Round 5 Pennant Wrap

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The rains that caused the cancellation of the Women’s Pennant on Saturday cleared to present a glorious day for bowls on Sunday.  In grade 1, City took 10 points from Tuggeranong in a match that saw some great bowls and a few ‘less great’ bowls put down.  Craig Southwell’s rink had a tough day of it but shouldn’t feel too badly when you note that his opposing rink was made up of some serious champions and representative players (A Barry, G Read, R Kelly and D Hill).  Charles Smith’s rink had a small win over Barry Freebody’s rinks whereas former City player, Alan Taylor, took the rink points for his new club.  Good to see Peter Hudson, promoted for the match from grade 3, more than holding his own. Over at Turner, Canberra North, looked like they might be about to post their first win of the season – in front by ahandful of shots after 35 or so ends.  But Yass weren’t giving up and kept chipping away until they ended up taking the match 69-50 (2-1).  Breeze Howard was the best performed skip of the day (29-15) but Steve Bush also posted a good result winning his rink 28-19.  Over at Belconnen, Peter Watts , supported by Rod Tonkin, Tom Senden and Shane Murton had a sensational rink win over Canberra’s Allan Brookman (36-14), Dave Thomas also boasting a win for his rink against Peter Bowman (25-15).  David Lindbeck got his team’s two points defeating Adam Jeffery’s rink which was without last weeks sound performers Richard Lawson and Ollie McGready.  Final score 77-50 (2-1).  In the final Grade1 match, the Queanbeyan local derby was a nail biter from go to whoa – 34 all after 34 ends; Queanbeyan 2 shots in front of QRSLM after 58 ends!  Final score 60-58 (1-2) to Qbn.  Rob Craven and Wade Turner each won their rinks for QRSL but Rob Chesher, returning after having 3 weeks off, made the difference for the Campbell Street team winning his rink 28-15.  The Skips ladder now has 4 players tied on points separated only by their shots differences –David Thomas and Breeze Howard, joining Eric Johannes and Sean Robertson on top.  Weston Creek had the sleep in!
 
In Grade 2, playing alongside their grade 1 colleagues at the spectacularly refurbished RUC in Turner (!!), Canberra North had a decisive win over Canberra.  Noel Barnsley, Glen Morris and Michael Quinane all had good rink wins for Norths.  Belconnen’s grade 2 couldn’t provide their club with its third home win of the day, going down to Queanbeyan on all rinks.  Adrian Halloran had the best rink result (28-16). Wayne McLennan’s rink win places him on top of the skips ladder on equal points with the Creek’s Phil Black and Norm Stewart.
 
In grade 3, City made it two on the trot with an 8 shot win over the Creek.  Jimmy Gillespie’s rink was the best performed The rains that caused the cancellation of the Women’s Pennant on Saturday cleared to present a glorious day for bowls on Sunday.  In grade 1, City took 10 points from Tuggeranong in a match that saw some great bowls and a few ‘less great’ bowls put down.  Craig Southwell’s rink had a tough day of it but shouldn’t feel too badly when you note that his opposing rink was made up of some serious champions and representative players (A Barry, G Read, R Kelly and D Hill).  Charles Smith’s rink had a small win over Barry Freebody’s rinks whereas former City player, Alan Taylor, took the rink points for his new club.  Good to see Peter Hudson, promoted for the match from grade 3, more than holding his own. Over at Turner, Canberra North, looked like they might be about to post their first win of the season – in front by ahandful of shots after 35 or so ends.  But Yass weren’t giving up and kept chipping away until they ended up taking the match 69-50 (2-1). Despite what it says online (!!), Breeze Howard was not the the best performed skip of the day! Steve Bush and Richard Fitzgerald posting rink wins (I’ll get the online record sorted soon!)  Over at Belconnen, Peter Watts , supported by Rod Tonkin, Tom Senden and Shane Murton had a sensational rink win over Canberra’s Allan Brookman (36-14), Dave Thomas also boasting a win for his rink against Peter Bowman (25-15).  David Lindbeck got his team’s two points defeating Adam Jeffery’s rink which was without last weeks sound performers Richard Lawson and Ollie McGready.  Final score 77-50 (2-1).  In the final Grade1 match, the Queanbeyan local derby was a nail biter from go to whoa – 34 all after 34 ends; Queanbeyan 2 shots in front of QRSLM after 58 ends!  Final score 60-58 (1-2) to Qbn.  Rob Craven and Wade Turner each won their rinks for QRSL but Rob Chesher, returning after having 3 weeks off, made the difference for the Campbell Street team winning his rink 28-15.  The Skips ladder now has 4 players tied on points separated only by their shots differences –David Thomas and Breeze Howard, joining Eric Johannes and Sean Robertson on top.  (Breezes spot to change when results corrected!)Weston Creek had the sleep in!
 
