PABC Shooters 10 d RSL Woftam 5
Despite losing the first set 1-4, Woftam would have been reasonably content with the ensuing two sets that they lost 2-3, as they were playing with only four players.
Given the potential of an additional three wins if the fifth player had arrived, there was the possibility of a victory for Woftam. However nothing can be taken away from Shooters, who could do no more than win against the opposition with which they were provided.
Best players for Shooters were Mick Freeman (two from two plus one on forfeit), Norm Hinton (two from three), Jarrod Wallace and Michael Grimes, both with one from two plus one on forfeit. Woftam were best served by Cameron Reid and John Martin with two wins each from their three frames.
Gunners 13 d Central Red 2
This match turned out to be no more than a training run for Gunners, who completely dominated an under-performing Red team.
Gunners used seven players throughout the game and all of them tasted success, with Scott Mackinlay winning all three frames, while Taylor Meyer, Anthony Grantham, Tim Allport and Dave Allport all won their two.
Troy Coe and Rhys Bavington both won one from two – the latter player very pleased with his win. The only players to trouble the scorer for Centrals were Mick Barrett and Deane Adams.
Straight Outta Progress 8 d Sky Tavern Honeyants 7
After losing the first set 2-3, Progress brought the scores back to 5-5, setting up the match for a thrilling finish in the final set.
Progress snuffed out any thoughts of a Honeyants victory by winning the next three frames.
For Progress, three players – Tom Baulderstone, Ben Thorpe and Joseph Langford – won two of their three frames.
James Buzzacott was the stand-out player for Honeyants, winning his three frames, while Jonathon Ed won two from three.
PABC Dynamite 8 d RSL Cannons 7
In the match of the round, these teams went head to head until the 14th frame when Clay Weidenbach defeated James Little to clinch a nail-biting victory for his team. It completed a good night for Weidenbach, who won his three frames.
Andy Ripley, with two from three including an eightball pot-out against Dick Elliot, was the only other player with multiple wins for the victors.
Cannons were best served by Brodie Tuip and Ian Long, who each won two from three.
Flinders Ferals 9 d Travellers Rest Blue 6
In an entertaining encounter, Ferals led 3-2 after the first set, while the Blue team won the second set 3-2.
Scores were level at 6-6 in the final set until Ferals pulled away, winning the last three frames to seal their victory.
For the winners, Neville Karger, Bill Taylor and Timm Thompson won two from three, while Terry Blaikie came off the interchange bench to win his one frame, thereby confirming his super-sub status at the expense of mascot Rose.
Simon McNicol was the stand-out player for the Blue team, winning his three frames, while three other players contributed with one win each.
The PA8BA extends its condolences to members of the Flinders Ferals team on the sudden passing of team member Stephen “Granny” Grantham. He will be missed by all.
There was little change in the premiership table after this round, with Gunners and South Bulldogs exchanging places in fourth and fifth respectively.
Neville Karger (Flinders Ferals) and Jarrod Wallace (PABC Shooters) jumped into the top eight players after successful rounds.