After a successful 100 year dinner on Friday night (celebrating 100 years of football at Rudall) the scene was set for an entertaining day of sport.
Those arriving early would have been surprised to see Joy Swaffer and Mary Edwards buckboards still tied up at the netball courts.
Good to see you're not drink driving ladies!
And the fires, in an embryonic state, would soon be churning out more smoke than Chas Jolly's now disused classic Hungarian Oom-Paul pipe.
The Mini Colts got proceedings underway with a timely confidence booster leading into finals.
It was a high scoring affair with Ranges kicking six goals.
Louis Schubert put in a Gary Ablett like performance to dazzle with four goals and the other two were shared by Cooper Allen and Kobi Jenner.
The Senior Colts also went the way of Ranges, the margin ballooning off the back of the home sides accuracy in front of goal.
Final Scores were Eastern Ranges 15.6 (96) def Ports 7.11 (53).
Oakley Price is in red hot form at the back end of the season, his six goals taking his tally to 14 in the last fortnight.
Riley Evans was again in great touch but it was opposition player Tommy Laas who really turned it on.
In a best on ground performance, the Ports midfielder was electric, it was a great team performance bringing plenty of his cohorts into the game.
No wonder recruiting agents from the big smoke have him on their radar.
The B grade was a very one-sided result with Ranges winning 19.15 (129) to Ports 1.2 (8).
Bevo Hunt back from injury had an impact, Logan Elliott and Joel Nield banged on five goals each and Clay Harris continued on his merry way .
In recent history the A grade have had to struggle to get over Ports only claiming the points late in those games.
Saturday was a different story.
Maybe it was the commemorative strip that made the difference.
Leading by six goals at half time Ranges kicked away in the second half to record a 100+ point win.
Final scores were Ranges 23.25 (163) to Ports 7.5 (47).
Kyron McCallum defied the medicos to return in the Red and Gold of his forebears and kick four goals, Pat Jenner (inspired by Hawthorn's Canberra hatchet job of GWS) showed hes still got it, winding back the clock with eight goals, and Damo Hannemann continues to dazzle with another brace of goals.
His tally mounts week on week as does his bag of tricks, I won't be at all surprised if a guest appearance on Dancing With The Stars beckons.
Ethan Kwaterski, Jack Kenny, Rick Leonard, Dustin Harris and Dean Storic rounded out the goalkickers for the home side whilst Tyrone Bishop led the way for Ports with four.
For the first time in a while I took the time to watch a bit of Champagne Netball.
The B grade girls really turned it on winning 64 - 35.
No wonder Moët-Chandon and Don-Perignon are clamouring for exclusive sponsorship rights to their end of season shindig.
They don't do a bad impersonation of the female leads from Little House on the Prairie either.
With finals beginning next week, we will have plenty of umpiring jobs come our way, if you can lend a hand don't be afraid to let Damo know of your availability.
Many hands make light work, they also make it extremely difficult to tell the time.
To finish off the day, it was a Magic Sunset, of the equine type.
What a magnificent win by the local 3s A Spree part-owned sprinter to win the Benchmark75 sprint at Murray Bridge in just her fourth start.