IAN Poole edged Cheshire Academy team-mate Adam Bloor to glory in the regional boccia finals.
The pair, who train at the Crewe centre for people with learning disabilities, took part in the English Federation of Disability Sport Championships in Liverpool.
The were joined by seven other Academy team-mates up against the best from across the north west.
But great friends Ian and Adam made all the way through to the final and Ian nicked it 4-2.
He said: “It was a brilliant match and Adam played some great shots. Now I am looking forward to travelling through to Sheffield for the national finals next spring.”
Adam added: “Ian and I have played boccia together at the Cheshire Academy club for many years and we have played some brilliant contests.
“Ian played really well and I have to admit that at the end of the day he played the better game.”
Boccia is similar to French boules. Competitors aim to throw their balls nearest to the target jack.
The Academy’s boccia club meets every Friday (6.30pm) at Malbank School, Nantwich.