After an uncertain time in the pennant competitions this season during which we lost two weeks because of Covid19 we have managed to complete the last round before Christmas with no additional problems. Round 10 brought with it the usual surprise results and a raft of competitive games. I would like to thank all of the clubs involved and the women who have commented on the performances over the journey. Stay safe and have a great Christmas break.
Marion v Prospect/Broadview:
Marion picked up its first win of the season prevailing 70-50 against Prospect/Broadview at home and banking an important 11 points. The result moved the Hurricanes off the foot of the ladder and into ninth spot.
Kath Crilly skipped her rink to a 29-15 win against Jackie Barber in the day’s best result.
Dianne Gigney and her four also grabbed two points after a 21-15 triumph over Jan Nicholls.
After a hard slog Michelle Butler came away with a 20-20 draw with Denise Caulfield.
Happy Valley v Tranmere:
Tranmere put in one of its pest performances of season banking 10 points after a 67-47 win at Happy Valley. It was an important result going into the Christmas break.
Dianne Ferris skipped her four to a 27-9 defeat of Deb Fry in the most defining result. The club ended the day in seventh spot on the ladder.
Jackie Gardiner and her rink also played well prevailing 28-17 against the experienced Avis Steer.
“We were Happy to have taken the points against the Valley. It gives us some confidence going into the Christmas break” Mary Feddersen said.
For Happy Valley Jenny Davis defeated Mary Feddersen 21-12 to give the home side its only points.
Club Holdfast v Ascot Park:
Ascot Park moved to fourth on the ladder after an excellent 79—52 success at Holdfast Bay. The Lions pocketed 10 points from the 27shot win.
The win came courtesy of a 34-11 win for Sue Vasey and her rink against Andrea Cresswell. It was a match winning performance.
Sue Coultas and her four were just as impressive in a 28-19 defeat of Sandy Wallace.
“Vasey and her rink were in front all day and that took some of the pressure off. Our rink played very well in the second half” Coultas said.
For Club Holdfast Mila Grimshaw and her rink grabbed two points after prevailing 24-17 against Chris Thulborn.
Payneham v Lockleys:
Payneham sits atop the ladder after a 64-50 home win against Lockleys. The Panthers, who were without Laini McGorman banked 12 points with all rinks firing.
Sue Maddern skipped her rink to a 26-20 defeat of Lynette Nixon in the day’s best result.
Joan Prosser again stepped up to the plate and skipped her four to a 19-14 triumph over Lyn Teague.
On the third rink Fiona McGregor and her four came away with a 19-15 triumph over Karen Kovaleff.
“Laini needed to pull out late and we needed to make changes. All three rinks played well in a good performance from the team” Rose Miles said.
Hawthorn v Hope Valley:
Hawthorn sits in second spot on the ladder after prevailing 63-48 against Hope Valley at home and taking 10 points.
Sue Hutchinson and her rink did best with a 22-11 defeat of Raelene Heitmann.
Anne Onto and her four played well in a 23=-17 win against Beverley Murdoch.
For the Hornets Andrea Williams and her rink prevailed 20-18 against Christine Keller to give the club it only points.
Kensington/Marryatville v West Lakes:
Kensington/Marryatville put in its best performance of the season prevailing 71-56 against West Lakes at home and banking 10 points. The club moved to eighth on the ladder going into the Christmas break.
Cecily Griffiths skipped her four to a 26-15 win against Doris Thomas in the day’s best result.
The experienced Jeanette Hill and her rink also went well in a 29-18 defeat of Karen Gatto.
For the Lakers Robyn Palmer banked points after a 23-16 triumph over Robyn Walker.
Gawler v Tranmere:
Gawler moved to fourth on the ladder after a 60-50 -10point home win against Tranmere. As with the club’s Saturday open side the team will go into Christmas with some confidence in the second half of the season.
Dawn Warland skipped her rink to a 29-10 win against Sue Sanders in a match winning performance.
Kay Moncrieff and her four won a tight one 20-19 against Elizabeth Bartram to also earn two points.
For Tranmere Pam Fullarton and her rink prevailed against 21-11 against Teresa Dean but were unable to affect the overall result.
Port Noarlunga v Somerton:
Somerton pulled off a major surprise banking 10 points after an excellent 58-50 win at Port Noarlunga against the previously undefeated Gulls.
Maree Tumbas skipped her four to a 28-14 defeat of Barbara Nesbit in a match winning performance.
After a hard match Yvonne Bekeris and her rink got up 17-16 over Doreen Taylor.
“We were playing in difficult winds which were going in two directions. Maree was 8 down early before finishing strongly. It was an excellent win by the team” Yvonne Bekeris said.
For the Gulls Karlee Moffatt and her rink triumphed 20-13 against Karen Sander.
Payneham v Brighton:
Brighton went into its game against Payneham at Payneham in second spot on the ladder but ended the day leading the competition by 10 points after a 73-38 win. The club remains undefeated through eight rounds.
Carli Mitchell skipped her four to a 26-8 triumph over June Hodkinson in the days best result.
Patria McGrath and her rink prevailed 26-14 against Robyn Darby to also bank two points.
Teresa Lyons and her rink triumphed 21-16 over Megan Stegmeyer to close out the game.
“It was another good performance from our entire playing group” Carli Mitchell said.
Morphett Vale v Semaphore:
Morphett Vale had a slow start to the season but over the last three games the club has started to gel. In round 10 the form continued with the Emus banking 10 points after a 60-46 home win against Semaphore. It moved the club to third on the ladder going in the Christmas break.
Lea Modra skipped her four to a 20-10 defeat of Anne Dunstan in the day’s best result.
Ricki Hooper and her rink were equally successful with a 29-17 win against Gaynor Alcorn.
For Semaphore Kerrie Sharkie triumphed 19-11 against Paulina Lawrie.