Scottish Mixed Doubles Champion Gina Aitken
Gina Aitken and Bruce Mouat
Many congratulations to associate member, Gina and Bruce who won the Scottish Mxed Doubles Championship last weekend in Perth.
They came through an emotionally-draining game against dad David and sister Tasha in the quarter-finals before facing Alan and Nancy (nee Murdoch) Smith in the semis. Their game swung one way, then the other before they managed to secure victory with a stolen 1 in the eighth end.
Their final game against Graham Shedden and Claire Sloan was slightly easier - they were 9-2 ahead after five ends, though the loss of a 3 in the sixth, then a 1 in the seventh might have caused the hearts to beat a little faster than necessary!
They will represent Scotland in the World Mixed Doubles Championships in Canada at the end of the season.
Many congratulations to Gina from all members of the club and to David and Tasha for qualifying for the quarter-finals. Congratulations also to Kerry Barr who, along with John Hamilton reached the semi-finals before bowing out to Graham Shedden.
Ian Copland secures more points in the Race for the Scottish Goldline Order of Merit
Ian and his team are still very much in the running for the order of merit title after their performance last weekend in the Kinross Open Championship where they reached the semi-finals before losing out to Duncan Gracie and his team.
There is one more championship to go before the winners will be identified. The winners will receive their prizes at the champions dinner during the Cooperative Funeralcare Scottish Championship in Perth later on this season.