by Ed Addis
The Portland Area League is composed of 11 member schools that field 16 teams into two divisions of eight teams each. In the first half of the season, each division plays a round robin of matches with five-player teams. Then, divisions are adjusted somewhat and the divisions play another round robin in the second half of the season.
The fourth round was played on December 1st and the Upper Division first place Clackamas #1 was upset by Horizon Christian winning on the top three boards while droppping the bottom two. Second place Westview was also taken down by Lake Oswego #1 by a score of 4 to 1 (Westview had to forfiet the bottom three boards as some of their players did not make an appearance). Third place Lincoln #1 held off Cleveland by a score of 3 to 2. Fifth place LaSalle #1 scored a 3.5 to 1.5 in the remaining match.
In the Lower Division first placed Jesuit rolled over Access Academy by winning the top four boards while losing the last board. Second place Lincoln #2 was taken apart by Lake Oswego #2 scoring only drawson boards 3 and 5. Third place Clackamas #2 was beat 3 to 2 by Wilson when their first board lost on time while up two Queens. Fifth place LaSalle #2 also lost a close one to Sherwood #2 by winning the top and bottom boards while losing the three in the middle.
After four rounds the following players are still prefect with four wins:
Bryce Eng playing board #1 for Jesuit
Tushar Sah playing board #3 for Jesuit
Kevin Rhine playing once on board #1 and board #4, and twice on board #5 for Clackamas
Christopher DiMarco playing board #4 for Jesuit.