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.
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.
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.
The other rink scores (VPs' names first) are as follows: Tony Ridpath, Dave Goodman, Graham F Taylor, Mike Gilks 21 Chris Holman, Ray Antill, Bob Bradley, Bill Medland 23, Ray Prentice, Eric Heath, Alan Bister
, George Palmer 17 Gordon
Rink scores against Somerset Patrons were Royston Andrews, Pete Vale-Humphries, Eddie Arnett and Colin Haywood (19-15), Richard Wilsdon, Ted Amos, David Thomas and George Palmer (13-32), John Wylie, Clive Andrew, Alan Bister
and Mike Gilks (18-24), Dave Longdon, Dave Goodman, Dennis Lee and Gareth Willcock (22-18), Derek Wattison, Len Falconbridge, Ray Evans and John Greves (23-24), Jim Gardner, Cliff Brown, Graham F.
Rink scores against Bucks were Jim Gardner, Jack Hands, Mike Soloman and Mike Gilks (25-6), Keith Ogilvie, Rex Fallon, Peter Vale-Humphries and Alan Bister
(16-16), Gilbert Taylor, Bob Maskell, Dave Goodman and Dave Thomas (11-20), Bill Fox, Alan Walker, Dennis Lee and Dave Longdon (21-22), Alex Bray, Derek Wattison, Royston Andrews and George Palmer (22-6), Stewart Barton, Ted Simmons, Graham F Taylor and Gareth Willcock (23-13).
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