North East Chinese Association’s Chun Yin Yu takes the headlines again after winning 3 close games against a strong St Chads team. His biggest test came against top youngster Josh Weatherby who has recently returned from a training trip to China. Josh, 12, is part of the Eurotalents programme and it’s fair to say that Chun did well to win 12-10 in the final end. Unfortunately for NECA, Chads were too good in the other games and ran out 7-3 winners. Mount TTC A had a tough game this week against league leaders Cramlington Casuals, losing 8-2. Andrew Wilkinson took a hat-trick but Mount can take shallow comfort with Wraight finding a return to form, beating both Iain Wood and the experienced Steven Penman.
Robert Renton played for both of Mount’s teams this week and although the Casuals proved too tough, he picked up a solid 3 wins in Division 2 against Ouston A. Rod Roberts took 2, Alan Livingstone 1 and the pair combined to take the doubles giving Mount B a 7-3 win.
In Division 3 a seasoned Byker team romped home to a 10-0 victory against Sacriston Comets. Despite only turning up with 2 players, the Comets were never really in the running, winning only 3 ends all night. Brandon Anacondas were similarly too good for Cramlington Trojans with only the Trojans’ Mike Jones picking up a win in a 9-1 loss, hat-tricks to both Lupton and Knopf from Brandon. Matfen B could only field two players against Backspin TTC B but still managed a 7-3 win.
Two Cramlington teams lost 3-7 this week in Division 4, Magpies against Whitley Chapel and Lions against Cramlington Corinthians. Another inter-club rivalry saw Brandon Bees obliterate the Crocodiles with a 10-0 victory, the Bees winning only a single end.