The league matches were completed this afternoon and what a tussle it was! Well done to everyone for finishing their matches in good time.
Steve, playing in the morning needed to make at least 12 hoops if he lost to Simon, which he did on both counts!! He ended with 27 match points and 163 hoop points.
Roger S playing in the afternoon then needed to win with 18 hoops against Roger D to tie the competition, which he also did on both counts and also ended on 27 match points and 163 hoop points!!
So, the result was a tie for first place. Rule 12 then came into play:
The winner of the competition is the player with the highest number of match points. If two or more players have the same number of match points, then the player with the greatest number of hoop points will be the winner. If this still results in a tie, then the player who has the greater or greatest number of hoop points in the relevant head-to-head match or matches will be the winner of the competition. If this still results in a tie, the league organiser shall decide how the winner will be determined.
Steve won both of the head-to-head matches and so he is thereby the winner.
Congratulations to Steve and commiserations to Roger on another close fought competition.
Bob Knox, League Coordinator, 5th September 2019