Around the Greens

Saturday Open Pennants Round 13.

This season has tested even the toughest of our clubs, players, committees and greenkeepers and what I have seen over the months is the will to keep our sport moving forward. Saturday’s Open pennant competition was forecast with high temperatures and we therefore had a 9.15 am start. Depending on where each Club’s BOM reference point was, for checking the rising temperatures throughout the day, all matches finished early with the playing format reduced to 18 ends per match.

In the Premier League West Lakes continued its winning ways with 14 point win at home against Salisbury but the other four games, for the Clubs that were currently in the top 5 half of the ladder, were won by clubs in lower half of the ladder. You will see from the match reports that it was a fascinating round 13.   

Premier League:

Club Holdfast v Grange:

On a hot day at Grange the Dolphins secured 12 points after a 64-60 win at Club Holdfast. It was a win that the club desperately needed and pulled the Club out of the relegation zone.

In a classic match up Wayne Ruediger skipped his rink to a 21-14 defeat of Josh Studham in the day’s best result.

Tyson Wilson and his four played well in a 15-9 triumph over Max Kleinig.

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

For Holdfast which stay in second spot, Ashley Klose and his four did best with a 20-14 win against Marc Evans.

Matt Northcott prevailed 17-14 against Ben Bowman.

 Modbury v Ascot Park:

Ascot Park put together its best performance of the season taking 12 points after a 72-57 win against the Thunder at Modbury. The Lions now sit in eighth spot on the ladder.

Mitch Percy skipped his four to a 22-11 win against Gary Meekcoms in what was a key performance.

Jeff Aworth and his rink prevailed 22-12 against Pat McGuinness to also bank points.

For the Thunder, Trent Ward and his four defeated Andrew Smith 18-14 and John Nelson prevailed 16-14 against Ben Hastie.

The northern side sits in fourth spot on the ladder.

Somerton v Marion:

Marion performed at its peak banking 14 points after a 77-50 win at Somerton. The Hurricanes ended the day in sixth spot on the ladder.

Scott Andreassen skipped his rink to a 25-8 defeat of Graham Soar to lead the way.

Mason Kaufer and his four prevailed 20-8 against Steve Foster.

The experienced Ken Holtham and his rink also banked points after an 18-11 success against Scott Taylor.

For the Seagulls Nathan Pedersen and his four triumphed 23-14 against Paul Noble to give the club its only points.

West Lakes v Salisbury:

West Lakes continued its stellar season prevailing 76-60 against Salisbury at home and banking 14 points. The Lakers ended the day in top spot on the ladder with 140 points from 10 wins.

Having taken over the responsibility of skipping a rink over the last three weeks Sam Dietrich did best with a 22-7 defeat of Ross McConnell.

Mark Haines won a tight one 18-16 against Luke Pietersma.

James Gregory played well in his rink’s 18-17 win against Simon Dorr.

For Salisbury, which ended the day in seventh spot, Dale Robertson triumphed 20-18 against Craig Mills.

Payneham v Adelaide:

Payneham fought hard before coming away with a 65-63 win against Adelaide at home. The Panthers banked 12 points from the split rink game but remain in ninth spot on the ladder.

Chris Flavel skipped his rink to a 21-14 defeat against Scott Thulborn in the club’s best result.

Aussie Cunningham and his four prevailed 17-14 against Andrew Feijen.

For the Blues Adrian Green skipped his rink to a 22-15 defeat of Anthony Treloar.

Brett Davis also banked points after a 13-12 win against Gabe Nardecchia.  

Division One:

Henley v Lockleys:

Henley banked 12 points after a nail biting 73-72 home win against Lockleys. The one shot win carried the Sharks 18 points clear at the top of the ladder.

Brad Pech skipped his four to a 26-14 defeat Peter Thaler in a match winning performance.

Simon Barriga and his rink prevailed 19-17 against Ashley Halls to also take the two points.

For the Eagles Robbie Flavel triumphed 21-13 over Neil Miller and Brad Jansen 20-15 against James Bodnar.

Woodville v Brighton:

Woodville secured 14 points after an 85-56 home win against Brighton. After the win the club now sits in second spot on a competitive ladder.

Tom Ellis skipped his rink to a game busting 38-11 triumph over Barry Walling in the day’s best result.

