In the past week the 2017 Triples championship was played with previous winners Alan McLeod, Bruce Taylor and Peter Davies once again claiming the title.
The closest game in the championship was the first round clash between Peter Macdonald, Peter Bird and John Monks and Michael Kennedy, Noel Downie and Joe Kosanic. It was great to see Kosanic back in action after almost a year off the greens due to health reasons. He almost returned with a win but his team went down 25 – 24 in a nail biting affair.
The other first round match was the opposite with Ivan Balentovic, Jim Macklan and John Fahey proving far too strong for Mick Atkinson, Allan Etheredge and Ron Cox.
Monks’ team built on their narrow round one win with a convincing win in the semi final against Joe Cremona, Alf Winch and Stuart Graham. Fahey could not repeat his round 1 victory when he came up against McLeod, Taylor and Davies in the other semi final. Davies’ side showed they were in good touch when they had a good 22 – 11 win.
The final between Monks and Davies was an excellent game. All players played their part in the very close match with both skips, Monks and Davies, playing some crucial shots. The result was in the balance throughout the tussle until Davies managed to grab a slight advantage over the last couple of ends. They claimed their second title in 3 years with a hard fought 25 – 20 win.
Attention now turns to the popular Mixed Pairs Championship with matches starting on September 16.