Local bowlers Melvin Storta and Waynne Lodge are the 2013 NSW President's Reserve Pairs Champions, claiming the title at the championships in Maitland on October 12.
It is a major achievement for the Cooma pair, who have been playing together for many years.
They made it to the State Titles three years ago, only to be knocked out by one shot in the second round.
This year, however, they were unbeatable, progressing to the final after victories against Young 22-15, Portland 19-16 and in the semi-final against Asquith 24-11.
The Cooma duo went on to clinch a one shot victory against the Walcha team of Matthew Hamel and Brian Lockyer in a nail-biting final. The final score was 19-18.
Both teams held tough and did not give the other an inch to move, each trying to push out to a lead only to be reeled back in each time. The Cooma team just held on at the end and had the honour to lift the trophy as this year's State Champions.
"It was a very hard competition," Storta said.
"In the final it was tied at 17 all on the 20th end. We thought that if we could win that end we might be able to hang on. We both drew a shot and managed to hang on to win.
"They are all very good bowlers at that level and I think that's what makes it so special."
It was a long road to the championships for the Cooma team. First they had to win at the District level, then in early August travelled to Bega where they had to win two games to qualify as Zone 7 Champions.
"We had to get through a heap of qualifying rounds to get there [the championships] in the first place," Lodge said.
"It was fairly exciting for us [to win].
"We were happy for each other. We have been playing together for a long time."
Lodge said there were plenty of nerves going in to the final.
"It was one of those games that was in the balance the whole time. Fortunately for us, we won."