ROSS bowlers took their third victory in four years at the Bromyard Triples.

The final short mat bowls competition of the season was held recently at the Larruperz Centre in Ross.

The 16 teams, from 10 clubs, competed initially in four round robin groups of four teams before the group winners progressed to the knockout stage.

Four different clubs were represented in the semi-finals and three of them had previously won the trophy.

Both semi-finals resulted in clear wins with the Ross team of Rob George, Ian Roe & Ian Park defeating the Fownhope triple of Carole Rowland, Derek Griffiths & Peter Clark whilst Linda Lewis, Luke Rawlings and Tony Vitale of Larruperz overcame Weston’s Doug Knowler, Gill & Tim Rigden.

The final was a much closer affair with the lead changing throughout the contest and the scores tied as the final end began.

Larruperz established a good early position in the end but Ian Park forced the jack to the corner of the mat with his final wood, leaving Ross holding a match winning position.

Tony Vitale couldn’t produce the extraordinary shot which would have been required to retrieve the situation leaving Ross to once again take the crown.