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All teams seem to have had a very smooth start.
New Wave and Koballed match for 2 new teams went well in the end. Koballed's Captain Len and his sponsor Kob were at the host venue on time. but some others had trouble finding it and were a few minutes late . That worried Len who takes our rules to heart. But the true spirit of being a social league, with give and take, was not lost and all went well. Well done on your win Koballed, who are playing from a K&S Bar on Soi 4 , and to Rob and team at New Wave also new venue, for hosting.
Moderation team , who are new too and are playing on Wednesdays, were so keen to get going they hit the road and come out to meet other teams. First doing a bit of a recon trip down to find Club 15, in readiness for their Wednesday match, They then went to Sportsman and met the teams there. They played for an hour or two on the tables too and we also enjoyed their company in the refreshments break. Welcome again K Bee, Jimi and team
Jack;s Hideaway team and Tor's Rate Pack team match looked like a lot of fun from my adjacent match. It could have been anyone's match along the way but Hideaway took the win. Tor, Bill and others who came together as a team in just one day did a mighty job. It was great to see how things can get done so well in a social environment that cares about our community Congratulations to the new Rat Pack team. Very well done Rats.for a great first night.
In my Sportsman Pot shots vs Country Road match, with Henk joining and taking it on as an alternative Captain from Bob and me while Bob is away, as part of the trial, elected to play 8 Ball, except for the last 5 games of 9 Ball. It was a really fun night even though Pots-Shots shots went to pot. We got soundly toweled by the Country boys and Joy. But like her name, joy is great fun to play against, as are all the other guys in their team .
Johnny Walker and Steve Lavender reported a Fun night and a great start for Club 15 and Sports Corner. Mind you JW I did warn you Sports Corner who are new this season too, do know how to pot a ball or two. Looking at their scores they will be doubly happy. Thanks for taking it easy on them to make them welcome mate.
Nick’s and Todd's, Pickled Liver and Ruthless teams faced at Hustlers in what turned out to be a great match that went to the wire. A classic 7-12 8-11 finish. In the 22nd frame the win to Ruthless’ got them the 12th game. But it was the game before that mattered when win to Pickled Liver gave them the 8th of set 15 points to take the match point and the win. The last 2 of the 23 games played for the ladder percentage were equally fort to help later when it matters in the final rounds in January.
Sean had already gone, when I got to back to Pickled Liver Pub where Pickled Stoned had played Hustlers Fun. He was probably stoned after his team were Hustled out of a win. I have no other updates, but I know those guys would have all enjoyed a good night, as they always do.
Before I left Sportsman, King had given me the good oil on the Moonshine vs Alco match, where he had just come from playing. He said it was a fun night too with Moonshine guys, as always making it enjoyable.
I did notice earlier when I went past Spanky's that the teams there had left too. Pity as I wanted to chat with Ricco and Lek who were looking forward to what they knew would be a tough match. And it seems that it was. Well done Jay and the Sportsman Terminators for you first night with your newly formed team. You might thinks about giving Mike a new handicap and call him Arnie?
On the admin Cerros Repleh today helped get the scoring reports ready and do the results updates. Jay Mirchandani 's new scheduling program did the job well too, to let us get all it all started on time. All that was done in personal time in the early hours of the mornings just before show time, when it mattered. In the end the systems handled it all very well. Well done Jay M and Cerros. More to come from Jay and Reto on automating so we have with less risk from attrition with the league always able to continue functioning well.
Team captains, please take a look at the web results and let me know if any data needs attention before we make it final and move it to next round.
Well done everyone, Sponsors, Captains, Players, and Supporters and our back end teams, for another great start to what promises to be an even better season.
From what I am told Wednesday, looks like it will be just as good. I am now really looking forward to it,
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