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Tipsters 2013/14 – Week 29 Results

Quite a high scoring week for most people, especially compared to the week before, with Talisman taking third spot with 53 points, Bunty taking second spot with 55 points losing on a count back to Julia who also scored 55 points but managed 39 points on the top section.

It will not have escaped many peoples notice that Julia’s top section contained ten more points than Vinny’s whole entry, nor the fact that only eight people scored worse than Vinny, nor the fact that Julia is up to seventh spot in the league whilst Vinny slumps to a new low of 23rd. There was a comment made when Vinny got to second in the league along the lines of “it will never last” – many a true word spoken in jest.

Elsewhere in the league there was very little movement although Jamie did double his lead over Jill to two pts. In the Handicap Cup there was only one shock and that was Jamie going forward to the quarter finals with a victory over Jack, but then when you look at their positions in the league it says it all. Other results in the Cup saw Julia storm past Dan, Aaron squeeze past John Jenner, James beat Phil, Kingsnorths beat Darren, Ref’s Assistant beat Liam, No 1 Gleek beat Kevin and Cliff and Ray prevented an Allen family quarter final by beating Gordon.

1st Julia 55pts = £20 (39pts top section)
2nd Bunty 55pts = £10
3rd Talisman 53pts = £5

Total Goals = 28, Questions =
T Sunderland & West Brom
F Swansea failed
T 6 in total
F 35.7%
T 6 in total
F only 6
F only 1
F several with 3

JULIA’S JOKERS 55
BUNTY 55
TALISMAN SAT VOLT 53
THE KINGSNORTH’S 51
SCOTT McCARTHY 50
JUSTIN TOUSSAINT 48
LOL BATES 48
DAN CHAMBERS 46
COLIN SMART 46
THE SILVER FOX 45
D’N'B 45
JAMES PITT 45
CLIFF & RAY 45
LONGBALL – BW 44
RANTING REF 43
GEORGE HUTCHINSON 43
THE ORGANISER 41
ASSISTANT RANTING REF 41
TONY CHAD 41
MATT REDMORE 40
AARON ADAMSON 40
SOUPY 40
CHADDIE 39
JAMIE MITCHELL 39
KEVIN WARD 38
IAN MARINER 38
MATT BOLTON 38
NO 1 GLEEK 38
JILL MITCHELL 38
PETER PAYNE 36
DARREN GEE 36
KERRIE 36
DAVID KNIGHT 35
BANNO 35
STEVE WINGATE 34
LIAM STONER 34
F.W.B 33
KIRSTEN REDMORE 33
JOHN JENNER 33
A NEW NO 9 31
JACK HEMENS 31
CHRIS ANDREWS 30
ANDY WESTGATE 30
GORDON ALLEN 29
VINNY’S INVINCIBLES 29
LUCKY HEATHER 27
JOE ISTED 27
MIKE RAMIRA 26
PHIL STANDEN 26
JOHN BURLING 25
THE FITTERS – I&M 21
CHRIS KITCHER 21
NIGEL MORRISON 21

Week 30 attached. Please note the Cup Final game will be marked as home win for both sides and will take in extra time if played.

KHMC Tipsters Week 30 Entry Form

Beer Festival February 21st-23rd

Keymer & Hassocks Men’s Club hosts it’s Spring Beer Festival over the weekend of Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd February 2014. On the Saturday we are open to non-members to come in and if you like what you see, why not join the Club? Simply ask a member of the bar staff for more details.

We will be showing the days live football as well as England v Ireland in the Six Nations from Twickenham. We’ve got 14 great ales available for you to sample with a number from the extremely popular Dark Star Brewery. The following 11 will be on the stillage:

festivale1684 – Festivale 4.0% ABV
The 1648 Brewing Company is an award winning micro brewey based in East Hoathly, a small village close to Lewes. Founded in 2002, they currently produce 17 beers. Festivale was produced for an arts festival and is a light, pale coloured beer with an unexpected under tone of fresh apple and floral sweetness.

halcyon-hopeBaseline – Halcyon Hop Haze 4.0% ABV
A big favourite from the Summer Beer Festival we’re delighted to have this straw coloured Pale Ale from the Baseline micro brewery based out at Small Dole back again. Considerable amounts of dry hopping give this beer a natural haze (it is also unfined). The hops give plenty of aroma and a spicy, resinous, grapefruit flavour.

