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With four of nine rounds completed in the pairs and triples, log slots are indicating a close race for top honors in the Maccabiah lawn bowls competition.

In the men's pairs, Israel's A side (Jeff Rabkin), South Africa's B side (Eric Fish), and Israel's B side (Colin Silberstein) are locked together with three wins each, with Rabkin well ahead on shot difference, after a massive win of 51-6.

In the men's triples, South Africa's undefeated A side (Ben Kassel) has 8 points, but is followed closely by Great Britain (Kevin Speck) on 7 points, and South Africa (Archie Hotz) on 6. Speck's side held Kaminsky's trio to a 17-all tie, with Kaminsky drawing his last bowl to save the game.

Israel's women bowlers are racing ahead in both the pairs and triples. Israel's Tami Kamzel's triple side is unbeaten with 8 points followed by South Africa (Jeanette Schaff) on four points, while in the pairs, Israel's B side (Yael Bar-Ner) with 6 points is ahead of Israel's A side (Miriam Pappenheimer) and Great Britain's Ruth Harris and Mariegold Fortes, who won 17-16 against Pappenheimer.