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The Courier SPORT Wednesday, December 21, 2016 – PAGE 5
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Womens Pennant Results
Mt Barker White 37
Lobethal Green 35
Mt Barker Blue 42
Lobethal Gold 54
Mt Pleasant 26
League table as at December 15, 2016
Mt Barker Blue
Mt Barker White
0 -101 31
0 -115 17
Mid Week Pennant
Mt Barker 72
League table as at December 14, 2016
0 184 118
0 -122 48
0 -211 40
Mt Barker 66
Mt Pleasant 76
League table as at December 14, 2016
0 222 121
0 178 107
0 -108 64
0 -182 40
League table as at December 10 2016
0 143 112
2 127 106
0 -101 51
1 -231 30
1 -165 22
League table as at December 10, 2016
2 335 117
1 373 113
0 211 104
1 -153 39
0 -495 16
1 -498 11
League table as at December 10, 2016
0 340 122
0 321 119
Mt Barker (1)
0 258 102
Mt Barker (2)
0 -133 44
0 -255 44
0 -307 42
0 -194 38
0 -332 24
The top four teams within Hills womens pennant
bowling competition each registered victories in
last Thursday’s Round 10 encounters.
Contesting the penultimate series for 2016, Woodside
maintained top spot with a hard earned 38-35 win over a
determined Lobethal Green combination at Woodside.
Although entering the clash in sixth position, Lobethal
Green took the challenge up to the favored home side,
with Kaye Elsworthy returning to form and notching a 21-
16 victory over the recently all-conquering Annette Forbes.
However, Alex Reynolds ensured the overall spoils for
Woodside with a 22-14 triumph against Annie Lowe.
Mt Barker Blue narrowly cling to second place following a
42-33 win over hosting Uraidla.
The visiting Blue team adapted well to the natural grass
green, with Judy Thomas eclipsing Uraidla rival Sue Carter
25-18, while Margaret Sime was able to secure a tight 17-15
result over Margaret Lewis.
Lobethal Gold, which sit just adrift of Mt Barker Blue on
the rankings, secured the biggest win of the round when it
downed Mt Pleasant 54-26.
Gold skippers had a productive trip to the northern outpost
as Carol Thomson convincingly eclipsed Liz Love 32-10,
while Christine Jarman defeated Michelle Law 22-16.
Fourth placed White extended a significant break over its
nearest rival Meadows by downing the latter 37-31.
Lois Klaebsch gave the hosting Meadows side two
premiership points with an exciting 18-17 result over
Barbara Crouch, securing four shots on the closing end for
a come-from-behind win.
However, Dot Richter led the visitors to the major honors
as she powered away after the lunch break to defeat Jan
The final womens pennant round prior to the Christmas-
New Year recess will be held tomorrow (Thursday), with the
2016-17 season set to recommence on January 12.
The barrier to success has finally tumbled for one of the Adelaide
Hills Petanque Club’s most enduring trios.
After many seasons of attempting to claim the major prize, Gorbachevs eventually
enjoyed the taste of victory during last Wednesday’s conclusion to the club’s pre-
Christmas twilight petanque competition.
The final round lived up to expectations, with some very competitive battles on offer.
Following the now traditional closing-round barbecue, the teams took to the
Stonehenge Avenue pistes in Stirling, with the leading four contenders for overall
honors all sitting on 11 wins, and drawn in a round-robin format to decide the season’s
As it eventuated, Gorbachevs and Hills Hoisters – who entered the night ranked third
and fourth respectively – ultimately played off for the title in the final game of the night.
The ‘Gorbies’ – comprising Jeff Berry, Trevor Nielsen and Chris Lemm – proved the
masters, and aided by Nielsen’s first-rate shooting throughout the night, were able to
remain undefeated and clinch a maiden series victory.
The trio have been playing in the competition for many years and more often than not,
have been right up there at the pointy end of the season, and have finished in the top
three or four.
They had never quite managed to go all the way, and it proved a popular result as they
finally got the chance to have their names engraved on the coveted shield.
Hills Hoisters took overall second place, while the early-season dominance of Galahs
and Old Balls faded to finish with third and fourth placings.
Another stalwart trio in Paradiso earned the night’s round win on shot points, also
finishing unbeaten in the three games, together with Les Pompier and Gorbachevs.
Round 6 results: Paradiso, three wins, plus 32 shot points; Les Pompier, 3, +10;
Gorbachevs, 3, +9; Growners, 2.5, +4; DIY, 2, +16; Hills Hoisters, 2, +10.
