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I could not get connected earlier, so the first part of the match is one big lump:
15 Jan 2014 2:31PM (Tournament); 25 Readers
Chris (Black) to EB 1y N of 5
Robert (Red) Duffer to 1ft N of 6
Chris shoots down EB and rushes Black to the SB behind 4
Robert shoots at Red - hits the 7-yarder.
Chris hits the 3-yarder on Yellow and makes 1 with a break set.
Robert takes on the shooting gallery from the B baulk. He narrowly misses Yellow, and is on line to hit Black, but the ball curves off course and misses.
Chris croquets Red out of the corner a couple of yards, and rushes Black to Yellow. Yellow is rushed to 2y SE of 2. He has an angled hoop - runs it to the boundary.
15 Jan 2014 2:32PM (Tournament); 25 Readers
Makes 3 and loads 5 with Black, getting a rush to 3y SW of 4. Takes off to behind Yellow and rushes it to 4
15 Jan 2014 2:33PM (Tournament); 27 Readers
Makes 4, rushes Yellow to 5y NNW of 4, and takes off to Red. Loads 6 with Red. Has 4bb under control
15 Jan 2014 2:34PM (Tournament); 25 Readers
Chris makes rover and sets another defensive leave.
15 Jan 2014 2:51PM (Tournament); 23 Readers
15 Jan 2014 2:51PM (Tournament); 28 Readers
Robert lifts Yellow and shoots at Black from A baulk. Misses
15 Jan 2014 2:52PM (Tournament); 28 Readers
Chris rushes Yellow into Blue, promoting it to 7y SSW of 4b. Takes croquet from Yellow 2y N of IV, sending it to penult. Gets Black 2y W of Blue, and has a 5y hoop approach
15 Jan 2014 2:54PM (Tournament); 25 Readers
Black can't make 4b. Scatters Blue to just S of the NB just W of 4b, and Black on the NB 4y W of III. Yellow is close to penult, but open on Blue. Red is still just S of II
15 Jan 2014 2:56PM (Tournament); 28 Readers
Robert shoots with Yellow at Black and hits.
Robert croquets Black to 4y S of 4b, and rushes Blue to the NB 2y E of II
15 Jan 2014 2:58PM (Tournament); 28 Readers
Gets Blue halfway between the corner and hoop 2. Rushes Red to 2y S of 1
15 Jan 2014 2:59PM (Tournament); 28 Readers
Makes 1 with a rush to Black. Loads 3 with Red and rushes Black to II. Rushes Blue to 2.
15 Jan 2014 3:01PM (Tournament); 27 Readers
Robert misses the 3y return roquet after 2!
15 Jan 2014 3:02PM (Tournament); 27 Readers
Chris takes the 7y shot with Black at Yellow. Hits.
15 Jan 2014 3:04PM (Tournament); 30 Readers
Sends Yellow to penult, and rushes Blue to 6y NW of 4b. Red is 1y NNW of 4b.
15 Jan 2014 3:05PM (Tournament); 28 Readers
Rushes Red to 1y SSE of 4b.Runs the hoop to the boundary. Hits Blue and croquets it to 4y E of the peg, going to Red by 4b
15 Jan 2014 3:06PM (Tournament); 27 Readers
Sends Red to3y N of rover. Makes penult.Rushes Blue to Red, and rushes Red to rover.
15 Jan 2014 3:08PM (Tournament); 26 Readers
Makes rover and pegs out.
Game 1 26-2 to NZ
15 Jan 2014 3:09PM (Tournament); 32 Readers
Robert (Yellow) supershot
15 Jan 2014 3:15PM (Tournament); 32 Readers
Black to EB level with 4
15 Jan 2014 3:16PM (Tournament); 31 Readers
Red misses Black from A baulk
15 Jan 2014 3:16PM (Tournament); 32 Readers
Chris hits Black down EB with Blue. Sends Black to 2y N of 3, rushes Red infield and loads 2 getting a rush on Yellow to 1.
15 Jan 2014 3:18PM (Tournament); 35 Readers
Makes 1 and immediately gets the 4bb established.
15 Jan 2014 3:18PM (Tournament); 34 Readers
Chris fails 6 fromnowhere, after approaching from less than 12 inches away.
15 Jan 2014 3:25PM (Tournament); 31 Readers
15 Jan 2014 3:25PM (Tournament); 30 Readers
Roberts shoots with Yellow and hits Blue from the jaws. Croquets it to 2, and pivits off Black to get a tight rush to 1 on Yellow.
