Day 3 – Scottish Championships Update
Defending champions Team Brewster, Olympic silver medallists Team Murdoch and Grand Slam finalists Team Smith all claimed two wins apiece on day three of the Scottish Championships to boost their play-off prospects.
Team Murdoch meanwhile also improved their position by beating World Junior Champions Team Mouat 9-2 and Team Fraser 5-3 leaving them on 4 wins and 2 losses.
Team Hardie suffered their first loss of the tournament when they were beaten 3-2 by Team Smith and are now on 5 wins and 1 loss along with Team Smith and Team Brewster after beating Team Hamilton 6-3 in their second game of the day.
In the women’s event, defending champions Team Muirhead extended their unbeaten run in the tournament when they claimed another emphatic victory defeating opponents Team MacDonald 9-2. They are now the only team in the tournament with a 100% record.
It was also a successful day for Scottish Mixed Doubles Champion Gina Aitken who skipped her rink to two victories, beating younger sister Karina Aitken’s team 9-1 then following that with a 9-3 victory over Team Smith, their first defeat of the competition.
Team Fleming are in joint second in the standings with the older of the Aitkens after a mixed day saw them beat Team Wilson 12-6 only to be subsequently beaten by Karina Aitken 11-8, after an extra end.
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Photo: Perthshire Picture Agency - Graeme Hart.