Sunday, March 28, 2010

Scottish Mixed Championship: Sunday 3

Duncan Fernie (in the red top) lined up for the final against David Edwards.

There were Duncan's women - Lynn Cameron and Michelle Silvera.

Colin Campbell played second stones.

You could not have written this script. The game direction looked to have been decided in the first end. Duncan's draw against a pile of Edwards' granite just slipped through the hole, a fraction heavy. Four went on the board to Team Edwards. Then, in the second, Duncan was just light and gave up two more, to go 6-0 down. Another single went on the scorecard for Edwards in the third. 7-0. Surely it was over?

The fightback started in the fourth. The Fernie team counted four, then stole two singles against the head. After six, it was 7-6 to Edwards! Then Fernie stole another two to be one up, playing the last.

David who - as one wag behind the glass put it - couldn't draw breath in the second half of the game, finally put a draw onto the button, for a single to take the game into an extra end.

It was Duncan's turn to have to play a pressure shot for the game. Needing to cut a piece of the four, he came up short. The game belonged to the Edwards' team. As I say, you could not have written the script!

Louise Wood played lead stones for the Edwards team.

Dillan Perras threw second.

Claire Perras was third.

And here's David. And with the win, and the Scottish Mixed title, they're off to represent Scotland in the European Mixed Championship to be held in (put your guess here.............) sometime early next season!

And there always has to be a caption competition. "Up a wee bit, Dillan. Left a bit. There, that's it. Aaaaaah!" Or perhaps you have better.

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