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Plains Producer, Wednesday February 19, 2014
Last Wednesday, a few hardy souls struck
their way around all 18 holes, but not enough
to warrant a “competition” of any sort, so we’ll
move straight onto Saturday’s shenanigans,
which saw no less than 35 faithful front, keen
to see just what effect 59ml. of rain was having
on the greensward and also, remember how
it felt to play in temperatures below boiling.
The coolest customer was that prince of
Par, Peter Thompson, who romped home
with plus 5 to sink both the feld and the
A grade. Michael Day (+3) fended off the
thinking woman’s footballer Wild Bill Lokan
(+2) who, aided by the good Count, turfed
Tate Michael from the podium. Then came
I. Michael (+1), M. Hameister (square), W.
Parkin (-1), D. Hannaford (-3), J. Breuer (-4)
and C. Michael (-6).
John Curnow (3) showed a clean pair of
Blundstone heels to the B grade mob, while
the good Count was called in to separate Digby
Addison (-3) from Dave Barnett and Wayne
Nagle. Falling in behind these luminaries were
R. Gordon (-4), G. McKenzie (-4), W. Berry
(-8), A. Henstridge (-9), J. Pengilly (-11) and
J. Michael (-12).
From the swollen ranks of the crowded
C grade community arose the indomitable
form of big Scott Davey (+4), the slightly less
formidable frame of Peter Friedrichs (+2) and
the lean, hungry features of Mike Hahesy (+1)
who, aided by you know who, dumped Dean
Trickett from the dais. Desperately arguing the
case for the negative were Joan Anderson
(-1), M. Liptrot (-2), R. Hahn (-2), M. Bell (-3),
Chris Hahesy (-4), N. Barnett (-5), A. Leaver
(-5), R. Campbell (-6), B. Olsen (-6), M. Keast
(-9) and Moya Hayes (-12).
Tate Michael struck the day’s only Eagle
on the second to take home all the goodies
from the Eagle’s Nest (thanks Mark), while,
from no less than eleven Birdies, only those
of Ian Michael and Michael Day at the 16th,
along with Peter Thompson’s at the 17th, cut
the mustard. Nearest the Pins were retained
by Don "Hairy Legs" Hannaford at the third,
Peter Thompson (eighth), Ian Michael (10th),
"Merve Hamister" (15th), Callum Michael
(16th) and Scott Davey (17th), the latter pair
for their spectacular second shots of course.
Golfer of the Summer points went to Peter
Thompson (6), Scott Davey (5), Michael Day
(4), John Curnow (3), Peter Friedrichs (2) and
we under-achieving non-events, but one each.
This Saturday we face yet another surprise
Stableford, to be begun by Ben Michael then
bar-personed by Mark Loy.
Due to the extreme heat there has only
been three competitions played at Hamley
Bridge in the last three weeks. One being
Thursday February 6, when 15 competed in
a Stableford round. Vince Zito won the day
with 39 points from Bob Ahola 37, and Ian
Rohde taking third spot on a countback from
Errol Branson, both with 36.
There were no Birdies but Vince Zito man-
aged to win a Nearest The Pin on the fouth.
Nothing ever stays the same! After many
days of extreme heat last, Thursday’s Stabl-
eford competition was marred by wind and
rain and attracted only six players. Diehard
veteran, Max Grasby grabbed the top spot
on the podium scoring a credible 41 points
from Cliff Applebee 38 and Bob Ahola 36, Rex
mortimer 33, Errol Branson 31, Bob Charman
27. Birdies: Max Grasby fouth, Rex Mortimer
fouth and 17th.
Last Saturday, 18 players competed in
a Par round in somewhat heavy conditions
with the course playing longer than it has in
the last few weeks. Barrie Zerner won the
day with +4 from Roland Pawlak +1 c/b Errol
Branson +1 John Mitchell, Max Grasby, Lance
Hatcher square Roen Cameron, Wim Van Pelt
and Colin Doudle -1 made up the better half.
Birdies: Bradley Zerner second, Colin
Doudle sixth. Nearest The Pins: Errol Branson
ninth, Wim van Pelt 12th.=
SAVGA Adelaide Plain and
Good scores were hard to come by as 35
players took on the challenging course and
summer rains at Mount Pleasant golf course.
The event, which was run in two grades,
was sponsored by Langmeil Wines and was
enjoyed by all with a BBQ lunch following.
The next event will be at Gawler Golf Flub
with an 8am shotgun start.
