Around the Greens

Saturday Open Pennants Round 7

Played in fine weather round 7 of the Saturday Open pennant competitions again had plenty of surprises and close games. At the end of the day in the Premier League Grange sits on top the ladder and Modbury in second spot and both clubs have won 6 games from 7 played.

Premier League:

Henley v Adelaide:

Adelaide banked 14 points after prevailing 102-91 at Henley. The result moved the Blues to 6th spot on the ladder having won four games over the season.

In a game that had 2 drawn rinks Tim Hicks skipped his four to a 25-19 defeat of defeat of Jason Wholohan in the day’s best result.

Scott Thulborn and his rink came away with a 26-21 win against Tony Roberts.

After a dog fight all day Dale Robertson and Geoff Collins settled for a 25-25 draw.

The rinks of Andrew Feijen and Neil Miller also drew 26-26.

Henley ended the day at the foot of the ladder having won only one game for the season.

Somerton v Modbury:

In a match-up between two top four sides Modbury, in a nail-biting finish, prevailed 93-92 against the Seagulls at Somerton. The Thunder banked 13 points from the game.

John Nelson skipped his four to a 29-11 defeat of Scott Taylor in a match winning performance.

Josh Thompson and his rink prevailed 28-20 against Luke Pietersma.

In a tight game Gary Meekcoms and Nathan Pedersen and their respective rinks finished with a 26-26 draw.

For Somerton Jeff Aworth and his four came away with a sensational 35-10 defeat of Jose Gil but were unable to affect the overall result.

Modbuy ended the4 day in 2nd spot on the ladder and Somerton in 3rd.

West Lakes v Lockleys:

In another close match West Lakes continued its season revival banking 12 points after a 104-99 home success against Lockleys. The Lakers ended the day in 8th spot on the ladder.

Aaron Bremner continued his good run of form skipping his rink to a 27-20 defeat of Chris Flavel in the day’s most telling result.

Mark Haines and his rink prevailed 30-24 against Gabe Nardecchia in another good performance.

For Lockleys Robbie Flavel did best skipping his four to a 29-22 success against James Gregory.

Ashley Halls and his rink also picked up points after a 26-25 win against Isaac Trenordan.

Lockleys ended the day in 7th spot on the ladder.

Grange v Club Holdfast:

The Dolphin players again turned in a big performance defeating last season’s Premiers Club Holdfast 113-69 and taking 14 points at home. The result sees the club at the top of the ladder having won 6 games from 7 starts this season.

Craig Mills skipped his rink to a 35-15 defeat of Josh Studham in a game busting performance.

Ben Bowman and his four prevailed 25-14 against Matt Northcott.

Nathan Black and his rink continued a great run of form beating Jayden Zeller 28-12.

For Club Holdfast Andrew Hill and his four got up 28-25 against Tyson Wilson to give the club its only points. Club Holdfast ended the day in 5th spot on the ladder.

Ascot Park v Salisbury:

Salisbury also came up with a big performance banking 12 points after a 94-89 away win at Ascot Park.

In the split rink game Simon Dorr skipped his four to a 33-12 defeat of Sam Denton in a match winning performance.

Brenton Bain and his four got up 23-21 against Anthony Treloar to earn another 2 points.

For Ascot Park Sam Dietrich and his rink prevailed 27-21 against Ken Willcox but were unable to affect the overall result.

Mitch Percy skipped his four to a 29-17 defeat of Ross McConnell.

Salisbury ended the day in 9th spot on the ladder with 2 wins for the season.

Ascot Park retains fourth spot with 3 wins from 7 starts.

Division One:

The Division One competition has always been keenly fought with many of the Club’s having their first sides in this division. This season Hawthorn is making the running by remaining undefeated through 7 rounds and sitting 26 points clear at the top of the ladder.

Marion v Modbury:

Marion banked 12 points after prevailing 80-70 against Modbury in a keenly fought game.

Ken Holtham skipped his rink to a 30-11 defeat of Neil Martin in what was a match winning performance.

Mason Kaufer continued a competitive season skipping his four to a 22-18 win against Tony Weir.

For Modbury John Cooper and his rink did best taking the points after a 21-12 defeat of Tony Devlin.

Rod Bahr and his four prevailed 20-16 against Scott Andreassen in a good performance.

Marion ended the day in 6th spot on the ladder after winning 3 games for the season and Modbury in 7th with 2 wins for the year.

Salisbury v Rosewater:

In another split rink game Salisbury banked 12 points after a 92-75 home win against Rosewater.

Philip McNally and his rink prevailed 28-13 against Allan Purnell in the day’s most telling result.

The evergreen Eric Datson skipped his four to a 23-14 defeat of Steve Thompson in another good result.

For Rosewater Paul O’Dea and his rink prevailed 26-22 against Ian Greenshields.

Peter Schultz and his four got up 22-19 against Mathew Hull.

Salisbury ended the day in 5th spot on the ladder having won 4 games from 7 appearances.

Rosewater is now placed in 9th position.

