Two Scottish teams are out in Switzerland this weekend for the Baden Masters – the inaugural tour event of the season.
Team Brewster won two of their round-robin games:
7-3 v. Team Bangerter (Switzerland)
6-5 v. Team Gulbis (Latvia)
But they did not make the playoffs as they lost two as well:
2-6 v. Team Ulsrud (Norway)
4-7 v. Team Pfister (Switzerland)
Team Murdoch had a more successful run in the competition picking up three wins and one loss in the round-robin to make the quarter-finals:
3-4 v. Team Ruch (Switzerland)
5-2 v. Team Freiberger (Switzerland)
6-3 v. Team Stjerne (Denmark)
7-2 v. Team van Dorp (Netherlands)
They then faced Swiss outfit Team de Cruz for a place in the semis and while this one started simply enough with blanks and a single Team Murdoch lost a big six in the fourth and they never recovered, going down 8-3 in six ends.
Four very strong teams make up the semi-finals – Edin, Michel, Ulsrud and de Cruz.
You can follow the remaining action here on the event website.
EDIT: The event was won by Norwegian World Champions Team Ulsrud and with seven victories out of seven they have started the season in fine form.
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