After experiencing chaotic weather conditions on Thursday which forced the rescheduling of many matches, but our fickle weather improved for the Saturday Open competitions. There were the odd surprise results along with those amazing matches that were won overall by just one or two shots.
Let’s have a look at what happened across Adelaide.
Grange v Henley:
Grange picked up 13 points after a 108-78 home win against Henley.
The Dolphins moved to fifth on the ladder with one result in particular a standout.
Nathan Black skipped rink to a 39-14 defeat of Geoff Collins in a match-winning performance.
Craig Mills and his four prevailed 24-17 against Tim Dodds to also earn two points.
After a hard game, Tyson Wilson and his rink ended the day with a 24-24 draw with David Prior.
For Henley Neil Miller again performed well taking two points after a 23-21 win against Ben Bowman.
The Sharks sit at the foot of the ladder and without a win in the first three games.
Ascot Park v Somerton:
Somerton moved to the top of the ladder one point clear of Modbury after a 104- 85 12 point win at Ascot Park.
After recruiting well during the off-season the Seagulls have started the season with three straight wins and sit one point clear of Modbury.
Nathan Pedersen skipped his rink to a 38-16 defeat of Gavin Pfeiffer in a match-defining result.
Jeff Aworth and his four prevailed 25-15 against Anthony Treloar in another good performance.
For Ascot Park, Sam Denton and his rink did best with an excellent 28-16 win against Luke Pietersma.
Sam Dietrich and his four won a tight one 26-25 against Scott Taylor.
Lockleys v Modbury:
Modbury won its third straight game banking 14 points after a 112-76 success at Lockleys. The Thunder now sits in second spot on the ladder one point shy of Somerton.
Josh Thompson skipped his four to a 33-8 defeat of Chris Flavel in the day’s best result.
John Nelson and his rink were equally effective prevailing 35-12 against Robbie Flavel.
Jose Gil and his four also played well in a 32-19 success against Gabe Nardecchia.
For Lockleys Ashley Halls and his rink got up 37-12 against Gary Meekcoms. On another day such a performance could well have had a bigger impact on the overall result.
The Eagles ended the day in seventh spot on the ladder.
Salisbury v Club Holdfast:
Club Holdfast moved to 4th on the ladder after a 107-89 12 point win at Salisbury. It was the club’s second win in three games in what has been a good start to the season.
Matt Northcott skipped his four to a 39-17 defeat of Bernie Ward in the game’s best performance.
Jayden Zeller and his rink prevailed 26-22 against Simon Dorr in the split rink game.
For Salisbury Ross McConnell and his four got up 29-24 over Josh Studham.
Brenton Bain and his rink played well in a 21-18 success against Ashley Klose.
Salisbury ended the day in 8th spot on the ladder.
West Lakes v Adelaide
Adelaide got up by the barest of margins taking its game at West Lakes 100-99 and banking 12 points from the split rink game. The result moved the club to 6th on the ladder with two wins from three starts.
The Blues can thank Andrew Feijen and his rink which defeated Jack Trenorden 33-19 in what was a match-winning performance.
Scott Thulborn and his four prevailed 22-19 against Mark Haines.
For the Lakers which ended the day in ninth spot, Aaron Bremner and his four defeated Tim Hicks 32-23.
James Gregory and his rink defeated Dale Robertson 29-22.
Tranmere v Marion:
Tranmere banked 12 points after a hard fought 78-76 home defeat of Marion. The club has won two of its first three games and now sits in 5th spot on the ladder.
Graham Young and his four defeated Tony Devlin 23-16 in the day’s most telling result.
John Feddersen skipped his rink to a 20-19 success against Mark Tonkin to bank an important two points.
For Marion Scott Andreassen skipped his four to a 21-16 defeat of Edward Dolan.
Mason Kaufer and his rink prevailed 20-19 against Peter Marshall to also bank two points.
Marion ended the day in 9th spot on the ladder.
Woodville v Salisbury:
Woodville continued its good start to the season banking 15 points after an 82-55 home win against Salisbury. The club now sits in third spot on the ladder after two wins from three outings.
Mark Hanrahan skipped his four to a 26-10 win over Ray Oborn in the day’s best performance.
Vincenzo Dimasi and his four prevailed 20-12 against James Annandale in another solid result.
Salvatore Marafioti added to the tally after a 21-18 win against Eric Datson.
For Salisbury which now sit in 8th spot Gerald Phillips ended the day with a hard fought 15-15 draw with Michael Haywood.
