JUST three shots separated first to sixth in Saturday afternoon's triples classic at Bendigo East Bowling Club.
A capacity field was drawn to the second annual triples tournament on the Lansell Street greens.
Final standings were determined by games and ends won.
Bendigo East clubmates Liam Crapper and Paul Vlaeminck joined forces with Bendigo's Tim Arnold to win the title.
The Crapper-skipped team won three games and 24 ends.
Runner-ups were Bendigo's Gary Carberry (skip), Mick and Leigh Manning on three games, 23 ends, on a countback from South Bendigo's Richard Buckley, Noel Wilkinson and Roy Parks, three and 23.
Champions a year ago, Kangaroo Flat's Wally Boyd, Mal Darroch and Luke Hoskin were fourth no three games and 22 ends.
Next best were Moama's Peter Hall, P. Murray and Doug Mitchell, 3 and 22, on countback from Bendigo's Col Runnalls, Andrew Brown and Bruce Morley, three and 22.
Club spokesman Ian Vlaeminck said a highlight was the contest for the last high game prize won by the Arthur Kendall-skipped trio.
Lucky rink was Geoff Howes (s), Nick Davies and John McCurdy.
The prize pool was $2025 in the Genesys Wealth Advisors and HQ Law-backed tournament.