The 18 round Bowls North pennant competition for 2019/20 kicked off under perfect conditions with many of the premier league clubs boasting new acquisitions from last year's line-ups.
Mark Jones played Mitch Billing in a seesawing affair
Last year's premiers East Launceston asserted their dominance in their encounter against Longford - the two sides playing in honour of the late Rose Jackson.
East and Longford will compete over their two encounters for the Rose Jackson Memorial Shield with the winner to be determined by aggregate points each year.
Drew Berwick was promoted after playing division 1 last year to skip premier league this year and did so with conviction, jumping out of the blocks to lead all the way and secure a 33-18 hot victory over Fred Mckay.
Mark Strochnetter returned from previous seasons spent playing for Essendon and looked like he may run away with a big win, leading Aaron Page 26-11.
However, Aaron and his troops fought valiantly clawing the margin right back to finish 27 all. David Minns, East's latest recruit, finished off the job with a 27-14 victory over Chris Roach and thus solidifying their claim for premiership favouritism.
Last year's runners up, Trevallyn, played host to the dangerous Cosgrove Park.
Both teams had new faces with the former showcasing the return of the Sims boys as well as former state player Scott Summers.
The match was fiercely contested and saw multiple lead changes throughout the day but ultimately it was Trevallyn who prevailed after M.Sims and Summers strung their last few ends together to secure the 6 shot overall victory and 11 points.
Invermay welcomed Kings Meadows back into the top flight at the swamp with a 10-2 point, 14 shot win.
The new-comers lead the way at the 45 end mark but Invermay's own Rebecca Van-Asch and her rink strung together an impressive 4 ends for a total of 19 shots to swing the tide in their favour.
Rebecca managing to win her rink by 6 shots over Shane Davern. Candice Hodgetts had a convincing 12 shot win over Chris Davern, ably assisted by debutant Logyn Curtis and Debbie Lee up front. Shane Gurr managing to steal 2 points with his 25-21 win over Gene Ayton.
Bridport played hosts to a North Launceston side that has been considerably weakened.
Mark Jones played Mitch Billing in a seesawing affair which ended in Jones' favour by 4 shots after many lead changes. Jeffrey Miller accounted for Wayne Churchill by 5 shots - both he and Barb Smith playing superbly.
But it was the hometown hero Chris Walker who starred and led the way for the seagulls with a 14 shot rink win over Nick Webb and subsequently securing the overall win.