WR Engineering Pennant Semi Finals Wrap

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Semi Finals 21 April 2018

It was a glorious day for the Semifinals of the WR Engineering men’s and Women’s Pennants. At the end of the day, some are happy, some are relieved and some are devastated….

At Weston Creek, the club with the most minor premierships, spectators were in for a treat.  In grade 1 in the major semi, it was QRSLM’s Robert Craven’s rink that bolted out of the starting gates to lead all the way to a 19 shot win. Conversely, it was a case of master (Wade)  vs apprentice (Hemi) on the other rink with the Creek’s Mac McLean leading all the way ending up 20 shots in front.(NB: be prepared for some really rotten jobs next Monday, Hemi! ) It was down to the last rink to determine the match outcome and Mark Ebsworth (Q) and Todd Trewarne (WC) really battled it out. The rink saw 8 ends killed, and the difference was probably down to Chucky (Garry Charker) who was in scintillating form. At lead,  Phil Crowe started the match of well for the Diggers but Cooper Pike soon found his form.  Jaidyn Cartledge’s Mum says he played well (now, there’s a surprise!) but the man of the match goes to “Big Daddy” Doug Farr, not for his bowling prowess but for welcoming a young daughter into to the world last week!  FS WC64, QRSLM 56 (2-1).  In the minor semi Queanbeyan was just too strong for Yass, putting an end to their season with a 3 rink, 31 shot win.   Queanbeyan now take on QRSLM and don’t be surprised if there’s an upset – Queanbeyan have been the quiet achiever all season…..!

In Grade 3, minor premiers Weston Creek were upset by Tuggeranong who defeated them 76-55 (3-0).  The biggest smile I’ve ever seen was on the face of Chris Smith, excited at his first grand final appearance.  Four 5’s across the rinks go a long way towards a win!  Tuggeranong skips Brendan Spaven and Dale Budnick both had big wins, with the final rink being fairly close. In the minor semi, Yass came from behind to knock QRSLM out of the match.  I forgot to write down the scores but it was about 10 shots!

In grade 4, although I don’t have any rink scores yet, I know that Tuggeranong got up over Weston Creek, getting the easy ride through to the grand final, and Queanbeyan got up over Canberra.  Tomorrow WC will do battle against WC in the preliminary final.

In grade 5, both matches had convincing results – QRSLM made sure at least one team would make a grand final appearance when they defeated Tuggeranong.  Yass struggled to find form against Belco, who will now face Tuggeranong for their chance to make it to a home GF.

In grade 6, sentimental favourites Bungendore have stitched up a grand final appearance with a strong win over Tuggeranong.  Jack Marquet ‘s rink was the best performed on the day but since apparently I’ve been picking on him in recent wraps, I must mention that his dad taught him everything he knows…..! (is that better?).  In the minor semi, City lost out by 1 shot to Queanbeyan.  Although they won two rinks and the lead changed back and forth all game, in the end it was to be Queanbeyan’s day.  On that note, congratulations to Queanbeyan who won all their matches today! 

In the Women’s grades, Weston Creek continued its dominance of Grade 1 defeating Tuggeranong 50-31 (2-0).  One rink was very close but Marg Bacchetto’s rink ran away with it eventually winning by 18 shots.  Tuggeranong now face City in the preliminary final.  City defeated Belconnen on both rinks, Loretta Gillespie’s rink bei Semi Finals 21 April 2018

It was a glorious day for the Semifinals of the WR Engineering men’s and Women’s Pennants. At the end of the day, some are happy, some are relieved and some are devastated….
At Weston Creek, the club with the most minor premierships, spectators were in for a treat.  In grade 1 in the major semi, it was QRSLM’s Robert Craven’s rink that bolted out of the starting gates to lead all the way to a 19 shot win. Conversely, it was a case of master (Wade)  vs apprentice (Hemi) on the other rink with the Creek’s Mac McLean leading all the way ending up 20 shots in front.(NB: be prepared for some really rotten jobs next Monday, Hemi! ) It was down to the last rink to determine the match outcome and Mark Ebsworth (Q) and Todd Trewarne (WC) really battled it out. The rink saw 8 ends killed, and the difference was probably down to Chucky (Garry Charker) who was in scintillating form. At lead,  Phil Crowe started the match of well for the Diggers but Cooper Pike soon found his form.  Jaidyn Cartledge’s Mum says he played well (now, there’s a surprise!) but the man of the match goes to “Big Daddy” Doug Farr, not for his bowling prowess but for welcoming a young daughter into to the world last week!  FS WC64, QRSLM 56 (2-1).  In the minor semi Queanbeyan was just too strong for Yass, putting an end to their season with a 3 rink, 31 shot win.   Queanbeyan now take on QRSLM and don’t be surprised if there’s an upset – Queanbeyan have been the quiet achiever all season…..!

In Grade 3, minor premiers Weston Creek were upset by Tuggeranong who defeated them 76-55 (3-0).  The biggest smile I’ve ever seen was on the face of Chris Smith, excited at his first grand final appearance.  Four 5’s across the rinks go a long way towards a win!  Tuggeranong skips Brendan Spaven and Dale Budnick both had big wins, with the final rink being fairly close. In the minor semi, Yass came from behind to knock QRSLM out of the match.  I forgot to write down the scores but it was about 10 shots!

In grade 4, although I don’t have any rink scores yet, I know that Tuggeranong got up over Weston Creek, getting the easy ride through to the grand final, and Queanbeyan got up over Canberra.  Tomorrow WC will do battle against WC in the preliminary final.

In grade 5

, both matches had convincing results – QRSLM made sure at least one team would make a grand final appearance when they defeated Tuggeranong on two rinks. FS 73-44 (2-1)   Yass struggled to find form against Belco, who will now face Tuggeranong for their chance to make it to a home GF.

In grade 6, sentimental favourites Bungendore have stitched up a grand final appearance with a strong win over Tuggeranong.  Jack Marquet ‘s rink was the best performed on the day but since apparently I’ve been picking on him in recent wraps, I must mention that his dad taught him everything he knows…..! (is that better?).  In the minor semi, City lost out by 1 shot to Queanbeyan.  Although they won two rinks and the lead changed back and forth all game, in the end it was to be Queanbeyan’s day.  On that note, congratulations to Queanbeyan who won all their matches today! 

In the Women’s grades, Weston Creek continued its dominance of Grade 1 defeating Tuggeranong 50-31 (2-0).  One rink was very close but Marg Bacchetto’s rink ran away with it eventually winning by 18 shots.  Tuggeranong now face City in the preliminary final.  City defeated Belconnen on both rinks, Ruth Moore’s rink being the best on the day, the last end not played.  This team is the last hope for a grand-final appearance for the now defunct club.

Over at QRSLM in the Women’s grade 2 finals, the home team got up over Canberra North green with sound wins on each rink.  FS 45-24 (2-0)  The combined Norths/Yass team had a 3 shot win over Canberra, giving them the opportunity to play their club mates on Sunday to earn a spot in the grand final.  FS 38-41 (1-1).