Around the Greens

Saturday Open Pennants round 6

There was plenty of action around the greens in round 6 of the Saturday open pennant competitions. In the Premier League Grange went to the top of the table after a sensational 16 points win at Modbury. And after a draw in round 5 reigning Premier, Club Holdfast, got up by a single shot at home against Ascot Park. Last season’s beaten grand finalist West Lakes picked up a huge first win for the season and immediately went to 8th spot on the ladder. And no one would have tipped that Somerton would come away almost empty handed at Adelaide! The competition is now one third of the way through the minor rounds with plenty of more surprises to come.

So here we go my impressions of bowls on a cloudy day in Adelaide where the forecast rain stayed away.

Premier League:

Salisbury v West Lakes:

West Lakes produced its first win for the season banking an important 14 points after a huge 118-59 success at Salisbury. It was enough to move the club to 8th spot on the ladder.

The win was largely driven by Mark Haines and his rink which prevailed 47-8 against Bernie Ward in a game defining performance.

Aaron Bremner and his four continued their good work in the early part of the season defeating Ross McConnell 31-17.

On the 3rd rink Isaac Trenorden and his four got up 22-15 against Simon Dorr.

For Salisbury Brenton Bain and his rink got up 19-18 against James Gregory to give the club its only points. Salisbury ended the day in ninth spot on the ladder.

 Adelaide v Somerton:

Adelaide moved to 7th on the ladder after an excellent 111-76 home win against an in-form Somerton.

Scott Thulborn skipped his four to a 32-16 defeat of Scott Taylor in the day’s best result.

Andrew Feijen and his rink were equally impressive prevailing 29-16 against Jeff Aworth.

Dale Robertson also picked up the points getting up 24-15 against Luke Pietersma.

Nathan Pedersen picked up the points for Somerton with a 29-26 win over Tim Hicks.

The Seagulls ended the day in 3rd spot on the ladder 4 points shy of 2nd placed Modbury.

Club Holdfast v Ascot Park:

Club Holdfast drew its round 5 game, but went one shot better in round 6 banking 12 points after 92-91 home win against Ascot Park. It moved the reigning Premier to 4th spot on the ladder with three wins from 6 starts.

In the split rink game Jayden Zeller and his rink prevailed 30-15 against Mitch Percy in a match winning performance.

Josh Studham skipped his rink to a hard fought 28-25 win against Sam Denton.

For Ascot Park Anthony Treloar and his four got up 28-17 against Andrew Hill.

Sam Dietrich continued a good run of form securing two points after a 23-17 defeat of Matt Northcott.

Ascot Park now in 5th place on the ladder.

Modbury v Grange:

Grange played out of their collective skins banking the full count of 16 points after a 111-88 defeat over Modbury. It was the club’s best performance of the season which moved the Dolphins to top spot on the ladder 6 points clear of the Thunder.

Whilst all rinks performed well Wayne Ruediger skipped his four to a 28-17 defeat of John Nelson in the game’s most telling result.

Young skip Nathan Black continued to impress skipping his four to a 27-22 win against Gary Thompson.

Craig Mills and his four came away with a 30-26 success against Josh Thompson and Tyson Wilson added to the points tally with a 26-23 defeat of Gary Meekcoms.

Lockleys v Henley:

Lockleys moved to 6th on the ladder after a 90-78 14 point home defeat of Henley.

Robbie Flavel skipped his four to a 31-22 success against Geoff Collins in the day’s best result.

Chris Flavel and his rink prevailed 22-17 against Jason Wholohan in another damaging result.

Gabe Nardecchia continued his good run of form skipping his four to a 25-19 defeat of David Prior.

For Henley Tony Roberts and his rink got up 20-12 against Ashley Halls but was unable to affect the overall result.

Henley ended the day at the foot of the ladder with just the one win from 6 games.

 Division One:

Morphett Vale v Hawthorn:

Hawthorn remain undefeated and sit at the top of the ladder 17 points clear of 2nd placed Payneham after a 98-73 14 point win at Morphett Vale.

It has been a great start for the Hawks who really look the goods.

Brett Willcox skipped his four to a 34-16 defeat of John Munro in the day’s most telling result.

Steve Packer and his rink prevailed 23-18 against Tony Batchelor in another good result.

Darren Niblett and his four got up 23-19 against Paulina Lawrie.

For the Emus who ended the day in 7th spot on the ladder Graham Aitken and his four prevailed 20-18 against Alex Gebert in an excellent performance.

Modbury v Salisbury:

Salisbury grabbed an important 12 points from a 74-68 win at Modbury. The 6 shot win, carried the club to 5th spot on the ladder with three wins from six starts.

Eric Datson skipped his four to a 24-12 defeat of Tony Weir in the day’s most notable performance.

Mathew Hull and his rink prevailed 20-13 against Mitch Walker in another positive result.

For Modbury Neil Martin and his four were competitive all day before coming away with a 22-12 win against Ray Oborn. John Cooper also banked points after a 21-18 success against Ian Greenshields.

