Jersey 2003          

Jersey was an unmitigated disaster on the tables this year. Thirteen from our league and ten of our friends from Medway were in the party and not one of us made the third round. 

The draw was particularly unkind this year. Of the several drawn against the country's top players in the early rounds. Mike Callanan went out to Sussex County player Chris Tupper in his first Jersey match 5960 - 3080, but went on to make the quarter final in the plate competition and won the prize for the most meritorious performance of the weekend. Only other prize winner was Chris Saville who won a highest losing score prize for his 5980 in his vain attempt to catch England player Paul Sainsbury's 7100 opening break in a single leg game. Craig Carlson frightened finalist Terry Race by opening with just over 2k, but that was the only chance he got as Race ran the rest. Dave Carliell took the notable scalp of Pauline Withey, the England Ladies Captain before losing to one of the locals. Derek Latham got pipped by 90 at the death with 2770.

The party on their round island day trip. There are many more photos on the  web site.


Len Carlson was determined to drink the Island dry of Guinness to get his free hat, you can see why it was free!!

This delightful young lady shot Dan Jackson down in flames last year, when he made his play telling her he wasn't like us olduns! Quick as a flash she told him she could see that, but not to worry, he'd grow up one day!! She remembered him and sent her 'love'.

Dates For Your Diary;  Next committee meeting is on Thursday 22nd January 2004 at the Lion. Finals Night Tuesday 4th May at the Alma. 'B' interleague will be Saturday 1st May, 'A' interleague Sunday 2nd May, Kent knockouts day Saturday 8th May & Ladies interleague Sunday 9th May.

Skittle Tattle;  


Merry Xmas to all!!

Nigel Scott managed to 'accidentally' convert Steve Lake's one piece cue into two pieces!!  Mike Callanan played the break and got it, trouble was he had 1880 at the time in a doubles game!

Get Well Soon; We send best wishes to Dave Carliell who is recovering from a major hip operation, he had a reaction to the anesthetic, perhaps it wasn't 'mild' enough! We also wish Alan Farra well, who is going to be hospitalized for a week with a blood clot on his leg. Congratulations (or commiserations) are also due to Roger Oldfield who has become a pensioner!

Challenge Cup; Sides of four or more this year (triangles), Market Inn, Magnets A & B, Chantry, Alma & Fitz are entered, two spaces available, first come first served, phone or email Craig.

Web Site; Results, reports and league tables appear every week. Any players who do not wish to have their data published here please let Chris or Craig know. Please let Chris know if you are happy to print newsletters and draws yourselves and help save league funds.