WR Engineering Pennant Wrap Round 8

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Round 8   24-25 March
Grade 1 – Now, where did I put those 8 pins, I ask myself?  Having not needed them for quite a while, there were 2 racked up this weekend!  The first was over at Queanbeyan helping Sean Robertson, Peter Rowe, Leigh Penman and Geoff Cash to a big win over Yass.  Incredibly, this was the first 8 for Sean and Peter!  Consecutive 7’s to Rob Chesher’s rink was another highlight of this game.  Scott Dagwell’s rink also had a good win, giving them the full 12 points.  FS 73-50 (3-0).  The next was over at Weston Creek where the top of the table clash against QRSLM promised to be the match of the round.  QRSLMs Wade Turner, Glenn Morton, Andrew Hurst and Dave Cave scored their 8 on the 10th end when they were down 15-3.  This proved to be the turning point as they took another 8 shots over the next 3 ends.  The lead changed back and forth until the end with the final rink score being 23-24, Turners favour.  QRSLs Darren Walsh’s elevation to grade 1 was a tough one as Todd Trewarne’s rink was on fire winning by 9 shots.  James Reynolds turned the tables on Robert Craven (after Craven defeated him the previous day in the Men’s Singles final) contributing 13 of the 21 shot difference.  FS 72-51 (2-1).  At Canberra, City was too strong for the hosts defeating them on 2 rinks.  Geoff Brewis, skipping in place of the unavailable Robert Kelly, had the best result of the match winning by 15 shots.  Cliff Gilbert also had a strong rink win.  Canberra’s Chris Barritt-Eyles notched up Canberra’s only rink win.  FS 73-55 (2-1) (NB: this was a City ‘home game’).  Belconnen took 3 rinks from Canberra North with Peter Watts playing his 200th pennant game for the Macropods (ask Skippy!).  Oli McGready and Richard Lawson also had good rink wins.  FS 68-39 (3-0).  [NB: Something fishy is happening with the Skips Ladder – Ignore it until further notice!)  This weekend’s results see WC firmly in first place, Queanbeyan and City next, with Belconnen into the 4 at the expense of QRSLM. Round 8   24-25 March 
Grade 1 – Now, where did I put those 8 pins, I ask myself?  Having not needed them for quite a while, there were 2 racked up this weekend!  The first was over at Queanbeyan helping Sean Robertson, Peter Rowe, Leigh Penman and Geoff Cash to a big win over Yass.  Incredibly, this was the first 8 for Sean and Peter!  Consecutive 7’s to Rob Chesher’s rink was another highlight of this game.  Scott Dagwell’s rink also had a good win, giving them the full 12 points.  FS 73-50 (3-0).  The next was over at Weston Creek where the top of the table clash against QRSLM promised to be the match of the round.  QRSLMs Wade Turner, Glenn Morton, Andrew Hurst and Dave Cave scored their 8 on the 10th end when they were down 15-3.  This proved to be the turning point as they took another 8 shots over the next 3 ends.  The lead changed back and forth until the end with the final rink score being 23-24, Turners favour.  QRSLs Darren Walsh’s elevation to grade 1 was a tough one as Todd Trewarne’s rink was on fire winning by 9 shots.  James Reynolds turned the tables on Robert Craven (after Craven defeated him the previous day in the Men’s Singles final) contributing 13 of the 21 shot difference.  FS 72-51 (2-1).  At Canberra, City was too strong for the hosts defeating them on 2 rinks.  Geoff Brewis, skipping in place of the unavailable Robert Kelly, had the best result of the match winning by 15 shots.  Cliff Gilbert also had a strong rink win.  Canberra’s Chris Barritt-Eyles notched up Canberra’s only rink win.  FS 73-55 (2-1) (NB: this was a City ‘home game’).  Belconnen took 3 rinks from Canberra North with Peter Watts playing his 200th pennant game for the Macropods (ask Skippy!).  Oli McGready and Richard Lawson also had good rink wins.  FS 68-39 (3-0).  [NB: Something fishy is happening with the Skips Ladder – Ignore it until further notice!)  This weekend’s results see WC firmly in first place, Queanbeyan and City next, with Belconnen into the 4 at the expense of QRSLM.
Grade 2 – Over at Queanbeyan, Belconnen was too strong taking 2 rinks.  John Bice was again the ‘skip du jour’, his rink winning by 10 shots.  Josh McLennan was the winning Queanbeyan skip.  FS 49-59 (1-2)  In the other game of the grade, Weston Creek was too strong for Canberra North.  Jeff Bradley’s rink had a sensational result, overriding the remaining shared rink scores.  FS 40-65 (1-2)  The top 3 on the ladder are Weston Creek, four points in front of Belconnen, followed by Queanbeyan.
