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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

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Arrows at Gold - London 2012 Olympics, Mens Team Medal Matches

United States vs China - Bronze Medal
The first archery medal of the London 2012 Olympics was decided here and both sides displayed their own level of consistency. China scored 54 in each of the first three ends with a pair each of sevens and eights to keep them chasing their opponents. For their part the American team averaged three tens in all four ends, faltering on a few occasions themselves to land arrows outside of the gold rings to keep things close.

An even first end saw both sides land in the seven but a third ten from the United States saving them from a rogue eight shot before they took the lead at the halfway stage with nothing but gold; China scrambling to recover from back-to-back eights putting them down 111-108.

The Chinese athletes pulled one back with both teams again landing in the seven and Team USA finding another eight, 164-162. Down to the final end and both teams were on song with nothing landing outside a nine, the Americans four bullseyes giving them an extra margin to claim the Bronze medals.

UNITED STATES




CHINA





End Arrows Score
End Arrows Score
1 10 7 10 9 10 8 54
1 9 9 10 10 9 7 54
2 9 9 10 10 9 10 57
2 9 10 8 8 10 9 54
3 10 9 10 7 9 8 53
3 9 10 7 9 10 9 54
4 10 9 9 10 10 10 58
4 10 9 9 9 9 10 56
Total





222
Total





218

Korea vs Mexico - Gold Medal
The Gold Medal match started with Mexico digging themselves into an early hole with only one ten and a pair of eights leaving Korea ahead 56-53. The deficit remained at three points midway through the match as both teams got into their grooves; another eight however preventing Mexico from making inroads on the scoreline.

The third end and Korea looked a little tight hitting the eight twice and they now had Mexico breathing down their necks 167-166 after another solid end from them despite yet another shot outside of the golden rings. These eights would be the story of the final with two more for Mexico taking their game total to six and they compounded the problem by only hitting a single ten for the second end in the match; Korea starting with an eight of their own but quickly regaining their composure to become Olympic Gold medalists.

KOREA






MEXICO





End Arrows Score
End Arrows Score
1 9 10 9 10 9 9 56
1 8 9 10 9 8 9 53
2 9 10 9 9 10 10 57
2 10 10 10 8 9 10 57
3 10 8 10 9 9 8 54
3 9 8 10 9 10 10 56
4 8 10 10 9 9 10 56
4 8 9 10 8 9 9 53
Total





223
Total





219

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Saturday, 29 September 2012

Player of the Game Hockey - NHL 1967/68, Nov 1st

Wednesday 1st November 1967
A few teams continued their recent skids with St Louis losing a third straight game with just a single win in their last nine; Williams (5) getting the Bruins over them for their first road win (1-3-0); and there was more bad news for Pittsburgh with Binkley earning his first defeat in goal leaving the Penguins with a single win in their last six; Masterson (4) for the North Stars has scored all his goals this year on the powerplay, this his second game winner.

Oakland lose a fourth on the bounce as they tried to intimidate the Rangers through two fights (T Pratt vs A Brown; K Douglas vs Fleming), but it's a brighter outlook for New York as they make it three wins in a row with Goyette grabbing a pair of assists and Giacomin stopping all twenty-two shots for a shutout. Finally Toronto get their game-winner against the Canadians from Stemkowski (1) but Walton's (7) goal and two helpers move up to twelve points on the year.



1st 2nd 3rd F
PIT @ 2 0 0 2
MIN
1 0 0 1

PIT Binkley (2-1-3 .908) 27/29, Powerplay 0/0
MIN Maniago (4-2-1 .907) 24/25, Powerplay 1/3



1st 2nd 3rd F
NYR @ 1 2 0 3
OAK
0 0 0 0

NYR Giacomin (5-4-0 .896) 22/22, Powerplay 1/3
OAK Hodge (3-4-0 .885) 25/28, Powerplay 0/0



1st 2nd 3rd F
BOS @ 1 2 0 3
StL
0 0 1 1

BOS Cheevers (4-1-1 .897) 21/22, Powerplay 0/0
StL Hall (1-3-2 .887) 29/32, Powerplay 1/3



1st 2nd 3rd F
MON @ 0 0 2 2
TOR
2 1 0 3

MON Worsley (1-3-1 .873) 23/26, Powerplay 0/4
TOR Gamble (4-1-0 .939) 22/24, Powerplay 1/9

