This was a very unusual match, not least because it included three ends where a player took all three shots. And Chris liked bowling road to bank, Penny bank to road, clearly illustrated as each player took three shots in the first two ends. Penny actually gave Chris a bit of help in the first end by promoting one of Chris’ woods into the count, when a different contact might well have given her shot.

Then it was one to Chris from his favoured end, but two to Penny bowling back, so she led after four ends at 5-4. Back to Chris’ territory in end five and another maximum to lead 7-4, and he then made an even more decisive move in end six, breaking the pattern; a single shot, as he promoted his own wood, but he now led 8-5. Chris then maintained his dominance of road to bank, moving the jack and resting just a few inches from it, then putting another close for two to extend the lead to 10-5 with two ends to play. Penny needed to score big and with three maximums so far, anything was possible, but a single shot to Chris sealed the match.