Ryde players took the top three places with Andrea Huxley (Guildford) the best of the visitors finishing fourth.
Two blocks of six (conveniently split equally between home and visiting entries) finished with Nick Westmore unbeaten followed by Vernon Gibbs on 3 wins, and a tied second block on 4 wins won by Robin Thornton with Andrea second.
Cross-block semi-finals produced an intriguing final pairing between club-mates Nick (still unbeaten) and Robin.
At 6-4 Nick appeared to be cruising to victory when a mistakenly touched ball enabled Robin to take control of hoop 11. A series of nervous fluffed match points infiltrated Nick's game and Robin took the initiative to claim the last three hoops and an unlikely but well deserved victory.
A great start to Ryde's B-level series with Robin Thornton qualifying for the National Final and Nick Westmore (6 points), Vernon Gibbs (4 points), Andrea Huxley (2 points).