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I have been an M.E. sufferer for a long time now, but sports replay gaming is an easy hobby for me to enjoy. Originally from Canvey Island, Essex, I was introduced to replay gaming a few years ago, leading to my first purchase: Cricket World. Most sports I share will be common, but there are some more obscure replays thrown in. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy your stay. Feel free to say hello! - Chris

Monday, 31 October 2011

CDR: 2009 Funny Car Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Qual #1

BRAINERD, Minn. - BRAINERD - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Funny Car at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 28th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals listing lane, driver name, vehicle, elapsed time, and top speed:

Most recent winner Tim Wilkerson barely got under five seconds, ending the opening run of qualifying in eighteenth. Leading the way is Mike Neff, almost two-tenths ahead of the second fastest driver Mike Smith. Matt Hagan, Bob Gilbertson and Bob Tasca III round out the top five with championship leader Tony Pedregon in seventh behind Ron Capps.



Driver Car #1 SPEED
R Mike NEFF Mustang 4.036 309.8
L Mike SMITH Monte Carlo 4.203 297.3
R Matt HAGAN Charger 4.280 301.0
R Bob GILBERTSON Stratus 4.298 299.0
L Bob TASCA III Mustang 4.298 307.0
R Ron CAPPS Charger 4.322 307.0
L Tony PEDRAGON Impala 4.335 290.5
L Daniel WILKERSON Impala 4.427 299.5
R Robert HIGHT Mustang 4.453 294.0
L John FORCE Mustang 4.480 284.5
R Del WORSHAM Solara 4.559 287.0
L Ashley FORCE-HOOD Mustang 4.618 290.5
R Jack BECKMAN Charger 4.627 275.5
L Jack WYATT Firebird 4.730 273.5
L Jim HEAD Solara 4.790 271.0
R Bob BODE Impala 4.845 277.5
L Andy KELLEY Stratus 4.862 286.5
R Tim WILKERSON Mustang 4.981 278.0
L Gary DENSHAM Impala 5.649 260.5
L John SMITH Monte Carlo 6.202 240.8
R Jerry TOLIVER Monte Carlo 7.579 124.5
L Jeff AREND Solara 7.981 100.3
L Leif HELANDER Camaro 8.019 95.5
L Grant DOWNING Monte Carlo 8.453 71.5
L Cruz PEDRAGON Solara 9.869 69.0
R Brian THIEL Monte Carlo 9.910 62.3
R Cory LEE Dodge 13.221 34.0
L Justin SCHRIEFER Camaro No Start N/A
R Terry HADDOCK Stratus No Start N/A

TLC - Capital One World Women's Curling Championship 2011 - Draw #7

Draw #7 - 21st March 2011 14:00
Sheet A
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Ex F
Germany
0 2 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 0
7
Scotland * 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
6














Sheet B
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Ex F
China * 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 7
Sweden
0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 6














Sheet C
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Ex F
Czech Republic
0 2 0 0 2 0 0 / / /
4
Denmark * 3 0 1 2 0 2 1 / / /
9

The big matchup of the draw lived up to it's hype when the two remaining unbeaten rinks met: China and Sweden. After a clam start things soon picked up, ending with Sweden stealing to tie the match in the ninth before China won with the hammer in the final end.

Germany finds their first victory at the expense of Scotland who have yet to win again after their opening match and despite scoring three in the opening end. Denmark also started out strong but continued in this vein, accepting the Czech handshake.

