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Leader almost invaded
ADELAIDE HILLS HOTELS DARTS
By Judi Endersby
District Sharpshooters were
pushed to the limit by Hahndorf
Dart Vaders in last week’s
Round 11 A-grade contest in
the Adelaide Hills Hotels Darts
The top team eventually fell over the
line with a 10-9 victory after securing
the vital team game.
Dart Vaders started solidly by claiming
both doubles, but Sharpshooters
dominated the first round of singles.
Although Adam Searl refused to allow
a leg to Craig Howlett, the remaining
games went to Sharpshooters when
Josh Harris overpowered Jason Rehn,
Dion Rehn survived a close contest
with Nathan Golley, and Cain Sumner
eclipsed Ben Gray, tying the score at
From that stage, the match was placed
on a knife edge.
J. Rehn outlasted Howlett but
Sharpshooters steadied when Harris
and D. Rehn both refused to concede a
leg to Golley and Gray.
Searl then levelled the score at 5-5
when he held off Sumner.
The deadlock continued during the
third round as Golley scored a hard
fought win over Howlett, but Harris
countered for Sharpshooters by
defeating Gray in two legs.
Searl was again supreme for Dart
Vaders in eclipsing D. Rehn, but
Sumner survived a tight tussle with J.
Rehn to again tie the score at 7-7
The final round was also evenly
contested as Howlett dominated his
encounter with Gray, but Searl again
displayed his class by refusing to
concede a leg to Harris.
D. Rehn then scored for Sharpshooters,
holding off J. Rehn, however, Golley
stood firm for Dart Vaders, claiming a
hard fought encounter with Sumner.
With the combatants all tied up
again at 9-9, the pressure was on all
eight players in the team game, but
Sharpshooters claimed the night’s prize
by hanging on grimly.
Searl was at his brilliant best with
10 pegs out of a possible 11, D. Rehn
hit the top peg of 110, while Harris,
Sumner, Golley and Gray all nailed a
Bridgie Bandits scored a surprise 13-6
victory over Hahndorf Nomads.
Nomads were missing key players and
Bandits took full advantage.
Bandits claimed both doubles and then
dominated the first round of singles.
Steve Mitchell held off Sam Thorley,
while Brian Hills and Charlie Berra
both scored convincing wins over Tony
Williamson and Eugene Atkinson.
Dan O’Neil prevented the clean sweep
by holding out Greg Ingham, but
Bandits had a handy 5-1 advantage.
Nomads fought back in the second
singles round as Thorley offered fine
touch in a close contest with Hills, but
Berra was successful for Bandits in a
hard fought encounter with Williamson.
Atkinson and O’Neil then cut Bandits
lead to 6-4 when they defeated Ingham
and Mitchell respectively without
dropping a leg.
Bandits regrouped in the third
round with Berra eclipsing Thorley
and Ingham standing firm against
Williamson, before Atkinson was fine
touch for Nomads, holding off Mitchell.
Hills put Bandits ahead 9-5 by
surviving a tight tussle with O’Neil.
Bandits made sure of the match in the
final singles round.
Although Thorley eclipsed Ingham, the
remaining games went to Bandits.
Mitchell, Hills and Berra all refused
to allow a leg to Williamson, Atkinson
and O’Neil to take an unassailable 12-6
lead, and then wrapped up the match
by claiming the team game.
Berra was in top touch with nine pegs
and a 180, while Hills hit eight pegs –
his best being 101.
Hahndorf Spears & Beers posted a
14-5 win over Bridgie Bombers.
The doubles were split with Spears &
Beers winning the first and Bombers
Spears & Beers then scored a clean
sweep of the first round of singles, with
all matches decided in two legs.
Paul Fender, Rick Dew, Troy Kolus and
Chris Sheehan were all too good for
Mitch Hodgkinson, Mark Kuchel, Steve
Wilson and James Kehoe.
Leading 5-1, Spears & Beers
maintained the pressure during the
second singles round.
Dew held out Hodgkinson and Kolus
refused to allow a leg to Kuchel.
Wilson held on grimly against
Sheehan, but Fender put Spears &
Beers ahead 8-2 when he survived a
close encounter with Kehoe.
Spears & Beers made sure of victory
in the third round.
Kolus was pushed to three legs by
Hodgkinson but Kuchel was successful
for Bombers, defeating Sheehan in two
The other two games went to Spears &
Beers, with Fender and Dew surviving
against Wilson and Kehoe for an 11-3
The final round belonged to Spears
& Beers, and while Hodgkinson
survived against Sheehan, Fender,
Dew and Kolus put their team 14-4 in
advance when they all took two legs to
overpower Kuchel, Wilson and Kehoe
Bombers finished on a positive note
with victory in the team game.
Fender and Dew threw nine pegs,
while Kolus nailed eight.
Hahndorf Steingrabbers were back
to full strength and celebrated with an
18-1 demolition of Genies RSL.
