Jamie Dick, Colin Dick, Lindsay Gray and Michael Goodfellow were the favourites going into the final against Graeme Black and his team, who had had little time to recover after their comeback win against Blair Fraser's side this morning.
But Graeme with Ally Fraser, Steven Mitchell (sorry Steve for previous typo) and Thomas Sloan were on a roll. They took a four at the third, and in the fourth stole a two. Jamie had come up just short with a draw against two, and without waiting to confirm that his team had lost a single, Colin Dick kicked his team's stone away, and so it was a two that went on to the board. Black was 6-2 ahead. He stole again in the fifth.
Jamie and his team fought on valiantly. A superb split in the ninth saw the Edinburgh medical student get two back, to trail by just two, 8-6, going in to the last end. It was too little, too late. Graeme's team played it well in the tenth, keeping the front open, and with last stone had an open hit for the championship title. He was right on target.
Eve Muirhead, Anna Sloan, Vicki Adams and Sarah Macintyre were the favourites in the girls' final. But Hannah Fleming, Becca Kesley, Alice Spence and Abi Brown were more than a match for the reigning champ.... for much of the game. The score was 4-4 after six. Then Eve and her team counted a big three, and they were on their way to Vancouver for the World Juniors. Hannah offered the handshakes after eight.
You can find a synopsis of the games here.
L-R: Sarah Macintyre, Vicky Adams, Anna Sloan and Eve Muirhead
L-R: Graeme Black, Ally Fraser, Steven Mitchell and Thomas Sloan
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