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Battle of the Old Elysians
Posted on Wednesday, 10 March 2004 @ 21:27 GMT
Topic: London Skittles
In any contest there is a winner and a loser. This contest was no different. The two contestants shared the fear of losing and probably shared the expectation of exultation should they win. That they were both Old Elysians added to the mix. (Elysian pertaining as it does, not only to former pupils of William Ellis School in Highgate, but also to those fields of Elysium, the abode assigned to the blessed after death.) [Shouldn't that be Old Ellisians, then? - Ed]

They fought in an evenly balanced match for all the 21 frames allotted in the Page Cup with neither Peter Greene or Mark Fawke ever establishing a significant or demoralising lead.

The end of the first seven saw a dip in form from both players after a frenetic start with Mark throwing four fours in a row and Pete answering with fives. From then on the contest picked up pace. The second seven for Pete was two under despite throwing a five, and for Mark it was three under. Down to the wire and into the last seven, neck and neck. Pete's last seven were three under par whilst Mark came close to glory throwing two floorers in a row and with the score level at six apiece and on the 21st end Mark set a four to be pipped by a three from our Club Chairman. When interviewed later he told the adoring masses that it was down to relaxation. Whatever the case they both played as though 'blessed' and gave all present yet another example of the excitement of this hidden gem of sporting recreation.
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Re: Battle of the Old Elysians (Score: 1)
by Guy on Sunday, 14 March 2004 @ 22:01 GMT
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Dear Ed,

Re Old Elysians. I don't think it is 'Old Ellisians'. All the people I have checked with confirm my spelling including the Old Boys Association.


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Re: Battle of the Old Elysians (Score: 1)
by Paul (email me) on Sunday, 14 March 2004 @ 22:05 GMT
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So I see from the school website, but it's totally illogical is it not? Elysium -> Elysian but Ellis -> Ellisian surely?



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