At the completion of Round 9 of the Thursday competitions we are mid-way through the minor rounds so it is a good time to wish all clubs and players a happy and safe Christmas.
Sometimes we just get lucky! Thursday’s games were played in beautiful conditions but Friday’s temperature is predicted to hit 37 degrees. Thank goodness we got through unscathed!
Pennants will resume on Thursday January 13 with Round 10.
The top 4 going into round 9 were as follows:
1/ Tranmere 7 wins 1 loss 69 points.
2/ Hawthorn 5 wins 3 losses 65 points.
3/ Port Noarlunga 6 wins 2 losses 60 points
4/ Happy Valley 4 wins 4 losses 54 points
Marion v Port Noarlunga:
Port Noarlunga sits in 3rd spot on the ladder after a 64-53 10 point win at Marion.
Karlee Moffatt skipped her rink to a 25-9 defeat of Jacqeline King in the day’s most important result.
Faye Anderson and her four prevailed 25-21 against Dianne Gigney to also pick up points.
For Marion Kath Crilly and her rink came away with a 23-14 win against Julie Bannister but were unable to affect the overall result.
The Hurricanes ended the day in 9th spot on the ladder with 1 win for the season.
Ascot Park v Tranmere:
Tranmere sits 5 points clear at the top of the ladder after a 61-53 11 point win at Ascot Park. The club has won 8 of 9 games played.
Mary Feddersen skipped her four to a 28-21 defeat of Karen Kovaleff in a match winning performance.
Dianne Ferris and her rink prevailed 15-14 against Chris Thulborn in a tight encounter.
After a tight struggle all day Jackie Gardiner and Riina Bradbrook settled for an 18-18 draw.
The Lions ended the day in 6th spot on the ladder with 4 wins for the year.
Club Holdfast v Hope Valley:
Club Holdfast also had a great day on the green pocketing 11 points after a 60-50 home win against Hope Valley. It was enough to carry Holdy to 5th spot on the ladder with 5 wins for the season.
Mila Grimshaw skipped her rink to a 24-15 defeat of Roslyn Blakeney in the game’s best performance.
Rachel Krebbekx and her four won a tight game 18-17 against Andrea Williams.
Sandy Wallace and Raelene Heitman fought out an 18-18 draw.
Hope Valley ended the day in 8th spot on the ladder with 3 wins for the season.
Hawthorn v Prospect/Broadview:
Hawthorn continued its good start to the season banking 10 points after a 67-57 home win against Prospect Broadview.
The 10 shot win sees the Hawks sitting in second spot on the ladder 5 points shy of Tranmere.
Anne Onto skipped her rink to a 26-14 defeat of Sandra MacGowan in the day’s most telling result.
Wendy Clarke and her rink fought hard all day before coming away with a tight 18-17 success against Rosemary Harnett.
For Prospect Denise Caulfield and her four prevailed 26-23 against Christine Keller to give the club its only points.
Prospect/Broadview ended the day at the foot of the ladder with 1 win for the season.
Brighton v Happy Valley:
Happy Valley grabbed a full count of 12 points after a 63-55 win at Brighton. The Valley now sits in 4th spot on the ladder with 5 wins for the season.
In a tight game Jenny Davis skipped her rink to a 25-20 defeat of Gail Hodshon in the day’s most telling result.
Avis Steer and her four prevailed 21-19 against Teresa Lyons in another tight encounter.
Kay Chesney and her rink got up 17-16 against Carli Mitchell to complete the white wash.
Brighton ended the day in 7th spot on the ladder with 3 wins for the season.
The top 4 sides going into Round 9 were:
1 West Lakes 6 wins 2 losses 65 points.
2 Kensington/Marryatville 6 wins 2 losses 64 points.
3 Somerton 5 wins 3 losses 60 points.
4 Semaphore 5 wins 3 losses 60 points.
Blackwood v Semaphore:
Blackwood fought hard all day at home finally banking 8 points after a 59-56 win against Semaphore. The club sits in 9th spot on the ladder with 3 wins for the season.
Carol Redford and her four prevailed 35-15 against Anne Phillips in a sensational match winning performance.
For Semaphore Anne Dunstan and her rink came away with a 22-9 defeat of Julie Gillman.
Edna Dimond and her rink got up 19-15 against Marilyn Edmonds to also bank points.
Semaphore ended the day in 3rd spot on the ladder with 5 wins for the season.
Kensington/Marryatville v Tranmere:
Kensington/Marryatville banked 11 points after a 71-53 home defeat of Tranmere’s second side. The club moved to 2nd spot on the ladder 7 shy of West Lakes.
Robyn Walker skipped her rink to a 29-12 defeat of Brenda Porter in the day’s most telling result.
Jeanette Hill and her four fought hard all day before coming away with a 22-21 win against Denise Abraham.
In another tight game Helen Hutton and Pam Fullarton settled for a 20-20 draw.
Tranmere ended the day in 5th spot on the ladder with 5 wins for the season.
Grange v Morphett Vale:
Morphett Vale moved to 8th spot on the ladder after a 67-51 success at Grange. The Emus picked up 10 points and have won 4 games for the season.
Gina Gordan skipped her four to a 25-15 success against Ursula Hollis in the game’s best result.
Paulina Lawrie and her rink prevailed 22-15 against Carolyn Smolski in another good performance.
For Grange Maree McMahon and her four came away with a 21-20 win against Clare Munro to give the Dolphins its only points.
Grange ended the day at the foot of the ladder with 1 win for the season.
West Lakes v Somerton:
West Lakes sits on top of the ladder on percentage after a 60-48 10 point home win against Somerton. The club has won 7 games for the season.
Jackie Field and her rink led the way with a 29-10 success against Yvonne Bekeris in the day’s best result.
Robyn Palmer and her four prevailed 20-17 against Lea Modra in another telling result.
For Somerton Wendy Rudd and her rink defeated Doris Thomas 21-11 but was unable to affect the overall result.
The Seagulls ended the day in 4th spot on the ladder with 5 wins for the season.
Lockleys v Gawler:
Lockleys turned on the power banking 12 points after an 88-46 home win against Gawler. The Eagles ended the day in 7th on the ladder with 4 wins for the season.
Olivia Piper skipped her four to a 30-12 defeat of Teresa Dean in the game’s most telling result.
Li Song and her rink also played well in a 31-21 success against Kay Moncrieff.
Christine Schumacher and her four also took points after prevailing 17-15 against Dawn Warland.
Gawler ended the day in 6th spot on the ladder with 4 wins for the season.
17th December 2021