ANDY BOULTON led the way as Craneswater A established themselves at the top of Portsmouth & District Snooker League division one with an emphatic 8-1 win against Craneswater R.
The skipper ran in a 40 break against Chris Davies and then hit a 56 in the doubles.
Jamie Sunderland gave the new boys a good start but Pedro Ferguson, Colin Rowe, Mike Talmondt and Steve Cole took charge.
Copnor A found their form and thrashed Craneswater Q 8-1.
The whitewash was not on after Matt Small stopped the rot mid game at the expense of Mick Hall.
Mark Tillison, Lee Eden, Jon Sunderland, Scott Compton and Steve Toms cruised through.
Cowplain are in second spot after a 5-4 win at Portchester.
Gary Menghan was the top man winning both frames.
Jason Tame did his best to rally his troops with a brace but the visitors held on.
North End Bowls are top of the division two pile after recording a 6-3 victory against Alexandra.
They led 5-1 after the singles with only Matt Sheath giving them grief with a handy break of 36.
The visitors won two of the doubles as Sheath got his second as did Colin Elliott and Richard Jones.
Bellair slipped up losing by the odd rack at Copnor D.
The scores were even until skip Dave Glover and Bob Baldacchino competed their doubles for the city side.
Leigh Park lost out to Copnor B.
Dave Riddell got little support as John Wyatt and Matt Hannam potted everything.
Three teams are on 11 points in division three.
Copnor F and Pompey Royals are unbeaten but Copnor Cuestars are up alongside them after hammering Cowplain C 8-1.
Dave Weedon put the Plain ahead but Will Forster, Chloe White, Ben Tillison, Ashley Smith and brother Rio all shone for Cuestars.
Copnor F won comfortably at Craneswater Dandy 6-3.
They ran away with the three pairs frames as Gary Wilton, Rob Derry and son Rob won for the second time.
Will Garrett was outstanding for Cowplain B with a 30 break in a two-frame haul.
However, Pompey Royals came away 5-4 victors.
Steve Orchard, Jon Challacombe and Paul Chivers starred for the stationsiders.
– GRAHAM SIMPER