An Albion Park team put together three outstanding games to clinch the annual Collies Orb BC Bank Holiday Triples.
Bob Dodds, Eddie Weston and Peter Sinden (skip) finished with 3wins+33, with the top three placings decided by just six shots in a tournament worth $2010 and open to zone pennant bowlers in grades five to seven.
Sinden and partners shared $600, with runners-up Kosta Mitskof, Stuart Tyrrell and Glenn Beveridge (3wins+30) splitting $420 and third-placed Dale Chin, Dave Strickland and Bruce Evans (3wins+27) collecting $270.
Tiger Bolte, Ron Banks and Kosta Beretov claimed the Bradman Prize with the tournament featuring 12 teams playing 3 Bowl Triples over three games of 12 ends.
The event supports lower grade bowls with Dodds playing Grade 6 pennants for Albion Park in 2019, while Weston and Sinden were members of the Park's Grade 5 team which reached the Zone 16 Pennants Final at Warilla.
Weston has been playing bowls for about six years with this his first tournament victory, while Sinden remembers playing in a similar event at The Orb more than 35 years ago.
Dodds took up bowls at Albion Park for just six months in the 1980s, winning the club's 1984 Major Fours before leaving the sport and not returning until about six years ago.
Sponsored by Lysaght Credit Union and Proust Optical, the Bank Holiday Triples supports grass roots bowls. The Orb's other major tournament for 2019 is the Allmen Triples in November, which also caters for lower grade pennant bowlers.
The Orb is looking for new members with their one pennant team in 2019 winning the Zone 16 Grade 6 flag and reaching the quarter-finals at the State Finals.