LADIES PENNANT REPORT 12TH JAN. TO 19TH JAN.
I had a very enjoyable weeks holiday in the cooler region of Walpole/Denmark catching up with family so will be reporting for the 2 weeks in this report.
Some great results from 1st Div. in round 11 when we played Warwick 1 at home. Kerry Stewart’s team of Sue Willett, Soly Batka and Nancy Sutton had a very good win 30/9 and are “TEAM OF THE WEEK”. Pam Cocking’s team also winning 23/15 and Jenni Townsend’s team 17/20 after losing a disappointing 4 shots on the last end. A very well received 5 points.
Things were tougher this week when 1st Div. played Scarborough at Scarborough. On greens with many bare areas they had the advantage. Scores were even on 2 rinks for most of the game but in the end it was only Pam Cocking’s team that scored a win 20/17. Kerry’s team after leading for most of the day went down by 10 after dropping 5 on 1 end. Jenni Townsend’s team who battled all day lost 12/24. 1 point for the day making our total 34.50 and 6th on the ladder. The top team Osborne Park is only 10 points ahead so positions are tight and plenty of opportunities to move up the ladder in the remainder of the season. No game next week because of Australia Day and Country Week so next game is on 2nd Feb. home to Merriwa. DUTY TEAM!!
Ellenbrook was the destination for 3rd Div. on the 12th Jan. It was worth the drive with 5 very valuable points to show for it. Not sure who skipped that day but it was either Jeanette or Dot’s team had a 25/14 win and Jan Poulter’s 20/15.
It was much harder this week for 3rd Div. when they hosted top of the ladder Nedlands/Dalkeith. No points but scores weren’t anything to be worried about. Marilyn Thorp’s team 18/22, Jeanette Armstrong’s 19/26 and Jan Poulter’s 16/18. In 8th position on the ladder on 29.50 points. Away to Morley on the 2ndFeb. and a good opportunity for a win.
Once again Lisa Wyatt’s team in 4th Div. has shown us how it’s done. A wonderful 33/11 win against North Beach at home and a very deserving “TEAM OF THE WEEK” for this round. Congratulations!. Martina Gericke’s team just missed the points with final score 14/18. 3 points and 5th on the ladder. Next game on the 2nd Feb away to Hollywood/Subiaco.
In the first games back after the Christmas New Year break Saturday 2nd Div. were away to North Beach. Kerry Stewart’s team had a win 19/17. Carol Curtis’s team struggled to make headway so just the 1 point. Doing well in 4th place on the ladder. Next game we’ll host Dalkeith/Nedlands on 30thJan.
Warwick was the destination for 3rd Div. Saturday ladies. Both teams worked hard throughout the game but unfortunately Warwick were too experienced and the final score was 37/19 in Warwick’s favour. Nancy’s team only loosing by 1 shot. Next game will be at home to Scarborough on 30thJan.
Please enjoy the break but try to get some practice in between now and the next round of games. We all want to finish the season in the highest possible positions over the 5 divisions.
Dianna, reporting for The Phantom
The Phantom was called away on urgent business and has enlisted me to bring you this special report.
Division One travelled to take on second side Yokine at their home turf. It was a very closely contested match all day with all rinks being very tight. Unfortunately, Joondalup only gained one point on the day, but they have thankfully retained their fourth position on the ladder. Ben and his team of Chris Leggett, James Groves and Mike Wyndham played exceptionally well to get on top of their opposition and won by six shots. Wes and his team of Jon Hunter, Greg Barry and Brett Driscoll were gallant but were sadly beaten by three shots by a very experienced team. Paddy and his team of Tom Vlahos, Noah Groves and Tom Danger also performed commendably, going down on the last couple of ends by only four shots. Jimmy B, with Koro, Eugene and Cheesy fought valiantly but had a tough day and went down by five shots. Luckily this loss did not have a huge impact on the overall ladder position.
