Saturday, February 19, 2011

Columba Cream: First Page Games

The Columba Cream Page 3-4 game saw Eve Muirhead, Kelly Wood, Lorna Vevers and Annie Laird up against the team which had come through two tiebreakers to meet them. Anna Sloan, Claire Hamilton, Vicki Adams and Rhiann Macleod led 3-2 after five and stole a three when Eve's last tapback against three Sloan stones in the sixth seemed to pick up and caught the front counter. That gave Anna's side a 6-2 lead.

Muirhead, up against three friends who will be her teammates at the World Juniors next month, fought back. But when Anna chipped away a near frozen Muirhead stone to count two in the eighth for an 8-4 lead it looked certain that we would have new champions this season.

The linescore is here.

Team Muirhead is out, and Team Sloan progresses to meet the losers of the Page 1-2 game, see below.

Top photo shows Kelly Wood in the house with Anna and Claire behind.

The Page 1-2

Hannnah Fleming had skipped her team of Alice Spence, Becca Kesley and Abi Brown, runners-up in the Scottish Junior Championships, to seven victories in the event, without loss. Would she make it eight wins in a row and gain a place in the Scottish Final?

Jackie Lockhart, Karen Kennedy, Kim Brewster and Sarah Macintyre stood in their way. A three at the third got the juniors in front and they held on, one up coming home with the hammer. They were able to keep the front clear and Hannah's last stone was on target to remove Lockhart's counter for the win!

Jackie is in the hack, with Sarah and Kim ready for action!

Eve can concentrate entirely on the World Juniors now.

Photos © Skip Cottage