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Good Morning! Today is fine with 4/8 cloud, about 19 degrees. The players are warming up and I'm happy to say that the manager has assisted the commentators by assigning courts so the Aust v US is on Courts 1, 2 and 3, with England v NZ on the other three.
I am on the clubhouse balcony, with power and good WiFi. I will try to cover the nearest two courts, with occasional references, when I have time, to court 3, partially obscured by a large shelter.
14 Jan 2014 8:10AM (Tournament); 46 Readers
Court 3. Ian Dumergue (R and Y) is playing Rich Lamm (K and U) in their game 1. Rich is making a break with K, with all other clips still on hoop 1. He has gone to 4b and is setting a leave which looks like a diagonal spread, from what I can see.
14 Jan 2014 8:36AM (Tournament); 79 Readers
10 (cont). He makes 3 with an angled jump to applause, starts a tpo by peeling his oppo, bur eventually sticks in 1b with the peelee against the wire of penult.
Court 3. Ian Dumergue has a break and has just made 3. One of Rich's clips is on 4b and the other two clips are on 1.
14 Jan 2014 9:16AM (Tournament); 104 Readers
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14 Jan 2014 10:20AM (Tournament); 140 Readers
Court 3. Ian Dumergue won the first game, 26 - 9.
14 Jan 2014 10:30AM (Tournament); 132 Readers
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Court 3. They must be at lunch. Ian Dumergue's clips are on 1 and 4b and his balls are at 1. Rich's clips are both on 1 and his balls are near 2 and on the eb.
It has become a clear day, with 1/8 cloud but a medium wind and about 22 degrees. I am in the shade and still have a sweater on. There are lots of bowlers on the two rinks next to courts 1 and 3, but they are keeping quiet.
14 Jan 2014 12:05PM (Tournament); 107 Readers
Court 3. Ian Dumergue is in play with neither of his clips visible. Rich's clips are both on 1.
14 Jan 2014 1:04PM (Tournament); 36 Readers
One game all.
14 Jan 2014 1:14PM (Tournament); 32 Readers
Court 3. Ian Dumergue just pegged out the second game and wins 2 - nil.
Australia leads the US 9 matches to 4.
14 Jan 2014 1:23PM (Tournament); 37 Readers
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14 Jan 2014 2:28PM (Tournament); 53 Readers
Court 1. Tim approaches 1 b to the wrong side and goes through the hoop to position, with U a foot N of his ball, K.
Jeff shoots U from near 2b at R, near 3, missing to the eb.
Australia wins 2 games to 1 and Australia leads US, 10 games to 4 (unless there has been another unseen result).
14 Jan 2014 2:56PM (Tournament); 64 Readers
My screen just went blank and I lost 15 minutes commentary. Oh, dear!
Jeff Soo just told me that the wind Is worrying. The flags are standing out square. There is a clear blue sky.
Court 1 Robert Fletcher v Ben Rothman
Court 2. I lost a lot of text and now need to start again. Clips are U on the peg, K on 3b, R on 6 and Y on 4b.
14 Jan 2014 3:29PM (Tournament); 49 Readers
Court 3. Each player has a clip on 4b and Danny has just made 2.
Court 4. Each player has a clip on 1 and the other on 2. Stephen Forster Is in play and now makes hoop 4.
I was wrong when I wrote that Australia leads the US by 10 to 4 because when Tim won that was the 11th match and Australia has won the Test against the US.
14 Jan 2014 3:52PM (Tournament); 51 Readers
Court 3. Danny is in play.
Court 4. David Maloof is in play.
14 Jan 2014 4:14PM (Tournament); 50 Readers
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Court 3. Danny wins game 1.
Court 4. Each player has a clip on 4b. David Maloof is in play.
14 Jan 2014 4:46PM (Tournament); 49 Readers
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14 Jan 2014 5:26PM (Tournament); 56 Readers
Game 1 to Australia.
Court 4. Stephen has pegged out an oppo ball.
It is after 7:30pm and I need refreshment. I will return and do some more commentating in an hour or so.
14 Jan 2014 6:40PM (Tournament); 81 Readers
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