Bister added: "Because the gene has been conserved in evolution all the way from Hydra to humans, we are now able to analyze biological and biochemical functions of the myc gene in detail and draw conclusions for the human organism.
The idea to look for the oncogene in this early fresh water polyp was developed at a meeting we all attended", said Klaus Bister, one of the founders and first head of the CMBI.
After hanging in with a 16-15 lead at 15 ends, Derek Wattison, Ian Bassnett, Alan Bister
and Mike Gilks turned in a strong finish to win five of the last six ends with three doubles and two singles - against a 19th-end single - to win 24-16.
Derek Wattison, Tony Ridpath, Mike Soloman and Roy Lawrence won 18-15; Rex Fox, Les Boulton, Alan Bister
and Mike Gilks lost 25-12; Keith Ogilvie, John Taylor, Dave Goodman and George Palmer lost 17-13; Bernard Crowther, Peter Vale-Humphries, Tony Parsons and Roy Swift drew 18-18; and Ted Simmons, Ian Bassnett, Tony Bennett and Dave Thomas won 21-18.
Scores (chairman names first): Derek Wattison (chairman), Pam Kemp, Tony Bradbury, Mike Gilks 20 Dave Longdon (deputy chairman), Alan Walker, John Brain, Ken Chedgzoy 16, Jim Gardner, Rex Fox, Mike Brayne, Roy Swift 17 Ron Jackson, Ted Simmons, Dave Williams, Roy Lawrence 18, Dave Goodman, Ben Freeman, Bernard Crowther, John Pallett 15 Jack Hands, Cliff Brown, Dennis Wilkinson, Alan Bister
Over the next seven ends the Bister
team counted two trebles, two doubles and two singles - against a 16th-end treble - to lead 22-12 and after dropping a 20th-end treble and 21st-end double they were signed off with a 22-17 win.
Rink scores (VPs names first): Derek Wattison, David Eden, Alan Bister
and George Smith 28 Dave Martin, Mike Shuter, Rick Lewis and Brian Halsey 17, Stuart Barton, Morris Clayton, Mike Westell and Dennis Lee 28 Mike Brayne, Bob Allcok, Bob Morris and Alan Install 17, Richard Wilsdon, Alex Bray, Gareth Willcock and George Palmer 21 Graham O'Donohue, Tony Parsons, Derek Tandy and Ray Kelly 16, Dave Longdon, Roger Coslett, Don Keen and Dave Thomas 21 Paul Clarke, Eric Tallis, Kevin Lowther and Bob Hope 22, Royston Andrews, Brian Hunt, John Brain and Declan Casey 16 Laurie Yates, Ted Poole, Graham Marshall and Rob Maries 26, Jim Gardner, Roger Eaton, Mike Soloman and Mike Gilks 7 Ian Wilkins, Bob Maskell, Paul Dale and Aubrey Brookhouse 29.
TEENAGE black belt brothers Steve and Tom Bister have launched their very own martial arts club in Coventry to pass on some of their lightning quick self defence skills to other kids.
Mum Helen Bister said she was surprised they wanted to run their own classes, but has supported their venture: "A flyer came through the door one day advertising classes in the area and they kept asking if they could do it.
Leading the President's charge were Dave Thomas, Bob Cotterill, Bob Morris and Francis Fletcher with a 37-6 win over Bill Fox, Derrick Pratt, John Reid and Alan Bister while Graham O'Donohue, Mike Jackson, Ali Barker and Malcolm George chipped in with a 30-16 victory over Bob Maskell, Tony Redpath, Paul Brown and Dave Longdon.
Bonham (who was a guest player), Brian Fitzpatrick and Mike Soloman (24-16), Rex Fox, Tony Ridpath, John Pallett and John Brain (24-18), Royston Andrews, Jack Hands, Paul Brown and George Palmer (20-15), Derrek Wattison, Ted Poole, Alan Bister and Mike Gilks (21-20).
Derek Wattison, Les Boulton, Mike Soloman and Mike Gilks and Bill Fox, Ernie Kinnear, Tony Parsons and Colin Haywood were the VPs only rink winners with respective 24-19 and 16-12 victories and Gordon Fletcher, Alan Walker, Bill Faulkner and Alan Bister
lost by the odd shot at 16 -15.