hoopy-golden-aleBedlam – Hoppy Golden Ale 4.2%
Hoppy Golden Ale is brewed as a traditional English session bitter, using a good balance of American Summit and Cluster hops gently added late in the boil, and a touch of roasted barley to give it an inviting copper colour. It’s a new addition to the Beer Festival and comes from Bedlam’s pictureqsue brewery in Albourne Manor House at the foot of the South Downs.

festivalDark Star – Festival 5.0% ABV
One of three ales from the extremely popular Dark Star Brewery that we’ve got in for the 2014 Spring Beer Festival, Festival is a chestnut bronze-coloured bitter with a smooth mouthfeel and freshness; a classic style strong bitter brewed as a Dark Star version of Festive, a former great Sussex beer from King & Barnes.

devils-dykeDownlands – Devils Dyke Honey Porter 5.0% ABV
Small Dole is a bit of a haven when it comes to micro breweries in Sussex, with Downlands also basing their brewing operation there. Devils Dyke Honey Porter is a black coloured porter with a chocolate, roasted toffee malt aroma. It features a generous dash of honey which adds a sweet finish to the smokey flavours.

front-rowFullers – Front Row 3.8% ABV
Front Row is a wonderfully moreish 3.7% beer from Fullers which will be available throughout February and March to coincide with the Six Nations. It is a lovely light ruby coloured ale which is certain to quench the thirst even after the toughest battle in the scrum. Make sure you have a pint during the England game!

northern-lightsWJ King – Northern Lights 4.2% ABV
WJ King have supplied a number of popular ales to our Beer Festivals down the years and the latest one it Northern Lights. This crisp golden brew offers an alternative to the offerings of a dark winter warmer available in the colder months. On the nose a spicy herby mix derived from the use of coriander and Aurora hops.

poachers-moonWJ King – Poachers Moon 4.1% ABV
Our second offering from Horsham’s popular brewery WJ King is Poachers Moon. Poachers Moon is a gorgeous deep golden amber in colour with a distinct leafy hop aroma and it leaves a dry lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Sweet toffee notes add to this autumnal beer thanks to Cara Red Malt.

old-manLong Man – Old Man 4.3% ABV
Long Man Brewery brew six beers at the foot of the Downs in the shadow of the Long Man of Wilmington and we’ve got one of them in the shape of Old Man. This original dark beer has soft malt notes of coffee and chocolate that combine with a pleasant light hoppiness to create a rich, full tasting Old Ale of times gone by.

As well as those nine beers on the stillage, we’ve got another four available on tap from the bar:

american-paleDark Star – American Pale Ale 4.7% ABV
The yeast strain used for the brewing of the pale, dry American Ales is specially imported from the USA, along with Cascade and Centennial hops, to produce this pale ale. The low colour Maris Otter malt provides a perfect light colour and dryness to complement the crisp taste and full aroma of the hops. The Chairman’s personal favourite.

bockDark Star – Bock 5.6% ABV
Our third and final offering from Dark Star is Bock with has come about through a collaboration with the great Saltaire Brewery. Dark Star’s joint take on one of their favourite styles of beer. Rich dark brown in colour, this crisp beer celebrates one of the classic beer styles. At 5.6%, it will get the job done!

london-prideFullers – London Pride 4.1% ABV
A rich, smooth and wonderfully balanced beer, its distinctive malty base is complemented by well developed hop character, from adding Target, Challenger and Northdown varieties to the brew. This ale is a classic and known across the country if not the world. It is available day in, day out at the Club on tap and proves popular with the members.

doom-barSharps – Doom Bar 4.0%
According to Sharps, Doom Bar is the best selling locally produced beer in the entire South West region. It’s popularity is such that it can now be found as far afield as Italy, Sweden, and Japan as well as in Keymer & Hassocks. A smooth-drinking, creamy beer with a luxurious toffeed palate that is quickly overtaken by an incisive bite of bitter hops.

Tipsters 2013/14 – Week 28 Results

Well if nothing else the discussion about The Organisers ruling on the questions made him look again and realise that he had not looked at peoples answer to question one in relation to their prediction for Sheffield Weds v Charton, the net result being two more pts for five people and Peter winning with a revised total of 46 points. Second spot went to Steve W with 43 points beating Colin who also had 43 points on a count back. Last place went to Liam whose 10 points also went to the seven people who forgot to enter.

