Two great semifinals, both going to an extra end, set up the afternoon at the Edinburgh International Curling Championship, sponsored by Belhaven Best. Andy Kapp of Germany played a double takeout with last stone to beat Warwick Smith's side in the ninth, and Goran Carlsson from Sweden had a straightforward draw to the eight foot to beat Hammy McMillan's side in extra time.
So it was a Sweden - Germany game for the Edinburgh International trophy. Kapp stole a single at the second and were always in control. A two at the sixth gave the German side a 5-2 lead and they were two ahead coming home with the hammer at the last. Kapp, Andy Lang, Holger Hoehne and Andreas Kempf were the champs at Murrayfield.
The final of the Seniors' event was contested by the teams skipped by Michael Sutherland and Alan Durno. Sutherland with Jim Wood, Frank Forrest and Alan Collett came out on top.
Top: Andy's German team working hard. Above: Michael Sutherland.
You can find all the linescores here.
Pics by Bob. More later.
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