Penny reached her fourth consecutive final, with John this year, against Trudy and Chris, and she set a long jack to set off proceedings. All four contestants ringed the jack, but it was Chris with two of his woods inside that ring that got his pairing off to a 2-0 lead.

On a full length jack, in the second end, Chris held shot from John before promoting Trudy into second. John’s last was right on the money, till it took a small wick off a short wood to finish in third, leaving Trudy and Chris 4-0 up. And they took three more shots, in end three, all within fifteen inches to move ahead, 7-0.

Penny held two shots, in end four, when Chris came in twice to hold two for his team. John moved into second to pull one back, but the lead was now 8-0, and one shot each to Trudy and Chris, in end six, further extended their score to 10-0.

Penny and John had trailed 1-10, in their semi-final, before the mother and father of all comebacks, and - if they could only get their game moving before half way…! They were again staring down the barrel, needing to respond. So, in end six, Penny put two good woods into shot, with Trudy in third - till John took Trudy out, taking third himself and it was mow 3-10… and tea.

Trudy opened the second half by holding shot on a thirty yard jack. Penny finished fractionally outside, keeping the damage to one shot and 3-11. Then, with John running the jack in the eighth - and holding - it was 4-11. Another, in the ninth, for the comeback kids and it was 5-11, but the ends were fast running out!

In the tenth end, John’s shot wood was taken out by Trudy, but Penny retook shot at three inches. Chris’ first wood caught both Penny’s wood and the jack, moved them both but leaving his wood in shot. Penny’s line remained true, but she had one wood just above the head, the other just below and - with Chris taking the shot - there was no way back from 12-5. Valiantly as Penny and John had bowled, Penny was once again the bridesmaid. They had, as in the semi-final, the better of the second half of the match, but this time they could not overturn the opening ten shot deficit. Commiserations to them and many congratulations to Trudy and Chris, in becoming 2015 Couples Champions, thanks to their greater consistency over the full contest.

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