Chairman's Rosebowl 2015

19-21 September 2015, Meadows

James Hopgood won the Chairman's Rosebowl for the seventh time in succession, with nine triples.   Allegedly Draconian management (a lateness policy) ensured that all competitors turned up on time for their games, which were all completed within the 2½ hour time limits, though one or two finished in the time turn.

At the end of the first round James had five straight victories, all with triples.   The only excitement was watching Japan beat South Africa in the Rugby World Cup on Saturday night with a last minute try.

However the second round proved more interesting.   Martin Stephenson had a good chance of beating James, getting the first break round but faulting himself for a still ball while putting the finishing touches to an NSL.     Then James tried to set up for a standard sextuple against Janice, but failed to achieve the leave as he ran 1-back by a foot instead of jawsing.  Janice went on to record a solid +26 upset against Jane, who in turn denied James ten straight wins by defeating him in the last round.     James won the toss and Jane responded to a standard East boundary opening with a very long tice, peg high or more.   Surprisingly, James was enticed and missed.  Jane then missed the double on the West boundary into Corner II.   James declined the shortish shot (six yards?) back at the tice and joined up.   Jane then hit the ball in Corner II in turn 6 and went round, finishing two turns later with a 9-12-5.

Nevertheless, James had already secured the Rosebowl at the end of the ninth round and was a deserving winner.

Campbell "Draco" Morrison

Results

(played using the CA Sixes format, with positions A-F drawn at random)

  JH CM JM AW MS JD Wins
James Hopgood (E)   +22tp
+17tp
+21tp
-26
+21tp
+25tp
+26tp
+17tp
+25tp
+26tp
9
Campbell Morrison (A) -22tp
-17tp
  +6
+3tp
+5
+10
+14
+26
+26
+25
8
Jane Morrison (C) -21tp
+26
-6
-3tp
  +15
+6
-3
+6
+11
-26
5
Alan Wilson (D) -21tp
-25tp
-5
-10
-15
-6
  +23
+26
+24
+18
4
Martin Stephenson (F) -26tp
-17tp
-14
-26
+3
-6
-23
-26
  +26
+18
3
Janice Duguid (B) -25tp
-26tp
-26
-25
-11
+26
-24
-18
-26
-18
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