Around the Greens

Saturday Open Pennants Round 5.

Round 5 in the Saturday open competition was played in fine but cool weather and came up with everything you could wish to see on a bowling green. In the Premier League, Modbury remains at the top of the ladder after remaining undefeated over the first 5 games. And at Somerton one rink amassed an incredible 50 shots for their match.

Premier League:

Somerton v Henley:

Somerton sits in second spot on the ladder after a 132-59 home win against Henley. The Seagulls took all 16 points and Scott Taylor and his rink scored a 50-9 shots win against Tim Dodds in what was a bloodbath.

Nathan Pedersen and his four prevailed 32-9 against Neil Miller to add more salt to the wounds.

Luke Pietersma and his rink got up 26-20 against Jason Wholohan after a tight contest.

On the fourth rink Jeff Aworth skipped his four to a 24-21 success against Geoff Collins.

Henley ended the day in 9th spot on the ladder.

West Lakes v Club Holdfast:

Once again Holdfast had one of their amazing finishes to a game this season. 8 ends to play with Holdfast 15 shots down across the scoreboards. 2 rinks left to play out the match with 2 ends each for Northcott and Zeller – overall 8 down on the scoreboards. Both Northcott and Zeller score a 3 each on their 24th end and then a 1 each on their 25th end. The result being a stunning 93-93 draw with both clubs taking 8 points each from the game.

Whilst Holdfast sits in 5th spot the Lakers sit at the foot of the table and still looking for a win to ignite its season.

For the Lakers Aaron Bremner skipped his four to a 32-16 defeat of Josh Studham in what was the game’s best performance.

James Gregory and his rink prevailed 28-21 against Ashley Klose in a good performance.

For Club Holdfast Matt Northcott and his four got up 28-10 against Josh Chopin and almost stole the show.

Jayden Zeller and his rink also played well in a 28-23 win against Mark Haines.

Grange v Adelaide:

Grange came up with one of its best games for the season banking 15 points after a 107-82 home win against Adelaide. The win carried the Dolphins to third spot on the ladder with four wins from 5 outings.

Craig Mills skipped his four to a 29-18 win against Andrew Feijen in the game’s most telling result.

Wayne Ruediger and his rink prevailed 30-20 against Tim Hicks in another good performance.

Tyson Wilson and his four continued a run of success banking the points after coming away with a 23-19 success against Dale Robertson.

The game between Nathan Black and Scott Thulborn ended in a 25-25 draw to give the Blues its only point for the day.

Ascot Park v Modbury:

The Thunder ended the day unbeaten and at the top of the ladder after a 91-73 13 point win at Ascot Park.

John Nelson and his four did most of the damage after a 31-14 defeat of Mitch Percy.

Gary Meekcoms skipped his rink to a 25-20 win against Sam Denton.

After a competitive day on the greens Jose Gil continued his run of form coming away with a 19-19 draw with Anthony Treloar.

For Ascot Park Sam Dietrich and his four prevailed 20-16 against Josh Thompson to give the Lions its only rink win.

Ascot Park ended the day in fourth spot on the ladder.  

Lockleys v Salisbury:

In a split rink game Salisbury grabbed 12 points after a 107-83 win at Lockleys.

Simon Dorr skipped his four to a 41-16 defeat of Robbie Flavel in a match winning performance.

Ross McConnell and his rink prevailed 24-21 against Ashley Halls.

For Lockleys Gabe Nardecchia and his four came away with a 24-22 win against Bernie Ward.

Chris Flavel and his rink hung tough in a 22-20 success against Brenton Bain. Salisbury ended day in 8th spot on the ladder and Lockleys in 6th.    

Division One:

Salisbury v Marion:

Marion banked an important 12 points after a hard fought 80-63 win at Salisbury.

Mason Kaufer skipped his four to a 30-8 win against Gerald Phillips in a match winning performance.

Scott Andreassen and his rink prevailed 22-13 against Ian Greenshields in another solid performance.

For Salisbury Matthew Hull and his rink got up 25-13 against the experienced Ken Holtham

Eric Datson and his four came away with a 17-15 success against Tony Devlin. Marion ended the day in 7th spot on the ladder and Salisbury in 6th.

Hawthorn v Payneham: Hawthorn remained at the top of the table and remain undefeated after a 101- 64 home win against Payneham. The Hawks banked 14 points after another good day on the greens.

Darren Niblett and his rink prevailed 36-8 against Ben McDonnell in the day’s most telling result.

Steve Packer and his four played well in a 29-13 defeat of Darren Siegertsz.

Alex Gebert took the points after his rink’s 20-19 win against Paul Uranjek.

For Payneham Pete Matthews and his four prevailed 24-16 against Brett Willcox to give the club its only points.

Payneham ended the day in 3rd spot on the ladder.

