Ross Taylor

CNTC final – Carruthers vs L’Ecuyer starts Friday, ends Saturday

The semi finals have just finshed. Carruthers were down by nine imps to Rayner at the half, then pulled up to plus 40 imps with one quarter to play. Rayner’s team mounted a spirited comeback and got back all but 6 imps – losing by such a small margin. Carruthers were actually down by 5 imps with two boards to play, but won 11 imps on the penultimate board to seal the win.

In the other semi final, L’Ecuyer beat Marcinski by 31 imps, in a match they never trailed in – but at the same time, a match they could never really pull away from their opponents. These two heavyweights played pretty much even up over the final three quarters – in fact, Marcinski was ahead over the final three quarters by 23 imps – but the first quarter made all the difference in the match, when L’Ecuyer outscored the other team by 53 imps.

The final will be a very long 128 boards over the next two days.

The Women’s final was won by Nisbet team’s over Demme, and the CNTC B was won by Shatilla over Pan.

Tomorrow Keith and I enter the COPC – a two day pairs event with some pretty good competition – most of the CNTC players except those involved in the finals will be entered.

As always, results can be seen on the CBF website at:


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