The Triple Peel Leave for Bisque Games.
This is a great triple peel leave for those who are striving to do triple peels and have a handful of bisques up their sleeves in bisque games. I came across this leave for the June weekend and which was going to be employed by my playing partner and I but it never eventuated. It really is the reverse sextuple leave. The only difference is that the rushing ball is on the other side of the hoop and the opponents balls are at hoop one and two rather than crosswired at hoop one.
I have only included the section on how to peel the four back hoop and get the break going. I am presuming that your break play is good so you won't need me to explain what to do after you've made hoop one. I have not given the details for the penultimate and rover peel because these are expertly done in the peels section of the OXFORD UNIVERSITY WEB SITE in the COACHING SECTION. To get to this site - go to the croquet links page and click on the OXFORD UNIVERSITY WEB SITE link.
After having laid the leave, the opponents have
a number of options. In this case we are going to presume they don't have bisques and you do. The options are as follows -
* They can fire on either one of your balls with ball at hoop two (shortest short) and end up on the east border.
* They can fire on both your balls with ball at hoop one (longest shot) and end up near corner three.
* They can fire at the ball at hoop two with ball at hoop one.
* They can fire at ball at hoop one with ball at hoop two.
* They can throw ball at hoop one away.
* They can throw ball at hoop two away.
IF THEY FIRE AT YOUR BALLS WITH BALL AT HOOP TWO.
All you have to do is fire on this ball which is on the east border. Roquet it and stop shot it back to hoop two holding a rushing on the jawsed ball in four back.
Hit the ball in four back.
Take off from this ball to the ball at hoop one.
Hit the ball at hoop one.
Make hoop one.
IF THEY FIRE AT YOUR BALLS WITH BALL AT HOOP ONE.
(Here you will have to use a bisque.)
Fire on the ball which is near corner three.
Roquet the ball and stopshot it to hoop one.
Get in running position with the jawsed ball at four back.
Tap the ball softly once.
Take a bisque.
Run the jawsed ball through four back.
Take off to the ball at hoop one.
Roquet this ball and make the hoop.
IF THEY FIRE AT THE BALL AT HOOP TWO WITH THE BALL AT HOOP ONE.
Hit the jawsed ball through four back.
Take off to the hoop one ball which has ended up on the north border level with hoop two.
Hit this ball and roll it hoop two, holding a rush on hoop two ball to hoop one.
Rush the hoop two ball to hoop one.
Make the hoop.
IF THE HOOP TWO BALL FIRES ON THE HOOP ONE BALL.
Hit the jawsed through four back.
Take off to the hoop two ball which is on the south border level with hoop one.
Roquet this ball and stop shot it to hoop two.
Hit the hoop one ball and make the hoop.
IF THEY THROW EITHER HOOP ONE BALL OR HOOP TWO BALL
Fire on either one of the balls, if you hit that is great, if you don't, take a bisque. Do a split shot if possible, loading the hoop it originally came from and sending your ball to the jawsed ball in four back.
Get in rushing position.
Take a bisque and rush the ball through four back.
Take off to the ball at hoop one and make the hoop.
In diagram one. The opponents balls for the leave are at hoop one and two. The partner ball is jawsed in four back and the striker ball is one yard south of four back.
In diagram two the opponent has fired with his blue ball to the red and ended on the east boundary.