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I could not get connected earlier, so the first part of the match is one big lump:
15 Jan 2014 3:31PM (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
Rolls Black to between 1 and 2, 1y S of peg-high, and rushes Red to 4y W of 1
Croquets Red to 3y SW of the peg, obtaining good hoop position. Runs 1 and hits Black.
Leaves Black at the peg and rushes Red 3y SW of 2. Fails an angled hoop.
Robert shoots at Red - hits the 7-yarder.
manages to almost wire himself from Blue, leaving no rush to Black. Takes off from 3y S of 2, gets a rush on Black to 4y WNW of 1.
Takes off and fails 3ft hoop.
Chris hits the 3-yarder on Yellow and makes 1 with a break set.
Chris is going round with good control. He makes each hoop with a reception ball by the hoop, and a deep ball to roquet when he makes the hoop hard. He is not making many hoops with soft controlled strokes - the Atkins hoops are formidable, even in the sandy soil.
Chris is preparing a defensive leave. He made 2b off Red, and rushed it to the WB 5y S of II. He has now put Blue 3y off the EB level with rover, and is making 3b off Yellow.
He runs into Yellow on the hoop stroke, and croquets it to the EB 2y N of peg-high. Blue is rushed to IV, and moved just N of the corner. Black is 18 inches N of Blue.
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.
Rushes Yellow to the SB behind 4. Takes off to Red, does not get a rush. Splits Red to halfway between 3 and 4, and rushes Black to 3.
15 Jan 2014 3:32PM (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 3:33PM (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 3:34PM (Tournament); 25 Readers
Chris makes rover and sets another defensive leave.
Red is on the WB just S of corner II.
Yellow is just off the EB 1y N of peg-high
Black is on the Eb just N of IV, with Blue 18 inches N of it
15 Jan 2014 3:51PM (Tournament); 23 Readers
Red on 1
Yellow on 1
Blue on the peg
Black on 4b
15 Jan 2014 3:51PM (Tournament); 28 Readers
Robert lifts Yellow and shoots at Black from A baulk. Misses
15 Jan 2014 3:52PM (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 3:54PM (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 3:56PM (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 3:58PM (Tournament); 28 Readers
Gets Blue halfway between the corner and hoop 2. Rushes Red to 2y S of 1
15 Jan 2014 3:59PM (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 4:01PM (Tournament); 27 Readers
Robert misses the 3y return roquet after 2!
15 Jan 2014 4:02PM (Tournament); 27 Readers
Chris takes the 7y shot with Black at Yellow. Hits.
15 Jan 2014 4:04PM (Tournament); 30 Readers
Sends Yellow to penult, and rushes Blue to 6y NW of 4b. Red is 1y NNW of 4b.
15 Jan 2014 4:05PM (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 4:06PM (Tournament); 27 Readers
Sends Red to3y N of rover. Makes penult.Rushes Blue to Red, and rushes Red to rover.
15 Jan 2014 4:08PM (Tournament); 26 Readers
Makes rover and pegs out.
Game 1 26-2 to NZ
15 Jan 2014 4:09PM (Tournament); 32 Readers
Robert (Yellow) supershot
15 Jan 2014 4:15PM (Tournament); 32 Readers
Black to EB level with 4
15 Jan 2014 4:16PM (Tournament); 31 Readers
Red misses Black from A baulk
15 Jan 2014 4:16PM (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 4:18PM (Tournament); 35 Readers
Makes 1 and immediately gets the 4bb established.
15 Jan 2014 4:18PM (Tournament); 34 Readers
Chris fails 6 fromnowhere, after approaching from less than 12 inches away.
Black is right next to 6, Blue in the jaws.
Red is by 1-back, and Yellow 3y WSW of the peg
15 Jan 2014 4:25PM (Tournament); 31 Readers
15 Jan 2014 4:25PM (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.
Rushes it to 4ft SSW of 1
15 Jan 2014 4:26PM (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 4:31PM (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 4:31PM (Tournament); 28 Readers
Rushes Black to 2y SW of 1
15 Jan 2014 4:32PM (Tournament); 26 Readers
Makes 1 and is away - Red is "inside the box" and Yellow by 2.
15 Jan 2014 4:33PM (Tournament); 27 Readers
Rushes Red from 2y NW of 3 to Yellow at 2. Makes 2.
15 Jan 2014 4:34PM (Tournament); 26 Readers
Chris goes to 4b and sets a leave:
Red in II
Yellow in the jaws of 6
Blue on the EB 1y N of 4, with a 5ft rush on Black towards corner II
15 Jan 2014 4:50PM (Tournament); 28 Readers
15 Jan 2014 4:50PM (Tournament); 25 Readers
Robert lifts Yellow from the jaws of 6 and shoots from A baulk at Blue - hits.
15 Jan 2014 4:51PM (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 4:53PM (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 4:55PM (Tournament); 24 Readers
Robert approaches 2 with Yellow, and fails a short hoop. Black is nearby, but looks to be wired.
15 Jan 2014 4:56PM (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 4:58PM (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 4:59PM (Tournament); 25 Readers
Runs 4b to the boundary
15 Jan 2014 5:00PM (Tournament); 26 Readers
Makes penult off Yellow
15 Jan 2014 5:01PM (Tournament); 25 Readers
Makes rover off red. Leave is a horizontal spread:
Red 5y E of WB, level with the peg
Yellow by the peg
Blue peg-high on the EB with a rush on Black to Red.
15 Jan 2014 5:05PM (Tournament); 25 Readers
Robert lifts Yellow to III and takes the 17-yarder at Blue. Hits.
15 Jan 2014 5:06PM (Tournament); 25 Readers
Robert rushes Black to 2y N of 1
15 Jan 2014 5:08PM (Tournament); 22 Readers
Loads 3 and rushes Red to 3y SW of 2
Makes 2 and gets the 4bb under control
15 Jan 2014 5:10PM (Tournament); 27 Readers
Robert sends Red to 4b after 2b - the tea leaves spell "Riggal"
15 Jan 2014 5:21PM (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.
An umpire is called. Yellow is lifted and the ground repaired - was there a hole? Robert has a free swing to hit Blue 5 yards away. Hits.
15 Jan 2014 5:25PM (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 5:28PM (Tournament); 21 Readers
Makes rover and rushes Blue to Red. Takes off and rushes Red to 1y E of 2
15 Jan 2014 5:30PM (Tournament); 21 Readers
Croquet Red towards corner I, but it goes out 3y N of the corner.
15 Jan 2014 5:31PM (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 5:34PM (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 5:43PM (Tournament); 19 Readers
Pegs out to win the game and match
15 Jan 2014 5:43PM (Tournament); 21 Readers
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