First Beasley team lack the necessary ruthlessness

The Beasley tournament comes round each year – a handicapped system aiming to ensure those at the bottom of the League stand a fair chance of success too.

Tonight saw the first of our two teams up against Pinfold, who arrived with essentially non-League players.  The pressure was therefore on us to win the games without conceding enough points so the handicap might come to their aid.

In the end, we won all 12 of the games played giving us a score of 252 points with 134 points conceded – a lead of 118.  When the handicap was revealed, it was 154.5 to Pinfold, giving them a total of 288.5 – and victory by 36.5 points!  Too many easy points given away eventually ended up costing us victory, but that’s the joy of the handicap format.

The second of our teams got a bye in the first round – only to now face Pinfold away!  A chance for revenge, but once again we’ll need to play some tight games as almost inevitably there’ll be another large handicap…