THE new Yorkshire Over-55s Indoor Bowls League division one champions York Vikings ended their campaign with a 100 per cent winning record after beating Hornsea 83-62 in their final outing.

The Vikings next play the end-of-season Over-55s Challenge Cup to be held at New Earswick where they will be joined by North Cave White, Redcar and division two champions Harrogate.

At Thanet Road, Alan Vowles, Mal Britton, Phil Parsons and Paul Mooring lost their first two ends then won five in succession to lead 14-3.

Their Hornsea opponents won seven of the following eight but could only score singles on six of them to make the score 16-12 before Mooring's men took control again to win 22-15.

Gordon Fennell, Mal Bulmer, Roger Ford and Graham Brooke fell 20-19, after making a valiant effort from 20-15 behind with three ends to play.

In Hornsea, Ken Griffiths, Mick Cooney, Graham Instone and John Whiteley were in excellent form and won 31-5.

Alan Hampshire, Trevor Wilford, Jim Robertson and Jeff Normanton struggled initially trailed 16-3 after 10 ends before cutting the final gap to 22-11.

Meanwhile, York received a walkover in the Yorkshire Double Rinks quarter-final as opponents Harrogate failed to turn up for the match at New Earswick. The round-robin finals tournament will be held at the end of March. The other teams involved will be North Cave, who beat Leeds 41-32, Redcar, who needed an extra end to pip Selby 33-32, and Doncaster, who surprised Scarborough 34-29.

On Saturday at noon, York 'C' play Hornsea in Yorkshire League division three needing to win to maintain their quest to reach the end-of-season Hebden Challenge Cup.