The top four sides have been found in both the first and second divisions in the TCB Dentures-sponsored men’s interclub after play on Saturday.

In the first division, Paritutu and Inglewood emerged as the top two sides from the amber section, while Tower and West End achieved the same feat in the black section.

Paritutu finished with 25 points to head the amber group after it won five games from six on Saturday. It was a decisive 3-0 winner over Hawera Park, but received a sterner examination in the fifth round from Inglewood. While Paritutu were already assured of qualification heading into that contest, Inglewood needed some points to enable it to hold onto its second position.

Last season’s champion-of-champions pairs winners, Steve Sabine and Graham Reive, responded with a 20-13 win over John Zittersteijn and Darren Goodin, after the Inglewood duo had lost to Coastal in the morning. The singles game was a cliffhanger, with Aidan Zittersteijn grabbing a four and a two on the last two ends to pip Paul Howell 21-20. Hamish Kape’s four won 20-9.

Both New Plymouth and Coastal had chances to still qualify going into the last game, trailing Inglewood by three and four points respectively. Coastal took that fifth round contest 2-1, but that saw both sides eliminated. Inglewood concluded on 20 points, followed by Coastal (18) and New Plymouth (17).

Tower, with 24 points, topped the black section. West End, on 20, took the second position, ahead of Oakura (18) and Fitzroy (14).

In the morning clash between West End and Tower, the city club prevailed 2-1, after Dean Elgar trounced Kevin Hills 21-7. Craig De Faria took 10 shots over the final four ends to win the pairs 21-14 over Scott Roberts, although Mark Anderson’s four got one back for Tower with a 15-14 victory over Steve Walker. The final round was abridged in the pairs and fours disciplines, after Elgar (21-7) and Hills (21-2) powered away in their games.

The top four playoff will take place on December 19. At the same time, the second division will also be resolved, after those qualifiers were found on Saturday, too. Manaia and West End I sneaked through in a tight amber group – with Tower desperately unlucky to miss out on differential – while Waitara and Paritutu are the qualifiers in the black section.

The third division has one round remaining. Waitara I, on 22 points, holds the lead. However, it is Paritutu in pole position. It has 21 points, and with Waitara I having a bye in the last round – where no points will be awarded – it will need to win just one game from three to secure the title.

For full results and points in the interclub, go to: men’s interclub results

In the Bayleys Real Estate-sponsored junior interclub, three of the four qualifiers have been found so far: Opunake I, from the amber section, and Lepperton and Paritutu III, from the black section. One section play round remains, with the interest focusing on the last berth available in the amber group. While Opunake I is clear on 14, Waimea (12) holds onto second spot, ahead of New Plymouth (10) and Paritutu II (8). Waimea has a bye in the last round, meaning it cannot add to its tally, but both New Plymouth and Paritutu II will secure four points each should they win in the last round.

For full results and points in the junior interclub, go to: junior interclub results