West Lindsey Indoor Bowls Club is now in full swing, with all four daytime leagues in operation, and four evening leagues due to get underway this week.
However, holiday commitments have meant the cancellation of many matches.
In the Monday Triples League, Trevor Gaines’ Team 8 are the early leaders winning both of their early encounters.
They comfortably beat Audrey Rogers’ Team 7 by 14-2, but only just squeezed past Jean Barnard and last season’s championship winning Team 9 by 15-14.
The latter may be a vital result in the long run when it comes to this year’s title contest.
Bob Baines’ Team 6, who are probably favourites, have also started with two wins out of two.
They beat Pat Flegg’s Team 5 by 15-13 and then beat Audrey Rogers’ Team 7 by 17-9.
Pat Flegg’s Team 5 very easily beat Peter Mays’ Team 4 by 22-9.
An early surprise result was Ted Mell’s Team 12 beating Geoff Gray’s Team 1 by 17-12, having been 12-0 up at one point.
Early leaders in the Wednesday Sets are Barry Grocock’s Team 11.
They beat Ted Mell’s Team 12 in a comfortable 6-0 win and Tony Scott’s Team 10 by 4-2, but the opposition is likely to get tougher as the season progresses.
Trevor Gaines’ Team 8 easily beat Carol Booth’s Team 9 by 6-0 and then drew 3-3 with Rita Procter’s Team 7.
They led 5-2 in the first set but then dropped a three on the last end and were forced to share the spoils with Team 7.
Pat Flegg’s Team 5 have won two out of two so far this season, both of their opening games clinched with a 4-2 scoreline.
They beat Bob Baines’s team 4-2 with an excellent performance, but let it slip slightly by only beating Eric Dobbie’s Team 4 newcomers 4-2.
Barbara Coy’s Team 3 are the early leaders in the Thursday Pairs League, a competition which looks like providing more of an open contest this year.
Barbara’s team had excellent wins by 17-7 against Alan Crookes’ Team 4 and by a 17-5 scoreline against Eric Dobbie’s Team 8.
However, as there are only eight teams in this league, teams play each other three times so there are many chances to recover from a poor start.
In the Friday Mixed Triples League, Brenda Allen’s Team 8 are the early pace setters.
They beat Rita Procter’s Team 7 by a 25-8 scoreline and then overcame Barry Grocock’s Team 9 by a 12-10 margin, but they needed a three on the last end to secure the victory.