Nine-times club champion Malcolm Weir delivered Whitehouse and Grange its first Edinburgh Bowling League Knockout title as the 51-year old skipped his son, Calum Weir, and Fraser Milligan to victory in the Triples.
The W&G trio were made to fight every inch of the way in the Buyrite Bathrooms-sponsored Championship Finals at Summerside, exploding from 16-10 down to snatch a dramatic 17-16 win over Peter Stitt, Alan Tough and Colin Bell of Hillside.
The score was deadlocked at 16-16 entering the last where Tough tipped the scales in favour of Hillside with an excellent draw close to the jack that nullified good build-up play from the W&G front two.
Malcolm Weir failed to beat the shot with his first-bowl draw attempt but a change of tact saw him elect to target the opposition bowl with extra pace and, with perfect precision, edged it out for what became the title-winning single.
The early exchanges saw W&G get off the mark with a mighty count of five on the third end, then add a three to lead 8-3. However, an exchange of doubles to 10-5 was followed by a Hillside charge of 1, 3, 5, 1, 1 to cross 16-10.
W&G closed to 15 with a, 2, 3 response then raised the match temperature sky high on the penultimate end with Weir ditching the jack for a spectacular single to 16-16.
Meanwhile, the final of the Fours saw former Tait Trophy champion David Scott skip his Northern rink of Gordon Wilson Snr, Grant Young and Lorry Sorrell to a 13-12 victory.
Scott looked to have tamed the Corstorphine opposition of Andy Lees, Alan Mather Jnr, Brian Sharp and Bob Page when, helped by several brilliant conversions, he built up an 11-2 lead after eight ends.
Corstorphine did get some due rewards with a fightback of 1, 2, 1, (1), 1, 1, 2 to 12-10 but Northern arrested their slide with a single to 13 then just managed their last-end loss to a double.