Handbook, scorecards, postponements and claims

  

Click here for the handbook.  Please note that in the Tournament Regulations (centre green pages) the qualifying age for juniors should read 'born after 31.12.99' (not 31.12.00).

An electronic scorecard must be input within 48 hours of a fixture.  Click here for league scorecard or click here for cup scorecard. Cards input after Saturday will miss the weekly match report.  A report covering two fixtures and results is sent to the Evening Telegraph. Paper scorecards for the league can be downloaded here or, for Cups, from the Cups page.  These should be kept safe by the home team until the end of the season, in case there is any dispute over the details entered on the e-scorecard. Do not deposit scorecards at the old collection points (such as the box pinned to notice board in the balcony at Ward Road).

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

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

 

MATCH REPORTS

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

 

Season 2017/18

 

Week 10 - commencing 13 November 2017

Up4it are the new leaders in Division One after they won well at Thumpers. Star had a good win over Defenders and are now in second place and, despite not playing, Knights are third with a fixture in hand.  Aces had a big win at Saints to move up to fourth and Prefects narrowly won at Telstars and are now fifth. Finally, Rockets had a good win over Kings to move just behind them in seventh place.

There are still joint leaders of Division two after Brechin and Viscounts both had identical victories against New Kids and Tigers respectively. The next nearest challengers are Truants and Villa and they both also won by the same score line versus Comets and Chieftains respectively. In the basement battle Swots won narrowly at Rollercoasters to move three points above Comets and out of the relegation spots. Their narrow lost meant that Rollercoasters have closed the gap on Comets to one point at the bottom.

Sputniks are still at the top of Division three after they won well in St Andrews against fifth placed Prospects. Princes won narrowly at sixth place Tass to move up to second and Duffers are now third after their fixture at Missiles was postponed. Kingsway moved up to fourth after they handsomely defeated Buccaneers, but with fixtures in hand they are well placed to challenge for first place. Squires defeated Telsports and consequently moved above their club mates Lairds and also Missiles into seventh place.

The Excelsior Cup saw Aces defeat Kings to reach the semi-finals.

 

Division 1

Star 8 (John Hannah 3½, Iain Martin 3½, Andy Ferguson 1)

Defenders 2 (Arthur Pritchard 1, Richard Tough 0, Ken Head 1)

Arthur Pritchard of Defenders won the opening game, but Star’s John Hannah recovered to win the match 3-1. Iain Martin won 3-0 against Richard Tough to double the Star lead, but a 3-1 victory for Ken Head over Andy Ferguson halved the deficit. However, Star won the next trio of matches for the loss of just one game, Andy against Richard. In the doubles match Defenders also won a game but John and Iain won three to make it 6-1 to Star. A 3-0 win for Iain over Ken increased the lead and in match nine it seemed Andy would add another Star win when he lead 2-0, but a great comeback by Arthur saw him win the match 11-8 in the final game. In match ten, John beat Richard 3-0 to complete the scoring.

 

Kings 3 (Aleksandar Jovanovic 0, Adeola Fabola 2, Plamen Kostadinov 1)

Rockets 7 (Mark Lundberg 3½, Peter Dixon 2½, Jim Dyson 1)

A fine hat-trick of singles wins by Mark Lundberg helped Rockets overcome Kings. Mark initially beat Aleksandar Jovanovic 3-1, including a couple of 13-11 game wins; he then defeated Ade Fabola in a tight match that went to the fifth game and finally he overcame Plamen Kostadinov 3-1. Mark also won the doubles match when he partnered Peter Dixon to a 3-0 win over Ade and Plamen. Peter also got a couple of 3-1 singles wins versus Plamen and Aleksandar and Rockets final point was from a 3-2 win for Jim Dyson against Aleksandar. For Kings, Ade defeated Peter and Jim 3-0 and Plamen got the better of Jim 11-9 in the fifth game after Jim had been 2-1 ahead.

 

Saints 0 (Chan Tsz Huen 0, Olivia Dovernor 0)

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

Aces were always in command and did not lose a game against the shorthanded Saints, although the Saints battled away right to the end and nearly won a couple of games.

 

Thumpers 1 (Tony O'Shea 1, Jordan Ednie 0, Ian Hunter 0)

Up4it 9 (Paul Monteith 3½, Ryan Docherty 2, Gillian Edwards 3½)

Up4it went top of the league after a good win at Thumpers where the final score line does not reflect how tough the fixture was for them. After a comfortable 3-0 victory for Paul Monteith over Tony O’Shea in the opening match, Thumpers players proceeded to win games in each of the next six matches. Tony took a game off of Gillian Edwards; Jordan Ednie won a game versus Paul and Ryan Docherty and Ian Hunter won a game against Gillian and Ryan, and the games Ian lost versus Ryan were very close: 17-19, 9-11 and 9-11. In the doubles match Tony and Jordan staged a big comeback from 2-0 down but Gillian and Paul ultimately triumphed with an 11-7 fifth game victory. A comfortable 3-0 win for Gillian over Jordan was followed by a very much closer 3-0 victory for Paul over Ian. Game scores of 9-11, 10-12 and 12-14 confirm that Ian was unlucky not to win at least one game. In match ten, the whitewash seemed on when Ryan went 2-0 ahead of Tony. However, a 13-11 fifth game victory completed the turnaround and got Tony a great victory and ensured Thumpers of at least a small reward for the ten games they won throughout the fixture.

 

Telstars 4 (David Monteith 1, Ian Farquhar 2, Graeme Elrick 1)

Prefects 6 (Michael Hahn 3½, Justin Yang 2½, Howard Lee (reserve) 0)

Prefects did not secure the win at Telstars until the final match of the night. After losing the first game to David Monteith, Michael Hahn won three in a row to put Prefects ahead. However, two 3-0 victories for Ian Farquhar and Graeme Elrick over Justin Yang and Howard Lee respectively put Telstars ahead. Another 3-1 win for Michael, this time over Ian, levelled the score but an 11-8 fifth game win for David over Howard edged Telstars ahead again. The lead changed hands after Justin beat Graeme 3-0 and then Justin and Michael won the doubles match 3-1 versus Ian and Graeme. Telstars levelled when Ian beat Howard 3-0, but yet another 3-1 win for Michael over Graeme made it 5-4 to Prefects. David had the chance to get Telstars a draw and he started well winning the opening game. However, Justin then won three in a row to take the match and secure the victory for Prefects.

 

Division 2

Viscounts 8 (Andy Hughes 3, Andrew Nimmo 3, Filip Jovanovic 2)

Tigers 2 (Kenny McLaren ½, Scott Thomson 1½, Marion Davidson 0)

Viscounts raced into a 5-0 lead against Tigers, dropping only two games along the way; Andrew Nimmo against first Scott Thomson and then Kenny McLaren. In match six Scott went 2-0 ahead, but Filip Jovanovic levelled before Scott won the fifth to get Tigers on the score board. In the doubles match, Andrew and Filip lead 2-1 but Scott and Kenny won it in the final game to get Tigers back to 5-2 overall. However, a comfortable 3-0 win for Andrew over Marion Davidson followed by a 3-1 triumph for Filip over Kenny secured the victory for Viscounts. In the final match it seemed Scott would get Tigers the final point when a 16-14 victory put him 2-0 up over Andy Hughes. However Andy fought back to level and then took the final game 12-10 to complete the scoring for Viscounts.

 

New Kids 2 (Howard Lee 1, Kong Wan 0, Ian Smith 1)

Brechin 8 (Bill Derek Mitchell 3½, Aaron Robertson 1, John Anderson 3½)

Eight of the ten matches were won 3-0 in Brechin’s win at New Kids. The exceptions were Aaron Robertson’s 11-8 final game win over Kong Wan and Aaron’s 3-1 defeat by Howard Lee. Ian Smith beat Aaron to get New Kids other win. Derek Mitchell and John Anderson won all of their games, including the doubles match, without reaching 10-all even once.

 

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

Truants 8 (Sascha Roschy 3, Graham Wood 3½, Alain Leger 1½)

Sascha Roschy won his three singles matches 3-0 for Truants against Comets, but all of the other seven matches contested were won 3-1 or 3-2. In the first of them, a 13-11 win helped Truants Graham Wood to a 3-1 win over Fraser Smith and then Truants Alain Leger came from 2-1 down to beat Jill Milne. Alain was then involved in a very strange match against Dougal Ogilvie. Alain totally dominated the first and third games 11-0, but lost the other three to give Dougal the victory. Next Jill went one up on Graham but three straight games won it for Graham. In the doubles match, Graham and Alain won games one, three and five to beat Dougal and Fraser 3-2 and then Fraser came from 2-1 down to beat Alain 3-2 and win Comets second point. In match ten, Dougal was 2-0 ahead but Graham recovered to win it 3-2 for Truants.

 

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

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

This was another fixture with several close matches. Villa raced into a 3-0 lead after 3-1 wins for Ian McLagan and David Hay over Fiona Kinloch and Jacob Munro respectively were added to by a 3-0 victory for Sandy Bertie over Jim Tawse. Then Villa went 4-0 ahead when David beat Fiona 12-10 in the final game after Fiona had levelled at two-all with a 13-11 fourth game win. Jim then got Chieftains on the scoreboard after he beat Ian 3-1, but a 3-1 win for Sandy over Jacob made it 5-1 to Villa. The doubles match was very close, but a 12-10 fifth game triumph finally won it for Ian and David against Jim and Fiona. In the final trio of matches David and Ian had 3-0 wins for Villa over Jim and Jacob respectively. In between these wins Fiona got the better of Sandy in five games to get Chieftains a second victory.

 

Rollercoasters 4 (David Lane ½, Paul Jackson 0, Tony Cook 3½)

Swots 6 (Emma Bissett 2 Dave Beveridge 2, Collin Bleak 2)

Swots secured their first league win of the season at Rollercoasters to move clear of the relegation spots although the victory was not confirmed until the final match. Rollercoasters’ Tony Cook was the top scorer winning all four matches in which he competed. Initially Tony beat Collin Bleak 3-1 and then he defeated Emma Bissett 3-0. In the doubles match Tony partnered David Lane to a 14-12 final game win over Emma and her partner Dave Beveridge. Finally Tony overcame Dave also in five games. For Swots, Dave started with a 3-2 win over David Lane and then he beat Paul Jackson 3-1 and Collin had two fine 3-0 wins over Paul and David. Emma’s first triumph was a 3-1 win over Paul and she beat David 3-0 in match ten to confirm the overall victory for Swots.

 

Division 3

Squires 7 (Winnie Stein 2½, Steve Wilson 2½, Tanya Kapelyukh 2)

Telsports 3 (David Axton 3, Robert Fotheringham 0, Paul McDade 0)

Squires might have been the overall winners but the top player on the night was Telsports’ David Axton after he won his three singles matches. Initially David beat Winnie Stein 3-2 after he had been 2-1 down; then he defeated Steve Wilson 12-10 in the fourth game and finally David overcame Tanya Kapelyukh 11-8 in the fifth game after Tanya had levelled from 2-0 down. For Squires, Steve and Tanya won both of their singles matches 3-0, but Robert Fotheringham and Paul McDade both managed to take a game off of Winnie in their 3-1 defeats.

 

Prospects 3 (Sandy Pearson 1, Fabio Sani 2, Dave Goddard 0)

Sputniks 7 (Eric Brown 1½, Jack Oughton 2½, Carol McLean 3)

It started very well for Prospects and after four matches they were 3-1 ahead of Sputniks. A 3-1 win for Sandy Pearson over Eric Brown was added to by a 3-0 victory for Fabio Sani over Jack Oughton. Carol McLean then got Sputniks on the scoreboard when she beat Dave Goddard 3-2, but another final set victory, this time for Fabio over Eric put Prospects 3-1 ahead. Carol then got her second victory after a very strong 3-0 performance against Sandy and after this somehow the wheels fell off for Prospects and they lost the remaining five matches. Sputniks victories were then for Jack, 3-0 and 3-1 against Dave and Sandy respectively, including a 16-14 win in each match; Eric beat Dave 3-0 and Carol triumphed 15-13 in the fourth game against Fabio. Eric and Jack won the doubles match 3-1 versus Fabio and Dave to complete the Sputniks scoring.

