Saturday’s Round 15 of the Saturday Open competitions was played in cold and wet conditions with plenty of damp greens. It did however take nothing away from another brilliant series and again many split rink games.
Payneham v Grange:
Payneham proved just too tough at home banking 12 points after a 97-92 win against Grange. However, despite the narrow victory the Panthers remain at the foot of the table on 71 points.
Aussie Cunningham skipped his four to a 28-14 defeat of Tyson Wilson in the club’s best result on the day.
In a great match-up Gabe Nardecchia and his four prevailed 24-18 against Wayne Ruediger.
For the Dolphins Marc Evans and his rink almost did enough with a 34-24 triumph over Chris Flavel.
Ben Bowman and his four also grabbed two points after a 26-21 defeat of Anthony Treloar.
The Dolphins ended the day in seventh spot on the Ladder.
Adelaide v Ascot Park:
For the Ascot Park Lions, it was a good day away from home. The club banked an important 13 points after a 94-76 win at Adelaide.
Most of the kudos must go to Andrew Smith and his rink which came away with a 33-15 defeat of Scott Thulborn.
Mitch Percy and his four prevailed 19-16 against Andrew Feijen in another positive result.
Col Harvey earned a point after a 24-24 draw with Adrian Green.
For the Blues Brett Davis triumphed 21-18 against Geoff Collins to give the club its only point.
Adelaide now sits in fourth spot on the ladder with 109 points.
Marion v West Lakes:
West Lakes continued its assault on the Premier League competition prevailing 96-80 against the Hurricanes at Marion. The Lakers banked 12 points from the split rink game and ended the day 30 points clear at the top of the table.
Mark Haines and his rink continue to fire taking the points after a 32-13 defeat of Brandon Whiley in the game’s most telling result.
The in-form Sam Dietrich and his four again went well in a 21-20 triumph over Ken Holtham.
For the Hurricanes Mason Kaufer skipped his rink to a 24-21 defeat of Craig Mills.
Scott Andreassen grabbed a point after a 23-22 win against James Gregory.
Marion now sits in eighth spot on the ladder just four points clear of the relegation zone.
Modbury v Salisbury:
Salisbury came up with a big result taking 14 points after a 98-72 success at Modbury.
It was an important win for the northern side which now sits in sixth spot on the ladder with 91 points.
Simon Dorr skipped his rink to a 30-16 defeat of Trent Ward in the day’s most telling result.
Luke Pietersma and his four prevailed 27-15 against Gary Meekcoms in another good performance.
Rhys Taylor and his rink fought hard all day before coming away with a 22-19 win against Jose Gil.
For the Thunder, which now sits in fifth spot on the ladder John Nelson triumphed 22-19 over Dale Robertson to earn the club its only points.
Club Holdfast v Somerton:
Somerton continued its good season banking 12 points after narrow 87-85 win at Club Holdfast. The Seagulls ended the day in third spot on the ladder 10 points shy of Holdfast.
In the split rink game Graham Soar and his rink did best with a 21-15 defeat of Josh Studham.
Scott Colvill and his four prevailed 27-24 against Matt Northcott to also earn points.
For Holdfast Ashley Klose defeated Nathan Pedersen 23-18 and Max Kleinig triumphed 23-21 over Scott Taylor.
Happy Valley v Lockleys:
Lockleys produced a great result prevailing 79-66 at Happy Valley and banking 14 points. The Eagles now sit in fifth spot on the ladder having won its sixth game for the season. The Valley dropped to the foot of the ladder.
In an even rink performance Brad Jansen and his four triumphed 22-12 against Harry Burgess in the day’s best result.
Ashley Halls and his rink prevailed 21-15 against Bob Schultz in another good performance.
Robbie Flavel also banked points from a 21-16 win against Danny Deed.
For the Valley Alan Dudley took two points after a 23-15 defeat of Peter Taylor.
Tranmere v Brighton:
Tranmere banked a full count of 16 points after a 91-66 home win against Brighton. The club ended the day in in eighth spot on the ladder after its fourth win for the season.
Graham Young and his four did well with a 28-18 win against Mark Green.
John Feddersen and his rink prevailed 24-15 against Tony Lock in the day’s most telling result.
Doug Jewels skipped his rink to an 18-14 defeat of Brad Napper.
