Women’s Tuesday Pennant Wrap 2021-2022

by Kaitlin Tyrrell

Another great season of Professional’s Women’s Tuesday Pennants came to a close when six clubs received a pennant flag during a bumper finals day of action across two venues at Bassendean Bowling Club and Manning Memorial Bowling Club on Wednesday March 16th 2022.

Congratulations to all those that made it to finals and to the winners of the Pennant.

For full results click on the links below

Premier

1st Division White

1st Division Green North

1st Division Green South

2nd Division

3rd Division

4th Division

PREMIER DIVISON

This season came down to the wire with 2nd-5th spot up for grabs throughout the entire season. Manning sat comfortably on top whilst, Mosman Park, North Beach, Osborne Park and Melville all fought it out for the remaining spots.

Manning won the semi-final 67-56 against Mosman Park to secure their spot in the Grand Final. Whilst in the second Semi-final North Beach downed Osborne Park 64-55 to take on Mosman Park in the Preliminary final. Mosman Park proved to good for North Beach with a dominant 3 rink win 71-44, making it a Manning v Mosman Park Final once again.

With a 7 title winning streak under their belt Manning looked to make it 8 against old rivals Mosman Park. After a strong start by Mosman Park, the experience of Manning began to show with the rinks of Matthews and Hastings fighting back to win whilst the rink of Krstic kept it tight against a dangerous Warburton who stepped up to skip after Poletti was a late out. Winning 71-50 this makes it 13 titles out of the last 15 for Manning.

PREMIER DIVISION – MANNING MEMORIAL

1ST DIVISON WHITE

The battle for the guaranteed Grand Final spot between top of the tables Leeming 1 and Mundaring was a close contest with no more than 3 shots deciding the winner. In the end Leeming 1 was victorious 55-52 leaving Mundaring to face a Manning side coming off a 3 rink dominant performance against North Beach 75-51.

The Preliminary final was another nail biter between Mundaring and Manning coming down to another 3 point aggregate difference. Despite 2 rink wins with a 4 shot difference from Manning the rink of Shirley Ellis did enough to hold on to the aggregate with a 7 shot win, to make it 62-59 and take them into the Grand Final to face Leeming 1 once again.

Leeming 1 showed why they finished on top defeating Mundaring 67-55 to win the Pennant. Leeming and Mundaring both earned promotion finishing top of the table and will once again join Premier Division next season.

1ST DIVISION WHITE – LEEMING 1

1ST DIVISION GREEN NORTH

The finals of the 1st Division Green North was a close contest with the both Semi-finals won by just two shots. Warwick 1 defeated North Beach 2 55-53 and Sorrento defeated North Beach 1 69-67.

The Preliminary final was a different story with North Beach 2 defeating Sorrento comfortably, 75-41, mainly due to the rink of Wendy Robertson with a dominating 31-10 win.

Warwick 1 proved to good for North Beach 2, winning 61-49 to win the 1st Division Green North Pennant for the third time in recent history. As well as the Pennant, Warwick has earnt a place in 1st Division White next season after finishing on top of the ladder for the season.

1ST DIVISION GREEN NORTH – WARWICK 1

1ST DIVISION GREEN SOUTH

Warnbro went into these finals looking to cement their own slice of history and make it back-to-back Pennant titles and were set to face off against table of the table Rossmoyne.

Despite finishing top of the tables Warnbro proved to good for Rossmoyne defeating them 64-50 to book a place in the Grand Final once again. The Semi-final between Byford and Cockburn was anyone’s game with both teams finishing the season with 61 points each. The result showed how close these two are with Cockburn winning by just 3 points to face Rossmoyne in the Preliminary final.

The Preliminary final showed what finals are all about with Cockburn winners against Rossmoyne by just 1 point, 60-59, to book their place in the Grand Final against Warnbro.

Despite Cockburn picking up 2 rink wins, the rink of Elaine Meehan carried Warnbro over the lie with a 22-8 win to secure the Pennant, 52-46 for Warnbro and make it back-to-back Pennant titles. Rossmoyne will now join their 1st Division Green North counterparts in 1st Division White next season.

1ST DIVISION GREEN SOUTH – WARNBRO

2ND DIVISION

Mt Lawley, Scarborough and Forrestfield & Districts all cemented their spots comfortable in the top ladder position with Leeming only just securing their position by just half a point over Gosnells 1.

Scarborough had the home ground advantage against Leeming coming out victores 65-56, whilst Forrestfield & Districts came up winners against Mt Lawley 66-58.

In the end Scarborough proved to good for the Forrestfield & Districts side with a 28-13 rink win helping secure the Pennant 64-48.

This is Scarborough’s first Pennant title since 2013 and they will look to make a splash in 1st Division Green along with Mt Lawley, Forrestfield & Districts and Leeming.

2ND DIVISION – SCARBOROUGH

3RD DIVISION

The introduction of Open Gender was a welcome change to many clubs that in the past found it difficult to field full sides of women.

Kwinana, South Perth, Forrestfield & Districts and Perth & Tattersalls all booked their places in the 3rd Division Pennant Finals.

Perth & Tattersalls took the Semi-Final win 56-40 against Kwinana with a 28-7 rink win helping carry them over the line. South Perth vs Forrestfield & Districts was a 1 point thriller, despite Forrestfield & Districts taking a 35-14 shot rink win, South Perth managed to hold on and earn a spot in the Grand Final.

The Final between South Perth and Perth & Tattersalls was anyone’s game with each side winning one rink each by just 1 shot, the rink of Peita Alberti secured the win with a 22-10 shot win to make it a South Perth victory 58-46.

South Perth are quickly making a name for themselves and rising up the ranks adding this title to their 4th Division Pennant title last year and earning promotion to 2nd Division with Kwinana, Gosnells 1, Safety Bay 3, Merriwa AFA 1, Bayswater Forrestfield & Districts and Perth & Tattersalls also following suite.

3RD DIVISION – SOUTH PERTH

4TH DIVISION

With only two colours of 4th Division, the Pennant Finals are as cut throat as they come. With the top of the ladders for each colour, Bull Creek AFA and Joondalup, facing off for the Pennant in the Grand Final and only two rinks, its do or die for each side.

Bull Creek AFA came into the Grand Final red hot favourites with 11 Wins, 1 Loss and 2 Draws compared to Joondalup’s 6 Wins, 3 Losses and 3 Draws as well as 2 Bye rounds.

In the end a 24-11 rink win for Bull Creek AFA pulled them over the line for Pennant glory for their first title recent history.

Bull Creek AFA and Joondalup will be joined by Kwinana and Nollamara in 3rd Division next season.

4TH DIVISION – BULL CREEK AFA

Well done and congratulations to all Women’s Tuesday Pennant players on a fantastic season and we look forward to seeing what the next season will bring!