February 09, 2008

Junior men 5th post: Tiebreaker needed to decide semifinal place

This was the position going into the final round of games at the Scottish Junior Men's Championship. Greg Drummond was up against Ally Fraser, and secured a win, just. It looked as if Ally was set to score a big end in the ninth! But he didn't. So, Drummond goes directly to tomorrow's final.

Glen Muirhead faced Jamie Dick and that game went to an extra end before Muirhead was able to secure his team's place in the semifinal.

Graeme Black's team kept themselves in contention by beating Paul Russell. The Gray-Penny game was clear. The winner would be involved in a tiebreaker at the very least. Lindsay Gray's team come out strong and ran out easy winners after they picked up a four at the fifth end.

Gray will play Black in a tiebreaker at 6pm tonight, the winner to face Muirhead in tomorrow's semifinal.

Greg Drummond and Ally Fraser

Lindsay Gray

John Penny watches his final stone at the fifth end, realising it wasn't going to be good enough. Indeed, Gray removed it to count four, and dashed Penny's hopes of reaching the tiebreaker.

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