In the Premier League Latrobe was brought back to reality after their massive win last week, only just getting on top of a gallant Devonport Eagles side by six shots.
At the afternoon tea break the Eagles were leading by 18 shots but unfortunately they could not sustain the momentum. Rinks were shared.
Garry Courtney had nine shots up his sleeve against Clinton Steers winning 24-15 and Anthony Johns with good backup from Phillip Moore, Corey Mundy and Neville Smith, won 23-16 over Ken Anderson.
The Douce boys suffered loses with Greg going down to Tristan Bakes, Michael Higginson, Phillip Rockliffe and Garry Powell 21-28 and Tim finished three behind Greg Williamson 25-22.
South Burnie pulled off a minor surprise by defeating the Ulverstone Robins by 34 shots after being successful on three rinks. It was not the fact that they won that was the surprise but the ease with which they did it.
Ricki Richardson with support from Peter Lockhart, Robert Symons and Peter O'Donnell almost doubled Rocket Horton, defeating him 29-15. Almost as impressive was the Cameron Windram, Vaughan Eaves, Tom Duff, Gerard McCarthy rink who defeated Sam McLean 28-16.
The remaining winning rink for South was the Jaryd Brown team who finished 27-18 in front of Eden Moore.
It was left to Colin Wilcox, Alan Carver, Bob Franklin and Damien Pankhurst to salvage two points for the Robins. Interestingly the two in-form rinks, namely Josh Appleyard for South Burnie and the Robins' Eden Moore, both went down.
Port Sorell kept themselves in contention for a final four position by winning their fourth game for the season, defeating Penguin by five shots.
They can thank the Paul Marshall, Codi Marshall, Luke Darke, Amy White rink for the win as they inflicted a rare loss on the usually-reliable Shane Stanfield 23-14, although the Two Blues; Cameron Griffiths, Wayne Willcox, Trevor Docking, Alison Venn rink almost negated the Port win by defeating Aaron Jago 24-18. The second rink win was the Josh Marshall rink who defeated Peter French 23-20.
The Two Blues' second rink winner was Jacob Brown, Grant Youd, Colin Brown and Dave Jeffrey who snuck in by one shot over Luke Marshall.
As predicted Burnie had no difficulty getting the better of the Wynyard Cats, defeating them on all rinks by 41 shots 115-74. David Gamble with strong support from Jason Morrisby, Robert Pyke and Baylen Jones scored a convincing 32-15-shot win over Grant Crowe.
Mark Nitz, Nigel Melbourne, Trevor Carpenter and Patrick Saltmarsh were almost as effective defeating Justin Redman 33-17.
Patrick Smith was more conservative with his 30-23-shot margin over John Neal, and Tony Simpson had the solitary one shot up his sleeve against Tony Haneveer 20-19.
As things stand the ladder is Latrobe, Burnie, South Burnie, Penguin, Ulverstone, Port Sorell, Devonport Eagles, Wynyard.