FIRST the good news from Parson's Green Bowls Club this week.
Former national champion Simon Jee won through to the Champion-of-Champions competition by demolishing Richard Hackwell from the NPL Club, 21-4.
Jee and John Goddard progressed in the Middlesex county pairs by beating Masonians 21-13.
And in the latest round of the Richmond & Barnes League, George Noone, Eric Harley, Mike Thurston and Jee's 26-11 win paved the way for Mick Pharoah's last ball victory on his rink, to claim a 2-2 draw - also against Masonians.
But there was a string of disasters in the other county competitions, with PG pair Steve Stockley and Larry Mulligan going out along with all the other pairs, triples and fours teams, apart from Jee and Goddard.