Rain caused havoc with the Vincent Funeral Services Bowls North West Pennant with several clubs closing their greens. Others proceeded as normal although conditions at those greens were far from ideal.
Divisions 2, 4 and 5 results were null and void as more than 50 per cent of games in those divisions were washed out. Clubs that closed their greens were Smithton, Wynyard, Burnie, Ridgley, Penguin, Sheffield, East Devonport and South Burnie. No indication from Railton.
There was two games completed in Premier League which means their results count. Latrobe defeated Port Sorell on three rinks by 24 shots. In a high scoring game Greg Douce with good support from Michael Sims, Chris Barber and Joe Skirving defeated Paul Marshall 35-24 and brother Tim also scored well scoring 34-19 against Josh Marshall.
In a close one Anthony Johns finished 21-18 to the good against Aaron Jago. It was left to Luke Marshall to redeem two points for the Sharks by virtue of his 25-20 margin over Garry Courtney.
Burnie and Devonport went indoors which was a wise move considering the inclement weather outside. Unfortunately for the Eagles they did not handle the indoor surface going down by a massive 68 shots.
The Tigers' Tony Simpson, Jeremy Turner, John Davis and Jamie Pennington led the way with his 36-16 win over Ian Moore. The Mark Nitz rink was almost as good, winning 36-17 against Clinton Steers, and David Gamble defeated Michael Higginson 34-13.
To cap off a great day for the Tigers, Patrick Smith finished 24-16 in front of Tristan Bakes. Seldom do you see such a one sided game in Premier League irrespective of where it is played.
Division 1 also saw a result with games going ahead at Latrobe and Ulverstone. At Latrobe the home side handled the conditions far better than their opposition Port Sorell defeating them by 33 shots. Some 31 of these shots were made up by the Michael Aherne, Michael Gaffney, Fred Sheean, Keven Gaffney rink who went on a scoring spree defeating the Sharks' Michael Castles 43-12.
The other three rinks were close affairs with Robin Hicks winning 28-26. Barry Magnus and Trevor Dick played a 21-shot draw as did Leon Webb and David Reeves who finished their 25 ends tied at 23 shots all.
Ulverstone, with Heath Fidler, Greg Perry, Alan Ryman and Lachie Thurley braving the constant rain, defeated Gaylene Elsworthy 37-12. This more than made up for the big win by the Two Blues' Brian Butler who defeated Danny Perko 30-10, and Peter Thow who won by five against Rick Sutton. H. Clarke finished 23-15 to the good against Mark Harris to give the Two Blues an all rink eight shot overall win.
Division 2 was a non affair with games at Smithton, Ridgley and Penguin washed out.
Division 3 results counted with Ulverstone defeating Turners Beach 105-77 and Port Sorell shared the rinks in their 6-shot defeat of Latrobe 93-87. The other two games were a washout. Divisions 4 and 5 were non events.