Wednesdays are very social with around 30-40 people playing. Each week there is a draw to make up teams of 3 or 2. We then play 3 games punctuated with morning tea, laughter, chat, much fun and sometimes a prize or 2...
It is from this atmosphere that the Derrick Rowley Trophy, in memory of Derrick is played. A competition that players go into a draw to determine teams. In the past it has been triples but this year because of numbers it was doubles. Quentin and I drew together (some thought was rigged but that’s the way a draw goes) I was actually looking forward to playing with someone I did not know and having a bit of a laugh but playing with Quentin I was bound to take it a little more seriously as it would be good to win a game or two especially since he had been feeling a little down with his hip and being restricted in what he could do.
In round one we drew to play our club president and Australian representive player, Brenton & his equally good partner John. We got off to a flyer and were well in front when we got stuck on 12. They clawed their way back but we finally won 12: 9 .That win would have done me for the day Next round another one of our Australian players & a league player from Adelaide club. We won 13:2 WOW. Next round against 2 league players 13:3 Forth game and we lost the toss, again 2 more league players they chose a heavy piste . This was a short game , all over in 3 ends 13:0 This was amazing I had never won so many games in one day!
Final round, crunch time we were up against A grade league player Jenny and Lorenzo , one of the better Wednesday players they had also won 4 games. This was the best game of the day highlighted with excellent pointing, with carro and counter carro and some good shooting. We where finally victorious at 13: 9.
WE WON the Day and the Trophy and some wine
Quentin can still take it serious and play league & I’ll stick to Wednesday social and a bit of fun.