The final county short mat bowls tournament of the season, the Bromyard Triples Club Challenge, was won by the Ross team of Elaine George, Les Williams and Dave Watkins, making it three wins in four years for the Ross club.

The field of 16 teams, from nine different clubs, played in four round robin qualifying groups to earn a place in the quarter finals, where three clubs - Larruperz, Lea and Ross - were represented by two teams each.

Both Ross teams made it through to the semi-finals where they were joined by Weston-under-Penyard and Woolhope. Whilst the Weston team of Fran Jones, Betty and Harold Aubrey despatched one Ross team, Woolhope ran the eventual winners very close, losing out by a single shot in a very tight game.

The final was equally close, again being decided by a single shot in Ross’s favour, and the result meant that Dave Watkins and Les Williams each reached five individual wins in this tournament, bettering the previous mark of four wins which they shared with Sandra and Anthony Rogers of Woolhope.