Month End Melee

Final Monday Monthly Melee

36 members turned out for the April Month End Melee on a grey and not too warm day. With this many players some games had to be triples as we only have 8 pistes !

Play started late as there had been a West Yorkshire League match in the morning but eventually it got under way.

Round 1 saw husband pitted against wife as Jim played against Christine and before you could say "you're doing your own ironing next week" the match was over at 13 - 1 to Jim and his partner Colin. In another match husband and wife were partners as the Scholes' played David S and Christine K. Continuing their form from the mixed pairs two weeks previous Nev and Sue ran out winners. Most of the rest of the games went 13 -6 or 13 - 7 and at the end of round 1 Colin and Jim had a lead of +12 and a large pile of ironing !

On to round 2 with one of the games over in double quick time as Christine K and Carol C inflicting a fanny on Walter and Margaret H. Oh dear. This round also saw a repeat pairing of Christine W and Irene who won giving them overall 3rd after round 2 behind Jim in top spot and Patricia C in second.

On to round 3 with several people on 2 wins and all to play for. This round saw another 13 - 0 as Colin and Ian doled out a fanny to Christine Campey and Gillian who had stood in for Viv as Viv had to leave early. At the end of this round Christine W had maintained her excellent form and recorded 3 wins and +24 with Jim and Ruth in joint second on +21. This was reported as Jim in 2nd and Ruth in 3rd in the pavilion but some errors in the scores gave Ruth an extra point for joint runner up.

As a matter of fact there were quite a few errors in arithmetic this month but non affected the scores other than that reported above.

So as stated Jim and Ruth were joint runners up on 3 wins and +21 and get 6 points each and in top spot this month with 3 wins and +24 was Christine Whitehead who gets 7 points. Well done Christine

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So after four month end melees Jim and Ian are in joint pole position with Christine W 1 point behind in 3rd with Sue Metcalfe and Ruth in joint 4th.

To round off the day everyone tucked into what was left of the excellent lunch laid on by Gillian for the WY League match in the morning and some cake provided by Michael K to celebrate his unbelievable 80th birthday. Christine K says he's been spoiled - he looks pretty good to me.

Neville Scholes



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