Salvatore Marafioti and his four prevailed 20-17 against Brad Napper.

Michael Haywood also took points after a 15-13 defeat of Tony Lock.

For Brighton Mark Green defeated Vincenzo Dimasi 15-12 to give his club its only points.

Toorak/Burnside v Rosewater:

Toorak/Burnside grabbed 12 points after a 70-66, split rink home win against Rosewater. The club ended the day in fourth spot on the ladder with seven wins.

Guy Uren skipped his rink to a 22-15 defeat of Jackie Field in the day’s best result.

Trevor feast and his four triumphed 20-15 over Steve Thompson.

For Rosewater which the ended the day in seventh spot James Mader did best with a 21-15 defeat of Mike Hocking.

Trevor Pilkington prevailed 15-13 against Ashley Hole.

 Hawthorn v Morphett Vale:

Hawthorn, which now sits in third spot on the ladder prevailed 68-46 against Morphett Vale and banked a full count of 16 points.

With all rinks firing Michael Lodge skipped his four to a 20-11 defeat of Lynton Modra to lead the way.

Darren Niblett and his rink prevailed 18-12 against Mitch Walker.

Vic Magoch triumphed 16-12 over John Munro and Brett Willcox won 14-11 over Alistair Reid.

Happy Valley v Tranmere:

Happy Valley played well in a 75-62-14 point home win against Tranmere. The club still remains in ninth spot on the ladder.

Bob Schultz and his four did best prevailing 20-12 against John Feddersen.

Harry Burgess and his rink triumphed 21-17 over Graham Young.

Danny Deed and his four also took points after a 19-17 defeat of Peter Damiani.

For Tranmere Rodney Egge defeated Barry Fry 16-15 to earn the club its only points.

Tranmere ended the day in eighth spot on the ladder.

Division Two:

Marion v Modbury:

Marion put in its best performance of the season banking 13 points after a 67-64 home win against Modbury. The Hurricanes now sit in ninth spot on the ladder.

Ted Hibberd skipped his four to a 15-9 defeat of Allan Britcher in the club’s best result.

David Bell and his rink prevailed 17-13 against John Morris.

Lindsay Mortimer picked up a point after a 20-20 draw with Brenton Treverton.

For the Thunder John Cooper took the points after a 22-15 defeat of Damien Schifilliti.

Modbury still retains third spot on the ladder.  

Kensington v Henley:

Kensington/Marryatville took 14 points after an 82-51 home win against Henley.  Despite the win the club is still in 10th spot on the ladder.

Lawrie Gherghetta skipped his four to a 25-10 defeat of George Powell in the day’s best result.

Russell Miller and his four prevailed 23-10 against Sam Mezzini.

Peter Douglas added to the points tally with 22-9 triumph over Tim Dodds.

For the Sharks Ian Miller defeated Jeanette Hill 22-12 in a good performance.

Adelaide v West Lakes:

Adelaide once again showed how difficult they can be by winning a split rink game 71-69 and banking 12 points at home against West Lakes. The Blues retain second spot on the ladder.

Garry Benveniste skipped his four to a 24-16 defeat of Alistair Robertson.

Chris Firth and his rink prevailed 19-13 against David Mullan.

For the Lakers Peter Donoghue and his four got up 19-10 against Stuart Lea and Phillip Bonsell 21-18 against Sandy Wallace.

 Ascot Park v Gawler:

Ascot Park put in a big performance taking 16 points after an 89-47 win over Gawler. It was enough to take the Lions to fourth spot on the ladder.

Peter Scholefield skipped his rink to a 29-13 defeat of Daryl Kubisch in the day’s best result.

Geoff Coultas and his four prevailed 23-12 against Darren Hunter.

Scott Bennier took the points after a 17-9 win against Phil Marsden and Robert Langford beat Leigh Roberts 20-13.

Salisbury v Port Noarlunga:

Salisbury skipped 11 points clear at the top of the table after a 79-52, 15point home win against Port Noarlunga.

Mark Shard skipped his four to a 25-13 win against Anthony Moffatt to lead the way.

Gerald Phillips and his rink triumphed 22-11 over Harvey Jolly.

Shaun Sayers also banked points from an 18-14 success against Paul Probert.

While Eric Datsun fought out a draw of 14-14 with Karlee Moffatt’s rink.

John Bevin

24th January 2021