Burnie certainly did not have everything going their way in their game against the Latrobe Demons.
They eventually won the game by five shots after sharing the rinks. The big winners for the Tigers were the Taelyn Male rink who were much too classy for Garry Courtney, defeating him 21-12.
Not far behind was the Tony Simpson, Chris Dudman, Paul Harman, Jake Wyllie quartet who scored a 20-13 shot win over Greg Douce.
The Demons winners were the reliable Tim Douce, Mathew Mitchell, Michael Gaffney, Kelly Mundy rink who defeated David Gamble 19-14 and in a surprise the Anthony Johns combination won 22-16 over the Mark Nitz team.
The win sees the Tigers 23 points ahead of the second-placed Port Sorell.
This lead should be enough to ensure they finish the season as minor premiers.
It also drops the Demons down a position to third spot one point behind the Port.
In an absolute cliff hanger, Penguin hung on to defeat South Burnie by a solitary \shot 76-75.
The Two Blues Julian Brown had to call on help from Jacob Brown, Dave Jeffrey and Grant Youd to win his game against Cameron Griffiths 28-18.
This covered the 25-13 shot win by Adrian Feltham over Shane Stanfield.
Penguin's second outright winner was Jarryd Brown who managed a three-shot win over Cameron Windram. In the battle of the veterans Ricki Richardson and Wayne Manson played an 18-shot draw.
The win cemented Penguin's position in fourth position on the ladder with a strong possibility that they can climb even further up as they are only six points from second position.
Port Sorell are continuing their surge up the ladder by inflicting a massive 42-shot three-rink shellacking over a disappointing Ulverstone 98-56.
Aaron Jago, Codi Marshall, Brodie Webb and Rod Everett continue to support my high opinion of them by scoring a massive 18-shot win over Mark Harris 29-11 but they were over shadowed by the Josh Marshall, Kraig Dann, Chris Murray, Chris Stubbs four who showed no mercy to the Alan Carver quartet defeating them by 25 shots 36-11.
Wins like the two mentioned are seldom seen in Premier League bowls.
The third rink win by the Sharks was the Paul Marshall rink that defeated Colin Willcox 16-12. It was left to the Eden Moore combination to restore some respectability to the Ulverstone situation by defeating Clinton Steers 22-17.
In the battle for the wooden spoon position it was the Devonport Eagles who prevailed over the Wynyard Cats defeating them by 18 shots 91-73.
This leaves the Cats in the relegation position but they are still only a game behind the Eagles.
The win was made possible by the Tristan Bakes, Phillip Rockliffe, Darren Hamilton, Bruce Robinson rink who defeated David Groenewege 25-13.
Greg Williamson won 23-14 and in a close one Ian Moore prevailed over Stuart Walker 23-21.
It was left to the ever reliable John Neal team of four to get two points for the Cats.
Division 1 winners were Burnie over Latrobe 88-72, South Burnie over Penguin 87-55, and Port Sorell over Ulverstone 91-68, Devonport Eagles over Turners Beach 82-64.
Division 2 Railton 89 d Sheffield 77, East Devonport 76 d Penguin 71, Ridgley 77 d Ulverstone 72, Wynyard 77 d Smithton 72.