Rick Southam starred in the Pennants on Saturday and District Pairs on Sunday.
Rick Southam starred in the Pennants on Saturday and District Pairs on Sunday. FILE

Pennants offer up surprises

THE unpredictability of Pennants was again highlighted when grade four pacesetters Nambucca Heads and Sawtell both suffered surprise defeats in round six action of the Mid North Coast District men’s bowls competition on Saturday.

Sawtell was beaten 5-1 by bottom side Urunga while Nambucca Heads won two rinks against Coffs Ex-Services only to lose the overall tally 4-2.

Scotts Head continued their rejuvenated run clocking up their third win on the trot with a 5-1 result against third-placed Woolgoolga.

Park Beach (1) served up a 54-shot demolition of Coffs Ex-Services for a 6-0 result in the combined grades 1 and 2 competition.

In other matches played at the weekend, Sawtell posted their second win of the season, downing West Coffs 6-0 to claim a four-point lead over Park Beach (2) who won 4-2 against Urunga.

Nambucca Heads are back on track in grade three; a 6-0 result against West Coffs giving them a 2½-point advantage over Park Beach who accounted for Sawtell 5-1.

In Grade 5 (1) competition, Stuarts Point and Bowraville both had 6-0 wins against Macksville and Urunga respectively.

In the Grade 5 (2) competition, Sawtell upset leaders Bellingen 4-2 while Woolgoolga downed Park Beach 5-1 to narrow the gap to 2½ points.

A 6-0 win over Park Beach has Coffs Ex-Services well placed leading grade six by six points from West Coffs who were 6-0 winners over Sawtell.

Nambucca Heads, on 21 points, and Macksville, on 18, look set to fight out grade seven with four rounds remaining.

The District Pairs competition commenced with rounds one and two played at Woolgoolga on Sunday.

Quarter and semi-finals will be played at Woolgoolga on Sunday with the all-Park Beach clash between Rick Southam and Cory Daley a highlight.

In other matches, Ben Proctor plays Ian Brien, H Aladadjian takes on Andrew King and Shayne Dodd meets Mark Delamere.


(Only skips named)

Round 1: I Brien (Wool) d E R Booth (Bell), 29-15, P Johnstone (SH) 29-15 d K Sharkey (U) 19-18, G Green (Saw) d B Sinnott (U) 25-15, H Aladadjian (SH) d D Holland (Wool) 28-9, A King (SP) d B Wardrop (PB) 27-11, J Abel (Saw) d B McDonnell (U) 20-19, R Southam (PB) d D Gilmore (NH) 29-12, G Beattie (NH) d C Adams (Wool) on forfeit, C Daley (PB) d P T Clarke (Saw) 20-15, G Blom (CHES) d J Wright (NH) 25-11, S Dodd (Wool) d S Hartigan (WC) 31-11, I Weldon (Saw) d M Wilson (WC) 27-10, G Colman (PB) d B Cullen (SH) 25-13, M Delamere (Bell) d G Wedlock (U) 20-14.

Round 2: B Proctor (Saw) d A Carver (PB) 19-17, I Brien D P Johnstone 23-11, H Aladadjian d G Green 20-18, A King d J Abel 21-20, R Southam d G Beattie 25-10, C Daley d G Blom 32-8, S Dodd d I Weldon 22-15, M Delamere d G Colman 19-11.

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