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ADELAIDE HILLS HOTEL S DARTS
By Judi Endersby
Bridgie Bullets and District
Sharpshooters waged a battle
royale in their Round 2 Adelaide
Hills Hotels Darts League.
In a classic battle nearly to the line,
Bullets crept home with a 9-8 victory.
During the first round of singles,
Bullets won three of the four games,
however, the second round was split,
giving Bullets a 5-3 advantage.
Sharpshooters levelled the score
at 6-6 in the third round but Bullets
dominated the fourth round to take an
unassailable 9-7 lead.
Although Sharpshooters claimed the
team game, it was too late for victory
in the match.
Stanley Snipers were in top form
against Hahndorf Spears & Beers,
posting a 14-3 win.
The first round of singles provided a
clean sweep for Snipers.
Rob Mitchell survived a hard fought
encounter with Paul Fender and Mark
Coburn defeated Luke Liebelt in two
The other two games were claimed by
Snipers when Steve ‘Smokey’ Dawson
and Kym Berra eclipsed respective
opponents Rick Dew and Chris
Sheehan, without conceding a leg.
Snipers extended its advantage to 7-1
during the second singles round.
Mitchell eclipsed Liebelt in two legs,
Coburn was taken to three legs by
Dew, and Dawson refused to allow a
leg to Sheehan.
Fender opened Spears & Beers
account when he took two legs to
overthrow K. Berra.
The third round featured Snipers
taking an unassailable 11-1 lead
through another clean sweep as
Mitchell, Coburn and Dawson all won
in two legs, while K. Berra held on in a
close contest with Liebelt.
Snipers continued the domination in
the final round of singles.
Mitchell eclipsed Sheehan in two legs
and Coburn displayed fine touch to
hold out Fender in a tight tussle.
Liebelt stood firm for Spears & Beers
by winning a close encounter with
Charlie Berra, who replaced Dawson,
but K. Berra gave Snipers a 14-2
advantage by refusing to drop a leg to
Spears & Beers finished on a positive
note by claiming the team game with a
peg by Liebelt.
Mitchell and Coburn both hit eight
pegs from a possible nine, while
Dawson and K. Berra both nailed six
Mitchell finally managed to post a 171
which had eluded him for so long.
another solid victory in defeating
Bridgie Bullseyes 15-2.
The first round of singles was a clean
sweep for Steingrabbers when Mark
‘Moose’ Smyth eclipsed Chris Taylor
in two legs, Darren Young held out
Adam Scamoni, Dave Malota defeated
Phil Hards in three legs and Alex
Cunningham overpowered Alan Axford
in two legs.
Steingrabbers also scored a clean
sweep of the second singles round.
Smyth and Young accounted for
respective opponents Scamoni and
Hards without conceding a leg.
Malota was taken to the full distance
by Axford and Cunningham won in two
from Taylor, giving their team a solid
Bullseyes got on the board during the
third round as both teams claimed two
games, with all four decided in two legs.
Smyth scored for Steingrabbers
against Hards, but Axford scored for
Bullseyes, surviving a tight tussle with
Malota eclipsed Taylor, however,
demonstrating fine form against
Leading 10-2, Steingrabbers ran home
strongly, claiming another clean sweep,
with only Axford able to win a leg in his
encounter with Smyth.
Steingrabbers wrapped up the
encounter when Cunningham pegged
the team game.
Smyth and Malota both finished with
eight pegs from a possible nine, while
Young and Cunningham both nailed
seven, and Smyth and Young also each
hit a 180.
District Devils hung on grimly to defeat
Genies RSL 7-6.
Honors were shared in the singles,
with all games decided in two legs.
Aaron Watkins defeated Mark Chilton
but Shaun Atkins countered for Genies
by eclipsing Kevin Mattingly.
Bob White then scored for Devils in
overpowering Helen Smith, however,
Sam Gersch levelled the score for
Genies when he was successful over
Devils took the first double in a hard
fought encounter but Genies claimed
the second in another close contest,
leaving the score again tied, this time
The reverse singles found Devils
edging to a slender lead.
K. Mattingly overthrew Chilton without
dropping a leg but Atkins displayed top
form when he refused to allow a leg to
The remaining two games went to
Devils in two legs.
Trevor Mattingly replaced T. Watkins
with immediate success, defeating
Smith, and White eclipsed Gersch,
giving Devils a 6-4 advantage.
Genies won the first reverse double
but Devils claimed the second, with
both decided in two legs.
This gave Devils an unassailable 7-5
lead but Genies refused to give in and
wrapped up the team game.