 

Tass 4 (Stuart Farquharson 0, Jim Wotherspoon 1, Stewart Clark 3)

Princes 6 (Stewart Mason 1, Derek Johnston 2½, Eddie Dougan 2½)

Princes went into a 2-0 lead after Stewart Mason beat Stuart Farquharson 3-0 and Derek Johnston overcame Jim Wotherspoon in four games. However, Tass soon levelled after Stewart Clark defeated Eddie Dougan 3-0 and then Jim came from 2-1 down to beat Stewart Mason 3-2. An 11-8 fifth game triumph for Eddie over Stuart put Princes ahead again but a 3-1 victory for Stewart Clark over Derek made it 3-all. The doubles match seemed crucial and it went all the way to the final game before Derek and Eddie won it 11-9 after Stuart and Stewart had been 2-1 up. A 12-10 fourth game win for Eddie over Jim then put Princes 5-3 ahead but Stewart Clark then beat Stewart Mason 3-0, including a 15-13 game win, to get Tass just one behind at 4-5. Stuart Farquharson could get Tass the draw with a victory in the tenth match and he started well with a 12-10 opening game success. However, Derek quickly got back into the match and he eventually triumphed 11-9 in the fourth to secure the overall victory for Princes.

 

Kingsway 8 (Stephen Caird 3½, Willie Cooper 1½, Derek Thomson 3)

Buccaneers 2 (Dale McLeish 0, David Clark 1, Gregor O'Neill 1)

Kingsway had to work hard for their victory over Buccaneers, with only three of their game wins ending 3-0. The opening two matches were shared with first Stephen Caird beating Dale McLeish 3-0 to put Kingsway ahead and then David Clark then beating Willie Cooper 3-1 to level it at one match all. However, Kingsway then powered ahead with five match wins in a row. Initially Derek Thomson beat Gregor O’Neill 12-10 in the fourth game; then Willie beat Dale 3-0 and Stephen defeated Gregor 3-1. Next, Derek beat David 3-0 and finally in the doubles match Stephen and Willie overcame David and Gregor after four games. In match eight, Gregor had a fine 3-1 win over Willie to get the Buccaneers a second win, but Derek immediately replied for Kingsway with a 3-1 triumph over Dale. In match ten Stephen went 2-0 up, but David levelled after 12-10 and 11-9 game wins. However, in the final game Stephen comfortably won it to get the last point for Kingsway.

 

Excelsior Cup Round 2

Aces 5 (Grant Williams 2, Mark Lundberg (reserve) 2, Pete Yearworth (reserve) 1)

Kings 1 (Aleksandar Jovanovic 0, Plamen Kostadinov 0, Ade Fabola 1)

Match one was a tight affair but Mark Lundberg won it 13-11 in the fifth game after Plamen Kostadinov had lead 2-1, to put Rockets ahead. A 3-0 win for Grant Williams versus Aleksandar Jovanovic doubled the Aces lead, but an 11-8 final game win for Ade Fabola against Pete Yearworth got Kings back into the tie. In match four another come from behind victory saw Mark triumph 3-2 versus Aleksandar to make it 3-1 overall to Rockets. Two 3-1 victories then sealed the tie for Rockets, with Grant defeating Ade 12-10 in the fourth and then Pete beating Plamen 11-8 in the fourth.

 

Postponements

Fixture

Div or cup

Original date

New date*

Aces v Knights

Div 1

18/09/2017

Not Known

Brechin v Truants

Div 2

20/09/2017

29/11/2017

Telstars v Rockets

Div 1

25/09/2017

Not Known

Kingsway v Telsports

Div 3

25/09/2017

Not Known

Rockets v Thumpers

Div 1

12/10/2017

Not Known

Villa v Swots

Div 2

29/11/2017

30/11/2017

Knights v Kings

Chairman’s Challenge

31/10/2017

Not Known

Chieftains v Rollercoasters

Div 2

07/11/2017

Not Known

Defenders v Kings

Div 1

08/11/2017

22/11/2017

Missiles v Duffers

Div 3

13/11/2017

14/12/2017

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Week 9 - commencing 06 November 2017

In Division One, Up4it and Knights are at the top of the division after they both won handsomely against Telstars and Thumpers respectively. Star won in St Andrews against Prefects to remain third.

There are now joint leaders of Division two after Brechin defeated Comets and Viscounts won well at Swots. Lundin Lasers had a narrow win over New Kids and are in third place. Truants and Villa drew, but both teams remain within one win of the leaders.

Sputniks had a big win over Forthill clubmates Missiles to move to the top of Division three. Duffers drew with Tass but remain in second and despite losing at home to Kingsway, Princes are in third place. Prospects won at Telsports and are fourth and finally Lairds had a good win against Buccaneers to move up to fifth.

The Excelsior Cup saw Rockets win comfortably at Tigers to reach the semi-finals and in the Stanley Doubles, Brechin had a comfortable win over Sputniks.

 

Division 1

Prefects 3 (Clyde Johnson 2, Bonifac Legrady 0, Justin Yang 1)

Star 7 (Andy Ferguson 1, Calum Ross 3½, Iain Martin 2½)

Calum Ross of Star was the top performer by winning all of the matches he played, including the doubles when partnering Iain Martin, for the loss of just one game to Clyde Johnson. Iain also won two singles matches and a single win for Andy Ferguson 3-1 against Bonifac Legrady completed the scoring for Star. For Prefects, Clyde got two wins and Justin Yang beat Andy for their other point.

 

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

Telstars 0 (Ian Farquhar 0, Graeme Elrick 0, David Monteith 0)

Up4it were in devastating form early on and won the first eight matches without losing a game. In match nine, Ian Farquhar went 2-1 up on Ryan Docherty, but could not get over the line and Ryan won it 3-2. In match ten, Graeme Elrick levelled at two games all but Paul Monteith then won the final game.

 

Knights 10 (Stuart Halliday 3½, Ade Fabola (reserve) 3, Callum Riddoch 3½)

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

Knights put in a very strong performance against Thumpers, losing only three games in the process. David Sim won a game against Ade Fabola and Stuart Halliday and Ian Hunter won a game versus Stuart. Callum Riddoch played twelve games, including three in the doubles partnering Stuart, and won them all.

 

Rockets 10 Saints 0

Unfortunately Saints could not raise a team and conceded their fixture at Rockets.

 

Division 2

Swots 1 (Emma Bissett ½, David Beveridge 0, Collin Bleak ½)

Viscounts 9 (Andy Hughes 3, Filip Jovanovic 3, Andrew Nimmo 3)

Viscounts won all of the singles matches against Swots, but could easily have lost a couple of them. One was in the opening match when Dave Beveridge took Filip Jovanovic to the final game before he lost out and Filip was also severely tested when Emma Bissett levelled at two-all before losing out. Dave was also 1-0 up on Andrew Nimmo, but Andrew recovered to win 3-1. Collin Bleak won a set against Filip and Andrew. Andy Hughes won his three singles 3-0, but five times the winning margin was only two points. The doubles match was also very close but Emma and Collin triumphed against Filip and Andrew in the fifth game.

 

Truants 5 (Alain Leger 1½, Sascha Roschy 3½, Knut Radmer 0)

Villa 5 (Ian McLagan 1, Sandy Bertie 2, David Hay 2)

Truants started strongly and went 3-1 ahead after an excellent 14-12 fourth game win for Alain Leger over Ian McLagan was added to by two wins for Sascha Roschy, 3-0 versus Sandy Bertie and 3-2 against Ian. David Hay had replied for Villa with a 3-0 victory over Knut Radmer. Villa then fought back and levelled after two 3-0 wins for David against Alain and Sandy versus Knut. The doubles match was surprisingly one-sided with Sascha and Alain beating David and Ian for the loss of only fifteen points. Sascha then completed his perfect night when he overcame David in four games. But Ian replied for Villa with a 3-0 win over Knut. Sandy had to win the final match to get Villa the overall draw and he seemed well on course when he went 2-0 ahead of Alain in quick fashion. However, 12-10 and 11-9 game wins for Alain levelled the score. Sandy then regrouped and an 11-7 final game victory got Villa the draw.

 

Brechin 7 (Bill Balfour 0, John Anderson 3½, Derek Mitchell 3½)

Comets 3 (Fraser Smith 1, Glenn Christie 1, Dougal Ogilvie 1)

Nine of the ten matches were won 3-0, with Bill Balfour’s 3-1 defeat by Fraser Smith of Comets in the opening match being the exception. Glenn Christie and Dougal Ogilvie also defeated Bill for Comets other points. Brechin’s John Anderson and Derek Mitchell were in great form and won all of their matches 3-0.

 

Lundin Lasers 6 (Arthur Duncan 3½, Nat Forno 2, Ron Filsell ½)

New Kids 4 (Kong Wan 1, Dave Beveridge (reserve) 2, Ian Smith 1)

Arthur Duncan had a great night for Lundin Lasers as he won four matches, including the doubles with Ron Filsell, without dropping a game. Nat Forno completed the scoring for Lundin with a 3-0 win over Kong Wan and a 3-1 victory over Ian Smith. For New Kids, Dave Beveridge got two wins, 3-1 against Nan and 3-2 versus Ron and Kong and Ian both beat Ron, 3-1 and 3-0 respectively.

 

Division 3

Sputniks 9 (Eric Brown 2½, Carol McLean 3½, Jim Fleming 3)

Missiles 1 (David Hunter 0, Jim Hodson 0, Daniel Russell 1)

Sputniks raced into a 4-0 lead without dropping a game before Daniel Russell replied for Missiles with a 3-1 victory over Eric Brown. Jim Hodson nearly got another win for Missiles in the next match, but Jim Fleming held on in the final set to make it 5-1 to Sputniks. However, despite another couple of game wins for Missiles, Carol McLean, Eric and Jim Fleming won the remaining four matches to take Sputniks to the top of the division.

 

Telsports 3 (Robert Fotheringham 0, David Axton 3, Sandy Elrick 0)

Prospects 7 (Neil Lea 2½, Dave Goddard 2, Ian Brumwell 2½)

Despite a fine hat-trick by Telsports’ David Axton, Prospects won all the other matches in the fixture. David started with a 3-2 win over Dave Goddard after he had been 2-0 down; he then beat Neil Lea 3-0 and finally David defeated Ian Brumwell 3-1. For Prospects, Neil started with a 3-2 win over Robert Fotheringham and later had a 3-1 win over Sandy Elrick. After losing from 2-0 up against David Axton, Dave Goddard then came from 2-0 down to beat Sandy 3-2 and in match ten Dave beat Robert 3-0. Ian Brumwell overcame Sandy in the fifth game and then defeated Robert 3-1. Neil and Ian also triumphed in the doubles match 3-1 over Robert and Sandy.

 

Princes 3 (Stewart Mason 1, Derek Johnston 1, Eddie Dougan 1)

Kingsway 7 (Stephen Caird 3½, Willie Cooper 3½, Alan Carrie 0)

Two of the first three matches went to the final game. Initially Stephen Caird of Kingsway defeated Stewart Mason after he had been 2-1 down and secondly Princes Eddie Dougan got the better of Alan Carrie after Alan had been 2-1 up. In between these, Kingsway’s Willie Cooper had a fine 3-0 win over Derek Johnston. Stephen then got the better of Derek in four games to make 3-1 to Kingsway. Princes got one back when Stewart beat Alan, but a 3-0 win for Willie over Eddie increased the gap again. A 3-1 win in the doubles match for Stephen and Willie against Stewart and Derek made it 5-2, but Derek beat Alan to give Princes a slight chance of a draw. Stephen and Willie were not fazed though and 3-0 wins over Eddie and Stewart respectively completed the emphatic win for the visitors.

 

Duffers 5 (Richard McLaren 3½, Billy Liddle 1½, Jim Hodson (reserve) 0)

Tass 5 (Stewart Clark 2, Jim Wotherspoon 1, Stuart Farquharson 2)

A fine performance by captain Rich McLaren ensured Duffers achieved a draw against Tass. Rich opened the fixture with a 3-0 win over Stewart Clark, in the middle of the fixture he beat Stuart Farquharson, also 3-0, and in match ten he completed a hat-trick of 3-0 triumphs when he beat Jim Wotherspoon. Rich also found time to partner Billy Liddle to victory in the doubles match against Jim and Stuart where 12-10, 14-12 and 11-9 game wins saw them through in five games. Billy had a good win over Jim to get Duffers other point. For Tass Stewart and Stuart got two wins each and Jim got a win after he came from 2-1 down to beat Jim Hodson in the final game.

 

Buccaneers 3 (Murray Johnstone 0, David Clark 0, Stewart Ferguson 3)

Lairds 7 (Ewan MacDonald 2½, Ryan Connor 2½, Bill Beattie 2)

Stewart Ferguson had a fine hat-trick of wins against Lairds. Firstly, he defeated Bill Beattie 3-0, then he beat Ryan Connor 12-10 in the fourth and finally he overcame Ewan MacDonald 11-9 in the final game after he had been 2-1 down. However, Ewan, Ryan and Bill managed to win all the other matches to get Lairds the victory. Although David Clark was unlucky to lose 11-9 in the fifth to Bill Beattie and in match ten the 16-14 final game win for Ryan must have been even harder on Murray Johnstone.

