February 03, 2008

Scottish Championship qualifiers

The qualifiers for the Bruadar Scottish Curling Championship were completed today.

Undefeated in their sections were the teams skipped by Tom Brewster, Gordon Muirhead and John Hamilton, the last defeating David Murdoch's side at the last stone when they met on Friday night. Murdoch's team are also safely through. Defending champion Warwick Smith and David Edwards are both qualified from section B. Colin Hamilton and his team are also through.

Craig Reid and Alan Chalmers had to play a tiebreaker for the second place from Section D. Chalmers' team won that. Reid's team then joined the draw with Logan Gray, Alan Smith and Scott Hamilton to battle it out for the two remaining places in the Bruadar Scottish Finals, February 18-24. Who played who was decided by lot. Hamilton then beat Reid and Gray beat Smith, the latter result a disappointment for the National Academy side.

The linescores and all the other results are here.

Top: John Hamilton beat Logan Gray on Saturday to retain an undefeated record and gain a place in the finals. Above: The youngest on the ice was Grant Hardie, at 15, playing second stones for Robin Halliday. The oldest? It would appear that this honour goes to Bob Kelly (52) who, with Gordon Muirhead, is also playing in the House of Bruar Seniors Championship next week. Photos by Bob.

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