The big trip from the South Coast proved worthwhile for Shane Quinlivan and his team after winning the Classic Fours at Wagga RSL Club.
Quinlivan, Chris Pollack, John Desmond and Jeff Rankin produced three days of quality bowling to take out one of Wagga RSL Bowling Club's biggest events on the calendar.
Quinlivan, from Moruya, and his team won five of their six games and then drew in their other, which proved enough to take out the title.
The draw proved decisive as it proved the difference. Batlow's Ralph Fair and his team won five of their six matches with a difference of plus 29, while Cootamundra's Ron Rosengreen and his team grabbed third with five wins and plus 22.
The Rules Club's team, headed by Mark Pearce, was the best performed of the Wagga teams as they grabbed four wins and a draw from their six games.
Wagga RSL Bowling Club president Max Sanbrook said the standard of lawn bowls was at a very high level over the three days of the tournament.
"It was a really good weekend, everything went off fine," Sanbrook said.
"No one went through undefeated, which was good. It was probably the most even competition I've seen since we've been running it. Every team was capable of beating someone.
"Every team that played could actually play and it was so close between every player. It quite often came down to the luck of the draw. It was a really good weekend."
Wagga RSL Club will hold their next big tournament, the Coca Cola Pairs, in two weeks time. There is already 28 teams entered.