Unconfirmed reports are that Loxton, after finishing 3rd at the end of the minor round defeated Waikerie (4th) in today’s final of the Midweek Triples Bowls competition.
This is history repeating itself. In this season’s knockout semi finals Loxton defeated second ranked Renmark and Waikerie achieved the ‘impossible’ defeating minor premier ‘bolter’ Berri at the new Berri stronghold.
The previous season Loxton Red (3rd) had beaten Renmark RSL Red (2nd) and Berri Red (4th) had eliminated Barmera Blue (1st) in the semi finals. Loxton Red then went on to defend its title with a win against Berri Red.
Perhaps the two top sides missing out like this could raise a case for the semi finals being 1 v 2 and 3 v 4 followed by a preliminary final.
Currently any deserved ‘advantage’ is handed to the top teams by 1 v 4 and 2 v 3.
Full details on today’s finals will follow.