Cool and overcast conditions greeted players involved in the Saturday open pennant competitions played around Adelaide on Saturday. There were some big scores for both rinks and teams across the board not least at West Lakes and Payneham in the Premier League.
So here we go my reports on the Premier League, Division One and Division Two Round Three.
Modbury v Adelaide:
Modbury put in its best performance of the year prevailing 106-71 over Adelaide at home and banking 14 points. It was enough for the Thunder to finish the day in 4th spot on the ladder after three completed rounds.
Gary Thomson who returned to the northern club this year Skipped his rink to a 36-16 win against Adrian Green in what was the most influential result on the day. The foursome started well and went on with the job. Jose Gil and his four were also impressive prevailing 25-11 over Andrew Feijen. Pat McGuinness also grabbed two points after a 24-19 defeat of Brett Davis.
For the Blues Scott Thulborn skipped his four to a 25-21 triumph over Gary Meekcoms to give his club its only points.
Club Holdfast v Ascot Park:
Club Holdfast also crashed through the 100 shot mark prevailing 113-82 over Ascot Park and banking 14 points on its own deck.
All four rinks played well with Max Kleinig and his four a standout in a 33-15 defeat of Sam Denton. Matt Northcott skipped his rink to a 29-20 defeat of Mitch Percy in an equally impressive performance. Josh Studham rounded of a good day for the club taking the points after a 30-22 triumph over Andrew Smith.
For the Lions Jeff Aworth prevailed 25-21 over Ashley Klose to give his club its only points.
West Lakes v Grange:
West Lakes continued its stellar start to the season taking 14 points after a 125-57 home defeat of Grange. The 68 shot win kept the Lakers at the top of the table nine points clear of Somerton after three rounds of action.
In what is a stunning score-line Craig Mills and his four prevailed 48-6 over fellow State player Marc Evans. It was obviously the day’s most telling result on a big day out for the Lakers. Mark Haines and his rink continued a great run of form with a 31-14 win over the previously unbeaten Ben Bowman. Kane Coulls and his four also won well grabbing the points after a 26-10 defeat of Carl Schapel.
For Grange Tyson Wilson took two points after a 27-20 triumph over James Gregory.
Payneham v Marion:
Payneham showed some of its quality taking 14 points after a 124-89 home win against Marion. It was an important home win for a side which has struggled in the early part of the season.
Anthony Treloar and his rink again played well finally getting over the line with a score-line of 37-17 against Ian Fyfe. Ben McDonnell skipped his four to a 33-15 defeat of the experienced Ken Holtham. Gabe Nardecchia and his rink prevailed 29-20 over Mason Kaufer in another good result.
For the Hurricanes Brandon Whiley and his four excelled in a 37-25 win over Aussie Cunningham but were unable to affect the overall result.
Somerton v Salisbury:
In a tight game, Salisbury banked 12 points after prevailing 102-94 at Somerton. It was an important away win for the northern side which ended the day in fifth spot on the ladder.
Simon Dorr and his rink again played well in a 33-23 defeat of David Eiffe. It was a match-winning performance and Dorr’s form and focus this year has been a big reason that the club sit’s comfortably in the top five. After a dog fight, Luke Pietersma and his four walked off the green with a 24-23 win over the in-form Scott Taylor.
For the Seagulls Steve Dennis defeated Dale Robertson 25-23 and Nathan Pedersen prevailed 23-22 over Rhys Taylor.
Division One has always been a super competitive competition. Often the teams playing are their club’s top side and this year nothing has changed. You can bet that there will plenty of action right through to round 18.
Woodville v Tranmere:
Woodville moved to fifth spot on the ladder after 113-60 home win against Tranmere on Saturday. It was an important success for the club which has won twice in the first three games.
Vincenzo Dimasi skipped his rink to a 36-10 win against Rodney Egge in what was a match-defining performance. Michael Haywood and his four were equally impressive prevailing 30-15 over Graham Young. Salvatore Marafioti wrapped up a good day for the club taking the points after a 27-10 defeat of Robin McKnight.
For Tranmere club stalwart, John Feddersen prevailed 25-20 over Mark Hanrahan to give his club its only points.
Henley v Brighton:
Henley moved to second spot on the ladder two points shy of Toorak/Burnside after an 81-66 14 point home win against Brighton. The Sharks remain unbeaten through three rounds of competition.
Tim Dodds and his rink led the way prevailing 21-9 over Brad Napper in the day’s best performance. James Bodnar skipped his four to an 18-14 defeat of Neil McCollam in a tight contest. On the third rink, the game between Shark Brad Pech and Mark Green went down to the wire with Pech getting over the line 23-22.