East Division GP W L T Pts
Toronto Maple Leafs 9 6 2 1 13
New York Rangers 10 6 4 0 12
Detroit Red Wings 9 4 4 1 9
Chicago Blackhawks 9 4 4 1 9
Boston Bruins 8 4 3 1 9
Montreal Canadiens 9 3 5 1 7
West Division GP W L T Pts
Pittsburgh Penguins 11 3 3 5 11
Minnesota North Stars 8 4 2 2 10
Philadelphia Flyers 7 4 3 0 8
St Louis Blues 9 2 4 3 7
Oakland Seals 10 3 6 1 7
Los Angeles Kings 9 3 6 0 6

Friday, 28 September 2012

Arrows at Gold - London 2012 Olympics, Mens Team Semifinals

Korea vs United States
These two teams put on a high-class semifinal with a single eight in the match on either side. This coming in the first end that resulted in Korea leading 56-55 with no less than eleven tens each out of their twenty-four arrows. The second end started out well for the USA as they shot off four consecutive bullseyes to take a one point lead with the teams tying the third end with another three tens per side.

Korea just edged the final end with the United States needing to hit a second bullseye in the fourth frame with their last arrow and send the game into a shoot-off. The great form would only stay with one side, Korea hitting nothing but gold while the Americans faltered ever so slightly placing them into the Bronze medal match.

KOREA






UNITED STATES



End Arrows Score
End Arrows Score
1 10 9 9 8 10 10 56
1 8 9 10 9 9 10 55
2 9 9 10 9 9 10 56
2 10 10 10 10 9 9 58
3 10 9 9 9 10 10 57
3 9 10 10 9 10 9 57
4 9 10 10 9 9 10 57
4 9 9 10 9 9 10 56
Total





226
Total





226
Shoot-Off





Shoot-Off
KOREA
USA











1 10
1 9











2 10
2 9











3 9
3 8











Total 29
Total 26












CHINA vs MEXICO
The second semifinal was another tense affair that went down to the wire despite another bad start for China that saw them score just 51 with a seven and two eights, but once again they found a way to come back with four tens in the second end tying the match after two ends 109-109.

Mexico started the penultimate end with three consecutive bullseyes but a rogue seven aided China and kept the scores level 163-163 and it was onto another nailbiting final end. China had the initiative by hitting 10-9-9 and Mexico managing 8-8-10, but another seven for the Chinese, this one coming on their final shot, opened the door for Mexico to win. Their last arrow hitting the ten and taking them to the Gold medal match against Korea.

CHINA






MEXICO





End Arrows Score
End Arrows Score
1 7 8 9 8 10 9 51
1 8 10 10 8 10 9 55
2 10 9 10 10 9 10 58
2 9 10 7 9 10 9 54
3 9 10 9 8 9 9 54
3 10 10 10 7 8 9 54
4 10 9 9 8 9 7 52
4 8 8 10 9 8 10 53
Total





215
Total





216

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Thursday, 27 September 2012

Player of the Game Hockey - NHL 1967/68, October Stats


East Division GP W L T Pts GF GA GD PP% PK% Home Away L10 Streak
Toronto Maple Leafs 8 5 2 1 11 23 11 12 16.00 91.67 4-1-0 1-1-1 5-2-1 Lost 1
New York Rangers 9 5 4 0 10 31 27 4 21.43 68.42 4-0-0 1-4-0 5-4-0 Won 2
Detroit Red Wings 9 4 4 1 9 37 31 6 16.67 92.86 3-1-1 1-3-0 4-4-1 Lost 2
Chicago Blackhawks 9 4 4 1 9 25 27 -2 33.33 86.67 2-2-0 2-2-1 4-4-1 Won 2
Montreal Canadiens 8 3 4 1 7 23 26 -3 26.32 88.46 3-1-1 0-3-0 3-4-1 Won 3
Boston Bruins 7 3 3 1 7 20 26 -6 11.54 76.19 3-0-1 0-3-0 3-3-1 Tied 1
West Division GP W L T Pts GF GA GD PP% PK% Home Away L10 Streak
Pittsburgh Penguins 10 3 2 5 11 30 30 0 12.77 75.00 2-1-3 1-1-2 3-2-5 Tied 1
Minnesota North Stars 7 3 2 2 8 24 22 2 27.27 80.77 1-1-1 2-1-1 3-2-2 Lost 1
Philadelphia Flyers 7 4 3 0 8 19 16 3 8.33 79.17 2-2-0 2-1-0 4-3-0 Won 2
St Louis Blues 8 2 3 3 7 26 26 0 25.00 87.50 2-1-1 0-1-3 2-2-3 Lost 2
Oakland Seals 9 3 5 1 7 23 29 -6 24.24 81.82 1-1-0 2-4-1 3-5-1 Lost 3
Los Angeles Kings 9 3 6 0 6 25 35 -10 12.00 83.33 1-2-0 2-4-0 3-6-0 Lost 3


