Around the Greens

Saturday Open Pennants Round 12

A high percentage of games in round 12 of the Saturday Open competitions were completed despite constant rain and windy conditions. The exceptions were the Premier League between Henley and Grange at Henley which was called off without a bowl being delivered and the Division One game between Salisbury and Woodville at Salisbury. Both matches will be played next Friday. Whatever happens, Grange would be unlucky to lose its top position as it sits 15 points clear with the round 12 game in hand. The completion of these games will see us two-thirds of the way through the regular season.

The following are my match reports and comments.  

Premier League:

Adelaide v West Lakes:

Adelaide put in a great performance banking 14 points after a 93-79 home win against West Lakes. At the end of the day, the Blues sat in 6th spot on the ladder with 6 wins for the season.

Tim Hicks skipped his four to a 25-18 defeat of Mark Haines in the day’s best result.

Brett Davis and his rink prevailed 28-22 against Aaron Bremner.

Laini McGorman and her four also took points after a 20-17 success against James Gregory.

For the Lakers Isaac Trenorden and his rink won a tight one 22-20 against Andrew Feijen to give the club its only points.

West Lakes now sits in 7th spot on the ladder with 5 wins for the year.

Club Holdfast v Salisbury:

Club Holdfast continued its good run of form downing Salisbury 97-81 and banking a valuable 12 points. It was enough for the team to move to 2nd spot on the ladder with 8 wins and a draw for the year.

Much of the credit can go to Ashley Klose and his four who defeated Ken Willcox 31-16 in the day’s most telling result.

Matt Northcott skipped his rink to a 25-16 defeat of Rhys Taylor.

For Salisbury Simon Dorr and his four prevailed 26-22 against Jayden Zeller.

Matthew Hull also banked points after a 23-19 win against Graig Goldfinch.

The northern club now sits in 9th spot on the ladder with 3 wins for the season.

Modbury v Lockleys:

Modbury moved to 4th spot on the ladder after a 99-73 – 12 points win at home against Lockleys. The Thunder have won 8 games for the season.

In the split rink game, Gary Meekcoms and his rink prevailed 34-12 against Theo Katsivas in the game’s most telling result.

Josh Thompson skipped his four to a 24-18 defeat of Chris Flavel

For the Eagles Gabe Nardecchia and his rink defeated John Nelson 22-21.

Robbie Flavel skipped his four to a 21-20 success against Jose Gil.

The club now sits in 8th spot on the ladder with 4 wins for the year.

Henley v Grange:

Game deferred.

Somerton v Ascot Park:

Somerton sits in 3rd spot on the ladder after a 106-79 14 points home win against Ascot Park.

Steve Dennis skipped his four to a 33-20 win against Sam Denton in the game’s most telling result.

Nathan Peddersen and his rink prevailed 26-20 against Mitch Percy in another good result.

Scott Taylor and his four also played well in a 25-16 success against Col Harvey.

For the Lions Anthony Treloar and his rink prevailed 23-22 to give the club its only points.

Ascot Park now sits in 6th spot on the ladder with 6 wins for the year.

Division One:

Modbury v Hawthorn:

Hawthorn remain undefeated and sit 58 points clear at the top of the table after a 72-61 12points win at Modbury. It has been an excellent season thus far for a talented Hawks combination.

Alex Gebert and his rink prevailed 24-11 against Neil Martin in the day’s most telling result.

Darren Niblett and his four came away with a 20-13 win against Mitch Walker.

For the Thunder John Cooper and his rink did best with a 21-14 defeat of Steve Packer.

Allan Britcher and his four also picked up points after a 16-14 success against Brett Willcox.

Modbury ended the day in 5th spot on the ladder with 6 wins for the year.

Payneham v Morphett Vale:

Payneham moved to 3rd spot on the ladder after a 91-65 15 points home win against Morphett Vale. The Panthers have now won 7 games for the season.

Darren Siegertz skipped his rink to a 24-11 defeat of Graham Aitken in the day’s most telling result.

Mark Bowman and his four also played well prevailing 25-16 against Tony Batchelor.

Aussie Cunningham and his rink came away with a 23-19 success against John Munro.

For the Emus Anthony Roberts and his four fought hard for a 19-19 draw with Ben McDonnell to give the club its only point.

Morphett Vale ended the day in 9th spot on the ladder with 4 wins for the season.

