Home advantage the difference for Henty

A HOME team was successful in the recent Henty invitation triples tournament.

Kim Maher, Glen Harrison and skip Kerry Boyle finished with five wins from six games to top the field and take the major prizemoney in the annual event.

But it was tough going in the final game when they had to defeat another Henty team of Colin Thiele, George Beckett and Noel Stein.

Stein’s team was unbeaten after four games, but suffered narrow losses in the next two to drop out of the prizemoney.

His team put considerable pressure on the other Henty team, but Boyle finally won by two shots.

He finished with five wins plus 36 shots, 10 shots ahead of the Narrandera combination of Geoff Angove, Peter Durnan and skip Lou Alchin, who likewise had five wins.

Seven teams won four games, but Wodonga’s Ashley Bates also managed a draw along with his four wins to be third.

He combined with fellow Wodonga A1 player Bob Harbridge and Peter Hattam, who travelled from the NSW coast to play.

The Wagga RAFC team of John Hetherington, Pedro Rudd and skip Apollo Birch was fourth with four wins plus 37 shots.

A composite team of Brian Harrop, Russell Schmidt and John Dawson was fifth with four wins plus 27 shots.

Twenty eight teams from Wodonga, Albury, Tumut, Temora, Howlong, Bacchus Marsh, Wagga, Narrandera, Rand, Culcairn, Lavington, Corowa and Henty competed for $4000 in prizemoney.