Overall leaders: Gorbachevs, 14, +59; Hills Hoisters, 13, +43; Galahs, 12, +64; Old
Balls, 11, +57; Andy Capps, 10.5, +9; Paradiso, 10, +10; Growners, 9.5, +10; Heavy
Handed, 9, +18; Balls Of Steel, 9, +17; Les Pompier, 9, +8.
Status quo remains
Wall comes down
Mt Barker increased its lead at the top
of the Hills Division 1 midweek bowling
premiership ladder after a comfortable 72-
50 home win against Uraidla last Thursday.
Graham Moyle lost the initial two ends against Uraidla
rival Geoff Debble, but seven shots on the fourth end
enabled Moyle to take charge and hold a 26-6 lead
after 15 ends before eventually winning 28-15.
Laurie Carter had his Uraidla rink holding a 15-
12 advanage against Andrew Gard with four ends
remaining, but let his guard down, dropping three shots
on each of the remaining ends to lose 24-15.
Henry Feijen had Mt Barker’s Anthony Daw in trouble
when he had a 16-6 leeway after 13 ends.
However, Feijen lost the lead to trail by two shots with
two ends left to play, but a shot on each helped Feijen
draw level 20-all at the end.
Woodside appeared in some trouble early in its match
against Lobethal, but rallied to take the lead and
ultimately win 73-65, reclaiming second spot in the
Steve Baker had a tight contest against Lobethal’s
Wayne Zilm, going to the break with the scores tied up.
They were still tied after 15 ends but Baker won five
of the closing six ends to run away to a 24-14 victory.
Peter Mangelsdorf found his rink trailing by 11 shots on
the ninth end against John McBrien, but cut the deficit
to six shots at the break.
Mangelsdorf won the next five ends to go three shots
up, but McBrien rallied to lead entering the final end.
In an exciting conclusion, Mangelsdorf won the last
end to snag a 22-all draw.
Lobethal’s Joe Conte got away to a good start but was
gradually pegged back by Woodside opponent Andrew
Day, with Conte holding a three-shot lead at the break.
With five ends remaining, Conte held a five-shot lead
and managed to keep Day in check to win a tight battle
Hosting Oakbank upset Hahndorf with a 69-59 victory.
Kathy Miller lost 27-21 to Malcolm Keller and Bob
Fiddes secured a 19-16 result against Chris Button, but
Daryl Howe came to the rescue of Oakbank, with his
32-13 win over Bob Edwards gaining the overall win.
There was no change at the top of the Division 2
competition, with the leading two sides Mt Pleasant
and Mt Barker gaining maximum points.
Mt Pleasant won 76-41 at home to Hahndorf, producing
an even team performance.
Ray Eglinton downed Bill Robertson 23-12, Bo Hambly
won 25-15 against Michelle Howe, and the division’s
leading skipper Chad Vivian proved too good for James
Howe and won 28-15.
Mt Barker remained in second place following a 66-52
victory at home against Uraidla.
Murray Thomas was stretched by Gordon Badenoch
but won 23-19, Harry Sime took control against Richard
Crabb when he scored six shots on the 15th end and
went on to win 25-18, and Steve Smith left it late before
eclipsing Stan Brooks 18-15.
Third ranked Lenswood had an easy 95-29 demolition
of visiting Meadows.
Brian Scown was ruthless in defeating Wayne Holliday,
Michael Delany was in a similar mode as he defeated
Colin Michelmore 33-8 and Peter Colloff held off Jan
Gumeracha had little trouble in defeating Lobethal 77-
51 and moved into the top four.
Barry Rowe started slowly against David Turner but
won five successive ends to take the lead.
Rowe held a four-shot advantage at the break and
finished full of running to win 27-15.
Roger Faehrmann had a tight tussle against Lobethal’s
Ian Gough, with the two skippers level on the seventh
end before Faehrmann took control to win 23-16.
Fred Dorr held an 11-shot lead at the break against
Mike Smith but Smith fought back and got within four
However, Dorr steadied to finish off Smith 27-20.
The final round of midweek competition for 2016 is set
down for today (Wednesday), with matches to resume
in 2017 on January 11.
Happy Gorbachev team members (from left) Trevor Nielsen, Chris
Lemm and Jeff Berry scored a maiden series win in the pre-Christmas
twilight competition staged at the Adelaide Hills Petanque Club.
Meadows third Sandra Hole glides away a delivery as Mt Barker White
opponent Linda McGlen watches on during last Thursday’s Hills womens
bowling match at Meadows.
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