Home' Plains Producer : PP_130314 Contents Nail-biting finish
in Division Two
Plains Producer, Thursday March 14, 2013
A NAIL-biting conclusion to the
Division Two competition saw delight
and disappointment being experienced
among a number of clubs.
For Balaklava Red, it was disappoint-
ment as the side that had been sitting
in the top four for much of the season,
agonisingly fell at the final hurdle.
Balaklava Red had a vital match
against second placed Balaklava Blue.
A win would likely seal its spot in the
finals whereas a loss would mean that it
had to rely on Balaklava White defeating
fifth side Mallala White.
Despite having two rinks up Balaklava
Red finally lost to Balaklava Blue by a
narrow margin of two shots.
Chris Cowan (BR) had defeated Colin
Milton (BB) 34-22 and Steve Guy (BR)
was 25-23 up over Graham Olsen (BB)
but these wins could not cover Lind-
say Day’s (BB) 30-14 win over Peter
So, Balaklava Blue was safely sec-
ond regardless of Mallala Black’s result
against Tarlee White while Balaklava
Red nervously awaited the Mallala
White – Balaklava White result know-
ing that it was only five points ahead of
Mallala Black emerged nine shot
winners over Tarlee White, securing the
win with only one rink up.
Their success came courtesy of Keith
McDonald’s (MB) 41-10 win over Des
Meyers (TW) which covered John
Perry’s (TW) 27-13 win over Malcolm
Dunstan (MB) and Frank Gorey’s (TW)
27-19 win over Mick King (MB).
This win gave Mallala Black third
spot with only fourth spot still to be re-
solved. A win for Mallala White against
Balaklava White would give Mallala
White fourth spot if Balaklava Red lost
against Balaklava Blue.
In the end, Mallala White had a
comfortable 31 shot win with all rinks
up. Terry Halford (MW) defeated Colin
Stewart (BW) 29-14, Geoff Donlon
(MW) accounted for Jim Bastian (BW)
28-18, and John Curnow (MW) won
25-19 against Tony Jones (BW).
Due to Balaklava Red’s loss in their
match, Mallala White guaranteed them-
selves fourth spot with their win.
In the final match Port Wakefield Blue
comfortably defeated Hamley Red by 27
shots in a match that no bearing on the
Balaklava Blue 75 (8) (L. Day 30, C.
Milton 22, G. Olsen 23) def. Balaklava
Red 73 (4) (P. McPharlin 14, C. Cowan
34, S. Guy 25); Port Wakefield Blue 55
(12)(M. Olsen 21, T. Cluse 17, S. Reimers
17) def. Hamley Red 28 (0) (L. Stott 8,
G. Schilling 14, B. Morris 6); Mallala
White 82 (12) (T. Halford 29, G. Donlon
28, J. Curnow 25) def. Balaklava White
51 (0) (C. Stewart 14, J. Bastian 18, T.
Jones 19); Mallala Black 73 (8) (M.
Dunstan 13, K. McDonald 41, M. King
19) def. Tarlee White 64 (4) (J. Perry 27,
D. Meyers 10, F. Gorey 27).
Port Wakefield Blue 193 +466.75
THE evenness of the Division Three competition
has guaranteed that the standings in this competition
have changed from week to week as results came in
and as each side took their bye.
Going into the final round, Owen, Port Wakefield
Gold and Riverton Black were all guaranteed a finals’
spot, but which spot?
Tarlee Red was sitting fourth but had the bye;
the only way that they could lose fourth spot was if
Riverton White could upset leaders Owen.
So, what transpired?
Port Wakefield Gold emerged with a 15-shot win
over Hamley Red but the main interest lay in the
other two matches.
Despite holding a lead over Wasleys at the break,
Riverton Black finally fell short by six shots with
Wasleys winning two of the three rinks.
Fritz Frankel (W) had a 27-18 win over Phil
Gates (RB) while Steve Wendland (W) was 24-17
ahead of Ann Harrip (RB). Riverton Black’s rink
points came via Cath O’Toole’s 24-14 win over John
This loss relegated Riverton Black back to third
So, to the final match. Would Owen repeat their
earlier defeat of Riverton White or could Riverton
White snatch a win to sneak into the four at Tarlee
The match opened tightly with Owen holding a
slender lead at the break. As the match continued
into the next phase, Owen still held the advantage
but Riverton White were showing signs of edging
back into the match.
At one stage, Riverton White was ahead in two
of the three rinks ensuring that the finish would be
an interesting affair.
Over the closing ends, Maurice Miles (O) edged
back past Peter Koster (RW) to finally win 25-22
while Robby Hill (O) held off a fast finishing Ross
Hannaford (RW) 23-21.
However, this five shot lead was not sufficient to
counter John Glistak’s (RW) 30-10 win over Ken
So, with one rink up, Riverton White gained the
eight points it needed to displace the unlucky Tarlee
Red from fourth spot. Owen’s loss saw Port Wakefield
Gold finish minor premiers.
Port Wakefield Gold 54 (11) (A. Carslake 20, J.
Cicolella 17, L. Robertson 17) def. Hamley White
39 (1) (J. Parry 9, Mar. Nichols 17, Mick Nichols
13); Riverton White 73 (8) (J. Glistak 30, P. Koster
22, R. Hannaford 21) def. Owen 58 (4) (K. Warnes
10, M. Miles 25, R. Hill 23); Wasleys 65 (10) (F.
Frankel 27, J. McDonnell 14, S. Wendland 24) def.
Riverton Black 59 (2) (P. Gates 18, C. O’Toole 24,
A. Harrip 17); Tarlee Red bye.
M Pts M/R +/- S/R
Port Wakefield Gold 19 112 5.895 +34 +1.789
19 108 5.684 -94 -4.947
19 99 5.211
19 95 5.000
- 43 -2.263
19 94 4.947 -73 -3.842
19 88 4.632-268.75 -14.14
20 79 3.950 -263 -10.10
Key: M/R = Match Ratio; S/R = Shots-up Ratio
Mallala takes points
• From back page
Mallala 74 (10) (I. Stuart 17, P. Furst 28, B. Smith
29) def. Riverton 67 (2) (B. Mullins 26, M. Griffiths
22, N. Rogers 19); Owen 73 (10) (N. Harkness 31, T.
Harkness 29, G. Bubner 13) def. Wasleys 63 (2) (W.
Grady 16, D. McQuade 18, S. Nicolai 29); Balaklava
73 (11) (B. Taylor 27, T. Clifford 23, P. Thompson
23) def. Hamley Bridge 65 (1) (C. Donohue 21, P.
Fritz 21, J. Bubner 23); Port Wakefield bye.
Port Wakefield 18
Hamley Bridge 18
Port Wakefield Gold minor
premiers in Division Three
SAM Dunstan bowls for Mallala during the Division One match against Riverton on Saturday.
GLENN Couley in action for Mallala’s
Division One side.
PETER Meyers, Balaklava White,
watches his bowl in anticipation.
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