North Albury bowlers gathered to remember one of their own at at Salty's Tournament on Saturday.
Allan 'Salty' Ross had his life cut short by motor neurone disease and the club has now held the event in his honour for the past two years.
"Salty was my best mate," North Albury president Steve Martini said.
"He was a larger-than-life figure, he was very well-known around Albury and the district in bowls circles.
"He was 62 years old, diagnosed with MND and it took 14 months to kill him.
"I saw him every day, go from being a very proactive, strong, physical guy to wilting away to nothing.
"We're a very close group of mates and he was the leader of the pack, the life of the party, so this weekend was all about him.
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"I'm proud to be not only his best mate but the president of the bowling club putting this tournament on in his honour."
A full list of bowlers from across the district came together for the tournament on Saturday, which was played in triples format.
Stephen Broad's side, also featuring Scott Hartley and Greg Delaney, won the event and finished the day by lifting the memorial trophy, while Des Nelson, Gary Broad and Ken Allen were runners-up.
"I think about Salty every day and there's a lot of blokes in the same boat as me," Martini said.
"He was the sort of bloke who would take the shirt off his back and give it to you.
"It was fantastic to see all blokes come together to play in the tournament to honour Salty's memory."
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