Well, what an awesome weekend of bowls Swannies and the Dolphins taking care of business with 8 – zip wins and cruising to solid wins. Saints get the job done out at Basso. The View with upset No.1 bleeding the Magpies and the Doggies in upset No.2 as The Golden Boy and his merry band of superheros give the Blues to the Beach boys. Saints move into the Top spot and its that great rink wins leading the way and Natalotto moves into being the No 1 skip this week on top of the pops.
Its going to be a super interesting week next week as the Top 4 sides all play each other looks like we will have some cracking games coming into the break. How exciting!! You couldn’t scrip this stuff!!
Bassendean 80 (1.5) v Osborne Park 94 (6.5)
Gavin Ekholm 22 v Fernando Di Giuseppe 19
Michael Garrett 19 v Mark Pasalich 30
Murray Wright 20 v George Smith 20
Alan Britton 19 v Charles (lee) Farrell 25
Pasalich doing it again for the Saints as he cruzed to a 11 shot win over Garrett and the Saints get the Lions share of the points at the Grassy greens of Bassendean. Farrell by 6 over Britton. Wright and Smith with a clanger of a game with half point each and Ekholm shutting down Di Guiseppe who was the number 2 skip last week by 3 shots in a tight tussle all day. Solid effort by the Lions but drop a spot to the View. Basso at home next week in a must win to try and get themselves out of relegation zone before the break. The Saints at home to the Dolphins in Match of the round.
Swan 83 (8) v Morley 57 (0)
Tony Natalotto 24 v Lindsay Sanders 22
David Park 15 v Victor Orchard 11
Paul Kelly 24 v Robert Urquhart 11
Rodney Revell 20 v Wayne Mitchell 13
5 v 9 Swannies are playing well and clearly 8 zip win over the Mavericks will build some confidence with their 26 shots up. Not sure what’s happening at Morley but dropping 2 8’s in a row is not healthy for confidence nor club spirit. Kelly and Revell cruising to a 13 shot and 7 shot over Urquhart and Mitchell. Park getting Orchard by 4 and Natalotto having to work much harder over Sanders by 2. Swan now into 4th and 1.5 points off 3rd. Good solid win and great gain for Swan this week.
Yokine 69 (6.5) v North Beach 63 (1.5)
Wayne Coffey 15 v John Bartorillo 14
Trevor McGillivray 17 v Alan Howe 19
Martin Sharp 20 v Lee Mitten 13
Shane Shaw 17 v Peter Augustson 17
In match of the round, it definitely didn’t disappoint. What a cracker of a game at the Dog kennel as the Golden Boy does it again and takes the win away from the Beach boys. From all reports it was a close game all day, but the Beach boys gave themselves the Blues by not winning an end in the last 8. From what I heard - (a punter sent me a little report. Could have been Voldemort but may not have been!!) The Beach boys were up with about 2 ends to play across all 4 rinks. They definitely lost end 21 across all 4 rinks and I believe they lost all or nearly all on end 20 as well. Kudos to the Doggies on a Dog-septional effort. Who let the Dogs out Woof Woof. Golden Boy Sharp and his crew of superheros beat Mitten by 7 shots and were the difference for the day. Sandman and Auguston traded blows all day and shared the point, Coffey Beans with a one-shot win over Bartorillo which he was down all day and got over the line on the last end and I heard The Magnificent McGilli clawed and scratched his way back into the game to only lose by 2 to Howe after the Beach boys had a little run late in the game. Beach Boys drop out of top spot for the first time in quite a while and Doggies are gathering momentum coming into the break. Job well done by the Doggies, woof woof.
Stirling 61 (0) v Joondalup 99 (8)
Peter Marinovich 17 v Shane Ernest Rixom 23
Josip Martinovich 11 v Wesley Neilson 33
Mane (mick) Marovic 16 v Jimmy Buchanan 19
Michael Vitale 17 v Ben Leggett 24
10 v 3 Dolphins touching up the Wolves at home. Normally the wolves play well above their weight at home but this week 38 shot 8-0 hiding by the Dolphins. Neilson, Rixom, Leggett all having cormfortable wins over Martinovich, Marinovich and Vitale. The only resistance was the ever-reliable Marovic going down by 3 to Buchanan. Dolphins move into 2nd but more importantly close the points Gap, 1.5 points behind The Saints. 1 v 2 next week good confidence builder for the dolphins this week. Wolves need to drastically do something to get themselves off the bottom of the ladder or it won’t be Hello Fresh it will be Hello second Division.
Warwick 74 (3) v Doubleview 77 (5)
Brian Ledingham 15 v Ben Willesee 30
Jon Borkowski 22 v Christopher McKenna 20
Geoffrey Hinge 20 v Gary Nelson 16
Lindsay Hill 17 v Simon Deering 11
Well what did I say last week in my Preview, if one of the View Boys gets a hold of Ledingham then they will be in with a shot. Low and behold Ledingham losing by 15 shots to Willesee and The View win one rink and pick up a free 4 points for their cause and the Magpies left bleeding in the trees. Warwick may rue this lose later in the year. Hats off to McKenna and Neilson for keeping it tight against Borkowski by 2 and The game changer by 4 for the Maggies. Hill having another W next his name against Deering by 6 but it was to all in vain. Hill now with 3-0 from the last 3 weeks. Ledingham is now Bottom of the skips. I say that, due to the fact that every other skip below him has only played 1 or 2 games or been dumped by their respective squads. At 1 – 6 and -59, the Magpies will have to make changes. It worked with Hill and Golding, otherwise they will just not make finals this year and could find themselves in playoff games of not the good sort. Well done to the View for their bonus points