Saturday 7\10\2017 was the first game for the 2017-18 season Hahndorf had a tough ask facing Lobethal in all divisions.
Our rinks were competitive all day against the powerful Loby rinks.
Phil Nagel got away to a slow start and was trailing by as much as 10 shots in the first half of the game but Phil’s rink managed to fight their way back and enjoyed a small lead after the tea break. It was a tight tussle in the last few ends but loss of a five in the closing ends saw Hahndorf go down by 6.
Bob Edwards’ rink had a tight battle with Wayne (zoomer) Zilm all day and were nip and tuck throughout the day with some aggressive shots from Zoomer keeping their nose in front. The loss of a couple of multiples towards the end saw Bob go down by 9.
Malcolm Keller had a tight battle with Neville Mansell all day. The first several ends were only won by singles with great drawing and recovery shots by both teams. After the break, Loby were able to break away and establish a good lead only to see Malcolm’s rink recover over the last five ends with Hahndorf getting two shots on the last end to draw the match
R. Edwards, C. Keller, L. Lambert, T. Anderson 21-30
M. Keller, R. Mableson, C. Button, M. Howe 25-25
P. Nagel, R. Babidge, C. Rowe, R. Crocker 21-27
Div 2 were playing the reigning premiers and facing a tough challenge
Bill Robertson’s rink had a tough day at the office against Roger Jarmen. With Hahndorf and Loby being tied with a number of ends won towards the break, Hahndorf came out refreshed and were able to keep the opposition to within one and two shots. There were some closely fought ends all day but eventually, Loby took the win by 13 shots.
Micheal Wheal also had a battle against Paul Arnup. Hahndorf worked well together to ensure Loby had to work hard for every shot. Despite some good heads and very good bowls from the Hahndorf rink the opposing rink snuck away to a 10 shot win.
Ray Rattray had a tight battle against Paul Maloney and managed to keep in front for most of the day. With Loby putting up a good fight and closing the gap, Hahndorf were able to finish strong with a good all-around performance winning their game by 8 shots.
R. Rattray, A. McMahon, T. Button, A. Gluyas 25-17
W. Robertson, S. Brooks, V. Deeble, B. Buckingham 16-29
M. Wheal, G. Evans, R. Munday, P. Williams 18-28
Div 3 also played the reigning premiers and travelled to Lenswood to take on Loby as the Lobethal greens were still under construction. With four new bowlers in their team, Hahndorf put up a good showing.
Ron Bateman’s rink had a tough day at the office up against some very good bowling. Hahndorf fought hard all day going down to David Turner.
Tom Hennesey had a tight battle with Kevin Leinert. Hahndorf and Loby tussled it out all day with the lead changing several times. Good bowling from both teams ended the game in deadlock.
Con Harmer and his opponent Betty Marriot had a close game all day which was evident by the low scoring. Hahndorf managed to get out in front and stay there with Con’s Hahndorf rink eventually running out victors by 5 shots.
C. Harmer, R. Burton, C. Thompson, J. Benham 17-12
R. Bateman, D. Bateman, B. Shields, J. Thompson 9-29
T. Hennessey, P. Wakefield, B. Engel, D. Turner 22-22