Tom Brewster, Greg Drummond, Scott Andrews and Michael Goodfellow defeated Pete de Boer's New Zealand side of Sean Becker, Scott Becker and Kenny Thomson in their first round game at the World Men's Curling Championship in Basel today. The Scots were two up without in the tenth. When Tom cleared Pete's nearly frozen first stone, the game was Scotland's.
Find all the results here. Mike Haggerty's reports will be on the Royal Club website.
It was interesting to listen to Kenny Edwards and David Murdoch (!) commentating on the USA - Germany game on the Eurosport Player. That's when the feed wasn't stuttering, or throwing up error messages. Then it was good to be able to follow the play-by-play on the CurlIT site, here.
Here is the New Zealand team. L-R: Pete de Boer, Sean Becker, Scott Becker, Kenny Thomson and Phil Dowling. Photo © Leslie Ingram-Brown.