 

Excelsior Cup Round 2

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

Rockets 6 (Pete Yearworth 2, Jim Dyson 2, Gary Lowson 2)

This was a fairly straightforward win for Rockets with Pete Yearworth and Gary Lowson winning both of their matches 3-0. However, Jim Dyson defeated Scott Thomson 3-1 and then came from 2-0 down to beat Kenny McLaren 3-2 in the other two.

 

Stanley Doubles Round 1

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

Brechin 5 (Derek Mitchell 2, John Anderson 1½, Bill Balfour 1½)

Brechin went through to the next round without losing a match. However, Sputniks won a game in three of the matches played and came close to winning another game on several occasions.

 

Postponements

Fixture

Div or cup

Original date

New date*

Aces v Knights

Div 1

18/09/2017

Not Known

Brechin v Truants

Div 2

20/09/2017

29/11/2017

Telstars v Rockets

Div 1

25/09/2017

Not Known

Kingsway v Telsports

Div 3

25/09/2017

Not Known

Rockets v Thumpers

Div 1

12/10/2017

Not Known

Villa v Swots

Div 2

29/11/2017

30/11/2017

Knights v Kings

Chairman’s Challenge

31/10/2017

Not Known

Chieftains v Rollercoasters

Div 2

07/11/2017

Not Known

Defenders v Kings

Div 1

08/11/2017

22/11/2017

Missiles v Duffers

Div 3

13/11/2017

14/12/2017

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Week 8 - commencing 30 October 2017

In the Chairman’s Challenge Trophy Prefects had a good win against Rockets, Up4it progressed comfortably versus Defenders and Aces triumphed with a final game victory over Star.

In the secondary Shield, Viscounts narrowly beat Villa, Brechin triumphed at Truants and in St Andrews Tigers overcome Swots and New Kids defeated short-handed Chieftains.

The Consolation Cup saw two Mylnefield sides progress, with Lairds winning at Missiles and Princes beating club-mates Squires. Prospects won in Brechin against the Buccaneers to also make it through.

In the Stanley Doubles, Rockets had a comfortable win over Defenders.

There were two rescheduled league matches played. In Division two, Tigers had a big win over Comets to move up to second place and Princes also had a big win over Telsports to move up to third place in division three.

 

Chairman’s Challenge Trophy Round 2

Prefects 4 (Clyde Johnson ½, Michael Hahn 2½, Justin Yang 1)

Rockets 2 (Peter Yearworth 1½, Peter Dixon 0, Jim Dyson ½)

Rockets took the lead when Pete Yearworth defeated Clyde Johnson 3-1, but Prefects responded with a 3-1 victory for Michael Hahn against Peter Dixon and a 3-2 win for Justin Yang against Jim Dyson, that included 13-11 and 12-10 game wins. The first doubles match was comfortably won by the Rockets pairing of Pete Yearworth and Jim Dyson, but the second doubles match was crucially won 3-2 by Prefects Michael Hahn and Clyde Johnson. Michael then had a comfortable 3-0 win over Jim to take Prefects through to the next round.

 

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

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

Up4it progressed without too much trouble as Defenders won just two games in the tie, both of which were in the doubles matches.

 

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

Star 3 (Calum Ross ½, Iain Martin ½, John Hannah 2)

Aces started strongly and went 2-0 ahead after an 11-9 fifth game win for Grant Williams against Calum Ross and then a 3-0 victory for Mark Lundberg against Iain Martin. Star got one back when John Hannah defeated Jason Fleming 3-0, but the first doubles match was again won by Aces pairing Grant and Jason against Calum and John. However, Star fought back winning the second doubles match after a 3-1 victory for Calum and Iain against Mark and Grant. Star then levelled when John beat Mark 3-0. The final match was a ‘winner takes all’ encounter between Jason and Iain and it was Jason who triumphed 3-0 to take Aces through.

 

Secondary Shield Round 2

Viscounts 5 (Andy Hughes 2, Andrew Nimmo 1, Filip Jovanovic 2)

Villa 4 (Ian McLagan 1, Carol McLean (reserve) 0, David Hay 3)

Despite a fine hat-trick by David Hay, this was not enough for Villa as Viscounts won the tie in the final game of the final match. Viscounts went into an early 2-0 lead following 3-2 wins for Andy Hughes over Ian McLagan after Ian had levelled from 2-0 down and then Andrew Nimmo over Carol McLean after Carol had lead 2-0. Three wins in a row, two for David and one for Ian, then put Villa in front, with Viscounts only winning one game during this period. Filip Jovanovic then made it three-all after he beat Carol 3-1, but David defeated Andrew 3-2 to put Villa ahead again. Filip then levelled the tie again after a 3-0 win over Ian by 12-10 twice and 11-9. In the final match Carol was never behind as she lead Andy 1-0 and 2-1 and she had a match point at 10-9 in the final game, but Andy saved it and won the next two points to put Viscounts into the semi-finals.

 

Swots 0 (Emma Bissett 0, David Beveridge 0, Collin Bleak 0)

Tigers 5 (Scott Thomson 2, Kenny McLaren 1, Logie Anderson 2)

Swots were very unlucky to be 3-0 down to Tigers after the first three matches. Initially Emma Bissett lost 13-11 in the fourth to Scott Thomson; then Kenny McLaren beat Dave Beveridge 3-2, 11-9 in the fifth and finally Logie Anderson defeated Collin Bleak also 11-9 in the fifth after Collin had been 2-1 ahead. This loss seemed to break Swots spirit as two 3-0 wins for Scott over Dave and Logie over Emma won the tie for Tigers.

 

Truants 3 (Graham Wood 0, Sascha Roschy 3, Alain Leger 0)

Brechin 5 (Derek Mitchell 2, Aaron Robertson (reserve) 1, John Anderson 2)

Seven of the eight matches were won 3-0, with Truants Sascha Roschy’s 11-9, 12-10, 14-12 victory over Brechin’s Derek Mitchell the closest match of the seven. Sascha also won his other two matches with Derek and John Anderson replying with pairs of wins for Brechin. The crucial match for Brechin was Aaron Robertson’s 3-1 victory over Alain Leger, which denied captain Graham Wood the chance to win the tie for Truants in what would have been the final match also against Aaron.

 

New Kids 7 (Sandy Pearson (reserve) 2, Howard Lee 3, Kong Wan 2)

Chieftains 2 (Fiona Kinloch 2, Jim Tawse 0)

New Kids overcame two-player Chieftains to progress. For Chieftains, Fiona Kinloch defeated Sandy Pearson 3-0 and Kong Wan 3-1 but Fiona lost to Howard Lee 3-2. Jim Tawse lost a very close match to Sandy by 12-10, 11-9, 9-11 and 17-15 and he was defeated 3-0 by Howard which won New Kids the tie.

 

Consolation Cup Round 1

Buccaneers 3 (Gregor O'Neill 1, Stewart Ferguson 1, David Clark 1)

Prospects 6 (Jonathan Fraser 3, Neil Lea 0, Sandy Pearson 3)

Hat-tricks by Jonathan Fraser and Sandy Pearson won it for Prospects against Buccaneers. Jonathan was in fine form dropping only one game to David Clark, but Sandy had to work harder against David winning 11-9 in the fifth after he had been 2-0 down. Stewart Ferguson also took Sandy to the final game but he lost 11-9 twice after he had been 2-1 up. Stewart, David and Gregor O’Neill all beat Prospects Neil Lea, but Gregor’s 11-9 victory in the fifth game was the closest match of the three.

 

Missiles 2 (Jim Hodson 1, Daniel Russell 1, Lee Nixon 0)

Lairds 5 (Ryan Connor 2, Deklyn McKenzie 1, Bill Beattie 2)

Lairds got off to a good start with two 3-0 wins for Ryan Connor and Bill Beattie over Jim Hodson and Lee Nixon respectively sandwiching a 3-1 triumph for Missiles’ Daniel Russell over Deklyn McKenzie. An excellent 3-2 win for Ryan over Daniel made it 3-1 to Lairds, but Jim defeated Bill 3-0 to make it 3-2 overall. Deklyn then beat Lee 3-0 and finally Bill had a very close 3-2 victory over Daniel to win the tie for Lairds, but scores of 11-13, 12-10, 6-11, 11-9 and 9-11 show how close it was.

 

Consolation Cup Round 2

Princes 5 (Stewart Mason 2, Derek Johnston 2, Eddie Dougan 1)

Squires 1 (Tanya Kapelyukh 0, Winnie Stein 0, Steve Wilson 1)

Princes started well with two 3-0 victories, Stewart Mason over Tanya Kapelyukkh and Derek Johnston against Winnie Stein. Squires then pulled one back when Steve Wilson beat Eddie Dougan 3-2. However, Princes then won the tie with three victories in a row; Derek 3-0 against Tanya, Stewart 3-2 versus Steve and finally Eddie 3-1 against Winnie after she had been in front early on.

 

Division 2

Tigers 10 (Logie Anderson 3, Kenny McLaren 3½, Scott Thomson 3½)

Comets 0 (Glenn Christie 0, Dougal Ogilvie 0, Jill Milne 0)

At first glance it looks like an easy win for Tigers. However, Comets were very unlucky to not get some wins as they lost 3-2 three times and 3-1 twice. Firstly, Kenny McLaren beat Dougal Ogilvie 11-7 in the fifth then Scott Thomson defeated Jill Milne 12-10 in the final game. Kenny beat Glenn Christie 13-11 in the fourth and Scott also beat Dougal 3-1 and finally Kenny beat Jill 3-2 after she had been 2-1 up. Logie Anderson was in great form for Tigers and he won his three singles matches without dropping a game.

 

Division 3

Telsports 0 (David Axton 0, Paul McDade 0, Robert Fotheringham 0)

Princes 10 (Stewart Mason 3½, Derek Johnston 3, Eddie Dougan 3½)

Princes were in devastating form against Telsports and they only lost three games on the night. Stewart Mason won his three singles and the doubles match with Eddie Dougan without dropping a game. Telsports David Axton won a game in his defeat by Eddie early on, including two 12-10 losses. However, in the final match David got 2-1 up on Derek Johnston before Derek re-focused to take the match 3-2.

 

Stanley Doubles Round 1

Rockets 5 (Peter Yearworth 1½, Gary Lowson 2, Mark Lundberg 1½)

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

Defenders kept battling away and they won a game in three of the matches. However, Rockets won every other game, with Gary Lowson top scoring after winning the four matches in which he participated.

 

Postponements

Fixture

Div or cup

Original date

New date*

Aces v Knights

Div 1

18/09/2017

Not Known

Brechin v Truants

Div 2

20/09/2017

29/11/2017

Telstars v Rockets

Div 1

25/09/2017

Not Known

Kingsway v Telsports

Div 3

25/09/2017

Not Known

Rockets v Thumpers

Div 1

12/10/2017

Not Known

Villa v Swots

Div 2

29/11/2017

30/11/2017

Knights v Kings

Chairman’s Challenge

31/10/2017

Not Known

Missiles v Duffers

Div 3

13/11/2017

14/12/2017

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Week 7 - commencing 23 October 2017

The Excelsior Cup first round was played out simultaneously at Ward Road on Friday night. Knights were knocked out by Star after an epic tie that lasted nearly four hours. Cup holders Up4it also triumphed against Prefects in another marathon tie that finished just a short time before the Star v Knights tie. Two player Telstars almost got the better of Tigers, but lost by the narrowest of margins. Defenders were just too strong for Brechin and finally Aces comfortably defeated Rollercoasters with only a slight hiccup along the way.

Knights moved back to the top of Division One after they had a big win at Telstars. Up4it joined them at the top after they defeated Prefects, but they have played a fixture more than all three of their nearest rivals. Star drop to third, three points off the top, after they drew with fifth placed Kings and they are joined there by Aces who also won big at Thumpers. Newcomers Saints got their first points of the season but Defenders still won handsomely.

In Division two, after 14 months of undefeated league results, Brechin finally lost at Villa. Despite the loss, Brechin still move to the top. One point behind are Chieftains, who defeated Swots, and they were joined by Lundin Lasers who drew at Comets. Viscounts, on a free week, drop to fourth place two points off top and Truants move up to fifth after they won at Rollercoasters. Finally New Kids had a big win at home to Tigers and they move up to sixth.

