The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

National Governing Body for Curling in Scotland

Team Muirhead join Team Brewster at Europeans

Posted on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 7:54am

The European Women’s Playdowns took place this weekend at Curl Aberdeen.

Eve Muirhead and her team Anna Sloan, Vicki Adams and Claire Hamilton took on Gail Munro and her team Lyndsay Cumming, Katie Wright and Jodie Milroy in the best of five game playdown.  The winners would join Team Brewster and represent Scotland at the European Championships in Karlstad, Sweden in December.

The first game played on the Friday night started with Munro stealing a 2 at the first when Muirhead was short with her last stone.  Muirhead got their 2 back in the second end then stole a 3 in end three. After that Muirhead were in control of the game which ended at end seven score 11 – 5.

Game two got underway with Muirhead picking up a 3 at the first and Muirhead then played a perfect double for 5 in end three which set up her team’s second victory 11 – 4.

Game three began with Muirhead winning the LSD (Last stone draw) for the third time and picked up a 2 at the first end and a steal of 1 at the second.  Munro came back with a good 2 in end three. Munro had a chance of a steal in end 4 but failed to cover her shot and left Muirhead with a hit and stick for 2.  Munro was short with a draw at end 5 and gave up a 1 score 6 – 2 after five.  Another steal at six was the deciding factor 11 – 3.  Games four and five were not required.

Good luck to Team Muirhead and Team Brewster in Sweden.

Thanks go to ice staff (Scott Henderson and Kerr Drummond) for making very good ice for the competition.