PLYMSTOCK and Marldon played host to a bowling bonanza at the weekend, as the outdoor season drew to a close with the Devon County finals.
At Marldon, the county's women took centre stage with Kings BC stealing all the headlines.
The first match of the finals saw an opening win for the Torquay club as Ruth Rogers and Natalie Melmore came through in the pairs final.
The duo were comfortable 26-15 winners against Eve Lander and Margaret Bradnum from Tiverton West End BC.
Meanwhile just a few metres away, Kings team-mate Sophie Tolchard was involved in an epic Junior Singles final against fellow Devon player Harriet Stevens (Bitton Park).
The game went down to the wire, with Tolchard pipping Stevens by just one shot to win the title with a final score-line of 21-20.
The third and final women's title for Kings came in the afternoon as the Triples team of Sophie Tolchard, Natalie Melmore and Ruth Rogers cruised to victory against Dartmouth.
The former national champions beat Elaine French, Val Gregory and Jean Townsend 26-6 to round off an unbeaten day.
There was also success for Newton Abbot BC's women, winning two titles at Marldon.
First up was Julia Barnes who came through a tight game against Jenny Corps (Torbay Country Club) in the Two Wood Singles.
Barnes won the match 17-14, before joining her team-mates Terri Kennard, Eileen Coombes and Joy Medley to compete in the afternoon's Fours final.
The Newton Abbot team competed in a high scoring game against Plymouth SFD, winning 31-14 for their second title of the day.
Torbay County Club competed in three finals but came away with just the solitary win courtesy of the Two-Wood Triples team of Jenny Corps, Jan Hutchins and Sue Davenport.
The trio beat the United Services team 21-8.
Not to be outdone by their female counterparts, the Kings BC men's team returned from Plymstock with another three county titles.
The first match of the weekend saw the Triples team of Joe Melmore, Jamie Chestney and Sam Tolchard take on Exonia, a team which included England star Rob Paxton.
The trio won comfortably, 21-8, for their first title, but had to wait till the following day for the opportunity to add to their tally.
With the same line-up, plus Matt Bass, the Kings Fours team took on Bitton Park.
The unstoppable juggernaut that was the Kings squad continued on their merry way winning 22-8 for title number two.
Number three came in the last match of the weekend as Sam Tolchard went solo in the Four Wood Singles.
Tolchard took on Simon Broom (Culm Vale), and secured the sixth title for Kings with a 21-11 win.
Elsewhere on the greens there were two further victories for south Devon clubs.
Lee Haywood secured a win in the Two Wood Singles final against Dominic Tuckett of Culm Vale, the Shaldon BC player came home 17-14.
Meanwhile Torquay BC couple Tim and Liz Lock came through their semi-final in the Mixed Pairs against Harriet Stevens and Chris Parker (Bitton Park) 19-13 to set up a final clash with Joan Martin and Trevor Newbury of Crediton.
The Torquay duo secured their county title with a 17-12 win.