Sunday, February 20, 2011

Columba Cream: Women's Final Post 3

Anna Sloan, Claire Hamilton, Vicki Adams and Rhiann Macleod are the Columba Cream Scottish Women's Curling Champions, after beating Hannah Fleming, Alice Spence, Becca Kesley and Abi Brown in the final.

The linescore is here.

Becca Kesley watches line on her skip's stone, with Claire Hamilton and Anna Sloan behind.

A conservative start to the final saw Fleming forced to take one at the fourth end. With last stone for the first time in the game at the fifth, Anna attacked. Team Sloan played the perfect end, the skip making her last stone takeout for a three going into the fifth end break!

Hannah faced two in the sixth, and hit and rolled out. The steal saw the Sloan team 4-1 ahead.

Coming down the eighth, Team Fleming trailed 2-4, and Hannah played a first class hit and roll behind the guards with her first stone to set up a steal. But Anna was up for the response, playing an angled raise takeout, removing the Fleming counter on the button and staying in its place. Hannah tried to get to it, but caught the guard. Anna drew for three and a 7-2 lead.

There were two ends to play, but Anna, Claire, Vicki and Rhiann had their names on the trophy.

Anna Sloan

Hannah Fleming delivers, Abi Brown and Alice Spence are the sweepers.

Fans in the stands

A vuvuzela spotted for the first time at Scottish curling finals!

Anna Sloan

"So you're Batman!" Anna Sloan, Vicki Adams, Rhiann Macleod

Photos © Skip Cottage