MIRACLES do happen - and one occurred in the game between last year's champions Col Carter and Claudia O'Donnell and Chris Kane playing with Leonie Gilford on Sunday morning when six games were played. On the 12th end of the allocated 21 end encounter, Col and Claudia looked as though they had the game in their keeping when they led 21-4, however, the tenacity of their opponents could not be underestimated. From there on Col and his partner could only muster 2 more shots. On the 19th end Chris and Leonie were down six shots 23-17 and they fought back from the dead to take the final two ends with seven shots to win by a shot 24-23 to now go into the next round.
Laurel Dennes and her husband Glen put to rest the aspirations of the other couple - Peter and Elaine Holden with the final result being 18-13 in a game where the Dennes's got away to an early lead at the halfway mark 11-3 and held on to also go further in the competition.
Jim Gillogly and Narelle Foy skipped away early to lead Laurie Mullen and Narelle Boyd 12 nil, however, in a game where each team got six shots on an end the final result was Jim and his partner holding on to win 27-25.
Playing on Saturday afternoon in a close game Peter Hall playing with Robyn Gillogly led all the way against last year's runners up Lillian Cross and Alan Cox with the final result being 18-14.
John Black and Gwen Bell came up against Tom Moore and Denise Polley and there was not much separating the teams in the early stages, however, Tom and Denise pulled away to eventually win 21-15.
Mick Hollebone and his wife Maureen put up a good effort and were on equal points at 15 on the 17th end against Karen Charlton and Graeme Walker. However, Graeme and his partner then took control to win 21-17.
Norma Platt as skip played with Greg Bartlett and on the 11th end they led 16-13 but then fell away against Graeme Ireland and his partner Nancy Sandford who eventually took the game 21-17.
WARWICK Lewis skipped his team of Tim Richardson and Guy Watts to get a +16 to be the best of the day. Col Hinton and Ben Wolters got a +6 over Rex Thomas and Jake Kennett and in the remaining game of triples Peter Williams, Dallas Hammond and Gerry De Pyper had a + result over Ian Scarr, Eric Weir and Bryan Page.
TAKING home the big trays of meat were Glen Pope, Daniel Leadbeater and John Black with their score of 27-2 against Mick Hollebone, Jay Kliendienst and Rod Payton. Other meat trays went to Hunter Payton and Tony Colechin and they had an 18-10 victory against Trevor Abbott and Peter Kriss. Jim Gillogly, Cliff Bush and Alan Cox got a 19-7 result over Barry Smith, Brad Humphries and Nick Savage. Brian Flood, Neville Bell and Wayne Goward had a 20-12 win over Snow and Rod Trenchard who had Paul Swan with them.
WINNING this event were Alan Cox and Mick Hollebone with their +11 against Mal Cannon and Guy Watts. Coming in next were Glen Dennes and Robyn Gillogly with a +10 against Jim Gillogly and June Pedron. In the remaining games Ron Lollback and Leonie Gilford had a +10 win over George Floyd and Janet Nash and Peter and Elaine Holden got up with a +8 over Lillian Cross and Glen Gilford.
Saturday Versatile Open
PLAYING three games of six ends, the winning combination was that of Barry Smith and Col Watson by winning all games and a margin of 11. Runners up were Ian Scarr and Daniel Leadbeater also winning each game and a margin of four.
In other games Peter Holden and Norma Platt came in with two wins and a loss.
Graeme Ireland and Howard Snelson had a win, a loss and a drawn game. Rex Dawson and Snow Trenchard had a win and two losses.
Peter Williams and Guy Watts had two drawn games and a loss. With a draw and two losses were Greg Bartlett and Stan Burnell-Jones.
Without winning a game were Leonie Gilford and Jim Gillogly.
WINGHAM Tigers League 'Old-Boys' are playing their Taree opponents at 9.30am. At 1pm there will be single entries for an open event.
AT 9am a visitation of approx 18 men from Port City and players are required.