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Kerry and Sherril were second at the TBDWBA State Pairs competition after many hours on the green.

Brunswick Heads Women’s Bowling Club came a close second after a big day at the Tweed Byron District Women’s Bowling Association (TBDWBA) State Pairs competition held at Kingscliff earlier this month.
The club’s Kerry Dexter (skip) and Sherril Pearce went straight through to the semi-final against Pottsville after a bye in the first game.
‘Pottsville took the lead early in the game. We fought back and on the last end the scores were 18 all. This meant another deciding end had to be played,’ Kerry said.
‘It came down to both skips having each of their bowls close to the jack and the umpire had to be called to measure, with Brunswick winning the game by millimetres, 19–18’.
This game lasted four hours and 25 minutes, far longer than the average of roughly 3–3.5 hours.
‘The final started an hour late and we played against Kingscliff. They took the lead and we fought back equalling the score at one stage, but on the 19th end it was decided not to play the last two ends due to failing light with Kingscliff leading 24–11,’ Kerry said.
‘We were very happy to be runners up in this competition and worked out we played 8hrs 50mins of bowls on the day.’

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