East Cessnock Comets have jumped to the top of Big Bowls group two courtesy of a bonus point win against Edgeworth on Thursday.
The Comets are on 79.5 points one point clear of Maitland City Hunters and Raymond Terrace Jets with two rounds to go.
The big win against the Eagles followed an 11-4 win on Monday against competition heavyweights Raymond Terrace Jets.
The Hunters had slipped to third but are now equal second with the Jets after a 13.5-1.5 win against Alder Park on Thursday.
The Jets had a 10.5-4.5 victory against Kahibah.
All three teams have six wins from their eight games, however, bonus points and scoring across the three rinks leaves the competition wide open.
A second loss in a row has seen the East Maitland Griffins fall back to third in group three.
The Griffins lost 5-10 to Soliders Point on Thursday, but are still in striking distance with top-two rivals Kurri Kurri and Nelson Bay played out an 8-7 thriller at Kurri Kurri.
The victory takes the Cannons to just one point behind Nelson Bay.
Kurri stormed back into contention with 13-2 win against East Maitland Griffins 13-2 at Kurri on Tuesday night.
The Beresfield Magpies continued to dominated group 1 sitting on 83.5 points, 10.5 points clear of Terrigal.
In round nine action this week East Maitland plays Nelson Bay and East Cessnock hosts Kahibah on Thursday. On Friday, Kurri Kurri hosts Wallsend and the Hunters take on the Jets