All entries for June 2005
June 25, 2005
June 18, 2005
So where do we go from here? Probably what should happen is a rematch – except, Rob has already carried out his forfeit, so if he were to win the rematch, it wouldn't really be fair. Perhaps finishing above Colin in the last tournament he played in was satisfaction enough.
June 17, 2005
Well, apparently I've been charged with updating, which makes a nice change from Richard hogging all the updates. There was a rather dull, mundane and fundamentally pointless tournament held the other day, in which I was knocked out in the first round by the eventual winner, Anthony. We actually played enough matches to rank all eight of us (after four matches, the four winners played knock-out, with a hird place play-off, and something similar went on for the losers of the initial matches… well, it's a bit complex, but at the end of the parenthesis, you'll see…)
2. Richard (yes, you read that right… not 3rd)
3. Andy C.
8. Andy P.
Now, of course, these statistics are stupid. Ahem. The tournament that really mattered was the one held last night, competitors being the Big Three, David, Christine and David's little bro, Phil (who has almost had something named after him… we'll see). In the first round, Anthony creamed Christine 7–0, Richard was unfortunate to lose 7–3 to Colin, and Phil beat his brother in a tense 10–8 victory… some would say that giong into setting against a relative newbie is not as admirable as coming close against a co-creator of the Brave and Noble Game, but rules stated that the highest scoring loser went through, so David it was. Lake superior, as it were. But not for long, as both brothers came crashing out in the semi-finals, setting up a (yawn) final between Anthony and Colin. And what a boring final it was… watched only by the referee, David, it was simply a matter of waiting for the opponent to make a mistake, and eventually Anthony made enough that it ended 21–18 to me, a nice smash to finish.
June 14, 2005
June 13, 2005
We had the first tournament for a long time last night, but I won't spoil the surprise – Colin can tell you all about that in his own sweet time. The really fun stuff happened afterwards:
Anthony invented Knock-out Glassball, for people who don't mind playing for a long time. The middle bottle is balanced on its head in a glass in the middle of the table (with the usual 6 bottles either side). Points scored as usual, but any bottles knocked down during play remain where they fall, and the game only ends when the ball lands in the Glass in the middle. Richard beat me 70–66 if I remember correctly. What a game…
June 11, 2005
Later today, exams will be over for the entire Glassball fraternity… woo-hoo! As if that wasn't good enough news, we're celebrating with the introduction of Premium Glassball (more Colining, I'm afraid) in which the bottles consist of special edition Stella bottles – they have gold labels and everything.*
Also, Glassball is spreading – Tomoko became the first Oriental player, and with their natural inclination for table-tennis-esque sports, she took to the game pretty quickly. For a girl.
*everything, in this case, is limited to gold labels