Women’s Tuesday Pennant Finals Wrap

by Aaron Delaporte

The Blooms The Chemist Women’s Tuesday Pennant finals were completed yesterday. In a change from the usual format Bowls WA made a late decision to split the finals across three venues in order to comply with government regulations around Covid-19. Host clubs Yokine (Premier, 1st White and 4th Div), Osborne Park (1st Green South and North) and Manning ( 2nd and 3rd Division) did a sterling job of providing great venues for the finals to go ahead.

Seven different clubs were awarded a flag whilst the traditional pennant badges for individuals will be available at a later date for these clubs to award to their players.

PREMIER LEAGUE

Manning 64 def Mosman Park 58
In one of the closest Premier League finals in recent times Manning again showed their ability and proved just a touch too good for regular rivals Mosman Park. The match was wide open at the half way mark before Manning edged away in the second half of the encounter. The rink of Helen Heal, Karina Gale, Robyn Jolly and Krstina Krstic instrumental in the victory with a 26-13 win. Heal in particular was outstanding but all players were solid in a great display for Manning as they completely dominated the last 8 ends of the contest. Mosman Park fought hard all day and should be very proud of their efforts in the final. For Manning it is a remarkable sixth straight flag and their 11th in 13 seasons.

1ST DIVISION WHITE

Leeming 1 52 def Mosman Park 1 45
Leeming finished on top of 1st White and held solid in the finals series to claim the flag. Again a very tight final against Mosman Park who battled hard all day before Leeming urged on from a vocal support crew lifted over the last half of the match to secure the win. The big winner for Leeming was the rink of Jan Pass, Chris Bolt, Lucy Tinely and Sue Neill 24-11.  Victoria Park Carlisle who finished second but missed the grand final will join Leeming in a return to Premier League in season 2020/21.

1ST DIVISION GREEN NORTH

Warwick 57 def Scarborough 51
In another great final it was Warwick who took the 1st Green North flag. After defeating top of the ladder Sorrento both two shots in the semi finals they overcame a resilient Scarborough by six in the final. Klaire Hughes rink of Sue Hinge, Cheryle Smith and Gail Davies had a great finals series winning by 17 shots in the semi final and eight in the final.

1ST DIVISION GREEN SOUTH

Willetton 63 def Rockingham 42
Probably the most dominant team across the Women’s Tuesday Pennant competition Willetton’s 1st Green South team were superb in the finals series taking their semi final by 36 shots against Dalkeith Nedlands before winning the grand final by 19 against Rockingham. Margaret Parise’s side with a big 18 shot win in the final supported by Margaret Berson’s rink who also prevailed by 13. Willetton and Sorrento (top of Green North) now earn promotion to 1st White for 2020/21.

2ND DIVISION

Warnbro 1 68 def Warwick 51
Warnbro have capped of an outstanding season in 2nd Division by defeating Warwick in an entertaining Grand Final at Manning. Having only lost 2 games in the home and away season, Warnbro earned the right to host the first day of finals by comfortably having the highest points total across the 4 colour winners. A solid win in the Semi Final up against Kalamunda put them in good stead for their clash against Warrick who overcame Merriwa AFA 2 in their Semi Final clash. The outstanding rink for Warnbro proved to be Vera Meehan(sk), Lorelle Watson, Susanne Webster and Lynette Balding who controlled the aggregate board from the start to eventually run out 38-6 victors on their rink.

3RD DIVISION

Safety Bay 56 def North Beach 42
Safety Bay and North Beach came together in the Grand Final of 3rd Division after both teams were able to shake off their opponents in the Semi Finals the previous day. Safety Bay was the highest ranked colour winner and earnt the right to host the Semi Finals on the Tuesday. Kalamunda made the trip down the hill to the coast but were unable to overcome the host club, while North Beach took the honors over Glen Forrest in the other Semi Final. While there was not much in the aggregate all day, Safety Bay always had their nose in front with the rink of Coralie Beswick(sk), Jean Spalding, Norma Cox and Bianca Taylor proving to be the match winner with a 21-12 rink win.

4TH DIVISION

Perth & Tatts 49 def Hollywood-Subi 30
Regular fourth division finalists Perth and Tatts played Hollywood Subiaco once again to decide the title. Both clubs only have a limited number of players however they relish the opportunity in this grade to perform at their best.

Results from all Women’s Tuesday Pennant competitions available on the Bowls WA Competition Portal