Pennant Round 9 Wrap

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The penultimate pennant round!  In grade 1, Canberra took on the struggling City side and took 2 rinks for the major points.  Great performances by Peter Bowman’s and Manny Brookman’s rinks gave Canberra enough shots to overcome a loss on the other rink.  For City, everyone in David Hill’s rink can be pleased with their performance putting down some excellent bowls.  Final score 63-49 (2-1).  Over at Tuggeranong, the Vikings struggled against a determined QRSLM team.  The ‘younsters’ rink from QRSLM (Peter Daly – just go along for the ride!) was in fine form with Peter, Jack Marquet (aka “ Ed Sheeran”) and Nathan Savino (CJ) providing good support for skip Robert Craven taking their rink 31-10.  Wade Turner had a tougher run of it against Alan Taylor but should still be pleased with the performance of all in his rink.  Craig Southwell’s rink defeated the remaining QRSLM team much to the delight of the home crowd.  Final score T 43, Q 67 (1-2).  Weston Creek put the minor premiership out of doubt with a win over second placed Queanbeyan 71-61 (2-1).  The Creek’s Eric Johannes again had a blinder winning his rink 35-17.  Queanbeyan’s Sean Robertson convincing win over his opponent kept the score reasonable.  Queanbeyan have the bye this week so will be keenly watching the results of other games to see if they can hold onto their major semi spot.  The final match of the round saw Belconnen take on Yass.  Belconnen took the green with rearranged teams from previous weeks.  John Bice stepped up to the skip’s role but found strong opposition in Richard Fitzgeralds’s rink. The rinks skipped by David Thomas and Peter Watts had good wins over their opponents.  With the ladder looking like this going into round 10:  WC 76, Qbn 62, Canb 50, and QRSL and Belc on 49, the battle for positions 2-4 is on and will come down to two big games this weekend  – QRSLM vs Canberra, WC vs Belconnen.
The makeup of the Grade 2 final four has been decided but teams will still play off for positions.  Results last weekend end saw Canberra going down to Canberra North on all rinks  – 51-64.  Best performed Canberra rink was skipped by Bill Wallis and contained 94 year old Marcus Quinlivan, proving age to be no barrier!  Norths Steve Cottle skipped the best performed rink on the day. It was a close overall score when Queanbeyan took on Belconnen but large rink score differences were the flavour of the match.  In the end it was Belconnen who took the main points 55-52, but going down in two rinks on the way there.  Gary Ryan had a big win over his opponent 27-7.
In grade 3, the Creek had a 3 rink win over Tuggeranong.  Tug Wilson had the best rink result defeating his opponent 28-13.  Final score 69-45 (3-0).  At QRSLM, Scott Marquet and Darren Walsh must have been very pleased with how their teams went, both posting big wins.  Ken Dowrick’s rink salvaged two points for City.  Final score 72-42 (2-1).   Out at Yass, Beau Dunley had the best performed rink in his team’s win over Belconnen 69-50 (2-1).  Coming into the last game of the season, Yass sits on top of the table but only 9 points ahead of Weston Creek. Belconnen has 56 points, followed by QRSLM and City on 51.  (for those who don’t know, clicking on the term “detailed” on the online ladder screen will bring up the shots for and against).
In Grade 4 out at Tuggeranong, the Vikings took the points from Belconnen but the rink scores were 1.5 all.  Brendan Spaven’s rink was the difference on the day with a 23-11 win over his opponent.  Queanbeyan had a 3 rink, 66-50 win over Canberra – Greg Bateman having the best rink result 29-18.  In the fin The penultimate pennant round!  In grade 1, Canberra took on the struggling City side and took 2 rinks for the major points.  Great performances by Peter Bowman’s and Manny Brookman’s rinks gave Canberra enough shots to overcome a loss on the other rink.  For City, everyone in David Hill’s rink can be pleased with their performance putting down some excellent bowls.  Final score 63-49 (2-1).  Over at Tuggeranong, the Vikings struggled against a determined QRSLM team.  The ‘younsters’ rink from QRSLM (Peter Daly – just go along for the ride!) was in fine form with Peter, Jack Marquet (aka “ Ed Sheeran”) and Nathan Savino (CJ) providing good support for skip Robert Craven taking their rink 31-10.  Wade Turner had a tougher run of it against Alan Taylor but should still be pleased with the performance of all in his rink.  Craig Southwell’s rink defeated the remaining QRSLM team much to the delight of the home crowd.  Final score T 43, Q 67 (1-2).  Weston Creek put the minor premiership out of doubt with a win over second placed Queanbeyan 71-61 (2-1).  The Creek’s Eric Johannes again had a blinder winning his rink 35-17.  Queanbeyan’s Sean Robertson convincing win over his opponent kept the score reasonable.  Queanbeyan have the bye this coming week so will be keenly watching the results of other games to see if they can hold onto their major semi spot.  The final match of the round saw Belconnen take on Yass.  Belconnen took the green with rearranged teams from previous weeks.  John Bice stepped up to the skip’s role but found strong opposition in Richard Fitzgeralds’s rink. The rinks skipped by David Thomas and Peter Watts had good wins over their opponents.  With the ladder looking like this going into round 10:  WC 76, Qbn 62, Canb 50, and QRSL and Belc on 49, the battle for positions 2-4 is on and will come down to two big games this weekend  – QRSLM vs Canberra, WC vs Belconnen.
