YORK Indoor Bowls Club added another title to their already successful season as they won the Yorkshire Over-55s Challenge Cup to go with the Over-55s League title.

The competition was played at New Earswick between league winners York, runners-up Redcar, third-placed Hornsea and second division champions Doncaster.

York played Doncaster in their first game and were victorious in each of the four rinks, picking up all 14 points from a 49-32 aggregate win.

Ken Griffiths, Malcolm Harrison, Graham Brooke and Jeff Normanton won 14-7; Gordon Fennell, Graham Instone, Dave Dale and Mal Bulmer won 12-6; Alan Vowles, Mick Cooney, Malcolm Lewars and Tony Horobin won 13-10; and Harley Wenham, Trevor Wilford, Alan Hampshire and Phil Parsons came from 5-1 down and level at 9-9 to win 10-9.

In the other match, Redcar beat Hornsea 40-35 and picked up 10 points.

York then beat Hornsea 58-44 having flown 38-9 up on aggregate after six ends.

Normanton's team led 15-0 and finished 21-5; but Parsons team, having led 7-5, then got stuck, trailed 19-7 five ends later and lost 21-10.

Barry Walker replaced Mick Cooney in Horobin's rink and they won 14-8. Jim Robertson replaced Graham Instone in Bulmer's rink and, after leading 8-1, they won 13-10.

Redcar set up a decider by thumping Doncaster 76-23, picking up the maximum 14 points to go into the last game two behind York.

York's teams reverted back to those who played in the first round.

After six ends the aggregate score stood at 21-14 to Redcar before York came back then pulled away to win 55-38.

Horobin's side won 18-10; Bulmer's side won 17-5; and Parsons team scored 11 unanswered shots to lead 14-10 and before finishing 14-13.

Normanton's side lost 10-6 but York picked up 12 points from the game to retain the trophy.

Doncaster picked up the wooden spoon after losing to Hornsea 49-35.

Meanwhile, York's finals night again attracted a lot of supporters who were entertained with some excellent bowling - none more so than in the Gents' Singles where reigning champion Craig Newton beat 2017 winner Stuart Smith 21-12.

Helen Wood won the Ladies' Singles trophy for the first time as she beat Zoe Eagles, who had won the trophy eight times previously. Wood pulled away from 9-7 to win 21-9.

Pauline Cooper won the Ladies Over-55s shield for the fifth time after beating Denise Elliott 20-13, pulling away in the last three end having led 15-13.

Dave Stroughair took the Veterans' title as he beat Alan Hampshire 21-4, and Neal Macdonald took the Under-25s trophy after beating Jack Woodworth 21-13.

Scott Walton was on form in the Gents' Plate as he beat Ray Calpin 21-12. Phil Parsons won the Vets' Plate, beating Ray Clark 21-6.

Tonight, York's domestic cup finals continue with the Open Pairs between Tony Horobin's team and Hayley Robinson's, and the Ladies' Knockout Triples between Lynne Tattersall's team and Maureen Walker's. Both games start at 6.30pm.

Tomorrow morning, the Eric Hopwood Triples final starts at Thanet Road at 10am, followed at 2pm by the Ladies' Langford Pairs final between Helen Wood's side and Jen Brown's.

On Saturday, York play a friendly against Ferryhill and on Sunday they face Stanley IBC, starting at noon and 1pm respectively.

On Monday at 10am, the Vets' Triples and the Vets' Fours League play-off finals take place before York IBC hand over their venue to the Civil Service, who are holding their National Singles and Triples tournaments there, starting at 1pm.

On Monday at 7pm, York's finals conclude with the Ladies' Simpson Pairs between Joan Jackson and Helen Wood, along with the Mixed Triples and the Gents' Triples League play-off finals.