The win was expected but the margin
was a surprise, as Genies had been
performing well recently.
Steingrabbers claimed both doubles
and dominated the first round of singles.
Mark ‘Moose’ Smyth took two legs to
overpower Shaun Atkins, Kevin Young
held out Tristan Bunting and Darren
Young eclipsed Todd Kerber.
Mark Chilton prevented the clean
sweep in a close contest with Alex
already held a 5-1 lead.
From then on, it was all Steingrabbers,
as during the second singles round,
only Chilton was able to secure a
leg from D. Young, while Smyth, K.
Young and Cunningham overpowered
Bunting, Kerber and Atkins to lead 9-1.
The third round was another clean
sweep with Smyth eclipsing Kerber,
while K. Young and D. Young both were
pushed to three legs by Chilton and
Cunningham defeated Bunting in
two legs to give Steingrabbers a 13-1
Steingrabbers then completed the
match in style, claiming all four games
in the final round without dropping a
leg, and then securing the team game.
Smyth finished with the maximum
possible 11 pegs and a 180, D. Young
had nine pegs and a 180, K. Young and
Cunningham both hit eight pegs, and
Chilton nailed two 180s.
RSL Pirates owed their 10-7 win over
Great Eastern Kings to a solid start.
Pirates dominated the first round of
singles as Kenny Klaebsch and Gavin
‘Macca’ McNamara eclipsed Luke King
and Kristen de Wolff, but Michael King
survived for Kings in a tough encounter
with Gary McFadden.
David Leach put Pirates ahead 3-1
when held off Ben King.
The second singles round was evenly
Kings started strongly when de
Wolff and M. King were successful
over Klaebsch and McNamara, but
McFadden and Leach kept Pirates in
front 5-3 by defeating B. King and L.
The third round was also closely
contested as M. King and B. King were
too good for Klaebsch and McNamara,
but McFadden and Leach scored for
Pirates, defeating L. King and de Wolff,
to maintain a 7-5 lead for Pirates.
Pirates made sure of victory in the final
Although B. King was too wily for
Klaebsch, Pirates took an unassailable
lead when McNamara and McFadden
stood firm for against L. King and de
Although M. King held out Leach,
Pirates had the match in their keeping
with a 9-7 advantage and then wrapped
up the encounter with victory in the
McFadden and M. King both finished
with eight pegs out of a possible nine,
while Leach hit seven.
McFadden also nailed the top peg of
Great Eastern Sharks scored
a surprise 10-7 win over Bridgie
The first round of singles was
dominated by Sharks as Sam Morgan
accounted for Jeremy Francis, but
Chris Taylor put Bullseyes on the board
with a brilliant win over Lee Wooder.
Mark ‘Bruno’ Chapman and Andy
Atkinson gave Sharks a 3-1 lead when
they overpowered Phil Hards and
Sharks extended their advantage
when Morgan, Wooder and Atkinson
defeated Taylor, Hards and Francis.
Although Moses was successful
over Chapman, Sharks held a 6-2
The third round was shared with
Morgan and Wooder winning for Sharks
against Hards and Moses, while Francis
and Taylor were victorious for Bullseyes
over Chapman and Atkinson.
However, Sharks were in a strong
position, holding an 8-4 buffer.
The final round was also split with
Morgan and Wooder defeating Moses
and Francis, before Taylor and Hards
accounted for Chapman and Atkinson.
Although Sharks held an unassailable
10-6 advantage, Bullseyes finished on
a positive note by claiming the team
Morgan nailed eight pegs, while
Wooder and Taylor both hit six.
District Demons scored an 11-6 win
over RSL Commandos.
The first round of singles was shared
with Wayne Gogel and Tom Addington
successful over Luke Boulton and John
Atkinson, however, Richard Stanton
and Nick ‘Plugga’ Boutwell stood firm
against Craig Lumsden and Jeff Helps,
tying the score at 2-2.
Demons dominated the second singles
round as Boulton, Stanton and Boutwell
were too steady for Addington, Helps
and Gogel, and although Lumsden
accounted for Atkinson, Demons were
During the third round, Commandos
substituted Helps with Arthur Woolcock,
however, Demons scored a clean
sweep but Commandos were unlucky
as three games went the full distance.
Although Demons held an unbeatable
9-3 lead, Commandos refused to give
up in the final round.
Woolcock, Gogel and Lumsden all
accounted for Boulton, Atkinson and
Stanton scored for Demons against
Addington, giving his team a 10-6 lead.
Demons wrapped up the encounter
with a win in team game.
Stanton was in top touch with eight
pegs and a 180.
District Devils were too experienced
for Bridgie Flights, running away with a
In the first round of singles, Aaron
Watkins and Kevin Mattingly defeated
Erin Djemal and Natasha Green, but
Thomas Shillabeer scored for Flights
against Bob White.
Joe White put Devils ahead 3-1 by
overpowering George Noble.
