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Monday, 18 April 2016

Last Match of the Season

The Canadian Ladies aka 'The Crispy Crunchers'
Gayle, Sharon, Susan & Kathy
Long after our brooms had been put away and a week after Murrayfield had closed for the season, Graeme, Morgan, Elinor and Karen set off for Kelso.  The game was against a very good quartet of Canadian Ladies from Ennismore Curling Club who had been visiting Scotland to take part in the Moray International, in Elgin (where they finished in Silver Medal position!).  Graeme and Morgan had played against their husbands during the Strathcona Cup Tour in 2013 and Graeme had even borrowed Susan's 'Pink' broom to play in that game.  This was our opportunity to return the hospitality that we had been shown while in their country.
With our season having been finished for several weeks and their coming off the back of a successful bonspiel, we anticipated a tough match.  Fortunately we got off to a flying start with the 'Crispy Crunchers' finding the Kinross ice a challenge.  I say fortunately because we went into the second last end with a 5 shot advantage but by this time the ladies had got their eye in and our lead, second and third all had their worst ends of the game leaving us lying 5 against with Morgan's last shot to come.  Fortunately he managed to cut them down to a four !  The final end went our way and we adjourned to the bar as victors (just). 
As a finishing touch we were able to intorduce the ladies to Bruce Mouat, the recently crowned World Junior Champion, who was enjoying a practice session with Gina Aitken before setting off to the World Mixed Pairs Championships.

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