Right, I've got a few updates for you. I'll start with the league. We ended the first half joint top with last years champions, & we had to play them first game back. The table was:
1st) Them 47.5pts
2nd) Us 47.5pts
We actually managed to beat them 3-2. I won my match 2-0 against their captain, which extended my winning streak to 13 matches in all competitions. This put us 1 point clear at the top.
1st) Us 50.5
2nd) Them 49.5
rubbish! We lost 3-2 to the champions of 2 seasons ago. The leagues best player decides to come out of temporary retirement to play his first match of the season. He beat my mate 2-0, although albeit with a bit of good fortune along the way. I lost my match 2-0 to last years Bristol Open Champion, 2 pink ball frames! My winning streak is over! Luckily, our home players rescued it by winning their home legs, 1 of them dropping a frame though, giving us the 2-3 reverse.
Our title challengers beat their B side 5-0 to move back to the top.
1st) Them 54.5
2nd) Us 52.5
Brings us to this week, and boy was it a struggle! 3 of our team, including myself, have just got back from a week long skiing/snake hiss up holiday! Don't ask me how, but all 3 of us managed to pull out 2-1 wins, whilst my brother pulled off a great 2-0 at the away venue to give us a 5-0 overall win. They're a good side too, so didn't expect that result at all!
Our challengers dropped points this week too, only managing a draw with one of the mid-table clubs, so we leapfrog them again!
1st) Us 57.5
2nd) Them 57
This is gonna go right to the wire!
I also managed to win my Bristol Open QF 3-0 too, reaching my first semi-final. I now have to play at a neutral venue, wear shirt & trousers & get a fully auspices referee
I have the QF of the other individual (the divisional one) next Monday. I'm playing against the guy who beat me 2-0 in the post above on his home table. I'm after revenge! Lol.
Sadly, that's all the good news to report. My Team KO team (diff players to my proper team) got knocked out of the cup competition, losing 4-0. I didn't play in this as I'd just got back from holiday that night so just went along for moral support.
Also, me & my mate lost our doubles 2-0 to 2 players from the team were contesting the title with.
So, focus is now firmly on the league & 2 individuals.