WILSON AND JACKSON HEAD FOR INTERNATIONAL BERNESE CUP
Scotland’s Team Wilson are looking to build on the form that took them to the final of the Perth Masters last weekend, when they get their next Tour campaign underway at the International Bernese Ladies Cup tomorrow (9 – 12 January 2020).
The quartet of Maggie Wilson, Rebecca Morrison, Jennifer Marshall and Eilidh Yeats who joined the British Curling Performance Foundation programme at the start of this season maintained a 100% record at Perth in a high class international field to qualify straight to the semi final. From there they beat compatriots Team Farmer 5-2 to set up another all Scottish battle, with the former world champion and two time European Champion Eve Muirhead who claimed the title. However, Wilson considers that their team performance throughout the World Curling Tour fixture which included a women’s event as part of the programme for the first time, has given them strong foundations to build upon.
“Getting to the final and particularly qualifying unbeaten from a tough group gives us a lot of confidence going into this weekend in Bern,” said Wilson, who beat Switzerland’s two time world champion Binia Feltscher, Sweden’s Team Wrana and Norway’s Team Skaslien, plus fellow Scots Team Jackson to complete a perfect 4-0 record in their pool.
“We’ve been working really hard since our last event in November to tighten up on a few things and I think we have now found a recipe that works for us,” she added.
“There’s a really good field in Bern and we know if we play like we did in Perth, we can be in the play-offs again this weekend, as we continue to build towards the Scottish Championships.”
Current Scottish Champions Team Jackson, who were joined by Leanne McKenzie last weekend standing in for Naomi Brown, are also in the line-up in the triple knock-out event.