Around the Greens


After a week during which rain and wind affected both the Wednesday Men’s and Thursday Women’s competitions things settled down and the Saturday open competition was played under blue skies and in calm conditions.

The completion of round 6 saw us complete the first third of the minor rounds and at the end of an exciting day, there were many high lights. In the Premier League West Lakes remained undefeated and in Division One the match-up between the two top sides Toorak/Burnside and Henley went the way of the Sharks.

The Lakers now sit 15 points clear on the league table.

So now let us have a look at the individual games in the Premier League competition.

Premier League:

Grange v Payneham:

It has been a hard season for the Dolphins thus far but a 99-80 scoreline and giving a 14 point home win against Payneham would have put a smile on the face of the club’s supporters. At home, round six was a must-win game and an even spread of results across the green got the job done.

Ben Bowman and his rink prevailed 31-20 over Aussie Cunningham in what was the day’s best performance. Carl Schapel skipped his four to a 25-15 defeat of Anthony Treloar in another eye-catching result. Marc Evans ended a good day for the club taking the points after a 25-20 win against Chris Flavel.

For the Panthers, the experienced Gabe Nardecchia triumphed 25-18 over Tyson Wilson to give his club its only points.

Ascot Park v Adelaide:

Whatever the Adelaide players had for breakfast on Saturday morning worked with all four rinks firing across the green. The home side Ascot Park was given no time to settle as the Blues dominated all afternoon.

The Blues prevailed 130-66 and picked up a full count of 16 points which will send out a strong message to the other premier Clubs.

Adrian Green and his four played out of their skins in a 42-6 defeat of Sam Denton in the day’s most telling result. Andrew Feijen and his rink were also dominant taking the points after a 32-18 triumph over Mitch Percy. Brett Davis continued a great run of form prevailing 32-20 against Andrew Smith.

On the fourth rink, Scott Thulborn was in a dog fight all day against Jeff Aworth before hanging on for a 24-22 win.

West Lakes v Marion:

West Lakes continued its domination of the Premier competition banking 14 points after a 98-85 home win against an out of sorts Marion combination. The Lakers have been on fire for well over five years and now sit 15 points clear at the top of the ladder and remain undefeated.

Kane Coulls skipped his rink to a 26- 19 defeat of Brandon Whiley in what was the day’s most telling result. Mark Haines skipped his crack unit to a 27-21 defeat of Ken Holtham as the foursome continues to impress. Craig Mills has been skipping well all season and he again grabbed the points after prevailing 24-21 over Tony Devlin.

For Marion Ian Fyfe took the points after a 24-21 defeat of James Gregory.

Salisbury v Modbury:

In a match-up between two of our northern clubs, Modbury prevailed 93-86 at Salisbury and banked 12 points. In an intriguing game, the sides both won one rink whilst two rinks finished in a draw.

The seven-shot win came courtesy of a 27-12 success for John Nelson over Geoff Nethercott in a match-winning performance. Gary Thompson and his rink drew 22-22 with Bernie Ward in a game that went down to the wire. Garry Meekcoms and his four came away with a 25-25 draw with Dale Robertson.

The Thunder has been showing good form all season and now sit in third spot on the ladder on equal points with Adelaide.

For Salisbury Simon Dorr continued to display his class skipping his rink to a 27-19 defeat of Pat McGuinness.

Somerton v Club Holdfast:

In a game that went down to the wire, the Somerton Seagulls came away with 10 points after an 89-89 home draw with Club Holdfast. The club now sits in fourth spot on the ladder one point clear of Holdfast.

Graham Soar and his rink did best prevailing 27-18 over the experienced Josh Studham. Nathan Peddersen and his four came away with a 24-20 defeat of Ashley Klose. Scott Taylor continued some good form skipping his rink to a 19-18 triumph over Max Kleinig.

‘We needed to make a couple of late changes with Steve Dennis pulling out at 11.00 am. Our rink was one down going into the final end of the day and we were holding three at the changeover. Max Kleinig drew second wood and my final bowl was just wide and perfect weight. It was a great game to play in.” Taylor said.

For Holdfast, Matt Northcott almost stole show outpointing David Eiffe 33-19.

Division One:

Lockleys came out firing on all cylinders and never relented taking a full count of 16 points after prevailing 94-61 at home against Happy Valley.

It was the Eagles best performance of the season and the club ended the day in sixth spot on the ladder and nine points out of the four.

Robbie Flavel and his four led the way with a solid 24-13 defeat of Deb Fry. Fred Kovaleff skipped his four to a 25-14 triumph over Barry Fry. Ashley Halls and his rink again played well in a 26-19 win against Bob Schultz. Theo Katsivas outpointed Harry Burgess to the tune of 19-15.

“It was a good win that we really needed. A good performance across the board” Halls said.

Brighton v Tranmere;

Brighton ended the day in eighth spot on the ladder after prevailing 72-66 over Tranmere at home. The club grabbed 14 points from the win.

