Red Hill Clinch Finals Spots

Wow, what a great weekend for the Hill, winning in all three grades to host two home finals in Second and Fifth Division and an away final for the First Division.Div 1 got the job done at Ferny Grove, now for "Take Three" against the Eagles ..... MOMENTUM IS WITH US! Div 2 survived a strong challenge from the Grove at the Grove and prevailed, now for the Saints ..... ONE MORE TIME! Div 5 held off a desperate Ferny Grove and booked a home final against Toowong..... LET'S GET THIS DONE! DA SPUD FILZ ........ featuring the WIRKZ of the BROZ BIRKZ! Saturday was crunch day for Red Hill and Ferny Grove in Division One with the winner going to the final against Enoggera. The Spud has been reliably informed that the great Ferny Grove had not missed a Division One final in 25 years. Red Hill was looking to defend it's title and reverse a round one loss. So, both sides had plenty to play for. Red Hill's performances over the last 5 weeks have been highlighted by the work of the upfront men at lead and second and while most of them played well on Saturday, it was the inspirational play of the 3 skips that stood out. In Squirta, Macca and Chappie we have three very different individuals, who each bring something different and would make the complete bowler if you could combine all three into one. Although that is a scary thought!!!!!!! Most of Saturday's game was relatively close but our skips kept us focused on the job and our noses in front. Macca's rink had a tight tussle most of the day and prevailed by 3 after scoring a 7 and 5 early on. Chappie and Squirta had the troops firing and after building solid leads they really put the nails in the Ferny Grove "coffin" by collectively scoring 18 shots over the last 5 ends. Talk about icing the cake. So, a superb win by 77 to 45, a spot in next week's final and the end of an amazing run of finals for Ferny Grove. The 3 sides are gelling well and it augers well for the final. Congrats also to Div 2 and 5, who are also in finals at home. The BOG Award this week was a tough one with several recent winners mentioned but The Spud feels the 3 skips are worthy nominees. But how to find a winner. There's no way so the award is shared by all 3. They each win tickets to the recently released Spielberg movie - The Chap Who Squirted at Macca's. I hope they go together, have dinner beforehand and chat about how they can morph into each other!!! Come onnnnnnnn!!!!!!! Till next time Spud DIV 2 @ Away @ Ferny Grove - (thanks Warren Birksy for the report!) For the final home and away game, our Div 2 team ventured out to meet our traditional 'enemy' at Ferny Grove. The Rollers were guaranteed top spot on the table regardless of the result, but matches against Ferny are always going to be hard fought. For a bit of extra spice, a big win for the Grove opened the door for a finals playoff spot. Enough to say that YES, it WAS hard fought. Early on the Rollers were struggling to find form. The green was running very nicely, probably about 16 seconds. The wind was quite strong, flukey and gusty at times. It seemed to suit the home team in the early stages. PC had the toughest task. Along with Ando, Goof and Doodle, he drew a team full of (sometime) first division players in Messrs Hill, Jamieson, Snelgrove and Dawson. After 8 ends our boys were down 1-15 and could not get a look in. At that stage, this game was the most significant rink in terms of the overall match. The other 2 rinks were quite close. A comeback was really necessary and certainly no more lost ground. It did get a little worse becoming 4-20 after 13 but then some determined bowling turned things around. We scored a 5 then a 3 at a crucial time and then fought all the way to the finish. The final score was a loss, but by only 15-23. A massive save in the overall scheme. This was a particularly draining game. PC earned himself a drink but Ando was too mentally drained to enjoy his red cordial after the game! Great effort though. Doc had his land legs back and skipped Almighty, Aka and Birksy against Ernie Bond and co. This one was tight most of the day and got to 9 all after 11 ends. The home team then picked up a few shots and got away to lead 10-16 after 16 ends. The 'big board' was looking very grim at this stage. After getting to 12-17 after 18 ends, the Doc played the shot of the match to remove an opposition bowl with a powerful drive, leaving the Rollers holding 4 shots. Doc had driven and just missed a couple of times earlier in the match - but this one was right on target. It rattled the Grovians and they failed to win another shot in the game. The Rollers snuck home by 19-17. So we needed a big win on our final rink and this one saw Ned skip Jamie, Frank and Razor. Again it was tight early and the Grove's skip, the infamous Pottsy, was converting shots regularly. Ned led by 11-9 after 11 ends but then - GOLD. Our boys picked up a great 6 with contributions from all. Suddenly a break and out to a 17-9 lead. Again the home team was a bit rattled and could not recover in the remaining ends. With a great team effort, the Roillers went on to win this one by 24-14. So overall it was a Red Hill win by 58-54. A wonderful season for our Division 2 team, losing just the one match. All involved should be pleased with their efforts. However it means very little unless we can go on with the job next week and defeat St Lucia in the final at home on Saturday. The Div 2 win capped another great day for the Rollers, with wins also in Divs 1 and 5. Three teams and three Grand Finals; two of them at Home. Sensational effort, so let's now finish the job!! GO THE HILL! DIV 5 Home V Ferny Grove - (thanks Gregory Birksy for the report!) This was the Rollers final home and away game. A win was essential to ensure a home final. A loss could see the team eliminated from the finals altogether. Needless to say tensions were running high for both teams as they took to the green. Conditions were excellent and the green very fast. On rink 4 our team of 'Killer' Kable, 'Green Dog', Smokin' Joe and skipped by Al Daniel got away to an even start. The scores were toing and froing in the early stages and after seven ends the Rollers were leading 5-4. The match remained evenly poised and after fourteen ends the home side led 12-9. The game took a turn for the worse, when the opposition scored five shots on the fifteenth end. Single shots to the home team on the next two ends had the scores level 14-14. (Anyone's game). Unfortunately, the pressure got to the home side and they gave up twelve shots in the final four ends to lose 14-26. On rink 5 Dave Lee, 'Shirley' Birks, The Kirkinator and Youngster started well scoring three shots on the first end. However, excellent bowls from the opposition lead (Ray Simpson), well backed up by their skip Colm McVeigh had the rollers trailing 4-9 after seven ends. 'Shirley' was playing a good game for the hillbillies and continued to pepper the jack and place bowls in the head. This gave Kirkinator and Youngster something to work with. After fourteen ends the game was still in the balance with the rollers trailing 9-14. Whilst Greg (Shirley) continued to bowl well, the battle between Kirkinator and Youngster and the oppositions Perry and McVeigh was very intriguing. With each bowl the momentum shifted favouring one team then the other. The opposition won on a points decision. Ferny kicked away to a 17-11 lead on the eighteenth end and situation was looking grim for the rollers. Not to be outdone the home team scored four shots in the final three ends to go down 15-17. A very hard fought game. The result was now down to our 'number one' team of 'Fillet', Dan K, Cunno (and the pigs) skipped by the man Bob Morton. The home side started slowly falling behind 0-2 after two ends. However, a 'six' on end three rectified the position. After seven ends the rollers had moved to a 10-5 lead and were starting to take control. This is where the team went into overdrive. Well led by 'Fillet' and great follow up bowls from all team members the hillbillies led 18-7 after fourteen ends. The rollers continued to dominate over the remaining ends and scored six shots on the twenty-first end to run out convincing 31-9 winners. The final score ROLLERS 60 Ferny Grove 52 and a home final next week. An excellent effort by all players that represented the club in Div 5 this season. See you all at the grand final .....

