Portsmouth were the big winners as they took home two titles from the Tchoukball UK finals day in Kettering.
Portsmouth Drakes won The Andrews Cup, while the club’s second team Portsmouth Ducks took home The Challenge Cup title. The top tier competition, The Super Cup, was won by Bury Kings. Portsmouth went into The Andrews Cup as favourites after winning the competition last year.
They proved why they are Super League side with dominant performances against Leeds Cosmos (68-38) in the semi-finals and Division One champions Headingley Outlaws (63-42) in the final.
In the other semi-final Bury Saints left their comeback too late as Headingley won 48-47.
Saints then defeated Cosmos 58-47 in the third-place play-off.
It was less straight forward for Portsmouth Ducks in the Challenge Cup, scraping through an exciting match against Portsmouth Uni Pythons (56-54).
In the final Ducks faced under-18 side Bury Wolves. A strong start by Ducks ensured victory, with the game ending 57-46.
Wolves had reached the final by beating Guildford Ignite 49-48 in another thriller.
In the third-place play-off Pythons proved their strength, beating Ignite 49-35. The Super Cup saw the top four teams from the Super League pitted against each other.
With all four teams suffering injuries and absences, the competition was thrown wide open, but Guildford Inferno and Leeds Galaxy were unable to take their chances.
In the semi-finals Super League champions Bury Kings beating Leeds (56-49) after initially being behind, while Southampton Stags beat Guildford 53-41.
Southampton led after the first third in the final but Bury slowly came back into the match, at one point building up a five-point lead.
They were unable to increase this further and a mini-comeback from Stags almost brought a shock result, but Kings held on to win 55-53, securing a third-straight Super Cup.
There was another close match in the third-place play-off with Leeds pulling off a surprise victory against Guildford (58-54)
Head of competition Andy Cummins said:
“The finals were a great success with some really close matches throughout. I congratulate the cup winners and am pleased with how the event rounded off such a big season of tchoukball.”
It was a more relaxed feel on the Sunday during the annual beach tournament with Leeds-based Elliot’s Cosbros winning in the final against Guildford Inferno.