Flinders Ferals 9 d RSL Dynamite 7
In the upset of the round, Ferals prevailed against the fourth-placed Dynamite with a 3-1 final set after scores were tied at 6-6.
Despite the efforts of Bill Struensee and Brendon Raymond with four and two wins from their four frames respectively, a superior team effort from Ferals was the difference between the teams.
Neville Karger won three of his four frames, with Terry Forsyth, Bill and Brodie Taylor all winning two of their four frames.
RSL Cannons 11 d South Bulldogs 5
Leading by seven frames to one at the half time break, Cannons had set up too big of a lead against Bulldogs, who managed to tie the final two sets.
All players contributed in an even team effort from Cannons, with James Little, Dick Elliott and Tim Martlew winning three from four, and Brodie Grantham winning two frames.
Conversely, Andrew Reynolds with three from four was the only Bulldog with multiple frame wins.
Travellers Rest Gunners 11 d PABC Assassins 5
At the end of the third set, Assassins were in a position to cause a major upset against Gunners when they trailed by only two frames.
However, Gunners showed their class to close out the match with a 4-0 final set. They were led by Dave Allport, who was undefeated with four wins, and Dave Stirling, who won three from four, while Tim Allport and Tim O’Neill both won two of their three frames. Best player for Assassins was Dan Quigley with three from four.
Stirling Progress Cougars 13 d Travellers Rest Blue 3
The Blue team would have been extremely disappointed with their performance against Cougars, where they didn’t have a single player win multiple frames.
Meanwhile, all five players contributed to Cougars victory, with Bradley McKenzie making a welcome return with four wins, Will Tucker and Rhys Bavington both undefeated with three wins apiece, Dylan Baker winning two from four, and Tyler Bavington winning one of his two frames.
Central Bloods 8 tied with Central Red 8
This match went right down to the wire, with the Red team leading by one frame going into the last game, only to see Bloods’ Dale Khan prevail to tie the score.
Best players for Bloods were Brodie Tuip, who was undefeated with four wins, while Khan and Scott Mackinlay were successful in two of their four frames.
The Red team was best served by Kelvyn Rigden, who won the two frames that he played. Mick Barrett and Tom Buzzacott each won two from three, while Dani Grantham won one of her two games.