Going into Round 8 of the Premier League the top 4 teams were:
1 Hawthorn 5 wins 2 losses 63 points.
2 Tranmere 6 wins 1 loss 59 points.
3 Pt Noarlunga 5 wins 2 losses 50 points.
4 Ascot Park 4 wins 2 losses 1 draw 49 points.
Happy Valley v Marion:
For much of its home game against Marion, Happy Valley were well down but an amazing, fighting performance by skips Kay Chesney and Jenny Davis and their respective rinks saw the club get over the line 57-56 on the final end of the day between Avis Steer and Kath Crilly. The club grabbed an important 10 points and moved to 4th spot on the ladder with 54 points.
Kay Chesney skipped her four to a 21-18 defeat of Jacqueline King in the day’s best result.
Jenny Davis and her rink prevailed 20-18 against Dianne Gigney in another close encounter.
For Marion Kath Crilly and her rink got up 20-16 against Avis Steer but were unable to affect the overall result.
The Hurricanes ended the day in 9th spot on the ladder with one win for the season.
Hope Valley v Brighton:
Brighton scored an important 59-45 win at Hope Valley banking 10 points along the way. The result saw the southern side move to 5th spot on the ladder having won 3 games for the season.
Gail Hodshon skipped her four to a 26-10 defeat of Roslyn Blakeney in a match winning result.
Teresa Lyons and her rink prevailed 19-16 against Andrea Williams in another telling result.
For Hope Valley Raelene Heitmann and her four got up 19-14 against Carli Mitchell but were unable to affect the overall result.
The Hornets ended the day in 8th spot on the ladder with 3 wins for the season.
Port Noarlunga v Ascot Park:
Port Noarlunga moved to 3rd place on the ladder with 6 wins for the season after a 76-53 10 points home win against Ascot Park.
Faye Anderson and her four prevailed 31-16 against Chris Thulborn in the day’s most telling performance.
Julie Bannister skipped her rink to a 29-17 defeat of Riina Bradbrook in another great result.
For Ascot Park Karen Kovaleff and four got up 20-16 against Karlee Moffatt to give the club its only points.
Ascot Park ended the day in 6th spot on the ladder having picked up 4 wins over the season.
Prospect/Broadview v Club Holdfast:
Club Holdfast moved to 7th spot on the ladder after a 70-54 success at Prospect/Broadview. The club took a full count of 12 points from the match and has now won 4 games for the season.
With all rinks performing well Sandy Wallace skipped her four to a 25-17 defeat of Denise Caulfield in the game’s most telling result.
Mila Grimshaw and her rink prevailed 25-18 against Sandra McGowan in another good performance.
Rachel Krebbekx skipped her four to 20-19 success against Rosemary Harnett in a hard- fought game.
Prospect/Broadview ended the day at the foot of the ladder with 1 win for the season.
Tranmere v Hawthorn:
In a match-up between the top two teams in the competition Tranmere banked 10 points after prevailing 61-54 against Hawthorn at home. The result saw the club move to the top of the ladder 4 points clear of the Hawks having won 7 games for the season.
Mary Feddersen skipped her four to a 22-13 defeat of Christine Keller in a match defining result.
Both teams going into the last end level on the scoreboard, Jackie Gardiner and her rink picked up an important two points after prevailing 19-18 against Anne Onto.
Again, with both teams going into the last end level on the scoreboard. Wendy Clarke and her rink, for the Hawks came away with a 23-20 success against Dianne Ferris.
Going into Round 8 in Division One the top 4 teams were:
1 Kensington/Marryatville 6 wins 1 losses 62 points:
2 West Lakes 5 wins 2 losses 55 points:
3 Tranmere 5 wins 2 losses 54 points:
4 Semaphore 4 wins 3 losses 50 points:
Gawler v Blackwood:
Gawler banked a full count of 12 points after a 91-38 home win against Blackwood. It moved the club to 6th spot on the ladder with 4 wins for the season.
Teresa Dean and her rink prevailed 38-9 against Karen Curtis in the day’s most telling result.
Dawn Warland and her four came away with a 27-11 defeat of Carol Redford.
Kay Moncrieff skipped her rink to a 26-18 win against Marylyn Edmunds.
Blackwood ended the day in 9th spot on the ladder having won 2 games for the season.
Morphett Vale v Lockleys:
Morphett Vale banked 10 points after a 73-43 home win against Lockleys. It was enough to carry the club to 8th spot on the ladder with 3 wins for the season.
Paulina Lawrie and her four prevailed 33-9 against Li Song in a match defining result.
Ricki Hooper skipped her rink to a 22-14 defeat of Olivia Piper in another good performance.
For Lockleys Christine Schumacher and her four came away with a 20-18 success against Joan Blowes to give the club its only points.
The Eagles finished the day in 7th spot on the ladder with 3 wins for the season.
Semaphore v Kensington/Marryatville:
Semaphore played one of its best games for the season banking 10 points after a stunning 71-48 home win against Kensington/Marryatville. It was enough to move the club to 4th spot on the ladder with 5 wins for the season.
Anne Dunstan and her rink prevailed 32-13 against Helen Hutton in the game’s most telling result.
Kerrie Sharkie skipped her four to a 23-13 defeat of Robyn Walker.
For Kensington Jeanette Hill and her rink got up 22-16 against Edna Dimond to give the team its only points.
The Kensi club ended the day in 2nd spot on the ladder just 1 point shy of West Lakes.
Somerton v Grange:
Somerton took a full count of 12 points after an 80-48 home win against Grange. The Seagulls moved to 3rd spot on the ladder with 5 wins for the season.
Yvonne Bekeris skipped her rink to a 32-14 defeat of Maree McMahon in the day’s best result.
Lea Modra and her four prevailed 27-14 against Carolyn Smolski in a solid performance.
On the 3rd rink Wendy Rudd and her rink got up 21-20 in a tight game against Ursula Hollis.
Grange remains at the foot of the ladder with just the one win for the season.
Tranmere v West Lakes:
West Lakes banked 10 points after a 67-49 win at Tranmere. It was enough to carry the club to the top of the ladder with 65 points one point ahead of Kensington.
Jackie Field and her four prevailed 25-11 against Dawn Ross in the day’s most telling result.
Doris Thomas skipped her rink to a 22-14 defeat of Denise Abraham in a good performance.
For Tranmere Pam Fullarton got up 24-20 against Robyn Palmer to give the club its only points.
Tranmere ended the day in 5th spot on the ladder having won 5 games for the season.
10th December 2021