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    When someone gets under your skin and you lose how do you react?

    Had a lot of time for the ability of one player but having seen his way of reacting at the end of this game, has me rethinking.

    What do you think?

    This is a facebook video, most can view it, scroll to the last end, pretty good bowling, watch the response when the handshake is offered.

    https://www.facebook.com/opensingles...3MzU0MjU3NDQ3/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushman View Post
    When someone gets under your skin and you lose how do you react?

    Had a lot of time for the ability of one player but having seen his way of reacting at the end of this game, has me rethinking.

    What do you think?

    This is a facebook video, most can view it, scroll to the last end, pretty good bowling, watch the response when the handshake is offered.

    https://www.facebook.com/opensingles...3MzU0MjU3NDQ3/
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    .....well, my partner's tire was slashed by a real t**t of a sore loser this year. Opponents were bang out order and nasty with it - so pleased we won, but it came with a cost.

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    That's incredible. Any direct evidence/ linkage?

    I like to win - and may well criticize myself if I lose, but not my opponent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corptaxman View Post
    That's incredible. Any direct evidence/ linkage?

    I like to win - and may well criticize myself if I lose, but not my opponent.
    Bushy has included a link to watch the event
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    Hi John,
    I think the question might have related to my post. .....Unfortunately, not enough evidence to involve the police. Luckily, this kind of thing is very rare in our game - but it is a real irritation when you do come across it.

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    Yes, it was related to your post. And I would call it more than an 'irritation'!

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    Having watch the video , I definitely have a different interpretation of what happens in the video and think the opponent is more at fault what happened at the end of the game. To be the player in question did offer to shake hands, perhaps not instantly but immediately enough for me to be considered offer to be within reason, and the opponent refused to shake hands.


    There did see to be a bit of antagonism on the part of the players however without knowing what was said I do not think we can draw a clear inference that the player in question is being a sore loser.
    Time for a change ?

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    Maybe some history between those 2? I noticed that they were both quite frosty with each other all game long - with no congratulating each others good bowls. Then on the last end when the larger bloke drew shot near the ditch the commentator said that he gave a big fist pump and a glare at his opponent! Then the opponent (smaller bloke) refused to shake hands a couple of minutes later.

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