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05 Jul 2019 5:12PM (Tournament); 6 Readers
Samir has won his Plate game, Mark and Sam have been woken up, we'll be starting shortly on lawn 2.
Alison Maugham is currently on lawn 2 against Nelson Morrow, and may well finish this turn.
The Manager has not imposed any format, but he and James have offered everything.
Avery and Murray have accepted both SuperAdvanced, and Alternate Stroke Doubles.
05 Jul 2019 5:16PM (Tournament); 6 Readers
Murray is warming up on lawn 5, having not played since this morning.
Manager is bashing hoops in.
I haven't seen top class Alternate Stroke Doubles, this should be fun.
Eugene is broadcasting.
Here comes the toss.
Avery and Murray win the toss, and elect to go first.
Death chooses Red and Yellow.
05 Jul 2019 5:20PM (Tournament); 6 Readers
T1 Avery Blue 8y N of 4th corner.
T2 Patel Yellow hits the corner peg on the W bdry of 2nd corner.
T3 Murray Black at Blue from A-baulk. Misses leaving perfect double.
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05 Jul 2019 5:23PM (Tournament); 8 Readers
T4 Death Red misses double from A-baulk.
05 Jul 2019 5:24PM (Tournament); 8 Readers
T5 A&M Blue rushes Black into Red, promoting it ~3y. Croquet stroke is a bit hard, but good cut rush to 1 by Avery. Avery runs 1, and will be playing croquet strokes to see if they can get thru 2.
05 Jul 2019 5:26PM (Tournament); 9 Readers
T5 Murray Blue rushes Black 2y S of Yellow. Take-off loops alarmingly. Avery approaching 2 from 3y W of hoop. Murray faced with angled hoop, fails.
05 Jul 2019 5:29PM (Tournament); 12 Readers
T6 Patel Yellow has 8-yarder at Black. Hits.
05 Jul 2019 5:31PM (Tournament); 12 Readers
T6 D&P Yellow rolls out, rushes Blue nr Red (which is 7y S of 3). Patel has cut rush to 1, good shot. Now they have 4-ball break.
05 Jul 2019 5:33PM (Tournament); 11 Readers
Mulliner is playing a Z game on lawn 1.
Alison Maugham is playing Eugene Chang in the Plate on lawn 3.
Death & Patel have reached hoop 4. Maybe thinking about POPping Black, but Patel runs 4 too hard for the rush over to 1.
05 Jul 2019 5:40PM (Tournament); 12 Readers
Death and Patel still contemplating POP, doing it with what has to be called a death roll by Death going to hoop 6.
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05 Jul 2019 5:44PM (Tournament); 12 Readers
Hoop 6 is longer than you would like - maybe a yard. Patel runs it, Death misses 7-yard return roquet.
05 Jul 2019 5:46PM (Tournament); 11 Readers
A fairly generous leave - ball in A-baulk and 2 balls near hoop 2.
Mulliner is attempting a sextuple. He needs his spectacles to line up the first peel.
05 Jul 2019 5:49PM (Tournament); 14 Readers
Avery & Murray have 4-ball break.
05 Jul 2019 5:50PM (Tournament); 17 Readers
There's a lot of waving and pointing in Alternate Stroke.
Someone's flying a kite from the neighbouring recreation ground.
There are rumours of a lawn 8 somewhere out there.
05 Jul 2019 5:56PM (Tournament); 10 Readers
Now Murray has a tricky return roquet after 5, maybe a 5-yarder. Copes.
05 Jul 2019 5:58PM (Tournament); 10 Readers
Avery & Murray are making 9 hoops. Yellow has been left near 2nd corner. After 3-back, Black is rushed into 4th corner. Red is rushed to the W bdry, ~12y N of 1st corner. Yellow is adjusted slightly, now 2yE of 2nd corner. Blue into 3rd corner.
Clip update: Avery & Murray: Blue 4-back, Black 2; Death and Patel: Red 1 and Yellow 1-back.
05 Jul 2019 6:09PM (Tournament); 9 Readers
Death & Patel lift Red, knock Blue just S of 3rd corner. Death plays big roll sending Blue 8y N of 1, Red roquets Yellow. Another roll to B-baulk, maybe 5y W of 3rd corner. Leaves 2y rush for Yellow to 1-back.
05 Jul 2019 6:18PM (Tournament); 9 Readers
Avery Blue misses Yellow.
05 Jul 2019 6:20PM (Tournament); 11 Readers
Death & Patel Yellow hit Blue, fail to get rush on Red. Blue is 2y SW of 6. They leave dolly rush to 1-back from B-baulk, presumably wired from Blue.
05 Jul 2019 6:23PM (Tournament); 9 Readers
Blue is going to 3rd corner, but not in it lest Red rushes Yellow for a cannon.
05 Jul 2019 6:25PM (Tournament); 8 Readers
Patel Red rushes Yellow into 3rd corner. Blue is 1' S of corner. Red rushes Blue to 1' W of Black. Red rushes Black to 2y W of 1. Red makes 1 harder than he'd like. Good thrash to near Blue.
05 Jul 2019 6:30PM (Tournament); 10 Readers
Red rushes Blue to 3y W of Yellow. Take-off a tad short, but good cut to 2. Crowd wants sextuple attempt, but sense prevails.
05 Jul 2019 6:33PM (Tournament); 10 Readers
Death & Patel are going for the TPO. Red peels Blue thru 4-back after 3.
05 Jul 2019 6:35PM (Tournament); 9 Readers
Patel has a strange mallet. The top 6" or so of the handle is bent at 15 degrees.
A few big rushes and the TPO is still on track.
05 Jul 2019 6:40PM (Tournament); 11 Readers
Death & Patel Red peels Blue thru penult after 6.
05 Jul 2019 6:45PM (Tournament); 8 Readers
Death & Patel Red peels Blue thru rover before 3-back.
Black clip is on 2, Yellow clip is on 1-back.
05 Jul 2019 6:48PM (Tournament); 9 Readers
Death & Patel Red has Blue, the penult pioneer, nearer to 2. The aim is to peel Yellow after 4-back, but the rush is overhit.
Much discussion ensues.
05 Jul 2019 6:52PM (Tournament); 11 Readers
Death & Patel Red pegs out Blue. Yellow is rushed to near 4th corner, maybe 2y W of it. Red into 1st corner.
Crowd was hoping for 2 balls off, but that was never going to happen.
05 Jul 2019 7:00PM (Tournament); 12 Readers
Avery Black takes contact from Yellow. Yellow is croqueted into the jaws of 3. Black roquets Red. Big roll is too big, Red careers off the N bdry. Black is beyond hoop anyway.
Will Death & Patel take their wiring lift with Yellow? It's a 5-yarder at Red.
05 Jul 2019 7:03PM (Tournament); 9 Readers
Yes, Yellow is lifted to the end of B-baulk. Death Yellow rushes Red into 2nd corner.
05 Jul 2019 7:04PM (Tournament); 12 Readers
Death & Patel Yellow has 3-ball break to finish.
05 Jul 2019 7:05PM (Tournament); 11 Readers
Not many chaps left. Only one other game in play (Eugene and Alison on 3).
Death & Patel Yellow makes 4-back with full control.
05 Jul 2019 7:09PM (Tournament); 14 Readers
Death & Patel win game 1 +12tpo
05 Jul 2019 7:12PM (Tournament); 13 Readers
And that's it for tonight folks.
See you tomorrow for the Singles Semis.
05 Jul 2019 7:13PM (Tournament); 13 Readers
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