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Jamboree Results

Jamboree Results - May 19 2015

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Monarchs v Angels


Played at Corbridge – Tue 7 Apr 2015
Monarchs H/c Res res H/c Angels
David Wrigley 1 2 2 2 Tim Wrigley
Peter Crichton 3 2 2 3 Jeremy Handley
Malcolm Reid 5 0 4 4 Alex Ashworth
Stephen Rowley 10 4 0 8 Peter Booker
19 8 8 17
27 25


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Haydon Bridge – Champions

Congratulations to Haydon Bridge. The Angels defeat by Friars last night confirms Haydon Bridge as the new champions of the South Tyne league.

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Friars v Angels


Played at Hallbankgate – Tue 31 Mar 2015
Friars H/c Res res H/c Angels
Jason Maxwell 2 2 2 3 Jeremy Handley
Pauk Rivers 2 2 2 4 Alex Ashworth
Bruce Wallace 4 4 0 4 Phil Taylor
 Bill Burgess 5 4 0 5 Bruce Reed
13 12 4 16
25 20


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Monarchs v HB


Played at Corbridge – Tue 24 Mar 2015
Monarchs H/c Res res H/c Haydon Bridge
David Wrigley 1 2 2 3 Ian Mackay
Derek Blair 3 2 2 5 Tom Bradford
Steve Larkin 5 4 0 7 Ralph Fawcett
Malcolm Reid 5 0 4 8 Damian Rudge
14 8 8 23
22 31


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South Tyne Jamboree

A date for the diary. This information has come through Bill Hardwick from Steve Larkin, who is organising the Jamboree.

This year’s Jamboree will be held at the Haydonian in Haydon Bridge on Tuesday May 19th. As in previous years, the format will be two one hour games (30 minutes per player) with a break for refreshments midway. So round 1 will start promptly at 7.30 p.m. and round 2 at 9 p.m. The charge for refreshments will be somewhere between £2 to £3 per head.

To help make the organisation of the event less of a last-minute scramble, I am asking all teams, whether complete or incomplete, to register with me at stevejlarkin01@hotmail.co.uk by midnight on Monday May 18th at the latest. This should allow me to organize composite teams where necessary in advance of the event and should remove uncertainty surrounding late arrivals. So any team or individual arriving after 7.30 p.m. will find that their clocks have been started in the normal way.

In an attempt to avoid a repeat of the four-way tie for first which we had last year, the following tie-break rules will apply this time:

  1. The team with the most wins, excluding any wins by default, is the winner.
  2. If two or more teams are still tied, board 4 results will be discounted.
  3. If two or more teams are still tied, they will share the trophy.

I realize that the first rule can be tough on the team with a win by default, but in an event with only two rounds, a default assumes a disproportionate significance; and a win over the board should surely count for more. So I fear that everyone competing will just have to accept that, where defaults are concerned, it is down to the luck of the draw!

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HB v Friars


Played at Austin Friars – Thu 19 Mar 2015
Haydon Bridge H/c Res res H/c Friars
I Mackay 3 2 2 2 J Maxwell
T Bradford 5 2 2 2 P Rivers
J Lydon 7 4 0 4 B Wallace
 D Rudge 8  0  4  8 A Little
23 8 8 16
31 24


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