Rosellas cement spot
The last round of the Spring Pennant Competition concluded with many top performances from players as teams fought it out for semi-finals positions.
In A-grade action, an excited Rosellas outfit cemented their spot in the four with a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Kookaburras in a high-standard affair.
Adrian Squires and Michelle Feldtmann fought back after being under pressure early, steadying to win a singles each in close contests.
They then combined brilliantly, wrapping up the match with a comfortable straight-sets doubles victory.
Brian Harrington was the standout, convincingly winning both singles in a first-class performance.
Top-team Possums completely outplayed Taipans, giving a great exhibition for a decisive 4-1 victory.
Stephen Lane was superb, showing his class to account for both singles in style.
He had strong support from the talented Cooper Irwin who dropped his first singles, but came back strongly to win the second.
He then combined with Lane for a tough 21-10, 18-21, 21-12 doubles victory to seal the match.
Meanwhile, Wallabies made a late surge to easily overcome Echidnas for a 4-1 victory.
Ashley Duns was in top form in his farewell performance, fighting hard to win both singles in close three setters.
Teammate Rob Erskine was inspired, coming out and playing extremely well to win a singles before teaming up with Duns for a tense three-set doubles victory.
Plovers loomed as a finals threat to other teams as they scored an impressive 3-2 victory over Owls in a high-standard match up.
Mick Kelly was the star of the match, playing with purpose to win both singles in a stylish display.
He was well supported by the crafty Col Exton, who played brilliantly to win the deciding singles in straight sets to ease his team over the line.
Mozzies threw out a finals challenge when they easily defeated Bullants 4-1 in a high-standard clash.
Outstanding player Chris Lee was in devastating form, showing his class to win both singles in straight sets.
Talented junior Coby Linke was impressive, winning a singles before joining with Lee for a comfortable doubles victory.
The win lifts the team into second spot on the ladder.
Wombats made a late move to upset Frogs for a decisive 4-1 victory.
Ray Grant was in great form, playing outstanding table tennis to account for both singles in easy fashion.
He had strong support from Peter Williams, who played impressively to win a singles before combining with Grant for an easy doubles victory.
A fired-up Eagles unit swooped on Gliders, showing no mercy for an easy 5-0 victory.
Henning Aretz and Bill Sharp were too powerful for their opponents, winning all their matches in superb style.
Top-team Numbats had to fight hard to hold out a determined Redbacks outfit, finally prevailing for a closely contested 3-2 victory.
Carol Perry was in outstanding form for Numbats, showing her class to win both singles in straight sets.
Teammate Sienna Irwin had to fight hard to win a tense singles clash in straight sets to get the team over the line.
Redbacks’ Pauline Hooper came home strongly, winning a singles and then combining with John Spencer for a solid doubles victory.
Top-team Magpies moved further from the field with an outstanding 4-1 victory over Doves.
Helen Sharp was at her best in winning both singles, with Andrea Cathcart in fine form to win one.
They easily won the doubles in straight sets.
Hawks had a close encounter with Crickets, just holding on for a gallant 3-2 victory.
Kerry Yang and Jenny Sawyer played strongly to snare a singles each before wrapping up the match with a hard-fought doubles victory.
Matt Parkinson starred for Crickets, winning both singles in a fine performance.
An inspired Koalas outfit completely outplayed Falcons, enjoying a 5-0 victory in style.
Rae Spencer and Geraldine Moloney used their skills to win all their matches comfortably.
A-grade: Possums v Owls: Rosellas v Plovers. B-grade: Numbats v Redbacks: Mozzies v Frogs. C-grade: Magpies v Crickets: Hawks v Koalas.
The semi-finals were played last night. The grand finals will be held next Tuesday night.
Fifty-six players entered a Stableford event on Saturday.
A-grade was taken out by Ian Barry with a score of 39 points, while second place went to Wade Dansey on 37.
In B-grade, Brett Dosser was successful on 39 with Adrain Papworth runner up on countback with 37 points. Graeme Paull took out C-grade with the best score of the day 41 points, with bogies going to William Booker returning 38. Results: Nearest the pins. 1st Olivers Mensland: Steve Thomas. 3rd Crothers’ Joinery: Nil. 8th Srixon/Golf Shop: William Booker. 12th Ray White: Nil. 13th Spalding/Golf Shop: Xavier Palamarczuk. KFC Birdies: Nil. Eagle: Garry Smith (fourth) Ball Competition. 37 J. Broadbent, 36 G. Dalton, B. Ferguson, P. Hazell, A. May, D. Saunders, 35 R. Jensen, R. Symes, 34 R. Ramsden, S. Smith c/b.
Wednesday was Stableford with a good field of 64 players.
In A-grade Reggy Symes was the winner with 43 points, followed by Greg Allen on 40.
In B-grade Rod Squires returned the best score for the day with 44 points. Coming in second was Mark Schedich with 40 points.
C-grade was much closer, with Trevor Willmott winning on countback from Steve Smith, both players on 43 points. Results: Nearest the pins. 3rd Golf Shop: Trevor Squires. 8th Golf Shop: Barry Wright. 12th Ray White: Garry Smith. 13th Fruits ‘n’ Fare: Aaron Kungi. Ball Competition 40 B. Reid,39 M. O’Brien, W. Peyton, G. Smith, J. Spencer, T. Squires, 38 P. Nanson, 37 G. Squires, D. Taylor, B. Watt, 36 G. McKinnar, R. Smith, G. Sykes. c/b.
The stableford round on Thursday, November 22, was won by Jackie Rubira with 40 points. Balls went to L. Morgan 39 and J. O’Brien 37.
NTP 3rd M. Watson, MilnerWatson Pharmacy 8th M. Watson, Ray White 12th H. Crilly, Golf Shop 13th H. Crilly.
A stableford round was played on November 24 with 20 players.
Division one winner: Lauri Morgan with 37 points.
Division two winner: Suzanne Noble with 40 points.
Ball competition N. Cavedon 37, R. Gerrard 37, C. Warnock 35, L. Mason 35, J. O’Brien 34.
NTP 3rd M. Watson, 8th Morgan, 13th C. Warnock.
This week a stableford round will be played on Thursday and a stroke round with Monthly medal on Saturday. L.