The combatants to square off for Wagga Water Polo's A grade women's title have been decided after the competition returned from its Christmas break on Monday night.
With ten teams squaring off over the first two months, the league will now be split into A-grade and B-grade before the business end of the season.
"The women wanted to do that and let the draw sort itself out from there, and it looks like it's worked," Wagga Water Polo president Josh Paul said.
"Last year they did the same thing. It lets girls play in different sides and if one's struggling they can boost that side up to strengthen the competition.
"By mid season the best teams are at their peak and it splits into two levels of competition."
Raiders Black have established themselves as one of the teams to beat after extending their unbeaten record to seven with a 13-1 rout of MJM Octopuses.
Shami Salau scored four goals and Molly Devries three in the final term to remain top of the ladder.
Third-placed Sporties Hotel Dolphins easily accounted for Alan Harris McDonald Octopuses 13-2, TMA Projects Octopuses edged Raiders Women's White 5-3 and Raiders Women's Green defeated Golden Gas Dolphins 7-4.
The men's and junior competitions return on Tuesday night.
Meanwhile, Wagga Water Polo will host the Junior Country Club Championships on the weekend of February 8-9, with under-14 and under-16 teams from across the state to take part.