Today I found out Werner is back in Australia. I know this because he sent a message to lots of people about how he has been renovating his place in Brisbane and recently found some contract work and will be getting married on Sunday 24 August. Fortunately the wedding is a small family event so there is no need to briskly arrange a Brisbane stop over on the way back from Alix's wedding in Townsville the day before.
On Thursday Dave, Linda and I went to Jimbo and Simon's place to play Dave's Dungeons and Dragons
game. However Linda had a job application to write so the rest of us had a bit of fun and watched stuff in widescreen. On Friday Linda and I went over to Jimbo and Simon's to have a bit of fun and watch stuff in widescreen. Ryan was also visiting and joined in too. On Sunday Jonathan was unwell so we packed up his Golden
game early and Jimbo, Simon and I went back to their place to have a bit of fun and watch stuff in widescreen. Which we did.
The Canberra Newbies beat the Liz Ellis Swifts and injected some dynamic potential into the last two rounds, but not enough to make it into their local paper it seems. The Swifts were playing a double header at home with Sydney Uni Sandpipers; the same circumstances which saw them become the only team to beat defending premiers, Phoenix Powerpuff Girls, earlier this season. However outright favouritism (2nd plays 6th) and the home court advantage was not enough to overcome the loss of the competition's leading scorer, Jane Altschwager, in the third quarter, particularly when she was not replaced by reserve goal shooter Julia Symons. Instead the Swifts sought to shoot themselves in the other foot by thoroughly rearranging their mid-court. Canberra took the lead in the final quarter and won the game 49-47. It is now possible for the Newbies to reach the finals in their first season, but only if they beat Thunderbirds and Phoenix in the final two rounds. I must remember to go and watch their home game next week.