Pennant Rd 3 Wrap

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If last weekend was characterised by the number of close results, this weekend was saw some score blowouts!  All four grade 1 results saw 12-0 points awarded.  Over at Weston Creek, Eric Johannes reminded us all why he earned the moniker “Caviar” after one of the best race horses we’ve ever seen (ok, arguably one of the best…!).  Together with Ian Whybrow’s rink, they outscored their Yass opponents at a rate of almost 3:1.  Richard Fitzgerald’s rink was the only Yass one to come close to being worrisome and even that fell 3 shots short.  Overall score 80-39.  In keeping with the racing metaphors, Belconnen bolted from the gates against City, never looking like giving up a rink.  It was great to see Hemi Palmer back on the green for Belco.  David Thomas should also have been chuckling in that characteristic way of his after his 39-19 rink win! Final score:  81-48.  Over the border, Queanbeyan continued their winning form with a good win against Tuggeranong.  The best performed rink on the day was Scott Dagwell’s rink, beating Barry Freebody’s rink by 11.  Final score 66-58. In the final match of the round, Canberra showed that it had the depth to cover the loss of a couple of regulars by defeating Norths convincingly.  Great performances from Allan Brookman’s (20-13) and Peter Bowman’s (25-8) rinks stole the day for Canberra.  Final score:  66-38.  QRSLM had the bye.
In grade 2, Belconnen’s Garry Ryan’s “armchair ride” came to an end when his rink posted a draw against Steve Cottle from Norths.  Both other rinks were close, giving Norths their first win of the season 54-53. Weston Creek continued their form against Queanbeyan winning two rinks and drawing the other.  Final score 64-53.
In Grade 3, Weston Creek pulled off a win against Yass, despite being behind on the masterboard for most of the match.  They won 2 rinks, with the ‘silver fox’ (aka KA!) having a convincing 30-18 win over Rodney Wilson’s rink.  Yass newcomer Trevor Hegan was the only Yass rink to bring in points for them. Final score64-56.  Ken Dowrick remains the only grade 3 skip to have won his rink each week, this time with a healthy 26-11 win against his Tuggeranong opponent.  This was not enough to see his side take the overall points however, with the other two rinks going down.  Final score 59-55. In the other match of the round, Belconnen had a convincing 2 rinks to 1 win over QRSLM, with the final score being 69-50.  With no team in this grade having won all its games so far, a mere 3 points separates the top 4 teams.
Queanbeyan played host to Belconnen in grade 4, and took the points from them with a 2 rink to 1 win, final score 69-61.  In the Canberra v Yowani match, Flynn O’Shaughnessy continued his winning form from the men’s singles the day before by leading his team to a 21-19 win.  With one rink having a draw, the Jeff McCaskill rink had a comprehensive win to put the overall score beyond doubt.  Final score 67-50.  In the final match of the round WC took on Tuggeranong on everyone’s favourite surface (not!).  The final score 59-48 in Tuggeranong’s favour really only blew out in the final ends with both teams seeming pretty even throughout.  The wind played havoc with both teams, with frequent gusts changing the course of many a bowl!
The grade 5 City team claimed the club bragging honours with a 73-59 win over Bungendore who still managed to take one rink from them.  Similarly, the grade 5 Yass team was their only winner, in their case posting a resounding 2.5 rink victory over Canberra.  Big scores by Grant Brewer and Gary Brooker’s rinks put the result beyond doubt.  Final score 77-42.  With another huge score, QRSLM had a 3 rink win over the Creek, defeating them with a serious 81-38 scoreline.  Yass and QRSLM are the only two teams to have won all three games to date, putting them safely on the top of the table for now. In the Belconnen v Norths match, Norths dropped a rink but won the other two convincingly to take the overall points by a significant margin.  Final score 64-40.  Over at Tuggeranong, Queanbeyan, despite having a reserves list a mile long, had to scratch around to the last minute to field their team.  This didn’t seem to bother them as they took the points with a 2 rinks to 1 win.  I’m pretty sure that one winning rink was 12 shots down, coming back to win by 10, a remarkable turn around in by anyone’s standards.  (If I’ve gotten that wrong, I apologise – I saw an awful lot of bowls last weekend!).  Final score in this match:  65-51.
