With only two rounds to go after round 16, the battles are truly on to retain or gain a top four spot to get into the finals play-offs or conversely to avoid 9th or 10th spot to get out of the demotion zone.
Ladder positions going into round 16:
1 Grange 193
2 Club Holdfast 154
3 Modbury 138
4 Somerton 134
5 Ascot Park 126
6 West Lakes 108
7 Adelaide 100
8 Lockleys 100
9 Salisbury 86
10 Henley 61
Lockleys v West Lakes:
West Lakes sits in 6th spot on the ladder after a 94-78 12points win at Lockleys.
The 16 shot margin came off the back of a 32-13 win for Mark Haines and his rink against Robbie Flavel in the day’s best result.
James Gregory skipped his four to a 27-17 defeat of Gabe Nardecchia in another telling result.
For Lockleys Chris Flavel and his rink got up 28-19 against Aaron Bremner.
Theo Katsivas and his four prevailed 20-16 against Isaac Trenorden but were unable to affect the overall result.
The Eagles ended the day in 8th spot on the ladder 6 points clear of the relegation zone.
Salisbury v Ascot Park:
Salisbury sits in 9th spot on the ladder after a 113-83 – 12 points win at home, against Ascot Park. It was a timely result as the club looks to hold its spot in the Premier League for next season.
Ken Willcox skipped his four to a 46-12 defeat of Col Harvey in a match winning result.
Simon Dorr and his rink prevailed 29-16 against Steve Trowse in another telling performance.
For the Lions Sam Denton and his four got up 26-17 against Rhys Taylor in the club’s best performance.
Mitch Percy and his rink prevailed 29-21 against Matthew Hull.
Ascot Park ended the day in 5th spot on the ladder 12 points shy of Modbury as the club looks to secure a final’s spot.
Adelaide v Henley:
Adelaide came out firing and went on with it banking 15 points from a 119-75 defeat of Henley. The result moved the Blues to 7th spot on the ladder and in mid table.
Tim Hicks skipped his rink to a 44-9 defeat of David Prior in a match defining result.
Scott Thulborn and his four prevailed 25-19 against Neil Miller.
Andrew Feijen and his rink got up 30-27 in a tight one against Jason Wholohan.
On fourth rink the fours of Brett Davis and Jeff March fought hard all day before settling for a 20-20 draw.
Henley ended the day at the foot of the ladder and destined for relegation.
Club Holdfast v Grange:
In a match up between the competition’s top two clubs Club Holdfast grabbed 12 points after a 91-88, in another of those close encounters, with a home win against Grange. Grange retains its top spot on the ladder with 197 points 31 points clear of Holdfast.
Matt Northcott and his four prevailed 26-13 against Tyson Wilson in the day’s best result.
Ashley Klose and his rink came away with a 27-22 defeat of Nathan Black
For the Dolphins Wayne Ruediger and his four again played well in his rink’s 28-16 success against Josh Studham.
Craig Mills and his rink also took points after a 25-22 win against Jayden Zeller.
Modbury v Somerton:
Somerton sits in 3rd spot on the ladder after 105-86 12 points win at Modbury.
Jeff Aworth and his four prevailed 30-14 against Josh Thompson in the day’s most telling performance.
Nathan Pedersen and his rink again played well in a 25-19 defeat of Gary Meekcoms.
For the Thunder, John Nelson and his four did best prevailing 27-25 against Luke Pietersma in a tight game.
Jose Gil and his rink also banked points after a hard fought 26-25 win against Steve Dennis.
Modbury ended the day in 4th spot on the ladder just 4 points shy of Somerton.
DIVISION ONE LADDER GOING INTO ROUND 16:
1 Hawthorn 210
2 Marion 149
3 Woodville 140
4 Modbury 134
5 Payneham 130
6 Salisbury 109
7 Tranmere 102
8 Rosewater 90
9 Morphett Vale 89
10 Toorak/Burnside 47
Toorak/Burnside v Hawthorn:
Hawthorn continued its rampant, unbeaten run through the competition banking 15 points after an 89-71 success at Toorak/Burnside. The Hawks now sit at the top of the ladder with 225 points 74 points clear of 2nd placed Marion.
With all rinks firing Steve Packer skipped his four to a 26-18 defeat of Mike Hocking in the day’s best result.
Michael Lodge and his rink prevailed 22-16 against John Boccaccio in another good performance.
Brett Willcox and his prevailed 22-18 against Brian Jenkins.
On the fourth rink and after a dog fight all afternoon the rinks of Darren Niblett and Guy Uren settled for a 19-19 draw.
Toorak/Burnside remains at the foot of the ladder and destined for relegation.
Morphett Vale v Woodville:
Morphett Vale grabbed an important 11 points after a 73-67 home defeat of Woodville. At the end of the day the Emus sat in 8th spot on the ladder 6 points clear of the relegation zone.
John Munro skipped his rink to a 26-8 win against Michael Haywood in a match winning result.
For Woodville Mark Hanrahan and his four prevailed 24-13 against Anthony Roberts.
Salvatore Marafioti and his rink grabbed the points after a 19-18 win against David Blowes.
On the fourth rink the fours of Tony Batchelor and Vincenzo Dimasi settled for a 16-16 draw.
