Round 14 for all three of the top divisions of the Saturday Open competitions was critical for most clubs. Those in the top five or six positions are looking for a final’s spot and those around the relegation zone are looking for some good results to avoid demotion.
Grange v Modbury:
Grange produced its best result of the season banking 14 points after a 125-79 14point home win against Modbury. The result carried the Dolphins to sixth spot on the ladder with 80 points.
Much of the credit must go to Tyson Wilson and his four which prevailed 47-16 against Pat McGuinness in a sensational result.
Young skip Ben Bowman skipped his rink to a 38-6 defeat of John Nelson in another stunning effort.
Mark Evans also banked two points after a 25-22 triumph over Trent Ward.
For the Thunder Gary Meekcoms and his rink played well all day in a 35-15 success against Wayne Ruediger to give the club its only points. On another day such a result may well have had a positive impact on the overall result.
Salisbury v Club Holdfast:
Club Holdfast took an important 12 points after a 113-87 win at Salisbury. The club ended the day in second spot on the ladder with 131 points 22 points shy of West Lakes.
Josh Studham and his rink stood out with a 33-14 defeat of the experienced Luke Pietersma in the day’s most telling result.
Matt Northcott skipped his four to a 34-18 triumph over Dale Robertson.
For the Thunder, Simon Dorr took the points after a 27-21 defeat of Max Kleinig and Rhys Taylor prevailed 28-25 against Ashley Klose.
Modbury ended the day in fifth spot on the ladder with 98 points.
Somerton v West Lakes:
West Lakes went to 153 points on the ladder after a 98-83 13point win at Somerton. The club is averaging 13 points a game and has lost only once this year.
Mark Haines skipped his rink to a 31-22 triumph over David Eiffe in the day’s best result.
Craig Mills and his four played well in a 23-18 success against Graham Soar.
Sam Dietrich continued his good for coming away with a 21-21 draw with Scott Taylor.
For the Seagulls which now sit in third spot on the ladder Nathan Pedersen and his four prevailed 26-18 against James Gregory.
Ascot Park v Payneham:
In a battle between the bottom two sides Ascot Park banked a valuable 13 points after an 88-83 home win against Payneham.
Mitch Percy skipped his rink to a 25-21 success over Gabe Nardecchia in the day’s most telling result.
Geoff Collins and his four prevailed 22-19 against Anthony Treloar to grab a valuable two points.
Andrew Smith and his rink came away with a 21-21 draw with Aussie Cunningham.
For the Panthers, Chris Flavel and his four took two points after a 22-20 win against Ben Hastie.
Marion v Adelaide:
Adelaide sits in fourth spot on the ladder with 106 points after a 94-80 15point win at Marion.
Scott Thulborn and his rink prevailed 28-21 against Brandon Whiley in the game’s most telling result.
Adrian Green and his four triumphed 24-18 against the experienced Ken Holtham in another good outing.
Andrew Feijen grabbed a close win of 19-18 over Mason Kaufer.
Brett Davis and his rink fought hard all day before coming away with a 23-23 draw with Scott Andreassen.
The Hurricanes finished the game in seventh spot on the ladder with 78 points.
Lockleys v Woodville:
Lockleys now sits in fifth spot on the ladder after a hard fought 75-71 success against Woodville at home. The Eagles banked 11 points from the outing.
Ashley Halls and his rink led the way with a 26-12 defeat of Salvatore Marafioti in the game’s most telling result.
Robbie Flavel and his four fought hard all day before finishing with a 20-20 draw with Michael Haywood.
For Woodville Tom Ellis and his rink did best with a 20-12 win against Brad Jansen.
Vincenzo Dimasi and his four prevailed 19-17 against Peter Thaler.
Woodville ended the day in second spot on the ladder with 122 points.
Morphett v Henley:
Top of the table Henley again produced the goods prevailing 104-57 at Morphett Vale and taking an important 15 points. The Sharks now sit 28 points clear at the top.
In a Shark side that looks the goods Neil Miller and his rink triumphed 33-9 over John Munro in the day’s leading result.
Simon Barriga skipped his four to a 30-12 defeat of Mitch Walker in another telling performance.
Brad Pech continued a good run of form taking the points after a 22-17 win against Lynton Modra.
James Bodnar fought hard before coming away with a 19-19 draw with Alistair Reid.
