January 09, 2008

Weekend preview 2: Scottish Championship gets underway

The twenty-eight entries for the 2008 Bruadar Scottish Championship will play in four sections in the qualifying competition. The first games are this weekend at the Dewar's Rinks, Perth, with the remaining matches to be held February 1-3. The full draw is here.

Lee McLeary (Kinross), John Hamilton (Murrayfield), Logan Gray (Stirling), Jamie Kirk (Lochgoil), David Murdoch (Lockerbie), Allan Manuel (Braehead) and David Stobo (Lanarkshire) are in Section A.

Section B comprises Scott Hamilton (Lockerbie), Graham Shaw (Perth), Robin Halliday (Dumfries), Graham Patrick (Murrayfield), David Edwards (Aberdeen), Mark Buchan (Aberdeen) and Warwick Smith (Perth).

In section C are Colin Hamilton (Murrayfield), Keith MacLennan (Atholl), Greg Drummond (Forfar), Gordon Muirhead (Atholl), Gerard Grant (Kinross), Alan Smith (Galleon) and Christopher Kerr (Aberdeen).

Craig Reid (Galleon), Alan Chalmers (Perth), Drew Howie (Greenacres), Peter Loudon (Perth), David Steel (Kirkcaldy), Tom Brewster (Aberdeen) and Glen Muirhead (Atholl) are in section D.

The top two teams in each section will qualify for the Bruadar Scottish Finals, February 19-24. That makes eight teams. The third placed teams in each section will play a tie-break game to find the remaining two teams needed to make up the ten required for the Scottish Finals. Who plays who in these tie-breaks will be done by drawing lots with the four skips involved.

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