Standings
Pos Team Record
1 China 5-0
2 Sweden 3-1
3 Canada 3-1
4 Switzerland 3-1
5 Denmark 3-1
6 Norway 2-1
7 USA 2-2
8 Russia 2-2
9 Germany 1-3
10 Scotland 1-4
11 Korea 0-4
12 Czech Republic 0-5

Sunday, 30 October 2011

TLC - Capital One World Women's Curling Championship 2011 - Draw #6

Draw #6 - 21st March 2011 09:00
Sheet A
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Ex F
USA
0 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0
7
Russia * 2 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 1 1
9














Sheet B
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Ex F
Canada
0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 3 /
8
Scotland * 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 /
4














Sheet C
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Ex F
Korea
1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 /
3
Switzerland * 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 3 /
8














Sheet D
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Ex F
Czech Republic
0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 6
China * 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 7

China just manage to keep their 100% record going after they were surprisingly taken to an extra end by the winless Czech Republic when they were able to steal in the tenth. Russia also stole one in the tenth end, seeing off the USA, and the other matches were called early with Korea and Scotland offering handshakes to Switzerland and Canada.

Standings

Pos Team Record
1 China 4-0
2 Sweden 3-0
3 Canada 3-1
4 Switzerland 3-1
5 Denmark 2-1
6 Norway 2-1
7 USA 2-2
8 Russia 2-2
9 Scotland 1-3
10 Germany 0-3
11 Czech Republic 0-4
12 Korea 0-4

Saturday, 29 October 2011

TLC - Capital One World Women's Curling Championship 2011 - Draw #5

Draw #5 - 20th March 2011 19:00
Sheet A
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Ex F
Scotland * 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
3
Sweden
0 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
5














Sheet B
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Ex F
Czech Republic * 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 1
6
Norway
0 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 2 0
8














Sheet C
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Ex F
Germany
1 0 1 0 0 0 / / / /
2
China * 0 3 0 2 1 2 / / / /
8














Sheet D
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Ex F
Denmark
0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
4
Canada * 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1
6

Sweden contained the Scottish rink expertly in the second half of their match, taking them to a 3-0 record. China also are unbeaten through three matches as they saw off winless Germany in very convincing fashion. Elsewhere, both Canada and Norway are now 2-1 thanks to their wins. The Canadians had two steals against Denmark in the sixth and seventh ends that would prove the difference, while the Czechs pushed Norway hard but were ultimately outgunned.


Standings

Pos Team Record
1 China 3-0
2 Sweden 3-0
3 Canada 2-1
4 Denmark 2-1
5 Norway 2-1
6 Switzerland 2-1
7 USA 2-1
8 Russia 1-2
9 Scotland 1-2
10 Czech Republic 0-3
11 Germany 0-3
12 Korea 0-3

Friday, 28 October 2011

TLC - Capital One World Women's Curling Championship 2011 - Draw #4

Draw #4 - 20th March 2011 14:00
Sheet A
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Ex F
Switzerland * 1 3 0 1 1 0 2 / / /
8
Czech Republic
0 0 1 0 0 1 0 / / /
2














Sheet B
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Ex F
Korea
0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0
4
China * 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 1
7














Sheet C
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Ex F
Canada
0 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 2
7
Russia * 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
5














Sheet D
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Ex F
Scotland
0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
4
USA * 1 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 1
8

Switzerland hit the ground running in the afternoon session of day three, accepting the handshake after seven ends, and China join Sweden and Denmark on a 2-0 record after dispatching Korea who drop their third match to start the tournament but all while playing at a decent level.

The Canadians had the toughest time winning in their match with Russia coming back from deficits on three occasions., and after being swept off the ice against Denmark in their last match the USA put Scotland to the sword with some impressive play.

Standings

Pos Team Record
1 China 2-0
2 Denmark 2-0
3 Sweden 2-0
4 Switzerland 2-1
5 USA 2-1
6 Russia 1-2
7 Canada 1-1
8 Norway 1-1
9 Scotland 1-1
10 Czech Republic 0-2
11 Germany 0-2
12 Korea 0-3

Thursday, 27 October 2011

TLC - Capital One World Women's Curling Championship 2011 - Draw #3

Draw #3 - 19th March 2011 14:00
Sheet A
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Ex F
Korea * 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0
6
Norway
2 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 2
9














Sheet B
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Ex F
Sweden
0 2 1 0 1 2 1 / / /
7
Russia * 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 / / /
1














Sheet C
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Ex F
Denmark
0 1 1 0 2 0 2 2 2 /
10
USA * 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 /
4














Sheet D
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Ex F
Germany * 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 6
Switzerland
0 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 8

The three Scandinavian rinks have an good time of it in the final action on day two, a pair of them going 2-0 up in the tournament. Russia had no answer to Sweden's play, the winners accepting the handshake after the seventh end in both of their matches now. Denmark's 100% record was maintained in style as well with a flurry of great shots towards the end of their win over the USA.

