Finally the weather allowed us to play the fifth round of Bowls North-West's Saturday pennant but unfortunately the gap between the top teams and the also-rans is starting to rear its ugly head.
Big scores were fairly common with several rink scores being in the high 30s.
Whether the reason for such scores was because of the fine weather and fast greens is problematical but I believe it to be a strong possibility.
The Burnie Tigers silenced their critics who were forecasting their decline with their 31-shot defeat of the Devonport Eagles winning on three rinks 89-58.
The Tony Simpson, Jeremy Turner, Danny Patmore, Trevor Carpenter rink were on fire defeating the Ian Moore foursome by 18 shots 27-9.
Taelyn Male with good support from Patrick Smith, Joe Simpson and Geoff Williams finished their 21 ends seven shots in front of Leon Webb and David Gamble beat Michael Higginson by a similar margin winning 22-15.
Devonport's only winner was the Dean Martin, Greg Williamson, Gregory Smith, Ken Anderson rink who snuck in by the solitary one shot over Mark Nitz 20-19.
In what can only be described as a real shellacking, the Penguin Two Blues overwhelmed the struggling South Burnie Hornets by 99 shots. Rarely if ever would you see such a one-sided scoreline.
The Hornets have lost a lot of players to other clubs and are now in the rebuilding pattern but nobody would have seen this coming.
The shots scored by the Two Blues would win most Twenty20 cricket games.
Julian Brown led the way with his 36-7 shot defeat of Brendon O'Boyle. Jarryd Brown kept the Brown name in lights when he led his four to a 38-9 shot win over Mark Smith.
Not to be outdone, veteran Ricki Richardson won 39-13 over Robert Moore.
It is probably many moons since Ricki produced such an impressive display. To really rub salt into the wounds, another veteran Wayne Manson won 26-11 over Danny Fox.
Latrobe showed no mercy to the Wynyard Cats defeating them by 104-63, winning on three rinks.
Anthony Johns, with great back-up from Garry Courtney, Callum Butler and Chris Barber, got the Demons to a flying start defeating Wynyard's new recruit and most successful skip to date in Adrian Feltham, 28-11.
As usual the Tim Douce, Mathew Mitchell, Michael Gaffney, Kelly Mundy rink was at their very best, defeating Justin Redman 33-14.
Meanwhile, the Demons new recruit Cameron Windrum skippered his rink of Michael Sims, Graeme Moore and Malcolm Dart to a comfortable 26-16 shot win over Andrew Woodard.
The Cats' only rink win was the David Groenewege, Robert Groenewege, Peter DeBono, Graeme Hodgetts who defeated Greg Douce 22-17.
The final game in this division was the Ulverstone versus Port Sorell encounter which the Port Sorell Sharks won 75-73 despite the Ulverstone Robins being successful on three of the four rinks.
The Rodney Horton versus Paul Marshall matchup saw Horton winning 21-17.
In a welcome return to form, Aaron Jago led his Port Sorell team to a resounding 19-10 shot defeat of last week's big winner Robert Eudey.
The Robins' other winners was the Ben Fidler team who defeated Joshua Marshall 22-20 and the Eden Moore fighting four who snuck in by one shot over Clinton Steers, 20-19.
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