-1 to Viscounts. Next John lead Ryan 10-1 in the first game of match six only for Ryan to get it back to 9-10 only for Ryan to then serve off the table to end his fightback. Next Ryan led 7-1 in game two before losing it 9-11. John comfortably won the third game to make it 5-1 to Viscounts. Callum and John then extended Viscounts lead by winning the doubles match 3-1 versus Gao and Ryan before Gao beat Robert 3-2 after Robert had come back from 0-2 down. In match nine Ryan and Callum fought out a cracker. Ryan led 2-0 before Callum levelled at two-all; it then looked all over when Ryan lead 10-2 in the fifth but Callum recovered to 9-10. Sadly for Callum he couldn't repeat his earlier come back and Ryan won it 11-9 to get Up4it’s third match win of the night. Finally John comfortably defeated Paul 3-0 to complete the scoring for Viscounts and end a rollercoaster of a night!

 

Aces 9 (Zeesth Naseem 3½, Jason Fleming 3, Mark Lundberg 2½)

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

Aces were in fine form against Chieftains and won eight of the ten matches played 3-0, without the game score line reaching 10-all once. The exceptions were firstly in the opening match where a great start saw Jacob Munro lead 2-1, but Zeesth Naseem fought back well to win it 11-9 in the fifth game. Then later in match nine Jacob went one better after he defeated Mark Lundberg 12-10 in the fourth to get Chieftains on the scoreboard. Jason Fleming had a great night for Aces after he won all nine games he played for the loss of just forty points in total.

 

Division 2

Tigers 6 (Kenny McLaren 2½, Paul Jackson 1, Scott Thomson 2½)

Swots 4 (Dave Beveridge 0, Howard Lee 3, Chris Wroniecki 1)

Tigers ended up with a narrow victory against Swots despite a fine hat-trick from Swots’ Howard Lee. Initially Howard had to come from 0-2 down to defeat Paul Jackson and later Howard beat Scott Thomson and then Kenny McLaren 3-1. Chris Wroniecki got Swots other win in match eight against Paul but he had to come from 1-2 down to win it 3-2. For Tigers Kenny and Scott both defeated Dave Beveridge 3-0 and Chris 3-1 and Paul beat Dave 14-12 in the third game. The doubles match could have earned Swots a draw and Dave and Chris were looking good at 2-1 up, but Kenny and Scott fought back well to win it 3-2 and ultimately earn Tigers the narrow overall victory.

 

Lundin Lasers 8 (Arthur Duncan 3½, Roman Nydza 2½, Ron Filsell 2)

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

Lundin Lasers started well against New Kids with two 3-0 wins: firstly Arthur Duncan against Ian Brumwell and next Roman Nydza versus Collin Bleak. Ian Smith got New Kids on the scoreboard after he defeated Ron Filsell 3-0, but the Lasers then hit a purple patch to win four matches in a row for the loss of just two games: Roman and Arthur in their 3-1 victories over Ian Brumwell and Ian Smith respectively. In match eight Ian Smith won a tight affair 3-1 versus Roman to get one back for New Kids. However, the final two matches were even closer. Firstly, Ron led 2-0 only to be pulled back to two-all by Ian Brumwell but Ron won it for the Lasers in the fifth. Finally Collin was looking good when he led 2-1, but Arthur fought back strongly to win it 3-2 and have the final say for Lundin.

 

Division 3

Squires 8 (Winnie Stein 2½, Eddie Dougan (Reserve) 3½, Isaac Small (Reserve) 2)

Missiles 2 (David Hunter 2, Moira Brown 0, Heather Gunn 0)

In the opening match Squires’ Winnie Stein won the third 17-15 to go 2-1 up but David Hunter eventually won it 14-12 in the fifth to put Missiles ahead. However, Squires then dominated and won seven matches in a row for the loss of just three games: Isaac Small in his 3-1 victories over Heather Gunn and Moira Brown and Eddie Dougan in his 3-1 win over David. In match nine David beat Isaac 3-1 to get one back for Missiles, but Winnie had the final say for Squires when she defeated Moira 3-1.

