Friday, October 29, 2010

European Qualifying Session 1

Who was on the ice for the first round of the Euro Qualifying Competition at Perth today? Game one was Munro v Muirhead, Sarah Reid's team having the bye. Above L-R: Gail Munro, Lyndsay Wilson, Kerry Adams-Taylor and Alison Mather. The linescores can be found here.

With Lorna Vevers unavailable for today's games - her sister was getting married - Anna Sloan was brought into the Eve Muirhead side at second. Anna of course is Eve's third in her junior team. Above L-R: Eve Muirhead, Kelly Wood, Anna Sloan and Annie Laird.

There was little between the teams until the seventh end, when Gail gave up two against the head to go 6-3 down. Her team fought back though, with two at the ninth. Eve had the game to win with her final draw in the tenth. Needing to bite the four foot to be sure, she slipped an inch too far. Extra end. Gail came up a little short in trying to hide with her last, and Eve had no need to play her hammer. First points on the board for Team Muirhead.

In the men's event it was Murdoch v MacDonald, Hammy McMillan's side with the bye. Above L-R: Ross Hepburn, Glen Muirhead, Warwick Smith and David Murdoch. Again, the linescores are here.

Above L-R: Euan Byers, Graeme Connal, Pete Loudon and Ewan MacDonald. Team Murdoch led 3-1 after nine. Five blank ends as Team MacDonald looked for a chance to get back. That happened right at the end. Ewan had the opportunity to count two to tie with his last stone, but rolled out. Game to Murdoch.

Photos © Skip Cottage