What a fantastic on-ice performance over a gruelling week of curling by Gina Aitken and her team of Naomi Brown, Rowena Kerr and Rachel Hannen. They were ably assisted by fifth player Karina Aitken and coach David Aitken. To improve from eighth place last season to second this year - well, all deserve great credit.
The final game proved a step too far for the Scots, though they had their chances against a Canadian team that, from time to time, were lethargic in their shot-making. Gina was honest in her post-game assessment and, when asked what she would change in the final if she had another chance, she said, "make a few more shots".
The Canadians went through the competition undefeated - a fantastic performance. Their impressive skip, Kelsey Rocque successfully defended her title and not many curlers have done that.
Well done to Gina, Karina and David from all C & B members and welcome home!