24 April (done)
All the Melee-Go-Round scores will go on a master sheet and at the end of the Season the Melee-Go-Round Shield will be awarded to the member whose score gets 1st Place overall.
Wednesday 24th April was the first Club Money Melee
T, G and L went early to the Park to 'book' the space by putting up some match notices and bunting to make sure no one parked on the pistes, and everyone arrived between 6.45 and 7.00 for the MATCH.
The 'newcomers' and the 'old hands' all joined in and much fun was had by all. We managed 3 half-hour games and scored our points on little score sheets until light failed, and it started to rain....
T didn't take part as she was organising so had to forego the chance of being the Friendliest Player. Too bad. Perhaps next time!
We all withdrew to the Pavilion (as the WSP calls the park clubhouse) and because it was a 'money melee' the 50% of the playing fee was shared between the first 3 places and the friendliest players.
And the results were:
1st Place - Loren
2nd Place - Cynthia (a new member)
3rd Place - Biggi (one of the Tirrold Tigers!)
and Ray - the Friendliest Player.
Well done everyone. Our next Money Melee is on trhe 6th May (Bank Holiday Monday). And remember - all the scores will go on a master sheet and at the end of the Season the shield will be awarded to the member whose score gets 1st Place overall. You never know who that will be because it will depend on who you play with and how many matches! So there's hope for me yet ....
* A 'carousel style' melee is where each player gets a number. Chips are drawn and the number hung on the 'melee board' indicating who makes up a team (doubles or triples) playing against whom, and on which piste. Then the game is timed and everyone plays the number of games decided upon (if time is short because light may fade, half an hour can be allocated to games, or play is limited to 11 ends - it depends ... While one game is in progress the chips are drawn again and a new set up hung up. When the first games are over, the next ones start with the new line up and so on until the chosen number of games are played).
(* Another kind of melee is where teams are made up of, say, experienced, medium experienced and novice players who play together against teams of similar make up for the duration of the match - like we did at the Charity Melee in August last year).