For Brighton John Smith prevailed 21-19 over Jeff Marsh to earn his club its only points.
Hawthorn v Lockleys:
Hawthorn sits in third spot on the ladder after a hard-fought 80-78 home win against Lockleys on Saturday. In the split rink match, the Hawks pocketed 12 points and the Eagles 4 points.
Brett Willcox skipped his rink to a 22-12 defeat of Theo Katsivas in what was a match-winning performance. Michael Lodge and his four also had a big say in the result prevailing 24-18 over the in-form Ashley Halls. For Lockleys Robbie Flavel did best with a 28-16 defeat of Steve Packer. On another day such a score-line may well have helped his side get over the line.
Fred Kovaleff and his four also took the points after prevailing 20-18 over Vic Magoch.
Happy Valley v Rosewater:
Over a number of years, games between the Valley and the Shrikers have been uncompromising and hard-fought. On Saturday there were 10 points between the clubs with the Valley earning 13 points after a 76-66 win.
Harry Burgess skipped his rink to a 21-9 defeat of Allan Purnell to lead the way. Barry Fry also grabbed points after his four prevailed 19-18 over James Mader. In a tight encounter, Bob Shultz came away with an 18-18 draw with Trevor Pilkington.
For Rosewater Paul O’Dea got up 21-18 over Deb Fry.
Toorak/Burnside vs Morphett Vale:
Toorak/Burnside sits on top of the Ladder after an 80-75 home win against Morphett Vale. The club picked up 14 points and now sit two points clear of Henley.
In a tight game, Darren Niblett and his rink did best prevailing 20-13 over Lynton Modra. Guy Uren and his rink held their form to come away with a 20-17 win over Bob Webster. Trevor feast and his four outpointed John Munro 22-21.
For the Emus Mitch Walker did best prevailing 24-18 over Mike Hocking.
Kensington/Marryatville v Port Noarlunga:
Port Noarlunga moved to fifth on the ladder after a good 80- 75 14 point win at Kensington/Marryatville on Saturday. The Gulls have won two games of three played and this was a good one away from home.
Paul Probert skipped his rink to a 23-15 defeat of Greg Miller in the day’s most telling result. Harvey Jolly and four prevailed 24-18 over Jeanette Hill and Thomas Jolly 23-17 against Peter Douglas.
For Kensi Lawrie Cherghetta took the points after a 25-10 defeat of Ian Carter.
Marion v Henley:
Henley banked 14 points after a solid 91-61 win at Marion on Saturday.
It was an excellent win away from home with Darryl Lambert and his four the stand -out act. The foursome dominated its match against Ian Lane running out 36-8 winners. Jason Bodnar skipped his four to a 20-15 defeat of John Van Mierlo. Craig Green continued the good work banking points after prevailing 19-13 against Lindsay Mortimer.
For Marion Ted Hibberd earned his club’s only points after a 25-16 defeat of George Powell.
Ascot Park v Modbury:
Modbury came out firing on all cylinders and never let up taking 14 after an 80-67 win at Ascot Park on Saturday. It was an important away win for the Thunder which has won only one game from three starts.
Brenton Treverton led the way, skipping his rink to a 28-17 defeat of Col Watkins. Neil Martin and his four prevailed 16-13 over Scott Bennier in another good result. Allan Britcher also picked up points after a 19-17 triumph over Peter Scholefield.
For the Lions Geoff Coultas defeated Norb Kratz 20-17 to give his club its only points.
Salisbury v West Lakes:
Salisbury moved to the top of the table after prevailing 100-74 over West Lakes. The Northern club took 14 points from the good away win.
James Annandale skipped his rink to a 31-10 defeat of Barry Delbridge in the day’s best result. Matthew Hull and his four grabbed two points after a 29-18 win against Alistair Robertson. Mark Shard out pointed Peter Donoghue 23-17.
For the Lakers David Mullan skipped well in his rink’s 29-17 defeat of Eric Datsun.
Adelaide v Gawler:
Adelaide prevailed by the barest of margins grabbing 12 points from an 80-79 win against Gawler at home on Saturday. The Blues moved to fourth on the ladder after what has been a good start to the season.
Tristen Elgar skipped his rink to a 28-12 defeat of Leigh Roberts in a game-winning performance. Chris Firth and his four prevailed 21-16 over Phil Marsden.
For Gawler Daryl Kubisch almost did enough with his rink’s 28-13 win against Sandy Wallace. Darren Hunter banked two points after his four’s 23-18 triumph over Garry Benveniste.