On Tuesday, two potential finalists in Monbulk 1 and Warburton clashed at Monbulk. Jim Bras’ rink had a close contest early and were two shots down after the eighth end. They then won four multiples in a row to lead by 12 shots after twelve ends.
Their opponents then responded by winning six of the next seven ends to be within two shots with one end to play. The Monbulk rink lost the last end, but were able to hold on to victory by one shot, 23 to 22. Peter Koomens rink had big swings in their game after scores were tied at 14 ends.
The Monbulk rink then lost nine shots in three ends to trail by that margin. They then won the next three ends to level the scores going into the last end. Koomen’s rink was able to win the shot on the last end to win 23 to 22.
Eric Markham’s rink was all tied after 10 ends. They then won the next five ends to lead by seven shots and were able to hang on losing the last four ends to win by three shots, 18 to 15.
This gave Monbulk the overall win by five shots, 64 to 59.
Monbulk 2 played away at Hampton Park and were unable to come away with any points. Graeme Goller’s rink led by one shot after 9 ends, but then lost the next five ends to fall behind by 10 shots. They then won five of the last seven ends to go down by four shots, 20 to 24.
Eric Furby’s rink was one shot in front after thirteen ends, but did not trouble the scorer again to lose by 10 shots, 11 to 21.
Graeme Seymour’s rink was only one shot down after 13 ends, but then dropped a number of multiples to lose by 14 shots, 15 to 29.
Monbulk lost the overall by 28 shots, 46 to 74. Monbulk 3 travelled to Donvale and struggled with their green.
Bruce Cockerill’s rink was two shots down after six ends, but then fell away dropping a number of multiples to lose by 30 shots, 13 to 43. Peter Lee’s rink led by one shot after seven ends, but won only three more ends to lose by 16 shots, 10 to 26. Mike Harris’ rink trailed early, but by the twelfth end were three shots in front. They were one shot down with two ends to play, but dropped a seven on the last end to lose by 10 shots, 15 to 25.