Around the Greens

Saturday Open Competition Round 9

Another big round in the Saturday Open competitions with only two clubs across the grades remaining undefeated going in to Christmas.

Premier League:

Top 4 going into Round 9:

Grange        7 wins  1 losses     0 draws      99 points.

Modbury    7 wins   1 loss        0  draws      92 points.

Ascot Park  4 wins   4 losses    0 draws       74 points.

Club Holdfast  4 wins  3 losses 1 draw        70 points.

Ascot Park v West Lakes:

West Lakes moved to 6th spot on the ladder after prevailing 110-95 at Ascot Park. The Lakers grabbed 12 points from the split rink game.

Aaron Bremner skipped his rink to a 40-11 defeat of Sam Dietrich in a matching performance.

Mark Haines and his rink prevailed 29-20 against Mitch Percy in another telling result.

For Ascot Park Colin Harvey and his four got up 35-22 against Isaac Trenorden in a fine performance.

Anthony Treloar also bagged 2 points after a 29-19 success against James Gregory.

Ascot Park ended the day in 5th spot on the ladder with 4 wins for the season.

Henley v Modbury:

Henley put in its best performance of the season banking 12 points after a 95-82 home win against a powerful Modbury outfit. The club remains at the foot of the ladder with 2 wins for the season.

Tony Roberts skipped his four to a 28-12 win against Jose Gil in a match defining result.

Geoff Colins and his rink prevailed 33-22 against Gary Meekcoms in another telling performance.

For the Thunder Josh Thompson skipped his four to a 25-15 defeat of Jason Wholohan but was unable to affect the overall result.

John Nelson and his four also took points after a 23-19 success against Neil Miller.

Modbury remains in 2nd spot on the ladder with 7 wins for the season.

Somerton v Salisbury:

Somerton banked a full count of 16 points after a 123-69 home win against Salisbury. The club ended the day in 3rd spot on the ladder with 5 wins for the season.

With all rinks firing Scott Taylor skipped his four to a 36-12 defeat of Brenton Bain in the day’s most influential result.

Jeff Aworth and his rink were equally effective in a 35-21 success against Ken Willcox.

Steve Dennis and his four also played well in a 28-15 win against Simon Dorr.

On the fourth rink Nathan Pedersen and his rink continued a good run of form with a 24-21 success against Ross McConnell.

Salisbury ended the day in 9th spot on the ladder with 2 wins for the year.

Adelaide v Club Holdfast:

A revamped Club Holdfast combination grabbed an important 12 points after a 107-101 win at Adelaide. It was enough for Holdfast to sit in 4th spot on the ladder with 5 wins for the season.

Andrew Hill and his four prevailed 34-21 against Scott Thulborn in a match winning performance.

Jayden Zeller skipped his rink to a 29-23 success against Dale Robertson in another telling result.

For the Blues Tim Hicks and his four got up 34-25 against Craig Goldfinch but was unable to affect the overall result.

Andrew Feijen and his four prevailed 23-19 against Josh Studham.

Adelaide ended the day in 7th spot on the ladder with 4 wins for the season.   

Grange v Lockleys:

Grange banked an important 12 after a 100-91 home win against Lockleys. It was enough for the Dolphins to retain top spot on the ladder 15 points clear of second placed Modbury.

Tyson Wilson and his rink prevailed 29-20 against Chris Flavel in his club’s best performance for the day.

Nathan Black and his four also played well in a 29-20 win against Chris Flavel.

For Lockleys Robbie Flavel and his rink did best with a 24-20 success against Ben Bowman.

Ashley Halls and his four also played well in a 25-23 defeat of Craig Mills.

Lockleys ended the day in 8th spot on the ladder with 3 wins for the year.

Division One:

Top 4 going into round 9.

Hawthorn    8 wins    0  losses    no draws   116 points.

Woodville    6 wins    2 losses     no  draws     90 points.

Payneham   5 wins   3 losses     no draws       79 points.

Salisbury      5 wins   3 losses    no draws        69 points. 

Woodville v Hawthorn:

Hawthorn remains undefeated and sits 38 points clear at the top of the table after 120-60 -14 point win at Woodville.

Daren Niblett and his four prevailed 42-11 against Mark Hanrahan in a stunning performance.

Michael Lodge and his rink came away with a 30-10 success against Salvatore Marafioti in another telling result.

Brett Willcox skipped his four to a 29-13 defeat of Michael Haywood.

For Woodville Vincenzo Dimasi and his rink got up 26-19 against Steve Packer to give his club its only points.

Woodville ended the day in 2nd spot on the ladder with 6 wins for the season.

Marion v Rosewater:

Marion grabbed an important 13 points after a 100-56 home win against Rosewater. It saw the club move to 7th spot on the ladder with 4 wins for the season.

Mason Kaufer skipped his rink to a 36-13 defeat of Peter Schultz in the game’s most telling result.

Tony Devlin and his four prevailed 31-9 against Steve Thompson in another great performance.

Scott Andreassen and his rink fought hard all day before settling for a 17-17 draw with Allan Purnell.

For Rosewater, Paul O’Dea  grabbed two points after a 17-16 win against Ken Holtham.

Rosewater ended the day in 9th spot on the ladder with 2 wins for the year.

Salisbury v Morphett Vale:

Morphett Vale picked-up an important 12 points after an 80-72 win at Salisbury. It saw the club sitting in 8th spot on the ladder with 4 wins for the season.

