THE finals of the EP trips in Port Alfred last weekend proved to be a bittersweet experience for the hometown bowlers.
Kowie BC provided an immaculate venue and Port Alfred BC were represented in the men's and women's finals, but both faltered at the final hurdle.
In the women's final, Bev Treadway (The Woods) had to go to an extra end to defeat Sandra Wiblin.
Karen Korkie (The Woods) beat Lesley Hartwell (Mill Park) in the play-off for the bronze medal.
The men's final was also a close contest. Curt Fischer (Westview) and Trevor Frost were peels going into the last end, but Westview were able to move the jack to behind a wall of incoming bowls.
Kepler Wessels (The Woods) secured the bronze medal by beating Gary Vermaak (The Woods).