Tranmere v Modbury:

Tranmere grabbed an important win taking 14 points after prevailing 98-59 against Modbury at home.

Graham Young and his rink came away with a 35-17 win against Mitch Walker in the game’s most important result.

Edward Dolan and his four defeated were equally impressive in a 26-13 success against Kerry Schultz.

Peter Marshall steered his four to a 21-12 defeat of Norb Kratz.

For Modbury John Cooper and his rink won a tight one 17-16 against John Feddersen to give the club its only points.

Tranmere ended the day in 4th spot on the ladder and Modbury in 5th.  

Woodville v Rosewater:

Woodville moved to second spot on the ladder after an 87-66 home win against Rosewater. The club banked 14 points after an excellent performance.

Salvatore Marafioti skipped his rink to a 30-11 win against John Ireland in the day’s most impressive result.

Mark Hanrahan and his four prevailed 25-18 against Steve Thompson.

On the third rink Mark Haywood and his four got up 17-14 against Paul O’Dea.

For Rosewater Peter Schultz and his rink prevailed 23-15 against Vincenzo Dimasi to give the club its only points.

Rosewater remained in 9th place on the ladder.

Toorak/Burnside v Morphett Vale:

Morphett Vale picked up an important 14 points after a 77-71 away win at Toorak/Burnside.

With all rinks competitive Tony Batchelor and his four prevailed 24-17 against Brian Jenkins in the day’s best performance.

John Munro skipped his rink to a 20-15 success against Mike Hocking to also add points.

Graham Aitken and his four got up 20-18 against Trevor Feast.

For Toorak, Guy Uren and rink took the points after a 21-13 defeat of Paulina Lawrie.

The Emus still ended the day at the foot of the ladder with Toorak in 8th place.

Division Two:

Happy Valley v Brighton:

Happy Valley grabbed an important 14 points after a 90-67 home win against Brighton. It was enough to move the club to 4th on the ladder with three wins from five outings.

Robert Schultz skipped his rink to a 27-16 win against Graham McNamara in the day’s best result.

Colin Barker and his four prevailed 23-13 against Mark Green in another good result.

On the third rink Alan Dudley and his rink came away with a 21-12 defeat of John Smith.

For Brighton, Darell Fishpool prevailed 26-19 against Avis Steer to give the club its only points.

Brighton ended the day at the foot of the ladder with one win from five outings.

Adelaide v Beaumont:

Adelaide proved too tough for Beaumont banking 14 points after a 90-64 home win. The Blues now sit at the top of the ladder and remain undefeated.

Sandy Wallace skipped her rink to a 28-17 defeat of Neville Kirby in the game’s most important result.

Alan Hurst and his four prevailed 21-13 against John Elwin.

Richard Hooper also picked up two points after his rink’s 18-16 win against John Bohner.

For Beaumont Robert Ormston and his rink defeated Chris Firth 18-15 to give the club its only points. Beaumont now sits in fifth spot on the ladder with two wins from five starts.

Port Noarlunga v Millswood.

For Millswood it was a good day out banking 14 points after a 72-63 win at Port Noarlunga. The club moved to third on the ladder with three wins from five starts.

Chris Dew and his four prevailed 23-10 against Paul Probert in the day’s most telling result.

Matthew Rossi skipped his four to a 20-16 win against Anthony Moffatt.

Enio Rossi and his rink defeated Rick Hilder 17-14.

For Port Noarlunga, Karlee Moffatt and her four continued a good run of form prevailing 23-12 against Andrew Stasinowsky to give the club its only points. The Club ended the day in 7th spot on the ladder.

Gawler v Ascot Park:

For Gawler it was also a positive day banking 14 points after an 87-73 home win against Ascot Park.

Darren Hunter and his four did best with a 23-9 win against Robert Langford in the day’s best result.

Leigh Roberts and his rink prevailed 26-16 against Steve Tarr.

Daryl Kubisch skipped his four to a 22-17 success against Peter Scholefield.

For Ascot Park Barry Fry and his rink got up 31-16 against Rod Squire to give the club its only points.

Gawler ended the day in 6th spot on the ladder and Ascot Park in 8th.

Marion v Henley:

Marion also had a good day out banking a full count of 16 points after an 82-63 defeat of Henley at home. The club moved to second on the ladder with four wins from five starts.

Lindsay Mortimer skipped his four to a 25-18 defeat of Daryl Lambert in the day’s best result.

Darryl Gray and his rink prevailed 20-14 against Ian Miller in another good result.

Raymond Egan and his four got up 19-16 against Darryl Stephens to also grab two points.

On the final rink Ted Hibberd and four prevailed 18-15 against Terry Stringer.

Henley ended the day in ninth place on the ladder and are still looking for that important win to kick start their season.

John Bevin

14th November 2021