It took eleven ends, but Eve Muirhead, Kelly Wood, Lorna Vevers and Annie Laird are the Columba Cream Scottish Champions! What a great game! Here are Gail Munro and Eve Muirhead in the head.
Gail was on top form and ably supported by Lyndsay Wilson, Kerry Adams and Alison Mather. It came down to the extra end. Gail needed the steal and had to try to draw the button to hide her last behind a Muirhead stone on the top of the four foot, itself hidden by a stone on the front of the house. It was nearly perfect, but just rubbed the Muirhead stone and lay open. Eve had a straightforward - if there can be such a thing in this situation - hit for the title. Halfway down, we all knew it was right on target!
The pressure was certainly on Eve. Different team, up against determined opponents. Now she's Scottish Champion again. Swift Current beckons for the Worlds.
Kelly Wood was in her comfort zone, playing third. Great to watch too, as she encourages the Muirhead front end in the fifth end when Eve played two great shots to pick up a two.
The linescore is here.
Photos © Skip Cottage. More online later or tomorrow.