The '888' match-up between HKFC and HKCC
The '888' match-up between HKFC and HKCC05 Oct 2020
We linked up with our pals from the HKCC for a Hong Kong style “888” hit-up. Why 888 you ask? Elementary, dear readers! Each team had 8 players, all represented div. 8 squash, and played at 8pm, if you wound your watches forward an hour. Per chance, we also played the eve of September 28th, and there is an 8 in 28. So 888 it was, for fame, good fortune, and prosperity.
We started at home, because we are the Hong Kong Football Club are we not! There were some great, tight games. We were all impressed with Teddy, who only “exclaimed” a couple of times, and didn’t even throw his racket during his loss to a very tidy Tim. Oh, and lest we forget Adrian, our fearless leader who takes no prisoners. He went on to triumphantly defeat Raphael three-zip. Raphael is 10 years old.
Honourable mentions go to KK and Sean who played last in a nail-biter in front of a throng of onlookers. They were blowing for every ball of the five games, but KK stayed composed and edged out a win. The first leg of 888 had gone our way! A 5-3 win on the night.
November 2nd rolled around, and it couldn’t have come quicker for HKCC, who were eager for revenge. This is what they had been waiting for. They were ready, they had home court advantage, they had their first string line-up. They also knew all too well how good the food is up there, and couldn’t spend another minute on court with the scent of Chicken Makhanwala in the air. They practically jogged off the court and into the restaurant. We smashed it 7-1, but the players at HKCC all knew they had won the real race!
|1st Rolled||2nd Rolled|
|Steve Beat Guy||3-1||Steve Beat Victor||3-0|
|Teddy Lost to Tim||1-2||Teddy Beat Pete||2-0|
|Alex Lost to Victor||1-3||Alex Beat Tim||2-0|
|Rhodes Lost to Chris||1-2||Adrian Beat Chris||3-2|
|Adrian Beat Raphael||3-0||Raphael Beat Nick||(turncoat)|
|KK Beat Sean||3-2||Alex Beat Mac||3-0|
|Stephen Beat Mac||3-1||Graham Beat Sean||3-0|
|Andy Beat Chris||2-1||Nick Lost to Nick||-|