Bowls | Courtney Hobbs

The Bowls North pennant season is underway with big games already providing the goods.

DEBUT: Gene Ayton from Invermay takes a shot against Scottsdale. Invermay has moved up from Division 1 and is keen to prove themselves. Picture: Neil Richardson

DEBUT: Gene Ayton from Invermay takes a shot against Scottsdale. Invermay has moved up from Division 1 and is keen to prove themselves. Picture: Neil Richardson

Trevallyn kicked off their year with a convincing 12-point win over Cosgrove Park at home.

Josh Walker-Davis stepped up for his new club, making the move from powerhouse club North Launceston after winning the state pennant in his first season of Premier in 2016/17.

The young gun got off to a flyer with the experience of Rodney Murray aiding in the 29-14 rink win.

Josh Appleyard carried over his form from the previous season with an eight-shot win, with Wayne Foster the best for Cosgrove on this rink.

John Seaton was leading Roger Long early but the Long-skipped rink fought hard to get over the line.

East Launceston travelled to Longford for a convincing 26-shot overall win.

The big recruit for East this year Aaron Page easily accounted for Joey Thomas with a 10-shot win. Kane Stewart was a star in his first outing in East’s colours with Sam Springer dominant in the leads position.

Rowdy McMullen showed why he is one of the best in the state right now, guiding his rink to a 10-shot win over Chris Roach.

Adam Gurr and Daniel Baker had a close tussle but Gurr was too good, getting a six-shot advantage and the final two points for his side.

North Launceston travelled to Bridport, looking to get off to a better start than their first-round loss there last season. Missing three regular players they were out to prove their depth.

It was a game of numbers with a few big scores in the first half, enough for North to surge, ending the day on top of the ladder with a 12-0, 35-shot overall win.

Tim Douce once again showed what he was capable of in a 12-shot win over Adam Donahue.

Tim Douce once again showed what he was capable of ...

David Minns was missing half his rink but Terry Arnol and Warren Shaw filled the gap and allowed an 11-shot win over Kane Walker.

Andrew Whitmore teamed up with new recruit Scott Summers in another 12-shot rink win.

Kings Meadows has a new-look line-up and was able to kick their year off with a 10-2 win at Beauty Point.

Shane Gurr and Shane Davern both got their rinks over the line, while Bruce Howard did his job for the home side, proving hard to beat.

Invermay is fresh up out of Division 1 with a solid line-up on paper and wanted to show that they can mix it with the best in the competition.

Trailing on all rinks at half-time they managed a late surge to get over Scottsdale 11-1, with Rebecca Van Asch and Lumpy Edwards finishing 23 apiece.