Round 4 Pennant Wrap

by Bowls ACT on February 26, 2019

Grade 1 – Weston Creek cemented their hold on top of the table with a 25 shot win over QRSLM.  Andrew Ashlin (WC) made his presence felt with a 24 shot rink win, Ian Whybrow (WC), fresh from his club singles victory, must also have had a good match, whereas Robert Craven’s (QRSLM) rink was back in the winners seat.   Final score QRSLM 40, WC 65 (1-2).  Canberra North racked up their first win of the season defeating the funnest team in the competition, Yass, on all rinks.  (yes, I know “funnest” isn’t a real word but neither is “backest and I hear that all the time!).  The Yass lads helped the bar run out of Great Northern – perhaps someone should have warned the RUC they were coming! Final score CN 74, Yass 40 (3-0).  Queanbeyan sneaked over the line by one shot against Tuggeranong.  Shane Ordelman (T) won his rink, Dagwell (Q) and Southwell (T) drew their rink and Chesher (Q) won his.  Final score Qbn 50, Tugg 49 (1.5-1.5).  Over at Belconnen, the home team came out strong winners over Canberra.  Good rink wins to Shane Murton and Peter Watts (B), with Cliff Gilbert being the only Canberra rink to earn some points.  Final score Bel 77, Can 41 (2-1).  Grade 1 has a round bye this weekend.

In Grade 2, Canberra North picked up another win when they defeated Queanbeyan 2 rinks to 1.  It was close overall with good wins to Bill Pollock (CN) and Noel Barnsley (CN) whereas Alan Lister ‘s rink was the winning Queanbeyan one.  Final score CN 57, Qbn 53 (2-1).  Belconnen had a close win over Weston Creek.  All rinks were close with rink winners being Gallagher & Maggs (B) and Waugh (WC).  Final score Bel 56, WC 55 (2-1).  At Tuggeranong, QRSLM were on fire defeating the hosts by some 40+ shots.  Darren Walsh’s rink (QRSL) had a 27 shot win, whereas David Pruss’s rink (T) was their only winning rink.  Final score Tugg 38, QRSLM 80 (1-2  )

In Grade 3, Goulburn continued its unbeaten record defeating Yass over two rinks.  Jason Rath’s rink (Y) was Yass’s best whereas John Ensby’s rink was Goulburn’s best.  The remaining rink was close.   Final score Yass 58 Gbn 65  (1-2).  Weston Creek had another close one but this time coming out victorious, against Yowani.  Huge rink wins to Ross McNamarra (WC) and Greg Pepper (Yow) balanced each other out, with the decider coming down to the 2 shot win by Tug Wilsons rink.  Final score WC 63, Yow 61 (2-1).  In the remaining match of the grade, Canberra picked up its first win defeating Tuggeranong by a fair amount.  Newcomer Russell Lowes was the best performed Canberra Skip, whereas Alan Naughton (T) kept the deficit reasonable.  Final score Can 71, Tugg 64 (2-1).

In Grade 4, Weston Creek had yet another close one – this time over Queanbeyan.  Best rink for WC was skipped by Peter Clark, whereas David Van Reesch’s rink (Q) contributed well to the overall score.  Final score WC 66, Q 64 (2-1).  Norths 4’s couldn’t quite get over the line when they played Belconnen.  A good win to Ken Dowrick’s rink was not enough to counter the efforts of Belconnen’s other two rinks.  Steve Young’s rinks was against best performed for the visitors.  Final score CN 59, B 63 (1-2).  In the final match of the round, Tuggeranong again hosted QRSLM with an almost identical result. Peter Walkers rink (QRSL) was the best of three good rink wins.  Final score Tug 39, QRSLM 79  (0-3).

In Grade 5, Bungendore played host to Canberra North taking home the spoils with a 9 shot win.  Scott Marquet’s rink (Bung) had the best result whereas Vince Reid’s rink (CN) earned CN 2 points.  Final score Bung 62, CN 53 (2-1).  Goulburn 5’s also kept their un-beaten record intact when they made the trip to Belconnen.  Despite going down in 2 rinks, the huge, 21 shot, win by Paul Johnson’s rink was enough to get the visitors over the line.  Final score Bel 49, Gbn 62 (2-1).  Queanbeyan also went down despite taking two rinks from visiting opposition, Yowani.  Stuart Green’s rink (Q) win was the best for Queanbeyan whereas Jacob Bink again posted Yowani’s best result.  Final score Qbn 55, Yow 54 (2-1).  Tuggeranong was at home to Yass handing Yass the third defeat of the round.  Two rinks were close with Robert Montomery’s rink (T) making the biggest difference.    Final score Tugg 59 Yass 50 (2-1).  The boys from QRSLM went fishing!

In the women’s grade on Saturday, Canberra North had a good win over Tuggeranong on both rinks.  In a game that was tighter than the scores might indicate, both teams had sparks of brilliance and noted the great spirit in which the game was played.  Final score CN 45, Tug 23 (2-0).  Canberra remains at the top of the table with a 19 shot win over Belconnen. Marlene Anderson (B) won her rink but Robyn Moxon’s rink was way too strong for their opponents contributing 22 shots to the win.  Final score Can 51, Bel 32 (1-1).  The combined Norths/Yass team continues to find the going tough, going down on both rinks to the champion-filled team from Weston Creek.  Final score CN/Yas 29, WC 57 (0-2).  Queanbeyan took on the other QRSLM team this week, with a better result this time.  They took both rinks, with Nerida Black’s rink being the best performed of the day.  Final score Qbn 44,  QRSLM2 29 (2-0).   QRSLM1 also had the bye – maybe they went fishing too! Although Canberra sits comfortably on top of the table, they have yet to have the bye so next week might shake the table up a bit!