The zone 11 bowls' schedule is back on track after completing two rounds over the weekend to make up for the previous Saturday's washout.
At the halfway mark a clearer picture is starting to emerge of how the teams are travelling.
Tuncurry Beach are languishing in an unfamiliar place at the bottom of the Grade 1 table after a 0-10 defeat to Westport and a 2-8 loss to Port City.
These losses make it almost impossible for them to make the play-offs.
With the unavailability of some of their players, it is a season they will wish to forget.
Leagues were the big movers in Grade 2 following a big 10-0 (75-42) win over Tuncurry Beach, which they then capitilised on by defeating leaders Harrington 9.5-5 (70-53).
These wins saw them move from third spot up to first, overtaking Harrington and Forster along the way.
Harrington gained just the half point with a bye and a loss, but still have second place on the table.
Forster remain in third after a 9-1 (55-48) win over West and a bye.
In a bottom of the table clash, West defeated Tuncurry Beach 9-1 (60-55).
Grade 3 leaders Gloucester continued on their winning way, but not without a few nervous tremors.
On Saturday they defeated Tuncurry Beach 8.5-1.5 (51-49), and on Sunday they got over Sporties 9-1 (60-58). So in two wins the total margin was just 4 shots.
Sporties, after losses to Forster and Gloucester, have dropped back to third.
Old Bar had a draw with Wingham, but came away with the points 5.5-4.5 courtesy of 2 rink wins, and also had a 10-0 (73-52) win against Forster to move into second.
Last placed Wingham had a good weekend after their draw with Old Bar and an 8-2 (58-56) win over Tuncurry Beach.
Gloucester have opened up a handy lead on 44.5, from Old Bar 33.5.
In the upset of the round, last place Tuncurry thumped leaders Sporties 10-0 (89-33) in Grade 4/1.
They couldn't continue this form in their next game and were beaten by Manning Point 9-1 (78-54).
Sporties recovered to defeat Lansdowne 9-1 (50-21).
Manning Point also defeated Lansdowne 9-1 (69-54), and have moved to a one point lead at the top of the table on 30, from Sporties 29, and Tuncurry 22.
Harrington were the big movers in Grade 4/2 with wins of 9-1 (78-54) over leaders Leagues, and a 10-0 (83-46) defeat of second place Palms. This has promoted them to second spot.
Despite the loss, Leagues have remained on top with a 10-0 (74-45) win against Forster.
Palms lost both of their games after also losing to Forster 0.5-9.5 (48-68).
Leagues remain nine points in front of Harrington on 39.
The mountain boys from Bulahdelah had wins of 9-1 (67-56) and 10-0 (70-42) over West and Forster respectively in Grade 5, propelling themselves to top spot.
Sporties defeated previous leader Railway in a nail-biter, 9-1 (54-53), but the engine drivers responded in a close fought 8.5-1.5 (61-58) win over Blackhead.
Forster also defeated Blackhead 9-1 (67-54).
Buladelah were the only two game winners, and now lead on 39 from Railway on 35.5.
In Grade 6, Forster had a bye and a 9-1 (70-51) win over Harrington.
Gloucester had a draw with Wingham but got the points 5.5-4.5 (57-57), and a hard fought 8-2 (63-60) win over West.
Other wins were Tuncurry over Palms, West over Harrington and Wingham over Tuncurry.
Forster lead on 37, from Gloucester on 33.5.
In Grade 7/1, Leagues defeated Sporties1 9-1 (66-59), and Old Bar fell over the line against Harrington 9-1 (61-60).
On Sunday, Sporties1 then defeated Harrington 10-0 (69-50), and Leagues had a 9-1 (63-54) win over Old Bar.
So to sum up, Leagues won two games and went from fourth to first .
Harrington lost two games went from first to fourth.
Old Bar and Sporties1 both won one and lost one, and remain in second and third.
This section could be won by anyone.
Grade 7/2 is another tightly-contested section.
On Saturday, Sporties2 got up over Forster 8-2 (55-53) and Tuncurry had a 9-1 (70-53) win over Wingham.
Sunday saw Tuncurry defeat Forster 9-1 (57-54), and Sporties2 got the money from Wingham 9-1 (79-53).
Tuncurry and Sporties2 both won two, and Wingham and Forster both lost two.
So Sporties2 now lead on 32.5, with Tuncurry hot on their heels on 31.5.