Rosewater v Toorak/Burnside:

Rosewater sits in 8th spot on the ladder after a 64-46 14 points home win against Toorak/Burnside. The club has now won 4 games for the season.

Trevor Pilkington skipped his rink to a 20-8 defeat of Trevor Feast to lead the way.

Peter Schultz and his four prevailed 15-8 against Brian Jenkins in another good performance.

Allan Purcell and his rink got up 16-13 against Albert Kruimel.

For Toorak Guy Uren and his four came away with a 17-13 win against Craig Green to give the club its only points.

The club remains at the foot of the table with one win for the season.

Marion v Tranmere:

Marion Moved to 4th spot on the ladder after an 88-53 14 points home win against Tranmere. The Hurricanes have won 7 games from 12 starts for the season.

Mason Kauffer and his rink again played well in a 29-9 success against John Feddersen.

Ken Holtham and his four prevailed 26-9 against Graham Young.

Scott Andreassen and his rink got up 19-17 against Roger Kairl.

For Tranmere Peter Marshall and his rink came away with an 18-14 win against Tony Devlin.

The club ended the day in 7th spot on the ladder with 5 wins for the season.

Salisbury v Woodville:

Game deferred.

Division Two:

Millswood v Adelaide:

Millswood sits in third spot on the ladder after a stunning 75-53 14 points

 home win against the previously unbeaten Adelaide. The club has now won 8 games for the season and also picked up a draw.

Enio Rossi skipped his rink to a 26-9 defeat of Chris Firth in the day’s best result.

Geoff Kennedy and his four prevailed 19-10 against Sandy Wallace in another good performance.

Matthew Rossi skipped his rink to a 16-12 success against Richard Hooper to also bank points.

For Adelaide Alan Hurst and his four got up 22-14 against Andrew Stasinowsky to give the club its only points.

The Blues stayed on top of the ladder still 30 points clear of second placed Marion.

Beaumont v Henley:

Beaumont moved to 7th on the ladder after a 61-43 12 points home win against Henley.

The club has recorded 5 wins for the year.

In the split rink game John Whelan skipped his four to a 23-6 defeat of Colin Turci in the day’s best result.

John Bohner and his rink defeated Bill Harman 16-12 to lead the way.

For Henley Steve Franks and his four got up 13-11 against John Elwin to also bank points.

Daryl Lambert and his rink prevailed 12-11 against Robert Ormston.

The Sharks ended the day in 9th spot on the ladder with 3 wins for the season.

 Ascot Park v Marion:

The Ascot Park rinks played out of their skins in an 84-57 16 points home win against Marion. The Lions moved to 4th spot on the ladder with 6 wins and 1 draw for the season.

Scott Bennier skipped his four to a 27-9 defeat of Lindsay Mortimer in the game’s most telling result.

Peter Scholefield and his rink prevailed 22-16 against Raymond Egan in another good result.

Riina Bradbrook and her four again played well taking the points after a hard fought 19-17 success against Ted Hibberd.

Robert Langford ended a great afternoon with close 16-15 defeat of Darryl Gray.

The Hurricanes ended the day in 2nd spot on the ladder with 9 wins for the season.  

Brighton v Port Noarlunga:

Port Noarlunga pulled out all the stops with a 97-48 – 16 points win at Brighton. The southern club now sits in 6th spot on the ladder with 5 wins and a draw over the season.

Harvey Jolly skipped his four to a 29-8 defeat of John Smith.

In-form Anthony Moffatt and his rink prevailed 30-10 against Tony Lock in another good performance.

Karlee Moffatt and her four got up 19-14 against Carli Mitchell to also bank points.

Thomas Jolly finished off a great day with a hard fought 19-16 win against Darrell Fishpool.

Brighton now sits at the foot of the ladder with just the 2 wins for the year.

Happy Valley v Gawler:

Happy Valley sits in 5th spot on the ladder after an important 60-55 12 points win against Gawler. The Valley has now won 6 games for the season.

In the split rink game, Peter Barrett and his four did best with a 23-9 defeat of Leigh Roberts.

Avis Steer and her rink prevailed 15-9 against Rod Squire in an important result.

For Gawler Darren Hunter and his four got up 20-9 against Colin Barker but was unable to affect the overall result.

Daryl Kubisch and his rink came away with a 17-13 defeat of Alan Dudley.

The northern club ended the day in 8th spot on the ladder with 4 wins for the season.

John Bevin

23rd January 2022