Division Two played home against Hollywood Subiaco, who were sitting third on the ladder. All the men showed endeavour, ultimately coming away with one win and draw, and gaining one and a half points. This still leaves the team in a very vulnerable situation, facing a possible relegation if they do not get back into the winners’ circle. Andrew G coming into the team assisted the Chris Street led side of Joe Wedlock and Stevo to an impressive win. Mark Ryan and team, with Trevor V, Clive R and Dave Farrow, fought a gutsy fight and finished with a draw. Keith Willett and his team of Dave Webber, John Wills and Pikey had a rare loss in an incredible season. Dave Stanik and his team of Lance, Wayne Skip and Kim O (who had a great win last week) could not get the chocolates unfortunately and went down. You guys have proven with past results that you are good enough to beat anyone in the competition. I have no doubt that if you continue to work hard as a collective team; the results will take care of themselves.
Division Three travelled to Quinns to take on the second team on the ladder. Our boys were very impressive, winning by an outstanding thirty-nine shots, gaining seven valuable points. Scotty and his team of Dynamite Doug Peck, our ex-Olympian Chris Lewis and gun lead Allan Taylor played splendidly and won by twelve shots. Bruce B and his guys of Mossy, Tony Mirto, and Shane Nelligan played an exceptional team and unfortunately went down. Jeff Clarke, coming in as Skip, with Bill Brown, JB Bartlett and young Josh Vlahos had a very good day and won by an extraordinary fifteen shots. Then the solid team of Allan Covell, John Ferguson, Papa John Kalajzic and Harry T proved too good for the opposition and came away with a nineteen shot victory. Great effort to all teams as any win at Quinns is impressive, and this win was remarkable.
Division Five kept their finals chances alive with an incredible win against Lake Monger at Joondalup, gaining all six points. John Coops, Mike Batka, Dave Saunders and Ray Lane had an impressive fourteen shot win. It was good to see Dave S back after a bad run of injuries. Chucky, with Brian V, Col Bailey and our favourite Bro Richard W had a solid win by three shots. Verne Jones came is as skip, and he and his team of Frankie A, Mike Wickings and Nigel P fought a tight contest and won by the barest of margins. Well done boys, keep up the great work.
Division Six travelled to Swan to take on the sixth placed team. It was an intriguing game and outcome with both clubs gaining two points for a draw. John Howes and his team of Bert, Clive Tipper and Clive Smith tried very hard but had a loss by six shots. Tony Phillips, with the ex-basketball centre Larry Young, Bignault and Ian Griffin, had a good win by six points which drew the aggregate. Well done to John Howes and Bert for admirably guiding these new players to our club and showing them the ropes.
There are no Saturday Pennants this week due to the Australia Day break.
Dianna, for the Phantom.
The Phantom was able to get off work a bit early today and ventured to Scarborough and then onto Joondalup to watch our teams play bowls. It was a mixed day for Joondalup with a very good win by our top, third and Fifth division but a disappointing loss to our undefeated second division.
Division one played host to the Dalkeith Nedlands team that were sitting mid-range on the ladder. This was a pleasing game with our guys getting five points to be sitting third on the ladder and shooting Dalkeith down a few levels. Jimmy B with his gun team of Koro , Mark Ryan and Cheesy had a great game and came away with a very good win of twenty nine shots to fifteen. One end they gained seven shots and in a cruel twist Jimmy was the only bowl that was not in play. With much fun the rest of the team certainly indicated that fact to Jimmy. “Cruel Buggers”. Ben and his team of Dave U, Jimmy G and Eugene bowled really well early but the opposition stepped up a gear and played extremely well and unfortunately our guys on this rink went down buy nine shots. This left the points to the last rink of Miracle Man Chris Leggett with Wes, Noah Groves who was a last minute call up and Brett D to do the deed. And do the deed they did.
Brett D and Noah bowled very well to give Chris and Wes a good platform to bowl to and they did big time. Chris lived up to his super hero status and was exceptional all day with Wes playing great bowls backing up Noah and Brett they came away with a victory rarely seen in division one of forty one shots to three which is a thirty eight shot victory which at this level is very impressive. Well done guys. Good luck next week when you travel to Cambridge.
