Around the Greens

Saturday Open Pennants Round 18

Saturday’s Open Pennant competitions were played in fine weather across the city and offered up a series of results which clarified some of the positions for Minor Premierships. The results of the last two rounds will have a major bearing on which Clubs finally make the finals play-offs and which Clubs will be relegated to a lower division for next season.

In the Premier League West Lakes will be crowned Minor Premier at the end of the season. In what has been a stunning year the Lakers now sit 34 points clear of second placed Holdfast Bay and with the Covid19 affected rounds, seven and eight still to be played they cannot be caught. The club has played 16 games and won 15 whilst averaging 12.7 points a game in what has been so far a stellar season.

Premier League:

Club Holdfast v Modbury:

Club Holdfast sits in second spot on the ladder after a 100-82 home win against Modbury. The club banked a full count of 16 points after what was a memorable win.

In an even performance across the green Ashley Klose and his four did best with a 24-17 defeat of John Nelson.

Josh Studham and his rink prevailed 24-19 against Jose Gil.

Matt Northcott and his four triumphed 27-24 against Gary Meekcoms.

Max Kleinig also banked points after a 25-22 defeat of Peter Horsnell.

Modbury ended the day in 7th spot on the ladder having won seven games seven games over the season.  

Salisbury v Ascot Park:

Ascot Park now sits in 6th spot on the ladder with 116 points after a 120-99 win at Salisbury.

In a split rink game, the 12point success came courtesy of a 47-20 win for Mitch Percy against Luke Pietersma in a match winning performance.

Andrew Smith and his four triumphed 29-20 over Dale Robertson to also bank points.

For Salisbury Simon Dorr and his rink played well in a 33-21 defeat of Col Harvey.

Rhys Taylor and his four triumphed 26-23 over Jeff Aworth.

Salisbury ended the day in eighth spot on the ladder five points shy of Modbury.

Grange v Marion:

The Dolphins now sit in fifth spot on the ladder after an excellent 117-79 home defeat of Marion.

The club grabbed a full count of 16 points from the outing.

Tyson Wilson skipped his four to a 32-20 triumph over Scott Andreassen in the day’s most telling result.

Marc Evans and his rink prevailed 34-23 against Brandon Whiley.

Ben Bowman skipped his four to a 28-18 triumph over the experienced Ken Holtham.

Wayne Ruediger and his rink also got up with a 23-18 score-line against Mason Kaufer.

The Hurricanes sit at the foot of the ladder and have the job ahead of them to avoid relegation.

West Lakes v Payneham:

West Lakes banked 14 points after a 107-80 home win against Payneham. It was the latest in a long list of great performances from the ladder leader.

Mark Haines skipped his rink to a 32-17 defeat of Gabe Nardecchia in the day’s best performance.

Sam Dietrich and his four prevailed 31-18 against Anthony Treloar.

James Gregory also banked points after a 27-15 success against Aussie Cunningham.

For Payneham which ended the day in ninth spot on the ladder Chris Flavel skipped his four to a 30-17 defeat of Craig Mills to give his club its only points.

Somerton v Adelaide:

Somerton continued its great run with a 104-90 12point home win against Adelaide. The Seagulls now sit in third spot on the ladder four points shy of Club Holdfast and will make the Finals.

Graham Soar skipped his rink to a 34-15 defeat of Andrew Feijen in the day’s best result.

Nathan Pedersen and his four prevailed 27-20 against Adrian Green.

For Adelaide Scott Thulborn and his rink triumphed 29-23 over Scott Taylor.

Brett Davis and his four triumphed 26-20 over Scott Colvill.

The Blues ended the day clinging onto fourth spot on the ladder.

Division One:

Henley v Woodville:

Henley moved 27 points clear at the top of the ladder after a 93-84 12 home win against Woodville and will play in the finals.

Simon Barriga skipped his four to a 32-12 defeat of Mark Hanrahan in the game’s best result.

Neil Miller and his rink also played well in the foursome’s 29-13 triumph over Salvatore Marafioti.

For Woodville which now sits in fifth spot on the ladder Michael Haywood and his four triumphed 29-10 over Brad Pech.

Vincenzo Dimasi also picked up points after a 28-22 win against James Bodnar.

Woodville ended the day in fifth spot on the ladder.

Morphett Vale v Brighton:

Morphett Vale prevailed 77-72 against Brighton at home and banked an important 14 points. The result moved the club to sixth spot on the ladder with 140 points.

John Munro skipped his four to a 20-17 win against Barry Walling in the day’s best result.

Mitch Walker and his rink prevailed 21-18 against Carli Mitchell.

Alistair Reid also banked points after his rink’s 20-19 defeat of Brad Napper.

