The Royal Caledonian Curling Club President and Vice-President are piped onto the ice (by Graeme Coulthard) at the Murrayfield Rink at the start of the 2010 Indoor Grand Match today.
There was lots of action in the first session at Murrayfield.
But only one game in this session at this venue counted in the contest overall - that between the V-P's team, skipped by Pat Edington in the red, and the President, Robbie Scott, wearing blue, the colours of the North side.
Robbie and his team were in fine form and took an early lead. But the final outcome was a tied game, 10-10! You can find all the results from all the sessions at all the rinks on the RCCC website here.
Early news in from the Dewars Centre in Perth featured this Sorn CC rink. L-R: Jim Fraser, Eilidh Templeton, Sheila Kennedy, and Neil Kennedy (skip). Why are they so happy? The eight is the clue!
Here is the proof!
Traditionally the team which loses an eight is not named. However, I believe there should be a special award for all those who have to live though such a catastrophe! It should probably be called the 'Rhona Martin Try Harder' award, our Olympic Gold Medallist skip having herself lost an eight-ender earlier in her career! So there's lots of hope for the Breadalbane and Kenmore CC side.
Thanks to Tom Brydone for these pics from Perth. The ones from Murrayfield are mine. More to come, tomorrow.