Prickle’s Press

Echuca White survived a close encounter against Rich River in Friday’s round of mid-week pennant. At the end of the day’s play, the Echuca side held on to win by a single shot. Jean Fairchild and her team of Norma Hall, Lyn Snell and Leica Roney continued their good form to win by 13 shots. The Echuca Blue side competed against Deniliquin and once again had a close overall match. In the end the Deniliquin side won by 13 shots. Sandra Glasser, Helen Pitts, Marie Malone and Ros Neil won their game 24-23 in this match. The Division Three side had a strong 19 shot win against Rich River. The team skipped by Bernie Johns won their game by 10 shots, and Linda Ormando and her team won by 9 shots.

Four of the five divisions had perfect results in Saturday’s round of weekend pennant, with all rinks winning their games. The Division One side travelled to Deniliquin RSL and recorded a strong 41 shot win. Greg Page and his team of John Dinsdale, Stan Glasser and Brent Reiner combined well to win their game by 22 shots. Division Two hosted Tongala and won by 53 shots. Jim Thomas, John O’Brien, Tony Deenen and Carly Taylor finished the day with a 26 shot in their game. The Division Three side played Deniliquin RSL at home, and with all three rinks scoring wins, they finished the day with a 22 shot victory. Division Four also played Tongala and they recorded some big wins, eventually winning the match by 55 shots. The Division Five side also played Deniliquin RSL and battled hard but could not record a rink win.

The post-sectional rounds of the men’s State Pairs were played at Rich River on Sunday. In the morning games, Philip Thorn and Wayne Brooks defeated Moama’s Kevin Brennan and Graeme O’Brien, whilst the Deniliquin pair of Shane Laing and Lindsay Franklin defeated Barry Brennan and Glenn Dorward. In the afternoon semi-finals, the two Echuca sides met and the Thorn-Brooks combination held on to win a close match against Geoff Beattie and Steve Cunnington. In the other semi-final, the Laing-Franklin combination from Deniliquin defeated Rochester’s father and son team of David and Cameron Keenen. The final will now see the Echuca team of Philip Thorn and Wayne Brooks competing against the Deniliquin pair of Shane Laing and Lindsay Franklin. This will be played on a date yet to be confirmed.