In what is now established as an integral part of the Scottish Curling Tour the intuBraehead event welcomed teams from the length and breadth of Scotland along with our very welcomed guests from Estonia, The Netherlands, USA, Czech Republic, England and Ireland.
The event also welcomed our current Men’s World Junior Champions and the Ladies World Junior Silver Medallists from Scotland, many thanks to Kyle and Hannah and their teams for supporting the event.
Play got underway on Friday evening and by Saturday evening the High Road last 16 play-off position’s were determined with Kyle Smith and his World Junior Champions topping Group A and Alan Hannah topping Group B. The last 16 games saw a world class comeback from Team Smith against the RCA Gold Team of Bruce Mouat. The game ended tied and resulted in a single draw shot to determine the winner. Kyle went first and covered the pin! Bruce had no option other than to repeat Kyle’s accuracy and unfortunately his draw slightly over curled and the result was confirmed with Team Smith progressing to the Sunday Play-offs.
The QF results saw wins for Team Smith, Team Vevers, Team Lill (Estonia) and Team Hannah. In the Semi Finals Team Smith saw off the challenge of the remaining ladies team of Team Vevers. Team Lill progressed in a tight game against Team Hannah.
Martin Lill accepted the Braehead Open Trophy and thanked the organisers for a superb event and said the past 10 days would be something he and his team would remember for ever and looked forward to coming back to Scotland to compete again.
The Middle Road Winners were Team Aitken, with the Low Road being won by Team Fowler.
Another great weekend and intuBraehead would like to thank the Sponsors, The Cardwell Garden Centre, for their continued support along with all of the participating teams and supporters for making the Braehead Open 2013 such a fabulous success.