Goulburn Valley Bowls Division players will enjoy a well-earned rest over Christmas after the final round of weekend pennant before the break produced plenty of high-quality matches.
In division two, runaway ladder leaders Tallygaroopna and Shepparton Park increased the gap between them and the rest of the competition with solid victories.
The Parkers fought off a spirited Euroa outfit to claim a 16-92 to 2-82 win, with Paul Becroft (27-21), Ross Higgins (27-17) and Don Dickinson (26-14) all tasting success at home.
Ken Sutcliffe flew the flag for the away side with a 30-12 triumph on his rink.
Tallygaroopna also played on Shepparton Park’s greens, lining up against Shepparton RSL.
The Rissoles were no match for the visitors though, going down 2-78 to 16-101.
In other results, Shepparton Golf outlasted Mooroopna 16-101 to 2-79 and Kyabram found a way to win over Tatura 14-109 to 4-92.
The Parkers trail Tallygaroopna by one point in second spot, but have already stormed 27 points ahead of Mooroopna in third.
●Division three action had Seymour VRI dominating Shepparton Park 18-104 to 0-76, East Shepparton doing it easily over Euroa 16-110 to 2-78 and Mooroopna Golf defeating Hill Top 16-101 to 2-76.
The biggest result of the round though came when Rushworth smashed Shepparton Golf 18-124 to 0-66.
Jean Sprague (40-12) was the main destroyer for the home side, while Bruce Wootton (31-10) also had a huge rink win.
●Division four remains a tight competition, with just 36 points separating Dookie in first and Murchison in seventh.
Results from Saturday included Kyabram defeating Shepparton Park, East Shepparton tasting success against Shepparton RSL, Dookie sneaking past Murchison and Merrigum triumphing over Avenel.
●Nagambie, Seymour, Hill Top and Mooroopna Golf all had reason to celebrate in division five red, while division five blue victors included Stanhope, Mooroopna, Mooroopna Golf and Tallygaroopna.
●Shepparton Golf had a huge win against Avenel in division six, claiming victory 14-65 to 0-32.
Seymour, East Shepparton and Kyabram also found a way to take momentum into the festive period, while Stanhope’s break started early with the bye.