Colourful contest continues at Perth Ladies International

Session 2 – 0900 Friday 1st April

Draw 4 saw a mixed set of match-ups with Eve Muirhead and her rink managing to defeat the late call-up Junior team of Dandie, 9-1 after 5 ends. Barbezat also had a convincing win against Jackson (8-1 after 5 ends) leaving the young Scottish rink on 1 win and 2 defeats.

The Norwegian Team, Skaslien, were 1 down after three ends but kept the Russians at bay right through to the seventh end where they ended up also with a convincing 8-1 win.

The live game was Scotland v England (K Aitken v Fowler) and after Scotland being 6-2 down after 4, made a valiant comeback but could only manage a 1 in the eighth end to give Team Fowler their second win, 7-6.

After swapping singles in the first four ends, Team Fleming took a slight advantage over Tirinzoni, stealing the next two ends, putting them 4-2 up with only 2 ends to play. Tirinzoni then came back strong to take their one in the seventh end then had a steal of 3 in the eighth to win 6-4.

Two big scores of 4 in the third and 3 in the fifth was enough to see Hasselborg beat the Canadian rink of Sweeting, 9-3 while the Patz v Gray game was a much closer affair at 3-2 after seven ends for Patz but a 3 in the eighth end for Patz with hammer ended the game with a score of 6-2 that didn’t fairly reflect how close the game was.

Finally, the Scottish rink of G Aitken, skipped by Kerry Barr, were playing down on Sheet H and gave arguably the best game of the session, coming back from 4-1 down after 4 to level the game at 5-5 after 8 ends taking the game down an extra end – unfortunately Kerry Barr, with hammer, was unable to finish the game off with her draw being a fraction heavy to hand Driendl from Germany the steal and the win, 6-5.

Next session starts at 7pm – no BBC Alba coverage but follow us on live streaming with David Hay and Anna Sloan commentating at http://perthladiescct.com/