Around the Greens

Saturday Open Pennants Round 16

Round 16 of the Saturday open competition offered plenty at both ends of the table in all three divisions. There are so many clubs in all three divisions which needed good wins to either drag themselves out of the relegation zone or vie for a finals spot.

There were many great performances including another win for West Lakes at Club Holdfast in a high scoring game. Having lost only one game this season the Lakers now sit 38 points clear at the top of the table.

Premier League:

Somerton v Modbury:

Somerton moved to third spot on the ladder after a 108-78 home win against Modbury. The Seagulls banked 14 points from the outing as the players continued to impress.

Nathan Pedersen skipped his rink to a 31-16 defeat of Jose Gil in the day’s most telling result.

Graham Soar and his four prevailed 28-17 against Trent Ward in another excellent performance.

Scott Colvill skipped his rink to a 25-18 win against Gary Meekcoms.

For the Thunder John Nelson and his four gabbed two points after defeating Scott Taylor 27-24.

The northern club ended the day in fifth spot on the ladder having won seven games for the season.

West Lakes v Club Holdfast:

The highly anticipated game between West Lakes and Club Holdfast at West Lakes went the way of the home side 108-100 in a split rink game. However, despite the loss Holdfast retained second spot on the ladder 38 points shy of the Lakers.

The 8 shot win came courtesy of a 37-16 win for James Gregory and his four against Ashley Klose in match winning performance.

Sam Dietrich continued to impress skipping his rink to a 26-22 defeat of Josh Studham. He remains undefeated since taking up a skipper’s role.

For Holdfast Max Kleinig and his four prevailed 32-21 against Craig Mills and Matt Northcott came away with a 30-24 win against Mark Haines.

Ascot Park v Marion:

A struggling Lions outfit earned some relief banking a full count of 16 points after a 100-83 home success against Marion. The Lions ended the day in eighth spot on the ladder, one point shy of Salisbury.

In an even performance across all four rinks Col Harvey and his four did best with a 26-20 defeat of Brandon Whiley.

Mitch Percy skipped his four to a 29-23 win against Scott Andreassen.

Andrew Smith and his rink also banked two points after a 24-20 triumph over Ken Holtham.

On the final rink Jeff Aworth and his four prevailed 21-20 against Mason Kaufer.

Marion ended the day at the foot of the table and looking for a couple of good wins to stay in the Premier League for next season.

 Salisbury v Payneham:

Payneham banked 12 points after a heart stopping 90-89 home win against Salisbury. Despite the positive result the Panthers remain in ninth spot on the ladder and looking for more of the same over the remainder of the minor rounds.

Gabe Nardecchia skipped his four to a 27-15 triumph over Simon Dorr in a match winning performance.

Aussie Cunningham and his rink also had a say prevailing 21-20 against Rhys Taylor.

For Salisbury, which now sits in 7th spot Dale Robertson and his four triumphed 27-19 over Anthony Treloar and almost stole the show.

Luke Pietersma also picked up two points after a 27-23 win against Chris Flavel.     

Grange v Adelaide:

Grange sits in sixth spot on the ladder after a 94-83 12 point home win against Adelaide. It keeps the Dolphins alive in the race for a finals spot.

The eleven shot win came courtesy of a 34-12 win for Wayne Ruediger and his rink over Andrew Feijen in a match winning performance.

Ben Bowman and his four prevailed 25-20 against Adrian Green and grabbed an important two points.

For the Blues Brett Davis again showed his fighting spirit skipping his rink to a 32-17 defeat of Marc Evans.

Scott Thulborn also took points after a 19-18 triumph over Tyson Wilson.

Adelaide now sits in fourth spot on the ladder with six wins for the season.  

Division One:

Toorak/Burnside v Woodville:

Woodville moved back to second spot on the ladder after a sensational 92-68 16 point win at Toorak/Burnside. The club sits on 142 points 24 shy of top side Henley.

In an even performance across the green Michael Haywood skipped his four to a 26-15 defeat of Ashley Hole in the day’s most telling result.

Salvatore Marafioti and his rink prevailed 23-16 against Guy Uren to also pick up points.

Vincenzo Dimasi and his four prevailed 23-18 against Brian Jenkins.

Tom Ellis and his rink completed the whitewash defeating Trevor Feast 20-19

Toorak/Burnside ended the day in fourth spot on the ladder having won nine games for the season.

Hawthorn v Henley:

In a match-up between two quality sides Henley took the honours with an 82-72 away win at Hawthorn. The Sharks have kicked clear at the top of the table with 166 points.

In the split rink game Simon Barriga and his four prevailed 31-13 against Vic Magoch in match defining result.

Brad Pech and his rink continue to impress taking the points after a 19-16 defeat of Michael Lodge.

For the Hawks, who ended the day in third spot on the ladder Brett Willcox and his four did best with a 22-14 success against Neil Miller.

