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The winners: (L–R) Jenny Lofts (skip), Julie Quigley (second) and May Essery (lead). Photo supplied

The team of May Essery, Julie Quigley and Jenny Lofts have won the 2023 triples championship of the Brunswick Heads Women’s Bowling Club after a very tightly fought final played last week.
‘What a fantastic game this was to watch,’ the club’s Kerry Dexter said.
Team Lofts faced up against Dawn Holland (lead), Jenny Andrew (second) and Sherril Pearce (skip).
Team Lofts started out strongly and were leading 2–0 at the sixth end.
Team Pearce then found their bowls and mounted a fightback to bring themselves within three with the scores at 19–12 after the completion of the 16th end, with just two to play.
On the 17th end Team Pearce got hearts racing when they scored a four, taking them into the lead for the first time in the game, 20–19.
On the last end Team Lofts were holding one shot, and this would have forced another end to have been played if the scores became even.
But Jenny Lofts had one bowl left to play.
‘She played a most magnificent bowl drawing in front of her team member’s bowl to bring her team to hold a two; they won the game 22–21,’ Kerry said.
‘It was such a joy to see such good bowls’.

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