Rink of Week – Howe v Babidge?

Maximum points to Hahndorf

With a win for all three Div 2 rinks, Hahndorf has climbed two rungs up the premiership ladder and is within striking distance of fourth-placed Lobethal 2. It is rather sobering to note, however, that the difference between the fourth- and seventh-placed teams is a mere five points: it will certainly be a fight to reach the finals!

Con Harmer’s rink had a strong start to be up 10-4 after twelve ends.  Michelle Law’s four then applied the pressure, scoring 11 to Hahndorf’s 9 over the next thirteen ends. The final tally: a Hahndorf victory 19-15.

Graham Evans’ four had a much tighter tussle in the first half of their game against Ray Eglington’s rink.  Dropping a 5 on the second end jarred the Evan’s crew to come back with a 5 on the fourth. At the fourteenth end the scores were 12-14. Hahndorf then powered away scoring 20-3 over the last eleven ends.

Shelly Howe’s rink had a very convincing win against that of Barry Gifford. They won nineteen of the twenty-five ends. Bill Robertson suggested that luck went Hahndorf’s way but each member contributed well to the final score of 40-8.  Unfortunately, they only just missed out on the prestigious “Rink of the Week” award by two shots.

Last time the Hahndorf crew played at Mt Pleasant the home team won by 8 shots. Our 51 point win on home territory yesterday has raised the hope of further success in this year’s competition!

With no matches to be played on Australia Day, Hahndorf will meet second-placed Mt Barker under the Dome in early February.

Results were:

Division One
Hahndorf defeated Mt Pleasant at Hahndorf                78 – 64
R Babidge, S Maddern, A Gluyas, L Lambert                   47 – 13
R Edwards, R Mableson, R Rattray, R Crocker                16 – 24
P Nagel, C Button, C Rowe, T Anderson                          15 – 27

Division Two
Hahndorf defeated Mt Pleasant at Hahndorf                 91 – 40
C Harmer, M Wheal, A Proeve, B Buckingham                 19 – 15
S Howe, W Robertson, V Deeble, B Engel                        40 – 8
G Evans, R Bateman, P Williams, D Bateman                  32 – 17

Division Three
Hahndorf lost to Mt Barker at Mt Barker                        38 – 73
P Wakefield, T Hennessey, S Engel, J Benham                   9 – 25
D Grego, R Munday, D Thyer, P Grego                              21 – 20
A Button, A McMahon, M Armitage, D Turner                      8 – 28