International star Jo Edwards (United) underlined her class when she skipped Val Smith, Kirsten Griffin and Tayla Bruce into the women’s fours final after a thrilling 18-17 win over Wanganui’s Ann Loveridge.
Edwards and Loveridge were 6-all after six ends, then 11-all after 11 ends. A four and a single gave the edge to Edwards, but Loveridge replied in kind, to make it 16-all with three to go. A single each way set up the grandstand finish. Wanganui held the shot on the changeover, however, Edwards drove off the shot. Loveridge connected with the counting bowl with her final delivery but did not dislodge it far enough.