Once again, Ballarat Memorial Sports is celebrating.
The club claimed a fifth division one weekend pennant bowls premiership since its formation in 2004 with a classy display against old foes Learmonth on Sunday.
BMS had trailed the grand final by a narrow margin at afternoon tea, but proved far the better side when the pressure mounted later in the game.
In the end, BMS won three rinks for a comprehensive 119-83 victory.
Graeme Inglis has been part of all those grand final wins and was a happy man after the 100th end at Ballarat East Bowling Club.
"It's bloody fantastic," he said.
"We were expecting a really tough game and it was a tough game. Learmonth hasn't done anything wrong all year and they were again really brave.
"We just got away after smoko. The conditions changed slightly, the green got wider and it got a little bit quicker. That just sort of fell into our hands. We are a quick green sort of club, I suppose you call us."
Inglis said there was extra incentive for the side to perform on Sunday.
"Lindsay Trounce lost his mother-in-law just last Friday and we've lost two of our division one members... Geoff Hogg over the Christmas break and Greg Byron about this time last year," he said.
"They both would have been playing today. We have no doubt about that."
Inglis was part of the rink skippered by Ryan Bedggood, who scored the biggest success of the day. Bedggood and his charges won 35-14 in the battle with Grant Bourke's rink.
ANOTHER FLAG: Graeme Inglis has been involved in all five of Ballarat Memorial Sports' division one grand final victories. Pictures: Kate Healy.
David Pike was the only triumphant skipper for Learmonth, but was left to rue another missed opportunity by his side.
Learmonth has not claimed a division one title since way back in the season of 2000-2001.
The club also lost in the grand final to BMS just two years ago when it was played at Central Wendouree.
Inglis said it was an extra special to win the 2018-19 premiership given the overhaul of bowls in Ballarat planned for next season.
The Geelong-Ballarat Premier Bowls competition is set to end after this season, with the four Ballarat District Bowls Division representatives in that league to join the top four sides from division one in forming a new local top tier in 2019-20.
AIM: Learmonth's Chris Powell gets set to play his next bowl during Sunday's grand final against Ballarat Memorial Sports.
All other BDBD weekend pennant grand finals were played on Saturday afternoon.
And it was Buninyong that was celebrating two premierships.
The club won the division three flag with a 23-shot success against Ballarat North and the division five title following victory over Sebastopol by the same margin.
DISAPPOINTING: William Rowe and his Learmonth side was well beaten following afternoon tea and fell to a 119-83 defeat after 100 ends.
Buninyong did lose one grand final, however, with defeat at the hands of Ballarat in the division eight decider.
Over in the Geelong-Ballarat Premier Bowls league, Queenscliff moved through to the big dance after beating Bareena in Saturday's preliminary final.
The Cliffers, which won Saturday's encounter by 14 shots, now chase a third-straight premiership when they battle Ocean Grove in a grand final showdown next weekend.
Bareena had finished on top of the ladder, but was bundled out of the finals series in straights sets.
HEAD TO HEAD: Mick Sloper had a strong win over Learmonth skipper Leon Davey on Sunday. Sloper's rink prevailed 32-20.
D Vagg, W Mason, R Dickinson, M Sloper 32 d W Rowe, B Pym, D Kelly, L Davey 20; P Widgery, K McLean, A Bedggood, W Whitehead 20 lt C Powell, M Powell, R Powell, D Pike 30; D Schreenan, D Lindsay, L Trounce, S McLean 32 d F Lennecke, T Griffin, G Plier, W Lennecke 19; J Ryan, G Inglis, D Berry, R Bedggood 35 d M Casey, C Findlay, A McCormack, G Bourke 14.
LINTON 100 d CITY OVAL 96
G Landers, J Hetherington, R Hetherington, P Wilson 31 d K Lynch, B Coutts, M Tait, C Smith 29; S Williams, C Landers, N Pearce, B Traill 16 lt S Grano, R Beaumont, A Mann, J Hofstra 22; S Walters, B Vandenberg, G Arnold, C Grenfell 29 d R Vance, G Powell, R Coxall, L Sims 18; C Sinclair, D Pridham, C Williams, B Williams 24 lt J Hoffmann, D O'Sullivan, P Cameron, T Gutteridge 27.
