One of Ayrshire's premier singles competitions came to a conclusion at the weekend with a former champion reliving the glory after he picked up the trophy for the third time. 
The Champion of Champions, sponsored by Paul Stevenson Funeral Directors, ended with a convincing win for Largs Halkshill's David Rae but he was made to work in the three games on Sunday to lift the coveted title. 
Players from throughout the region battled over the past two weekends with the top eight coming back to Ardrossan BC on Sunday morning to find a champion. 
David took on last year's winner Mark Robson from Darvel in the quarters and he looked to be breezing through to the semis but a spirited comeback from Mark fell just short as David progressed 21-17. 
Bob Morris from Girdle Toll was first off the green in the quarter-finals after making light work of Ross McKnight from Ayr Seafield in a one sided affair that finished 21-4 to the Irvine player. 
Home hopes lay with Jamie Campbell and he battled through a long affair with Irvine Winton's Jim Walker and eventually finished up 21-9 in a match tighter than the score suggests. 
Joining them in the semis was Ryan Dempsey from Crooksmoss BC after a tough but ultimately comfortable win over John Sprout Senior from Kilbirnie BC. 
After a short break, the four guys took to the green once again and David roared into a lead once again and despite resistance from Bob he managed to finish the job 21-13 to secure another final berth, having won the title two years in a row back in 2010 and 2011. 
The second semi was a tight affair with both players having chances in a scrappy but good quality match up. Ardrossan's Jamie Campbell took the initiative towards the business end of the match and had a lead of 18-14 but Ryan Dempsey kept his cool to score a three then a four to secure his place in the prestigious final. 
A tense affair to begin with, the final looked to be going in David's favour with another early lead but Ryan plugged away and kept within touching distance before the quality and experience of David shone through and lady luck looked down on the Halkshill man as he raced clear and picked up the win by 21 shots to 9.