McMillan v Fernie: Team Fernie always seemed in command of this one and at one point led 6-2. Duncan with David Edwards, Richard Woods and Colin Campbell were clinical in the tenth, two ahead. But Hammy would not give up, bumping up a frozen stone lying OUT of the house and rolling it in, and the shooter, so Duncan faced two with his last. But Fernie wasn't going to miss an open one to allow his team to progress to the second tiebreaker - 10.00 tomorrow - make that today, Saturday.
Hare v Gray: Close, hard fought. The teams were tied 3-3 after seven ends. It went to an extra with Logan holding last stone. He had to play one of the most important shots of his life, a delicate takeout past the guard. And he made it. Gray and his team of Alasdair Guthrie, Lindsay Gray and Iain Stobo will face Fernie today, the winner up against Murdoch in the Page 3-4.
Enthralling stuff! The linescores are here.
All credit to the fans (also known as 'the night shift') still watching the tiebreakers as the clock neared midnight. All of them secretly hoping for an appearance of the Dewar's bat!
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