Cooler weather in the high 20’s prevailed across Adelaide for Round 17 of the Saturday Open Pennant competitions. For many clubs in the lower half of the ladder it was another important round as the teams look to stay in their divisions for next season.
Let’s see how the games unfolded.
Ascot Park v Grange:
Ascot Park did itself no end of good banking 10 points after an 88-82 home win against Grange. The club won on only one rink of four played but the performance was enough to see the Lions sitting in sixth spot on the table.
Colin Harvey skipped his rink to a 29-17 defeat of Tyson Wilson in a match winning result.
For Grange Mark Evans and his four prevailed 21-20 against Jeff Aworth.
Wayne Ruediger and his rink also got up by one shot triumphing 24-23 against Mitch Percy.
On the final rink Ben Bowman got up 20-16 against Andrew Smith but was unable to affect the final result.
Grange ended the day in seventh spot on the ladder two points shy of the Lions.
Marion v Club Holdfast:
Club Holdfast banked 14 points after a 113-90 defeat of the Hurricanes at Marion, despite losing one rink by 22 shots.
Matt Northcott skipped his four to a 37-18 triumph over Scott Andreassen in the day’s best result.
Ashley Klose and his rink prevailed 29-15 against Brandon Whylie.
Simon Geater-Johnson came away with a 33-21 win against Mason Kaufer.
Holdfast now sits in second spot on the ladder after nine wins for the season.
For Marion Ken Holtham and his four prevailed 36-14 against Josh Studham.
The club sits at the foot of the ladder with three minor rounds remaining.
Modbury v West Lakes:
West Lakes again showed its class away from home prevailing 97-94 at Modbury and grabbing 12 points. To date the Lakers have won 14 of15 games played and now sit on 189 points 36 points clear of second placed Club Holdfast. Suffice to say that the playing group has done its job and the Lakers will go into its sixth successive final series.
Against Modbury Mark Haines and his four prevailed 30-18 against Jose Gil in the day’s best result.
Nathan Black and his rink got up 26-21 against Pat McGuinness.
For the Thunder, Gary Meekcoms and his rink did best with a 26-18 win against Sam Dietrich.
Trent Ward also banked points after his four’s 29-23 triumph over James Gregory.
Modbury ended the game in fifth spot on the ladder.
Adelaide v Salisbury:
The Blues also came up with a huge result pocketing 14 points after a 136-76 home win against Salisbury. The club now sits clear in third spot on the ladder.
Adrian Green and his four prevailed 46-17 against Luke Pietersma in a stunning result when one considers the quality of the opposition.
Scott Thulborn and his rink also produced the goods in a 34-17 defeat of Rhys Taylor.
Brett Davis and his four triumphed 31-15 over Simon Dorr.
For Salisbury, which now sits in eighth spot Dale Robertson and his rink defeated Andrew Feijen 27-25.
Payneham v Somerton:
Somerton has had a wonderful season thus far. Competitive both home and away the Seagulls have impressed.
At Payneham on Saturday the playing group came to play and walked off the green with a 99-80 14point win. The club now sits in third spot on the ladder on equal points with Club Holdfast.
Nathan Pedersen skipped his rink to a 30-14 defeat of Chris Flavel in the day’s best result.
Graham Soar and his four prevailed 22-19 against Gabe Nardecchia.
Scott Taylor and his rink won a tight one 26-24 against Anthony Treloar.
For the Panthers, which now sit in ninth spot on the ladder Aussie Cunningham prevailed 23-21 against Scott Colvill to give the club its only points.
Brighton v Lockleys:
Lockleys played well across the green coming away with a 90-68 14 win at Brighton. The Eagles now sit in fourth spot on the ladder after recording eight wins for the season.
Peter Thaler skipped his rink to a 34-11 defeat of Barry Walling in the day’s best result.
Robbie Flavel and his four prevailed 22-18 against Carli Mitchell.
Ashley Halls and his rink won a tight one 21-20 against Brad Napper.
For Brighton which remains at the foot of the ladder, Tony Lock defeated Brad Jansen 19-13 to earn the club its only points.
Rosewater v Henley:
Henley came up with a big result banking 14 points after a 108-66 win at Rosewater. The Sharks now sit at the top of the ladder on 180 points 28 clear of second placed Hawthorn.
Neil Miller skipped his four to a 30-9 defeat of Jackie Field in the day’s most telling result.
James Bodnar and his rink also played well in a 30-14 triumph over Peter Schultz.
Brad Pech also took points after his four’s 29-18 win against Paul Hagan.
Rosewater now sits in seventh spot. James Mader prevailed 25-19 against Simon Barriga to earn the club its only points.
