With both teams suffering 'ping' absences six players took to the ice. Neither skip was present and only three out of eight regular players perhaps gives us a flavour of the topsy turvey season we may have ahead.
OK, I can't delay this longer, Graeme (skipping John G's rink) made a fatal mistake in the second end, chipping his shot stone out leaving John McOmish's team with a FIVE ! Things went downhill with John McOmish, having learnt a lot from his skip Julia taking a 10 - 0 lead after five ends. If the game had started at that point, Graeme would have won, taking two of the final three ends and a 3 - 1 score, BUT IT DIDN'T. John McOmish, Adam Hicks and Sheena Munro took a well deserved 11 - 3 win.