Tensions were high in the finals of the Open Potato Triples at Robertson Bowling Club on the weekend.
After three days of sectionals played over two weekends, the outcome of the competition came down to the players’ performances on November 12.
Engadine was named the winner of the annual competition.
The Albion Park team was the runner-up, while Dapto and Wiseman Park placed equal third.
Robertson bowls coordinator and tournament co-organiser Graeme Tutt said with a prize pool of $4680 up for grabs, teams took a serious approach to the otherwise social competition.
“There was more tension on Sunday than any of the sectional days,” Tutt said.
“It had the same sort of banter, but definitely a different mood.
“Everyone came with their game faces on.”
No team walked away from the competition empty-handed.
About 150 kilos of Robertson potatoes were distributed among 32 teams and 96 players.
Tutt said bowlers also gained valuable experience to take with them to other competitions. “A lot of players think they have no chance of winning,” he said. “It’s about playing with and against people, and watching – it’s got to be beneficial.”