In the cup there were facile victories for FWB, D’n’B and James as their opponents failed to send in their entry and well earned wins for Gordon, Lucky Heather, Colin, Steve and Peter, which sees them progress to the quarter finals. In the league it is getting very tight at the top with 61 points separating the top ten people.

Finally we should all spare a thought for Tony Chad who selected a Charlton goal scorer who if you had his name on the back of your shirt you would have to be the size of FWB and Aaron put together none other than “GHOOCHANNEJHAD” – shame the game was cancelled as rumour has it Paul Merson would have been reporting on the game for Sky. Handicap Cup next week for those of you still in it, concentrating on the league for the rest of us.

1st Peter Payne 46pts = £20
2nd Steve W 43pts = £10 (33pts top section)
3rd Colin Smart 43pts = £5

Total Goals = 26, Questions =
F Only 2
V Void
F Chelsea failed
F 26 in total
T Liverpool
T 5 in total
F 39 in total
F Reading

PETER PAYNE 46
STEVE WINGATE 43
COLIN SMART 43
LONGBALL – BW 40
MATT BOLTON 35
BANNO 35
LUCKY HEATHER 33
AARON ADAMSON 31
F.W.B 30
THE FITTERS – I&M 30
KEVIN WARD 29
MATT REDMORE 29
MIKE RAMIRA 29
DAVID KNIGHT 29
JAMES PITT 29
PETER MARTIN 28
A NEW NO 9 27
JACK HEMENS 27
KIRSTEN REDMORE 26
GORDON ALLEN 25
RANTING REF 24
JULIA’S JOKERS 24
JILL MITCHELL 23
JOHN JENNER 23
SCOTT McCARTHY 22
ASSISTANT RANTING REF 22
CHRIS ANDREWS 21
JOE ISTED 21
TONY CHAD 21
ANDY WESTGATE 21
THE SILVER FOX 21
KERRIE 21
CLIFF & RAY 20
THE KINGSNORTH’S 19
TALISMAN SAT VOLT 19
D’N'B 18
JOHN BURLING 17
THE ORGANISER 17
VINNY’S INVINCIBLES 14
JAMIE MITCHELL 14
DAN CHAMBERS 13
SOUPY 13
NO 1 GLEEK 13
IAN MARINER 12
BUNTY 11
DARREN GEE 11
JUSTIN TOUSSAINT 10
CHADDIE 10
GEORGE HUTCHINSON 10
LOL BATES 10
LIAM STONER 10
CHRIS KITCHER 10
NIGEL MORRISON 10
PHIL STANDEN 10

KHMC Tipsters Week 29 Entry Form

Tipsters 2013/14 – Week 27 Results

Well it looks like Gordon has booked up his summer holidays and has started collecting from the Tipsters as he and his daughter Debbie make it a family day by taking first and second spot with 52 points and 40 points with Bunty claiming third spot on 39 points thanks to a maximum on the questions that he did not set himself. The questions did cause a few problems for Jill who became the second person this year to produce an exact mirror image of the questions and get zero points.

Not a good week if you support a team from Manchester or if like everyone you put them down to win and like everyone got no points. Our Fulham supporters didn’t even put them down for a draw although Mike did have them to score a goal, which is more than 50 other entrants did.

Whilst on the subject of goal scorers Cliff & Ray, the latter being the other Fulham supporter that anybody knows of, put down Hazle to score for Chelsea. There is of course a tenuous link because co creator of the TV detective series Hazell, Terry Venables, did of course play for Chelsea during his career, also lots of TV Detectives come from Belgium, Poirot to name one, and Eden Hazard comes from Belgium and does in fact play for Chelsea. Now you can see the trouble we have trying to mark your sheets.

In the league there was very little in the way of major movement although Kevin moved into second spot but then he was only two points off of that place last week, and it must be getting squeaky bum time for Scott as his lead is now reduced to just 12 points from the closing pack.

FA Cup this week for those of you who are still in it and a load of crap games of those of us who are not. Have Fun.