Hawthorn v Toorak/Burnside:

Hawthorn continued its rampant run through this year’s competition banking a full count of 16 points after a 121-50 home defeat of Toorak/Burnside. The Hawks remain undefeated and sit 26 points clear at the top of the table.

Brett Willcox skipped his four to a 34-11 defeat of Mike Hocking in the day’s most telling result.

Darren Niblett and his rink prevailed 36-14 against Trevor Feast for another impressive result.

Alex Gebert skipped his four to a 24-14 win against Guy Uren.

On the fourth rink Steve Packer and his rink came away with a 27-11 success against Brian Jenkins.

Toorak/Burnside now sits at the bottom of the table having won only one game of seven rounds played.

Tranmere v Payneham:

In the local derby, for Tranmere it was a good day taking 12 points after an 81-72 home win against Payneham. The club now sits in 4th spot on the ladder having won 4 games this year.

In a tight game overall Graham Young and his rink prevailed 24-12 against Darren Siegertsz in day’s best result.

John Feddersen and his four were equally effective in a 26-16 defeat of Eric Monti.

For The Panthers Aussie Cunningham and his rink took the points after a 23-17 win against Edward Dolan.

Paul Uranjek and his four prevailed 21-14 against Peter Marshall.

Despite the loss Payneham holds down 3rd spot with 5 wins for the year.

Woodville v Morphett Vale:

Woodville sits in 2nd spot on the ladder after prevailing 82-61 against Morphett Vale at home.

Salvatore Marafioti skipped his four to a 22-10 defeat of John Munro in the day’s best result.

Mark Hanrahan and his rink were equally effective in a 22-14 win against Paulina Lawrie.

Vincenzo Dimasi skipped his four to a 21-17 success against Graham Aitken.

For the Emus Tony Batchelor and his rink continued a great run of form coming away with a 20-17 success against Michael Haywood.

Morphett Vale ended the day in 8th spot on the ladder having won two of the seven games played.

Division Two:

Brighton v Millswood:

Millswood came up with the goods after a nervous final couple of ends taking 12 points after a heart stopping 81-80 win at Brighton. The club ended the day in 3rd spot on the ladder with 5 wins for the season.

Andrew Stasinowsky skipped his four to a 25-13 defeat of Mark Green in a match winning performance.

Matthew Rossi and his rink prevailed 22-21 against Graham McNamara to also bank important points.

For Brighton Brian Noble and his four got up 25-16 against Enio Rossi but was unable to affect the overall result.

John Smith and his rink prevailed 21-18 against Chris Dew.

Brighton ended the day in 9th spot on the ladder with one win for the season.

Happy Valley v Ascot Park:

In another close match for the day, Happy Valley won on only one of four rinks played but came away with a 73-69 10 point home win against Ascot Park.

The club ended the day in 4th spot on the ladder win with four wins from 7 games.

Alan Dudley skipped his four to a 28-15 defeat of Robert Langford in a match winning performance.

Ascot Park ended the day in 8th spot on the ladder. Barry Fry and his rink did best with a 19-13 defeat of Robert Schultz.

Riina Bradbrook skipped her four to a 17-15 success against Avis Steer.

Steve Tarr and his rink got up 18-17 against Colin Barker.

Adelaide v Marion:

Adelaide remains undefeated and sits 28 points clear at the top of the table after an 86-65 14 point home win against Marion.

Sandy Wallace and her rink prevailed 27-11 against Darryl Gray in the day’s most outstanding result.

Chris Firth skipped his four to a 25-17 defeat of Ted Hibberd.

Richard Hooper and his rink also banked points after a 22-21 win against Lindsay Mortimer.

For Marion Raymond Egan and his four got up 16-12 against Alan Hurst to earn the club its only points.

Marion ended the day in 2nd spot on the ladder having recorded 5 wins for the season.

Port Noarlunga v Beaumont:

Port Noarlunga pocketed 11 points after a 72-66 home win against Beaumont. The result carried the club to 7th spot on the ladder having won three games for the season.

Rick Hilder skipped his rink to a 24-10 win against Neville Kirby in the day’s most telling result.

Karlee Moffatt and her four came away with an important 18-18 draw with Robert Ormston.

For Beaumont John Bohner defeated Harvey Jolly 18-13 in a competitive result.

John Elwin’s rink did enough for a 20-17 win against Anthony Moffatt.

Beaumont ended the day in 5th spot on the ladder having won three games this season.

Gawler v Henley:

Gawler put in one of its best performances this season banking a full count of 16 points after a 99-58 home win against Henley. It was enough to carry the club to 6th spot on the ladder with three wins for the season.

Rod Squire skipped his four to a 28-11 defeat of Colin Turci in the day’s most telling result.

Daryl Kubisch and his rink prevailed 30-17 against Geoff Coultas in another good result.

Darren Hunter and his four got up 22-12 against Terry Stringer.

Leigh Roberts and his rink came away with a 19-18 win against Sue Coultas.

Henley ended the day at the bottom of the ladder with just one win for the season.

John Bevin

28th November 2021