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ADELAIDE HILLS HOTELS DARTS
HILLS CENTRAL TABLE TENNIS
By Judi Endersby
Bridgie Bullets posted a convincing
13-4 victory over Hahndorf Spears &
Beers in last week s Round 3 encounter
in the Adelaide Hills Hotels Darts
League s A-grade competition.
Spears & Beers were missing number one player
Paul Fender and Bullets took full advantage.
The rst round of singles was split as Liam
Knotts scored rst blood for Bullets, refusing to
concede a leg to Chris Sheehan, but Spears &
Beers fought back when Luke Liebelt survived a
close contest with Jon Kay and Rick Dew eclipsed
Gabe Chiarieri in two legs.
Nathan Golley then levelled the score at 2-2
when he overthrew Frank McPhillips without
dropping a leg.
Bullets made their move during the second round
when Kay took two legs to overpower Sheehan,
but Liebelt again ew the ag for Spears & Beers
by accounting for Chiarieri, also in two legs.
The remaining two games went to Bullets, when
Golley held on grimly against Dew and Knotts
defeated McPhillips in two legs, giving Bullets a
Bullets then took an 8-4 lead in the third round.
Chiarieri refused to allow a leg to Sheehan
but Liebelt continued to stand rm for Spears &
Beers, putting an end to Golley s winning run.
However, Bullets maintained the pressure in the
other two games.
Knotts was pushed to three legs by Dew and Kay
eclipsed McPhillips in two legs, setting their team
up for victory.
The fourth round provided a clean sweep for
Bullets as Golley and Knotts both refused to
allow a leg to respective opponents Sheehan and
Liebelt, Kay held off a determined challenge from
Dew, and Chiarieri defeated McPhillips in two
Leading 12-4, Bullets wrapped up the encounter
in the team game, when Knotts pegged truly.
Knotts displayed magni cent form, nishing with
nine pegs -- the maximum possible.
He was ably supported by Kay with seven and
Golley with six.
Liebelt also hit six pegs, while Dew claimed the
top peg of the evening with 120 and Golley nailed
Stanley Snipers claimed a 13-4 win over Bridgie
Bullseyes who were missing Adam Scamoni.
The rst round of singles was a clean sweep
for Snipers when Rob Mitchell defeated Chris
Taylor in two legs, Mark Coburn survived a close
encounter with Alan Axford, while Kym Berra held
out Phil Hards and Charlie Berra refused to allow
a leg to Jeremy Francis.
Snipers stretched their lead to 7-1 during the
second singles round.
Coburn eclipsed Taylor in two legs but Axford
demonstrated top touch for Bullseyes when he
overpowered K. Berra, also in two legs.
C. Berra survived a hard fought encounter with
Hards, while Mitchell refused to concede a leg to
The third round was evenly contested and Taylor
found touch for Bullseyes, holding on grimly
against K. Berra, but Snipers fought back when
C. Berra and Mitchell both eclipsed respective
opponents Axford and Hards, refusing to concede
a leg in either game.
Francis displayed ne form for Bullseyes,
surviving a tight tussle with Coburn, but Snipers
held an unassailable 9-3 lead.
Snipers dominated the nal round of singles
as C. Berra and Mitchell both refused to allow a
leg to Taylor and Axford respectively, but Hards
delivered great determination for Bullseyes in a
tough encounter with Coburn.
K. Berra extended Snipers advantage to 12-4
when he survived a tight tussle with Francis.
Snipers wrapped up the encounter by winning
the team game with a peg by Coburn.
Mitchell and C. Berra both nished with eight
pegs while Coburn hit seven -- including one of
Hahndorf Steingrabbers continued their
unbeaten run with a 15-2 victory over District
Sharpshooters. The rst round of singles was
dominated by Steingrabbers.
Mark 'Moose Smyth was taken to three legs
by Jason Rehn, but Craig Howlett survived for
Sharpshooters in a tight tussle with Kevin Young.
Steingrabbers took a 3-1 lead when Darren
Young defeated Nick 'Plugga Boutwell in two legs
and Dave Malota survived a close contest with
Steingrabbers made a clean sweep of the
second singles round.
K. Young, D. Young, Malota and Smyth were
all successful in two legs over Rehn, Howlett,
Boutwell and Sayers respectively for a 7-1 lead.
Steingrabbers scored another clean sweep in
the third round, with only Howlett and Damien
Dolman (who replaced Sayers) able to claim a leg
from their opponents Malota and K. Young.
Leading 11-1, Steingrabbers were denied another
clean sweep in the nal round when Rehn stood
rm in a close contest with Alex Cunningham
Smyth and K. Young both took two legs to eclipse
Howlett and Boutwell, while D. Young survived a
tight tussle with Dolman.
Holding a commanding 14-2 advantage,
Steingrabbers wrapped up the encounter with
victory in the team game, due to a peg by D.