Grade 3 – Yowani took 10 points from QRSLM mostly due to the 10 shot rink win by Jeff McKaskill.  Greg Peppers rink started off with a 5 on the first end but was not able to keep up the momentum.  It was windy, wet and sunny at various times during this match, testing everyone’s skills (and patience!) FS 59-69 (1-2)  Weston Creek gave Yass another tough day on the green defeating them on all rinks.  Jay Cullen was the best performed on the day, his score helped along by a string of goods ends in the middle of the game followed up with a 6 and a 5 towards the end.  FS 77-47 (3-0).  Goulburn travelled across the plains to Tuggeranong where a rink win, a draw and a loss was not enough to take home the major points.  Brian Smith’s rink made the difference with a 12 shot win.  FS 62-54 (1.5 – 1.5)  The ladder has Tuggeranong holding onto top spot but only 2 points ahead of Weston Creek.  QRSLM and Yass round out the top four but Yowani and Goulburn can’t be ruled out of a finals appearance just yet, being only 5 and 6 points behind. 
Grade 4 – Queanbeyan and Tuggeranong had a close match on the master board with Queanbeyan scraping up a 2 shot win overall, thanks to Peter Roscoe’s 15 shot rink win.  The other two rinks were taken by Tuggeranong.  Alan Taylor seems to have overcome the injury that has kept him sidelined for the first part of the season.   FS 55-53 (1-2)  Weston Creek was too strong for Goulburn who struggled to get the hang of the carpet, winning all three rinks.  I watched 4 minutes of this match and saw Dale Wiggins put down two good bowls!  That’s it, really!  Doug Wilson’s rink was the best on the day.  FS 74-44 (3-0).  City repeated their grade 1’s result with a win over Canberra – the scores closer in this match – 5 shots in all.  Harry Kaye’s rink had the best result for Canberra, whereas Ron Hawke’s rink did the job for City.  FS 51-56 (1-2).  Tuggeranong are also on top on the Grade 4 ladder, 8 points clear of Queanbeyan, followed by Canberra and Weston Creek.
Grade 5 – Yass proved they are hardest to beat on their own turf when they played Canberra North, taking 2 rinks and drawing the other.  Matthew Waters’s rink would be happy with their 22 shot win.  FS 69-44 (2.5-0.5)  QRSLM and Yowani also battled it out but this time it was the turn of the Diggers to take the major points, winning on 2 rinks.  Michael White was the best performed in this match.  The satay chicken lunch special  was scrumptious!   FS 49-60 (1-2).  Belconnen had their third club win of the day when they defeated Tuggeranong on all rinks.  The John Hammond and Stephen Young rinks both had 14 shot wins.  FS 77-45 (3-0).  QRSLM hold onto the top place on the ladder with Yass, Belconnen and Tuggeranong currently rounding out the four.  Yowani is still in the running for a top 4 spot, and with luck, Canberra North cant be written off either!
Grade 6 – Bungendore hosted the lads from Queanbeyan and defeated them on all rinks.  Scott Marquet was back in form posting a good 10 shot win.  Missing from the Bungendore team was Jarod Edwards, busy donating useless body parts in hospital!  FS 60-46 (3-0)  Goulburn again couldn’t quite get the better of Tuggeranong despite winning two rinks.  Ronald Kropp’s rink was the one that did the damage for Tuggeranong.  FS 61-58 (1-2)  City hosted Weston Creek at their temporary home venue, Canberra, but could only take a rink draw point.  Malcolm Brown’s rink win was the best on the day.  FS 54-66 (0.5-2.5)  Tuggeranong remain on the top of the table but Bungendore are creeping their way up, now ahead of Queanbeyan in 3rd and City in 4th
Women’s Grade
The Canberra North/Yass combined team won their 3rd match this weekend against Queanbeyan Gold out at the glorious Yass sunshine.  Both rinks had good wins with similar scores.  FS 42-30 (2-0).  Queanbeyan Blue got the better of the other Norths team defeating them with a rink win and a rink draw.  Although the Queanbeyan and Norths teams are in the lower section of the ladder, at the end of the rounds, the grade will get split into two so they still have reason to continue to score well.  Weston Creek continue to be the juggernaut of the women’s grade, this time making Belconnen suffer.  Margaret Bacchetto’s rink had a strong win, setting the scene for her victory in the women’s singles final the following day (against Canberra’s Lois Waters).  Kristen Steele’s rink also had a strong win.  Word from the spectators was that the real delight was the battle of the leads Maureen Wilkie and Joan Trounce both of whom put down some great bowls.  FS 57-27 (2-0).  QRSLM were at home to Canberra City.  Kelli Cartledge, leading a relatively inexperienced team, managed to take the points from the more experienced City players.  On the other rink, however, Ruth Moore’s team was just too strong across the board, winning by a good 15 shots, giving City the overall win.  New-to-bowls Vicki Walsh had her first taste of pennants and hopefully has the bug now!  FS 31-44 (1-1).  Last but by no means least, Tuggeranong played host to Canberra defeating them on both rinks.  Ingrid Griffiths’s rink left it ‘til late in the game to snatch their win  – with sounds of glee wafting across the greens…Gillian Harris-Mayes and Heather Leonard had a close match too, with the final score being only 3 shots difference.  FS 41-34 (2-1)
Womens Skips Ladder – top 4
Ruth Moore (City) 12 / 44
Margaret Bacchetto (WC) 10 / 65
Ingrid Griffiths (Tugg) 10 / 40
Gillian Harris-Mayes (Tugg) 10 / -13
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