On Saturday, in the White Lady Funerals Women’s Pennant, some big scores were also posted.  The star studded team from City posted a good 2 rink to nil win over the so far winless QRSLM, 52-21.  However, I heard several reports from spectators that the score was not a true reflection of the quality of the games with some great individual shots changing the head repeatedly. Over at Canberra North, their women struggled against another star studded team, this time from Belconnen.  It was good to see Tracey Thomas up and about on the green again, albeit wearing the green and gold this time!   Final score 50-21.  In the final women’s grade match, whilst recording the overall win, WC’s Sharon Harmer’s team surprising dropped their rink 10-18, leaving Marg Bacchetto’s 20-6 win to earn the big board points. If last weekend was characterised by the number of close results, this weekend was saw some score blowouts!  All four grade 1 results saw 12-0 points awarded.  Over at Weston Creek, Eric Johannes reminded us all why he earned the moniker “Caviar” after one of the best race horses we’ve ever seen (ok, arguably one of the best…!).  Together with Ian Whybrow’s rink, they outscored their Yass opponents at a rate of almost 3:1.  Richard Fitzgerald’s rink was the only Yass one to come close to being worrisome and even that fell 3 shots short.  Overall score 80-39.  In keeping with the racing metaphors, Belconnen bolted from the gates against City, never looking like giving up a rink.  It was great to see Hemi Palmer back on the green for Belco.  David Thomas should also have been chuckling in that characteristic way of his after his 39-19 rink win! Final score:  81-48.  Over the border, Queanbeyan continued their winning form with a good win against Tuggeranong.  The best performed rink on the day was Scott Dagwell’s rink, beating Barry Freebody’s rink by 11.  Final score 66-58. In the final match of the round, Canberra showed that it had the depth to cover the loss of a couple of regulars by defeating Norths convincingly.  Great performances from Allan Brookman’s (20-13) and Peter Bowman’s (25-8) rinks stole the day for Canberra.  Final score:  66-38.  QRSLM had the bye.
In grade 2, Belconnen’s Garry Ryan’s “armchair ride” came to an end when his rink posted a draw against Steve Cottle from Norths.  Both other rinks were close, giving Norths their first win of the season 54-53. Weston Creek continued their form against Queanbeyan winning two rinks and drawing the other.  Final score 64-53.
In Grade 3, Weston Creek pulled off a win against Yass, despite being behind on the masterboard for most of the match.  They won 2 rinks, with the ‘silver fox’ (aka KA!) having a convincing 30-18 win over Rodney Wilson’s rink.  Yass newcomer Trevor Hegan was the only Yass rink to bring in points for them. Final score64-56.  Ken Dowrick remains the only grade 3 skip to have won his rink each week, this time with a healthy 26-11 win against his Tuggeranong opponent.  This was not enough to see his side take the overall points however, with the other two rinks going down.  Final score 59-55. In the other match of the round, Belconnen had a convincing 2 rinks to 1 win over QRSLM, with the final score being 69-50.  With no team in this grade having won all its games so far, a mere 3 points separates the top 4 teams.
Queanbeyan played host to Belconnen in grade 4, and took the points from them with a 2 rink to 1 win, final score 69-61.  In the Canberra v Yowani match, Flynn O’Shaughnessy continued his winning form from the men’s singles the day before by leading his team to a 21-19 win.  With one rink having a draw, the Jeff McCaskill rink had a comprehensive win to put the overall score beyond doubt.  Final score 67-50.  In the final match of the round WC took on Tuggeranong on everyone’s favourite surface (not!).  The final score 59-48 in Tuggeranong’s favour really only blew out in the final ends with both teams seeming pretty even throughout.  The wind played havoc with both teams, with frequent gusts changing the course of many a bowl!
The grade 5 City team claimed the club bragging honours with a 73-59 win over Bungendore who still managed to take one rink from them.  Similarly, the grade 5 Yass team was their only winner, in their case posting a resounding 2.5 rink victory over Canberra.  Big scores by Grant Brewer and Gary Brooker’s rinks put the result beyond doubt.  Final score 77-42.  With another huge score, QRSLM had a 3 rink win over the Creek, defeating them with a serious 81-38 scoreline.  Yass and QRSLM are the only two teams to have won all three games to date, putting them safely on the top of the table for now. In the Belconnen v Norths match, Norths dropped a rink but won the other two convincingly to take the overall points by a significant margin.  Final score 64-40.  Over at Tuggeranong, Queanbeyan, despite having a reserves list a mile long, had to scratch around to the last minute to field their team.  This didn’t seem to bother them as they took the points with a 2 rinks to 1 win.  I’m pretty sure that one winning rink was 12 shots down, coming back to win by 10, a remarkable turn around in by anyone’s standards.  (If I’ve gotten that wrong, I apologise – I saw an awful lot of bowls last weekend!).  Final score in this match:  65-51.
On Saturday, in the White Lady Funerals Women’s Pennant, some big scores were also posted.  The star studded team from City posted a good 2 rink to nil win over the so far winless QRSLM, 52-21.  However, I heard several reports from spectators that the score was not a true reflection of the quality of the games with some great individual shots changing the head repeatedly. Over at Canberra North, their women struggled against another star studded team, this time from Belconnen.  It was good to see Tracey Thomas up and about on the green again, albeit wearing the green and gold this time!   Final score 50-21.  In the final women’s grade match, whilst recording the overall win, WC’s Sharon Harmer’s team surprising dropped their rink 10-18, leaving Marg Bacchetto’s 20-6 win to earn the big board points.