Local blogger Louise Edwards reports on the quarter final action:
The 8 quarter finalists took to the ice at 9am this morning while other
competitors were no doubt taking the opportunity for a well earned lie
in to ease their sore heads from last night.
Great to see 3 ladies teams making the Sunday stage of the competition,
joined by the Welsh and English men and 3 Scottish men's rinks.
MacDonald v Fleming
Unfortunately for the girls this game got off to a bad start with Ewan
and his team stealing 3 in the opening end. The next end the men
continued to pile on the pressure and Hannah was forced to draw for her
one before conceding a two and a subsequent steal of two in the fourth.
At 7-1 the girls decided to call it a day.
Macleod v Gray
This game seemed to have a lot of stones in play from the start, with
Scott taking on a number of run backs and angles to try and keep the
ladies from running away with the lead. Lauren played a very nice shot
in the 6th end, scraping (and nudging) past a shot at the front of the
house to take another 2 and a convincing lead - full credit to her
sweepers for a lot of effort on that one! Scott attempted a difficult
raised split for three in the seventh end but unfortunately only scored
one and the team shook. #girlpower
MacDougall v Aitken
The first half of this game was a tight affair with scores of one
keeping the game close. A pivotal two from the English men when already
one up, followed by some effective clearing by the team meant the young
Aitken side were run out of stones playing the last end.
Taylor v Meikle
Momentum in this game swung between sides, with Taylor taking a big
three in the sixth end. The seventh end was blanked leaving the Welsh
men requiring a score of two to take the game into an extra end. After
Adrian's first stone in the last end, the team lay three (one top four
and two in the back eight all on the centre line), Taylor, took on the
double for the extra just missing the run back and left Meikle a nose
hit for the win - which he duly made.