Re: Tertiary Balls

Brenda Evans <brenda@...>

Hi Jim, Margaret, Mary, Alan and All,
Thank you for your responses to my questions! It has been a very interesting exercise and it seems that whatever we like to call the colours the pairs are grey and orange against the other two, playing in the order set out by Jim! This afternoon I spoke to June Dawson in the hope that she might have given me the official names (which she could not remember) but indeed clarified the pairing!
No doubt there'll be confusion aplenty when 12 people are on the lawn together trying to work out which ball to hit and where they are going next!!
Thanks again
Brenda Evans

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On 9 Feb 2015, at 6:31 pm, Jim Hicks jimhicks@... [cnswplayers] <cnswplayers@...> wrote:


   Hullo Brenda and all,   

The problem has arisen because when tertiary balls were first introduced, they came with Orange and Grey, v two shades of purple (say burgundy and mauve)
After a few years, the paler one, mauve (or lilac), was discontinued and a new greenish colour, aqua replaced it.
So now it is definitely Orange & Gray v Burgundy & Aqua, and the correct sequence would be:  Aqua (=Blue), Orange (=Red), Burgundy (=Black) and Gray (=Yellow)
I accept that there's not a lot of logic here, and not all clubs follow that sequence, however whenever you are compelled to triple bank, it does revert to "fun" games,
so if "Catfood and Dogfood" please you, then just enjoy it.
Jim Hicks.

On 09/02/2015, at 5:49 PM, Brenda Evans brenda@... [cnswplayers] wrote:


Hi Mary,
Thank you. We might have to take a vote on this, I think!!

On 9/02/2015 5:44 PM, Gibson Maria mpagibson@... [cnswplayers] wrote:

Dear Brenda

To add to the confusion, Mosman has tertiary balls and they are referred to as:

Turquoise and Magenta  v  Gold and Silver.

Here's hoping you play the right ball.
Mary Gibson

On 09/02/2015, at 5:40 PM, 'Alan Honey' atasteofhoney@... [cnswplayers] wrote:


I  always thought it was Orange and grey and purple and aqua but cat food and dog food made me laugh!




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Subject: [cnswplayers] Tertiary Balls



Hello All,
At Jamberoo, while one lawn has been out of service for renovation, it has been necessary to use the tertiary balls so that players are not sitting around waiting to play.
The question is - well, actually 2 questions :

What are the correct names for the colours and in which order should they be played?

I have found  porridge, peach, slate and aubergine for Barlow balls
but ours are Dawson balls.

I have also found

  • Turquoise & Burgundy v Orange & Gray
  • Lilac, Turquoise, Orange and Purple
  • Lemonade, Orangeade, Catfood and Dogfood

Before everyone is totally confused, I think it's time to make a decision so would be very grateful for some input here before I put an article in our club newsletter.
Thanks, in advance!
Brenda Evans

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