|1||Jenny Barr||Raymond Preston||Gina Aitken||Sheena Munro|
|2||Katie Wood||Dave Munro||Karen Munro||Simon Kesley|
|3||Andrew Barr||Andrew Cargill||Nook Weir||Donald Kennedy|
|4||Susan Kesley||Bob Barr||Lois Copland||Anne Anderson|
|5||Brian Fleming||Mike Wood||Margaret Nicol||Joe Barry|
|6||Robin Copland||Shona Watt||Morna Aitken||Pauline Alexander|
|7||John Steven||Catriona Still||Susan MacFarlane||Francis Kennedy|
|8||Andrew Galloway||Niall Gunn||Betty Gibb||Agnes Barr|
The draw remains as in the card, so the first round pits Jenny against Katie, Andrew Barr against Susan, Brian against Robin and John against Andrew Galloway.
Looking at the teams, I am going to stick my neck out and suggest that Andrew Galloway (the defending champion skip) looks to have a strong team all the way down the rink; that Brian Fleming and Mike Wood could combine at top end pretty well and that finally the two Andrews, Barr and Cargill also look strong. This probably means that John Steven will win the competition and that the three I mentioned will finish somewhere near the bottom of the pile.
The eagle-eyed (there you are again - twice in one blog!) will also have noted that I have not mentioned the Robin Copland team. A thorn in amongst a bed of roses - that's all I'm saying.