The second singles round was also
dominated by Devils.
Mattingly, B. White and J. White were
all victorious, but Noble prevented
the clean sweep with a fine win over
Watkins, but Devils were in control with
a 6-2 advantage.
In the third round, Djemal scored an
excellent win over B. White, but the
remaining games went to Devils for a
Devils scored a clean sweep in the
closing round, although Djemal and
Noble both pushed their opponents J.
White and B. White to three legs.
Leading 13-3, Devils wrapped up the
encounter by winning the team game.
In a top display, J. White finished with
nine pegs – the maximum possible
while Mattingly nailed eight and
Round 11 results: A-grade: Hahndorf
Steingrabbers d Genies RSL 18-1,
Hahndorf Spears & Beers d Bridgie
Bombers 14-5, Bridgie Bandits d
Hahndorf Nomads 13-6, District
Sharpshooters d Hahndorf Dart Vaders
B-grade: District Devils d Bridgie
Flights 14-3, District Demons d RSL
Commandos 11-6, Great Eastern
Sharks d Bridgie Bullseyes 10-7, RSL
Pirates d Great Eastern Kings 10-7
Meanwhile two Adelaide Hills Hotels
Darts League representative teams
competed in the annual Riverland
Triangle tournament on Sunday, August
7, against opposition from Gawler, the
Riverland and Barossa & Light.
Hills hosted this year’s competition,
which was held at the Mt Barker RSL
clubrooms, with the local sides gaining
All teams within the two divisions
compete in a round-robin format, with
each round made up of three doubles,
six singles and two triples.
Hills Division 1 team defended the title
it has held for the past two years, but
were missing four of its top players.
However, Darren Young, Troy Kolus,
Terry Smith, Alex Cunningham, David
Malota and Rick Dew rose to the
challenge and emerged undefeated
to take out the divisional trophy once
In addition, Young nailed the highest
peg of 105 and Malota tied for the most
pegs with nine.
Malota also nailed two 180s while
Kolus and Smith each hit a 180.
Hills Division 2 team featured Steve
Mitchell, Kym Berra, Bob White, Chris
Taylor, Phil Hards and Adam Scamoni
for the initial two rounds.
Unfortunately Scamoni withdrew from
the final round and score recorder Judi
Endersby filled in.
The Division 2 team finished runner
up, only losing to the strong Riverland
Mt Barker Hahndorf Golf Club lady
members encountered some difficult
conditions for last Tuesday’s competition
Anything that wasn’t battened down on the course
took off amid the gusty, swirling winds.
The day’s round featured the Monica Huppatz
(Canadian) Foursomes event, which attracted nine
The annual event is held in memory of Monica
Huppatz, who was the club’s first lady life member.
Competition featured a foursomes round of high
and low handicappers.
Putting their names on the honor board as the
2016 winners were Margie Rothenberg and Judy
Teichert, who played extraordinary golf in the
trying conditions to finish with a 72.5 nett.
Maria Rich/Gerry Cohen also combined well to
take the runner up position with a nett 77.5, while
third place went to Rae Hogarth/Sandra King who
signed their card off with a 79 nett.
Voucher run downs went to Julie Choat/ Pat Page
and Denise Knape/Cherie Mason combinations.
Compared to a four-goal breeze in football terms,
the wind blew many buggies over and Denise
Knape had her buggy and clubs blown over on the
16th green, Rothenberg had a ball wind-assisted
on the fifth fairway lodge in the beautifully flowering
yellow wattle tree, and Cohen’s ball flew into a
pigeon on the fourth hole.
Fortunately no buggy was damaged, the wattle
tree stood strong, and no injury was inflicted on
Rich tried to ‘anchor’ her team down in the gusty
conditions, Mason hit the longest drive in her group
of six on the 13th fairway, and captain Pat Page
tacked like a yacht down the fairway on the sixth
hole, to chip in which would have had the crowd
on its feet had there been anyone brave enough to
withstand the wintery conditions.
Sharon Phoenix, Sandra King, Marg Bessen and
Janet Jaensch recently participated in the Mannum
Ladies Golf Club open day and enjoyed the mighty
River Murray views from the course.
Del Massey has joined the ladies for lunch during
the past few weeks, and it was pleasing to welcome
back Marilyn Leet to the weekly competition.
Page announced the excellent news that popular,
ukulele player and the very humorous Ros Basey
has stepped up to be the next lady captain.
Assisting as vice-captain – and bringing youth to
the group – is petite Jane Baulderstone, and both
ladies will provide a combination of experience
and great golfing skills.
Looming on the ladies golfing calendar is a par
round on August 23.
Girls in the swirls
Margie Rothenberg (left) and Judy Teichert were the winners of the 2016 Monica
Huppatz Foursomes event held last Tuesday at the Mt Barker Hahndorf Golf Club.
The duo triumphed in a field of nine ladies teams competing amid blustery conditions to
post a nett winning score of 72.5.
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