Duffers are the new Division three leaders despite losing at Kingsway. Sputniks did not play and are now second and Missiles had a big win over Telsports to move up to third. Squires narrowly defeated Lairds to leapfrog them by one point in mid-table. Finally Princes had a big win against Buccaneers and join Kingsway in third bottom place. However, both these teams have two fixtures in hand and even two draws would see them both join Sputniks in second place.

 

Excelsior Cup Round 1

Star 5 (John Hannah 3, Calum Ross 1, Iain Martin 1)

Knights 4 (Callum Riddoch 0, Robert Toth 2, Stuart Halliday 2)

The lead changed hands four times before Star finally knocked out Knights in the last scheduled match. John Hannah opened for Star with a 3-0 win over Callum Riddoch, but Robert Toth replied for Knights with another 3-0 victory over Calum Ross. Knights then took the lead when Stuart Halliday beat Iain Martin 3-1. But Star levelled when Calum Ross defeated Callum Riddoch 3-1, although 14-12 and 15-13 losses for the Knights player were tough for him to take. Match five saw another comfortable 3-0 triumph for John against Stuart to put Star ahead again. However, Knights fought back straight away and Robert levelled with a 3-1 win over Iain. Knights took the lead for the second time when Stuart defeated Calum 3-2 in a match that went one way then the other. Iain then levelled again for Star when he beat Calum 3-1. The two unbeaten players John and Robert met in the final match to determine the winner of the tie. Robert started well and took the first game. However, John fought back brilliantly to make it 2-1. Robert seemed destined to make it 2-all when he lead in the fourth game, but a great comeback by John took the game 12-10, the match 3-1 and Star through to the next round.

 

Tigers 5 (Kenny McLaren 1, Logie Anderson 2, Scott Thomson 2)

Telstars 3 (David Monteith 1, Ian Farquhar 3)

A fine trio of 3-0 wins by Ian Farquhar was not enough for two-player Telstars. The turning point for Tigers came when Scott Thomson rallied from 2-0 down against David Monteith to win their match 3-2. This, added to a fine 3-1 win for Logie Anderson against David, was enough to see Tigers through.

 

Prefects 3 (Sascha Roschy (reserve) 0, Michael Hahn 2, Clyde Johnson 1)

Up4it 5 (Ryan Docherty 2, Paul Monteith 0, Gillian Edwards 3)

The outcome of the tie between Up4it and Prefects was not decided until the penultimate match, when 13-11 and 15-13 game wins for Ryan Docherty over Clyde Johnson sealed the victory for Up4it. Earlier two fine wins for Michael Hahn and a great 3-2 come from behind win for Clyde over Paul Monteith had kept Prefects in with a chance. Gillian Edwards won her first two matches comfortably, but her match seven encounter with Michael went the distance. In the final game both players had match-point chances before Gillian sealed it by 15-13.

 

Defenders 5 (Ken Head 1, Arthur Pritchard 2, Richard Tough 2)

Brechin 3 (Aaron Robertson (reserve) 0, Bill Balfour 0, John Anderson 3)

Three excellent wins by John Anderson was all that Brechin could muster as Defenders won every other game played except one for Aaron Robertson in his 3-1 defeat by Arthur Pritchard. Arthur, Ken Head and Richard Tough were rarely in trouble in the matches they won to see Defenders through to the second round.

 

Rollercoasters 1 (Paul Jackson 0, Tony Cook 0, Dave Lane 1)

Aces 8 (Mark Lundberg (reserve) 3, Jason Fleming 3, Grant Williams 2)

This was a fairly straightforward win for Aces with a couple of exceptions. Rollercoasters’ Dave Lane had a great win over Grant Williams as he recovered from a 2-0 deficit to win their match in the final game. Dave also caused Jason Fleming some problems as he won 12-10 in the opening game of his 3-1 defeat to Jason, and then he only lost 13-11 in the fourth game. Mark Lundberg won his three matches 3-0 and was never in trouble.

 

Division 1

Kings 5 (Plamen Kostadinov 1½, Adeola Fabola 3½, Stewart Mason (reserve) 0)

Star 5 (John Hannah 2, Andy Ferguson 1, Iain Martin 2)

Kings levelled four times against Star, and achieved a draw after the final match. Ade Fabola starred for them winning all his matches, including the doubles match with Plamen Kostadinov, who also defeated Andy Ferguson 3-1. Ade’s closest match was against John Hannah when he came from 2-1 down to win it in the final game. John won his other two matches 3-0 and Iain Martin also won two for Star for the loss of just one game to Plamen.

 

Saints 2 (Chan Tsz Huen 1, Joe Klein 1)

Defenders 8 (Ken Head 2½, Arthur Pritchard 2, Kenny McLaren (reserve) 3½)

Short-handed Saints got off to a great start when Chan Tze Huen and Joe Klein triumphed in the final game of the first two matches against Ken Head and Arthur Pritchard respectively. However, Defenders then rallied and won all of the remaining matches for the loss of just two games, Ken against Joe and Kenny McLaren against Chan Tze Huen.

 

Thumpers 0 (David Sim 0, Jordan Ednie 0, Tony O’Shea 0)

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

Aces were in devastating form against Thumpers winning all the matches. Tony O’Shea did best for the home side winning two games against Grant Williams and one game versus Jason Fleming and he lost 13-11 in another. Also for Thumpers, David Sim won a single game against Mark Lundberg and Jason, but the dominant Aces won every other game played.

 

Telstars 0 (David Monteith 0, Ian Farquhar 0, Graeme Elrick 0)

Knights 10 (Stuart Halliday 3½, Callum Riddoch 3½, Robert Toth 3)

Knights won all of the matches against Telstars, but only four out of ten were won 3-0. Ian Farquhar was the unluckiest player for Telstars losing 3-2 to Stuart Halliday after being 2-0 up, 3-2 to Robert Toth after being 2-1 up and 3-1 twice in his other matches.  Firstly Ian lost 3-1 to Callum Riddoch and finally he lost in the doubles match partnering David Monteith to Stuart and Callum. David also lost 13-11 in the fourth game to Stuart after he had taken an early lead.

 

Up4it 7 (Paul Monteith 2, Gillian Edwards 3, Ryan Docherty 2)

Prefects 3 (Michael Hahn 2½, Clyde Johnson (reserve) ½, Sascha Roschy (reserve) 0)

Up4it’s Gillian Edwards won two of her singles matches comfortably. However, her match against Prefects’ Michael Hahn was an epic encounter. Michael raced into a 2-0 lead with some exceptional play before Gillian fought back to take the third game. Gillian then proceeded to save a number of match points before taking the fourth game 17-15. The final game was also close, with both players having match points before Gillian eventually won it 13-11. Michael at least got some revenge later when he teamed up with Clyde Johnson to defeat Gillian and her partner Ryan Docherty 3-0 in the doubles match and he also won his other two singles matches fairly comfortably. Prefects were unlucky to not get another point as Sascha Roschy lost 11-7 to Ryan in the final game after he had led 7-3 and Sascha also lost 13-11 in the fourth to Paul Monteith. Finally, Clyde lost 12-10 three times in his 3-1 defeat by Ryan and also Clyde lost 3-2 to Paul.

 

Division 2

New Kids 8 (Howard Lee 2½, Emma Bissett (reserve) 2, Clyde Johnson (reserve) 3½)

Tigers 2 (Marion Davidson 0, Kenny McLaren 0, Logie Anderson 2)

Clyde Johnston starred in New Kids victory over Tigers, winning all four matches which he contested. Howard Lee and Emma Bissett also got a couple of wins for the home team. For Tigers, Logie Anderson beat both Emma and Howard, but Kenny McLaren was unlucky to lose in three matches where he had led. Kenny firstly lead Emma before losing the third and fourth games 15-13 and 12-10; he also lost to Clyde 3-1 and finally he was 2-0 up on Howard before losing 3-2.

 

Comets 5 (Dougal Ogilvie 1, Glenn Christie 1½, Jill Milne 2½)

Lundin Lasers 5 (Arthur Duncan 3, Nat Forno 1, Jamie Douglas 1)

Comets were 4-1 down to Lundin Lasers thanks to two Arthur Duncan wins and singles from Jamie Douglas and Nat Forno against a single from Jill Milne. However, a spirited comeback eventually earned Comets a draw. Indeed it could have been 5-1 when Nat led Jill 2-0 in match six; however 11-9, 11-9 and 12-10 game wins for Jill took that match. The doubles match was also a cracker with Jill and partner Glenn Christie defeating Arthur and Nat 11-8, 8-11, 15-13, 10-12 and 11-8. Glenn then levelled with a fine 3-0 win over Jamie, but a 3-0 win for Arthur over Jill put Lundin ahead again. It was then left to Dougal Ogilvie to complete the Comets comeback with an excellent 3-0 triumph over Nat, although his 12-10 and 17-5 game wins were crucial to the victory.

 

Villa 6 (Sandy Bertie 2, Carol McLean (reserve) 2, David Hay 2)

Brechin 4 (Aaron Robertson (reserve) ½, Dave Clark (reserve) 0, John Anderson 3½)

Brechin suffered their first league defeat since re-joining the leagues in 2016. Steady performances from Sandy Bertie, Carol McLean and David Hay all with two singles wins each got Villa the victory. John Anderson was in great form for Brechin winning his four matches, including the doubles with partner Aaron Robertson, for the loss of just one game to David Hay. Aaron lost his three singles matches by 3-1 and reserve Dave Clark nearly one a couple of games, but lost 12-10 twice.

 

Rollercoasters 3 (David Lane 2, Tony Cook 1)

Truants 7 (Sascha Roschy 3½, Knut Radmer 1, Graham Wood 2½)

Rollercoasters’ were short-handed but put in a very spirited performance against Truants and only one of the seven matches played was won 3-0. Dave Lane had an excellent fifth game win over Graham Wood and Dave and Tony Cook both managed to defeat Knut Radmer 3-1. The Rollercoasters pairing nearly pulled off a shock doubles win as they led 5-4 in the final game, but Sascha Roschy and Graham Wood found form at the final change of ends to win it 11-6. Sascha also won his two singles games for the loss of just one game to Dave.

 

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

Swots 3 (David Beveridge 2, Emma Bissett 1, Collin Bleak 0)

The Chieftains against Swots fixture was very competitive with only one of the matches played being won by 3-0 and that was for Swots’ Dave Beveridge against Jacob Munro. Dave’s other three matches all went to the final game. Firstly, he lost 11-8 to Fiona Kinloch after he had led 2-1; then he defeated Jim Tawse 12-10 after Jim had levelled with a 14-12 win in game four and finally in the doubles match Dave partnered Emma Bissett and they lost 13-11 to Fiona and Jim. Emma got Swots only other point when she defeated Jacob 13-11, also in the fifth game, although Collin Bleak came close to another point for Swots but he lost 11-9 to Jim in the fifth game. Four 3-1 victories for Chieftains, a double from Fiona and singles from Jim and Jacob completed the scoring.

 

Division 3

Squires 6 (Winnie Stein 1½, Steve Wilson 2, Tanya Kapelyukh 2½)

Lairds 4 (Ewan MacDonald 1, Deklyn McKenzie 0, William Beattie 3)

Ewan MacDonald put Lairds ahead with a 3-1 victory over Winnie Stein. However, despite a fine hat-trick by Lairds’ rookie Bill Beattie, with only one game lost to Tanya Kapelyukh, this was still not enough to prevent Squires from achieving the overall victory. Tanya recovered to win her other two singles 3-1 and Steve Wilson also won two singles for the loss of just one game to Ewan. The doubles match was crucial and it was Tanya and Winnie who took the match 3-1 against Bill and Ewan. Lairds needed to win match ten to get a draw, but Winnie triumphed 13-11 in the fourth against another league rookie, Deklyn McKenzie, who also achieved a fine 12-10 game win over much higher ranked Tanya.

 

Missiles 10 (David Hunter 3, Daniel Russell 3½, Jim Hodson 3½)

Telsports 0 (Robert Fotheringham 0, Paul McDade 0, David Axton 0)

Missiles were in great form against Telsports with David Hunter, Daniel Russell and Jim Hodson winning all their matches. Telsports never gave up though and David Axton was unlucky to win five games for no overall reward.

 

Kingsway 6 (Stephen Caird 2½, Derek Thomson 2½, Alan Carrie 1)

Duffers 4 (Rich McLaren 3, Billy Liddle 0, Andy Reid 1)

An excellent trio of singles wins by Duffers Rich McLaren was not enough to prevent the League leaders losing at Kingsway.  Rich started with a great 3-1 win over Stephen Caird, although 13-11 and 12-10 game wins were crucial. Rich then defeated Derek Thomson 3-1 and Alan Carrie 11-8 in the final game after Alan had levelled from 2-0 down. Alan was also unlucky to lose to Andy Reid in the fifth game, although Andy did not fare as well against Stephen and Derek and lost both of these 3-1. The doubles match proved crucial to the overall victory for Kingsway, with Stephen and Derek eventually triumphing in the fifth game against Rich and Andy after they had shared 13-11 game wins early on.  The final victory was not secured until match ten, when Stephen edged Billy Liddle in three close games, 12-10, 11-8 and 13-11.

