Well, what an exciting Round 5 this week, hot weather making it tough this week. I pity any side that couldn’t get a little shade on Saturday. Very exciting round as the top 5 sides play the Bottom 5 sides. And amazingly who told the top 2 sides to have a week off. I didn’t get that Memo. I was sitting there Sunday morning having my coffee and I thought oh I will just jump on and have a little cheeky look and see what happened on Saturday and low and behold I start reading down the list, Swan tick, then I read the next side Doggies 102 beating Dolphins by 24, thinking that this will definitely be game round win for the week had to read again just to confirm, tick. The Saints by 5 tick, Magpies by 9 tick and then I get to the last game on BWA site 10 V 1 and I thought my eyes were deceiving me and the Lions in win of the round absolutely belting the top side by 42 shots. A1 performance to the Lions well done. Amazingly 2-5th are now separated by 1.5 points and 6-9th are separated by 1 point. You can tell that the next 3 weeks are going to be vital to position your club on the ladder for the back half of the season after Xmas. It’s going to be a HELL of a race this season. The Game Changer (Hinge) goes back to the No.1 Skip spot with 5 others chasing hard all with 4 wins

Yokine 102 (7) v Joondalup 78 (1)
Shane Shaw 26 v Shane Ernest Rixom 14
Martin Sharp 28 v Wayne Neilson 26
Wayne Coffey 29 v Jimmy Buchanan 12
Trevor McGillivray 19 v Ben Leggett 26

In an exceptional performance by the Doggies chewing up the Dolphins like a Great White. The Doggies get 7 points and a 24-shot win and take themselves up into 7th spot and 2 wins in a row with the doggie treats. Is this performance by the Doggies the win that starts their season rolling? Can they do 3 in a row? Leggett getting a win over McGillivray by 7 for the Dolphins but it was the Coffey and Shaw show by 17 and 12 shots respectively. Coffee touches up Buchanan and Shaw doing the damage and holding out Rixom in a brilliant day. The new skip of Sharp getting the extra point for the Doggies. It looks like they have finally got the right rink balance they were looking for with a classy win over 2nd place.
Swan 90 (6) v Stirling 84 (2)
Tony Natalotto 27 v Stuart Lofthouse 18
Rodney Revell 23 v Michael Vitale 12
David Park 23 v Josip Martinovich 26
Paul Kelly 17 v Mane (mick) Marovic 28

What a cracking game at Swan. Revell and Natalotto tighten the leash around the neck of the Wolves to choke out good win, with a 11 shot and 9 shot win over Vitale and Lofthouse. It was Park’s containment of Martinovich to only go down by 3 being the difference on the day. The other game was Marovic with another solid win over Kelly by 11 shots. Marovic and Martinovich have been shining lights for the Wolves. But again, Lofthouse leaking. Lofthouse’s rink sits squarely at the bottom posi 50th on the skip’s leader board. The Adriatic boys need to decide this week as he is 0-5 and he is averaging 11.4 shot lose every game. If that rink had a couple rink wins then the Wolf pack will have had a couple more wins and be sitting in 2nd spot on the ladder no questions asked. This needs to be resolved ASAP but take nothing away from Swannies great win and they keep pushing ahead and sit 3rd, ½ point behind second. Awesome effort by Swan.
Doubleview 80 (1) v Osborne Park 85 (7)
Gary Nelson 24 v Fernando Di Giuseppe 16
Brandon Heta 19 v Colin Fleay 21
Christopher McKenna 13 v Mark Pasalich 22
Ben Willesee 24 v George Smith 26

The Saints getting a good away win at the home of the View. From all reports 2 rinks were up and down all day and in the end not much separated them. Fleay and Smith getting home by 2 shots each for the Saints, and Neilson winning by 8 shots over a tough Di Guiseppe rink for the View giving them a small glimmer of hope, but it was the Pasalich rink again the difference for the Saints firing on all cylinders and burning rubber and ripping up the View with a 9 shot win which was the difference for the day. Saints’ home by 5. Saints doing what was required of them but more importantly they have gained ground and moved into 2nd on the ladder due to the top 2 sides losing this week and now sit only 3.5 points behind North Beach. Doubleview have now lost ground and go into last spot now nearly 5 points behind 9th
Warwick 83 (6) v Morley 74 (2)
Brian Ledingham 17 v Lindsay Sanders 28
Jon Borkowski 20 v Victor Orchard 21
Geoffrey Hinge 23 v Michael Radalj 10
Lindsay Hill 23 v Robert Urquhart 15

