After a break of five weeks for Easter, Commonwealth Games and Australian Indoor qualifying, we’re back.
The pennant competition resumed last Saturday for most of us, and actually began for Tuncurry Beach in grade one.
These games were played in damp and rainy conditions with three games being washed out over all the grades.
In grade one, Tuncurry Beach travelled to South West Rocks for their first game in the revamped grade one competition, and they came away happy.
With wins on all three rinks and a 44 shot margin they have a very early lead.
They will face Park Beach at home in their next game.
In grade two, Forster has opened up a clear lead after their win over second placed Taree West.
Trailing by 25 shots, Forster flew home over the closing ends to snatch a three shot and 8-2 points win.
Leagues now shade West for second spot on margin.
Other winners were Leagues over Tuncurry 8.5-1.5 and Old Bar defeated Wingham 9-1.
On Sunday, West defeated Leagues in their round four washed out game by a single shot, 54-53 and 8.5-1.5.
In grade three, Leagues inflicted the first loss of the year on Gloucester with a 20 shot and 9-1 win.
Despite this loss Gloucester are still clear leaders.
Tuncurry defeated Palms 10-0 and Harrington’s match against Forster was washed out.
In grade four, Harrington defeated leaders Tuncurry 9-1 on Saturday, and with their 10-0 win over Forster on Sunday they jumped to the lead.
Blackhead had a win over Manning Point on Saturday and a narrow 4.5-5.5 loss, draw on aggregate, to Railway on Sunday to move into third place.
Railway had an 8-2 win over Forster and move into fourth.
In grade five, Sporties 9-1 win over Wingham moved them to the top of the table after previous leaders Lansdowne crashed 1-9 to Railway.
Forster defeated West 8-2 with West retaining third place.
In grade six/one, Sporties(1) were 9-1 winners over Palms on Saturday, and 9-1 winners over Leagues on Sunday. From this, they moved to the top of the table.
Leagues and Old Bar drew the master board and with a rink win each and a draw on the third they also shared the points 5-5. Forster had the bye.
In grade six/two, Gloucester had a massive 59 shot 10-0 win over Tuncurry and are holding down third spot.
The top of the table clash between Buladelah and Harrington was washed out and Sporties(2) had the bye.
In grade seven/one. the clash between the top two was again washed out at Harrington.
With just a point between them and daylight third, it already looks like this section will come down to the results of their games.
Lansdowne defeated Gloucester 9.5-.5, and Blackhead had the bye.
In grade seven/two, previously unbeaten Tuncurry bit the dust, with Sporties recording a 10-0 win. These two sides are now equal leaders.
West defeated Leagues 9-1, Forster had the bye.
On Sunday in the catch-up games Forster defeated Leagues 10-0 and Sporties had a 9.5-.5 win over West.
Except for the three games at Harrington which were washed out, all other venues managed to get their games played despite the weather doing it’s best to thwart us.
These games will be played on a date to be advised.
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