So could Paul Foster make if four finals here in a row? The final here at Dewars had been Foster and Brett for the last three years. Brett had failed in the previous game before and Foster really had a game on his hands with Mark Royal. Royal, who himself has not been in the best of health recently, has found his old form and spark and won the first set with a quite convincing 9.4 score.
After five ends of the second set Royal was 3.2 up. Royal, on fire, took a two at the next end and led 5.3. Then another one shot to Royal and Foster was in big trouble with only two ends left to play. Foster is looking down the barrel of one shot against and plays a brilliant bowl to turn the jack for two giving him a glimmer of hope in the last end of picking up the two he needs to take the game into a tie break. But Royal denied Foster that chance and took the final end and the game in straight sets 9.4 7.5