Middle Bisquers 2019

8-9 June 2019, Knightswood

Six players with a handicap range between 4 and 12 took part in this year's Middle Bisquers in Glasgow. Expecting the worst of weather on the Saturday we were delighted to experience a warm sultry day with only a brief 20 minute shower.  The pleasant weather continued into the Sunday with a bright warm day.  Throughout the weekend the lawns were even paced and the hoops more forgiving than very tight.

Using an all-play-all block results generally followed handicap levels with the exception of Bill Strachan's +19 win over Rosemary Saunders Robertson. Well done Bill!  New Glasgow boy Calum Worsley (handicap 10) playing his first tournament in Scotland managed one win.  We look forward to a fast-improving Calum on the Scottish scene.  Your correspondent won all of his games in time but was most pressed by the higher handicap players (why I ask?) and therefore won this year's event.

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SCA GC Interclub 2019

The 2019 AC inter-club league consists of two all-play-all blocks. The winners of each block will play each other in a final on October 5th at The Meadows, unless otherwise agreed.

Each match will consist of two players from each team playing

  • a best-of-one* handicap doubles game, followed by
  • a best-of-three* 13 point handicap singles rubber each. Normally the lower handicap players will play each other, but captains may agree otherwise.

* The captains may agree in advance to play best-of three doubles and/or best-of-one singles, depending on time constraints. But in any event a match must consist of one doubles rubber and two singles rubbers, in order that a result is obtained.

Teams may be selected from a pool of players but no player may play for more than one team. All singles games count for the handicap card.

In the tables below the team named in the row will have choice of venue if there is a * in the cell, otherwise the choice will belong to the team named in the column. For example for Meadows 1 v Auchincruive in Block A, Meadows 1 has choice of venue.

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Spring Weekend 2019

4-5 May 2019, Meadows

Hamish Duguid presenting the trophy to Roger BinksHeld at Meadows CC, the Spring Weekend attracted eight players prepared to accept colder conditions.  Saturday had some sun and a hint of rain and Sunday was cooler, but dry.  Recent weather and fertiliser had encouraged grass growth to an excessive length for some, and runs near hoops were evident; generally the surface played well, despite noticeable undulations.

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SCA AC Interclub 2019

The 2019 AC inter-club league consists of two all-play-all blocks. The winners of each block will play each other in a final on October 5th at The Meadows, unless otherwise agreed.

A team for a match consists of two players. Teams may be selected from a pool of players but no player may play for more than one team.

In the blocks below the team named in the row will have choice of venue if there is a * in the cell, otherwise the choice will belong to the team named in the column. For example for Auchincruive v Edinburgh in Block A, Auchincruive has choice of venue.

Matches will consist of two games of handicap AC singles. Normally lower handicap players will play each other, but captains may agree otherwise. Time limits of 3 hours plus 3 minutes per bisque unless agreed otherwise. A match result will be either 1-0 or ½-½. Results to be reported to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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SCA Handicap Doubles 2019

The players in each match are jointly responsible for arranging it, but the first-named pair has the casting vote in the choice of venue.  The time limit is 3 hours, unless both sides agree otherwise before the start of the match.  The winners should report the result without delay to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  This year we are also collecting statistics on the time taken for matches, so please include that with the score, as well as whether the match was single- or double-banked.

Matches should be arranged as soon as possible. Deadlines will be strictly enforced. If a result is not obtained and reported to the manager by the stated date then both pairs are liable to be eliminated. In case of difficulty in arranging a tie, contact the manager promptly (well before the relevant deadline).

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