Bendigo East coach Lee Schraner is one away from a berth in the gold medal match at the World Singles Champion of Champions lawn bowls titles in Adelaide.
Schraner went through the preliminary rounds undefeated to earn top place in section two and an automatic semi-final berth.
He'll play the winner of the England versus United States game in the final four on Saturday.
The winner advances to the gold medal game on Sunday where they're most likely to face Scotland or South Africa.
Schraner was an outstanding 12-0 in the preliminary rounds.
Every other player in his section lost at least three matches.
He started with a 13-4, 11-2 win over Singapore before rallying from a set down to defeat South Africa 6-12, 5-4, 5-0.
Straight-set wins over Japan and Turkey followed before he was taken to three sets by the United States and Wales.
Comfortable wins over Botswana, Fiji and Israel secured Schraner a semi-finals berth.
He rounded out his preliminary matches with a three-set win over Guernsey and a 9-2, 11-8 victory over Norfolk Island.
Heading into the semi-finals, Schraner is the only player in the competition without a defeat.
Section one winner Scotland and runner-up England both lost one match each in the preliminary rounds.
Scotland's semi-final opponent will be the winner of the South Africa and Hong Kong China clash.
Schraner's absence from Bendigo Bowls Division pennant is unlikely to stop Bendigo East from continuing its great form.
After two dominant victories in the opening two rounds, East plays host to South Bendigo in round three action on Saturday.
Old rivals Eaglehawk and Bendigo will do battle at Canterbury Park, Golden Square needs a win against Kangaroo Flat, while home team Castlemaine will fancy its chance of defeating Inglewood.
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