Around the Greens

Saturday Open Pennants Round 8

Warm and fine conditions welcomed bowlers for Round 8 of the Saturday Open pennant competitions.

In the Premier League the top four sides going into the day were:

Grange    6 wins and 1 loss with 85 points

Modbury 6 wins and 1 loss with 78 points

Somerton 4 wins and 3 losses with 64 points

Ascot Park 3 wins and 4 losses with 60 points

Let’s see what eventuated in a top round of bowls across the city.

Premier League:

Lockleys v Ascot Park:

Ascot Park came out firing and continued to work hard all day for a 95-75 – 14 points win at Lockleys. It was enough to carry the Lions to 3rd spot on the ladder with 4 wins and 4 losses for the season.

Sam Dietrich and his four again played well in a 30-11 defeat of Chris Flavel in the day’s best result.

Col Harvey and his rink prevailed 25-20 against Robbie Flavel in another good performance.

Mitch Percy and his four fought hard all day before coming away with 22-19 win against Gabe Nardecchia.

For Lockleys Ashley Halls and his rink got up 23-18 against Anthony Treloar to give the club its only points.

The Eagles finished the day in 8th spot on the ladder with three wins for the season.

Salisbury v Grange:

Grange again showed its quality banking 14 points after a 109-92 success at Salisbury. The Dolphins ended the day at the top of the ladder with 7 wins from 8 starts this season.

Craig Mills and his rink prevailed 32-22 against Brenton Baine in what was the day’s most influential result.

Tyson Wilson skipped his four to a 28-20 defeat of Ross McConnell in another good performance.

Wayne Ruediger and his rink came away with a 33-26 win against Simon Dorr.

For Salisbury Ken Willcox and his four defeated Nathan Black to give the club its only points.

The Northern club ended the day in 9th spot on the ladder with 2 wins for the season.

West Lakes v Henley:

After a slow start to the season West Lakes continued its revival banking 14 points from a 111-88 home win against Henley. It carried the Lakers to 6th spot on the ladder with 3 wins and a draw this season.

Mark Haines and his four prevailed 39-17 against Tony Roberts with an eye-catching performance.

James Gregory skipped his rink to a 32-18 defeat of Jason Wholohan in another good result.

Isaac Trenorden and his four worked hard all day before coming away with a 21-19 win against Geoff Coultas.

For Henley Neil Miller continued his good form in his foursome’s 34-19 success against Aaron Bremner but was unable to affect the overall result.

The Sharks ended the day at the foot of the ladder with one win for the season.

Club Holdfast v Somerton:

Club Holdfast grabbed an important 12 points after prevailing 97-85 against Somerton at home. It was enough to see the reigning Premiers sitting in fourth spot on the ladder with four wins and a draw for the season.

The win came courtesy of a 38-10 success for Josh Studham against Scott Colvill in a match winning performance.

Craig Goldfinch skipped his rink to a 27-17 win against an in-form Nathan Pedersen.

For Somerton Scott Taylor and his four prevailed 33-16 against Jayden Zeller. On another day that result would have had much more impact on the overall result.

Jeff Aworth skipped his four to a 25-16 defeat of Andrew Hill.

Somerton ended the day in 5th spot on the ladder.

Modbury v Adelaide:

Modbury again played well in a 103-84 14 points home win against Adelaide. It saw the club sitting in second spot on the ladder with 7 wins for the season.

Jose Gil skipped his four to a 30-15 win against Dale Robertson in the day’s most influential result.

John Nelson and his rink again played well in a 29-17 defeat of Andrew Feijen.

Gary Meekcoms and his four prevailed 25-22 against Scott Thulborn.

For Adelaide Tim Hicks and his rink got up 30-19 against Josh Thompson to give the club its only points.

The Blues ended the day in 7th spot on the ladder with four wins for the season.

Division One:

In Division One the top 4 sides going in were:

Hawthorn   7 wins and 0 losses with 104 points.

Woodville   5 wins and 2 losses with 78 points.

Payneham  5 wins and 2 losses with 75 points.

Tranmere   4 wins and 3 losses with 58 points.

Toorak/Burnside v Woodville:

Despite winning on only two rinks of four played Woodville grabbed 12 points after prevailing 81-67 at Toorak/Burnside. The club ended the day in 2nd spot on the ladder with 6 wins for the season.

Salvatore Marafioti and his rink prevailed 26-12 against Trevor Feast in the day’s most telling result.

Mark Hanrahan skipped his four to a 24-13 defeat of Brian Jenkins in another telling result.

For Toorak/Burnside Guy Uren and his rink prevailed 23-16 against Michael Haywood.

Mike Hocking also grabbed two points after his four’s 19-15 win against Vincenzo Dimasi.

Toorak sits at the foot of the table with one win for the season.

Morphett Vale v Tranmere:

Morphett Vale banked 12 points after a 79-78 home win against Tranmere but not before a nail-biting finish in the game between Graham Aitken and John Feddersen. Going into that end it was all square on the board and Aitken was holding shot. Feddersen played a weighted shot with his final bowl and flicked the kitty sideways across the green. The resultant long measure saw the Emus get up by the one shot.

In the split rink game John Munro and his four did best with a 28-8 defeat of Peter Marshall.

Tony Batchelor and his four continued a great run of form prevailing 20-19 against Edward Dolan.

For Tranmere Feddersen and his rink defeated Graham Aitken 25-15.

