It was third time lucky, though skill had something to do with it, for Brian Mollet, Robert Birch and Keith Boleat, who clinched the JPA veteran's triples championship for the third time in a row today.

They won four of their five games at the Weighbridge, one better than Brian Harris, Gordon de Gruchy and Mike Ritzema in second place.

Third were Paul Walters, Christine Eccles and Tony Lagadu who won two games and had a better points difference than the three other teams they were tied with.

The players carried on regardless despite a really heavy 30 minute shower in mid-afternoon.

Wendy, Paulette, Steve, and Joy