Friday, October 28, 2011

European Qualifying Friday

After four games, the teams of Tom Brewster and Eve Muirhead held undefeated records in their competitions to find Scotland's team for the Le Gruyere European Curling Championships in Moscow. In this evening's fifth round, David Murdoch, already on two losses, faced up against Brewster. It was to be another win for Tom with Greg Drummond, Scott Andrews and Michael Goodfellow, as they won through in a game that only went eight ends.

In the women's competition, Eve, with Anna Sloan, Vicki Adams and Claire Hamilton maintained their perfect record by defeating Jackie Lockhart's side.

You can see the standings here.

In tomorrow's final games of the double round robin, Sandy Reid plays Brewster and David Edwards faces Murdoch. On the women's side, Lockhart plays Sarah Reid and Muirhead is against Hannah Fleming.

In past years the top team would have gone forward. Indeed, the competition would now be over. However, this season the rules are that the top two teams in each section will then play a best of three to find the teams for Moscow. Who will be second in each section is very much in the air!