Three Points Short!

Only Three games this week, the first one being Percy Baker E4 team fixture away to Blandford. This was almost a walk-over for Swanage winning by 51 shots to 25 overall. Barrie Tatman, Clive Bryceson and skip Gordon Wallis were in control of this game from the off and won 21 shots to 15. Tony Bell, John French and skip Jim Kelly, however, were also staying ahead by a couple of shots but scored 5 on end 12 and 6 on end 13, then another 5 on end 16, winning by a substantial margin of 30 shots to 10!

On Thursday the E2 team travelled to Broadstone, where we went down 28 shots to 37, Roger Senior, Tim Luscombe and skip Graham Smooker were in control of this game from the 6th end onwards, withstanding a late surge from their opponents won 20 shots to 16.

Saturday morning saw West Moors BC arrive at Swanage. This was a crunch match, if Swanage play well enough they could win this league! Swanage soaked up the pressure and after 6 ends were down overall 17 shots to 25, then steadily started to overhaul the opposition and after 12 ends it was 44 shots each, then they went into overdrive and by the end came out winners 72 shot to 60 and on Three rinks, 12 points gained. At this point Swanage are first in the league by 10 points awaiting the result of New Milton and Argyll who play in the afternoon! Unfortunately, for Swanage, New Milton won overall and on 3 rinks gaining 12 points as we did, so Swanage finished second 2 points off the leaders!

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