Toorak/Burnside v Rosewater:
Toorak/Burnside banked 14 points after an 88-76 home win against Rosewater. It was enough to move the club to 7th spot on the ladder and was the team’s first win for the year.
Guy Uren skipped his four to a 25-13 defeat Peter Schultz in the day’s best result.
Trevor Feast and rink prevailed 24-18 against Steve Thompson in another good result.
Brian Jenkins continued some good form taking two points after a 22-17 win against Paul O’Dea.
For Rosewater John Ireland and his four got up 28-17 over Mike Hocking to give the club its only points. The club now sits in 6th spot on the ladder.
Morphett Vale v Payneham:
Payneham continued to show good form banking 14 points after a 101-67 14 point win at Morphett Vale. The Panthers ended the day in second spot on the ladder three points shy of Hawthorn.
Paul Uranjek skipped his four to a 30-10 defeat of Tony Batchelor in the day’s best performance.
Darren Siegertsz and his rink prevailed 26-11 against Graham Aitken in another telling result.
Aussie Cunningham and his four also played well in a 24-22 win against Brian McArdle.
For the Emus John Munro got up 24-21 over Ben McDonnell to give the Emus its only points.
Hawthorn v Modbury:
Hawthorn sit atop the ladder and remain undefeated after an 84-62 14 point home win against Modbury.
Steve Packer and his rink prevailed 30-17 against John Cooper in the day’s most telling result.
Brett Willcox skipped his four to a 19-10 defeat of Tony Weir in another excellent performance.
Alex Gebert and his rink also took points after an 18-12 win against Mitch Walker.
For the Thunder Norb Kratz defeated Darren Niblett 23-17 to give the club its only points.
Modbury now sits in fourth spot on the ladder with two wins from three starts.
Port Noarlunga v Brighton:
Port Noarlunga was at the top of its form banking all 16 points after an 85-52 home win against Brighton. It carried the southern side to fourth spot on the ladder after three games.
Paul Probert and his rink did best with a 21-8 defeat of Tony Lock.
Rick Hilder skipped his four to a 21-10 defeat of Graham McNamara in another good performance.
Anthony Moffatt continued his good form taking two points after a 23-16 win against Daryl Fishpool.
Karlee Moffatt completed a great day of action prevailing 20-18 against Mark Green.
Gawler v Happy Valley:
Happy Valley played well across the board banking 14 points after a 97-68 away win at Gawler.
Alan Dudley skipped his four to a 29-13 defeat of Darren Hunter in the day’s big result.
Colin Barker and his rink prevailed 23-12 against Daryl Kubisch in another great performance.
Robert Schultz and his four got up 28-20 over Rod Squire.
For Gawler Leigh Roberts and his rink defeated Avis Steer 23-17 to give the club its only points.
The Valley ended the day in 7th spot on the ladder and Gawler in 6th.
Marion v Ascot Park:
Marion banked a full count of 16 points after a 91-61 home defeat of Ascot Park. The excellent win carried the club to third on the ladder with two wins from three starts.
With all rinks firing Ted Hibberd and his four did best with a 28-10 defeat of Scott Bennier.
Lindsay Mortimer skipped his rink to a 22-17 defeat of Robert Langford.
Frank McAuliffe and his four prevailed 22-17 against Peter Scholefield.
Raymond Egan and his rink also picked up points after a 19-17 success against Steve Tarr.
Henley v Beaumont:
Beaumont won its second game of the season pocketing 12 points after an 84-75 win at Henley. It was enough to carry the club to second place on the ladder one point clear of third placed Marion.
Robert Ormston and his rink prevailed 25-11 against Peter Crouch in the day’s best result.
Graham Short skipped his four to a 20-16 defeat of Gary Schurgott.
For the Sharks Darryl Stephens skipped his rink to a 26-18 win against John Elwin.
Chris McConnell outpointed John Bohner 22-21 in a tight one.
Henley ended the day in 9th spot on the ladder after having had one win for the season.
Adelaide v Millswood:
The Blues sit on top of the ladder after an 81-64-14 point home win against Millswood. Adelaide remains undefeated after three rounds and the club has accumulated 43 points over the journey.
Richard Hooper skipped his rink to a 25-13 defeat of Andrew Stasinowski in the day’s best performance.
Alan Hurst and his four prevailed 23-12 against Enio Rossi in another good performance.
Chris Firth continued his good form skipping his rink to a 19-14 win against Chris Dew.
For Millswood Matthew Rossi and his four got up 25-14 against Sandy Wallace to give the club its only points.
Millswood ended the day in 8th spot on the ladder.