Berri Red, third at the end of the minor round, defeated minor premier Loxton Gold 62-48 in the grand final of division three in Saturday Pennant Bowls on Sunday.

But the result was hardly an upset as the Berri side appeared to finish the season more impressively and actually there was little between the teams in the season overall. Loxton Gold finished on 376 points, Waikerie Blue 344 and Berri Red 343.

Both sides had a ‘fright’ in the major round. Berri Red won 56-54 in an Elimination Final against Renmark and Loxton Gold just edged past Waikerie Blue 57-56 in a Semi Final. In the other Semi Final Berri Red looked set to seriously challenge for the title when it defeated Waikerie Gold 74-45.

In the Grand Final Berri Red won two of the three rinks. J Centofanti defeated P Vaughan 23-17, L Seltitzas won 24-11 from R Braddock and L Facci went down to J Vaughan 15-20.