February 19, 2009

Then there were five

Eight women's teams started out in the Columba Cream Scottish Curling Championship last year at Curl Aberdeen, and after the double round robin, five are still in contention for the 2009 title. The teams skipped by Kelly Wood and Eve Muirhead finished tied for top spot with 11 wins, and three teams, skipped by Gail Munro, Claire Hamilton and Mairi Milne were equal on seven wins. Wood and Muirhead will play the 1-2 Page game, the loser of that will play who ever comes forward from the tiebreakers tomorrow. These are set up as Munro v Milne at 2pm, the winner to play Claire Hamilton at 8.30pm. See the RCCC website here.

Here are all the surviving skips!

Eve Muirhead (above) and her team of Karen Addison, Rachael Simms and Anne Laird beat the Gail Munro side in the last round robin game.

Kelly Wood (above), Jackie Lockhart, Lorna Vevers and Lindsay Wood beat Claire Hamilton in their last game.

Gail Munro, Lyndsay Wilson, Sharon Stewart and Kerry Adams are still battling away.

Claire Hamilton (above) had to recruit Claire MacDonald as third for this week, as Lauren Gray is off winning medals in Poland with the GB girls' team. But with Rhiann Macleod and Caitlin Barr as the front end they have done really well to be in the mix for tomorrow's tiebreakers.
After a slow start, Mairi Milne and her team of Claire Milne, Lynn Cameron and Katie Loudon, recovered from being the Curling Today Team of the Day (here) and won their place in the playoffs by beating Gillian Howard today.

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