Age is not a data item that we collect on our players, thougn we hardly need the statistics to see that we pretty much cover the spectrum from late twenties to, er, quite old. It is a delight to see the mixing and fierce competition we have on the Tangga across the age groups, followed of course by a friendly beer or threee; there are few sports that can boast this.
That we think of this at all is because of some outstanding performance last evening from two of the brightest and best young players having great nights playing across the age spectrum and coming up trumps. Delightful characters both, though in very different way, they managed ten Challenges between then over the course of the night and lost only one Challenge between them – and that when Toby lost 3-2 to Mark! – and that one could really have gone either way.
Of the 12 Challenges played last night, all but one were tied into JPL activity as that competition gets to what Alex Ferguson once memorably described as squeaky bum time. The one that wasn’t was Zach Masrom’s successful 3-1 defence to another young man looking to improve, Chris Hepworth, while the only Challenge played outside of The Dungeon was Everest All Star’s Galen Hong getting quick revenge for his defeat last week by team mate Jim Noller’s following the All Stars narrow defeat to a full-strength D’s Raiders.
Another result of some interest was Alex McMillan’s sixth successful defence of his #4 rung. Causes one to wonder when Wallace’s heir might next Challenge up, something he has only ever done just twice in regular Ladder play since the start of the Tangga back all that time ago on the 1st February. Could it be shaping up for another end of month bean feast on the 30th May as appears might be the case? Highlights hopes so and has already bought his ticket for a ring side seat.