Peter Damiani and his four triumphed 21-19 against Barry Walling to end a great day for the club.
Brighton ended the game in ninth spot on the ladder with three wins for the season.
Rosewater v Hawthorn:
Hawthorn won its eighth game of the season taking 15 points after an 84-53 win at Rosewater. The strong win carried the club to second spot on the ladder with eight wins for the season.
Darren Niblett skipped his rink to a 24-7 defeat of Paul Hagan in the game’s most telling result.
Vic Magoch and his four prevailed 22-14 against Peter Schultz in another good result.
Brett Willcox also got up to the tune of 21-15 against Paul O’Dea.
Michael Lodge fought hard all day before coming away with a 17-17 draw with James Mader.
Woodville v Morphett Vale:
Morphett Vale produced a big result grabbing 12 points after a 76-71 success at Woodville. The Emus moved to sixth spot on the ladder after its seventh win for the year. Woodville ended the day in fourth spot.
John Munro and his four did best with a 24-12 triumph over Salvatore Marafioti.
Alistair Reid skipped his rink to a 21-13 defeat of Vincenzo Dimasi.
For Woodville Michael Haywood and his four triumphed 26-15 over Mitch Walker.
Tom Ellis and his rink prevailed 20-16 against Lynton Modra.
Henley v Toorak/Burnside:
Toorak/Burnside played well in an 82-80 defeat of top side Henley at Henley. The club ended the day in third spot on the ladder after its ninth win for the season.
In a split rink game Trevor Feast and his rink did best taking the points after a strong 26-19 defeat of Simon Barriga.
Guy Uren and his four again played well in a 25-19 win against James Bodnar.
For the Sharks which still lead the competition Brad Pech and his rink again played well in a 24-15 success against Ashley Hole.
Neil Miller won a tight one 18-16 against Brian Jenkins.
Salisbury v Modbury:
The game between Salisbury and Modbury was postponed because of the wet weather and will be played next Friday night.
Port Noarlunga v Henley:
Port Noarlunga banked 12 points after an 80-69 home win against Henley. The 11 shot win carried the southern club to sixth spot on the ladder after its sixth win for the season. Henley ended the day in seventh.
For the Gulls Paul Probert skipped his rink to a 27-10 defeat of George Powell in a match defining result.
Karlee Moffatt continued to impress in her four’s 23-13 win against Tim Dodds.
For Henley, which ended the day in seventh spot on the ladder James Buttfield did best with a 25-12 triumph over Harvey Jolly.
Ian Miller again played well in his rink’s 21-18 defeat of Anthony Moffatt.
West Lakes v Ascot Park:
Ascot Park played its best game for the year prevailing 90-59 at West Lakes and taking a full count of 16 points. It moved the Lions to third spot on the ladder with eight wins for the season.
Robert Langford skipped his four to a 21-7 defeat of Philip Bonsell in the day’s best result.
Peter Scholefield and his rink were equally effective in a 26-18 triumph over David Mullen.
Scott Bennier skipped his four to a 23-16 win against Peter Donoghue in another solid result.
Geoff Coultas ended a great day with a 20-18 success against Ian Beasley.
Kensington/Marryatville v Gawler:
Kensington/Marryatville also played at its peak banking 16 points after an 84-60 home win against Gawler. The central club ended the day in eighth spot on the ladder after securing its fifth win for the season.
With all rinks playing well Lawrie Gherghetta and his four prevailed 22-11 against Darren Hunter to lead the way.
Jeanette Hill and her rink again played well in a 24-18 success against Daryl Kubisch.
Russell Miller skipped his four to a 22-17 win against Leigh Roberts and Peter Douglas got up 16-14 against Phil Marsden.
Marion v Adelaide:
Marion secured an important 85-76 home win against Adelaide and took 12 points from the split rink game. The Hurricanes ended the game at the foot of the ladder but in touch with the two sides above them. Adelaide remains in second spot.
David Bell and his rink prevailed 30-11 against Stuart Lea in what was a match winning performance.
Damien Schifilliti and his four came away with a 19-16 defeat of Sandy Wallace.
For the Blues Chris Firth and his four triumphed 29-17 over Ted Hibberd and Garry Benveniste 20-19 against Lindsay Mortimer.