Bute’s curlers began 2013 with a 6-5 win over Troon in their latest Ayr Day League fixture on January 3.
Trailing by two shots going into the final end, a measure determined that Bute, comprising Ron Forrester (skip), Andy Eccles, Jan Eccles and Beck Reid, won that last end by three shots to secure a narrow victory.
Meanwhile, Colin Sharp skipped Beck Reid and Bill Stein to victory in the club competition for the Sunday League Trophy at Braehead.
Twelve Bute curlers took part, with each three-handed rink playing two games.
* For more from a busy start to the Bute curling year, see the new issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, January 10.