The Cockburn Roosters, Manning Eagles and the Fremantle Mariners now sit atop the Competition Ladder, each with a five to two win loss record. Thornlie and Spearwood at the bottom of the table, with the Ravens showing some promise of late.
Round Seven certainly produced some surprises, with the two biggest being wins to the Mariners and Thornlie, both away from home.
Skips Simunovic and Krajancic still with great records, six wins and one loss at this early stage of the competition.
South Perth 70 (2) v Fremantle 72 (6)
Steve Kelly 16 v Peter Wachmer 25
Bill Roelofs 16 v Tony Krajancic 20
Vincent Santostefano 22 v Barry Coote 12
Michael McRae 16 v Shaun McCormack 15
The Mariners putting up a great effort at the home of the Millers to snatch victory at the death knock I believe. Must have been a real humdinger of a game, but the visitors showed poise and composure to win by the narrow margin of two shots.
Peter Wachmer getting back to some winning form with a nine shot win over Steve Kelly. Wachmer was well supported by Ngui, Bowden and Chessell.
The other winner for the Mariners was the Krackerjack rink, who won by four over the strong Roelofs foursome. McRae and Santostefano gaining two points for the home side.
Kalamunda 80 (6) v Leeming 72 (2)
Dwayne Wooltorton 25 v Gary Ford 15
Arthur Bartlett 25 v Norman Shannon 15
William Brandsma 16 v Karl Vandersluys 18
Wayne Olive 14 v James Newton 24
The battle of the jungle surprisingly won by the snarling Cougars, who beat the visiting Lion pride by some eight shots. This will give the home side some breathing space near the bottom of the ladder. The Wooltorton rink, superbly led by Mark Clancy too good for the normally reliable Ford rink , setting up the aggregate win. A great game on an adjoining rink when two of the better skips around in Vandersluys and Brandsma did battle, with the visiting rink prevailing.
Rockingham 76 (2.5) v Cockburn 77 (5.5)
Steve Hutchinson 18 v Kenneth Wylie 18
Bruce Edwards 22 v Josip (joe) Marevic 21
Mark Devenny 13 v Michael Simunovic 19
Robert Costello 23 v William Tepania 19
The Rams putting up a great fight with the ladder leading Roosters, only to lose by the solitary shot at the finish of eighty four exciting ends.
The biggest winning margin occurred, when the Simunovic foursome beat the Devenny rink by six shots. That was the only rink win to the Roosters, however they got the lions share of the points to take back up to Cockburn. Edwards and Costello grabbing two points for the home side.
The Roosters looming ominous.
Manning 1 71 (0.5) v Thornlie 83 (7.5)
David McIlhenney 19 v Paul Pohe 22
Michael Carey 15 v Glyn Vaughan 20
Graham O'Brien 19 v Michael Yates 23
Murray Piggott 18 v Jim Stean 18
Well at least I got this upset right, with the Ravens toppling previous ladder leaders in the Eagles by twelve shots at the finish of what I have been told was a fantastic game. Good solid wins to the rinks of Yates, Pohe and Vaughan, with Stean snatching a draw also. A home game for the Eagles, that they would be hoping to win. I have heard rumours about Bhudda Revell, hope all is well there. Yates proving a bonus pick up on the green for the Ravens.
Spearwood 71 (2) v Hilton Park 81 (6)
Denis Tomasich 18 v Hugh McKay 14
Ken Nadilo 20 v Robert Foy 22
Ivan Unkovich 11 v Travis Simpson 24
Ivan Perica 22 v Craig Standley 21
I honestly thought that the home side might win this encounter, but is was not to be. The depleted, visiting Hawks grabbing six points to take just down the road with them. Travis Simpson the big winner for the Hawks beating the normally unflappable Unkovich by some eleven shots. Rob Foy snatching the other point at the finish of a very tight game. Spearwood may need to swing the changes to survive.