 

Lairds 4 (Isaac Small 1½, Scott Wishart 0, Stewart Mason 2½)

Duffers 6 (Rich McLaren 3, Billy Liddle 1, Stephen Walker 2)

Duffers led for the entire fixture but Lairds recovered in the latter stages to only narrowly lose. Two 3-1 victories for Rich McLaren and Billy Liddle over Isaac Small and Scott Wishart respectively got Duffers ahead but Stewart Mason pulled one back when he beat Stephen Walker 3-0. However, a 3-0 win for Rich over Scott was added to by Billy with a come-from-behind 3-1 victory against Isaac and this meant Duffers led 4-1 at the half-way point. Stewart got one back with a 3-0 win over Billy and two 12-10 game wins helped Stewart and Isaac get Lairds back to within one match after they beat Rich and Billy 3-1 in the doubles match. Unfortunately illness meant Scott had to concede match eight to Stephen and Rich beat Stewart 3-0 to make it 6-3 to Duffers. Isaac had the final say for Lairds with a 3-0 win over Billy, but 13-11 and 15-13 game wins were tough on Billy.

 

Buccaneers 5 (Murray Johnstone 1½, Aaron Robertson 3½, Stewart Ferguson 0)

Sputniks 5 (Euan Steele 1, Carol McLean 2, Jack Oughton 2)

Buccaneers were ahead for most of the night but in the end Sputniks earned a draw after winning the final two matches. In the opening match Euan Steele led 2-1 but Murray Johnstone fought back to win it 11-9 in the fifth and get Buccaneers ahead. Aaron Robertson made it 2-0 with a 3-0 defeat of Carol McLean but Sputniks pulled one back after Jack Oughton defeated Stewart Ferguson 3-1. In match four Euan lost for the second time after five games when Aaron made it 3-1 to Buccaneers. Sputniks had better luck in the next match after Jack beat Murray 12-10 I the fifth game and Carol made it three-all when she defeated Stewart 3-1. The doubles match was a close affair, but Aaron and Murray eventually won it 3-2 for Buccaneers against Carol and Euan. A 3-0 triumph for Aaron against Jack made it 5-3 to Buccaneers, but Sputniks fought back well to earn an overall draw after 3-1 victories for Euan and Carol against Stewart and Murray respectively.

 

Kingsway 9 (Derek Thomson 3½, Stephen Caird 3½, Alan Carrie 2)

Astronauts 1 (Mckenzie Rough 0, Nairn Nixon 1, Logan Smith 0)

Kingsway raced into a 5-0 lead for the loss of just one game when Stephen Caird came from behind to defeat Mckenzie Rough 3-1. In match six Nairn Nixon beat Alan Carrie 3-1 to get Astronauts on the scoreboard but two further 3-0 wins for Kingsway made it 7-1 overall. In match nine Mckenzie led 2-0 but a great fight-back saw Alan win it 3-2 for Kingsway and in the final match Derek Thomson completed his third 3-0 victory of the night against Nairn to complete the scoring for Kingsway.

 

Postponements

Fixture

Div or cup

Original date

New date*

Up4it v Rockets

Stanley Doubles

10/09/2019

04/12/2019

Knights v Up4it

Div 1

17/09/2019

Not Known

Astronauts v Buccaneers

Div 3

09/10/2019

Not Known

Truants v Telstars

Div 2

22/10/2019

17/12/2019

Tass v Comets

Div 2

23/10/2019

30/10/2019

Defenders v Villa

Div 1

06/11/2019

25/11/2019

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Week 6 - commencing 14th October 2019

In the first round of the Excelsior Cup Up4it and Rockets progressed following comfortable victories over Chieftains and Defenders respectively. However, third Division Buccaneers caused a major upset by knocking first Division Villa out of the districts’ premier cup competition.

The Secondary Shield saw Barons, Tigers, Telstars and New Kids qualify for the semi-finals and in the Consolation Cup Prospects defeated Squires.

Viscounts are the new Division one leaders after they comfortably defeated Prefects in a rearranged fixture. Lundin Lasers and Tass fought out a close draw in Division two and Duffers had a big win over Missiles to move up to second place in Division three.

