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After more than 100 matches, some of them difficult to arrange, many of them closely fought, this is where we stand:
Pym (Mixed Singles, Handicap) – Final Des v Ray
Favell 2 Wood (Mixed Singles) – Final Des v Paul
Howard (Gents Pairs) – Final John G & Malcolm v Alex & Bill
King & Ayres (Ladies Singles) – Final Maz v Jennie
Proposal for un-played Finals Matches:

SATURDAY 18/9 3pm

Des v Paul
John G & Malcolm v Alex & Bill

SUNDAY 19/9 3pm

Des v RayMaz v Jennie
John G v Bill or Malcolm

PLEASE confirm to me ASAP you can play those dates

Aussie Pairs – Semi Finals to be played FRIDAY 10 SEPTEMBER at 3pm:

Jennie & Me v Mike & Anne
John W & Mike W v John G & Derrick

PLEASE all bring diaries so that the winners can arrange to play the Final ASAP (possibly on Friday 17/9?). Keep me in touch with match arrangements, we need to make sure the green is ready for play.

Good Luck everyone.

O60 home against Sharnbrook

Nice win last week, very close to a 7 – 0 (just a measure on a drawing rink), and against a Sawtry team still in the hunt for runners up spot.

On to our last match of the season, at Home 2pm start on Wednesday 1 September, against a Sharnbrook side needing 5 points to secure second place themselves.

It would be nice to deny them, finish exactly half way in the table (see below), keep the shot difference positive, win more rinks than we lose, and achieve more than an average 56 points in the season! Hope that’s not a tall order, but I’d settle for 3 out of 5.

This is the line-up, a bit short of specialist leads I’m afraid:

John G, Jennie, Ray
Joe, Bill, Tom
Alex, Joy, Malcolm

I’m the stand-by Reserve.

Bring a woolly, that breeze will still be from the NE. I thought about playing across, rather than up & down, for a change?

Aussie Pairs Update

With 28 of 30 matches played in the round robin phase, the Friday League is now done & dusted and we have one of the semi-final line ups. See the table – http://www.greatbarfordbowlsclub.org.uk/gb-tournaments/aussie-pairs/ if easier to read on your device.

You’ll see the Thursday League is tight, with barely a fag paper between Des & Friends and Derrick & John G. It would be great if the remaining two matches can be played as soon as possible, so that John W & Mike W can know who they face next. Would the players please update me on arrangements. I would still like to play the semi-finals on the same night, but this looks increasingly unlikely.

There have been some great games again this season, and for many of us “The Aussies” is our favourite competition. I hope that – despite the problems getting 4 of us on the green at the same time – we can finish 2021 with 5 keenly contested matches.