After two weeks off with covid19 making itself a nuisance the women in the Premier League and Division One competitions returned to the greens for round nine on Thursday. I am sure that they would have enjoyed the experience in 27 degrees and under blue skies. At the end of the day a mere eight points covered the top four positions in what is proving to be an exciting competition. So here we go results from round nine.
Prospect/Broadview v Tranmere:
Despite prevailing 57-56 against Tranmere at home in a split rink game Prospect/Broadview remained in seventh spot on a packed ladder. The club took a timely eight points from the game whilst winning on only one rink of three played.
Jan Nicholls skipped her four to a 23-16 win over Jackie Gardiner in what proved to be a match winning performance.
For Tranmere Mary Feddersen and her rink triumphed 20-16 over Jackie Barber and Dianne Ferris 20-18 over Denise Caulfield.
Tranmere ended the day in eighth spot on the ladder with two wins from seven starts.
Hawthorn v Lockleys:
Hawthorn moved from fifth to third on the ladder after a comprehensive 83-39 defeat of Lockleys at home. The Hawks banked 10 points after the stunning 44 shot win.
Wendy Clarke skipped her four to a 36-6 win over Lynette Nixon in the day’s most telling result. The foursome effectively shut the game down early.
Christine Keller and her rink were equally effective in a 30-14 defeat of Karen Kovaleff.
For the Eagles Lyn Teague and four fought hard all day before coming away with a 19-17 win over Anne Onto.
Marion v Payneham:
Payneham moved to second on the ladder after a hard fought 62-60 win at Marion. The Panthers picked up a valuable 10 points away from home.
Laini McGorman skipped her rink to a 22-19 win against Colleen Barclay in which was a solid performance.
Fiona McGregor and her four prevailed 22-19 over Kath Crilly.
For the Hurricanes Dianne Gigney and her four got up 22-18 against Sue Maddern to give the club its only points.
Having lost players in the off-season Marion have found the going tough over the first seven rounds and will be looking for improvement going forward.
Happy Valley v Ascot Park:
Happy Valley moved to the top of the table after a good 58-40 win against Ascot Park at home. The club sits one point clear after grabbing 10 points from the match.
Avis Steer and her four did most of the damage prevailing 23-9 against Sue Vasey.
Jenny Davis skipped well in her rink’s 20-13 defeat of Sue Coultas.
For Ascot Park, which ended the day in sixth spot on the ladder the experienced Chris Thulborn skipped her four to an 18-15 triumph over Deb Fry to give the visitors their only points.
Club Holdfast v Hope Valley:
Club Holdfast moved to fourth on the ladder after a 68-50 – 10 point win against Hope Valley at home.
Sandy Wallace skipped her rink to a 27-11 defeat of Andrea Williams in the day’s most telling result. After being 10-10 earlier Wallace scored 17 shots to one in the remainder of the game to take the points.
Mila Grimshaw and her four prevailed 24-14 against Beverley Murdoch having led for most of the day.
“We are happy with the home win. Grimshaw led all day. My rink did well in the second half against a very good side” Wallace said.
For Hope Valley Raelene Heitmann and her four took the points after a 25-17 triumph over Andrea Cresswell.
After 7 completed rounds Port Noarlunga and Brighton fill the top two positions on the ladder. After Thursday’s games Brighton remains undefeated and the Gulls have had six wins and a draw which has been enough to head the table on percentage.
West Lakes v Tranmere:
Tranmere picked up its third win for the year prevailing 61-59 over West Lakes and banking 10 points. The club moved to sixth spot on the ladder.
The good away win came courtesy of a 28-18 win for Pam Fullarton over Doris Thomas which made the difference.
Sue Sanders and her rink prevailed 20-14 against Karren Gatto in another good performance.
For the Lakers Robyn Palmer skipped her four to a 27-13 win against Elizabeth Bartram to almost steal the game.
Tranmere ended the day in sixth spot on the ladder with West Lakes in fourth.
Morphett Vale v Brighton:
Brighton retained its unbeaten status after a 57-48 win at Morphett Vale. The club banked an important 11 points away from home.
It was another consummate performance from a classy outfit this season.
Teresa Lyons and her rink did best prevailing 17-11 against Ricki Hooper.
Carli Mitchell skipped her four to a 21-18 defeat of Lea Modra to continue a great run of form.
After a dog fight Patria McGrath came away with a 19-19 draw with Paulina Lawrie.
Kensington/Marryatville v Payneham:
After an average season in the lead up Kensington/Marryatville came away with its first win for the year prevailing 61-45 at home against Payneham. The club picked up an important 10 and moved to 8th spot on the ladder.
Jeanette Hill skipped her four to a 25-12 defeat of Robyn Darby in the day’s best performance.
Cecily Griffiths and her four triumphed 19-15 against Valerie Deeble in what was another good performance.
For Payneham June Hodkinson skipped her rink to an 18-17 win against Robyn Walker to give the Panthers their only points.
Gawler v Somerton:
Gawler moved to fifth on the Ladder after prevailing 67-47 against Somerton at home. The northern club banked a full count of 12 points from the good win.
Kay Moncrieff and her four led the way with a 27-17 triumph over Karen Sander in the day’s most telling result.
Dawn Warland skipped her rink prevailed 23-14 over Maree Tumbas in another good result.
Teresa Dean ended a great day for the club prevailing 17-16 against Yvonne Bekeris.
“It was a good result at home. Teresa and her rink were down all day before winning on her final end” Val Clark said.
Port Noarlunga v Semaphore:
Port Noarlunga headed to the top of the ladder on percentage after prevailing 65-46 against Semaphore at home. The Gulls banked 12 points after an excellent performance.
Doreen Taylor and her four led the way with a 23-10 defeat of Gaynor Alcorn in the day’s most telling result.
Barbara Nesbitt skipped her rink to an 18-14 triumph over Anne Dunstan in another top performance.
Karlee Moffatt and her four prevailed 24-22 against Kerrie Sharkie to finish a great day for the team.