D. Young was in scintillating form, nishing with
nine pegs -- the maximum possible -- and two
Smyth nished with eight pegs, his best being
100, while K. Young hit seven pegs.
Malota claimed six peg-outs from the three
games he played.
Bridgie Bombers held on grimly against District
Devils, winning the closing two games of the
evening to come away with a 7-6 victory.
The teams decided to play the team game rst,
with Bombers claiming the spoils.
Honors were shared in the singles with Aaron
Watkins successful for Devils, defeating Steve
Wilson in three legs.
However, Bombers countered when David Went
held on grimly in a close contest with Kevin
Trevor Mattingly then survived for Devils in a tight
tussle with Mark Kuchel, but Greg Ingham kept
Bombers just ahead 3-2 when he eclipsed Ted
Watkins in two legs.
Devils took the rst double in a hard fought
encounter and then claimed the second in two
legs to take a 4-3 advantage.
Wins were shared in the reverse singles, with all
four games decided in two legs.
Went was victorious for Bombers, eclipsing A.
Watkins, however, Devils bounced back when K.
Mattingly and T. Mattingly overthrew respective
opponents Wilson and Ingham.
Kuchel was successful for Bombers over T.
Watkins but Devils still led 6-5.
Bombers levelled the score by winning the rst
reverse double in two legs and then secured
victory by claiming the second, also in two legs.
T. Mattingly nished the evening with six pegs.
RSL Commandos scored a convincing 10-3
victory over District Demons.
Commandos started strongly with a clean sweep
of the singles.
Wayne Gogel and Tom Addington both refused
to concede a leg to respective opponents Rod
Kennedy and Sharon Lindsey, Craig Lumsden
stood rm in a close encounter with Dave
Denison, and Arthur Woolcock eclipsed Michael
Paelchen in two legs.
Demons got on the board by winning the rst
double in a close contest, but Commandos took
a 5-1 lead when they won the second, which also
went the full distance.
The reverse singles were split, with all four
decided in two legs.
Gogel scored for Commandos against Lindsey
but Kennedy countered for Demons, defeating
Lumsden was successful for Commandos
against Paelchen, and then Denison scored for
Demons with a win over Woolcock.
However, it was too late as Commandos were in
an unassailable position, leading 7-3.
Commandos then nished the encounter full of
running -- winning both reverse doubles and the
Gogel hit seven pegs while Lumsden nailed six.
Genies RSL were too experienced for Great
Eastern Kings in winning the encounter 12-1.
The match started with the team game, which
was claimed by Genies.
During the singles, Genies took control as
Shaun Atkins eclipsed Luke Evans in two legs,
but Michael King was solid for Kings, snatching a
hard fought victory over Mark Chilton.
Sam Gersch stood rm for Genies in a tight tussle
with Ben King but Helen Smith gave Genies a 4-1
advantage when she was successful in two legs
against Kristen de Wolff.
The remainder of the match was dominated by
Genies, taking both doubles, the four reverse
singles and the two reverse doubles without
conceding a leg.
Gersch nished with seven pegs while Atkins
and Chilton both nailed six.
M. King hit a 180 -- his rst in league competition.
Round 3 results: A-grade: Hahndorf
Steingrabbers d District Sharpshooters 15-2,
Stanley Snipers d Bridgie Bullseyes 13-4, Bridgie
Bullets d Hahndorf Spears & Beers 13-4.
B/C-grade (Round 2): Genies RSL d Great
Eastern Kings 12-1, RSL Commandos d District
Demons 10-3, Great Eastern Sharks d RSL
Pirates 10-3, Bridgie Bombers d District Devils
Premiership tables (as at 19/5/15) A-grade
(after three rounds): Hahndorf Steingrabbers,
6 points, 47 games; Stanley Snipers, 6, 38;
District Sharpshooters, 2, 22; Bridgie Bullets, 4,
28; Bridgie Bullseyes, 0, 11; Hahndorf Spears &
Beers, 0, 7.
B/C-grade (after two rounds): GE Sharks, 4,
21; RSL Commandos, 4, 21; Bridgie Bombers, 4,
19; Genies RSL, 2, 18; District Devils, 2, 13; RSL
Pirates, 0, 5; District Demons, 0, 4; GE Kings, 0,
Bridgie Bullets shoot home
Tuesday, May 19, featured
the rst round of club
championships for the Mt
Barker-Hahndorf lady golfers.
A eld of 37 players slogged away
during a round which provided plenty
of interesting aspects around the
Buggies navigated water hazards,
players dodged the invasive worms,
magpies were angered at the
disturbing intrusion into their meal
time and many wayward golf balls
are now imbedded in the streams
which have formed on the course.