 

Princes 9 (Stewart Mason 3, Derek Johnston 3, Eddie Dougan 3)

Buccaneers 1 (Stewart Ferguson ½, Gregor O'Neill ½, Dale McLeish 0)

Princes won all of their singles matches against Buccaneers for the loss of just three single games; Stewart Mason to Stewart Ferguson and Gregor O’Neill and Derek Johnston to Gregor. However, Eddie Dougan won his three singles matches 3-0. The doubles match was a different matter though with Stewart and Gregor defeating Derek and Eddie 13-11 in the fourth game.

 

Stanley Doubles Round 1

Buccaneers 0 (Dale McLeish 0, Gregor O'Neill 0, Stewart Ferguson 0)

Telstars 6 (Ian Farquhar 2, Graeme Elrick 2, David Monteith 2)

Telstars did not lose a match, but Buccaneers won games in half of the matches played. Gregor O'Neill and Stewart Ferguson came closest to a victory for Buccaneers when they lost 3-2 to Ian Farquhar and David Monteith and Dale McLeish twice lost 3-1 when partnering Gregor. Telstars top performer was Graeme Elrick who was involved in four matches for the loss of just two games.

 

Duffers 0 (Rich McLaren 0, Billy Liddle 0, Andy Reid 0)

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

Duffers did not win a game but four 11-9 defeats and a 12-10 defeat show that they worked Up4it to the end.

 

Postponements

Fixture

Div or cup

Original date

New date*

Aces v Knights

Div 1

18/09/2017

Not Known

Brechin v Truants

Div 2

20/09/2017

29/11/2017

Telsports v Princes

Div 3

21/09/2017

01/11/2017

Telstars v Rockets

Div 1

25/09/2017

Not Known

Kingsway v Telsports

Div 3

25/09/2017

Not Known

Tigers v Comets

Div 2

11/10/2017

01/11/2017

Rockets v Thumpers

Div 1

12/10/2017

Not Known

Villa v Swots

Div 2

29/11/2017

 30/11/2017

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Week 6 - commencing 16 October 2017

There were three rearranged league fixtures played this week: in Division one Kings narrowly won at Thumpers to move into mid-table; in division two Brechin jumped up to second place after a strong home win over Rollercoasters and in division three Sputniks had a great win at Tass to move to the top of their division.

Kings comfortably defeated Telstars to progress to the second round of the Chairman’s Challenge Trophy.

In round two of the secondary Shield the favourites all progressed to the quarter-finals but there were some spirited performances by the underdogs along the way.

In the first round of the Stanley Doubles, Truants and Swots both had comfortable wins against Prospects and Princes respectively. But again, the lower league sides put in battling performances despite ultimately losing.

 

Division 1

Thumpers 4 (Ian Hunter 1, Jordan Ednie 2, Tony O’Shea 1)

Kings 6 (Plamen Kostadinov ½, Aleksandar Jovanovic 2, Adeola Fabola 3½)

Kings narrowly won at Thumpers thanks to a trio of 3-0 singles wins by Ade Fabola backed up by a couple for Aleksandar Jovanovic. For Thumpers, Ian Hunter, Jordan Ednie and Tony O’Shea all defeated Plamen Kostadinov 3-1 and Jordan added another when he defeated Aleksandar in the final game after Aleksandar had drawn level from 2-0 down. Plamen got some revenge on Ian and Jordan when he teamed up with Ade to win the doubles match in the final game. Surprising statistic of the fixture was that not one of the 37 games played went beyond 10-all!

 

Division 2

Brechin 8 (Aaron Robertson (reserve) 1, John Anderson 3½, Derek Mitchell 3½)

Rollercoasters 2 (Paul Jackson 1, Tony Cook 1)

Rollercoasters’ Paul Jackson put the short-handed visitors ahead with a come-from-behind fifth game win over Brechin’s Aaron Robertson. However, John Anderson and Derek Mitchell then won all their matches, including the doubles match, for the loss of just one game, Derek to Tony Cook. In the final match of the night Tony defeated Aaron 3-1 to get Rollercoasters a second point.

 

Division 3

Tass 3 (Stewart Clark 2, Jim Wotherspoon 0, Stuart Farquharson 1)

Sputniks 7 (Jim Fleming 1, Eric Brown 3½, Carol McLean 2½)

Eric Brown was the star player for Sputniks winning all four matches he played in. He defeated Stewart Clark and Jim Wotherspoon 3-0 and Stuart Farquharson 3-1. Eric also teamed up with Carol McLean to beat Stewart and Jim 3-1 in the doubles match. Carol also had a couple of 3-1 singles wins against Stuart and Jim, but Stewart Clark defeated her 3-1, including a couple of 13-11 game wins. Stuart and Stewart both defeated Jim Fleming 3-1 and Jim Wotherspoon seemed likely to get Tass another point in the closest match of the night when he led Jim Fleming 2-1. However, a strong recovery by Jim resulted in a 3-2 victory for the Sputniks man.

 

Chairman’s Challenge Round 1

Kings 4 (Plamen Kostadinov 1½, Adeola Fabola 1, Aleksandar Jovanovic 1½)

Telstars 0 (Graeme Elrick 0, Ian Farquhar 0, David Monteith 0)

Kings progressed at the expense of Telstars for the loss of just two games, firstly Plamen Kostadinov to Graeme Elrick and secondly Ade Fabola to Ian Farquhar. Aleksandar Jovanovic won his two matches, including partnering Plamen in the doubles, without dropping a game.

 

Secondary Shield Round 1

Squires 0 (Tanya Kapelyukh 0, Winnie Stein 0, Ryan Connor (reserve) 0)

Viscounts 5 (Filip Jovanovic 2, Andy Hughes 1, Andrew Nimmo 2)

Two fine 3-0 wins for Andrew Nimmo was the highlight for Viscounts in their victory over Squires. Winnie Stein was very unlucky not to take something, as she firstly drew level twice against Andy Hughes before losing the final game and then secondly led Filip Jovanovic 2-0 in games and 5-3 in the third, before a spectacular turnaround by Filip won the match in the final game.

 

Villa 5 (Ian McLagan 1, David Hay 2, Sandy Bertie 2)

Kingsway 1 (Stephen Caird 1, Derek Thompson 0, Alan Carrie 0)

Stephen Caird got Kingsway off to a great start when he defeated Ian McLagan in the final game after he had been 2-1 down. However, Villa then recovered quickly and rattled off five straight match wins to take the tie. David Hay won his two matches for the loss of a single game to Stephen and Sandy Bertie did likewise for the loss of a single game to Derek Thompson. Ian McLagan recovered from his early loss to defeat Alan Carrie 3-0.

 

Duffers 1 (William Liddle 0, Richard McLaren 0, Andy Reid 1)

Swots 5 (Dave Beveridge 2, Emma Bissett 2, Collin Bleak 1)

This was a very competitive tie with half the matches played going to the final game. Duffers Captain Rich McLaren was the unlucky loser as both of his defeats to Emma Bissett and Dave Beveridge were in the final game – losing all four games that reached 10-all was Rich’s downfall, but he surely could not have come closer. Andy Reid was more successful in the fifth game as he defeated Collin Bleak for Duffers only victory after he was 2-0 down. Andy also won a game against Emma, but Emma closed out the match to take Swots through the next round.

 

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

Lairds 1 (Deklyn McKenzie 0, Bill Beattie 1, Ryan Connor 0)

Scott Thomson and Kenny McLaren both won their two matches for the loss of just one set; Scott against Ryan Connor and Kenny versus Bill Beattie. Bill won his second match against Marion Davidson, but the tie was already won by then. Earlier, Marion had had a fine 3-1 win over Ryan.

 

Prospects 2 (Sandy Pearson 1, Jonathan Fraser 1, Neil Lea 0)

Truants 5 (Alain Leger 0, Graham Wood 2, Sascha Roschy 3)

Prospects Sandy Pearson and Jonathan Fraser both defeated Alain Leger in the final game, 15-13 and 12-10 respectively, to keep them in the tie early on. However, Truants progressed after five victories for Sascha Roschy and Graham Wood for the loss of just one game, Graham to Jonathan. Jonathan might have taken it to the fifth game but a 16-14 defeat was as close as he got in the three games he lost.

 

Brechin 6 (John Anderson 3, Aaron Robertson (reserve) 1, Derek Mitchell 2)

Rollercoasters 1 (Paul Jackson 1, Tony Cook 0)

Paul Jackson won the opening match against Aaron Robertson for Rollercoasters up in Brechin, but an unbeaten run saw the home side through to the next round.

 

Telsports 0 (David Axton 0, Robert Fotheringham 0, Sandy Elrick 0)

New Kids 6 (Howard Lee 2, Kong Wan 2, Ian Smith 2)

New Kids may have won all the matches in the end, but Telsports made them work hard for their victory, with only one match won being won 3-0. David Axton took a game off of Howard Lee and Ian Smith, and Robert Fotheringham also won a game versus Howard. However, Sandy Eltick got closest when he went to the fifth game with Kong Wan before losing it. Sandy also won a game against Ian.

 

Chieftains 5 (Jacob Munro 2, Jim Tawse 2, Tanya Kapelyukh 1)

Comets 0 (Jill Milne 0, Fraser Smith 0, Carol McLean (reserve) 0)

Chieftains won the first three matches of their tie with Comets by 3-1. However they then got stronger as the tie went on and Jim Tawse and Jacob Munro won the last two matches 3-0 against Jill Milne and Carol McLean respectively, to progress to the next round.

 

Stanley Doubles Round 1

Prospects 0 (Jonathan Fraser 0, Sandy Pearson 0, Neil Lea 0)

Truants 5 (Graham Wood 1½, Sascha Roschy 2, Alain Leger 1½)

Truants did not lose a match, but Prospects performed well and only lost 3-0 once. Indeed Neil Lea and Sandy Pearson nearly got a match win when they lost to Graham Wood and Alain Leger in the fifth game. Sascha Roschy was Truants top points scorer as he won his four matches for the loss of just three games.

 

Princes 1 (Eddie Dougan ½, Stewart Mason ½, Derek Johnston 0)

Swots 5 (Emma Bissett 1½, Sandy Pearson (reserve) 1½, Dave Beveridge 2)

Princes got off to a good start when Eddie Dougan and Stewart Mason defeated Swots Emma Bissett and Sandy Pearson in the final game. Emma and Sandy got revenge on Stewart when they defeated him and his partner in the final game of their contest. Dave Beveridge was the top performer for Swots winning all four matches in which he played for the loss of just three games, all after 3-1 victories.

 

 

Week 5 - commencing 09 October 2017

Division one leaders Up4it narrowly lost to Knights, the reigning champions. However, they remain at the top by one point after Star, the 2016 champions, comfortably beat Saints to move two points above Knights. Prefects had a narrow win against Kings and Aces comfortably defeated Telstars and they are now in joint fourth place.

Viscounts remain top of Division two after they defeated New Kids and Lundin Lasers had a fantastic win over Villa to move up to second place. Truants and Chieftains drew to remain just outside the top two.

In division three Duffers drew at home to Princes, but they remain top as nearest challengers, Prospects, lost to Lairds. Sputniks had a great win against Kingsway to move up to joint second place with Prospects. Tass moved up to fourth place with a good win over Telsports and they have a fixture in hand on all three of the teams above them. Buccaneers and Squires shared the points, but both remain further down the table.

In the Excelsior Cup, Rockets defeated their Forthill club-mates Thumpers to progress to the second round.

In the secondary Shield, the ‘Brechin’ derby was comfortably won by their division two side, although third division Buccaneers did get a couple a game wins.

There was one Stanley Doubles tie played, with Villa defeating Missiles without losing a match.

 

Division 1

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

Telstars 0 (Graeme Elrick 0, David Monteith 0, Ian Farquhar 0)

This was a straightforward victory for Aces with only one game dropped during the contest.

 

Star 10 (John Hannah 3, Iain Martin 3½, Calum Ross 3½)

Saints 0 (Sarah Matthew 0, Andi Afezolli 0, Chan Tsz Huen 0)

Star were in great form and did not drop a game throughout the fixture. Two 16-14 defeats were the closest Saints got to a game.