For Brighton which sits at the bottom of the ladder Tony Lock and his four prevailed 18-16 against Lynton Modra.

Lockleys v Rosewater:

Lockleys moved to third on the ladder after an 81-78 12point home win against Rosewater.

In the split rink game Peter Thaler skipped his four to a 22-14 defeat of Paul Hagan in a match winning performance.

In a tight game Robbie Flavel and his rink prevailed 18-17 against Jackie Field to also bank points.

For Rosewater which ended the day in seventh spot on the ladder James Mader and his rink got up 22-17 against Brad Jansen and Peter Schultz won 25-24 against Ashley Halls.

Hawthorn v Happy Valley:

Hawthorn sits in second spot on the ladder with 165 points after an 84-68 13point home win against Happy Valley.

Brett Willcox Skipped his four to a 29-6 defeat of Alan Dudley in the game’s most telling result.

Michael Lodge and his four triumphed 18-16 over Danny Deed

After an even game Darren Niblett and his rink came away with an 18-18 draw with Peter Schultz.

For the Valley which ended the day in ninth spot on the ladder Harry Burgess skipped his rink to a 28-19 defeat of Vic Magoch.

Toorak/Burnside v Tranmere:

Toorak/Burnside banked 14 points after a 78-60 home win against Tranmere. The result saw the club move to fourth spot on the ladder with 148 points.

Trevor Feast skipped his rink to a 25-9 triumph over Rodney Egge in the day’s best result.

Guy Uren continued some good form in his four’s 21-16 defeat of Graham Young.

Brian Jenkins and his rink prevailed 17-16 against Robyn McKnight in a tight one.

For Tranmere which ended the day in eighth spot on the ladder John Feddersen and his four took the points after a 19-15 win against Ashley Hole.

Division Two:

Marion v Kensington/Marryatville:

Marion sits in eighth spot on the ladder two points clear of the relegation zone after a hard fought 75-73 home win against Kensington/Marryatville. The southern club banked an important 12 points from the split rink game.

Lindsay Mortimer skipped his rink to a 22-11 defeat of Lawrie Gherghetta in the most telling result.

Ted Hibberd and his four prevailed 26-19 against Jeanette Hill to continue some good form.

For Kensington/Marryatville which ended the day in ninth spot on the ladder. Peter Douglas and his rink almost did enough with a 21-8 defeat of David Bell.

Russell Miller and his four also earned points after a 22-19 triumph over John Van Mierlo.

Gawler v Henley:

Despite dropping three of the four rinks played Henley prevailed 80-73 at Gawler and banked an important 10 points.

Peter Crouch skipped his rink to a match winning 25-14 over Leigh Roberts.

The club ended the day in sixth spot on the ladder.

For an unlucky Gawler, Daryl Kubisch and his four did best with a 22-20 defeat of Sam Mezzini.

Phil Marsden and his rink triumphed 19-18 over Tim Dodds.

Darren Hunter also grabbed points after an 18-17 win against Graham Borgas.

Modbury v West Lakes:

Modbury played well across the green in a 93-70 home win against West Lakes.

The Thunder grabbed an important 14 points and ended the day in third spot on the ladder with 141 points.

John McKnight and his rink did best with a 26-13 defeat of David Mullan.

John Cooper skipped his four to a 23-13 triumph over Peter Donoghue.

Kerry Schultz and his rink defeated Phillip Bonsell 25-17.

For the Lakers Alistair Robertson got up 27-19 against Norb Kratz to give the club its only points.

West Lakes remained at the foot of the ladder.

Ascot Park v Salisbury:

Top of the table Salisbury grabbed a valuable 14 points after an 84-60 win at Ascot Park.

Mathew Hull skipped his four to a 25-11 defeat of Scott Bennier to lead the way.

Shaun Sayers and his rink prevailed 24-16 against Peter Scholefield.

Mark Shard and his four triumphed 20-13 over Robert Langford.

For the Lions Geoff Coultas picked up two points after a 20-15 win against Ross McConnell.

The club ended the day in fifth spot on the ladder.

Adelaide v Port Noarlunga:

Port Noarlunga grabbed an important 12 points after a 73-62 win at Adelaide. The southern club ended the day in fourth spot on the ladder with 136 points.

Harvey Jolly skipped his four to a 28-11 win against Stewart Jones in the game’s best result.

Karlee Moffatt and her rink prevailed 15-12 against Garry Benveniste.

For Adelaide which retained second spot on the ladder Chris Firth and his four prevailed 19-13 against Paul Probert.

Sandy Wallace also grabbed points after a 20-17 win against Anthony Moffatt.

John Bevin

28th February 2021