However, despite the obstacles and
distractions, Susie Kerr produced an
Kerr continues to play consistent
and steady golf, concentrating on
every stroke, which enabled her to
take out overall honors with a brilliant
A-grade winner was Margie
Rothenberg with 76 while Jayne
Baulderstone was runner up on 78.
Gail Vort-Ronald took out B-grade
after shooting 78, followed up by
Pam Miels with 82, and C-grade
winner was Susan Brooks on 74
ahead of Julie Choat on 81.
Nearest to the pin awards for driving
accuracy were won by Baulderstone
at A-grade level, Maria Rich in
B-grade and Cherie Mason for
C-grade, while the Pro Shop award
for the second shot on the eighth
hole went to Mandy Hurrell.
Other highlights included Tina
Gambrell s par on the seventh hole,
Sylvia Evans drove well off the tee,
Pat Page had a three-pointer on the
seventh and Gerry Cohen had a
solid three-pointer on the 17th.
B-grade runner up Miels was nearly
on a hat-trick when she parred the
fth and sixth holes, but unfortunately
missed out on the seventh.
It is always a pleasure to have
the non-gol ng ladies return to the
Tuesday luncheon and last week
the club welcomed back Meredith
Stokes, Del Massey and Lorraine
The club championships now
continue to the quarter nals, while
the next committee meeting will be
held on June 2.
Meadows Green won its rst match for the
season by defeating a struggling but valiant
McLaren Flat unit 9-29 to 3-16.
Green made all the moves in the opening
doubles and singles events.
Ashley Cornish/Rowan Wellstead rounded
up Colin McKenzie/Mike Lindquist in four,
while extra player Greg Crocker/Yan Zhaojie
faced plenty of challenges to overcome new
player Nathan Wyld and Helen Lindquist
6-11, 11-3, 7-11, 11-3, 11-7.
Ashley Cornish led the way with a
straight game trumping of McKenzie,
while Wellstead battled hard to hold out M.
Lindquist 11-7, 13-11, 11-13, 8-11, 11-7.
Tom Betts made a noteworthy debut for
Green overpowering Wyld, and Zhaojie
recorded his rst singles victory, outfoxing
H. Lindquist 11-7, 11-7, 7-11, 11-8.
The Flat picked up its rst result in the
second doubles when McKenzie/Wyld
nipped past Cornish/Crocker 12-10, 11-
9, 6-11, 11-6, but the Lindquist duo were
nudged out 7-11, 7-11, 11-5, 12-14 by
McKenzie also featured in the second
singles, usurping Wellstead, while Wyld
edged out Zhaojie 11-9, 6-11, 11-9, 11-7
Cornish and Betts proved too solid for M.
Lindquist and H. Lindquist respectively.
Willunga posted its second win on the trot,
ummoxing Maccles eld 9-33 to 3-16.
The three rubbers Maccles eld won were
all taken in maximum game tussles.
Sam Crawford eased past Raylee Creswell
13-11, 7-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-7, while, Lucas
Schack squeezed past Creswell in the
second round 8-11, 11-6, 11-9, 3-11, 12-10.
Sue Gunter trapped Louise Jessup 11-9,
10-12, 9-11, 11-5, 11-4.
However, Maccles eld lost three other
clashes in maximum games as well.
Rod Angel missed out by a nose to Allan
Creswell 14-12, 8-11, 11-8, 2-11, 10-12,
before bowing out to Jessup 11-9, 14-12,
8-11, 6-11, 7-11.
Gunter/Schack were defeated by the
Creswel pair over ve lively games.
A. Creswell brushed aside Gunter in three,
while Gary Williamson rstly outshone
Schack in four, before swamping Crawford
Willunga completed a clean sweep of the
doubles contests to enable it to skip well
clear in the night.
Meadows Gold easily outdistanced a stoic
McLaren Vale side 10-32 to 2-9.
Will Layton made welcome return for
Vale, claiming the two victories to avoid a
He skilfully top spun his way past Dave
Sheppard in three, before clawing his way
back against Bob Pearce to break clear
5-11, 9-11, 11-2, 11-8, 11-6.
However, Pearce/Sheppard proved
superior as a doubles combination,
waylaying Keith Rowley/Layton 3-0.
Dave Reid/Lachlan Sheppard did the same
against Wayne Clark/Eric Bain.
Reid had to summon all his guile to ward
off a threatening Clark, nally zipping clear
15-13, 8-11, 9-11, 11-4, 11-2.
Reid then got away from Bain in three
After Pearce toughed it out 12-10, 11-7,
11-7 over Rowley, D. Sheppard also found
Rowley a handful but edged home 9, 8 and
8.The Sheppard pairing outscored Layton/
Bain 6-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-8.
Flaxley United sat out the bye for the round.
Club titles commence
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Checking their cards after last Tuesday's round were Mt Barker-Hahndorf lady golfers (from left)
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