TEAM JACKSON RETAINS BRAEHEAD JUNIOR INTERNATIONAL CROWN

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British Curling’s Performance Foundation Team Jackson has retained their Braehead Junior International title in emphatic fashion, cruising through the competition with a 100 per cent record before crushing their Swiss opponents in a one-sided final.

Skip Sophie Jackson and her team-mates Naomi Brown, Mili Smith and Sophie Sinclair swept through the round-robin section of the competition which they completed as the only unbeaten team, opening up with a 7-2 defeat of Sweden’s Team Bromee then beat Swtizerland’s Team Tanner 7-1, fellow Scots Team Blair and Team Bryce 8-2 and 9-6 respectively either side of beating the Czech Republic’s Team Podrabska 8-0.

They were pushed harder by fellow Stirling-based rinks Team Morrison and Team Davie in the knockout stages, coming through the first of those matches 6-4 and the second 6-3 to set up a meeting in the final with Team Witschonke, who had topped the other pool and the dominant nature of their 9-1 victory demonstrated that the best women had won.

”We had a good run this weekend at Braehead which was nice after a long break in the season as our hard work in training shows,” said Jackson.

“It was ideal to have this event before we head out to the Champions Curling Tour event in Wetzikon next weekend to get us back into the swing of things.

“Our record this weekend gives us great confidence going into next weekend.”

Joining them in Wetzikon are Team Hamilton – who made it to the quarter finals at the Tallin International Challenger this weekend – and Team Fleming.

Please click here for results from the EJCT Braehead Junior International (3-5 November)

Please click here for results from Tallin Ladies International Challenger (3 – 5 November)

Teams:

Team Jackson
Sophie Jackson
Naomi Brown
Mili Smith
Sophie Sinclair

Team Hamilton
Claire Hamilton
Gina Aitken
Rachael Halliday
Rachel Hannen

PHOTOS: Perthshire Picture Agency – Graeme Hart

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