15 Jan 2014 3:26PM (Tournament); 32 Readers
Makes 1 and immediately has the 4bb under control
Robert fails 3 while I was not watching. Red is in the jaws, Yellow right by the hoop. Black is 7y S of 3, nd Blue 4y NW of 4.
15 Jan 2014 3:31PM (Tournament); 29 Readers
Chris shoots with Black and hits Yellow to the NB. Croquets it to 2, and rush-peels Red towards Blue
15 Jan 2014 3:31PM (Tournament); 28 Readers
Rushes Black to 2y SW of 1
15 Jan 2014 3:32PM (Tournament); 26 Readers
Makes 1 and is away - Red is "inside the box" and Yellow by 2.
15 Jan 2014 3:33PM (Tournament); 27 Readers
Rushes Red from 2y NW of 3 to Yellow at 2. Makes 2.
15 Jan 2014 3:34PM (Tournament); 26 Readers
Chris goes to 4b and sets a leave:
15 Jan 2014 3:50PM (Tournament); 28 Readers
15 Jan 2014 3:50PM (Tournament); 25 Readers
Robert lifts Yellow from the jaws of 6 and shoots from A baulk at Blue - hits.
15 Jan 2014 3:51PM (Tournament); 25 Readers
Blue is shot infield between 3 and 4, and Black is rushed to the NB N of Red (which is not quite in II as reported, but 1y SE of the corner spot)
15 Jan 2014 3:53PM (Tournament); 25 Readers
Red is rushed to 1, and Rober runs the hoop very hard. Rushes Red (which was 6y N of the hoop!) peg-high. Sends Red to 4y SW of 3,and rushes Black to 2.
15 Jan 2014 3:55PM (Tournament); 24 Readers
Robert approaches 2 with Yellow, and fails a short hoop. Black is nearby, but looks to be wired.
15 Jan 2014 3:56PM (Tournament); 25 Readers
Chris must be able to see some of Yellow. An umpire is called. He rushes Yellow to the WB level with 1.
15 Jan 2014 3:58PM (Tournament); 24 Readers
Yellow is rolled to 2ft W of penult, and Blue is rushed to 2y W of the EB, 3y N of peg-high. Takes off to Red, and rushes it to 2.5y S of 4b.
15 Jan 2014 3:59PM (Tournament); 25 Readers
Runs 4b to the boundary
15 Jan 2014 4:00PM (Tournament); 26 Readers
Makes penult off Yellow
15 Jan 2014 4:01PM (Tournament); 25 Readers
Makes rover off red. Leave is a horizontal spread:
15 Jan 2014 4:05PM (Tournament); 25 Readers
Robert lifts Yellow to III and takes the 17-yarder at Blue. Hits.
15 Jan 2014 4:06PM (Tournament); 25 Readers
Robert rushes Black to 2y N of 1
15 Jan 2014 4:08PM (Tournament); 22 Readers
Loads 3 and rushes Red to 3y SW of 2
Makes 2 and gets the 4bb under control
15 Jan 2014 4:10PM (Tournament); 27 Readers
Robert sends Red to 4b after 2b - the tea leaves spell "Riggal"
15 Jan 2014 4:21PM (Tournament); 26 Readers
Robert approaches 4b and gets a very angled, short shot. He hits it hard, but the ball is just through, and he can't hit the reception ball.
15 Jan 2014 4:25PM (Tournament); 24 Readers
Sends Blue to rover and makes penult off Black. Rushes Black 3y N of the peg, and takes off to Red N of 4b.Does not get a rush, so has to take off to Blue at rover.
15 Jan 2014 4:28PM (Tournament); 21 Readers
Makes rover and rushes Blue to Red. Takes off and rushes Red to 1y E of 2
15 Jan 2014 4:30PM (Tournament); 21 Readers
Croquet Red towards corner I, but it goes out 3y N of the corner.
15 Jan 2014 4:31PM (Tournament); 22 Readers
Yellow is 1y N of Black, which is 2y N of the peg. Blue is lifted to take contact with Red. Red is sent to 1b, and Black to 3y S of the NB N of 6. Chris makes 6 off Yellow.
15 Jan 2014 4:34PM (Tournament); 23 Readers
Chris is now on a 4bb to the peg for the match
Chris makes rover off Black, with Red on hand to obtain a rush to the peg
15 Jan 2014 4:43PM (Tournament); 19 Readers
Pegs out to win the game and match
15 Jan 2014 4:43PM (Tournament); 21 Readers
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