A GRADE: 33 Y.Frencken (Two Wells),
33 M.Heimester (Balaklava), 33 R.Elliot
(Highercombe). Ball winners: 33 R.Hogg
(Two Wells), 32 R.Volratt (Gawler), 32
C.Decelis (Gawler), 32 A.Penn (Penfeld),
31 P.Robinson (Gawler).
B GRADE: 37 S.Demaria (Penfeld), 37
D.Mcqueen (Mt Pleasant), 33 E.Manning
(Hamley Bridge). Ball sinners: 32 E.Filmer
(Barossa Valley), 31 H.Jeske (Gawler), 31
B.Kilmier (Gawler), 31 T.Dowling (Gawler),
31 K.Bubner (Islington Works), 29 J.Ball
NTP winners: A.Grade – R.Elliot (High-
ercombe); B.Grade – S.Demaria (Penfeld).
After two hot weeks, the weather
became inclement with players getting
wet in their fnal sets of the night.
The only match not to quite fnish was
Division 1 Euchres against Snaps, but in
what was played, Euchres won 4-1, with
the fnal set locked at four games all. Even
though the players weren’t sharing a court
so should’ve fnished before the drizzle
set in, it was all due to the fact three
long tiebreakers had been played (and
a fourth was imminent!) Euchres Robert
Bickmore was tested against young gun
Scott McDonald having two ties ending
one apiece. The old girls Pauline Hill and
Cherie Cmrlec played one tie and were
set for another when rain saved them.
The young stud muffns Jarred Thiele and
Henry Lane we made short work of the
next two sets! But the unlucky ones, who
had their ftness tested, were fll-in Leonie
McRostie and opponent Geoff Gardner,
who had (or would have had) a tiebreaker
in every set! Almost unheard of!
Bottom team, Pokers, won a thriller
and caused a huge upset, 4-27 to 2-21 by
defeating top team Pontoons, with fve of
the six sets played being close 5-3s. This
win has also caused Pontoons to drop into
third place, and has lifted the Pokers off
the bottom! Ooohhh.... Pokers Don Veitch
and Ashleigh Williams spoilt the record
winning a 6-2 in a grudge match over
mum, Kirsty Williams and Di Taylor. Very
consistent effort from Pokers Ben Heaslip
and Darren Scholz and opponents, Paul
McBride and Dale Groth to have all 5-3s.
Pokee Marie Heaslip must have seen the
weather forecast and made son Ben go
out to play! Well done Pokers!
The fnal Div 1 match wasn’t as close
in the fnal scoreline but had some close
set scores. Rummys won 6-34 to Black
Jacks 0-15. BJs Helen Barry and Bec
Houston were unlucky to lose a frst set
tie to Colin Mutton and Marty Brice. Helen
and Bec continued on to come second in
their sets with team mate Wally Treverton,
with identical 5-3 scores, but they didn’t
fare as well with captain, Chris Curnow.
Chris was getting worn out against young
Rummy, Jordan Taylor, while Wally and
opponent Joyful Ryan played their usual
long rallies with laughs in between!
Div 2 Hearts also caused an upset,
defeating top team Spades 3-27 to 3-21.
Top players Spades’ Mary Heslop and
Hearts’ Josh LaGrutta had very interest-
ing set scores – all 7-1s, with Josh winning
two of those! But the rest of the players
had much closer scores including two
5-3s, with Spades Michael Ribbons and
opponent Kelly Casement featuring in
both. The Heart throb Viet Nguyen and
opponent Danielle Murphy had some
great rallies with an assortment of set
scores. The Hearts’ secret weapon was
our local rain man, Philip Shepherd, who
had the tractor ready for the next day,
and came out to play, bringing the rain
– of course! He had a good slog against
Warren McRostie and helped the team
to a narrow win.
The grubby Clubs had a win over
the sparkling Diamonds, 5-31 to 1-17 in
what was a fairly close affair. Well done
to Diamonds’ Kerry Williams and Pina
Cioccia on winning the Diamonds’ only
set over David Northcott and Sue Nichol-
son.Diamond Diane Gregor was unlucky
to lose two close 5-3s against direct
opponent Peter Rohrlach. Grubs were
assisted by fll-in Zac Scholz who played
one of his old teachers, Cherie Cleary all
night, but Cherie held her ground against
her former, and very tall, student! The
Diamonds were not disgraced and did
well against strong opposition.
Remember if the weather is looking
dodgy, please contact your captain or
just rock up to the courts!
To clarify, the match from November
28 was rained out – you might recall the
pizza night in the club? So the offcial pre-
miership table, including February 13, is:
Division 1: Euchre 14, Rummy 14,
Pontoon 12, Black Jacks 6, Poker 4,
Division 2: Spades 10, Clubs 8, Hearts
8, Diamonds 4.
Results from February 15.
Clare Aces 20/132 def Auburn 4/71.