BUNINYONG 100 d BALLARAT NORTH 77
D Searl, B Bridges, S Gollan, P Braybrook 24 d C Newman, A Gervasoni, G Williams, S Plater 18; J Beames, K Sergeant, D Worrall, B Spencer 28 d I Antonio, S Feldman, A Haywood, G Mattei 24; M Peace, J Arthurson, N Hand, J Nunn 18 lt D Payne, D J Radisich, K Makings, C Thompson 22; P McGregor, S Dargaville, T McDonald, D Draffin 30 d A Newman, A Parker, T Simpkin, G Bowden 13.
SEBASTOPOL 89 d BUNGAREE 84
I Harvey, D Wren, B Lovett, R Nicol 20 lt M Frawley, J Wade, A Mahar, P Spratling 25; B Lawrence, P Adam, N Thornhill, B Anderson 21 d D Haintz, C Hanrahan, J Frawley, C Thornton 20; D Parkinson, P Shaw, D Pratt, M Medwell 21 ltP Stapleton, C Ward, T Maher, J Maher 24; K Andrews, S Neish, B Searle, T Walsh 27 d M Phyland, J Peach, T Murnane, A Trigg 15.
BUNINYONG 104 d SEBASTOPOL 81
L Thorpe, A Donelly, V Fay, R Ockwell 38 d S Cassells, B Fraser, I Clyne, J Harvey 10; J Douglas, A Madigan, S Crouch, S Smith 8 lt T Beacham, B Cassells, B Flynn, N Punshon 31; Y Clark, R Jenkins, I McGregor, D Casey 33 d A Hovey, T Cole, S Hanson, J Hayes 23; B Hitchins, B Jolly, S Falconer, B Voigt 25 d J Kidney, M Drake, J Sculley, H Colbert 17.
WAUBRA 74 lt CRESWICK 101
M Chennell, J Coloe, G Bartholomew, P Brough 19 lt P Howell, H Seiler, J Van Oirschot, R Head 20; P Beckwith,T Briody, Joe Molloy, L Kennedy 25 d I Huntley, R Rhook, D Matthews, B O'Malley 24; F Kennedy, J Clarke, D Keene, B Williamson 6 lt R Booth, G Peel, S Glasspool, P Zelley 38; A Carmichael, K Fraser, B McDonald, M McDonald 24 d P Coffield, K Keen, G Newmarch, N Dellar 19.
BALLARAT NORTH 89 d DAYLESFORD 70
H Newman, C Mcclennan, B Humphreys, L Ayres 20 d M Sewell, E Young, R Barron, R Irving 18; T Tonkin, G Cox, A Webster, O Bowd 22 lt W Goodwin C Collins, N Botheras, D Field 23; M Clark, O Gunnell, C Cox, J Brinkley 30 d F Kunigiskis, S Spicer, J Jones, J Conroy 11; M Harrison, K McIntosh, H Adams, K Taylor 17 lt J Gillies, D Grant, J Field, Michael Tate 18.
BALLARAT 117 d BUNINYONG 63
M Wilson, D Brownlee, L Wilson, C Eastman 28 d F Sultana, L Rowlinson, J Podolinsky, J Fox 19; L Tung, M Rowe, D Milner, R Robinson 25 d M Sultana, B Mebbrey, S Avery, T Innes 13; B Emonson, G Blood, B Williamson, N Daniell 33 d P Meulan, J Worth, N Talbot, M Arthurson 15; S Craig, C Spratling, A Campbell, R Tempany 31 d G Perkins, B Glover, P Hayes, R Pilkington 16.
Pete Molloy, J Skelton, P Clark, G Molloy 31 d W Penhall, M Penhall, K Cornish, M Cornish 28; S Stepnell, S Tol, C Stepnell, G Dooley 22 d W Burge, M Tatchell, R Burge, G Burge 18.