Eighteen teams will take to the green this weekend for the opening round of the Goldfields Bowls Division’s 2018-19 Saturday pennant season.
Division one will see last year’s premiership winners, Dunolly Blue take on Golf Blue.
After finishing in second place on the ladder with an impressive 97 premiership points last season, Golf Blue didn’t make it to the grand final after being knocked out in the earlier rounds of the post season.
Should Golf Blue and Dunolly Blue display the same quality of play as they did last season, it will make for a hotly contested match.
Newstead has the unenviable task of taking on grand finalists Highland Tartan for their round one game.
Highland Tartan were the runners-up in last season’s grand final while Newstead finished the 2017-18 season on the bottom of the division one ladder.
Rounding off the division one matches for the weekend, Talbot Gold and Avoca Red will go head-to- head.
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