 

Excelsior Cup Round 1

Chieftains 1 (Justus Ludwig (Reserve) 1, Jim Tawse 0, Stewart Mason (Reserve) 0)

Up4it 5 (Paul Monteith 2, Ryan Docherty 2, Iain Martin 1)

Up4it went in front at Chieftains when Paul Monteith beat Justus Ludwig 3-0 and Ryan Docherty doubled their lead after a very tight contest with Jim Tawse. Jim won the fourth 12-10 to level, but Ryan eventually won it 13-11 in the fifth. Iain Martin increased the Up4it lead with a 3-0 victory over Stewart Mason and a similar result for Paul against Jim made it 4-0 to Up4it. Match five saw Justus get Chieftains on the scoreboard when he defeated Iain 11-9 in the fifth. However, Ryan then beat Stewart 3-0 to secure the tie for Up4it.

 

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

Buccaneers 5 (Derek Mitchell 2, Aaron Robertson 3, Murray Johnstone 0)

Buccaneers led 2-0, 3-1 and 4-2 but needed a victory in match nine to secure a fantastic result against Villa.  Buccaneers went 2-0 up following a 3-0 victory for Derek Mitchell against Tony O’Shea and then a 3-1 win for Aaron Robertson versus Sandy Bertie. Villa pulled one back when David Sim beat Murray Johnstone 3-1, but a comfortable victory for Derek over Sandy made it 3-1 to Buccaneers. Tony then made it a one point lead again after he beat Murray 3-0, but a 3-1 triumph for Aaron against David put Buccaneers 4-2 up. In match seven when Murray went 2-1 up it seemed the tie was almost over but a great fight-back by Sandy saw him win it 3-2. Next David had a fine victory over Derek to get Villa back level at four-all. In the decider Aaron capped a great night with his third victory, this time 3-0 versus Tony, to secure the tie for Buccaneers.

 

Defenders 1 (Richard Tough 0, Ken Head 1, Arthur Pritchard 0)

Rockets 7 (Jim Dyson 2, Gary Lowson 2, Pete Yearworth 3)

Rockets raced into a 3-0 lead against Defenders for the loss of just one game, Gary Lowson 10-12 in the second game of his 3-1 victory over Ken Head. It looked like 4-0 when Jim Dyson won 13-11 to go 2-0 up on Ken. However, 13-11 in the third got Ken back into it and two further game wins saw Ken get Defenders on the scoreboard. Sadly for Defenders that was as good as it got as Rockets won the next four matches and the tie without dropping another game. Pete Yearworth won his three matches for Rockets without dropping a game.

 

Secondary Shield Round 3

Barons 5 (Andy Hughes 2, Tanya Kapelyukh 1, Justus Ludwig 2)

Comets 1 (Glenn Christie 1, Fraser Smith 0, Dougal Ogilvie 0)

Barons won the tie but Comets could easily have taken it further. The opening match saw Glenn Christie well on course to taking a 2-0 lead, but Andy Hughes eventually won the second 13-11 and then he took the match 3-1 for Barons. Next Fraser Smith had a big third game win to go 2-1 up but after saving match points Tanya Kapelyukh won the fourth 13-11 and took the match 11-9 in the fifth to make it 2-0 to Barons. It was soon 3-0 after Justus Ludwig had a strong victory over Dougal Ogilvie; but in match four Glenn defeated Tanya 3-1 to get Comets on the scoreboard. Next Dougal had chances to win the first but Andy won it 16-14 and then saw the match out to make it 4-1 to Barons.  A second strong 3-0 victory for Justus, this time against Fraser, then saw Barons home.

 

Tigers 5 (Kenny McLaren 1, Paul Jackson 2, Marion Davidson 2)

Lairds 3 (Eddie Dougan 0, Scott Wishart 0, Stewart Mason 3)

Tigers won the tie with a match to spare but Lairds Stewart Mason was the star player with a fine hat-trick of wins. Initially Stewart beat Marion Davidson 3-0; then he came from 1-2 down to defeat Kenny McLaren 3-2 and finally Stewart beat Paul Jackson 3-1. However, Tigers won all the other matches to take the tie: Marion beat Eddie Dougan 3-1 and Scott Wishart 3-0; Paul defeated Eddie and Scott 3-1 and Kenny beat Eddie 3-0.

 

Truants 2 (Sascha Roschy 1, Alain Leger 0, Graham Wood 1)

Telstars 5 (Jim Houghton 1, Stewart Clark 1, David Monteith 3)

A fine overall performance saw Telstars get the victory in Gauldry over Truants. Yet it had started well for Truants with Sascha Roschy beating Jim Houghton 3-2 to give then the lead. It looked like 2-0 when Alain Leger won the first two games in match two, but a great turnaround saw Stewart Clark win it 13-11 in the fifth to get Telstars level. Yet another five-game match saw David Monteith beat Graham Wood to put Telstars in front. Two 3-1 victories for Jim and David against Alain and Sascha respectively saw Telstars increase their lead to 4-1. A strong victory for Graham against Stewart got Truants back into the tie but a 16-14 third game win for David over Alain saw Telstars home and into the next round.