In Grade 2, playing alongside their grade 1 colleagues at the spectacularly refurbished RUC in Turner (!!), Canberra North had a decisive win over Canberra.  Noel Barnsley, Glen Morris and Michael Quinane all had good rink wins for Norths.  Belconnen’s grade 2 couldn’t provide their club with its third home win of the day, going down to Queanbeyan on all rinks.  Adrian Halloran had the best rink result (28-16). Wayne McLennan’s rink win places him on top of the skips ladder on equal points with the Creek’s Phil Black and Norm Stewart.
 
In grade 3, City made it two on the trot with an 8 shot win over the Creek.  Jimmy Gillespie’s rink was the best performed on the day with a comfortable 25-11 win.  The Creek’s Ivan Peric won his rink, placing him at the top of the skips ladder.  Final score 61-53 (2-1).  Belconnen’s third team playing at home this weekend had a 5 shot win over QRSLM 67-62 (2-1).  Belconnen now sits clear on the top of the ladder on 40 points, followed by Yass on 33.  Interestingly, Belconnen have won 4 of their 5 matches, Yass only 2, showing the weight of rink wins in this scoring system.  In the remaining match of the grade, Yass had a decisive 3 rink win at home over QRSLM 75-54 (3-0).  Best performed rink skipped by Trevor Hegan (27-18).
 
In grade 4, in Tuggeranong’s only home game of the round, Jim Quick’s rink put in another blinder, this time against Queanbeyan, scoring more than half his team’s overall shots for the match (39-10). This score was enough to steal the points after the other two Tuggeranong rinks were defeated. Final score 74-59 (1-2). Canberra took the points from Weston Creek in a very close match – all rinks being close results. Final score 59-57 (2-1).  The Yowani v Belconnen match was another close one with Belconnen taking the big points with a one shot win 52-51 (2-1).  Apparently the result was in doubt right up to the point after 62 ends and 15 bowls had been delivered! Unlike in the previous match, big score differences were the pattern in this match. Yowani’s Jeff McCaskill had the best rink win, shooting him to the top of the skips ladder equal on points with Tuggeranong’s Warren Green.
Grade 5 – sentimental favourites Bungendore had their second win of the season defeating Tuggeranong 55-53 (2-1).  All rink scores were close, with managers Rebecca and Viv aging a year by the end of the match! Canberra North’s Ray McInnes showed that he’s still got it with a no-holes-barred win on his rink 21-11 contributing to their overall win 66-44 (3-0). I saw Murray Holgate put down some great bowls too!  QRSLM had a 6 shot win over City with club stalwart Michael White skipping the best performed rink.  Final score 58-52 (2-1).  The final two games in grade 5 saw big wins to Yass and Weston Creek.  Yass took on Belconnen who took one rink but went down on the other two by significant margins.  A good result for Bruce Murray (I think – online scores not correct?) skipping his rink to a 36-12 win.  Weston Creek had two good rink wins to take the points from Canberra (80-52 (2-1).  QRSLM’s Gerry Hordijk retains top spot on the skips ladder – undefeated from 5 matches!