January 05, 2008

Perth Masters update

World Champ Glenn Howard grits his teeth as he tries to dispose of Alan Smith and his team!

Thomas Ulsrud of Norway, serene as always!

Team Burtnyk in action. Another photo is here.

L-R: Euan Byers, Peter Smith and David Murdoch discuss options.

Right, where are we? Who's made it through to the playoffs at the Ramada Perth Masters? Well, David Murdoch and Kerry Burtnyk came through the A Road undefeated. The two qualifiers from B have just been decided. Thomas Ulsrud had an easy passage against the Japanese, and the fourth team would be the winner of the game against Alan Smith and Glenn Howard.

Smith and Howard had met earlier, with Smith the winner then. In the rematch, Smith was one up playing the last and looked at least to have forced Howard to a single and an extra end. But the world champion played a great shot to engineer two shots for a win, and make sure his team would be playing on Sunday morning.

Above are four pics of the qualifiers so far, with the last round in C just going on the ice now, with four games to decide the final four qualifiers for the final stages. I'll update this later.

The full results are here.

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