Ladies 29/11/18: In the last match before heading into the final series the Keith girls were up against Bordertown Red played on the greens at Mundulla.
Jodi Kotz kept things tight in her matchup with Elke Geisler and was just behind 10-11 after the 12th end.
Geisler with five really good ends in succession resulting in 19 shots blew the Keith girls out of the water. Kotz was unable to mount any sort of a challenge to finish 17-40 in arrears.
Playing Chris Poulton, Marge Richardson made an excellent start to be 13-1 after six ends played.
Poulton steadily reduced the difference over the remainder of the game but Richardson was able to hold her off for a 23-19 win. Bordertown Red victorious on the day, 59-8 to 40-2.
This week it will be a rematch between the two teams in the first week of finals matches to be played on the Bordertown Greens.
Open Pennants Division One 1/12/18: Saturday’s Pennants were played in what can be only described as very ordinary conditions with the wind factor ensuring a lot of guess work was involved.
Keith Gold headed up the Dukes to take on Tintinara. Geoff Hams was involved in a tight tussle with Gavin Brophy which was on even terms going into the last ten ends.
Ends were shared over the remainder but Brophy was able to put together more multiples to hand Hams his first defeat of the season 23-26.
Gordon Brown struggled to keep pace with Mike Lawless for most of the game.
Not being able to put two winning ends together to control the mat meant it was hard for him to mount any sought of challenge which saw him 13-30 behind at the completion of the game.
Jodi Kotz started well playing Kevin Munroe to have the balance of power ever so slightly after ten ends 10-8.
From then on everything went wobbly as Kotz and her team struggled with the conditions winning only four of the remaining ends to be 16-27 at the conclusion.
Keith gold suffering their first loss for the season 52-0 to 83-12.
Keith Green was at home to do battle with Bordertown White. Michael Lowrie made the early running playing David Lack to be 19-9 at drinks which were delayed to make sure the required 45 ends was played just in case the weather turned nasty as was forecast.
On resumption Lack started to regain control with a run of six ends to take the lead. Lowrie was unable to stop the momentum and was 21-28 in arrears as the thunder clouds threatened to break.
Little separated Peter Rivett and Craig Sutton all afternoon with both having brief moments in the lead. Going into the last end as scores were level once again someone was bound to win.
One shot to Sutton meant Rivett continued his run of close losses going down 22-23. Little split Darryl Stopp and David Jaensch but going into the break Jaensch had skipped the lead with a five shot end.
That was the last real highlight of the day for Jaensch as Stopp winning all but the last end after smoko was able to post a solid 32-16 win and drag the rest of the Green over the line on his coat tails.
Green taking the overall points for the day 75-8 to 67-4. This week begins the second round of the pennant program with the two Keith sides to battle it out for bragging rights.