Charles Stampe 2018-2019 Results and Reports
- Matches to be completed as soon as possible.
|Rainham 4||v||Upnor 'A'|
|Chatham Belfast||v||Rainham 5|
There were four very keenly contested quarter-finals this year with the maximum winning margin just 22 points and the closest match was decided by just 10 points.
UPNOR A 375 CLIFFE WOODS 1 360
With just the last game to be played Upnor led by just 3 points and the match was anybody's but Peter Worthington proved what a good player he has become by stretching the winning margin to 15 points after sharing the points 37-all over the two legs but his 12 point handicap advantage gave him the edge.
LUTON INVICTA 3 370 RAINHAM 4 388
As has often been said one bad set can decide the outcome of a match and so it proved in this one. 2 bad sets in the 6th and 8th games were crucial. After holding a 7 point lead after 5 games and again by a single point after 7 it was Luton who “blinked” and went into the final game trailing by 16 and they couldn't pull that disadvantage back.
RAINHAM 5 358 CHATHAM GANNET 348
This match was also decided by one player having a below par couple of games and consequently losing what was an enthralling match with the margin between the two teams fluctuating as the match went on the 7th game proved decisive as it enabled Rainham to establish a 33 point margin and although this was closed to just 6 going into the last game Rainham clung on to win.
BOXLEY 2 350 CHATHAM BELFAST 372
Chatham Belfast were never behind in this match although their lead fluctuated from 9 points down to 4 after four games they won every game from then on albeit by only a handful of points each time and went into the last game leading by 24 but after the first leg that had been reduced to 18 Boxley never got close enough to make it really interesting.
|Upnor A||v||Cliffe Woods 1||375 - 360|
|Luton Invicta 3||v||Rainham 4||370 - 388|
|Rainham 5||v||Chatham Gannet||358 - 348|
|Boxley 2||v||Chatham Belfast||350 - 372|
Third Round results
The third round of this year’s competition is now complete. One match was conceded and one match unfortunately had to be adjudicated with Chatham Gannet and Upnor A going through in those two matches.
In the closest match, Cliffe Woods 1 overcame a gutsy Chatham Endurance team by just 4 points and there was never more than 15 points in it and they went into the last match with Cliffe Woods leading by 4 but after the first leg the match was all square but in the last leg Vinni McAneney used all his experience and got back those 4 crucial points.
Luton Invicta 3 overcame Anchorians 5 by 28 points thanks to a good performance from Jack Coleman who had been co-opted from their 4th team and gained 39 points (a feat that has not gone unnoticed).
Chatham Ark Royal were always struggling with the handicaps in their match with Rainham 4 and eventually lost by 38 points which equates to just 1 point difference in all the handicaps.
Howard 5 were another team who struggled with the handicaps against a team from the same division in Rainham 5 who fielded a very strong team and managed to win by 21 points (just over a point a leg).
A closer finish occurred at Boxley where Gary Hentschel was the difference, leading his team to a 10 point win over a gallant Cliffe Woods 3 for whom Peter Mortley put in a good performance but it wasn't quite enough.
Chatham Belfast overcame their divisional rivals Rainham 1 by 23 points thanks to a match-winning performance from Harry Jones who won all his games on the handicap despite giving points in 2 of them.
|Cliffe Woods 1||v||Chatham Endurance||328 - 324|
|Upnor A||v||Howard 4||W/O Upnor A|
|Anchorians 5||v||Luton Invicta 3||334 - 362|
|Rainham 4||v||Chatham Ark Royal||416 - 378|
|Howard 6||v||Chatham Gannet||Gannet go through|
|Howard 5||v||Rainham 5||361 - 382|
|Boxley 2||v||Cliffe Woods 3||333 - 323|
|Rainham 1||v||Chatham Belfast||325 - 348|
Second Round Results
Three teams got through to round three by default, those teams being Cliffe Woods 1, Luton Invicta 3 and Chatham Belfast.
Of the 13 matches that were played three resulted in winning margins which can be put down to handicapping errors (these will be adjusted in future rounds). These matches were a 79 point win for Howard 6, a 78 point win for Chatham Endurance and a 73 point win for Rainham 5.
Three more matches were decided by larger margins than could have been foreseen and these will be looked at carefully. Rainham 4 beat Chatham Cumberland by 60 points but Cumberland did have to play a player from Furious in this match. Howard 5 beat Luton Invicta 4 by 55 points and Howard 4 beat Howard 1 by 53 points but this match was marred by circumstances that resulted in teams being adjusted to at least get a match.
The remaining 7 games were mainly close matches with only an average of about 2 points a leg or less deciding the final outcome. Chatham Gannet beat Luton Invicta 5 by 45 points, Upnor A beat their clubmates Upnor D by 24 and Rainham 1 beat Howard three by 17 points.
The last four games were really close being decided by 10 points or less. Chatham Ark Royal beat Rainham 3 by 10 points in a match where Chatham's lead was never more than 14 points. Cliffe Woods 3 beat Sturdee 1 by 8 but Cliffe were never in front until the end of the 7th game. Boxley 2 beat Chatham Furious by 6 points in a match where two games ended all square and Furious were never in front. Sturdee 2 lost to Anchorians 5 by a mere 2 points but were up against it from the start when they trailed by 14 points after the first game and although they steadily closed the gap they could never quite get over the line.
Cliffe Woods 1
|v||Chatham Dorset||W/O Cliffe Woods|
|Chatham Endurance||v||Anchorians 2||453 - 375|
|Upnor A||v||Upnor D||378 - 354|
|Howard 4||v||Howard 1||426 - 373|
|Anchorians 5||v||Sturdee 2||348 - 346|
|Boxley 1||v||Luton Invicta 3||W/O Luton Invicta|
|Chatham Ark Royal||v||Rainham 3||378 - 368|
|Chatham Cumberland||v||Rainham 4||314 - 374|
|Howard 6||v||Rainham 2||444 - 365|
|Chatham Gannet||v||Luton Invicta 5||342 - 297|
|Luton Invicta 4||v||Howard 5||326 - 381|
|Anchorians 1||v||Rainham 5||375 - 448|
|Cliffe Woods 3||v||Sturdee 1||397 - 389|
|Chatham Furious||v||Boxley 2||356 - 362|
|Rainham 1||v||Howard 3||352 - 335|
|Chatham Belfast||v||Howard 2||W/O Chatham Belfast|
Originally there were due to be 6 matches in the first round of this seasons Charles Stampe Trophy but due to sickness and unavailability only 3 of these matches were played. Chatham Cumberland, Luton Invicta 5 and Howard 3 received walkovers as Anchorians 4, Upnor B and Upnor C respectively were unable to fulfil the fixture.
David Gracey for Upnor A finished with a plus 35 score as they beat Boxley 3 by 32 points.
Wayne Matthews recorded a plus 32 point margin as Sturdee I beat Cliffe Woods by 44 points.
Mike Proctor also finished with plus 32 as Sturdee 2 beat Anchorians 3 by 19 points.
|Upnor A||v||Boxley 3||373 - 341|
|Sturdee 2||v||Cliffe Woods 2||374 - 330|
|Sturdee 1||v||Anchorians 3||351 - 332|