1st No 1 Gleek 52pts = £20
2nd Our Gordon 40pts = £10
3rd Bunty 39pts = £5

Total Goals = 29, Questions =
T In the first game
T 13 in total
T exactly 7
F nowhere near
T In the first game
T Swansea 85mins
F only 52%
T by 3

NO 1 GLEEK 52
GORDON ALLEN 40
BUNTY 39
PHIL STANDEN 38
COLIN SMART 37
KIRSTEN REDMORE 36
VINNY’S INVINCIBLES 36
KEVIN WARD 34
DAN CHAMBERS 34
MIKE RAMIRA 33
CHRIS ANDREWS 33
A NEW NO 9 32
THE KINGSNORTH’S 31
MATT REDMORE 30
TALISMAN SAT VOLT 30
IAN MARINER 30
JOE ISTED 29
DARREN GEE 29
D’N'B 29
MATT BOLTON 29
RANTING REF 28
THE ORGANISER 28
DAVID KNIGHT 28
ASSISTANT RANTING REF 27
TONY CHAD 27
JOHN JENNER 27
THE FITTERS – I&M 26
SCOTT McCARTHY 25
PETER PAYNE 25
LIAM STONER 25
JAMIE MITCHELL 25
JULIA’S JOKERS 24
GEORGE HUTCHINSON 24
JUSTIN TOUSSAINT 23
THE SILVER FOX 23
JACK HEMENS 23
JOHN BURLING 22
CHADDIE 22
CLIFF & RAY 22
ANDY WESTGATE 22
F.W.B 21
LUCKY HEATHER 20
CHRIS KITCHER 20
LOL BATES 19
STEVE WINGATE 18
SOUPY 18
AARON ADAMSON 18
KERRIE 18
LONGBALL – BW 17
JAMES PITT 16
BANNO 15
JILL MITCHELL 15
NIGEL MORRISON 15

KHMC Tipsters Week 28 Entry Form

Beer Festival February 21st-23rd

We are staging our spring beer festival on the weekend of February 21st to 23rd, including an Open Day during which the Club can welcome non-members who might want to try us out.

We’ll have our usual wide selection of local and regional ales available for you to try, all at very reasonable prices,

Hassocks Beer Festival is back - February 21st-23rd 2013

Hassocks Beer Festival is back – February 21st-23rd 2013

so please do your best to support this important event as well as you normally do. We’ll be asking you for your opinions on the ales on offer and we’d really appreciate your thoughts.

Saturday is the most important day for us since that will be an Open Day at which you can all bring unlimited guests into the Club to show them what fantastic facilities we have available to us. We’re very keen to recruit new members so please do your best to bring friends who might not know us that well along.

Of course, you can bring the usual number of friends in to the Club at any time as well so if you feel Friday or Sunday is a better day please come in then.

We’ll have tasting notes available to you very shortly, so you can work out what you want to try first and go from there. Remember the beer will be at its best and most available on Friday and Saturday.

For those of you less interested in the ale, the usual sports will be on the TVs and we’ll be letting you know what is scheduled as soon as we’ve got this weekend out of the way.

Football this week

This week we have some great football on our televisions. Showing on BT we have Aston Villa’s game at Cardiff tonight and then tomorrow is the big one as Arsenal take on Manchester United, again on BT.

And its FA Cup weekend from Saturday, with BT bringing us the Saints game away at Sunderland and, as they won’t have had enough pain, Arsenal vs Liverpool. We’ll also be showing the Man City vs Chelsea game on ITV on Saturday evening, complete with a managerial scrap as a sideshow.

More details to come closer to the weekend.

Ron the Dog Appeal

A number of people said that they wanted to support fund-raising to help Ron the Dog get himself some new company but couldn’t make the quiz that Cristian and Sharon ran.

Consequently we have started a collection behind the bar. Simply ask and your donation can be added to the others.

Also, if anybody else fancies setting a quiz for charity please get in contact with us.

This Weekends Entertainment

Our weekend starts with Friday’s FA Cup game between Arsenal and Coventry on BT. Kick off is at 19.45 and you’ll need to get here early to secure a good seat to beat the rush of Coventry fans.

Tomorrow is dominated by our January quiz, being set by Cristian and Sharon on behalf of Ron the Dog. We expect this to be a popular event so again, please do your best to be there early for the 8.30 kick off.

This weekend we also have plenty more FA Cup football live on the TVs, with Stevenage-Everton live on BT at 5.30 and Sheffield Utd-Fulham at 1.30 on Sunday. ITV had the pick of the games for the Sunday afternoon slot but sadly could only come up with Chelsea-Stoke at 3..30 – at least Gordon will be happy to get largely uninterrupted viewing.

As a preview for next week we have two cracking games on BT. Tuesday gives us an 8pm kick off between Liverpool and Everton and on Wednesday it will be Spurs-Man City. Watch out for further midweek BT games to come.

