Niall Cox, Karol Bradshaw and Alan Graham emerged victors in the recent 2014 Annual Wellington Triples tournament. With over 80 entries played over three nights, it was the Western trio who emerged as winners.

The quarter-finals set the standard for the night with the pick of the games being Basil Stubbs defeating Eric Doogan. The Christchurch trio were 4-0 down after four ends but chalked a crucial four in the fifth end to level the game. The game was level going into the final end but it was Stubbs who emerged victorious, winning 7-6. Stanley Carleton booked his place in the semi-finals by defeating Wellington’s Derek Gilliland by 7-5.

In the other half of the draw, Alan Graham played father Robert with Alan’s triple carding a comprehensive 10-1 victory. The remaining quarter-final saw the Devenish triple, skipped by William Harpur defeating South Tyrone’s Norman Rutledge. Harpur carded crucial counts of 3 and 2 to finish the game with an 8-3 advantage.

The semi-finals saw A Graham playing W Harpur and it was once again Graham who controlled the game. At the halfway stage, Graham held a 4-1 advantage, counts of two and four in the coming ends left the game out of reach of the Devenish triple with a final score of 10-3. The other semi-final saw Stubbs play Carleton and in a closely fought encounter, a count of in the sixth end proved crucial with Stanley booking his place in the final with a score line of 9-7.

This brought the final which saw Carleton’s triple of wife Linda and George Berry storming to a 5-0 lead after three ends, and at the halfway stage held onto a 5-1 lead. The momentum of the game swung however and with two counts of two in the fifth and seventh end respectively the Western trio were one shot down going into the last end. Graham’s triple held their nerve and carded a three in the final end to emerge victors 8-6.

Club Secretary Caroline Scott closed proceedings by firstly congratulating the popular winners, thanking all those who entered and recognised the hard work all members put in to make the competition a success.