In a much cooler weekend (temperature wise that is) it feels like this will be the first weekend under 30 degrees and we see some very exciting games with the Beach Boys V Doggies as the game of the round 5v 6 and gives both sides an opportunity to gain some ground. They are 4.5 points behind Swan in 2nd and need to win this week to stay in touch with the top sides. The Saints, Dolphins and Swan on paper have much easier games and if the Doggies or Blues win, they will gain ground on securing a finals spot Loser could be done for the season. Final game this round is the View and Magpies which is 7 v 4. With a lot riding on the line for the Magpies, they need to win to stay in touch and the View desperate to continue their recent form to go into relegation playoffs in good touch. It’s not just about the W this week its all about those 4 points that come with it and how many rinks you can win this week. It is opportunity for the Top sides to sort out who is playing finals. 3 -6 is separated by 1.5 points so winners this week will go a long way to securing 2/3 spots and losers this week will put themselves out of contention or could be relying on losses of other teams to make finals which puts your destiny out of your own hands not a nice place to be


Wayne Neilson, J Hunter, T Vlahos, T Vellios
S Rixom, C Leggett, J Groves, J Vlahos
B Leggett, P Daley, C Lewis, T Dangerfield
J Buchanan, Wes Neilson, M Korycin, S Niven
INS: C Lewis, P Daley
OUTS: E Dardengo, D Urquhart

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1 v 9 Dolphins with 2 changes and Stirling no side up. The Wolves were beaten comprehensively last week and will be wanting to bounce back and always play well against top sides on grass I guess they have nothing to lose, but the young guns at Joondalup will be too strong for the wolves. Marovic and Martinovich will compete strongly and let’s see how Martinovich goes this week as he was the only rink win last week. I don’t think this will be close at all. The Dolphins have got stronger and stronger as the season has gone and are looking good for White. I don’t want to put the mozz on anyone, but the Dolphins will come over the top in a dominant performance.
Joondalup 8-0


L Farrell, C Fleay, M Carmichael, L Bell
F Di Giuseppe, W Davidson, R Littlecott, I Bryden
G Smith, A Pasalich, B Boyd, J Minchin
M Pasalich, K Price, F Mottolini, R Herbert
INS: F DiGiuseppe
OUTS: M Swift

M Wright, E Brannen, I Robertson, S Colegate
G Cash, B Naughton, J Parker, J Durward
A Britton, R Cummings, A Keegan, C Brown
G Ekholm, L Fasolo, K Stoner, C Miller
INS: R Cummings
OUTS: L Wood

3 v 8 The Lions and Saints with a change each. Basso played poorly at home last week against the View. The Saints are starting to put together a few good games and there 16 across the board are going to be too strong. I think it will be quite a good game and I hope the greens are running well after the little heat we have had this week. The Saints have all 2 skips in the top 10 and the Lions have only one skip in the top 20. Across the four rinks the Saints are just solid. Basso will push hard but the Saints will have it in the end. Di Guiseppe and Pasalich with 8 wins each and Basso just won’t have the answers.
Osborne Park 7-1


P Augustson, R Hunter, B Abrahamson, D Anderson
L Mitten, J Post, R Munday, T Bannon
J Bartorillo, E Retallack, G Booker, S Stevenson
A Howe, T Jones, M McConnell, G Gregson
INS: S Stevenson, M McConnell
OUTS: W Farrant, A Zis

W Coffey, J West, N Ashkenazy, G Turner
T McGillvray, P Hunter, K Humfrey, F Faigenbaum
M Sharp, M Lemos, B Morrison, J Matthews
S Shaw, B McGrechan, T Needs, G Robertson
INS: N Ashkenazy
OUTS: J McGrath

5 v 6 In game of the round. 1 change for the Doggies and they played well last week. The beach boys with 2 changes and got beaten comprehensively last week by the Magpies. I really believe this is going to be a cracking game. Neither side with a skip in the Top 10. I would like to see a Bartorillo v The Sandman and Auguston v Coffey aka Beans. They are quality skips. If McGillivray or the Golden boy can get a hold of Mitten as he is the worst placed skip for North beach, doggies will be in with a real shot. Tomorrow’s game is going to go down to the final 4 ends and I look forward to seeing the result on Saturday PM. On paper they are 2 very evenly matched sides. The Beach boys and Doggies have both been consistent sides this year just every now and then they drop the ball, the Doggies will be confident they don’t mind playing on the synthetic. I remember a few seasons ago they took it to the Blues and won. On paper and knowing the Beach boys’ performances and track record I should be going Blues but so I am going to going Doggies in a spine tingling, hair raising, thrilling upset
Yokine 6-2


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W Wyatt, B Ledingham, J Ferguson, A Lewis
J Borkowski, R Loran, C Boyle, I Sparrowhawk
G Hinge, G Smith, A Henneker, B McNamara
L Hill, M Golding, D Herbert, A Dixon
INS: No changes

7 v 4. The View with a little confidence from last week’s game no change for the Magpies and The View had no team up. Game changer and Borkowski both bowling well and the change to Hill and Wyatt has been a winner for the Magpies. If the View can play well like they have lately, they will be in with a shot. They generally play well at home. They just can’t afford to drop one bad rink I think overall the Magpies will be too strong and will beat the View they need to stay in touch if they want to play finals and a win here is vital
Warwick 6-2


M Robinson, M Perich, P Lawlor, I Goldsmith
V Orchard, P Fettes, B Driscoll, D Mayers
W Mitchell, P Leyland, K Rouse, C Hamilton
L Sanders, T Dawson, J Engelen, W Hinchcliffe
INS: M Perich
OUTS: L Spinks

T Natalotto, D Wood, R Hutchinson, J Hillian
R Revell, P Hilsz, R Furci, G Rowlinson
D Park, D Rowlinson, W Harris, R Johnson
P Kelly, J Morss, K Engelen, M Eckett
INS: G Rowlinson
OUTS: R Dunstan

10 v 2 Swannies are playing well and want to secure that 2nd spot on the ladder. The Mavericks pushed the doggies last week away and generally most teams played well and will be fired up and swinging. Swan be wary as the Mavericks have nothing to lose. Across the board both sides with 1 change. I think that Swan will be too strong for the Mavs and will win the competition across the board just to much depth across the lines. Swan needs a big 7 or 8 points with 2 games to go after this that will go a long way to secure a finals spot. Mavs are 6 points behind relegation playoffs and every point counts for them.
Swan 7-1