Susan Kesley, Jenny Barr, Fran Stretton and Morna Aitken, representing Murrayfield, came so, so close to winning the Henderson Bishop trophy in Dumfries this week, losing a tight final to a last stone winner by the home team.
Things were looking good for Susan and her team. With her last stone to play, the team was sitting shot and guarded. Susan's last stone, an attempted draw round the guard to lie two shots (and game), just over-curled and caught the guard; this opened up the shot stone and left the Dumfries skip with a relatively easy hit for the game. Shades of Logan Gray in his semi-final against Dave Edwards. Shades of Gray indeed. Someone should write a book!
Murrayfield 2, skipped by Katie Wood, with Agnes Barr at third, Betty Gibb at second and Margaret Nicol at lead just lost out on ends in their group, so didn't make the knock-out stages.
Apparently it was a great week and the Dumfries curlers looked after and hosted their guests really well.