Sunday, October 24, 2010

Scots abroad give good show at weekend

It is fun to follow the fortunes of our teams who have the opportunity to travel abroad - especially if they are doing well, as this weekend. Hammy McMillan, David Smith, Ross Paterson and Sandy Gilmour had an excellent run at the Bern Open, losing to Switzerland's Thomas Lips in the final of the thirty-two team event, see here. They beat David Murdoch's team in the semifinal. Tom Brewster (skipping Duncan Fernie's team) also reached the semifinals, losing there to Lips.

Sarah Reid, Kerry Barr, Kay Adams and Barbara McFarlane reached the semifinals of the Grasshopper Masters in Zurich this weekend, before losing to Mirjam Ott, the eventual winners, see here. They then lost in the 3rd-4th game to Andrea Schoepp.

Lauren Baxter and Hannah Fleming teams both reached the semifinals of the European Junior Tour event in Oslo before bowing out. The John Penny and Jay McWilliam teams both lost in short tiebreakers for semifinal places. All the results for that event are here.