Atkins had a successful evening,
finishing with six pegs, including a
brilliant top peg of 152, as well as a
A. Watkins also finished with six pegs
and a 180.
In the RSL derby, Commandos had a
surprisingly easy 11-2 win over Pirates.
Commandos were full of running from
the start, with a clean sweep of the
Tom Addington stood firm in a close
encounter with Kenny Klaebsch,
but Wayne Gogel, Craig Lumsden
and Rinny Lions all took two legs to
overthrow respective opponents Gary
McFadden, Gavin ‘Macca’ McNamara
and Darrin Vercoe.
Commandos moved to a 6-0 lead by
winning both doubles.
The reverse singles were split, with all
four decided in two legs.
Pirates started positively when
McFadden and Klaebsch accounted
for Addington and Gogel.
However, Commandos fought back in
the other two games.
Lumsden defeated Vercoe and
Lions eclipsed Mark Sappenberghs
(replacing McNamara) which placed
Commandos in an unbeatable 8-2
Commandos then finished the
encounter strongly – claiming both
reverse doubles and the team game.
Lumsden nailed seven pegs.
Sharks were too wily for Kings in the
Great Eastern derby, claiming an 11-2
Sharks scored a clean sweep of
the singles when Mark Cook, Adrian
Muldoon and Mark ‘Bruno’ Chapman
all won in two legs from Michael King,
Ben King and Luke King respectively,
while Alice Nesbit survived a close
encounter with Kristen de Wolff.
Sharks opened up a 6-0 lead by
claiming both doubles.
During the reverse singles, Cook
defeated B. King in two legs, but M.
King got Kings on the board when
he secured a hard fought win over
Chapman refused to allow a leg to de
Wolff, however, L. King was victorious
for Kings, overpowering Nesbit in two
Ahead 8-2, Sharks came home
strongly – claiming both reverse
doubles and the team game.
Cook and Muldoon both finished with
Bridgie Bombers were in fine form
against District Demons and romped to
a 12-1 victory.
Bombers claimed all four singles for
an early lead as David Went refused to
concede a leg to Dave Denison, Steve
Wilson held on to defeat Rod Kennedy,
and then Mark Kuchel and James
Kehoe both refused to concede a leg to
their respective opponents.
Bombers then extended their lead to
6-0 by winning both doubles.
Wilson claimed the first reverse single
in two legs from Denison, but Kennedy
got Demons on the board when he
accounted for Went without dropping
Kehoe and Kuchel then gave Bombers
an unassailable 9-1 lead when they
defeated their respective opponents.
Bombers wrapped up the encounter
with victories in both reverse doubles
and the team game.
Kuchel finished with seven pegs, while
Wilson hit six and Kehoe nailed a 180.
Round 2 A-grade results: Hahndorf
Steingrabbers d Bridgie Bullseyes 15-
2, Stanley Snipers d Hahndorf Spears
& Beers 14-3, Bridgie Bullets d District
Round 1 B/C-grade results: Bridgie
Bombers d District Demons 12-1, Great
Eastern Sharks d Great Eastern Kings
11-2, RSL Commandos d RSL Pirates
11-2, District Devils d Genies RSL 7-6.
Tight hit by Bridgie Bullets
The sport of Flat Track Roller Derby is set to
be introduced into the Adelaide Hills next week.
Rockabellas Roller Derby League will conduct an
information night at Cornerstone College in Mt Barker on
Wednesday, May 27, commencing at 7.30pm.
The League is aiming to expand its profile within the local
region and are seeking mixed genders aged over 17 to
become involved as players, referees or volunteers to the
Flat Track Roller Derby is a fast paced contact team sport
which requires speed, strategy and athleticism.
The Flat Track version of the sport evolved in 2001, and
has quickly grown to encompass more than 400 Leagues
worldwide, largely due to the ease of setting up a track
which can be done on any flat surface suitable for skating,
such as skating rinks, basketball courts, parking lots, and
even aircraft hangers.
Adelaide Roller Derby was established in 2007 and from
that point the sport has grown within SA, with various
Leagues (or clubs) having been established in Gawler, Port
Adelaide, Yorke Peninsula and the South Coast.
Rockabellas commenced in May 2014, and have been
initially based at the Mannum Leisure Centre, but are now
focusing toward a broader base market within the Hills.
“Our first year has been an amazing adventure, we had the
opportunity to meet some amazing people and be involved
with some great community events,” outlined Rockabellas
League president Emily Schloithe.
“We have been involved in everything from skate discos
to raise money for SIDS and KIDS SA, to pageants, stalls
and community events like Rock’n’Roll Rendezvous in
“Rockabellas have also had the pleasure of having guest
trainers (coaches) from other Leagues to lead some of our
sessions, which has enabled our members to participate in
joint events with other Leagues.
