CLAN MUIRHEAD MARCH INTO SCOTTISH CURLING CHAMPS FINALS
Glen Muirhead’s 2018 Olympians ended Team Mouat’s unbeaten run at the Scottish Curling Championships in Perth, while his sister Eve also skipped her rink to victory to ensure their family’s presence in both of tomorrow’s finals at Perth’s Dewars Centre.
Having gone in as the top ranked team in the men’s event, Bruce Mouat’s rink completed the seven match, round-robin stage with a 100% record and the 2018 European champions looked to have the upper hand in the page play-off game when they took a three at the fifth end to lead 6-3 at the halfway break. However, Muirhead’s quartet rallied in the second half of the game to level things at the penultimate end and despite Mouat having last stone advantage at the tenth, the local quartet secured a steal at the last to clinch the 8-7 win.
Glen’s younger sister Eve - a seven time Scottish champion - was meanwhile leading her team against Maggie Wilson’s rink, whom they had beaten the previous day in the last of the round robin matches, as well as in last month’s Perth Masters final and, after taking control early on, they maintained it to the end in running out 6-3 winners.
Team Wilson will now face Team Farmer, whilst Mouat’s men take on European bronze medallists Team Paterson in tonight’s semi-finals. The men’s game will be streamed live on BBC Sport.
Images: Graeme Hart.