Around the Greens

Saturday Open Pennants round 4.

After a stormy start in the south the weather settled down and we got a full day of play in with three of the top sides going down at home. Modbury is the only club to remain undefeated with four wins from four starts and now sit three points clear of second placed Ascot Park. For the first time in many years West Lakes has failed to fire in the first part of the season and the Lakers are sitting at the foot of the ladder with four losses from four starts. So let’s have a look at what happened and I will be including my choice for the Match of the Day between Club Holdfast and Lockleys at Holdfast Bay.

Premier League:

Adelaide v Ascot Park:

Ascot Park moved to second on the ladder after a stunning 109-77 -16 point win away against the Blues at Adelaide. With all rinks firing it was the Lions best performance of the season.

Sam Dietrich skipped his four to a 30-20 win against Andrew Feijen in what was the day’s most telling result.

Sam Denton and his rink prevailed 26-17 against Tim Hicks to take an important two points.

Mitch Percy and his four also fired coming away with a 30-22 defeat of Dale Robertson.

On the final rink Anthony Treloar played well in his rink’s 23-18 win against Scott Thulborn.

Club Holdfast v Lockleys:

Lockleys won on only one rink of four played but was competitive enough across the green to bank 10 points to hold on to a hard fought 89-87 win at Club Holdfast. The overall 2 shot win saw the club end the day in sixth spot on the ladder with two wins from four starts.

New to the club this year Gabe Nardecchia skipped his rink to a 26-15 defeat of Ashley Klose in a match winning performance.

For an unlucky Holdfast Jayden Zeller and his four prevailed 19-15 against Chris Flavel.

Matt Northcott and his rink came away with a 27-23 success against Ashley Halls.

Josh Studham also took the points after a tight 26-25 win against Robbie Flavel.

Holdfast ended the day in fifth spot on the ladder having won two of four games.

“We started slowly and were in trouble for a lot of the game” Ashley Halls said. “We were finally in front but Robbie Flavel lost the second to last end which made it even. We got back to two in front and Chris Flavel drew shot on his last end. Gabe Nardecchia was two down on his final end and drew second shot. We just hung on in a tight finish”.

 Modbury v West Lakes:

The Thunder sits clear at the top of the ladder after a 114-66 home win against West Lakes. The northern club banked 14 points as the players continue their run of success.

Josh Thompson and his four prevailed 39-14 against Josh Chopin in the game’s best result.

John Nelson and his rink were equally effective in a 32-9 defeat of Mark Haines.

Jose Gil and his four continued their run of good form with a 24-18 success against James Gregory.

For the Lakers who must be wondering where their first win will be coming from Aaron Bremner and his four continued to bowl well taking the points after a 25-19 defeat of the experienced Gary Meekcoms.

Henley v Salisbury:

Henley produced the good withs a 103-82 home win against Salisbury. The Sharks banked 14 points from the game and ended the day in 8th spot on the ladder with one win from four games.

David Prior and his rink prevailed 30-15 against the experienced Simon Dorr in the game’s most telling result.

Tim Dodds skipped his four to a 30-20 defeat of Ross McConnell in another great performance.

Neil Miller continued an excellent start to the year prevailing 29-22 against Bernie Ward.

For Salisbury Brenton Bain and his rink came away with a 25-14 win against Geoff Collins to give the northern side its only points.   

Somerton v Grange:

In a match-up between two of the competition’s more fancied sides Grange banked 12 points after a 93-76 win at Somerton. It moved the Dolphins to fourth place on the ladder with three wins from four outings.

In the split rink game Tyson Wilson skipped his four to a 37-15 win against Luke Pietersma in the day’s most telling result.

Nathan Black and his four were equally effective with a 32-15 success against Scott Taylor.

For Somerton Nathan Pedersen and his rink prevailed 26-11 against Wayne Ruediger.

Jeff Aworth also grabbed two points after a 20-13 defeat of Craig Mills.

Somerton ended the day in third spot on the ladder with three wins from four games.

Division One:

Modbury v Woodville:

Woodville continued its great start to the season banking 14 points after an 86-65 win at Modbury. The club now sits in third spot on the ladder after winning three of its first four games.

Mark Hanrahan skipped his four to a 26-11 success against Norb Kratz in the day’s best result.

Salvatore Marafioti and his rink prevailed 25-19 against John Cooper in another good result.

Michael Haywood and four got up 20-15 against Tony Weir to also grab two points.

For the Thunder Mitch Walker and his rink prevailed 20-15 against Vincenzo Dimasi to give the club its only points.

Payneham v Toorak/Burnside:

Payneham kept up its good start to the season banking 14 points after an 85-74 home win against Toorak/Burnside. The Panthers now sit in second spot on the ladder after being undefeated over the first four rounds.

Ben McDonnell skipped his four to a 32-12 defeat of Guy Uren in a match winning performance.

