Sunday, January 10, 2010

At the top of the game

David Murdoch's Team GB competed in the Swiss Chalet National in Guelph, Ontario, this weekend. They won three, lost two in their section and beat Kerry Burtnyk in a tiebreaker to qualify for the playoffs, then losing 5-3 to Kevin Koe in the quarterfinals. All the results are here.

In Berne, Eve Muirhead's Team GB reached the quarterfinals of the International Berne Ladies Championship and beat Cheryl Bernard's side, the Canadian Olympic reps, 8-3! Good work girls! That brought them up against the other Canadians, skipped by Jennifer Jones, and I see from the results here they lost 2-3. Jones went on to win the event, Team GB winning the 3rd-4th playoff against Austria's Jacqueline Greiner.

At the Ramada Perth Masters, Tom Brewster, Duncan Fernie, Ron Brewster and David Edwards beat Niklas Edin's Swedes, the European Champions, 5-3, in the final. Find the results here. The event had its own blogger this year in Claire Carswell, a journalism student at Strathclyde, see here. The winners' pic is here.

And in the European Junior Challenge in Prague, the Finnish junior men won their place in the World Junior Championship. So too did the German junior women, although you have to have a thought for the Danish girls who were beaten in the final, at an extra end, having gone nine games without loss in the round robin! The results are here, and the site has lots of photos and videos.

David Murdoch's pic is a Capital One photo by Anil Mungal.