Eve Muirhead, Kerry Barr, Vicki Adams and Sarah Macintyre had not lost a game at Perth in this year's championships. Eve and Sarah of course are world junior champions, but this was the first time for Eve to skip a team in a Scottish final. Their opposition, Anna Sloan, Lauren Gray, Rhiann Macleod and Caitlin Barr had come though against Claire Hamilton's team in the semi, to make the Scottish Championship final for the first time, having lost in the semi last year.
The game was well fought. Muirhead stole a single at the third for a two point lead, and held the advantage thereafter. The Atholl skip stole a further two at the sixth and when she doubled out two Lockerbie counters in the eighth, that effectively put an end to a Sloan comeback. Nothing daunted, Anna counted a two and the ninth and it took a skinny double from Kerry Barr to put them out in the tenth.
Muirhead, Barr, Adams and Macintyre would be the team in Scotland's colours at Ostersund.
The linescore is here.
L-R: Eve Muirhead, Kerry Barr, Vicki Adams, Sarah Macintyre.
Pic by Bob. More later.
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