GOLD was the colour for England's Sophie Tolchard and Natalie Melmore at the Eight Nations tournament in Glasgow – pushing them both into contention for selection at next years' Commonwealth Games.
The competition, which was the test event for the Games, also saw a silver medal for Jamie Chestney, making it three medals for Kings BC members at the tournament.
Reigning Commonwealth Games champion Melmore won gold in the singles event in Glasgow, while Tolchard played in every game in a rotated England triples side. Chestney bagged silver in the men's pairs.
Melmore said the results were a boon for the selection hopes of all three for the Commonwealth Games, which are being held in Scotland next year.
"After our performance in Glasgow I think that stands us in good stead, but nothing is going to be confirmed until early next year, so there's still a long way to go yet," she said.
"But we've certainly done ourselves no harm in doing as well as we've done."
Melmore was first to claim glory, finishing top of the round-robin singles league with an unbeaten record, setting up a gold medal match against South Africa's Coleen Piketh.
Melmore came home comfortably, winning 21-15 to claim gold.
Tolchard played as lead bowl in the England women's triples side, helping them to another gold by thrashing Malaysia 31-5 in the final.
The England side again remained unbeaten throughout the league stages, with Tolchard the only player to feature in all six matches.
In the other ladies competitions, Melmore scored a fourth place in the pairs, while Tolchard featured in the fours, again securing a fourth place.
The England women also secured gold for the overall competition.
Melmore said: "It was really good overall – they're quite new greens but they played really well.
"They're not the easiest greens to play on, but we obviously did well enough."
Melmore said she did not expect to do so well in the event.
"Definitely not," she said.
"There were the seven top nations in the world so it was always going to be a hard task.
"There was no expectation at all, we just thought we would try our best and see what happened."
Melmore was also pleased for team-mate Tolchard, saying: "I've been quite fortunate that most of the girls who are selected are girls I know, but having another girl from Devon has been really nice.
"Sophie has been given an opportunity this year and has obviously stepped up the mark and should be really happy with her performance.
"Certainly we wouldn't have done so well without her."
In the men's competition Chestney won a silver medal in the pairs with team-mates Jamie Walker and Graham Shadwell.
The England side squeaked into the final despite losing against Australia (9-15) and New Zealand (11-13) in the league stages.
Chestney featured in two of the league games and then again in the final against Australia.
In the final Australia were pushed close by the England, but eventually won gold after a 15-12 victory.
Elsewhere Chestney also competed in the singles, where he finished fifth after beating Scotland's Anderson in the play-offs.
Next for the region's leading bowlers are the County finals at Marldon Maple Leaf Bowling Club, then the Commonwealth Games selection at Victoria Park, Leamington Spa on the weekend of September 21-22.