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Australia vs New Zealand at the Marewa Club in Napier, and England vs United States at the Te Mata Club near Havelock North. The day is overcast and warm, and will probably get hot later, up to 30 Degrees C. Strong winds are forecast for the afternoon.
05 Jan 2014 9:34AM (Tournament); 4 Readers
I am currently at the Te Mata Club. The matches here are J Burch & D Maugham v D Huneycutt & J Bast on lawn 5, R Fulford & S Patel v B Rothman & D Maloof on lawn 6,
J Death & S Mulliner v J Soo & R Lamm on lawn 7.
05 Jan 2014 9:39AM (Tournament); 7 Readers
Death quickly round to 4back with a spread, Mulliner gets started but fails hoop 6
05 Jan 2014 9:45AM (Tournament); 13 Readers
Fulford to 4back with a spread, Maloof hits the short lift shot. He has hit an awful lot of shots in this tournament.
05 Jan 2014 9:46AM (Tournament); 12 Readers
Bast is on 1back, Burch going round and finishes with a MSL, but with the wrong ball at hoop 2.
05 Jan 2014 9:48AM (Tournament); 14 Readers
Maugham fails hoop 2.
05 Jan 2014 10:03AM (Tournament); 20 Readers
Maloof is in a break, through 1back
05 Jan 2014 10:04AM (Tournament); 19 Readers
Mulliner had close to a wiring lift with his ball very close to a hoop. He looked at it with Death's mallet, which is nearly as tall as he is.
05 Jan 2014 10:04AM (Tournament); 21 Readers
Maloof gets to 4back with a spread. Patel hits the long lift shot in the middle, knocking the target ball into the 4th corner.
05 Jan 2014 10:12AM (Tournament); 26 Readers
Maugham is into a triple, jawsing 4back before 6
05 Jan 2014 10:13AM (Tournament); 25 Readers
Patel fails hoop 2, letting Rothman in. He rolls to hoop 1 from the E end of A baulk, and is away.
05 Jan 2014 10:23AM (Tournament); 30 Readers
Lamm has built a break, but fails hoop 6 (Mulliner's hoop) with Mulliner's ball. Has a good look to see if the ball might be stuck, but decides it's not.
05 Jan 2014 10:24AM (Tournament); 28 Readers
Maugham is up to penult and penult, still going.
Maugham's penult straight peel leaves his striker's ball in an unrunnable position. He goes to the East boundary.
Huneycutt fails hoop 1.
Burch misses from hoop 2.
05 Jan 2014 10:32AM (Tournament); 31 Readers
Mulliner peels 4back straight, goes to peg with a flattish spread.
05 Jan 2014 10:33AM (Tournament); 34 Readers
Rothman's 4back peel attempt bounces off, and leaves him hampered on the escape ball. He hits it, but without the rush he wanted.
05 Jan 2014 10:38AM (Tournament); 35 Readers
Death finishes, 26-5
05 Jan 2014 10:38AM (Tournament); 34 Readers
Huneycutt has been working his way round slowly. He makes hoop 5 with a jump, and now has a break.
05 Jan 2014 10:50AM (Tournament); 33 Readers
Huneycutt's break comes to an end at 1back. Maugham hits from 2back, with penult (his hoop) loaded. Goes to peg.
Burch makes Rover, but with no rush to the peg. rolls to East of hoop 3. Huneycutt hits from corner 4.
05 Jan 2014 11:24AM (Tournament); 40 Readers
Rothman fails Rover, 90% through.
05 Jan 2014 11:24AM (Tournament); 39 Readers
Maloof fails 4back. Patel gets going from 4, but over-approaches 5.
05 Jan 2014 11:25AM (Tournament); 36 Readers
Mulliner has gone to 4back with a spread in the second game.
05 Jan 2014 11:30AM (Tournament); 35 Readers
Huneycutt has reached 3back.
05 Jan 2014 11:30AM (Tournament); 34 Readers
Rothman makes Rover
05 Jan 2014 11:55AM (Tournament); 37 Readers
Burch and Maugham finish 26-14
05 Jan 2014 11:56AM (Tournament); 35 Readers
Huneycutt to 4back with a defensive leave. Maugham hits a long lift shot.
05 Jan 2014 12:03PM (Tournament); 37 Readers
Rothman cross-wires at 4back (Maloof's hoop, and also Fulford's).
05 Jan 2014 12:04PM (Tournament); 40 Readers
I am going to transfer to Marewa now, so this commentary will cease for the meantime.
05 Jan 2014 12:04PM (Tournament); 42 Readers
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