Anthony Roberts skipped his rink to a 30-16 defeat of Ian Greenshields in a match winning result.

Graham Aitken and his rink fought hard all day before settling for an 18-18 draw with Geoff Nethercott.

John Munro and his four also came away with a draw of 16-16 with Matthew Hull.

For Salisbury Phillip McNally took two points after a 22-16 success against Tony Batchelor.

Salisbury ended the day in 5th spot on the ladder with 5 wins for the year.  

Modbury v Payneham:

Modbury banked an important 15 points after prevailing 78—63 at home against Payneham. It saw the club sitting in 6th spot on the ladder with 4 wins for the season.

In a close game overall Mitch Walker and his rink did best with a 21-13 defeat of Paul Uranjek.

Neil Martin skipped his four to a 20-16 success against Ben McDonnell.

John Cooper and his rink continued the good work prevailing 20-17 against Darren Siegertsz.

For Payneham Aussie Cunningham grabbed the Panther’s only point with a 17-17 draw with Tony Weir.

Payneham ended the day in 3rd spot on the ladder with 5 wins for the season.

Tranmere v Toorak/Burnside:

Tranmere banked 12 points after a 91-64 home win against Toorak Burnside. The 25 shot win saw the club moved to fourth spot on the ladder with 5 wins for the season.

In the split rink game Graham Young skipped his four to a 35-4 defeat of Mike Hocking in a match winning performance.

Peter Marshall and his four also played well in a 31-11 success against Trevor Feast.

For Toorak Guy Uren and his rink prevailed 26-9 against Edward Dolan in a solid performance.

Brian Jenkins and his four got up 23-16 against John Feddersen

Toorak/Burnside ended the day at the foot of the ladder with one win for the year.

Division Two:

Top 4 going into round 9:

Adelaide      8 wins      0 losses     0 draws     117 points.

Marion         6 wins      2 losses     0 draws     86 points.

Millswood   5 wins      2 losses      1 draw      78 points.

Happy Valley 5 wins   3 losses       0 draws    76 points.

Gawler v Adelaide:

Adelaide continued its unbeaten run grabbing 14 points after an 87-58 win at Gawler. It has been a great first half of the season for the Blues which now sit 32 points clear at the top of the table.

Chris Firth skipped his rink to a 25-14 defeat of Leigh Roberts in the game’s best result.

Alan Hurst and his rink prevailed 25-14 against Darren Hunter in another big result.

Sandy Wallace and her four also took points after an 18-14 win against Daryl Kubisch.

For Gawler Rod Squire and his rink came away with a 20-16 defeat of Richard Hooper to give the home side its only points.

Gawler now sits in 8th spot on the ladder with 3 wins for the season.

Brighton v Ascot Park:

Ascot Park put in a big performance banking a full count of 16 points after a 98-48 win at Brighton. It was enough to carry the club to 4th spot on the ladder with 4 wins and a draw for the season.

Robert Langford and his rink defeated Mark Green 30-6 in the day’s best result.

Andrew Smith skipped his four to a 27-12 success against John Smith in another big result.

On the third rink Steve Tarr and his rink prevailed 21-12 against Brian Noble.

Mark Lampshire and his four got up 20-18 against Carli Mitchell.

Brighton ended the day at the foot of the ladder with one win for the season.

Happy Valley v Henley:

Henley put in one of its better performances for the season banking 12 points after a tight 78-76 win at Happy Valley. The Sharks now sit in 9th spot on the ladder with 2 wins for the season.

Chris McConnell skipped his four to a 29-12 defeat of Peter Barrett in a match winning performance.

Geoff Coultas and his rink prevailed 17-13 against Avis Steer in another important result.

For the Valley Alan Dudley and his four came away with a 29-11 success against Sue Coultas but was unable to affect the overall result.

Colin Barker and his rink also took points after a 22-21 win against Terry Stringer.

The Valley now sits in 4th spot on the ladder with 5 wins for the season.

 Millswood v Beaumont:

Millswood pocketed 12 points after an 88-77 home win against Beaumont. The club now sits in 3rd spot on the ladder with 6 wins for the season.

Matthew Rossi and his rink prevailed 28-18 against Neville Kirby in an eye-catching performance.

Andrew Stasinowsky and his rink were equally effective in a 24-14 defeat of John Elwin.

For Beaumont John Bohner and his four came away with a 24-19 success against Eric Rossi.

Robert Ormston and his rink were equally effective in a 21-17 win against Glenn Pikelis.

Beaumont ended the day in 7th spot on the ladder with 3 wins for the season.

Port Noarlunga v Marion:

Marion put in the hard yards pocketing 13 points after an 86-69 win at Port Noarlunga. The result sees the Hurricanes sitting in 2nd spot on the ladder 32 points shy of Adelaide.

Lindsay Mortimer and his four prevailed 27-17 against Karlee Moffatt in the day’s most important result.

Ted Hibberd and his rink continued a good run of form with a 26-15 defeat of Rick Hilder.

For Port Noarlunga Anthony Moffatt and his four did best with an 18-14 success against Darryl Gray.

The game between Raymond Egan and Harvey Jolly ended in a 19-19 draw.

Port Noarlunga ended the day in 6th spot on the ladder with 4 wins for the season.

John Bevin

23th December 2021