Final Handicap League Table 2012

Played
Won
Drawn
Lost
For
Against
Points
Forres
5
3
1
1
26½
13½
7
               
Moray
5
3
0
2
21
19
6
               
Nairn Dunbar
5
3
0
2
19
21
6
               
Elgin
5
2
1
2
17½
22½
5
               
Hopeman
5
2
0
3
19
21
4
               
Nairn
5
1
0
4
17
23
2
               

LEAGUE UPDATE

 

AUGUST

Hopeman had a convincing win at home over Nairn to keep alive their chances of taking the trophy whilst at the same time they extinguished Nairn ambitions for another year. However, Nairn may well still have significant part to play at Super Sunday as they take on title contenders Forres. Moray also ended Super Sunday hosts, Elgin's chances with a strong home performance.

It all now rests on Super Sunday with Nairn Dunbar in pole position but perhaps facing the hardest task as they meet hosts, Elgin. Forres will be hoping Elgin take the points which opens the door for them if they can beat Nairn. In the third match Hopeman play Moray and win for either could see them take the trophy but they would need the other results to go in their favour. However, stranger things have happened in the 6 year history of Super Sunday!

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JULY

Forres continued their good start to the season with a convincing win on their home soil over champions, Moray to open a three point gap over their nearest pursuers as well as boost their 'games won column'. However,the others all have at least one game in hand so with an away win for any of them and it will suddenly get a lot closer.

Home wins for Hopeman, over the league leaders Forres and Nairn Dunbar beating champions Moray opens the whole competition up with some important games ahead of Super Sunday. If Forres had taken the points at Hopeman they would have been almost uncatchable but a 5½-2½ victory was secured with the lower order in control. Every team still is in with a chance to lift the trophy.

The month finished with Nairn Dunbar going top over Forres and are now favourites to lift their first title for nine years after winning at local neighbours Nairn. The other teams are not out of it but will require to win both their remaining games to overtake the leading two.

MAY/JUNE

The first four matches all resulted in victories for the home teams. However, the margins of victory may prove to be significant come the end of the season as, in the last five out of six years, games won differential has proven to be the decidng factor in the destination of the trophy. However, Forres finally broke that sequence at Elgin when they won the final two games to secure a point which may well prove pivitol when they return with the other clubs to Elgin for Super Sunday in August.

 

LEAGUE PREVIEW

Moray after their success last year on the final day of the season, will be hoping to retain the Handicap League Trophy although know it will not be easy given how close the competition is , going down to the last games on Super Sunday in five of the past six years.

So Super Sunday at Elgin in August will probably start with more then one team in contention but there will be a lot of competive golf to be played first before knowing what team or teams will have genuine title aspirations on Super Sunday.

Results and the league table will be updated as games are played throughout the season.