SKATERS
GOALS
ASSISTS
POINTS
Sabourin StL 8
Goyette NYR 10
Goyette NYR 13
Stratton PIT 6
Bathgate PIT 9
Bathgate PIT 13
Smith, F DET 6
McDonald PIT 8
McDonald PIT 11
Walton TOR 6
Howe DET 7
Howe DET 11
Delvecchio DET 5
Hull, R CHI 7
Stratton PIT 11
Ullman DET 5
Hadfield NYR 7
Jarrett, G DET 10
Ratelle NYR 5
McKenney StL 7
Sabourin StL 10
Ferguson MON 5
Brown, A NYR 7
Hull, R CHI 9
Bathgate PIT 4
Jarrett, G DET 6
Hadfield NYR 9
Fifteen Others NHL 4
Six Others NHL 6
Five Others NHL 9











PIMS POWERPLAY GOALS GAME WINNING GOALS
Picard, N StL 50
Konik PIT 3
Sabourin StL 2
Dornhoefer PHI 19
Masterson MIN 3
Esposito BOS 2
Goldsworthy MIN 17
Cahan OAK 2
Mohns CHI 2
Woytowich MIN 17
Pulford TOR 2
Masterson MIN 1
Bergman DET 16
Delvecchio DET 2
Cahan OAK 1
Van Impe PHI 16
Gilbert NYR 1
Pulford TOR 1
Balon MIN 15
Boudrias MIN 1
Gilbert NYR 1
Flett LAK 14
Connelly MIN 1
Connelly MIN 1
Baun OAK 14
Ferguson MON 1
Ferguson MON 1
Two Others NHL 14
27 Others NHL 1
27 Others NHL 1











SHORTHANDED GOALS




Dornhoefer PHI 1







Picard, N StL 1







Cournoyer MON 1







Moore, D StL 1







Howell NYR 1







Labossiere LAK 1







Keenan StL 1







Robinson LAK 1




GOALTENDERS
WINS GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE SAVE PERCENTAGE
Giacomin NYR 4
Simmons NYR 0.50
Simmons NYR 0.960
Cheevers BOS 3
Favell PHI 1.00
Favell PHI 0.947
DeJordy CHI 3
Gamble TOR 1.25
Gamble TOR 0.944
Gamble TOR 3
Bower TOR 1.50
Crozier DET 0.937
Hodge OAK 3
Crozier DET 2.00
Bower TOR 0.928
Maniago MIN 3
G Gardner DET 2.00
G Gardner DET 0.913
Rutledge LAK 3
Binkley PIT 2.50
D Dryden CHI 0.907
Binkley PIT 2
D Dryden CHI 2.67
Bauman MIN 0.906
Bower TOR 2
Vachon MON 2.75
Binkley PIT 0.904
Four Others NHL 2
Parent PHI 1.80
Maniago MIN 0.900

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Arrows at Gold - London 2012 Olympics, Mens Team Quarterfinals

Korea vs Ukraine
Team Korea easily make their way into the semifinals after their first match of the tournament, sweeping aside Ukraine by sixteen points. The victor's lone eight came in the first end while Ukraine hit a seven for a 57-54 scoreline. After that it was all gold rings for Korea extending their lead with each end while the Ukrainians struggled to keep up thanks to half a dozen eights and another seven.

KOREA






UKRAINE





End Arrows Score
End Arrows Score
1 10 10 9 10 8 10 57
1 9 10 10 9 9 7 54
2 10 9 10 9 10 10 58
2 9 10 8 9 8 9 53
3 10 9 9 10 9 9 56
3 10 8 8 7 9 8 50
4 10 9 9 10 9 10 57
4 8 9 9 9 10 10 55
Total





228
Total





212

India vs United States
Korea will face the Americans after they tried to blow their four point lead going into the final end by firing off a pair of sevens, one of which was barely enough to win the match on the final shot. India had a hard time finding the bullseye with four tens throughout, three of them coming in the second end. In comparison the United States hit six in the first half of the contest and they continued to stay just ahead after three ends despite no-one scoring a maximum.