 

Knights 6 (Adeola Fabola (reserve) 2, Robert Toth 3, Stuart Halliday 1)

Up4it 4 (Ryan Docherty ½, Paul Monteith 1, Gillian Edwards 2½)

The victory for Knights was only secured in the fifth game of the final match when Ade Fabola defeated Paul Monteith 11-8. Robert Toth won his three singles matches for Knights for the loss of just two sets. Best for Up4it was Gillian Edwards who defeated both Ade and Stuart Halliday 3-1. Gillian got a bit of revenge on Robert when she teamed up with Ryan Docherty to win the doubles 3-0 against Robert and Stuart, which at the time put Up4it 4-3 ahead. The closest match of the night was Paul’s 12-10 final game win over Stuart.

 

Prefects 6 (Michael Hahn 3½, Bonifac Legrady 0, Clyde Johnson (reserve) 2½)

Kings 4 (Filip Jovanovic (reserve) 1, Aleksandar Jovanovic 1, Adeola Fabola 2)

This fixture was also not won until the final match when Prefects Michael Hahn defeated Kings Aleksandar Jovanovic. Michael was in great form, winning all twelve games he played, including the doubles match when he partnered Clyde Johnston, who also won two of his three singles matches. For Kings, Ade Fabola got a couple of wins and father and son Aleksandar and Filip Jovanovic got one win each.

 

Division 2

Lundin Lasers 8 (Arthur Duncan 3½, Ron Filsell 1½, Roman Nydza 3)

Villa 2 (Ian McLagan 1, David Hunter (reserve) 0, Sandy Bertie 1)

Arthur Duncan was the top scorer for Lundin by winning all four matches he contested for the loss of just two games, although winning all five games he had that went beyond 10-all shows that he had to work hard. Roman Nydza also won three matches for the loss of just one game. For Villa, Ian McLagan defeated Ron Filsell in the fifth game after being 2-1 down and Sandy Bertie beat Ron 14-12 in the fourth.

 

Viscounts 7 (Andy Hughes 3, Andrew Nimmo 1, Filip Jovanovic 3)

New Kids 3 (Kong Wan 0, Ian Smith 1½, Howard Lee 1½)

Viscounts remain top of the division after fine hat-tricks from Filip Jovanovic and Andy Hughes, were backed up with a single victory from Andrew Nimmo. For New Kids, Ian Smith and Howard Lee both defeated Andrew and they also teamed up to win the doubles match against Filip and Andrew.

 

Truants 5 (Alain Leger 1½, Sascha Roschy 3½, Knut Radmer 0)

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

Sascha Roschy starred in Truants draw with Chieftains after he won the four matches he played in for the loss of just one game to Jim Tawse, who won his other two matches. Fiona Kinloch also won two singles matches for Chieftains but Jim’s 11-9 final game victory over Alain Leger was the closest match of the fixture and Alain did not secure the draw for Truants until he defeated Jacob Munro 3-1 in the final match.

 

Division 3

Sputniks 6 (Daniel Russell (reserve) 2, Carol McLean 3½, Eric Brown 1½)

Kingsway 4 (Willie Cooper 1, Stephen Caird 3, Alan Carrie 0)

Sputniks edged to victory against Kingsway and two final game wins for Daniel Russell against Willie Cooper and Alan Carrie were crucial. Carol McLean also got two victories for Sputniks, but both were secured with 3-0 results. Stephen Caird won his three singles for Kingsway, and a fourth point looked on in the doubles match when he partnered Willie to go 2-0 ahead. However, a spirited fight back from Carol and Eric Brown won the match for Sputniks 3-2. Willie got a bit of revenge on Eric when he came from 2-1 down to win 3-2 in their singles contest.

 

Telsports 2 (David Axton 1, Robert Fotheringham 1, Sandy Elrick 0)

Tass 8 (Stewart Clark 3, Stuart Farquharson 3½, Jim Wotherspoon 1½)

Tass won the Telecoms derby against Telsports with Stewart Clark and Stuart Farquharson in great form wining all their matches for the loss of just one game, Stuart to Sandy Elrick. The highlight for Telsports was rookie Robert Fotheringham winning 13-11 in the fifth game against Jim Wotherspoon for his first victory in the league.

 

Lairds 7 (Ryan Connor 2½, Ewan MacDonald 3½, Bill Beattie 1)

Prospects 3 (Sandy Pearson 2, Neil Lea 0, Ian Brumwell 1)

Lairds excellent win over Prospects was secured by a fine hat-trick from captain Ewan MacDonald. Also for Lairds, Ryan Connor won two singles and he partnered Ewan to win the doubles match against Sandy Pearson and Ian Brumwell. Sandy starred for Prospects with two victories, but Ian was involved in the only two five-game matches; defeating Bill Beattie in one from 2-0 down and losing to Ryan in the other after being ahead.

 

Duffers 5 (William Liddle 0, Richard McLaren 2, Andy Reid 3)

Princes 5 (Derek Johnston 2½, Eddie Dougan 1, Stewart Mason 1½)

The league leaders Duffers had to settle for a draw despite a fine hat-trick by Andy Reid backed-up by a Rich McLaren double. Princes top points scorer was Derek Johnston with two singles wins and a doubles win with Stewart Mason versus Andy and Rich. The only match to reach the fifth game was Derek’s win over Rich.

 

Buccaneers 5 (Gregor O'Neill 2, David Clark 3, Dale McLeish 0)

Squires 5 (Steve Wilson 1½, Tanya Kapelyukh 2½, Winie Stein 1)

Buccaneers came agonisingly close to their first league victory after being 4-1 and 5-3 ahead of Squires in a fixture that had seven matches ending in the fifth game. Squires refused to give up though and two fifth game wins in matches nine and ten for Steve Wilson and Tanya Kapelyukh, both after being 2-1 down, secured the overall draw. David Clark was the top home player winning his three singles games and Gregor O’Neil had three five-game matches, winning two and losing one to Tanya in the final match after he had been 2-1 up.

 

Excelsior Cup Round 1

Rockets 5 (Gary Lowson 1, Mark Lundberg 2, Pete Yearworth 2)

Thumpers 1 (Tony O’Shea 0, Jordan Ednie 1, Ian Hunter 0)

Two 3-0 wins for Pete Yearworth helped Rockets to victory over Thumpers. Mark Lundberg also won two for Rockets, but had to win the final game against Jordan Ednie to achieve this. Jordan had a fine 3-1 win over Gary Lowson for the Thumpers consolation point.

 

Secondary Shield Round 1

Brechin 7 (John Anderson 3, Aaron Robertson (reserve) 3, Bill Balfour 1)

Buccaneers 2 (David Clark 1, Gregor O'Neill 1, Murray Johnstone 0)

Brechin comfortably progressed against their club-mates, but not without a scare or two. John Anderson won his three 3-0, but Aaron Robertson won 3-2 versus Gregor O’Neil and beat David Clark 14-12 and 15-13 in games two and three of his win. Bill Balfour was involved in two matches that went to the final game, beating Murray Johnstone after being 2-0 down; then losing to Gregor O’Neil after coming back from 2-0 down. Bill conceded his final match with the tie already won due to illness.

 

Stanley Doubles Round 1

Missiles 0 (David Hunter 0, Moira Brown 0, Lee Nixon 0)

Villa 9 (Ian McLagan 3, Carol McLean (reserve) 3, Sandy Bertie 3)

Villa won this Forthill derby against Missiles for the loss of just one game although Missiles kept battling right to the end.

 

 

Week 4 - commencing 02 October 2017

After a rearranged division one fixture against Defenders, Up4it moved back to the top after a strong performance. However, both Knights and Star can move back above Up4it if they win their fixture in hand.

A single Chairmans Challenge tie was played and it was Prefects who comfortably triumphed against Thumpers to move to the second round.

In the secondary Shield, all four second division sides progressed to the second round, but not without a few scares along the way.

There were two Stanley Doubles ties played, and the two first division teams, Star and Prefects, both progressed without losing a match to Squires and Chieftains respectively.

 

Division 1

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

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

Up4it were in ruthless form against Defenders as they moved to the top of the division. Gillian Edwards was untouchable winning all twelve games she played on the night. Defenders Ken Head, Arthur Pritchard and Richard Tough all managed a single game win in their defeats to Paul Monteith and Ryan Docherty.

 

Chairmans Challenge Trophy Round 1

Thumpers 0 (Ian Hunter 0, David Sim 0, Jordan Ednie 0)

Prefects 4 (Clyde Johnson (reserve) 1½, Justin Yang 1, Michael Hahn 1½)

Prefects went ahead when Clyde Johnston beat Ian Hunter 3-0. In match two it seemed that David Sim was about to level for Thumpers when he went 2-0 up. However, a great 4-11, 11-13 and 10-12 comeback sealed the match for Justin Yang. Jordan Ednie got off to a great start by winning the opening game against Michael Hahn, but three straight game wins for Michael made it 3-0 to Prefects. Michael and Clyde then sealed the tie with a 3-0 win in their doubles match against Ian and Jordan.

 

Secondary Shield Round 1

Sputniks 2 (Jim Hodson (reserve) 0, Carol McLean 2, Eric Brown 0)

Rollercoasters 7 (Dave Lane 2, Paul Jackson 2, Tony Cook 3)

Sputniks performed a bit better than the final score-line against Rollercoasters suggests. Carol McLean performed best for Sputniks, defeating Paul Jackson 3-2 and Dave Lane 3-1, although she lost 3-1 to Tony Cook. Eric Brown was unlucky to lose 14-12 in the final game to Dave after he was 2-1 up and he lost 3-1 to Paul. Reserve Jim Hodson was playing his first competitive match for several years and he battled away without any reward.

 

Princes 3 (Stewart Mason 1, Derek Johnston 1, Eddie Dougan 1)

New Kids 6 (Howard Lee 2, Kong Wan 1, Ian Smith 3)

Princes shocked their second division opponents New Kids, when they went into a 2-0 lead. Firstly, Stewart Mason defeated Howard Lee 3-1 and then Derek Johnston had an excellent 3-0 win over Kong Wan. A 3-0 win for Ian Smith over Eddie Dougan steadied the ship and New Kids then comfortably won the next two matches to go 3-2 ahead. However, a great 3-2 comeback win for Eddie against Kong put Princes back in the tie. New Kids upped their game and then proceeded to win the final three matches, and consequently the tie, for the loss of just one more game.

 

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

Tass 1 (Jim Wotherspoon 0, Stewart Clark 0, Stuart Farquharson 1)

Tass won games in five of the six matches played against Chieftains. Stuart Farquharson got the sole Tass point with a fine 3-0 victory over Jacob Munro, but he also lost 3-0 to Jim Tawse. Jim Wotherspoon lost 3-2 to Jacob and 3-1 to Fiona Kinloch and Stewart Clark lost 3-1 to both Jim Tawse and Fiona to complete the scoring.

 

Missiles 0 (David Hunter 0, Daniel Russell 0, Lee Nixon 0)

Comets 6 (Fraser Smith 2, Glenn Christie 2, Jill Milne 2)

Overall Comets were too strong for Missiles. However, Daniel Russell was unlucky to not win a match as he lost 3-2 after being up 2-1 to both Glen Christie and Fraser Smith. David Hunter also won a couple of games before losing 3-1 to both Jill Milne and Fraser.

 

Stanley Doubles Round 1

Prefects 5 (Michael Hahn 2, Clyde Johnson (reserve) 1½, Howard Lee (reserve) 1½)

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

Prefects comfortably progressed after losing just one game in the five matches played.

 

Star 6 (Iain Martin 2, Andy Ferguson 2, Calum Ross 2)

Squires 0 (Steve Wilson 0, Winnie Stein 0, Tanya Kapelyukh 0)

Squires managed a couple of excellent game wins, but otherwise this was a straightforward victory for Star.

 

 

Week 3 - commencing 25 September 2017

In division one Knights moved back to the top after a strong win over Prefects. Star are now second, despite having a free week and Up4it moved up to third after a narrow win over fourth placed Aces . Missiles moved up to fifth after they defeated Defenders.

Viscounts are the new division two leaders after they had a good win at Comets. However, both Brechin and Villa had very impressive wins over the previous joint league leaders, Chieftains and Tigers respectively, and they both will move above Viscounts if they win their fixture in-hand. Truants beat Swots and Lundin narrowly defeated Rollercoasters to remain in mid-table.

Duffers are still the leaders in division three after they defeated Buccaneers and Prospects are just behind them after their third win in a row. Princes got their league season off to a winning start against Sputniks who remain in third place despite losing. Missiles are up to fourth after they drew with Lairds.

