BRIDLE CUP FIRST ROUND RESULTS AND SECOND ROUND DRAW

The first round of this season’s Bridle Cup saw the introduction of the new handicap system, which awards teams an additional bonus whenever playing opponents from higher divisions. The handicap generated some extremely close matches.

Pride of place goes to two teams, Wingfield C and Met Office Hurricanes, which secured very narrow victories. A two-point winning margin was recorded by Wingfield C over their Division 2 stablemates Wingfield B. The match was close throughout, the C team starting the match with just an 8-point advantage, and emerging the winners 528-526. The C team went into the final doubles set three points adrift, but managed to secure a 40-35 win to grab the win at the death. As further proof of how close the match was, an aggregate score of 40 was achieved in only nine of the twelve sets, and those were split 5:4 to one or other side.

Met Office Hurricanes also won their match by two points, (648-646) but in very different circumstances, starting against Division 3’s Grecians with a deficit of 192 points. It was not until the final doubles that they overcame the handicap, having begun the second leg of that set still 8 points adrift. A monumental effort saw them emerging from that leg as 20-10 winners, and thus were able to snatch a superb victory.

We’d be very happy to receive feedback on the competition and the new handicap and divisional bonus system. 

Full results of 1st round are given below, along with the second round draw. Please make every effort to complete matches by December 31st.

Bob Landberger & Tony Sampson

Bridle Cup sub-committee

Full rules: bridle-cup-rules-2018-2019.docx

Summary of changes to last year: bridle-cup-summary-of-changes-2018-2019.docx

List of players handicaps: Bridle Cup handicaps 2018-19 v3.xlsx

Scorecard plus notes on scoring: bridle-cup-scorecard.pdf

First round results

Wingfield C

v

   Wingfield B 

528 - 526

OSM B

v

   Exmouth B

669 - 595

Wingfield G

v

   Met Office Whirlwinds

681 - 708

OSM C

v

   Newton & Stoke Canon

conceded

West Exe E

v

   West Exe B

538 - 545

Grecians

v

   Met Office Hurricanes

646 - 648

Wingfield A

v

   Cranbrook

528 - 613

Moretonhampstead

v

   Coaver E

666 - 583

Coaver D

v

   West Exe C

conceded

Okehampton C

v

   Okehampton A

conceded

Met Office Cyclones

v

   West Exe F

conceded

Wingfield F

v

   OSM D

711 - 682

Wingfield E

v

   Okehampton B

568 - 553

West Exe D 

v

   Wingfield D

523 - 620

Met Office Eddies

v

   West Exe G

701 - 797

Exmouth A

v

   OSM E

conceded

 

 

 

 

2nd round draw

 

   Matches to be played by January 7th, please.

 

Newton & Stoke Canon

v

   Cranbrook

 

Wingfield D

v

   Wingfield C

 

Wingfield E

v

   West Exe G

 

Met Office Hurricanes

v

   West Exe F

 

OSM B

v

   West Exe B

 

Okehampton C

v

   Moretonhampstead

 

OSM E

v

   Met Office Whirlwinds

 

Wingfield F

v

   West Exe C

 

 

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