Toorak/Burnside v Hawthorn:
Toorak/Burnside banked an important 12 points after prevailing 77-74 against Hawthorn at home. The club now sits in third spot on the ladder with 120 points two points shy of Woodville.
In the split rink game Guy Uren and his four did best with a 25-15 defeat of Vic Magoch.
Trevor Feast skipped his rink to a 19-15 success against Michael Lodge in another good result.
For the Hawks, who now sit in fourth spot on the ladder Darren Niblett and his four prevailed 24-16 against Ashley Hole in the club’s best result.
Brett Willcox came home well in a 20-17 defeat of Brian Jenkins.
Brighton v Happy Valley:
Ninth placed Brighton picked up its third win for year prevailing 90-74 against Happy Valley at home and banking 12 points. It was an important result as the club looks to drag itself out of the relegation zone.
Tony Lock skipped his rink to a 29-11 win against Bill Hughes to lead the way.
Brad Napper and his four prevailed 24-19 against Danny Deed in another good performance.
For the Valley, which now sits in 10th spot on the ladder Harry Burgess and his rink triumphed 19-15 over Mark Green.
Alan Dudley played well in his four’s 25-22 win against Barry Walling.
Rosewater v Tranmere
Rosewater picked up its fifth win for the season prevailing 96-66 against Tranmere at home and grabbing 14 points. The Shrikers ended the day in sixth spot on the ladder and Tranmere in eighth.
James Mader skipped his four to a 31-14 defeat of Peter Damiani in the club’s most telling result.
Paul Hagan and his rink triumphed 22-11 over John Feddersen.
Peter Schultz played well in his four’s 26-22 win against Richard Ellis.
For Tranmere Graham Young fought hard in his rink’s 19-17 defeat of Paul O’Dea.
Modbury v Kensington/Marryatville:
Kensington/Marryatville played one of its best games for the season prevailing 74-71 at Modbury and banking an important 12 points.
Peter Douglas skipped his four to a 25-17 defeat of Brenton Treverton in the club’s best result.
Lawrie Gherghetta and his rink recorded a 17-12 success against Allan Britcher.
For the Thunder John McKnight and his four triumphed 25-16 against Russell Miller
John Cooper skipped his rink to a 17-16 narrow win against Jeanette Hill.
Gawler v Marion:
Gawler picked up it seventh win for the season triumphing 81-76 and taking 12 points at home against Marion. The northern club ended the day in fourth spot on the ladder with 107 points.
Phil Marsden skipped his rink to a 26-19 defeat of Ted Hibberd in the club’s best result.
Daryl Kubisch and his four triumphed 22-15 against Damien Schifilliti.
For the Hurricanes which now sit in ninth Lindsay Mortimer got up 23-17 against Leigh Roberts and David Kurtz 19-16 against Darren Hunter.
Adelaide v Ascot Park:
Adelaide fought hard and got required result prevailing 78-69 and banking 14 points against Ascot Park at home. The Blues now sit atop the ladder with 119 points.
Chris Firth skipped his rink to a 26-18 win against Geoff Coultas in the club’s best result.
Garry Benveniste and four triumphed 24-16 against Robert Langford.
Sandy Wallace won a tight one 16-13 against Peter Scholefield.
For the Lions who ended the day in fifth spot Scott Bennier and his four prevailed 22-12 against Stuart Lea.
Henley v Salisbury:
Henley sits in sixth spot on the ladder after a hard fought 81-61 home win against Salisbury. The Sharks banked an important 14 points from the game.
George Powell skipped his rink to a 24-13 win against Eric Datson in the day’s best result.
Ian Miller and his four came away with a 24-15 triumph over Ross McConnell.
Tim Dodds and his rink also played well in a 19-15 defeat of Mark Shard.
For Salisbury Shaun Sayers banked two points after prevailing 18-14 against Sam Mezzini.
West Lakes v Port Noarlunga:
Port Noarlunga sits in eighth on the ladder after a 77-72 14point away win at West Lakes.
Paul Probert skipped his four to a 26-17 win against Alistair Robertson in the game’s best result.
Karlee Moffatt and her rink prevailed 23-18 against Peter Donoghue.
Anthony Moffatt got up 18-14 against David Mullan.
For the Lakers Phillip Bonsell and his rink defeated Harvey Jolly 22-10
31st January 2021