Woodville v Hawthorn:
Hawthorn lifted the ante grabbing 16 points after a 97-57 win at Woodville. The Hawks moved to second spot on the ladder with 152 points 10 points clear of Woodville.
Darren Niblett skipped his rink to a 27-9 defeat of Salvatore Marafioti in the game’s most telling result.
Vic Magoch and his four prevailed 27-11 against Tom Ellis to also take points.
Brett Willcox continued the good work with a 27-22 win against Vincenzo Dimasi.
On the final rink Michael Lodge and his four triumphed 16-15 over Michael Haywood.
Tranmere v Morphett Vale:
Morphett Vale put in a stunning performance away from home to prevail 91-60 at Tranmere and banked a full count of 16 points. It moved the Emus to sixth spot on the ladder with nine wins for the season.
In an even spread across the green John Munro skipped his four to a 25-12 defeat of Graham Young in the game’s best result.
Lynton Modra and his rink got up 23-13 against Peter Damiani.
Mitch Walker triumphed 20-15 over John Feddersen and Alistair Reid 23-20 over Doug Jewels.
Tranmere ended the day in eighth spot on the ladder only 16 points clear of the relegation zone.
Happy Valley v Toorak/Burnside:
Happy Valley took 13 points after an 85-70 home defeat of Toorak/Burnside. It was a welcome win for a club that now sits in ninth spot on the ladder 16 points shy of Tranmere.
Alan Dudley skipped his four to a 25-1o win against Guy Uren in the most telling result.
Robert Schultz and his four prevailed 23-22 against Trevor Feast.
Harry Burgess and his rink walked off the green with a 19-19 draw with Brian Jenkins.
For Toorak, Ashley Hole skipped his four to a 19-18 win against Danny Deed.
The city club ended the day in fifth place with nine wins for the season.
A fascinating division to cover Division Two was again packed with action.
Henley v Modbury:
In a split rink game Modbury prevailed 94-71 at Henley in what was a great result away from home.
Norb Kratz skipped his four to a 27-10 defeat of Ian Miller in the day’s big result.
The northern club ended the day in third spot on the ladder with 127 points.
John Cooper and his rink were equally effective recording a 31-20 win against Sam Mezzini.
For Henley Graham Borgas and his four did best prevailing 21-17 against Kerry Schultz.
Tim Dodds also banked points after a 20-19 triumph over John McKnight.
The Sharks ended the day in seventh spot on the ladder.
West Lakes v Marion:
West Lakes came up with a great result pocketing all 16 points after a 101-70 home defeat of Marion.
In an even spread across the green with all rinks playing well Philip Bonsell and his four did best with a 29-15 defeat of David Bell.
David Mullan and his rink also played well in a 25-15 win against Damien Schifilliti.
Peter Donoghue and his four prevailed 26-21 against Lindsay Mortimer and Alistair Robertson 21-19 against Ted Hibberd.
West Lakes ended the day in eighth spot on the ladder and Marion in 10th.
Kensington/Marryatville: v Ascot Park:
Kensington/Marryatville continued to show some form prevailing 92-62 at home against Ascot Park and taking 14 points. The club ended the day in ninth spot on the ladder.
Lawrie Gherghetta and his rink again played well in a 28-10 defeat of Geoff Coultas.
An in-form Jeanette Hill and her four triumphed 21-14 over Peter Scholefield.
Peter Douglas skipped his four to a 27-20 defeat of Robert Langford.
For Ascot Park Scott Bennier and his rink got up 18-16 against Russell Miller.
Port Noarlunga v Gawler:
Port Noarlunga also showed some good form with an 88-63 14point home win against Gawler. The Gulls finished the day in fourth spot on the ladder with eight wins for the season.
Anthony Moffatt skipped his four to a 30-10 defeat of Daryl Kubisch in the day’s big result.
Karlee Moffatt and her rink prevailed 20-15 against Leigh Roberts.
Harvey Jolly and his four also triumphed 20-15 against Phil Mardsen.
For Gawler which now sits in sixth spot on the ladder, Darren Hunter and his rink prevailed 23-18 against Paul Probert.
Salisbury v Adelaide:
In the match-up between two good teams Adelaide banked 12 points after a 77-69 win at Salisbury. The Blues moved to the top of the ladder two points clear of Salisbury.
Stewart Jones and his rink did best with a 21-9 defeat of Eric Datson.
Sandy Wallace and her rink also played well in a 25-15 defeat of Ross McConnell.
For Salisbury Shaun Sayers and his four defeated Chris Firth 26-16 and Mark Shard got up 19-15 against Garry Benveniste.