Around the Greens

Thursday Women’s Pennant Round 3.

Going into Round 3 of the Thursday Women’s pennants we are yet to complete round two after heavy rain with thunder and lightning last week. Only four games out of 10 were completed and the remaining match-ups will be played on Tuesday November ninth.

After two or three rounds I always begun to bring ladder positions into my match reports and I will be able to do that after the completion of round 2. All ladder positions I have written about today take this into account.

Each week I will be trying to gain a little more news on some of those matches with those close results and as the season goes on some of those top of the division table matches. Today we are starting with a cliff hanger result at Brighton with their game against Ascot Park.     John Bevin

Premier League:

Brighton v Ascot Park: This was one of those close ones!

There was never much between home side Brighton and Ascot Park all day. Going into the final end the Lions needed two shots for a draw and three shots for the win. Deb Fry and her rink ultimately went down 21-11 to Teresa Lyons but on the last end of the day and holding one she drew a second wood to force a 56-56 draw. Brighton banked seven points and Ascot Park five.

For Brighton Carli Mitchell and her four defeated Chris Thulborn 19-16.

For Ascot Park Riina Bradbrook skipped well in her rink’s 29-16 win against Dawn Stoddard. On some days a win loke this takes the overall match result but not today.

At the end of the day Ascot sits in 5th spot on the ladder and Brighton in 9th.   

Marion v Club Holdfast:

Club Holdfast had a day out banking a full count of 12 points after a 73-46 win at Marion. The club now sits in fourth spot on the ladder.

Mila Grimshaw and her rink prevailed 26-12 against Jaqueline King in the day’s best performance.

Rachel Krebbekx skipped her four to a 25-18 win against Kath Crilly.

Sandy Wallace added to the points tally after a 22-16 success against Dianne Gigney.

Marion now sits in 8th spot on the ladder.   

Happy Valley v Tranmere:

Tranmere grabbed an important 10 points after an excellent 66-56 win over the reigning Premiers at the Valley. It carried the club to third spot on the ladder with two wins from two starts.

Dianne Ferris and her four prevailed 30-21 against Kay Chesney in a match winning performance.

Jackie Gardiner and her rink won at tight one 20-17 against Avis Steer.

For the Valley Jenny Davis and her four got up 18-16 against Mary Feddersen to give the club its only points on the day.

Happy Valley now sits in 6th spot on the ladder.

Hope Valley v Prospect/Broadview:

After a great day on the green Hope Valley came away with a 65-28 – 12 point success against Prospect/Broadview at home. The Hornets ended the day in 7th place on the ladder.

Raelene Heitmann skipped her rink to a 26-8 defeat of Rose Miles in the game’s best performance.

Andrea Williams and her four prevailed 21-16 against Rosemary Harnett in another good performance.

On the third rink Ros Pollard also took points after an 18-16 win against Denise Caulfield.

Hope Valley now sits in 7th spot on the ladder.

Port Noarlunga v Hawthorn:

Hawthorn remains on top of the ladder after a 65-49 all points win at Port Noarlunga.

Christine Keller skipped her four to a 23-18 defeat of Doreen Taylor in the day’s most telling result.

Wendy Clarke and her rink got up 20-14 against Faye Anderson in another impressive performance.

Anne Onto and her four also played well prevailing 22-17 against Karlee Moffatt’s rink.

Port Noarlunga still retained second spot on the ladder.

Division One:

Lockleys v Kensington/Marryatville:

Kensington/Marryatville won its third successive game taking 8 points after a 67-48 win at Lockleys. The club ended the day 14 points clear of Somerton on top of the ladder.

Robyn Walker skipped her four to a 38-6 win against Li Song in a match winning performance.

For the Eagles Christine Schumacher and her rink prevailed 21-13 against Helen Hutton.

On the final rink Lynette Nixon and her four got up 21-16 against Jeanette Hill.

Blackwood v Grange:

Blackwood banked 10 points after a hard fought, nail biting, 63-62 home win against Grange.

Karen Curtis skipped her four to a 21-16 defeat of Maxine Savage in a tight game.

Marilyn Edmunds and her rink prevailed 19-15 against Carolyn Smolski in another good match-up.

For Grange, Maree McMahon and her four, nearly got their Side over the line by defeating Carol Redford 31-23.

Grange ended the day in ninth spot on the ladder and Blackwood in eighth.

Gawler v Tranmere:

For Gawler it was a good day out as the club banked 10 points after a 72-52 home defeat of Tranmere.

Kay Moncrieff and her rink were standouts in a 33-12 defeat of Sue Sanders.

Teresa Dean and her four fought hard all day before prevailing 20-19 against Dawn Ross.

For Tranmere Pam Fullarton and her rink grabbed a 21-19 win against Dawn Warland to give the club its only points after grabbing a 6 on their final end of the day.

Gawler ended the day in 3rd spot on the ladder and Tranmere in tenth spot and looking for a win to re-invent their season.

Morphett Vale v Somerton:

Having lost so many members during the season the Morphett Vale players must be satisfied with the side’s 58-49 9 point home win against Somerton. It moved the Emus to 7th spot on the ladder after a good day on the greens.

Paulina Lawrie and her four prevailed 28-11 against Lea Modra in the day’s most telling result.

Ricki Hooper and her rink fought hard all day before coming away with a 13-13 draw with Karen Sander.

For Somerton Yvonne Bekeris and her four got up 25-17.

Semaphore v West Lakes: What a match 2 rinks draw and 1 just gets over the line!

Semaphore banked 10 points after a hard fought 52-48 home win against West Lakes. The club ended the day in sixth spot on the ladder.

Kerrie Sharkie and her rink defeated Robyn Palmer 18-14 to chalk up the day’s only winning performance.

Edna Dimond and Doris Thomas and their respective rinks came away with a 17-17 draw and Anne Dunstan and Jackie Field also drew 17-17.