This week we were paid a visit by Three Spires, always nice to play against our local rivals. Your pretty much guaranteed a tough game against Three Spires and this week proved no different. Looking at the score cards, at the half way stage it was honours even, however the home advantage proved a bonus for Jaguar in the end.
We fielded five rinks this week and I would like to thank everyone for their continued help by filling up the availability sheet. As I’ve said we had five rinks, and we won 4 of these with 1 loss ( only just), the details are:
Rink 1 skippered by Luke won with a score of 18/13, at 16 ends it was all square then Luke took 7 shots to 2 shots over the closing ends to seal a good win even when you consider Luke was holding a big seven on last end, only for the opposition to steal a point.
Rink 2 skippered by Geoff won with a score of 22/19, after scoring a five/one to get back in the game Jaguar dropped a four. Three ends to go all square 17/17, Geoff scores first taking 5 shots, Three Spires respond with a 2 on the last end . Unfortunately its too late and Geoff and his team get the win.
Rink 3 skippered by Darren won with a score of 23/14, after losing points on the first four ends it looked like a long day at the office. By the ninth end it was back to evens, helped along by a big five on the sixth end. Then the Jaguar team battened down the hatches and dug in, registering 14 shots to 6 in the second half.
Rink 4 skippered by John lost narrowly with a score of 15/17, again halfway through the match honours were equal nothing to separate them. Losing by such a narrow margin isn’t always easy to take, sometimes if going to lose we would rather it be by more than by a few. I appreciate it wasn’t an easy afternoon for John and his team but I have listened.
Rink 5 skippered by John G won with a score of 20/13, this game looked like a classic on the scorecard with both teams trading blows end after end . At 13 ends it too was honours even, then John G along with his team put the hammer down. John registered 10 shots over 7ends, and limited his opponents to just 3 shots.
Jaguar came strong in the second half of all the matches this week, was it tiredness for our opponents or heat on the day, who knows. Congratulations to Luke as VC he took charge this week and I would like to say Well Done.
As you can see from the above action, the highest winning rink this week goes to Rink 3 Skippered by Darren. Well done to Darren and his team, keep up the good work.