Women’s Saturday Pennant Wrap 2021-2022
1ST DIVISION RED
With only 2 rinks on a Saturday for the Women, the Saturday seasons are as cut throat as they come, with dominant performances needed in order for sides to secure the points and the aggregate.
Only 7 points separated 1st and 4th with constant movement of positions throughout the season. North Beach finished top of the ladder securing the right to host home finals.
North Beach faced off against Warnbro and put on a dominant display coming out winners 45-20. Old foes Manning 1 battled Mosman Park with a dominant rink win by Renate Coote’s win 26-8 help Mosman Park secure them the win 33-26.
In the end, the home ground advantage and a strong season saw North Beach winners of the 1st Division Red Pennant Flag against a challenging Mosman Park side.
1ST DIVISION BLUE NORTH
1st Division Blue North ended with not much separating 1st from 4th. Scarborough were impressive throughout the season finishing on top with 42.5 points, followed by North Beach, 2nd, and Osborne Park, 3rd, both sitting on 42 points. Warwick rounded up the four on 38 points just edging out Dalkeith Nedlands who sat on 37 points.
Both Semi Finals were nail biting finishes, seeing Scarborough face Warwick, and North Beach play Osborne Park. The Semi Final between North Beach and Osborne Park was a tight contest, with a rink draw and a rink win of just 5 shots going the way of North Beach. The Scarborough and Warwick match up came down to the wire, with both sides having considerable rink wins each, there was just one shot separating the two sides, with Warwick the victors by just one shot, 29-28.
The Final was set for Warwick v North Beach showdown, with the home ground advantage proving to great for Warwick to over come against North Beach. North Beach proved to be a force to be reckoned with in Saturday Pennants, taking two 1st Division Pennant Flags.
1ST DIVISION BLUE SOUTH
1st Division Blue South proved to be a different story than their counterparts in the North. Melville put on a dominant season finishing with 60 points to secure the top of the table position. South Perth continue to rise joined by Victoria Park Carlisle and Leeming 2 to round of the final four.
Melville demonstrated why they finished on top of the ladder with a strong performance against Leeming 2 in the Semi Final, winning 55-19. The Semi Final between South Perth and Victoria Park Carlisle was a closer contest with just 4 shots in the aggregate, Victoria Park Carlisle came away victorious, 36-32, to face Melville in the Final.
Once again the might of Melville was put on full display with the likes of Lisa Brannan, Donna Blackwell and Kaye Blackwell making up the back end they are a team that has shown to be formidable. Melville came away with the Pennant Flag with a 42-18 win over Victoria Park Carlisle. Melville become just the second team in history to win the 1st Division Blue South Flag and will be sure to make a major impact in 1st Division Red next season.
With three 2nd Division Colours, its a three-way battle to see who can grab the straight shot to the Grand Final and host a home Final, avoiding a Semi Final face-off. Kardinya managed to grab the top spot of the three, beating out Bayswater 1 by just half a point. Leaving a Semi Final match up of Yokine vs Bayswater 1.
Bayswater 1 came out firing against Yokine to win the Semi Final, 36-21, Bayswater 1 were on the path of making potential history coming into the Final, having never one a Women’s 1st Division Saturday Pennant throughout the clubs history.
The match proved to be Grand Final worthy with only a 2 shot difference with each side managing to pick up a rink win. In the end history was made as Bayswater 1 came out victors, 32-30, against a tough opponent in Kardinya.
The 3rd Division Pennant comes down to a cut throat all or nothing Final series, with only two colours, the top of the table of each faces off in Grand Final.
The Mt Lawley ladies followed suit with the rest of the club, on the rise, booking themselves a Grand Final spot and promotion to 2nd Division. Kardinya just managed to secure their position and promotion, finishing just half a point ahead of Perth & Tattersalls on the ladder.
The Mountaineers over came the Kats to walk away with the 3rd Division Pennant Flag, winning 37-26, helping to cap off a vey successful season from Mt Lawley.