Division two travelled to Scarborough full of confidence as our guys were undefeated this year so far. But the Scarborough boys put an abrupt halt to that with a seventy three to fifty four shots and a five point victory over our guys. Our guys tried hard all day and in some cases were in front early in the day but Scarborough upped a cog and played very well to beat our guys. Keith Willet, Dave Webber, Stevo and Donny were the only shining light on the day and they won their rink by four shots. This is as good a time as any to receive a wakeup call and lose their first game. Chin up guys as you have been great all year. Good luck next week when you take on Lake Monger at home.
Division three travelled to Quinns Rock which is always a tough task no matter what level of competition. Our boys did themselves proud winning four and a half points to keep their position on top of the ladder. The gun team of Scotty, Andrew G, Glen Oakley and Dave Farrow had a good day bowling very well and winning by a comfortable seventeen shots. The Jeff Clarke team with Mossy, Tony M and big Al Taylor have been very strong all year and they played a very experienced team from Quinn’s and went down by eleven shots. Young Trevor Vellios relishing and enjoying the roll of Skipper with his team of John Ferguson, Papa John Kalajzic and Pim Schook had an exciting game and were able to get a draw. Good luck next week guys when you take on North Beach.
Division five played host to the Lake Monger club utilising our A green All teams played very well and our guys went on their winning way and gained all six points to be an extremely impressive sixteen points clear on top of the ladder. What a great effort guys. Dave Kemp and his team of Roy Sutcliffe, Terry Furler and Nigel Poulton had another impressive win by twenty shots. This team has been invincible this year. Chucky and his team of Brian V, Mike Wickings and Colin Bailey who have also had a great year played a tough Lake Monger side but came away with a five shot victory. John Coops with Harry Pickford, George Smart and Mal Grant had a good tussle and had a win by three shots. Guys the Club is extremely proud of your efforts this year. Keep going and playing well and go all the way to success. Good luck next week when you travel to take on Bedford.
Chairman of Selectors Ben Leggett 0435 045 170
The task of Selectors is to select the best possible teams to represent the club. Meaning the strongest possible teams, with maximum team cohesion and the aim of winning every pennant game we play.
The highest division will be selected first, followed by the other teams in descending division order. The selectors will pick the teams on merit with a view to maintaining balance in a lower division where possible.
We as selectors place great importance on development of players and will strive to give players opportunities where we believe they can develop and reach their potential. We are always looking to the clubs future and trying to push our club forward.
Where a vacancy occurs, the place will be filled from the division below unless there are extenuating circumstances. (e.g.: The lower division has a chance of promotion and losing a player to the higher grade will jeopardise their chances).
Where possible, vacancies will be filled from the players who are regularly available for that day (Thursday or Saturday). If it is considered necessary, the selectors may call into a team a player who does not normally play on that day.
Selectors expect players to arrive on game day in a state ready to play 21 good ends
Practice is highly encouraged by selectors. Opportunities for training include Wednesday afternoons and Saturday Mornings, or where possible.
Players who are prepared to play in any position may be given preference over those who have stated they only wish to play in certain positions.
Players who miss only 1 game through illness or work commitments will be considered for reinstatement to the team in which they last played. Those who miss 2 or more games for any reason may have to slot into another team or restart in a lower grade at the discretion of the selectors.
Each week one player from each rink will be asked to vote on the performance of their teammates, to give feedback to selectors. A different position will vote each week. For example all leads in the club will vote on their teammate’s performance, followed by seconds the next week and so on.
All players have the right to attend selection meetings to question their own selection or air grievances and will be given a fair hearing. If a player wishes a meeting can be organised with the Chairman of selectors and a selector from your division (as no selectors are currently in 5th Division, the player may request which selector they would like present.) All opinions will be considered but the final team selections will be decided by the selection committee.