With the seasons initial skirmishes complete, there were mixed fortunes for the Nicolls in the opening round of the Knockout Competition. With the holder, Morgan, away hob-nobbing with the Ryder Cup players, Lindsey stepped up to skip her dad's team. With the score showing 5 - 3 down after four ends she steadied her troops to take the last three ends to beat Mike Wood 9 - 5.
In the other game Sandy took the helm as his first game as a full skip against John Good. He took a while to settle and taking a three in the last end gave the scoreline some respectability but still recording a 7 - 5 loss.
The Final on Wednesday 1st October will be between Morgan (or Lindsey) Nicoll and John Good.