Thursday, February 23, 2012

Finals at Inverness

The Henderson Bishop final today was a battle of the 'pink ladies'! That's the Stranraer team above. L-R Gail Munro (fourth), Fiona Hardie (second), Beth Aitken (lead), Beryl Niven (skip).

The other finalists were Lanarkshire 2. L-R Margaret Brown (lead), Alison Fraser (2nd), Marion Craig (3rd), Margaret Richardson (skip).

Gail hit to count four at the fourth and led 6-2. Three consecutive singles from Margaret's team closed the scores, and after eight ends there was only one shot in the game. Gail took a single in the ninth, to go down the last two in front, without the hammer. When Margaret was wide on her tap back to lie two, Gail had a straightforward hit for the game. And she was right on target.

Gail, Beryl, Fiona and Beth (Stranraer) are the Henderson Bishop champions 2012!

The linescores are here.

The low road final for the Cherrystone was between Greenacres (above) and Braehead. L-R: Elaine Semple (skip), Helen Burton, Alison MacLennan, Pat Ross.

Braehead. L-R: Nanette Davidson, Sheila Black, Linda Stevenson, Liz Paul.

Elaine and her team gave their opposition a three shot start and it looked at one point that the Braehead women were going to run away with it, leading 6-3 after six. But a stolen three at the seventh, when Liz rolled out when trying an inwick, saw the scores level. But having staged a comeback, it all fell apart in the eighth. In trouble, Elaine's freeze attempt was not perfect, and Liz nudged it away to count four. There was not enough time to get back a second time, and the Cherrystone was headed for Braehead.

Photos © Skip Cottage