Tom Brewster is Scottish Champion! How long have I waited to be able to say that.
Tom Brewster, Greg Drummond, Scott Andrews and Michael Goodfellow won the Bruadar Scottish Men's Curling Championship this afternoon, beating the Sandy Reid team at the last stone!
Tom Brewster's side came up against Moray Combe (4th), Sandy Reid (skip), Scott Macleod and David Soutar in the final this afternoon. That's Tom Brewster above.
It didn't begin as a 'classic' final. Brewster missed an open draw for a third stone at the second and only counted two to keep the teams level. At the fifth, Sandy was one shot in front.
The linescore is here.
Team Brewster took the initiative with a two at the sixth, and going down the ninth held a one shot lead. Moray just had to hit an open Brewster stone on the nose for two, but it curled away, he barely got a piece of it, and only one went on the board. Score 4-4 after nine, Brewster with last stone in the tenth.
Tom faced two Reid stones when he came to play his last. He elected to draw, and his stone, well looked after and swept by his team, finished on the button!
Moray Combe who plays last stones for the Sandy Reid team.
David Soutar and Scott Macleod sweep.
Tom Brewster on screen as his team sweep.
Here is the Brewster front end again, Michael Goodfellow and Scott Andrews.
"What's that you're saying, Scott?"
"I told you in the round robin, go sit in your corner!"
David Soutar, Moray Combe and Scott Macleod.
Scott Macleod watches the line of his stone, Michael Goodfellow and Scott Andrews behind.
Team seamstress, Margaret Cairns. Margaret and Ladies' Branch President Brenda Macintyre made sure that the sponsor's crests would not fall off the finalists' clothing during the televised match.
Photos © Skip Cottage