The final end came with America leading 164-160, increasing this lead to 183-178 with four arrows per side remaining. An 8-9-10 from India pulled it back within three, USA shooting 7-9-9 and needing at least a seven to finish it off which they just about managed.

INDIA







UNITED STATES



End Arrows Score
End Arrows Score
1 9 8 9 9 9 9 53
1 10 9 9 8 9 10 55
2 10 9 10 10 9 9 57
2 10 9 10 10 10 9 58
3 8 8 9 8 9 8 50
3 9 9 9 7 8 9 51
4 9 9 8 9 10 9 54
4 9 10 7 9 9 7 51
Total





214
Total





215

China vs Italy
A terrible start from the Chinese left them facing a 56-49 scoreline after hitting a pair of sevens and no tens. Italy then found the seven in the second end while China picked it up to reverse their fortunes with four bullseyes and tie the scores 107-107. The teams remained deadlocked heading into the final end where nerves would be tested.

China had a point lead with three arrows left but could have held a match winning advantage after shooting 10-7-10 while the Italians managed 10-8-8. Both teams only found yellow rings with their final shots but Italy held their nerve to grab an extra ten over their rivals and take the match to a shoot-off where each athlete takes one final shot.

The lone ten of China was the difference maker despite starting out on a 8-9 deficit. The second arrows turned the scores around 18-17 with both ending in the nine to put China through into the final four and the chance to play either Mexico or France.

CHINA






ITALY





End Arrows Score
End Arrows Score
1 9 7 7 9 8 9 49
1 9 10 10 9 9 9 56
2 10 9 10 10 9 10 58
2 7 8 8 9 9 10 51
3 9 9 10 9 9 9 55
3 9 9 9 9 9 10 55
4 10 7 10 9 9 10 55
4 10 8 8 10 9 10 55
Total





217
Total





217
Shoot-Off







CHINA
ITALY











1 8
1  9











2 10
2  8











3 9
3  9











Total 27
Total  26












Mexico vs France
Mexico could count themselves lucky to be tied 51-51 after the first end as the third arrow scored a lowly five points as France hit the seven twice. This lifeline led to a four point lead at the halfway stage for Mexico as it was France's turn to low score hitting a six, and while the eventual winners kept their play up at a high level, France hit three more sevens to crash to a seven point defeat.

MEXICO






FRANCE





End Arrows Score
End Arrows Score
1 10 9 5 10 8 9 51
1 10 10 7 8 9 7 51
2 10 8 9 10 8 10 55
2 8 10 9 9 6 9 51
3 9 10 8 9 8 10 54
3 7 7 9 9 10 10 52
4 8 9 9 9 10 8 53
4 9 7 9 10 8 9 52
Total





213
Total





206

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Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Player of the Game Hockey - NHL 1967/68, Oct 31st

Tuesday 31st October 1967
October ends with one last game, New York picking up their first road win of the year (1-4-0) and condemning the LA Kings to a third straight defeat. B Smith (2) for Los Angeles had the teams tied after the first period with a powerplay goal but a Goyette (3) hat trick with two assists from Nevin got the Rangers ahead for good.



1st 2nd 3rd F
NYR @ 1 1 2 4
LAK
1 0 0 1

NYR Simmons (1-0-0 .960) 21/22, Powerplay 0/0
LAK Sawchuk (1-2-0 .893) 36/40, Powerplay 1/2

East Division GP W L T Pts
Toronto Maple Leafs 8 5 2 1 11
New York Rangers 9 5 4 0 10
Detroit Red Wings 9 4 4 1 9
Chicago Blackhawks 9 4 4 1 9
Montreal Canadiens 8 3 4 1 7
Boston Bruins 7 3 3 1 7
West Division GP W L T Pts
Pittsburgh Penguins 10 3 2 5 11
Minnesota North Stars 7 3 2 2 8
Philadelphia Flyers 7 4 3 0 8
St Louis Blues 8 2 3 3 7
Oakland Seals 9 3 5 1 7
Los Angeles Kings 9 3 6 0 6