The makeup of the Grade 2 final four has been decided but teams will still play off for positions.  Results last weekend end saw Canberra going down to Canberra North on all rinks  – 51-64.  Best performed Canberra rink was skipped by Bill Wallis and contained 94 year old Marcus Quinlivan, proving age to be no barrier!  Norths Steve Cottle skipped the best performed rink on the day. It was a close overall score when Queanbeyan took on Belconnen but large rink score differences were the flavour of the match.  In the end it was Belconnen who took the main points 55-52, but going down in two rinks on the way there.  Gary Ryan had a big win over his opponent 27-7.
In grade 3, the Creek had a 3 rink win over Tuggeranong.  Tug Wilson had the best rink result defeating his opponent 28-13.  Final score 69-45 (3-0).  At QRSLM, Scott Marquet and Darren Walsh must have been very pleased with how their teams went, both posting big wins.  Ken Dowrick’s rink salvaged two points for City.  Final score 72-42 (2-1).   Out at Yass, Beau Dunley had the best performed rink in his team’s win over Belconnen 69-50 (2-1).  Coming into the last game of the season, Yass sits on top of the table but only 9 points ahead of Weston Creek. Belconnen has 56 points, followed by QRSLM and City on 51.  (for those who don’t know, clicking on the term “detailed” on the online ladder screen will bring up the shots for and against).
In Grade 4 out at Tuggeranong, the Vikings took the points from Belconnen but the rink scores were 1.5 all.  Brendan Spaven’s rink was the difference on the day with a 23-11 win over his opponent.  Queanbeyan had a 3 rink, 66-50 win over Canberra – Greg Bateman having the best rink result 29-18.  In the final match of the round, Yowani walloped WC, 70-41 (3-0).  Jeff McCaskill’s rink was again the best performed rink for Yowani.  Yowani players hope Bruno Romano has a speedy recovery –after being injured during the game. The final four teams in grade 4 are determined but will play for positions this weekend.  Current table shows Queanbeyan on 73, Tuggeranong 68, Yowani 64 and Belconnen 54.
In Grade 5, QRSLM had a huge win over the boys from Bungendore 86-34.  However, Bungendore, playing short on all rinks, still managed to take 2 points for the rink win to Brock Edwards. An extraordinary 50-7 rink win to QRSLM Pres Michael White must have been something to see!  Any 8’s here, guys?  Belconnen had a one shot, 2 rink win over Weston Creek.  Mal Brown had the best performed rink for the Creek, Stuart Watts for Belconnen.  Final score 68-67 (2-1).  Canberra North and City had a 46 all draw with City getting points for 2 rink wins.  Ray McInnes led the best performed Norths rink; John O’Donohue City’s best performed skip.  Finally – at Tuggeranong, the previously undefeated Yass was shown the door going down on all rinks 77-39.  Despite this loss, Yass remains on top of the ladder, but within reach of second placed QRSLM  (8 points behind)and third placed Tuggeranong (10 points behind), Canberra North is currently in 4th place..  Weston Creek, City and Belconnen can theoretically still also make the finals depending on this coming weekends results.
In the Women’s grade, it was the double header weekend.  Round 8 saw 2 rink wins to Belconnen over Canberra North (57-22), Queanbeyan over Weston Creek 52-29) and City over QRSLM (39-32).  On Sunday, the previous day’s great performances by Belconnen’s Jill Cornish and Helena Megee were followed up with wins against a tougher opponent in QRSLM. 44-29. City only managed a rink draw in their match against Queanbeyan – Maggie Johnston having another great result.  In the final match, Canberra North came close but not close enough to defeat Weston Creek who won 36-32.  The ladder currently has City and Queanbeyan sharing the top place, followed by WC, Belconnen, QRSLM and Norths.  This grade will be split for the finals with the top three teams playing off for the Grade 1 flag, and the bottom three teams playing off for the Grade 2 flag.