THERE was no change at the Section One summit after the top three all collected 12 points. Boscombe Cliff added to hosts Alexandra Park’s worries as star performers Bill Ashworth, Dave Halliday, Brian Frith and Darren Clark (36-12), backed up by Chris Martin (28-10) and Mike Squires (22-21), set up the Cliff for a massive 108-67 victory.

Last-end wins by Poole Park skips Alec McKenzie (20-18) and Graham Mould (22-21) restricted visitors Wimborne to just two points. Previously, fireworks from Clive Fawkes, Barry Cage, John Kingdon and Norman Dames (32-12) had laid the platform for the Dolphins’ 90-70 triumph.

Southbourne also clocked a ‘Ton-up’ when winning 100-61 at Broadstone-Wessex. Colin Haynes, Mike Newton, Dave McKenna and Brian Jones (34-7) topped the Towermen’s three successful rinks.

Fordingbridge lost ground after going down 10-4 (78-70) at home to Poole Park A. Bill Shylock, Mark Connor, Keith Power and John Potter (29-6) swung the game in favour of the Dolphins.

Ringwood are still seeking their first win after their 10-4 (81-71) defeat by Knyveton Gardens. Eric Sole, Reg Davis, David Swindells and Ian Davies (29-13) led the way for the Gardeners. The Foresters’ best return was supplied by Lee Croad’s quartet (25-17).

  • Bournemouth went top of Section Two after winning their top-two clash with New Milton at Meyrick Park. Colin Bingley, Peter Shearing, Bill Belcher and Terry Chivers (25-13), together with Chris Dowding (24-22), edged a 10-4 (84-80) win for the hosts by collecting 19 shots between them in the latter stages.

Braeside made it four successive wins with a 10-4 (83-70) home win over Branksome Park. Squirrels’ Bob Harris (23-18) and Tony Golding (18-17) were outscored by Eric Lamb (23-11) and Neil Rogers (25-18).

West Moors claimed 12 points at Swanmore thanks to a 26-8 win by Steve Riddington, Charles Morris, Mike Tappenden and John Riddington. George Smith (21-16) rescued two points for the Swans who eventually lost out 87-65.

Boscombe Cliff slipped closer to the basement after their 12-2 home defeat by Highcliffe. Roy Richardson, Dave Bosworth, Keith Day and Graham Stride (31-10) got back in step to steer the Castlemen to an 87-67 win.

Lymington remained bottom despite registering consecutive away wins. They returned from Southbourne with 12 points after Ken Carter, Dennis Pitcher, John Henderson and Vernon Cox (20-11) struck in an 82-65 win.

  • Section Three leaders Knyveton Gardens were trimmed by visitors Iford Bridge who, despite trailing across the boards at 16 ends, finished strongly to win 12-2. Second-placed Argyll were blown away at Milford-on-Sea, going down 11-3 (83-75). Dudley Pitts, Roger Christie, Howard Farmer and John Kitcher featured for the Seasiders.

Pelhams moved above Argyll after a 96-52 win over Swanage. Chris Cieciura, Ron Banks, John Bond and Bob Robins (30-10) starred for Pelhams.

Electric appear to be on alternating current as they bounced back from last week’s loss to record a 12-2 home win over Kings Park.

There was a ‘Ton-up’ for Branksome Park who crushed visitors Braeside 12-2 (115-51). The Carpetbaggers avoided nil points thanks to Peter Knight (22-19). However, the 42-8 carded by John Woollcott, Tony Jennings, Peter Inge and Chris Harding put the Squirrels well in control.

  • There was no change at the top of Section Four, despite both leaders suffering 10-4 away defeats. Richmond Park’s loss came at Christchurch (69-60), thanks in the main to captain Steve Burns’s rink of Brian Wilson, John Beasley and Bill Whitcher (22-7). They won eight of the last nine ends.

Poole Park’s setback occurred at Wimborne where the hosts emerged with an 87-73 winning score. The Minster’s star performers were Dave Rickman, Stan Gardiner, Lee Tilson and Roy Campbell (26-9).

Moordown bounced back from last week’s defeat with a comfortable 89-59 home win over Redhill Park. New Milton emerged with 12 points from their mid-table battle with Broadstone-Wessex. Bill Eustace, Richard Silcock, Norman Newby and Mike Aker-man (30-7) set up their 91-56 win.

The basement battle at Highcliffe ended in an 87-62 triumph for Knyveton Gardens. The Gardeners took all 14 points.

  • West Moors extended their winning streak in Section Five with a 12-2 (92-69) home win over Southbourne. Frank Partridge, John March, Ray Brinsden and Mike Briggs (34-12) led the way.

Argyll are in close pursuit after their 11-3 victory over Boscombe Cliff. Ed Wiles, Rob Howie, Phil Reeves and Jeff Lewin (42-13) starred in a 110-72 winning total. Lymington crushed Ringwood 105-56 thanks largely to Graham Morgan, Mick Clark, Adrian Tripp and Les Ford (31-10).

Ferndown also took 14 points after demolishing Iford Bridge 97-63. With Branksome Park and hosts Redhill Park still seeking a first win, something had to give. It was the Rangers who broke their duck with a 12-2 (88-71) victory.

  • Poole Park claimed an eighth win on the trot with a 118-52 win over Moordown in Section Six. Ferndown claimed a 12-2 home win over Pelhams and Swanmore defeated Southbourne 103-47. Bournemouth’s revival continued with a 14-0 win at Richmond Park (85-58).

Elsewhere, Milford-on-Sea secured four points at West Moors.