Graham Young and his four got up 26-16 against Paulina Lawrie.

The Emus ended the day in 8th spot on the ladder with 3 wins for the season.

Tranmere hold down 5th spot with four wins.

Hawthorn v Marion:

Hawthorn remain the only unbeaten side in division 1 and after a 74-71  home win against Marion, the Hawks now sit 26 points clear of Woodville at the top of the ladder.

In a tight game overall Darren Niblett and his four did best with a 22-14 defeat of Mason Kaufer.

Steve Packer and his rink prevailed 24-19 against Scott Andreassen in another good performance.

For Marion David Bell and his four got up 19-11 over Alex Gebert to grab 2 points.

Ken Holtham and his rink came away with a 19-17 success against Brett Willcox.

Marion ended the day in 7th spot on the ladder with 3 wins for the season.

Payneham v Salisbury:

Salisbury pocketed 12 points after an 88-68 win at Payneham. It was enough to carry the northern side to fourth spot on the ladder with 5 wins for the season.

In the split rink game Mathew Hull skipped his rink to a 34-7 defeat of Darren Siegertz in a match winning performance.

Philip McNally and his four prevailed 19-15 against Ben McDonnell.

For the Panthers Aussie Cunningham and his rink did best with a 24-14 defeat of Eric Datson.

Paul Uranjek and his four also grabbed two points after a tight 22-21 win against Ian Greenshields.

The Panthers ended the day in third spot on the ladder with 5 wins for the season.

Rosewater v Modbury:

Modbury banked an important 12 points after an 84-65 win at Rosewater. The Thunder ended the day in 6th spot on the ladder with 3 wins for the season.

Neil Martin and his four prevailed 31-7 against Paul O’Dea in a match winning performance.

John Cooper and his rink came away with a tight 20-18 defeat of Steve Thompson.

For Rosewater Alan Purnell and his rink took two points after a tight 18-14 win against Tony Weir.

Peter Schultz and his four prevailed 22-19 against Rod Bahr.

Rosewater now in 9th spot on the ladder with 2 wins for the season.

Division 2:

The top four sides going into the day were:

Adelaide   7 wins and 0 losses with 101 points     Marion      5 wins and 2 losses with 73 pts.

Millswood 5 wins and 2 losses with 72 points     Happy Valley 4 wins 3 losses and 60 points

Marion v Gawler:

Marion stayed in 2nd spot on the ladder after an 88-70 13 point home win against Gawler.

Ted Hibberd and his four defeated Rod Squire 33-10 in the day’s best result.

Lindsay Mortimer and his four prevailed 25-12 against Daryl Kubisch in another good result.

After a tight game Raymond Egan, Leigh Roberts and their respective rinks settled for a 20-20 draw.

For Gawler Darren Hunter skipped his rink to a 28-10 defeat of Daryl Gray but was unable to impact on the overall score-line.

Gawler ended the day in 7th spot on the ladder with 3 wins for the season.

Henley v Port Noarlunga:

Port Noarlunga moved to 5th spot on the ladder after an 81-67 home win against Henley.

Harvey Jolly and his rink prevailed 25-14 against Geoff Coultas in the game’s most telling result.

Anthony Moffatt and his four came away with a 25-16 defeat of Chris McConnell in another telling result.

Rick Hilder and his rink also took points after an 18-12 win against Terry Stringer.

For Henley Sue Coultas skipped her four to a 25-13 defeat of Karlee Moffatt but was unable to affect the overall result.

Henley ended the day at the foot of the ladder with one win from 8 games.

Adelaide v Brighton:

Adelaide remained undefeated and now sits 39 points clear at the top of the table after a convincing 95-51 -16 point home win against Brighton.

Richard Hooper skipped his rink to a 27-11 defeat of John Smith in the day’s best result.

Chris Firth and his four prevailed 24-14 against Brian Noble to extend a good run of form.

Sandy Wallace and her rink got up 24-14 against Carli Mitchell.

Alan Hurst finished a great day for the club with 20-12 win against Graham McNamara.

Brighton now sits in 9th spot on the ladder with one win for the season.

Beaumont v Happy Valley:

Happy Valley took all 16 points after a 101-67 win at Beaumont. The Valley moves into 4th spot on the ladder with 5 wins for the season.

Alan Dudley skipped his four to a 26-14 defeat of John Elwin in the day’s most telling result.

Colin Barker and his rink prevailed 24-14 against Neville Kirby in another good performance.

Robert Schultz and his four came away with a 28-19 win against John Bohner.

On the final rink Avis Steer also grabbed points after a 23-20 win against Robert Ormston.

Beaumont ended the day in in 6th spot on the ladder with 3 wins for the season.

Ascot Park v Millswood:

Ascot Park banked an important 10 points after a 74-74 home draw against Millswood. The southern club now sits in 8th spot on the ladder with 3 wins and a draw for the season.

Steve Tarr skipped his rink to a 23-17 defeat of Matthew Rossi in the game’s most telling result.

Robert Langford and his four prevailed 21-18 against Chris Dew in a tight encounter.

Andrew Smith and his rink got up 17-16 against Enio Rossi.

For Millswood Andrew Stasinowsky and his four prevailed 23-13 against Peter Scholefield but was unable to affect the overall result.

Millswood ended the day in third spot on the ladder with 5 wins for the season.

John Bevin

5/12/2021