DIVISION 1 – MOUNT GAMBIER 63/16 d PORT MACDONNELL 41/0
PORT MacDonnell’s Division 1 open pennant team made the trip to the Blue Lake city on Saturday to clash with Mount Gambier in Round 11 of the season.
With the weather conditions deteriorating in the afternoon, not all ends were completed and at the conclusion of play the Bay was unable to post a winning rink.
Chris Richards’ team went down 24-10 and Adam Wilson’s rink suffered a 21-15 defeat, while the closest match saw Bill Richards and his side go down by two points to Tony Bowditch’s four, 18-16.
DIVISION 2 – PORT MACDONNELL 60/12 d MOUNT GAMBIER RSL 58/4
THE Division 2 Port MacDonnell side was home to Mount Gambier RSL where, despite a win on just one of the three rinks, the hosts came away with a narrow two-shot victory.
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DIVISION 4 RED – MILLICENT 63/15 d PORT MACDONNELL 50/1
MILLICENT proved too strong for its Port MacDonnell visitors when the two sides went head-to-head in the Division 4 Red competition on Saturday.
A draw for the Bay’s Darryl Sims, Don Forbes, Danny Gaut and Bryan Feast against David Botting, Arthur O’Connell, Malcolm Wright and Colin Pye was the best result on the day.
The match was fairly even with good scoring from both teams, with the final result of 20-all a fitting one.
However, the other rinks were not so fortunate, with Chris Lethlean, Justin Brown, Lance Fisher and Murray Burley playing Millicent’s Colin Lomas, Manny Vanderhorst, Ella Peitersma and Judy Vanderhorst for a five-shot loss.
Port MacDonnell had the lead until the 12th end where scores were level, until a five, followed by a one to Millicent gave it the lead.
When the game was stopped after the 18th end due to weather conditions Millicent had secured a five-shot buffer.
The final rink saw Geoff Ward, Ben Tilley, Roma Henderson, and Peter Rutherford take on Brian Goode, Seth Baker, Arnold Damhuis and Jim Earl.
In a good game with fairly even scoring, Millicent was one-shot up on the 14th end.
The hosts continued to score from there and finished the 19-end match with a 23-15 shot win over the Bay team.
DIVISION 4 BLUE – ROBE 100/16 d PORT MACDONNELL 54/0
IT was a day Port MacDonnell’s Division 4 Blue side would rather forget on Saturday, as the Bay travelled to face its fellow seasiders.
Robe won on all three rinks and a final margin of 46 shots left the Bay empty handed when it made the return trip.
Port MacDonnell’s Nick Negline, Marilyn Sutton, Terry Stone and Cheryle Doddridge took on Peter Sangster, Bill Cook, Rob Lawrie and Ross Denning.
There was not a lot in the game for the first few ends, until Robe hit its straps and pulled away to be 31-7 on the 15th end.
From there the hosts continued to outscore the Bay and held it scoreless for the next six ends.
To their credit the Doddridge team scored the next three ends before Robe took the final end for a dominant 46-12 win.
Murray Mitchell, Bill McGregor, and Kevin Norman played Ian Bruce, Trevor Wagner, Stephen Phillips and Mark Giles.
Down by eight early in the match, Port MacDonnell did well to finish only one-shot down in the end, 24-25.
The final rink saw Jean Fisher, Alison Mitchell and Lyn Vanderley with a 10-shot defeat to Vic Dawson, Brian Nankivell, Deane Nankivell and Ali Douglas.
Down 8-24 at the 15-end mark, the Bay was able to score 10 shots to Robe’s six over the last 10 ends, but it was not enough and the guests went down 18-28.