 

Division 1

Thumpers 9 (Tony O'Shea 2½, Jordan Ednie 3½, David Sim 3)

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

Defenders got off to a good start when Ken Head defeated Tony O’Shea 3-1. However thereafter Thumpers won all the other matches. Jordan Ednie won two of them in five games beating Arthur Pritchard and Ken Head. David Sim won all of his matches without dropping a game and Tony beat Richard Tough 3-1. Unfortunately for Defenders Arthur had to concede his final match to Tony due to illness.

 

Up4it 6 (Paul Monteith 1, Gillian Edwards 3½, Ryan Docherty 1½)

Aces 4 (Grant Williams 1, Matthew Craig 1, Jason Fleming 2)

Gillian Edwards won all of her matches 3-1 in Up4it’s narrow victory over Aces. Grant Williams came closest to defeating her, losing 15-13 in the fourth game. Jason Fleming won his other two matches for Aces, beating Ryan Docherty 3-2 and then Paul Monteith 3-1, including two 12-10 game wins. Paul’s 13-11 final game victory early-on over Grant ended  up being crucial to getting Up4it the overall victory as Grant and Matthew Craig won the last two matches of the night.

 

Knights 8 (Stuart Halliday 2½, Callum Riddoch 2, Robert Toth 3½)

Prefects 2 (Justin Yang 0, Michael Hahn 2, Clyde Johnson (reserve) 0)

The Knights players defeated Prefects Justin Yang and Clyde Johnson for the loss of just two sets to Clyde, but Michael Hahn was a different proposition. Michael beat Callum Riddoch 3-1 after being behind and he also defeated Stuart Halliday in the final game after being 2-1 down. Michael’s match against the district number one, Robert Toth, was an epic encounter. With the match evenly balanced at one game all, Robert won the next two games 16-14 and 14-12 to take the match but Michael have several game points before he lost.

 

Division 2

Comets 3 (Glenn Christie 1, Fraser Smith 2, Dougal Ogilvie 0)

Viscounts 7 (Filip Jovanovic 2½, Andy Hughes 3, Andrew Nimmo 1½)

The Comets versus Viscounts fixture was very competitive with half of the matches played reaching the final game and only two ending 3-0. Viscounts Filip Jovanovic had two very close matches, defeating Dougal Ogilvie and losing to Fraser Smith both 12-10 in the final game. Similarly, Comets Glenn Christie beat Andrew Nimmo and lost to Andy Hughes both 11-7 in the final game. The doubles match also went to the fifth game with Filip and Andrew eventually triumphing over Fraser and Dougal.

 

Villa 7 (Ian McLagan 1½, David Hay 3½, Sandy Bertie 2)

Tigers 3 (Kenny McLaren 1, Logie Anderson 1, Scott Thomson 1)

Another very impressive performance by David Hay helped Villa to a great win over Tigers. David beat both Logie Anderson and Scott Thomson 3-1 after losing the first set and in the match against Scott he held his nerve to win the third and fourth games 17-15 and 12-10. David also teamed up with Ian McLagan to triumph 3-1 in the doubles match against Logie and Kenny McLaren. Tigers won the final two matches to improve the final score line, with first Kenny beating Sandy Bertie and finally Logie defeated Ian 12-10 in the fifth game of their match to end the night.

 

Rollercoasters 4 (Paul Jackson 0, Joe Bell 2, Dave Lane 2)

Lundin Lasers 6 (Arthur Duncan 2½, Nat Forno 1, Ron Filsell 2½).

Arthur Duncan and Ron Filsell got two singles wins and combined to win the doubles match in Lundin’s narrow win at Rollercoasters. For Rollercoasters, Joe Bell and Dave Lane both won two games. Rollercoasters’ Paul Jackson was the unluckiest player of the night losing 11-9 in the final game twice to Ron Filsell and then Nat Forno. Dave’s victory over Nat was the only 3-0 score in a very competitive fixture.

 

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

Brechin 8 (Derek Mitchell 3½, John Anderson 3½, Aaron Robertson 1)

Another great victory for Brechin at Chieftains puts them just off top spot with a fixture in hand. Derek Mitchell won all of his matches for the loss of just one game, 14-12 to Jim Tawse.  John Anderson also won all of his matches, but Jacob Munro took him all the way in the final game before John won it 11-9. Jacob was involved in the only other match to reach the fifth game, but this time he defeated Aaron Robertson 11-6 to win their match. Ominously for the division Derek and John comfortably won the doubles match against Jim Tawse and Fiona Kinloch who generally are one of the best pairings.

 

Truants 7 (Knut Radmer 0, Graham Wood 3½, Alain Leger 3½)

Swots 3 (Collin Bleak 1, David Beveridge 1, Emma Bissett 1)

Graham Wood and Alain Leger starred for Truants in their victory over Swots, as they both won all the matches they played. Their doubles match against Dave Beveridge and Emma Bissett was won 11-9 in the final game. However, the closest singles match of the night was between Alain and Emma. At 2-0 Emma was in control, but 11-7, 13-11 and 11-9 game wins turned the match on its head for Alain. Knut Radmer narrowly lost to all three Swots, 3-2 to Emma, after being 2-1 up, was the closest.

 

Division 3

Prospects 7 (Sandy Pearson 3, Fabio Sani 3, Emily Howat 1)

Squires 3 (Derek (reserve) 1, Steve Wilson 1½, Winnie Stein ½)

This was another good win for league leaders Prospects where Sandy Pearson and Fabio Sani both won three singles matches for the loss of just two sets each. The closest match of the fixture was Emily Howat’s 3-2 victory over Winnie Stein. In the doubles match Sandy and Fabio slipped up as they lost 3-1 to Winnie and partner Steve Wilson.

 

Missiles 5 (David Hunter 2, Daniel Russell 3, Lee Nixon 0)

Lairds 5 (Ewan MacDonald 1½, William Beattie 2, Ryan Connor 1½)

Missiles and Lairds fought out a draw, but losing all three matches that went to the fifth game did not help the Lairds cause. Daniel Russell beat Bill Beattie after being 2-1 down and then Daniel bettered that comeback when he defeated Ryan Connor after being 2-0 down. Ryan also lost 3-2 to David Hunter in another close match. Ryan gained a bit of revenge, when he teamed up with Ewan MacDonald to comfortably beat Daniel and David in the doubles match. After being behind for the whole fixture, Lairds achieved the draw thanks to Bill’s great 3-0 win over David in the final match.

 

Princes 6 (Stewart Mason 2½, Derek Johnston 2, Eddie Dougan 1½)

Sputniks 4 (Jim Fleming 1, Ian Roberts (reserve) 0, Carol McLean 3,)

Princes got the overall victory but Sputniks Carol McLean was the star player, winning her three singles matches 3-0. Stewart Mason, Derek Johnston and Eddie Dougan won all the other points apart from Jim Fleming’s 3-0 victory over Eddie. The doubles match was the closest of the fixture, with Stuart and Eddie winning 12-10, 13-11 and 13-11 after Carol and Ian Roberts had won the first game 11-6.

 

Duffers 8 (William Liddle 1, Andy Reid 3½, Richard McLaren 3½)

Buccaneers 2 (Gregor O'Neill 1, David Clark 1, Murray Johnstone 0)

League leaders Duffers won comfortably against Buccaneers despite an early ankle injury to captain Rich McLaren. Rich played on and won all of his singles matches, and a later visit to A & E was also favourable for him! Andy Reid was the top points scorer for Duffers, winning his three singles 3-0 and teaming up with Billy Liddle to win the doubles match 3-1 versus Gregor O'Neill and David Clark. However, Gregor and David both managed to get the better of Billy winning 3-1 and 3-0 respectively for Buccaneers only wins, although Gregor nearly managed to beat the hobbling Rich, before losing 3-2.

 

 

Week 2 - commencing 18 September 2017

With previous leaders Knights not playing, Star moved to the top of division one with their second 8-2 victory in a row, this week at home to Thumpers. Prefects moved up to second place after a comfortable win over St Andrews University newcomers Saints. Defenders defeated Telstars for their first win of the season and last seasons’ runners-up, Up4it, got their campaign off to a good start when they beat Rockets 7-3.

In division two, the leaders Brechin were not playing and they were overtaken at the top jointly by Chieftains, who won 7-3 down at Lundin and Tigers who had a big win over club mates Rollercoasters. Villa started with a narrow win at Viscounts and the St Andrews’ derby between Swots and New Kids ended in a draw.

With Kingsway not playing, Duffers are the new leaders in division three despite narrowly losing to Forthill club mates Sputniks who are one point behind in joint second place with Prospects who had a good win up in Brechin against Buccaneers. Tass drew with Lairds and are now fourth and finally Squires and Missiles also drew and both teams are now in mid-table.

 

Division 1

Rockets 3 (Pete Yearworth 2, Jim Dyson 0, Peter Dixon 1)

Up4it 7 (Paul Monteith 1, Ryan Docherty 2½, Gillian Edwards 3½)

Rockets got off to a great start when Pete Yearworth beat Paul Monteith 3-1. However, Up4it replied in style winning seven matches in a row, although Jim Dyson was unlucky to lose 12-10 to Paul in the final game and in the doubles match Pete Yearworth and Peter Dixon lost 3-2 to Gillian Edwards and Ryan Docherty after being 2-0 up. In the final two matches Rockets got a couple of good final-game wins with Peter and Pete defeating Paul and Ryan respectively. Gillian was the top player winning all the matches she played.

 

Prefects 10 (Michael Hahn 3, Clyde Johnson (reserve) 3½, Justin Yang 3½)

Saints 0 (Chan Tsz Huen 0, Olivia Dovernor 0, Andi Afezolli 0)

This was a tough introduction to division one for the St Andrews student newcomers with Prefects winning all ten matches 3-0.

 

Defenders 7 (Ken Head 2, Arthur Pritchard 2½, Richard Tough 2½)

Telstars 3 (David Monteith 1, Ian Farquhar 2, Stewart Clark (reserve) 0)

Telstars got off to a great start with first David Monteith beating Ken Head 3-2 after being 2-0 down and then Ian Farquhar defeating Arthur Pritchard 3-1, also coming from behind. Defenders then fought back to win three in a row, with both Richard Tough and Ken Head defeating Stewart Clark 3-0 and Arthur beating David 3-2. Ian then beat Richard 3-0 to level, but Defenders then won the next four matches to complete the scoring, with David coming closest to another point for Telstars when he lost to Richard 3-2 after being 2-1 ahead.

 

Star 8 (Calum Ross 3½, John Hannah 3½, Andy Ferguson 1)

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

Calum Ross and John Hannah dominated for Stars, winning all of their matches for the loss of just one game, Calum to David Sim. Star’s Andy Ferguson had three very close matches: firstly he lost to Ian Hunter 13-11 in the fourth (after a 15-13 first game defeat); then he lost to David Sim 3-1 and finally he defeated Tony O’Shea 14-12 in the final game.

 

Division 2

Lundin Lasers 3 (Arthur Duncan 2, Nat Forno 0, Roman Nydza 1)

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

A great win for Chieftains down in Lundin Links, although winning all four five-game matches played very much aided their cause. Jim Tawse was the best performer for Chieftains, firstly he beat Roman Nydza 3-2 after being 2-1 down; then he defeated the Lundin top player, Arthur Duncan, a very good 3-0 and finally Jim beat Nat Forno 12-10 in the final game after Nat had come back from 2-0 down. Jim also partnered Fiona Kinloch to win the doubles 3-2 after Nat and Roman had comfortably won the first two games. Jacob Munro got his first win in division two for Chieftains when he beat Nat 3-2.

 

Tigers 9 (Logie Anderson 2½, Kenny McLaren 3½, Scott Thomson 3)

Rollercoasters 1 (Joe Bell 0, Tony Cook 0, Paul Jackson 1)

The Hecklers derby ended in a big win for Tigers against Rollercoasters. Kenny McLaren won all of his matches, including the doubles match partnering Logie Anderson, for the loss of just one set to Paul Jackson. Scott Thomson only dropped single games to Paul and Tony Cook to move top of the Division two rankings. The closest match of the fixture was Logie’s 3-2 victory over Joe Bell in the opening match and Paul got Rollercoasters sole point with a 3-1 win over Logie.

 

Swots 5 (David Beveridge 1, Collin Bleak 2½, Emma Bissett 1½)

New Kids 5 (Howard Lee 2, Kong Wan 0, Ian Smith 3)

The first three matches all went to the final game, with initially New Kids Howard Lee beating Dave Beveridge, secondly, Collin Bleak equalised for Swots when he defeated Kong Wan and finally Ian Smith beat Emma Bissett from 2-1 down to put New Kids back in front. Thereafter, all the matches bar Howards’ 3-1 win over Emma were won 3-0. The closest match was the doubles, where Collin and Emma beat Howard and Ian 12-10, 17-15 and 11-7 which ultimately got Swots the overall draw.

