Team Morrison will bid to retain their Hendricks Gin Women's Scottish Championship title in the final, but they were made to earn their place the hard way.
Beaten to top spot in the round-robin section of the event, the defending champions again lost out to the team led by reigning World Junior champion skip Fay Henderson in the page play-off as the knockout stages got underway.
That 6-5 victory meant Henderson, Hailey Duff, Amy MacDonald and Katie McMillan could relax in the knowledge that they had secured their place in the final as their opponents prepared to meet Scottish Junior champions Team Munro in the semi-final.
Under extreme pressure, it took time for them to impose themselves, but they gradually gained the upper hand in the opening half of the match before powering clear in the closing stages to run out 7-3 winners.
For skip Rebecca Morrison, Sophie Sinclair, Sophie Jackson and this week's alternate Gina Aitken, that meant a chance to claim a third successive Scottish title.
Meanwhile, the newcomer to their line-up since last season's title win, Olympic gold medallist Jen Dodds, will aim for a hat-trick of her own as she aims to claim the title as part of a third different team, having won it as a member of Team Fleming in 2018, then again with Team Muirhead in 2020. and she is relishing the long awaited opportunity.
"We're delighted to get to the final," said Dodds.
"I haven't played in a Scottish Championships for four years, so to get back to the final after a significant break is great and obviously the girls are defending champions, so they want to retain their title.
"You feel very proud to be Scottish champion. It's a title that's regarded very highly.
"Knowing you're the best in your country is one of the most important things and when it gets to Worlds they know whoever comes from Scotland will be a tough opponent."
The national title is one of a number of factors that will contribute to the decision on which team represents Scotland at this season's World Championships and having joined Team Morrison as their alternate for last year's event, Dodds is eager to get back to the Worlds.
"It would mean a lot to be back at a World Championship," she said.
"Being there as a playing member of the team rather than a fifth it's been a few years.
"Last time was in the bubble in Calgary which didn't go our way and we were pretty disappointed with those results, so it would be nice to go back and prove that wasn't a top performance from myself, albeit in a different team.
"We've played a lot of the teams we could play if we get to Worlds, so we know we can fight it out with them."
She knows, however, that against a quartet which includes her Olympic gold medal winning teammate Duff, they will have to be at the top of their game, having lost two of their three meetings so far this week.
"I think it will be a really close game against Fay tomorrow," she said.
"Most of our games so far have been nip and tuck either way, so it should be a really good game."
Dodds also noted that their semi-final clash with a team that included three of Henderson's World Junior Championship winning team from last year, provided an indication of the growing strength in depth in the Scottish women's game.
"Team Munro have been fantastic all week," she said.
"We've played them three times, every game has been really close, they're flying to the World Juniors next week and if they keep playing like that they're going to be in the hunt for medals.
"They should take a lot of confidence heading to Finland."
The Scottish Women's Curling Championship final gets underway at 11am (February 10) and will be live streamed on Curling Stadium Europe.
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