The first of 10 Cardiganshire Short Mat Bowls tournaments for 2017/18 got underway with the open county triples being played at the Cardigan indoor bowls club in Gwbert Road, Cardigan. Twelve teams entered all together, playing in three groups of four teams. The final was played between Rhydlewis who came out on top to win by a small margin against the strong Capel Dewi team of Sally Davis, Helen Thomas and Rob Davies. The young Rhydlewis team consisted of Welsh international Ffion Jones, Dylan Johnson and Dafydd Jones.