The Western Region Playing Area triples were the first state events to be finalised last weekend.
Last season's regional finalists - Dennington's Sheridan Barling, Polly Rabl and Gayle Swanson - were too strong for Gill Pudney, Lyn Maloney and Rachel Savery.
The Mortlake combination of David McNicoll, George Draffen and Peter Beardsley took out the men's section over Greg Ritchie, Ray Cooknell and Don Price of City.
The women's over 60 pairs at Terang was won by Port Fairy bowlers Hilary Hamilton and Pam Gibb over Ros Ross and Jenny Fowler of Terang.
The men's final is yet to be played, with an all City playoff.
The state pairs begin on Sunday, with the men's section at City and the women's at Koroit.
On advice from Bowls Victoria, and the need to adhere to Victorian Government guidelines, the West Coast Region Board have rescinded its previous decision of compulsory vaccination for pennant and state events.
Clubs playing an unvaccinated person must give 48 hours' notice to their opposition. Unfortunately, if the opposition objects, they give a forfeit. Unvaccinated people cannot enter the clubhouse, except for the use of the toilet facilities. The current restriction of double vaccination is still required for social bowls, tournaments and barefoot bowls.
If the venue is being used concurrently for bowls other than pennant play, it automatically becomes a compulsory vaccination venue.
The Western District Playing Area Pennant committee is constantly checking on player eligibility, particularly with the bowlers playing in both of the pennant competitions.
Weekend pennant saw last season's division one premiers, City Red, have their first win for the season over Dunkeld Blue.
City Gold continued on its winning way, with a good win over Timboon Gold.
In division two, City White remains undefeated after a win over Dennington Rays.
Unlucky, Terang Blue went down to Warrnambool White in division four by one shot.
Dunkeld received full points in division five, with the first forfeit for the season, from Warrnambool Yellow.
In midweek pennant division one, City Diamonds had a resounding first win at home over Port Gold.
Koroit Orange remains the only undefeated team.
Division three saw a close match between Lawn Red and Timboon, with the home team getting a one-shot advantage.
Likewise, in division four, Terang Green defeated City Jade by the narrowest of margins.
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