Welcome to the 2019-2020 season of the Grampians Bowls Division.
With most teams having their first run for the season, a few surprises would not be unusual.
Division 1, Week 1
Last year's Premier Stawell will be at home to Aradale and starts favourite to get the win over the visitors, while Ararat V.R.I will also start the season with a good win at home and will play last year's bottom side Landsborough.
Ararat will host last year's runners up to the flag Chalambar and this will be a close match with both teams a good chance to do well.
In the last match Lake Bolac will play Stawell Golf at Bolac in the match of the round with both teams keen for a win to get the season off to a good start.
... a few surprises would not be unusual.
Lake Bolac Black will clash with Stawell Golf Blue in a very even match on paper.
Ararat Gold should be too strong for the visiting Stawell Blue.
Stawell Gold at home will be trying to start the year with a win over one of last year's finalists in Ararat V.R.I.
Aradale will be at home against Ararat Green in what could possibly be another close game.
In the last match Stawell Golf Gold should be too strong for the visiting Lake Bolac Red.