REIGNING champions Grapes A, spearheaded by Roy Bradburne's 21-5 win, got off to a flying start in Frod-sham and District League with a full-house home win over newly promoted Kingswood B.
Red Lion A (Nev Mathias 21-7) were not too far behind - dropping only five chalks at home to Helsby B.
Goshawk A (Jim Large 21-4) were narrowly beaten at Tiger's Head A (Graham Hodson 21-7) as were Egerton A (Mo Hambleton 21-8) against Helsby D who had a 21-5 from John Clements.
Pavilions A, led by George Perris's 21-6, were too good at home for Red Lion B.
Manley A also started well. Margaret Dickenson won 21-9 as they dropped only one chalk at home to Subscription A. For
the other relegated side, Willow Brook A, Peter Okell's 21-3 win was the difference between them and vanquished visitors Castle Park B.
Pavilions B turned in a fine performance for a shock win at Helsby A.
There will be only four games each Wednesday in the now-depleted Division T hree.
They each brought home wins this week. Egerton B (A Histon 21-2) saw off Tiger's Head B while War Memorial A (Peter Banks 21-7) sent Crowton packing.
Norton Arms B (David Hughes 21-7) showed good form against Kingsley A.
There were three away wins in Division Four - for Hazel Pear (Colin Healey 21-9) at Kingsley B; Pavilions D (R Waring 21-2) at Halton B, despite a 21-4 from K Davies; and Conservative Club B at Union Tavern.
Helsby C (Mike Kinsey 21-4) had a full-house victory over Spinner & Berg amot.