It was all one way in the junior women's final at Curl Aberdeen. Eve Muirhead had to use her last stone to save the first end. Hannah came up short in the second to go 4-0 down. The teams played out eight ends as the rules dictate. But it was always going to be Team Muirhead for Perth where the World Junior Championships will be held in March.
Hannah's agony shows on her face in this pic.
No, this is not the first end. It could indeed be the sixth, the first five being blanked! A high standard game though, with Team Penny getting the first break with a two at the sixth. Ally Fraser got one back in the eighth, but was in trouble at the ninth. A 'coach interaction' was called, and a decision on what to play with Ally's last was made. But the stone picked up.
John headed down to throw for a three, but his stone picked up too at the same spot, came right across the house and nudge a front counter, his own, into shot position. So three it was, and down 1-5, Ally conceded. John Penny, Colin Dick, Colin Howden and Billy Morton are Scottish Junior Champions.
Presentation photos to come, later.
Photos © Skip Cottage