Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bruadar: Draw 7

Tonight's game in the Bruadar Scottish Men's Curling Championship was the seventh of the round robin games. Above is the situation before the games.

Fernie played Murdoch, the latter winning this one. Murdoch moves to five wins, Fernie stays on five.

Brewster was against Gray, and had to steal the tenth and the extra to win. Team Brewster is now top of the pile on six wins. Gray stays on four.

Reid faced Black, and won. Team Reid moves to five wins.

This matchup of McMillan against Hare was a crucial game, both teams on three wins. Hammy got the jump with a three at the eighth and was one up with the hammer coming home. Frazer stole the tenth though, and it was in to an extra. Hammy skinned out a Hare stone with his first, then cleared away a partially hidden counter with his last. Team McMillan now has four wins.

There was another pairing on the ice tonight. Neither Graham Shaw nor Lee McCleary had a win to their name. The Shaw four had shuffled the pack and Dave Hay took over as skip, Robin Niven continued as lead, Graham Shaw threw second and Brian Binnie was third.

So who won the 'battle for the bottom' (as it were)? It was all over after six, David (above) skipping his team to an easy victory on the night.

Two more rounds to go tomorrow, Friday. First games for the men have been pushed back to a 12.30 start, to accommodate the women's postponed games which will go on at 09.00. Then it will be the top four contesting page playoffs on Saturday and Sunday for the Bruadar Scottish Men's title.

The official results are all here.

Photos © Skip Cottage