Sheila, Bernie & Steve Durcan claimed their first ever MSMBA Triples title after winning the round-robin event at the NSC on Sunday.
The Durcans went the day unbeaten, after coming through their first game against eventual runners-up Collin Holland, Seamus Whelan & Chris Holland by 8-7, thanks to a two on the final end. In their second game they claimed a vital point, this time with a single on the final end to tie the game against Zawar Hussain, Clare Hussain & Dave McCabe. They got another victory over Stephen Bradley, Richard Faragher & Tony Quine with an 11-5 win before wrapping up the title with a comfortable 17-1 win over John Garret, Mary Bailey & Percy Faragher.
Hollands side finished second after getting over the disappointment of losing their opening game they went on an impressive run of wins of 15-2, 20-1 and another 20-1.
Quines triples finished third thanks to an 8-6 victory over McCabes side which left them in fourth & Faraghers side in last place.
The final standings were:
|1||Sheila Durcan / Steve Durcan / Bernie Durcan||7||23|
|2||Collin Holland / Seamus Whelan / Chris Holland||6||50|
|3||Stephen Bradley / Richard Faragher / Tony Quine||4||-15|
|4||Zawar Hussain / Clare Hussain / Dave McCabe||3||0|
|5||John Garret / Mary Bailey / Percy Faragher||0||-58|
Next week is the MSMBA 4 Bowl Singles at the NSC starting at 1pm. Closing date for entries is Saturday 3rd December and those wishing to enter should contact Stephen Gale on 462424 or firstname.lastname@example.org.