Firstly, thanks to Dr. Emery for stepping up to spare for us. We will need spares from now until Christmas as Mr. Page will be away in the sunny climes of Cuba.
Mr. Bayney, acting Vice in the absence of Mr. James won the toss. Unfortunately this did not help us against a very capable opposition. While most ends were close, decided by a half inch one way or another on the last rock, we had one bad end.
In that end, your skip’s primary objective was not to permit a steal of 8, and while we reduced the count, we still allowed a score of 5. After four ends we decided to head to the bar. Our accumulated record is 4-5.
We hope that December 7 will not be a date to live in infamy. We are on the early (7:00) draw and hope that we don’t have to play with three players.