Germany took the Swiss to an extra end after coming back from 6-4 down in the tenth but are winless after two matches, and Korea are also looking to get a W on their record despite a positive outing until the seventh end against Norway where they were able to get some room to breath.

Standings

Pos Team Record
Pos Team Record
1 Denmark 2-0
2 Sweden 2-0
3 China 1-0
4 Scotland 1-0
5 Norway 1-1
6 Russia 1-1
7 Switzerland 1-1
8 USA 1-1
9 Canada 0-1
10 Czech Republic 0-1
11 Germany 0-2
12 Korea 0-2



































Wednesday, 26 October 2011

TLC - Capital One World Women's Curling Championship 2011 - Draw #2

Draw # 2 - 19th March 2011 09:00
Sheet A
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Ex F
China * 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 2
7
Canada
0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
4














Sheet B
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Ex F
USA
0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 2
7
Switzerland * 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0
6














Sheet C
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Ex F
Scotland * 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0
5
Czech Republic
0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
4














Sheet D
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Ex F
Russia
0 0 0 1 0 4 0 1 0 0
6
Korea * 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
5

All teams have now played one match after a draw full of close contests. The heavyweights from Canada and China did battle with the first half pretty even before China started making some terrific shots to take full control. USA made an impressive comeback, trailing 6-4 after eight ends and ending with the win on the steal.

In the other games Eve Murihead was not needed in Scotland's victory over the Czechs, and a four point haul in the sixth end for Russia was enough to see off the slightly more consistent Koreans.

Standings

Pos Team Record
1 China 1-0
2 Denmark 1-0
3 Russia 1-0
4 Scotland 1-0
5 Sweden 1-0
6 USA 1-0
7 Canada 0-1
8 Czech Republic 0-1
9 Germany 0-1
10 Korea 0-1
11 Norway 0-1
12 Switzerland 0-1

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

TLC - Capital One World Women's Curling Championship 2011 - Draw #1

Draw #1 - 18th March 2011 19:30
Sheet B
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Ex Ex F
Denmark * 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 0

6
Germany
0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0

4















Sheet C
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Ex Ex F
Norway * 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 / / /

3
Sweden
0 4 0 0 4 0 1 / / /

9

Only two matches were played to start the tournament. Denmark held off the Germans in a tight match after stealing a vital point in the seventh end and keeping their opponents away from any kind of score in the final end. The other match ended early when Norway offered the handshake after Sweden added to their total with a steal in the seventh end.

Standings

Pos Team Record
1 Denmark 1-0
2 Sweden 1-0
3 Germany 0-1
4 Norway 0-1
5 Canada 0-0
6 China 0-0
7 Czech Republic 0-0
8 Korea 0-0
9 Russia 0-0
10 Scotland 0-0
11 Switzerland 0-0
12 USA 0-0

Monday, 24 October 2011

TLC - Capital One World Women's Curling Championship 2011 Line-ups


CANADA - Kronau CC, Saskatchewan
Lead: Heather Kalenchuk
Second: Tammy Schneider
Third: Kim Schneider
Skip: Amber Holland
Alternate: Jolene Campbell

China - Harbin CC
Lead: Yan Zhou
Second: Qingshuang Yue
Third: Yin Liu
Skip: Bingyu Wang
Alternate: Xinna Yu

Czech Republic - CC Aritma, Oraha
Lead: Eliska Jalovcova
Second: Veronika Herdova
Third: Tereza Pliskova
Skip: Anna Kubeskova
Alternate: Luisa Illkova

