Thursday, February 23, 2012

Semifinal Update from Inverness

Lanarkshire 2, skipped by Margaret Richardson (front, above) was against Murrayfield 2's Jennifer Dodds in the semifinal of the Henderson Bishop Competition. Margaret, Marion Craig, Alison Taylor and Margaret Brown were just too strong for their opposition (Jennifer, Alison Dick, Kirsty Galloway and Sue Scotland) this morning, and it was a one-sided game that only lasted eight ends.

All the linescores are here.

Beryl Niven (Stranraer) and Jane McLaren (Lanarkshire 1) went head to head in the other high road semi.

Gail Munro plays last stone for the Stranraer team, with Beryl at third stones, Fiona Hardie, second, and Beth Aitken, lead. Jane had Lucy Head, Alison McRae and Carole Marsh. With a three at the first, Stranraer always had their noses in front in this one, and were two up playing the last end. Gail's hit was on target to run the opposition out of stones. Stranraer will meet Lanarkshire 2 in the final.

In the Low Road, for the Cherrystone, Liz Paul's Braehead team faced Mary Barr's Kinross side. Tied after six, Braehead landed the big one, a five, in the seventh, and the game was theirs. Liz's team was Linda Stevenson, Sheila Black and Nanette Davidson. Mary had Lorna Rennie, Jane Barr and Ena Stevenson. (Stop Press: Ena has a big birthday coming up. Many Happy Returns Ena, tomorrow!)

On the other side of the draw, Elaine Semple's Greenacres team were up against Lisa MacKellaich's local side. In the photo above Abbie Brodie and Lisa watch behind Elaine Semple.
Inverness 1 ran away to a 6-1 lead. Elaine, Helen Burton, Alison MacLennan and Pat Ross came back strongly to be level after six. Lisa's team was Abbie Brodie, Wee Barras and Morven Bridges.

The game was tied in the tenth. Lisa needed an angled raise takeout to force Elaine to play her last, but didn't get the angle. It will be Greenacres v Braehead for the Cherrystone.

Photos © Skip Cottage