Payneham v Woodville:

Payneham continued its early good form banking 14 points after prevailing 99-55 at home against Woodville. The Panthers took 14 points from the game and sit in second spot on the ladder 17 points shy of Hawthorn.

Ben McDonnell and his rink did best prevailing 30-10 against Vincenzo Dimasi.

Paul Uranjek and his four also played well all day taking the two points after a 28-10 defeat of Michael Haywood.

On the third rink Aussie Cunningham and his rink got up 24-16 against Mark Hanrahan.

For Woodville Salvatore Marafioti and his four won 19-17 against Darren Siegertsz to give the club its only points for the day.

Rosewater v Tranmere:

Rosewater sits in ninth spot on the ladder after a 90-70 12 point home win against Tranmere, now in 4th spot.

In the split rink game Paul O’Dea and his rink were standouts taking two points after a 36-10 defeat of Edward Dolan.

Allan Purnell skipped his four to a 28-15 win against Graham Young in another good performance.

For Tranmere John Feddersen and his rink did best with a 24-14 defeat of Steve Thompson.

Peter Marshall also did well prevailing 21-12 against Peter Schultz.

Toorak/Burnside v Marion:

Marion banked an important 14 points after a 104-58 win at Toorak/Burnside. The club ended the day in 8th spot on the ladder.

Mason Kaufer skipped his four to a 32-10 defeat of Guy Uren in the game’s most telling result.

Scott Andreassen and his rink prevailed 29-9 against Brian Jenkins and were equally impressive.

Ken Holtham and his four got up 26-15 against Mike Hocking to finish a great day on the green.

For Toorak Trevor Feast and his rink got up 24-17 against Tony Devlin to give the club its only points.

Toorak/Burnside sits at the foot of the table having chalked up one win in six starts.

Division 2:

Henley v Adelaide:

Adelaide continued to ride rampant over the competition banking a full count of 16 points after a 99-62 defeat of the Sharks at Henley. The Blues ended the day undefeated after six rounds and sit 16 points clear at the top of the table.

Chris Firth skipped his four to a 31-15 defeat of Jason Bodnar in the day’s best result.

Sandy Wallace skipped her rink to a 28-14 win against Terry Stringer in another positive result.

Alan Hurst and his four prevailed 21-15 against Sue Coultas and Richard Hooper also banked points after a 19-18 success against Geoff Coultas.

Henley ended the day in ninth spot on the ladder with one win in six starts.

Millswood v Happy Valley:

Millswood sits in third spot on the ladder after an 84-74 12 point home win against Happy Valley.

In the split rink game Enio Rossi and his rink prevailed 34-11 against Avis Steer in a match winning performance.

Matthew Rossi skipped his rink to a 22-14 defeat of Colin Barker.

For the Reds, Alan Dudley skipped his four to a 26-12 win against Glenn Pikelis.

Robert Schultz and his rink got up 23-16 against Andrew Stazinowsky.

Happy Valley ended the day in 5th spot on the ladder.

Beaumont v Gawler:

For Beaumont it was a good day on the greens. A 90-65 14 point home win against Gawler sees the club sitting in 4th spot on the ladder having won three games from six outings.

John Elwin skipped his rink to a 26-9 win against Leigh Roberts in the day’s best performance.

John Bohner and his four prevailed 20-13 against Daryl Kubisch in a good performance.

On the third rink Neville Kirby and his rink got up 25-23 against Rod Squire.

For Gawler Darren Hunter and his four took two points after a 20-19 defeat of Robert Ormston.

Gawler ended the day in 6th spot on the ladder.

Ascot Park v Port Noarlunga:

Ascot Park banked 13 points after a hard fought 68-66 home success against Port Noarlunga. The win sees the club sitting in seventh spot on the ladder with three from six starts.

Barry Fry and his four prevailed 21-16 against Karlee Moffatt to lead the way.

In a tight game Peter Scholefield and his rink came away with a 15-14 success against Harvey Jolly.

After a dog fight Lion Steve Tarr and Rick Hilder settled for a 16-16 draw.

For Port Noarlunga Anthony Moffatt and his rink defeated Riina Bradbrook 20-16.

The southern side ended the day in 8th spot on the ladder.

Marion v Brighton:

Marion grabbed an important 14 points after 94-67 home win against Brighton. The big win sees the club sitting in second spot on the ladder 16 points shy of Adelaide.

Darryl Gray skipped his four to a 31-19 defeat of Darrel Fishpool in the day’s most telling result.

Ted Hibberd and his rink prevailed 27-9 against Graham McNamara in an equally impressive performance.

Lindsay Mortimer and his four got up 18-16 against John Smith.

For Brighton Mark Green skipped his four to a 23-18 defeat of Raymond Egan to give the club its only points.

Brighton now sits at the foot of the ladder with one win from six starts.

John Bevin

21st November 2021