Ladies singles: S Jack lost to A Shep-
herd 2-6, M Weckert def J Dixon 7-6, S
Dobbs lost to M Wilsdon 0-6, K Slattery
def R Lewis 6-1, L Player def J Dutschke
6-0, K Coles def H Webb 6-0.
Mens singles: D Sweet def A Brad-
ley 6-3, K Riggs def G Dutschke 7-5, B
Pearce def G Roberts 6-2, J Pearce def
R Sandow 6-2, B Dinning def E Wilsdon
6-1, A Jaeschke def N Wilsdon 7-5.
Mintaro 6/97 lost to Blyth 18/134.
Ladies singles: F Mulholland lost to S
Linn6-7, J Redden lost to T Andriske 1-6,
M Treloar def R Carling 7-5, L Hill lost to
K Mugge 5-7, R Dixon lost to C Virgin 2-6,
E Elkhoury lost to K Carling 3-6.
Mens singles: T Redden lost to P
Gibson 2-6, B Treloar lost to A Pratt 2-6, A
Mulholland lost to R Lloyd 5-7, J Pearson
lost to R Dall 3-6, P Haynes def JAndriske
6-2, T Grigg lost to T Carling 0-6.
Riverton 19/129 def Long Plains 5/56.
Ladies singles: T Kloebe lost to L
Tynan 1-6, H Clark def K Tynan 6-4, S
Noll def P Sharer 6-0, L Griffths def R Mc-
Claren 7-5, K Parkinson def M McLaren
6-2, S Griffths def A Daniel 6-2.
Mens singles: C Fry lost to J Rundle
5-7, G Linke def C Sharer 6-2, R Noll
def B Pym 6-0, D Vater def N Curnow
Blyth 5/70 lost to Balaklava 19/123.
Ladies singles: C Jacka def S Pike
6-4, S Bigg lost to H Barry 4-6, J Wandel
lost to S Lamond 3-6, J Eldridge lost to
T Lamond 1-6, A Schultz lost to E Lane
3-6, K Schultz def C Tiller 6-1.
Mens singles: J King lost to R Lamond
1-6, W Carling lost to S McDonald 2-6, B
Eldridge lost to B Heaslip 2-6, N Schultz
lost to D Michael 1-6, R Schultz def H
Lane 6-2, C Walkley lost to D Veitch 0-6.
Hilltown 7/68 lost to Watervale 17/118.
Ladies singles: B Court lost to C
Sandow 0-6, K Vasek lost to J Parish 4-6,
B Ellery lost to C McDermid 4-6, R Scott
def C Marshall 6-0, V Pengilly lost to N
Faulkner 1-6, J Millighan def E Long 6-0.
Mens singles: T Pittaway lost to J
Walker 2-6, M Salter lost to A Ackland
1-6, T Owen lost to S Budaric, 2-6, P
Nugent lost to M Parish 1-6, M Westlake
lost to M Parish 1-6, E Dunstan lost to
D Long 0-6.
Dalkey 20/132 def Clare Hot Shots
Ladies singles: J Humphrys def E
Ashton 6-4, C Bell def S Nield 6-1, Y Bell
def A Kuchel 6-1, T Bell def C Hooper
6-0, C Humphrys def M Minney 6-3, L
Raether def M Baker 6-0.
Mens singles: S Wedding def A Bruce
6-1, B Curnow def B Day 6-3, J Schutz
lost to T Dickinson 4-6, R Gregory def
J Slade 6-0, T Holmes lost to T Hooper
0-6, J Gregory lost to D Hartmann 4-6.
Clare Blue 4/45 lost to Clare Red 8/67.
Singles: T Hooper lost to B Pearse
2-6, P Cornwell def J Sanders 7-5, T
Kuchel lost to B Dinning 3-6, B Smith def
I O’Dea 7-5, C Cook def L Sanders 6-4,
Ella Cornwell def J Cook 6-4, E Cornwell
lost to M O’Dea 2-6, C Klingner lost to R
Saddleworth 4/35 lost to Blyth Croco-
Singles: F Thomas def T Carling 6-2,
K Thomas def N Barr 6-1, M Schoenberg
lost to S Toholke 2-6, S Gegg lost to M
Clarke 1-6, B Gegg lost to J Clarke 2-6,
B Dixon def J Brown 7-5, A Gegg lost to A
Truscott 0-6, S Willmont lost to K Bigg 0-6.
BlythAlligators 7/57 def Mintaro 5/44.
Singles: B Jacka lost to J Dixon 1-6,
R Angel def A Smith 6-2, T Walkley def
R Mulholland 6-0, S Lloyd def W Paulett
6-1, J King def R Hill 6-1, R Jacka lost
to C Mulholland 3-6, L Brown lost to M
Grigg 3-6, W Angel lost to C Paulett 3-6.
