Well, we made it to Perth today for the first session of the Masters, the rink looking really good. Here are a few pics to give you a taste. All the results are here.
Kerry Burtnyk's Canadians disposed of Jamie Dick's team without difficulty. Here Lindsay Gray gets excited over his skip's shot.
Hammy McMillan's side was in fine form.
They hardly allowed Norway's Thomas Due to get on the board.
Kevin Koe's retro outfits have attracted a lot of attention in Canada. The Ed appreciates them - he had a similar (blue) Ernie Richardson top in 1974!
Even the trousers are retro style - but not as wild as one team used to sport many years ago.
Yes, it's a Magnum. What a pity Blake MacDonald only uses it to slide with.
Caption competition this. Ross Paterson and Sandy Gilmour discuss the finer points of Perth nightlife with the Norwegian front end.
The agony. Craig Wilson.
Graeme Adam's senior champs were no match on the day for Wayne Middaugh's Canadians. Here Ken Horton encourages his sweepers.
Alex Mitchell gets the webcast studio set up. Find the stream here.
Bob Kelly and Kenny Edwards were doing the commentary yesterday.
The feed was shown directly on the big TV screen in the Dewar's rinks bar. Japan's Yusuke Morozumi defeated Graham Shaw in the first match to be broadcast.
Photos by Bob.
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