Get set for action

THE recent run of bad weather certainly disrupted many bowls events last week and the Tweed Byron was fortunate in that there were no district events scheduled over the Easter break.

However, should the wet weather continue this coming weekend it would have a dramatic impact on the events program.

That would be a major blow following the postponement of round three of the grade pennants as well as rounds three and four of the district pairs and the opening rounds of the seniors and reserve pairs championships.

Grade one pennant play will resume this Saturday in round four when Ocean Shores hosts Brunswick Heads, which has had a less- than-happy start to the season.

Unbeaten defending champion Condong hosts Pottsville, which is also searching for its first.

The home side must be favoured to claim the points.

The remaining grades - two to seven - will commence their season this Saturday. And no doubt all sides will be confident of success.

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  • GRADE four appears wide open on paper and last year's runner-up Brunswick Heads will be determined to go one better this year.

Cabarita, having been relegated this season, will find this grade much more to its liking.

The Cudgen Hornets, having been promoted, may find the going tough. And Murwillumbah could experience likewise.

Burringbar has been relegated to grade five this season and should be much more at home at this level.

But its biggest challenges may come from Brunswick Heads and Condong as there was little between these two sides last year when Brunswick Heads finished runner-up.

Byron Bay, stepping up a grade this year, could battle to overcome the odds.

Pottsville finished a close second in grade six last year and would be keen to claim the flag this season.

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  • THE draw for the district major singles championship has just been finalised and should be available in all clubs this week as the early rounds have been scheduled to start May 3.

The draws for the senior (over 60s), singles and the reserve singles have been compiled and should also be available soon.

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