September 11, 2017

Div 1  got the job done at Ferny Grove, now for “Take Three” against the Eagles ….. MOMENTUM IS WITH US!

Div 2  survived a strong challenge from the Grove at the Grove and prevailed, now for the Saints ….. ONE MORE TIME!

Div 5  held off a desperate Ferny Grove and booked a home final against Toowong….. LET’S GET THIS DONE!

 

DA SPUD FILZ …….. featuring the WIRKZ of the BROZ BIRKZ!

 

Saturday was crunch day for Red Hill and Ferny Grove in Division One with the winner going to the final against Enoggera. The Spud has been reliably informed that the great Ferny Grove had not missed a Division One final in 25 years. Red Hill was looking to defend it’s title and reverse a round one loss. So, both sides had plenty to play for.

 

Red Hill’s performances over the last 5 weeks have been highlighted by the work of the upfront men at lead and second and while most of them played well on Saturday, it was the inspirational play of the 3 skips that stood out. In Squirta, Macca and Chappie we have three very different individuals, who each bring something different and would make the complete bowler if you could combine all three into one. Although that is a scary thought!!!!!!!

 

Most of Saturday’s game was relatively close but our skips kept us focused on the job and our noses in front. Macca’s rink had a tight tussle most of the day and prevailed by 3 after scoring a 7 and 5 early on. Chappie and Squirta had the troops firing and after building solid leads they really put the nails in the Ferny Grove “coffin” by collectively scoring 18 shots over the last 5 ends. Talk about icing the cake.

 

So, a superb win by 77 to 45, a spot in next week’s final and the end of an amazing run of finals for Ferny Grove. The 3 sides are gelling well and it augers well for the final. Congrats also to Div 2 and 5, who are also in finals at home.

 

The BOG Award this week was a tough one with several recent winners mentioned but The Spud feels the 3 skips are worthy nominees. But how to find a winner. There’s no way so the award is shared by all 3. They each win tickets to the recently released Spielberg movie – The Chap Who Squirted at Macca’s. I hope they go together, have dinner beforehand and chat about how they can morph into each other!!!

 

Come onnnnnnnn!!!!!!!

 

Till next time

Spud

 

 

 

DIV 2 @ Away @ Ferny Grove – (thanks Warren Birksy for the report!)

 

For the final home and away game, our Div 2 team ventured out to meet our traditional ‘enemy’ at Ferny Grove.

The Rollers were guaranteed top spot on the table regardless of the result, but matches against Ferny are always going to be hard fought. For a bit of extra spice, a big win for the Grove opened the door for a finals playoff spot.

 

Enough to say that YES, it WAS hard fought.

