The popularity of the annual Riverland Classic played at the Loxton Centre last weekend continues to grow with 40 players competing including visitors from Millicent, Barossa Valley, Clare, Naracoorte and Adelaide.

Amongst the players were 18 juniors, some of them amongst the best in the State at that level.

The Classic was played in six graded divisions with the top division containing a dominant player in Barossa`s Jay Kulak who despite the tenacity of his opponent in the final, Millicent`s Steve Gray, won convincingly 3-0.

Division Two was a matter of experience beating youth when Paul Ashworth (Millicent) just edged out Adelaide`s Stacey Cope 3-2 while Third Division went to Clare`s promising junior Lauren McInerney over Courtney Aspinal (Adelaide) 3-0.

In Division Four the Jones family from Clare went to battle with Jennifer defeating her mother Katrina 3-2 while in Division Five Braeden Ashworth (Millicent) won in a keen tussle against Naracoorte`s Matthew Reuter 3-2.

The Division Six final was an all Loxton affair with Ollie Stone winning 3-0 against Todd Stebhens.

The Centre was abuzz again on Monday night in the local Autumn competition with the closest game The Mystery Machine 3-11-270 defeating Herbie 2-9-242.

Steve Coombs defeated Kane Watts 3-1, the seldom beaten Ken Schwarz went down to Kerry Graetz 2-3, Graham Nugent defeated Cameron Robertson 3-1, Ang Nelson beat Ken Wangahu 3-1 and Ben Schober lost to Lachie Horsfall 0-3.

Also The Deloran won 4-13-242 to The General Lee 1-4-213.

-Ash Lawrie d. Darren Schultz 3-1.

-Darren Bright d. John Vaughan 3-0.

-Craig Todd d. Peter Miller 3-0.

-Ken Wangahu d. Paddy Reynolds 3-0.

-Josie Robertson lost to Rob Romeo 1-3.

And The Interceptor beat Kit 4-12-268 to 1-8-238.

-Brenton Chapman won a close one against Greg Marlor 3-2.

-Trev McDonald beat Peter Grosser 3-1.

-Andrew Searles d. Michael Lange in another keen battle 3-2.

-Renee Hahn d. James Searles 3-0.

Ollie Stone lost to Simon Knowles 0-3.