THE North Gippsland Bowls Division pennant season began in the midweek section one and Saturday competitions.
Midweek section two will begin this week.
Heyfield made a strong start in the midweek competition, but last season's premiers Maffra lost to a determined Sale team.
Sale White avenged its Saturday section one grand final loss, defeating Heyfield by 25 shots.
Section two featured four exciting games with the biggest margin being five shots.
Maffra Red led the way in section three, defeating West Sale by 23 shots.
Midweek, section one: Heyfield 14-85 d West Sale 0-45, Sale 12-80 d Maffra 2-74, Stratford bye.
Saturday, section one: Yarram 12-78 d Stratford 2-64, Maffra 12-68 d Sale Blue 2-55, Sale White 14-76 d Heyfield 0-51, West Sale bye; section two: Rosedale 12-67 d Stratford 2-66, West Sale 11-71 d Maffra 3-68, Sale White 10-72 d Yarram 4-70, Heyfield 12-71 d Sale Blue 2-66; section three: Yarram 8-52 d Heyfield 1-49, Sale White 9-48 d Stratford 0-35, Maffra Black 9-44 d Sale Blue 0-41, Maffra Red 9-63 d West Sale 0-40, Rosedale bye.