The eight teams in the Columba Cream Scottish Ladies Curling Championship are playing a double round robin at three different rinks to find the top three for the Page playoff. I missed the first set of games at Aberdeen and so I enjoyed the opportunity to see the girls in action at Kinross this weekend. Competition is extremely tight - every team seems capable of beating any other on the day. But as the weekend's competition came to a close, Eve Muirhead's team (that's her above against Judith McFarlane's side last night) were sitting on a 6-2 win-loss record.
Jill MacDonald and Fiona Steele, from the Judith McFarlane team, work on lead Karen Strang's stone. Judith's team finished the weekend with a 2-6 win-loss. You can find all the results and linescores here.
Sarah Reid's team are on four wins from eight games.
Eyes of the weekend award goes to supersub Megan Priestley!
Here's a closeup!
"What's that you're saying, Bob?" Mairi Milne, here with sister Claire, finished Kinross on three wins.
Lauren Gray concurs that the Kinross rink gets very noisy when the women are playing!
This was a big match on Saturday. Gail Munro (in white) beat Kelly Wood (in black).
Karen Addison and Anne Laird at work.
Gillian Howard's team are very much in contention this season. Four wins after Kinross.
But Gillian will be without third player Kay Adams for the Perth matches as she is in the GB World University Games squad. (My mother always used to tell me, don't frown like that, Robert, the furrows might stick! Be warned, Kay.)
Scottish Champion Gail Munro and her team are also on four wins.
Claire Hamilton's team are playing well, with the Scottish Junior Championship due to begin this Tuesday. Three wins so far in the Ladies' event.
Caption competition time! Karen Strang, Fiona Steele and Judith McFarlane. What's going on?
Joint top of the table is Kelly Wood and her team with a 6-2 record.
Pics by Bob.
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