On August Bank Holiday Monday, Rothbury Bowling Club held its annual Open Triples Competition, sponsored by Ryecroft Glenton/Portland Finance.
On what, at times, was a cool blustery day, 32 triples took part in the round-robin stages.
After a good day’s bowling under the prevailing conditions, the semi-finals, played over seven ends, turned out to be close, exciting games.
In the first (Cowpen & Crofton BC) Brian Turner, Kevin Wylie and Matty Brown (s) ran out winners against (Amble BC) Mary McNally, Michael Brown and Ray Brown (s).
In the second (Alcan BC) Brian Ord, Gwen Ord and Alan Joisce beat (Cowpen & Crofton BC) John Dodds, Ray Johnson and Walter Moss (s), preventing an all-Cowpen and Crofton final.
In the final, Cowpen & Crofton beat Alcan by seven shots to five.
The committee would like to thank the sponsors for their continued support and the ladies for their excellent work in the catering department, as, without them, these events would not be possible.