South Tyne League Jamboree
“Thanks to Steve Larkin for this report” – Tim
This event was held at Haydon Bridge on Tuesday May 27th 2014. Seven teams took part, including for the first time a team, or more precisely three-quarters of a team, from Penrith. The Friars and Carlisle Castles sides were also short of players and were supplemented by players from Tynedale and Haydon Bridge. So the composition of the various teams was as follows:
A. Austins: G. Glover; C. Millar; B. Hardwick; D. Millar.
B. Monarchs: P. Crichton; A. Ashworth; S. Larkin; D. Foster jr.
C. Friars/Tynedale: J. Maxwell; J. Handley; S. Cassidy; B. Reed.
D. Angels: D. Wrigley; T. Wrigley; P. Taylor; P. Booker.
E. Penrith: S. Murdoch; A. Ridley; J. Thwaites.
F. Haydon Bridge: I. Mckay; D.Foster sr; C. Moorcroft; B. Blake.
G. Carlisle Castles/Haydon Bridge: J. Kelly; P. Rivers; D. Jackson; D. Rudge.
The results from round 1 were
C1 J. Maxwell 0.5 0.5 P. Crichton B1
E1 S Murdoch 1 0 D. Wrigley D1
F1 I Mckay 0.5 0.5 J. Kelly G1
G2 P. Rivers 0 1 G. Glover A1
C2 J. Handley 0 1 T. Wrigley D2
A2 C. Millar 1 0 A. Ashworth B2
F2 D. Foster sr 1 0 A. Ridley E2
B3 S. Larkin 1 0 J. Thwaites E3
A3 B. Hardwick 0 1 S. Cassidy C3
G3 D. Jackson 1 0 P. Taylor D3
F3 C. Moorcroft 1 0 D. Millar A4
B4 D. Foster jr 1 0 P. Booker D4
E4 …………….. 0 1 bye D. Rudge G4
F4 B. Blake 0 1 B. Reed
The results from round 2 were
D1 D. Wrigley 0.5 0.5 J. Maxwell C1
B1 P. Crichton 0 1 I. Mckay F1
A1 G. Glover 0.5 0.5 S. Murdoch E1
G1 J. Kelly 1 0 J. Handley C2
B2 A. Ashworth 1 0 D. Foster sr F2
D2. T. Wrigley 0 1 C. Millar A2
E2 A. Ridley 0.5 0.5 P. Rivers G2
C3 S. Cassidy 0.5 0.5 D. Jackson G3
E3 J. Thwaites 1 0 B. Hardwick A3
D3 P. Taylor 0.5 0.5 C. Moorcroft F3
G4 D. Rudge 0 1 S. Larkin B3
C4 B. Reed 1bye …………….. E4
D4 P. Booker 1 0 B. Blake F4
A4 D. Millar 1 0 D. Foster jr B4
So the final team scores were
A. Austins 4.5
B. Monarchs 4.5
C. Friars/Tynedale 4.5
D. Angels 3
E. Penrith 3
F. Haydon Bridge 4
G. Carlisle Castles/Haydon Bridge 4.5
So the Arthur Fulton memorial trophy was, for the first time in the history of the event, shared by four teams. Perhaps for the future we should devise a way of producing a more clear-cut result?
Bill Hardwick presented the league trophy to the new champions, Friars. And board prizes went to George Glover (board 1), Dave Foster sr (board 2), Bruce Wallace (board 3) and Drew Millar (board 4).
Thanks are due to David Tulip for organising the venue and the ample refreshments. As ever, the atmosphere was highly congenial and the results (almost) incidental.