Hilltown 8/64 def Watervale 4/44.
Singles: G Pretlove def Will P (score
card incomplete) 7-5, P Nugent def S
Haines 6-0, N Owen lost to N Haines 0-6,
W Pitt los to D McInnis 6-7, M Pitt lost to
O Barrat 5-7, F Jacka lost to A Smith3-6,
M Owen def P Greham 6-0, H Stockman
def O McInnis 6-2.
LOWER NORTH JUNIORS
DIVISION 1 Balaklava Big Rigs 3-24
d. Long Plains 3-20. Doubles: Michael/Z.
Scholz lost to Sharer/Curnow 1-6, Lane/T.
Scholz d. Hosking/Daniel 6-2. Singles:
Dillon Michael d. Corey Sharer 6-0, Zac
Scholz lost to Riley Curnow 3-6, Henry
Lane d. Harry Hosking 6-0, Todd Scholz
lost to Jessica Daniel 2-6.
Two Wells Divas4-28 d. Hamley Bridge
2-28. Doubles: Foubister/T.Briscoe lost to
Bell/Raether 2-6, Musolino/M. Briscoe d.
Humphrys/Powell 6-2. Singles: Chelsea
Foubister lost to Tristan Bell 2-6, Tarsha
Briscoe d. Leon Raether 6-5, Caitlin
Musolino d. Claire Humphrys 6-5, Macey
Briscoe d. Tyler Powell 6-4.
DIVISION 2 Balaklava Smashes
4-32 d. Two Wells CJ’s 2-15. Doubles:
West/Clifford lost to Foubister/Needham
4-6, Lane/Tiller d. L.&E.Tzevelekos 6-0.
Singles: Billy West lost to Jake Foubister
4-6, Aaron Clifford d. Josh Needham 6-3,
Emma Lane d. Lefteri Tzevelekos 6-0,
Lexie Tiller d. Efrosini Tzevelekos 6-0.
Mallala 4-32 d. Two Wells Racquettes
2-24. Doubles: Furst/Howard lost to
Seccafen/Turner 5-6, Cocks/Bakker d.
Esposito/Wearne 6-4. Singles: Jackson
Furst d. Adam Seccafen 6-4, Alex How-
ard d. Lauren Turner 6-4, Brayden Cocks
d. Amelia Esposito 6-0, Gabrielle Bakker
lost to Tanika Wearne 3-6.
Owen White 5-35 d. Owen Red 1-20.
Doubles: C.Lane/Harkness d. Lloyd/Jess
Heaslip 6-1, Burman/B.Lane d. J.&M.
Heaslip 6-3. Singles: Connor Lane d.
Kaitlyn Lloyd 6-3, Jake Harkness d.
Jessica Heaslip 6-2, Lisa Burman d.
Jack Heaslip 6-5, Britt Lane lost to Max
DIVISION 3 Owen 4-24 d. Long Plains
0-1. Doubles: Burman/Wood d. McDon-
nell/Speyer 6-0. Singles: Ryan Burman
d. Zachary McDonnell 6-0, Dylan Wood
d. Lucy Speyer 6-0, Kayleigh Parker d.
Montana Batten 6-1.
Balaklava Rascals 5-33 d. Two Wells
Hot Shots 1-16. Doubles: Lamond/Durdin
d. Tapscott/Hansen 6-2, Mellow/Lane d.
Giangregorio/O/Brien 6-1. Singles: Chloe
Lamond d. Airlie Tapscott 6-2, Tyler Dur-
din lost to Tayla Hansen 3-6, Ben Mellow
d. Isabella Giangregorio 6-1, Tori Lane
d. Kaitlyn O’Brien 6-4.
DIVISION 1 PTS %
Balak Big Rigs 12 58.14
Long Plains 6 45.83
Hamley Bridge 6 34.88
Two Wells Diva’s 4 32.56
DIVISION 2 PTS %
Balak Smashes 12 58.33
Owen White 11 59.52
Two Wells CJ’s 6 41.86
Balaklava Aces 6 40.54
TW Racquettes 0 37.50
MID NORTH TENNIS ASSOCIATION PREMIERSHIP TABLES
M W L D Pts/Match
Clare Young Guns 12 8 4 0
M W L D Pts/Match
Clare Hot Shots
JOHN Michael hits the ball out from a diffcult spot
on Saturday at Balaklava’s golf course. RIGHT: Scott
Davey achieved a nearest-the-pin on the 17th hole.
PHOTOS: ETHAN ALLEN
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