Sunday, February 06, 2011

The Final

It's come down to the final of the Petrofac Aberdeen City Open. Here is the beautiful - and unusual - trophy, featuring Ailsa Craig granite, the creation of Peter Carry of Jamieson & Carry Silverware. It has been presented by Aberdeen City Council to mark the success of the European Curling Championships 2009. Actually all the blog posts for that event are still online here if you want to remind yourself of a wonderful ten days.

The finalists were: Kim Brewster (skip), Struan Wood (3rd), David Jack (2nd), Louise Wood (lead), and Susan Kesley (skip), Fran Stretton (3rd), Katie Wood (2nd), Jenny Barr (lead)

I should point out that you didn't HAVE to be a member of Currie and Balerno CC to play in the final game but it obviously helped as no fewer than six of the eight competitors were from that club!

So who would prevail? Susan, above ......

Or Kim?

Two behind in the sixth, Team Kesley had the chance for a four, but Susan caught the guard and only counted three. Team Brewster posted a two in the seventh, and were one ahead coming down the last end, without the hammer. Susan had the chance to win the game and, already lying the tying single, she needed to cut the four foot with her last.

But she came down just too heavy. It was into an extra end.

Susan swung her last stone around a guard into the four foot. It was to be the winner. Kim tried to follow, but had an extra gram of weight, and slipped past. Team Kesley would have their names on the trophy.

Pics © Skip Cottage. More to be posted later!