John Smith and rink led the way with a 22-11 defeat of the experienced John Feddersen. Mark Green and his four prevailed 18-16 over Dino De Corso in a tight encounter. Brad Napper and his rink also banked points after an 18-16 triumph over Pat McGirr.

For Tranmere Graham Young skipped well in his rink’s 23-14 defeat of Neil McCollam.

Hawthorn v Rosewater:

Host club Hawthorn fought hard all afternoon before coming away with a 75-75 draw with Rosewater. The Hawks ended the day in fourth spot on the ladder and Rosewater in fifth.

Hawk Brett Willcox skipped his rink to a 22-15 defeat over Trevor Pilkington in the day’s best performance. Vic Magoch and his four came away with a 20-19 win against Jackie Field.

For Rosewater James Mader and his four did best with a 23-18 triumph over Michael Lodge.

Paul O’Dea and his rink prevailed 18-15 over Steve Packer. 

Morphett Vale v Woodville:

Morphett Vale played well in its tight 78-70 home win against Woodville. The Emus banked 12 points from the split rink game and now sit in seventh spot on a competitive ladder.

Alistair Reid skipped his four to a 27-12 triumph over Mark Hanrahan in the day’s defining result. Lynton Modra and his rink secured two points after a 20-16 win against Michael Haywood. “We are pleased to have bounced back after a loss in round five. We are now looking for consistency from our rinks. Having said that it was a good win against a quality side” Modra said.

For Woodville Salvatore Marafioti and his four prevailed 24-15 against Mitch Walker.

Vincenzo Dimasi also took two points from his rink’s 18-16 win over John Munro.

Toorak/Burnside v Henley:

In a match-up between first and second on the ladder Henley prevailed 86-63 at Toorak/Burnside and pocketed a valuable 14 points. It was Toorak’s first loss for the season.

The unbeaten Sharks now sit on top of the ladder five points clear. Jeff Marsh skipped his four to a 26-16 triumph over Trevor Feast in the day’s best result. James Bodnar and his four prevailed 21-14 over Guy Uren. Simon Barriga has had some great results this year and his rink’s 22-15 win over Darren Niblett carried on the good work.

“It was a great win away from home. Brad Pech won only six ends and went down by one. Jeff Marsh was 15-15 after 15 ends but then kicked on to win” Ian Miller said.

For Toorak Mike Hocking grabbed his club’s only points after prevailing 18-17 against Brad Pech.

Division Two:

Modbury v Salisbury:

As with the club’s Premier Side, Modbury’s Second Division came away with a good win against Salisbury. The team picked up 12 points after a 74-70 win at home and moved to sixth spot on the ladder.

John Cooper and his rink did best banking two points after prevailing 20-13 over Rocco Ursida. Neil Martin and his four also bowled well in the foursome’s 19-16 defeat of Shaun Sayers.

For Salisbury Mark Shard defeated Brenton Treverton 22-17 and Gerald Phillips got up 19-18 over Norb Kratz.

Henley v Port Noarlunga:

Just like the clubs Premier side Henley’s Division Two team came away from its Saturday game with a strong win. The Sharks got up 79-74 against Port Noarlunga and banked 14 points.

Back at skip George Powell and his rink prevailed 23-10 in the day’s best performance. David Prior and his four won a tight one 22-19 over Derrick Owen. Ken Sherry also banked points after a 22-20 triumph over Anthony Moffatt.

For the Gulls Paul Probert and his rink prevailed 25-12 over James Buttfield.

Ascot Park v West Lakes:

West Lakes moved to third on the ladder after a strong 88-61 -16point win at Ascot Park.

With all rinks firing Alistair Robertson skipped his four to a 30-16 win over Geoff Coultas in the day’s most telling result. David Mullan and his four also played well in an 18-12 defeat of Scott Bennier.

Barry Delbridge and his rink got up 21-18 over Peter Scholefield and Peter Donoghue 19-15 over Col Watkins.

Gawler v Kensington/ Marryatville.

Gawler continued its improvement moving to second place on the ladder after an 87-67 win at home on Saturday. The northern club banked 13 points to sit two points out of top position.

Daryl Kubisch continued to show his experience prevailing 25-12 over Greg Miller in the day’s best result. Leigh Roberts skipped his four to a 24-16 triumph over Russell Miller to put the game to bed. Phil Marsden came away with a 21-21 draw with Peter Douglas.

For Kensington Jeanette Hill earned two points after a hard fought 18-17 win against Darren Hunter.

Adelaide v Marion:

Adelaide moved to seventh place on the ladder after a 90-61 home win against Marion. The Blues secured 14 points from the game.

Stuart Lea skipped his four to a 30-11 defeat of John Van Mierlo in the most telling performance. Chris Firth skipped his rink to a 25-16 triumph over David Kurtz and Garry Benveniste out pointed Ted Hibberd 23-16.

For Marion Lindsay Mortimer prevailed 18-12 over Sandy Wallace to give his club its only points.

John Bevin

15th November 2020