Aussie Cunningham and his rink prevailed 19-16 against Mike Hocking.

Darren Siegertsz skipped his four to a hard fought 16-15 win against Brian Jenkins.

For Toorak, Trevor Feast skipped his rink came away with a 31-18 success against Paul Uranjek to give the club its only points.

Rosewater v Hawthorn:

Hawthorn sits five points clear at the top of the ladder after a 79-66 16 point win at Rosewater.

With all rinks firing Darren Niblett skipped his four to a 20-13 defeat of Steve Thompson in the game’s best result.

Steve Packer and his rink prevailed 16-13 against Peter Schultz.

Alex Gebert and his four won a tight one 23-21 against Paul Odea and Brett Willcox also bagged two points after a 20-19 success against John Ireland.

Marion v Morphett Vale:

Morphett Vale grabbed an important 14 points after a 77-70 win at Marion. It moved the Emus to 8th spot on the ladder.

Graham Aitken skipped his four to a 31-14 defeat of Mason Kaufer in the day’s best performance.

John Munro prevailed 23-9 against Tony Devlin in another positive result.

On the third rink Tony Batchelor and his four got up 18-16 against Mark Tonkin.

For Marion Ken Holtham and his rink defeated Brian McArdle 31-5 but was unable to affect the overall result.

The Hurricanes ended the day at the foot of the table with nine points.  

Salisbury v Tranmere:

In a split rink game Salisbury banked 12 points after an 84-82 home win against Tranmere. The northern club ended the day in fifth spot on the ladder with two wins from four starts.

Eric Datson skipped his four to a 29-19 win against Peter Marshall in the day’s best result.

Gerald Phillips skipped his four to a 22-16 result against John Feddersen

For Tranmere, which ended the game in sixth place on the ladder Graham Young and his  four did best prevailing 25-18 against Ian Greenshields.

Edward Dolan and his rink also grabbed two points after a 22-15 success against Roger Ward Jnr.

Tranmere ended the day in sixth place on the ladder.

Division Two:

Millswood v Gawler:

Millswood moved to fourth on the ladder after a 97-65 14 point home win against Gawler.

Andrew Stasinowsky skipped his rink to a 28-12 defeat of Darren Hunter in the game’s best result.

Matthew Rossi and his four prevailed 23-14 against Daryl Kubisch.

Chris Dew skipped his four to a 27-18 win against Rod Squire.

For Gawler Leigh Roberts and his rink got up 21-19 against Eno Rossi to give the club its only points on the day.

Gawler ended the day in 8th spot on the ladder.

Beaumont v Marion:

Marion came up with a big result pocketing 10 points after an 80-76 win at Beaumont. The result carried the club to second spot on the ladder with three wins from four starts.

Raymond Egan skipped his rink to a 25-8 defeat of John Elwin in a match winning performance.

For Beaumont Neville Kirby and his four did best with a 28-22 defeat of Frank McAuliffe.

Robert Ormston and his four also grabbed two points prevailing 21-18 against Ray Woolley.

John Bohner and his rink got up 17-15 against Ted Hibberd.   

Ascot Park v Adelaide:

Adelaide pulled out all the stops banking 14 points after a 92-57 win at Ascot Park. It sees the Blues sitting on top of the ladder 16 points clear of Marion having won all four games this season.

Alan Hurst skipped his four to a 30-9 defeat of Peter Scholfield in the day’s best result.

Richard Hooper and his rink prevailed 31-13 against Steve Tarr to also take two points.

Chris Firth and his four won a tight one 17-16 against a competitive Barry Fry.

Riina Bradbrook and her rink defeated Sandy Wallace 19-14 to give her club its only points.

Ascot Park ended the day bin 7th spot having won two games from four outings thus far.

Brighton v Henley:

Having struggled in the early part of the season Brighton came alive taking a full count of 16 points after an 83-45 home defeat of Henley. The club remains at the foot of the ladder but it was a big step forward.

Mark Green skipped his four to a 29-7 defeat of Peter Crouch in the game’s best performance.

Darryl Fishpool and his rink prevailed 22-13 against Chris McConnell in another solid result.

John Smith and his four came away with an 18-14 win against Darryl Stephens.

Brian Noble ended the successful day with a 14-11 defeat of Gary Schurgott.

Happy Valley v Port Noarlunga:

For Happy Valley it was a good day out banking 12 points after an 85-77 home defeat of Port Noarlunga. The 8 shot win carried the club to 5th spot on the ladder.

Bob Schultz skipped his four to a 26-14 win against Paul Probert in the day’s best result.

Avis Steer and her rink prevailed 24-20 against Karlee Moffatt in a telling result.

For Port Noarlunga Anthony Moffatt and his four took the points after 25-18 win against Alan Dudley.

Rick Hilder won a tight one 18-17 against Colin Barker.

Port Noarlunga sits in 6th spot on the ladder with two wins and two losses for the season.

John Bevin

7th November 2021