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Technical
Advanced Pegged Out Tactics

Chris Clarke posed a few tactical teasers following on from the 2014 MacRobertson Shield Match in New Zealand.

"Here are some scenarios from pegged out endings that have occurred recently.

Basic Assumptions: The player of the single ball is about a UK scratch handicap. The player of the two balls is ranked between 5 and 20 in the world. The lawn is running at 10 plummers and the hoops are tight, but in fairly soft ground. There are some blobbly patches on the lawn. "

Diagrams are only approximate.

Scenario 1Scenario 1

Clips: blUe on 3, blacK peg, Red rover, Yellow box.

UK are guarding H3/C3 with a rush for U to H3. R is just South of H1. What should R do?

 

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Scenario 2Scenario 2

Clips: U on 2-back, K peg, R rover, Y box.

K is 1 yard South of C2, U is 4 yards South of K, R is 4 yards South of H1 and has a lift. What should R do?

 

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Scenario 3Scenario 3

Clips: U on 4-back, K peg, R rover, Y box.

UK are guarding H3/C3 with a rush for U to 4-b. R is near C1. What should R do?

 

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Think about your choices then click on the discussion links to see what others thought.

"So, what actually happened in real life?

Scenario 1 – R took position at rover. U didn’t really make much effort to finish and just made a hoop and a leave.

Scenario 2 – R took position at rover. K played and made a leave.

Scenario 3 – R took position at rover. U finished."

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