PABC Dynamite 9 d Straight Outta Progress 6
After winning the opening sets 2-3 and 4-1, Progress looked to be in a position to cause a major upset heading into the final set.
However, they capitulated by failing to win a frame and, as a consequence, Dynamite hold on to top position as they enter the final round.
Best players for the winners were Ashley Bemmerl (3/3), Rob Duke and Clay Weidenbach (both 2/3).
Gunners 13 d Travellers Rest Blue 2
Gunners moved into second position on the premiership table with another convincing win against the Blue team, which will have to show dramatic improvement to challenge for a top eight spot. With the perfect 5-0 start to proceedings, Gunners did not let up, winning the final two sets by 4-1.
Anthony Grantham triumphed in his three frames, while Scott Mackinlay, Dave Allport and Rhys Bavington all won two from two.
South Bulldogs 10 d PABC Shooters 5
After their surprise defeat in the last round, Bulldogs pulled off their own big upset with a win over the second-placed Shooters, who have now dropped to third as a consequence. With an opening set of 5-0, Bulldogs continued to apply the pressure, winning the second set 3-2, before running out comfortable winners overall.
Bulldogs had many contributors on the night, with Dewayne Pieters again the standout player with three wins.
RSL Cannons 13 d Central Red 2
There were predictions of a 15-0 whitewash prior to the commencement of this match, but Central captain Trevor Toune had other ideas when he took the opening frame. However, it was not until Tom Buzzacott was successful in the second set that the Reds scored another win.
Cannons got some valuable practice for their assault on the premiership, with a percentage builder and all players contributing.
Peter Greatbatch won his three frames including an eightball pot-out, while Brodie Tuip came off the bench to win his two frames.