 

New Kids 6 (Kong Wan 1, Collin Bleak 3, Ian Smith 2)

Swots 3 (Chris Wroniecki 1, Dave Beveridge 0, Howard Lee 2)

Swots led three times, but a strong finish saw New Kids take the tie following victories in the last four matches. Swots went in front when Chris Wroniecki beat Kong Wan 3-0 but a similar result for Collin Bleak against Dave Beveridge saw New Kids level, although 16-14 in the first was vital for Collin. Ian Smith went 2-0 up in match three but a great fight-back saw Howard Lee win it 3-2 to put Swots back in front. However, Collin got New Kids level for the second time after he defeated Chris 3-0, 13-11 in the second being crucial for Collin. Swots went ahead for the third time when Howard beat Kong 3-0, but a come-from-behind 3-1 win for Ian over Dave made it three-all. New Kids went in front for the first time when Collin completed his hat–trick with a 3-1 victory over Howard and Ian then secured the tie when he beat Chris 3-1. Kong then completed the scoring for New Kids after he defeated Dave 3-1.

 

Consolation Cup Round 1

Prospects 5 (Ken Falconer 2, Charlie Ross 1, Louis MacLeod 2)

Squires 1 (Derek Johnston 1, Winnie Stein 0, Steve Wilson 0)

Prospects started well against Squires and won the first trio of singles matches. Initially Ken Falconer beat Derek Johnston 3-1 and then Charlie Ross defeated Winnie Stein 3-0 to double the lead. Finally, Louis McLeod beat Steve Wilson 3-1 to make it 3-0 overall to Prospects. Match four went the distance, but Derek eventually won it 12-10 in the fifth against Charlie to get Squires on the scoreboard. However, Ken then steadied the Prospects ship with a 3-1 victory over Steve and Louis won the tie for Prospects after he beat Winnie 3-0.

 

Division 1

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

Prefects 0 (Nick Shepherd 0, Holly McGerty 0, Bonifac Legrady 0)

Viscounts were in devastating form against Prefects and they won all ten of the matches played for the loss of just three games. The first was in match three when Patrick Cao defeated Bonifac Legrady 13-11 in the fourth. Later in match six Holly McGerty won the first game, but Patrick recovered well to win it 3-1. In the final match Holly won the third 13-11, but Callum Riddoch recovered strongly to win it 3-1 and complete the whitewash for Viscounts. John Hannah won all of his matches 3-0 without being taken to ten-all once.

 

Division 2

Lundin Lasers 5 (Arthur Duncan 2, Ron Filsell 1, Robert Brown 2)

Tass 5 (Rob Fotheringham 0, Kyle McPhee 2½, Emma Bissett 2½)

Lundin Lasers started well against Tass but had to rally late on just to achieve an overall draw. Arthur Duncan got Lundin in front when he defeated Rob Fotheringham 3-1, but Kyle McPhee levelled with a 3-2 triumph against Ron Filsell. In match three Robert Brown led 2-0 before Emma Bissett levelled, however Robert won the fifth game to get the Lasers in front again. A 3-0 victory for Ron over Rob made it 3-1 to Lundin but Tass then went on a great run to win four matches in a row and take the lead. First Emma beat Arthur 3-0 and then Kyle came from behind to defeat Robert 3-1. Next Kyle and Emma paired up to win the doubles match 3-0 versus Arthur and Ron and then Emma came from behind to beat Ron 3-1. In match nine Robert stopped the rot for Lundin when he defeated Rob 3-0 and finally Arthur overcame Kyle in five games to earn the Lasers the overall draw.