Denmark - Hvidovre CC
Lead: Maria Poulson
Second: Jeanne Ellegaard
Third: Helle Simonsen
Skip: Lene Nielsen
Alternate: Mette de Neergaard

Germany - SC Riessersee, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Lead: Monika Wagner
Second: Corinna Scholz
Third: Imogen Oona Lehmann
Skip: Andrea Schöpp
Alternate: Stella Heiss

Korea - GyeonGiDo Curling Club
Lead: Un Chi Gim
Second: Mi-Sung Shin
Third: Seul-Bee Lee
Skip: Ji-Sun Kim
Alternate: Hyun-Jung Lee

Norway - Stabekk CC, Oslo
Lead: Kristin Moen Skaslien
Second: Ingrid Stensrud
Third: Henriette Løvar
Skip: Linn Githmark
Alternate: NONE

Russia - Moskvitch CC, Moscow
Lead: Ekaterina Galkina
Second: Margarita Fomina
Third: Anna Sidorova
Skip: Ludmila Prvivkova
Alternate: Nkeiruka Ezekh

Scotland - Lockerbie Young Curlers CC
Lead: Rhiann MacLeod
Second: Vicki Adams
Third: Claire Hamilton
Skip: Anna Sloan
Alternate: Eve Muirhead

Sweden - Karlstads CK
Lead: Lotta Lennartsson
Second: Sara Carlsson
Third: Cecilia Östlund
Skip: Anete Norberg
Alternate: Karin Rudström

Switzerland - CC Davos
Lead: Janine Greiner
Second: carmen Küng
Third: Carmen Schäfer
Lead: Mirjam Ott
Alternate: Nicole Dünkl

USA - Niagara Falls CC, Ontario, Canada
Lead: Mackenzie Lank
Second: Jessica Schultz
Third: Caitlin Maroldo
Skip: Patti Lank
Alternate: Debbie McCormick

Tee Line Curling - Capital One World Women's Curling Championship 2011

The return of TLC will feature both Womens and Mens World Championships from March and April this year. Both tournaments feature twelve teams competing in a round-robin before the top four progress to the knockout rounds.

In the women's world championship Sweden and China are expected to be the most dangerous with the usual suspects of Canada and Switzerland also looking strong. Lene Nielsen's rink won the Danish national tournament, beating out "Team Adorable" who represented them in the Olympics. Another Olympic favourite, Eve Muirhead, had to settle into the alternate role for Scotland who could end up anywhere in the final standings.

The knockout stages for both competitions will differ in that I will using a second curling game for all of those matches: Shot Rock Curling.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

CDR: 2009 Funny Car Standings after Fifteen Events

The failure to qualify hurt Bob Gilbertson and Bob Tasca's loss in the semifinal to event winner Tim Wilkerson, who moves above Matt Hagan, puts him another twenty-seven points behind Tony Pedregon.


Driver Car Pts
Tony PEDRAGON Impala 956
Bob TASCA III Mustang 856
Bob GILBERTSON Stratus 807
Ashley FORCE-HOOD Mustang 687
Tim WILKERSON Mustang 665
Matt HAGAN Charger 662
Ron CAPPS Charger 537
Mike NEFF Mustang 519
Del WORSHAM Solara 513
Robert HIGHT Mustang 443
Jeff AREND Solara 440
Mike SMITH Monte Carlo 309
Jack BECKMAN Charger 296
John FORCE Mustang 269
Brian THIEL Monte Carlo 266
Bob BODE Impala 258
Cruz PEDRAGON Solara 253
Jack WYATT Firebird 210
Jim HEAD Solara 182
Gary DENSHAM Impala 153
Daniel WILKERSON Impala 133
Jerry TOLIVER Monte Carlo 126
John SMITH Monte Carlo 107
Justin SCHRIEFER Camaro 65
Grant DOWNING Monte Carlo 62
Leif HELANDER Camaro 43
Terry HADDOCK Stratus 21
Andy KELLEY Stratus 0
Cory LEE Dodge 0