 

Early on the Rollers were struggling to find form. The green was running very nicely, probably about 16 seconds. The wind was quite strong, flukey and gusty at times. It seemed to suit the home team in the early stages.

 

PC had the toughest task. Along with Ando, Goof and Doodle, he drew a team full of (sometime) first division players in Messrs Hill, Jamieson, Snelgrove and Dawson. After 8 ends our boys were down 1-15 and could not get a look in.  At that stage, this game was the most significant rink in terms of the overall match. The other 2 rinks were quite close. A comeback was really necessary and certainly no more lost ground. It did get a little worse becoming 4-20 after 13 but then some determined bowling turned things around. We scored a 5 then a 3 at a crucial time and then fought all the way to the finish. The final score was a loss, but by only 15-23. A massive save in the overall scheme.

This was a particularly draining game.  PC earned himself a drink but Ando was too mentally drained to enjoy his red cordial after the game! Great effort though.

 

Doc had his land legs back and skipped Almighty, Aka and Birksy against Ernie Bond and co.  This one was tight most of the day and got to 9 all after 11 ends.  The home team then picked up a few shots and got away to lead 10-16 after 16 ends.  The ‘big board’ was looking very grim at this stage.  After getting to 12-17 after 18 ends, the Doc played the shot of the match to remove an opposition bowl with a powerful drive, leaving the Rollers holding 4 shots. Doc had driven and just missed a couple of times earlier in the match – but this one was right on target. It rattled the Grovians and they failed to win another shot in the game.  The Rollers snuck home by 19-17.

 

So we needed a big win on our final rink and this one saw Ned skip Jamie, Frank and Razor. Again it was tight early and the Grove’s skip, the infamous Pottsy, was converting shots regularly. Ned led by 11-9 after 11 ends but then – GOLD. Our boys picked up a great 6 with contributions from all. Suddenly a break and out to a 17-9 lead. Again the home team was a bit rattled and could not recover in the remaining ends. With a great team effort, the Roillers went on to win this one by 24-14.

 

So overall it was a Red Hill win by 58-54. 

A wonderful season for our Division 2 team, losing just the one match. All involved should be pleased with their efforts. However it means very little unless we can go on with the job next week and defeat St Lucia in the final at home on Saturday.

 

The Div 2 win capped another great day for the Rollers, with wins also in Divs 1 and 5. Three teams and three Grand Finals; two of them at Home.  Sensational effort, so let’s now finish the job!!

GO THE HILL!

 

 

DIV 5 Home V Ferny Grove – (thanks Gregory Birksy for the report!)

 

 

This was the Rollers final home and away game. A win was essential to ensure a home final. A loss could see the team eliminated from the finals altogether.

Needless to say tensions were running high for both teams as they took to the green. Conditions were excellent and the green very fast.

 

On rink 4 our team of ‘Killer’ Kable, ‘Green Dog’, Smokin’ Joe and skipped by Al Daniel got away to an even start. The scores were toing and froing in the early stages and after seven ends the Rollers were leading 5-4. The match remained evenly poised and after fourteen ends the home side led 12-9.

The game took a turn for the worse, when the opposition scored five shots on the fifteenth end. Single shots to the home team on the next two ends had the scores level 14-14. (Anyone’s game).

Unfortunately, the pressure got to the home side and they gave up twelve shots in the final four ends to lose 14-26.

 

On rink 5 Dave Lee, ‘Shirley’ Birks, The Kirkinator and Youngster started well scoring three shots on the first end. However, excellent bowls from the opposition lead (Ray Simpson), well backed up by their skip Colm McVeigh had the rollers trailing 4-9 after seven ends.

‘Shirley’ was playing a good game for the hillbillies and continued to pepper the jack and place bowls in the head. This gave Kirkinator and Youngster something to work with. After fourteen ends the game was still in the balance with the rollers trailing 9-14.

Whilst Greg (Shirley) continued to bowl well, the battle between Kirkinator and Youngster and the oppositions Perry and McVeigh was very intriguing. With each bowl the momentum shifted favouring one team then the other. The opposition won on a points decision.

Ferny kicked away to a 17-11 lead on the eighteenth end and situation was looking grim for the rollers.

Not to be outdone the home team scored four shots in the final three ends to go down 15-17. A very hard fought game.

 

The result was now down to our ‘number one’ team of ‘Fillet’, Dan K, Cunno (and the pigs) skipped by the man Bob Morton.

The home side started slowly falling behind 0-2 after two ends. However, a ‘six’ on end three rectified the position. After seven ends the rollers had moved to a 10-5 lead and were starting to take control.

This is where the team went into overdrive.

Well led by ‘Fillet’ and great follow up bowls from all team members the hillbillies led 18-7 after fourteen ends. The rollers continued to dominate over the remaining ends and scored six shots on the twenty-first end to run out convincing 31-9 winners.

 

The final score ROLLERS 60 Ferny Grove 52 and a home final next week.

An excellent effort by all players that represented the club in Div 5 this season.

 

See you all at the grand final …..