 

Viscounts 4 (Andy Hughes 2, Andrew Nimmo ½, Filip Jovanovic 1½)

Villa 6 (Sandy Bertie 2, Ian McLagan 1, David Hay 3)

A very impressive trio of 3-2 victories for David Hay added to by two strong 3-0 wins by Sandy Bertie and a single from Ian McLagan ensured the win for Villa over Viscounts. Showing strong mental toughness, David saved match points against both Filip Jovanovic and Andy Hughes before triumphing in a great second division debut for the Forthill teenager. Filip and Andrew Nimmo gained a little bit of revenge over David when they teamed up to beat him and partner Ian 3-2 in the doubles match. Sandy, also on his division two debut, nearly matched David’s hat-trick but lost to Andy 3-2.

 

Division 3

Sputniks 6 (Jim Fleming 1, Carol McLean 3½, Eric Brown 1½)

Duffers 4 (Andy Reid 2, Richard McLaren 2, William Liddle 0)

Sputinks defeated the League leaders after a fine hat-trick by Carol McLean, backed up by single wins by Jim Fleming and Eric Brown. Andy Reid and Rich McLaren got a couple of wins each for Duffers, although it took a great 11-9 final game victory against Eric, after he was losing 6-2, to win one of them. The doubles match was crucial and Carol and Eric secured the overall victory for Sputniks when they defeated Andy and Rich 3-2.

 

Lairds 5 (Deklyn McKenzie 1, William Beattie 3, Ryan Conner 1)

Tass 5 (Jim Wotherspoon 2½, Sandy Elrick (reserve) 0, Stewart Clark 2½)

An excellent trio of singles wins by Bill Beattie helped Lairds get the overall draw versus Tass. The fixture was close throughout, but Tass were never behind. Two wins each by Stewart Clark and Jim Wotherspoon plus a doubles a doubles victory by the same pairing over Bill and Deklyn McKenzie got Tass’s points. Deklyn got his first victory of the season against Sandy Elrick to achieve the draw for Lairds. Ryan Connor nearly got Lairds the victory, but he lost 3-2 to Jim after he had been 2-1 up.

 

Squires 5 (Tanya Kapelyukh 2½, Steve Wilson 1½, Eddie Dougan (reserve) 1)

Missiles 5 (Daniel Russell 3, Lee Nixon 0, David Hunter 2)

Squires fought back from 3-1 down to earn a draw against Missiles. For Missiles, Daniel Russell starred with three wins and David Hunter got two. Best for Squires was Tanya Kapelyukh with two wins and Steve Wilson and Eddie Dougan got a victory each. Both Steve and Eddie nearly got a second win, but Steve lost 3-2 to David after being 2-1 up and Eddie lost to Daniel after being 2-0 up. Daniel saved three match points in the fourth game and came back from 7-2 down in the final game to spoil Eddie’s night. On the other hand Missiles pairing of Daniel and Lee Nixon could have claimed the win for Missiles in the doubles match against Steve and Tanya, but they too lost after being 2-1 up.

 

Buccaneers 3 (David Clark 1, Gregor O'Neill 1, Dale McLeish 1)

Prospects 7 (Dave Goddard 3½, Emily Howat 0, Sandy Pearson 3½)

Prospects won against Buccaneers thanks to unbeaten performances by Dave Goddard and Sandy Pearson, including a doubles win as a pairing against David Clark and Gregor O’Neil. Dave never dropped a set, but Sandy lost one set to Dale McLeish and in the closest match of the night he beat Gregor 14-12 in the final game after being 2-1 down. Emily Howat nearly got Prospects another point but she lost 3-2 to Dale after being 2-1 ahead.

 

Stanley Doubles Round 1

Comets 8 Lairds 1

Lairds only had two players so had to concede the tie. The teams played out three matches and Lairds managed to win one of them.

 

 

Week 1 - commencing 11 September 2017

The new season started with some strong performances by some of the potential title winners. In division one, last season’s champions, Knights, began with a perfect result over a very experienced Rockets side and the 2016 champions, Star, started with a good 8-2 win away to last season’s division two champions, Telstars. Aces also had a good away win in St Andrews against Prefects.

In division two, Brechin began very strongly with an away win against Swots as they continue the form that made them unbeatable in division three last season. They were joined, perhaps rather surprisingly, at the top of the division by Viscounts who equalled the Brechin result away to a very experienced Rollercoasters side. All three of the other fixtures played were close and could have gone either way.

Last season Kingsway were demoted from division two by a single point and their division three season started perfectly against a Lairds side that had two league debutants. Duffers join Kingsway at the top after their fixture against Telsports was conceded due to the visitors not being able to field a team. Tass will also be looking to get back up to division two after a couple of years down and they too started well with a good win over a strong looking Squires side. Prospects narrowly won away to Missiles and league newcomers, Buccaneers, got some points on the board but lost to Sputniks.

 

Division 1

Knights 10 (Stuart Halliday 3½, Robert Toth 3½, Callum Riddoch 3)

Rockets 0 (Pete Yearworth 0, Peter Dixon 0, Gary Lowson 0)

Knights stormed ahead with fifteen straight games from the off. However, Rockets were unlucky not to pick up a point or two thereafter as Pete Yearworth was 2-0 up on Callum Riddoch and then Peter Dixon was 2-1 up on Stuart Halliday before they both lost 3-2.

 

Prefects 3 (Michael Hahn 3, Justin Yang 0, Bonifac Legrady 0)

Aces 7 (Matthew Craig 2½, Jim Dyson (reserve) 2, Jason Fleming 2½)

Michael Hahn was the star player as he won all his singles matches, although he had to come from behind to defeat Jason Fleming 13-11 in the fourth. Newcomers Justin Yang and Bonifac Legrady had tough league debuts, but it is likely that they will play against only a few teams that are better than Aces this year.

 

Telstars 2 (Ian Farquhar 1, Stewart Clark (reserve) 0, David Monteith 1)

Star 8 (Calum Ross 3½, Andy Ferguson 1, John Hannah 3½)

Ian Farquhar, playing back in division one after a couple of years away, nearly got the home side off to the perfect start, but eventually he lost in the final game to Calum Ross after being 2-0 up. Ian also took a game off of John Hannah, who was otherwise unstoppable and in the final match of the night Ian defeated Andy Ferguson 3-2 after being 2-1 down. Andy also lost to David Monteith, but this time it was in four games to give Telstars their opening point of the season.

 

Division 2

Comets 4 (Dougal Ogilvie 2, Fraser Smith 2, Jill Milne 0)

New Kids 6 (Howard Lee 2½, Kong Wan 1, Ian Smith 2½)

In the opening match, Dougal Ogilvie defeated Howard Lee 13-11 in the final game to put Comets in front and Fraser Smith doubled the lead when he beat Kong Wan. Next, Jill Milne almost made it 3-0, but she lost 16-14 in the final game to Ian Smith. The visitors then won the next four matches to lead 5-2, with Jill again unlucky to lose 3-2 to Kong after she had led 2-1. Comets luck turned in the next match when Fraser came back from 2-0 down to defeat Ian 3-2, but Howard secured the overall victory for New Kids when he beat Jill 3-1. Dougal had the final say though when he defeated Kong 3-1.

 

Swots 2 (Peter Bladen 0, Emma Bissett 1, Collin Bleak 1)

Brechin 8 (Derek Mitchell 3½, Aaron Robertson (reserve) 1, John Anderson 3½)

Brechin started in division two as they had finished last season in the third, with a big away win. Yet in the opening match Peter Bladen was 2-0 up on Derek Mitchell before Derek turned it around to win 3-2. Unfortunately for Peter, he had to retire at one-all against John Anderson and subsequently conceded his final match to Aaron Robertson. Derek and John comfortably won all their other matches, although both Emma Bisset and Collin Bleak took a game off of them and they also defeated the Brechin reserve, Aaron.

 

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

Lundin Lasers 5 (Arthur Duncan 2, Nat Forno 1, Ron Filsell 2)

Sascha Roschy starred for the home team winning all of his matches, including the doubles, for the loss of just two games. Arthur Duncan and Ron Filsell both won a couple of matches for the visitors for the loss of just three games in total. Both of Nat Forno’s other two matches went to the final game, initially he lost to Knut Radmer, but against Alain Leger he came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 and get the Laser’s the overall draw.

 

Chieftains 6 (Fiona Kinloch 2½, Jim Tawse 2½, Jacob Munro 1)

Tigers 4 (Kenny McLaren 1, Scott Thomson 3)

The first match was the closest of the night with Fiona Kinloch and Kenny McLaren battling till the final game which Fiona won to give the home team a 4-0 lead due to Tigers being a player short. Thereafter Scott Thomson replied Tigers with three excellent wins for the loss of only two games. However, Jim Tawse defeated Kenny 3-0 to increase the Chieftains lead, but Kenny got one back, beating Jacob Munro 3-1. Fiona and Jim dominated the doubles match to take the final point.

 

Rollercoasters 2 (Joe Bell 1, Dave Lane ½, Tony Cook ½)

Viscounts 8 (Filip Jovanovic 3, Andy Hughes 3, Andrew Nimmo 2)

This was perhaps the surprise result of the week, but this was partly due to the home side losing the game nine times after 10-all was reached. Filip Jovanovic was in great form for Viscounts, winning three singles for the loss of just two games to Joe Bell, Andy Hughes won all his singles 3-1 and Andrew Nimmo, making his division two debut, won two matches and only lost to Joe in the final game, after Joe had saved match points in the fourth. In the doubles match Dave Lane and Tony Cook dominated Filip and Andrew to get Rollercoasters their second point.

 

Division 3

Buccaneers 3 (David Clark 1, Stewart Ferguson 1, Murray Johnstone 1)

Sputniks 7 (Jim Fleming 0, David Hunter (reserve) 3½, Carol McLean 3½)

League newcomers, Buccaneers, all won a singles match against an experienced Sputniks side. For Sputniks, David Hunter and Carol McLean won all of their singles matches and combined to win the doubles match in the final game against David Clark and Stewart Ferguson after they had been 2-1 down. Murray Johnstone won the closest match of the night in the final game against Jim Fleming, 10-12, 12-10, 8-11, 11-9 and 11-9.

 

Missiles 4 (David Hunter 1, Daniel Russell 2, Lee Nixon 1)

Prospects 6 (Sandy Pearson 2½, Dave Goddard 3½, Neil Lea 0)

A fine hat-trick by Dave Goddard, backed up by a Sandy Pearson double helped Prospects to get the win over Missiles. Daniel Russell picked up a couple of wins, including a great comeback victory over Sandy after he had been 2-0 down (12-10, 14-12 & 11-9). The doubles match was crucial in this fixture and it was Dave and Sandy who triumphed 3-2 against Daniel and David Hunter after they had been 2-1 down.

 

Tass 7 (Stewart Clark 2½, Jim Wotherspoon 1, Stuart Farquharson 3½)

Squires 3 (Steve Wilson 1, Tanya Kapelyukh 2, Winnie Stein 0)

Tass won all four matches that went to the final game to ensure victory over Squires. Best performer for Tass was Stuart Farquharson who initially lost his first two games against Winnie Stein, but he then recovered to win that match and to win his other two matches 3-0. Unluckily for Winnie she also lost in five games to Stewart Clark after being 2-1 up and Stewart also defeated Steve Wilson in the final game. Best for Squires was Tanya Kapelyukh who picked up two good wins, but in the doubles match partnering Steve, they could not convert a 2-1 lead into a victory as Stewart and Stuart recovered to win it 3-2.

 

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

Lairds 0 (Deklyn McKenzie 0, Ewan MacDonald 0, William Beattie 0)

Kingsway dominated throughout against a Lairds team containing two league rookies. For Lairds, Deklyn McKenzie took a game off of Stephen Caird and Ewan MacDonald won games against Willie Cooper and Stephen but the home side won all the other games. Derek Thomson won all of his matches 3-0, including the doubles match partnering Stephen.

 

Duffers 10 Telsports 0

This fixture was conceded by Telsports after they could not field a team.

 

Postponements

Fixture

Div or cup

Original date

New date*

Up4it v Defenders

Div 1

12/09/2017

Not Known

Thumpers v Kings

Div 1

14/09/2017

Not Known

Aces v Knights

Div 1

18/09/2017

Not Known

Telsports v Princes

Div 3

21/09/2017

Not Known

 

 

 

 

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