Finish for the ages sees defending champions re-claim Women’s Fours title

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A final-bowl, extra-end blockbuster finish sees Chloe Stewart’s team of Tiffany Brodie, Amelia Bruggy and Georgia White defend their 2016 title against Karen Murphy’s star-studded team One of the most exciting finishes we have seen for many years has seen Broadbeach’s Chloe Stewart and her team of Tiffany Brodie (Clayton, VIC), Amelia Bruggy (Kingsborough, TAS) and Georgia White (Club Helensvale, QLD) re-claim their Women’s Fours title from 2016 against Cabramatta star Karen Murphy’s rink of Ellen Ryan (Cabramatta, NSW), Kay Moran (Cabramatta, NSW) and Julie Keegan (Broadbeach, QLD)

After Stewart had the chance to draw for game in the final regular end and missing by a whisker, the match went into a see-sawing extra end which saw both teams trade shots, until Murphy’s final bowl ricocheted and sprung the jack to leave a tight measure between her and Brodie’s bowl, ahead of Stewart’s final shot.

With a packed Broadbeach crowd looking on, Stewart and her team carefully assessed the head before deciding to play the last show, with Stewart later noting that they believed they were just down. However, Stewart’s final bowl straightened up slightly off a front bowl before removing Murphy’s bowl to secure the title!

The win was a big relief for the young champions, with Stewart, Brodie and White all involved in losing finals earlier in the day; Stewart and Brodie were defeated in their Women’s Pairs semi final against Anne Johns and Rebecca Van Asch, while White succumbed to Ellen Ryan in this morning’s Women’s Singles Final. Stewart and co take home a cool $12,000 prize cheque for their victory!

It was a bittersweet night for Murphy’s team, but two members of her contingent Ellen Ryan and Julie Keegan still have the chance to taste further success as they compete for the Women’s Pairs title against Johns and Van Asch tomorrow. Additionally, Ryan’s victory in the Women’s Singles puts her very much front and centre in the Player of the Tournament discussion.

Best of all, tonight’s match was LIVE STREAMED so you can re-live all the action at your leisure – click here for part one and here for part two, including the thrilling conclusion!

Click here for the complete Women’s Fours results from the Australian Open