“Our future goals are to continue to grow and have several
teams which will face off with games during the year as
well as establishing a travelling team to play both here in
SA and interstate.
“We also are hopeful of getting a junior League for 8-17
year-olds up and running in the near future.”
Mt Barker resident Melody Dangov is an integral part of
the Rockabellas and looking forward to the prospect of the
sport growing in profile in the Hills.
“In 2013 I started skating with a small League in Adelaide’s
north eastern suburbs where I got my first addictive taste of
the sport,” Dangov reflected.
“During 2014 I moved to Mt Barker and was invited to join
the Rockabellas, and it was a great decision.
“With the help of all the members, I have now become
the trainer (coach) and enjoy the experience of assisting
people to learn the sport.
“From the first steps and slides to when you learn to spin,
jump and hit, every member is there for each other, the
“Derby is so much more than a sport ... we are a family, it’s
support and is a community.”
Rockabellas are issuing an invitation to interested parties
to attend next Wednesday night’s event, where full details
on the League will be presented, with tea, coffee and hot
chocolate also available.
Further information can also be sourced on Facebook at
Rockabellas Roller Derby League.
– Jeff Pistola.
Derby ready to roll
A very proud moment surfaced for
lady member Gail Vort-Ronald last
week at the Mt Barker-Hahndorf
Vort-Ronald won the grandmother’s round
and the rescheduled second round of the
She worked hard on a wet and soggy
course to compile 36 Stableford points
which enabled her to be the overall winner
within a field of 29 players.
Taking honors in A-grade competition was
Tracey White on 32 points, Marg Bessen
took out B-grade on 31 points and the
C-grade voucher went to Sandra King, also
on 31 points.
The longest drives were decided on the
par four 13th hole and the longest A-grade
drive resulted in White picking up her
second award for the day.
B-grade driving honors went to pennant
player Pam Miels and C-grade went to
Cherie Mason, who was also nearest to the
pin with her second shot on the eighth hole,
duly winning the Daniel Nichols Pro Shop
Some good and bad antics ran rampant on
the course last Tuesday.
Known for her detailed quilting projects,
Sylvia Evans completely levelled an ant hill
when her ball landed on its summit.
Fortunately no ants were damaged when
Evans hit her second shot on the 14th
hole off the ant’s nest, which has had
a renovation job done on it and is now
sporting a flat top verandah.
Mason also got into the antics when she
took her buggy through the ‘car wash’ on
the 18th fairway.
As her muddy and clogged buggy passed
over the causeway, it took a dive in the water
and Mason thought it was an opportune
time to make use of the on course ‘car
wash’ and approached the clubhouse with
her new-look clean and sparkling wheels.
Raelene Hogarth may live a quiet life
tucked away in Macclesfield and may not
get a chance to wear her best shoes, but
she did just that on the course last week.
As Hogarth was about to hit her initial ball
of the first tee, she glanced down at her feet
to notice she was wearing her size six black
dress shoes, in lieu of her regulation golf
She made a quick dash back to the ladies
locker room and made the change, bringing
humorous smiles to her playing partners.
Margie Rothenberg is a champion of the
ladies group and hardly ever puts a foot
wrong ... however, that can be wrong.
Last week the very charming and well
respected lady golfer lost two brand new
balls in the water hazards, while on the
14th hole her second shot landed in the
obstructed dreaded gum tree sitting on the
edge of the fairway.
The ball lodged in the fork of the tree and
there it remained, causing Rothenberg to
take an unplayable penalty.
While not one of her best days, she still
managed 30 Stableford points and fourth
place in the A-grade division.
The club’s Division 1 and Division 2
pennant combinations luncheoned during
the week at a local venue to wind up the
2015 pennant season, with Mason and
Chrissy Bock being congratulated on
organising the fielding of the two teams
within the Southern Golf Group pennant
In one of the major news items of the week,
King has been appointed to the executive
committee of the Mt Barker Hahndorf Club.
This makes her the first female in the
club’s history to make the cut and join an
elite group of people.
King holds the position of vice-president
and joining her as a committee member is
With the two dedicated hard working lady
members as part of the main governing
committee, it can only be a positive and
encouring outlook for all members.
A grand performance
Rockabellas Roller Derby League are conducting an information night on May 27 at Mt Barker.
Newly appointed Mt Barker-Hahndorf Golf Club committee members Gail
Vort-Ronald (left) and Sandra King were among the leading performers at
the grandmothers trophy day held last week.
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