Also next week Sky has, for some reason, chosen to show Forest-Watford at 7.30pm on Thursday – let’s hope Neil Baker’s playing at home that day because at least then we might have a viewer.

Tipsters 2013/14 – Week 24 Results

As this hurts so much we’ll keep this bit brief, first place was taken by that noble gentleman Mr David Price with 54 points, second spot was taken by another noble gentleman in the form of Tony Chad with 52 points both of whom support QPR which kind of makes a mockery of earlier sentiments. However, the good news is that despite losing two spot on results in the dying moments of the games, third spot was taken by your favourite Organiser with 51 points.

This weeks questions were set by Bunty, who managed to get a full house and collect 20 of his 38 points from this section. Whilst at the golf club someone who works there pointed out that this was an unfair advantage and that as he set the questions and gave her no help with hers that he should not be entitled to the bonus points and so we agreed to reduce his total to 34pts for the week, something that will carry the support of the majority of the Tipsters.

In the Handicap Cup there are too many results to mention all the winners – you will have to look at the attachment – but a special mention goes to Matt Redmore who despite having to give his opponent 16 points still managed to triumph and will now be giving Aaron a 14 point start in the next round. Only one match ended in a tie and that was Gordon and New No 9 who will replay this coming weekend.

Talking of this weekend for those of you who are still in the FA Cup the second round of ours will be played this weekend and games to watch out for include John J v FWB, Matt R v Steve W, Jamie v Gordon & Kevin v Ranting Ref.

Final point to Gordon & New No 9 and that is a bad weeks result could see either one of you come out of both Cups, bit like Banno who’s comment was “it will enable me to concentrate on the league”.

1st F.W.B. 54pts = £20
2nd Tony Chad 52pts = £10
3rd Organiser 51pts = £5

Total Goals = 32, Questions =
T 14 mins
T 90 mins
F 2 vs 5
T 10 vs 8
T 55 vs 43
F
F only 1 from Hull
T 7

F.W.B 54
TONY CHAD 52
THE ORGANISER 51
MATT REDMORE 48
A NEW NO 9 48
CHADDIE 47
GORDON ALLEN 47
D’N'B 46
SOUPY 46
THE KINGSNORTH’S 45
DAN CHAMBERS 45
THE FITTERS – I&M 45
CHRIS KITCHER 44
CHRIS ANDREWS 42
JULIA’S JOKERS 41
ASSISTANT RANTING REF 41
DARREN GEE 41
JAMIE MITCHELL 41
JUSTIN TOUSSAINT 40
CLIFF & RAY 40
NO 1 GLEEK 40
KEVIN WARD 39
PETER PAYNE 39
BANNO 38
BUNTY 38
RANTING REF 37
JOHN BURLING 37
TALISMAN SAT VOLT 37
JAMES PITT 37
MATT BOLTON 37
SCOTT McCARTHY 36
THE SILVER FOX 35
DAVID KNIGHT 35
LONGBALL – BW 34
GEORGE HUTCHINSON 34
JILL MITCHELL 33
PHIL STANDEN 33
LOL BATES 32
COLIN SMART 32
STEVE WINGATE 31
JOE ISTED 31
LUCKY HEATHER 30
VINNY’S INVINCIBLES 30
MIKE RAMIRA 29
JOHN JENNER 29
KIRSTEN REDMORE 27
IAN MARINER 27
KERRIE 27
AARON ADAMSON 27
LIAM STONER 27
NIGEL MORRISON 27
BOBBY L 27
JACK HEMENS 26
LITTLE ELPH 0
DEATHLY TOY CANS 0
PARKER 0

KHMC Tipster Week 25 Entry Form
KHMC Tipsters Handicap Cup 2nd Round Draw

Quiz Night January 25th

Cristian and Sharon are setting our quiz on January 25th and they have picked a lovely cause to support, which we are sure many of you will want to get behind. As many of you know Ron the Dog very sadly lost Megan last year.

Thanks to Cris and Sharon the Club will devote the funds raised by their quiz and associated raffle to getting Ron a new companion. We will hold the cash for Ron until he is ready to make his choice. And don’t worry, we checked with him and he was very touched that so many people are thinking of him in this way.

Please do your best to come down and support this quiz. The quiz starts at 8.30 and we should run the raffle at about 10.30.