Darren Niblett also took points after 21-18 defeat of James Bodnar.

Brighton v Rosewater:

The game between home side Brighton and Rosewater went down to the wire with Rosewater taking 12 points after an 84-83 win. The Shrikers now sit in 7th spot on the ladder with six wins for the season.

In the split rink game Jackie Field and her rink prevailed 27-9 against Carli Mitchell in a match winning performance.

James Madar and his four triumphed 24-17 over Barry Walling to also pickup valuable points.

For Brighton which ended the day in ninth spot Brad Napper skipped his rink to a 29-14 defeat Paul Hagan.

Tony Lock and his rink got up 28-19 against Peter Schultz.

Morphett Vale v Happy Valley:

Morphett Vale had one of its better days of the season coming away with an 80-61 home win against Happy Valley and banking 14 points. The Emus move to sixth on the ladder with eight wins for the year.

Lynton Modra skipped his rink to a 28-12 win against Harry Burgess in the game’s most telling result.

John Munro and his four also produced the goods with a 22-12 triumph over Alan Dudley.

Alistair Reid and his rink came away with a 16-14 success in what was a tight game.

For the Valley, which ended the day at the foot of the ladder Bob Schultz and his rink banked points after a 23-14 win against Mitch Walker.  

Lockleys v Tranmere:

Lockleys played well in the club’s 89-77 14 point home win against Tranmere. The Eagles moved to fifth on the ladder with seven wins for the season.

Robbie Flavel and his rink prevailed 25-14 against Richard Ellis the day’s best result.

Ashley Halls and his four triumphed 25-21 over John Feddersen.

Brad Jansen won a tight one 22-21 against Peter Damiani.

For Tranmere which now sits in eighth spot on the ladder Graham Young and his four defeated Peter Thaler 21-17 to give the club its only points.

Division Two:

Adelaide v Kensington/Marryatville:

Adelaide showed some late season form prevailing 84-61 at home against Kensington/Marryatville and banking 12 points from the split rink game. The Blues ended the day in second spot on the ladder 7 points shy of Salisbury.

Sandy Wallace skipped her rink to a 29-11 win against Russell Miller in the game’s best result.

Chris Firth and his four prevailed 24-15 against Peter Douglas.

For Kensi, Lawrie Gherghetta skipped his rink to a 16-13 win against Stewart Jones.

Jeanette Hill also got points after a hard fought 19-18 success against Garry Benveniste.

Kensi ended the day in ninth spot on the ladder with five wins for the season.

 Ascot Park v Marion:

Marion put in a big performance taking a full count of 16 points after a 77-58 win at Ascot Park. It was enough to carry the Hurricanes into eighth spot on the ladder and clear of the relegation zone.

David Bell skipped his rink to a 21-11 defeat of Robert Langford in the day’s best performance.

Damean Schifilitti and four also played well in a 21-16 win against Scott Bennier.

Ted Hibberd continued a good season prevailing 21-20 against Peter Scholefield.

Lindsay Mortimer skipped his four to a 14-11 result against Geoff Coultas.

It was a disappointing loss for the Lions who remain in third spot on the ladder with eight wins for the season.

Henley v West Lakes:

Henley played well in an 83-66 12 point home win against West Lakes. The Sharks ended the day in 7th spot on the ladder having won six games for the season.

In the split rink game Sam Mezzini skipped his four to a 29-7 defeat of Alistair Robertson in match defining result.

Ian Miller and his four prevailed 24-20 against Philip Bonsell.

For the Lakers Peter Donoghue and his rink triumphed 22-17 over James Buttfield and David Mullan 17-13 against Graham Borgas.

Gawler v Salisbury:

Salisbury sits clear at the top of the table after an 84-68 12 point win at Gawler. It was the northern club’s ninth win of the year.

Ross McConnell skipped his rink to a 30-8 win against Darren Hunter in a match winning performance.

Shaun Sayers and his four prevailed 26-16 against Leigh Roberts in another good result.

For Gawler Phil Marsden and his four banked points after an 18-13 defeat of Eric Datson.

Daryl Kubisch and his rink got up 26-15 against Matthew Hull.

Gawler ended the day in fifth spot on the ladder having won seven games for the season.  

Modbury v Port Noarlunga.

Port Noarlunga banked13 points after a 94-80 win at Modbury. It was enough to take the southern outfit sixth on the ladder with 110 points.

Karlee Moffatt again skipped well in her rink’s 33-19 defeat of John Cooper in the game’s best result.

Harvey Jolly and his four also banked points after a 26-21 win against Kerry Schultz.  

Paul Probert and his four played well coming away with a 20-20 draw with Norb Kratz.

John McKnight gained valuable points for Modbury with a 20-15 win over Anthony Moffatt.

The Thunder now sits in fourth place on the league table.

John Bevin

14th February 2021