What an exciting game at the home of the Magpies as they get home by 9 against a spirited Mavericks side. Game changer tightens the screws against the Mavs and chokes out 13 shot win against Radalj. From all reports it was a great battle all day. Sanders and Orchard getting over Ledingham and Borkowski for the Mavericks. Hill getting the extra point for the Magpies by 8 over Urquhart. That now takes The Magpies into fifth spot on the Ladder and 3 wins well done. They keep turning up and getting the job done. They now have a 4-point separation to 6 spot over The Mavericks putting a little gap between the top five and the chasing pack
Bassendean 103 (7) v North Beach 61 (1)
Graeme Cash 26 v Lee Mitten 20
Murray Wright 26 v Peter Augustson 12
Michael Garrett 11 v John Bartorillo 24
Alan Britton 40 v Alan Howe 5

10 V 1 What can I say? There is nothing but superlatives for the Lions this week and a 42-shot win over the UNBEATEN Beach Boys and move up the ladder to 8th. Well, I should say formally unbeaten Beach Boys. Basso take a BOW lads. Exceptional performance. Win of the round, Cash and Wright with solid wins over Mitten and Augustson 6 and 14 shots respectively. Bartorillo the only resistance by beating Garrett by 13 shots for the Beach. Rink win of the week goes to the Britton and his Boys of Cummings, Brown, and Keegan comprehensively smoking the Howe rink 40-5 in an absolutely embarrassing score line and a 35-shot loss for the Beach Boys rink. Hats off for the Basso Boys sustained pressure ALL DAY. The Lions showing that they can well and truly play at this level, but you must play like this every week, as it really doesn’t matter whether you are 10 or 1 every side can be beaten in this division. North Beach will need to forget this, and the Lions need to press on next week and use the energy generated.
North Beach541011412369111.6527
Osborne Park532011.5429395108.6123.5
Tony Natalotto40029Swan
Geoffrey Hinge41044Warwick
John Bartorillo41036North Beach
Mick Marovic41033Stirling
Ben Leggett41032Joondalup
Victor Orchard41020Morley
Shane Shaw31115Yokine
Fred DiGiuseppe3112Osborne Park
Alan Britton32033Bassendean
Shane Rixom32030Joondalup
Peter Auguston32025North Beach
Wayne Coffey32023Yokine
Mark Pasalich32022Osborne Park
Josip Martinovich3209Stirling
Paul Kelly3207Swan
Michael Radalj320-18Morley
Graeme Cash2007Bassendean
Bradley Pearce21116Doubleview
Rodney Revell221-10Swan
Lee Farrell22013Osborne Park
George Smith22010Osborne Park
Michael Golding220-2Warwick
Trevor McGillivray2306Yokine
Lee Mitten230-3North Beach
Murray Wright230-3Bassendean
Jon Borkowski230-4Warwick
Gary Nelson230-9Doubleview
Robert Urquhart230-10Morley
Alan Howe230-15North Beach
Chris McKenna230-16Doubleview
Jimmy Buchanan230-21Joondalup
Michael Vitale230-22Stirling
Michael Garrett230-25Bassendean
Ben Willesee230-32Doubleview
Lindsay Hill1008Warwick
Colin Fleay1002Osborne Park
Martin Sharp1002Yokine
Lindsay Sanders11010Morley
Wayne Neilson131-16Joondalup
David Park131-19Swan
Brian Ledingham140-36Warwick
Branden Heta010-2Doubleview
William Morrison010-6Yokine
Daniel Wood010-10Swan
Wayne Davidson010-15Osborne Park
Keith Nazareth030-13Morley
Mel Lemos030-32Yokine
Robert Maynard030-38Bassendean
Stuart Lofthouse050-57Stirling