It was a battle of the best at Trevallyn today with East Launceston travelling to play the Trevallyn team that sat in second at the start of the day.
The Trevallyn side rallied and with the lead changing throughout the afternoon ‘The Friendlies’ came out on top when it mattered.
East had their chances to win in the dying stages but Trevallyn were too good overall, getting up by three shots for a 9-3 win.
Adam Gurr had a 22-all draw with Roger Long who has stepped up into Premier skipping from Division One just two weeks ago.
Josh Appleyard was the big winner from Trevallyn, proving that he has well and truly stepped up in the absence of the Sims brothers this year, pressing for Northern selection in the final two rounds of the Statewide Challenge. His rink of Mick Oliver, Bree Mabb and Jason Lane were no match for the Summers-skipped East rink.
Robert McMullen was solid all day, but the nine-shot rink win he had was not enough on the day, playing the last end overall against Dan Hollingsworth who played well enough to get the win for his side.
North Launceston have found some form with a 12-0 win over Cosgrove Park at Cosgrove.
It was a battle of the best at Trevallyn.
Tim Douce was in fine form, converting at ease and proving that the Comer, Gamble and Baker front end is a winning combination.
Alan Gamble has been steady all year, and did not disappoint today at Cosgrove Park.
Brodie Baker stepped down after holding the reigns for the Douce rink last week, and did his bit in the rinks six-shot win over John Seaton.
David Minns lined up against the in-form Terrence Manion, and fought it out for a 24-shot win. The slower, young gun Patrick Oldham, played some big bowls to help the rink kick.
Jarrod Howard decided that long ends were their best shot at a win, and Brett Avent did his part.
Andrew Whitmore did better than his afternoon tea speech on his 23rd birthday, playing well when required.
Scottsdale took 10 points from Kings Meadows in a tight contest. The game was all tied up coming in to the last end overall, and Wayne Churchill’s rink of Jean Claridge, Logyn Curtis and Beau Hoskinson took a five on the last end to win the game for the travelling side.
Ian Edwards, Craig Bennett, Mike Hansell and Rob Claridge had a good win on their rink against Shane Davern.
Dennis Page took the only points for Kings Meadows with a 20 shot win over Barry Dennis.
In Division Four, the North Launceston rink skipped by Marcus Brill scored an eight, with good bowls by his rink of Don Bullock, Ross Fraser and Jan Bishop.