Captain's Log 2016-17

posted Apr 8, 2017, 3:43 AM by Phil Morgan   [ updated May 15, 2017, 4:19 PM ]
Return To Planet Earth

A2's journey to and from Division 1 took twice our usual time.The demise of University 1 in 2015 held up our return. This season we were reduced to 3 Full-Timers - Phil,Jerry and Alan.. Two players, Nigel and Glenn  played 15 games between them and another 15 games were covered by 5 players - John S, Stan, Bob, and the 2 Steves..

We caught a few teams by surprise in the first half of the season, amassing 5 points from 7 games, inducing mild panic among rivals, including our first team. From January we could only add 1 point to this, experiencing three 3-2  losses. Morale of the men stayed good, and we fought hard to the end.

Board Scores 

Board 1    21%     Board 2   36%     Board 3     21%       Board 4    21%      Board 5   65%

Of the regulars, most of us scored at about 30%. Stars were Nigel - 4.5/8 on his first season in Division 1, Glenn  3/7 mostly on top board, and Stan 2.5/3 which works out at 83%.

Future Plans  

Rest and recuperation are the order of the day. We'll gird our loins for September's return to our home planet. We'll face less travel. I'll check my charts, but we may not need to cross the River Trent. 

We'll aim to stabilise our ship, to improve our scores on Boards 1, 2 and 4,  and to avoid slipping into the free fall that teams like Central and Long Eaton experienced on their re-entry to Division 2.

Many Thanks to all  who served in our challenging Division 1 campaigns, 2015-16 and 2016-17 We have competed against very strong players and teams to the best of our ability, showing skills and spirit. Mission Accomplished.