Woodville ended the game in fourth spot on the ladder 14 points clear of Payneham.
Modbury v Marion:
Modbury now sits in 3rd spot on the ladder after a nail biting 85-84 14 points home success against Marion.
In a game that produced a heart stopping finish Mitch Walker skipped his rink to a 29-15 defeat of Mason Kaufer in the club’s best result.
Neil Martin and his four prevailed 24-13 against Ken Holtham.
John Cooper and his rink also banked another two points after a 25-18 win against Tony Devlin.
For the Hurricanes, Scott Andreassen and his four defeated Allan Britcher 38-7. On another day such a score-line would produce a more positive result for the side.
The Hurricanes still remained in 2nd spot on the ladder with 151 points.
Payneham v Tranmere:
Tranmere sits in 7th spot on the ladder with 117 points after an 81-68 – 15 points win at Payneham.
Roger Kairl skipped his four to a 22-16 defeat of Darren Siegertz in the say’s most telling result.
Doug Jewells and his rink prevailed 20-15 against Pete Mathews in a solid performance.
Peter Marshall and his four got up 20-18 against Aussie Cunningham to also grab points.
On the fourth rink the fours of Graham Young and Mark Bowman drew 19-19 in a tight game.
The Panthers ended the day in 5th spot on the ladder with 131 points.
Rosewater v Salisbury:
Salisbury ended the day in 6th spot on the ladder after a hard fought 74-73 12 points success at Rosewater.
James Annandale skipped his four to a 25-11 defeat of Trevor Pilkington in the game’s big result.
David Knowles and his rink prevailed 23-12 against Craig Green.
For Rosewater Peter Schultz and his four got up 27-14 against Nathan Hughes but was unable to affect the overall result.
Alan Purnell and his rink also took points after a 23-12 win against Phillip McNally.
Rosewater dropped to 9th spot on the ladder with 94 points.
DIVISION TWO LADDER GOING INTO ROUND 16:
1 Adelaide 162
2 Marion 158
3 Millswood 155
4 Port Noarlunga 129
5 Ascot Park 129
6 Gawler 108
7 Beaumont 107
8 Happy Valley 101
9 Henley 80
10 Brighton 71
Marion v Adelaide:
Adelaide sits clear at the top of the ladder on 176 points after an 88-63 14points win at Marion.
Sandy Wallace skipped her rink to a 28-13 win in the day’s best result.
Chris Firth and his four prevailed 23-13 against Ted Hibberd in another good performance.
In a game which featured two draws the Blues, Paul Young and his rink and Raymond Egan split the points after an 18-18 result.
Alan Hurst and his four also came away with an 19-19 draw with Lindsay Mortimer.
The Hurricanes ended the day in 2nd spot on the ladder with 160 points.
Henley v Gawler:
Gawler now sits in 6th spot on the ladder with 122 points after a 92-69 14 points success at Henley.
Darren Hunter and his four prevailed 29-16 against Ian Miller in the game’s best result.
Leigh Roberts and his rink played well in a 24-13 success against Chris McConnell.
Daryl Kubisch and his four also banked points after a 21-15 win against Darryl Stephens.
For Henley Terry Stringer and his four prevailed 25-18 against Rod Squire to give the club its only points.
The Sharks ended the day at the foot of the ladder and are struggling to avoid relegation.
Millswood v Brighton:
Brighton caused a boilover banking 13 points after a 76-69 win at Millswood. The southern club ended the day in 9th spot on the ladder with 84 points despite the win.
Carli Mitchell skipped her rink to a 22-15 defeat of Andrew Stasinowsky in the club’s best result.
Daniel Johnson and his four prevailed 22-17 against Matthew Rossi grabbing an important 2 points.
In a tight game Darryl Hendy grabbed an additional point after a 16-16 draw with Geoff Kennedy.
For Millswood Enio Rossi and his four prevailed 21-16 against Darrel Fishpool.
Millswood ended the day in 3rd spot on the ladder with 158 points.
Beaumont v Port Noarlunga:
Port Noarlunga sits in 5th spot on the ladder with 141 points after a close 77-75 win at Beaumont. The southern club banked an important 12 points from the outing.
Anthony Moffatt skipped his four to a 25-13 defeat of John Whelan in the day’s best result.
Harvey Jolly and his rink prevailed 20-17 against John Elwin.
For Beaumont John Bohner and his four got up 25-14 against Karlee Moffat but was unable to affect the overall result.
Robert Ormston and his rink also took points after a 20-18 win against Thomas Jolly.
Beaumont now sits in 7th spot on the ladder with 111 points.
Ascot Park v Happy Valley.
Ascot Park moved to 4th spot on the ladder after prevailing 91-62 at home against Happy Valley and banking a full count of 16 points.
Scott Bennier and his rink defeated Julian Potter 31-13 in the day’s best result.
Robert Langford and his four prevailed 21-16 against Alan Dudley in another good result.
Riina Bradbrook continued some good form in her rink’s 21-17 defeat of Ray Steer.
Peter Scholefield and his four got up 18-16 against Robert Schultz after a tight game.
Happy Valley ended the day in 8th spot on the ladder with 101 points.
20th February 2022