 

Division 3

Duffers 10 (Rich McLaren 3½, Stephen Walker 3½, Andy Reid 3)

Missiles 0 (Jim Fleming 0, David Hunter 0, Heather Gunn 0)

Duffers Rich McLaren won the opening match against Jim Fleming of Missiles 14-12 in the fourth. Match two went the distance before Stephen Walker eventually defeated David Hunter 16-14 in the fifth to double the Duffers lead. It soon became 3-0 to Duffers after Andy Reid beat Heather Gunn 3-0. Thereafter Duffers went on a great run and they won the next six matches without dropping a game. In the final match David won the second 12-10 to level, but Rich won the next two 11-7 to win the match a seal the perfect win for Duffers.

 

Postponements

Fixture

Div or cup

Original date

New date*

Up4it v Rockets

Stanley Doubles

10/09/2019

Not Known

Knights v Up4it

Div 1

17/09/2019

Not Known

Astronauts v Buccaneers

Div 3

09/10/2019

Not Known

Truants v Telstars

Div 2

22/10/2019

Not Known

Defenders v Villa

Div 1

06/11/2019

25/11/2019

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Week 5 - commencing 7th October 2019

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

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

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

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

 

Division 1

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

Up4it 7 (Paul Monteith 3½, Ryan Docherty 3½)

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

 

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

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

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

 

Division 2

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

Tass 2 (Emma Bissett 2, Rob Fotheringham 0)

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

 

Division 3

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Secondary Shield Round 2

Tass 4 (Rob Fotheringham 1, Emma Bissett 3)

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

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

 

Postponements

Fixture

Div or cup

Original date

New date*

Up4it v Rockets

Stanley Doubles

10/09/2019

Not Known

Knights v Up4it

Div 1

17/09/2019

Not Known

Lundin Lasers v Tass

Div 2

24/09/2019

15/10/2019

Duffers v Missiles

Div 3

26/09/2019

Not Known

Viscounts v Prefects

Div 1

08/10/2019

15/10/2019

Astronauts v Buccaneers

Div 3

09/10/2019

Not Known

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Week 4 - commencing 30th September 2019

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

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

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

 

Chairman’s Challenge Trophy Round 1

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Secondary Shield Round 2

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Division 3

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

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

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

 

Postponements

Fixture

Div or cup

Original date

New date*

Up4it v Rockets

Stanley Doubles

10/09/2019

Not Known

Knights v Up4it

Div 1

17/09/2019

Not Known

Lundin Lasers v Tass

Div 2

24/09/2019

15/10/2019

Duffers v Missiles

Div 3

26/09/2019

Not Known

Tass v Lairds

Secondary Shield

02/10/2019

08/10/2019

Astronauts v Buccaneers

Div 3

09/10/2019

Not Known

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Week 3 - commencing 23rd September 2019

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

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

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

 

Division 1

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Division 2

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Division 3

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Postponements

Fixture

Div or cup

Original date

New date*

Up4it v Rockets

Stanley Doubles

10/09/2019

Not Known

Knights v Up4it

Div 1

17/09/2019

Not Known

Lundin Lasers v Tass

Div 2

24/09/2019

15/10/2019

Duffers v Missiles

Div 3

26/09/2019

Not Known

Buccaneers v Kingsway

Div 3

26/09/2019

03/10/2019

Tass v Lairds

Secondary Shield

02/10/2019

08/10/2019

Astronauts v Buccaneers

Div 3

09/10/2019

Not Known

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Week 2 - commencing 16th September 2019

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

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

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

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

 

Division 1

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Division 2

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Division 3

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Missiles 0 (David Hunter 0, Moira Brown 0)

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

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

 

Chairman’s Challenge Round 1

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

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

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

 

Secondary Shield Round 1

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

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

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

 

Postponements

Fixture

Div or cup

Original date

New date*

Up4it v Rockets

Stanley Doubles

10/09/2019

Not Known

Knights v Up4it

Div 1

17/09/2019

Not Known

Astronauts v Lairds

Div 3

18/09/2019

25/09/2019

Lundin Lasers v Tass

Div 2

24/09/2019

15/10/2019

Duffers v Missiles

Div 3

26/09/2019

Not Known

Tass v Lairds

Secondary Shield

02/10/2019

08/10/2019

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Week 1 - commencing 9th September 2019

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

 

Stanley Doubles Round 1

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Postponements

Fixture

Div or cup

Original date

New date*

Up4it v Rockets

Stanley Doubles

10/09/2019

Not Known

Lundin Lasers v Tass

Div 2

24/09/2019

15/10/2019

Duffers v Missiles

Div 3

26/09/2019

Not Known

 

 

 

 

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