Championship Finals (Last Update 17/11/2010)
The weather was grey and chilly, but mercifully dry, and a gratifying number of club members turned up to watch. Three of the four matches played went to three games and were tightly contested. All featured major shifts in dominance both between and within games and, in the end, all the the matches were won by the player or team that showed greater resilience in the face of fluctuating fortunes.
In the Singles semi-finals, both Sam and Richard T were in with a good chance of winning, in Sam's case having one boule that would have won her match if it had rolled another few centimetres, but Andy and David respectively both just managed to drag themselves over the winning lines. The Final also showed fluctuating fortunes, but Andy's effort waned towards the end of the second game which David won 13-8, having won the first as well.
In the Doubles final, David and Wayne took what appeared to be a unassailable 10-1 lead in the deciding third game after the first two games had been shared, in both cases with one team going into a big lead and the other nearly catching them. But in the last game Bernie and Richard DID manage to overhaul their opponents to win 13-10, with David's previous substantial emotional and physical efforts in two rollercoaster singles matches possibly taking their toll towards the end.
Overall, it was a good, competitive Finals day featuring a lot of high quality play, with the lengths of the matches meaning that the light was fading fast by the time the last match ended!
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