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11th January 2015 4:21pm

Final update

Gushue are a confident 6 points up in the 6th against Kyle Smith in the final.

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11th January 2015 2:15pm

2015 Finalists

Perth's Kyle Smith takes on Canada's Brad Gushue in the 2015 Mercure City of Perth Masters. Team Kauste missed a draw to the 4ft to allow Smith to take a winning 2 at the 8th while Gushue proved too strong for Peter de Cruz's Swiss team.

 

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11th January 2015 11:28am

Quarter Final Results

Gushue won 7-1 against Balsdon in the all Canadian quarter final; De Cruz squeezed in a 1 at the extra end to win 5-4 over Team Zang; Kauste won emphatically 7-4 over Michel and Smith took a 1 at the extra end winning 6-5 in his match against Mouat.

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10th January 2015 11:12pm

Results

Teams who lost in this session are out of the competition.

Final results:- Kauste beat Lovold by 6-2; Smith beat Edwards by 6-3; De Cruz beating Eskillson by 6-1; and Balsdon beat Hyuk 4-3.

The Lucky Losers Final between Durtschi and Connal ended 5-4 victory for the Swiss.

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10th January 2015 9:14pm

Sudden Death Games

Teams who lose in this session are out of the competition.

Ok so halfway point for all teams now. Kauste beating Lovold by 2-1, Smith beating Edwards by 5-1, De Cruz beating Eskillson by 4-1, but the closest game seems to be Balsdon v Hyuk which is 3-2 after 5.

The Lucky Losers Final between Connal and Durtschi is 3-4 after 6.

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Celebrating our Success - Here's to 2016

We had our committee 2015 de brief meeting last night and the room was filled with positive comments. Looking back we had more overseas teams than ever before which meant more people ,sponsors, coaches and visitors for our happy band of volunteers to deal with!

The ice was the best it has ever been with the speed and consistency of swing holding up from the Thursday night through to the finals on Sunday. Reminding us all what a great job Paul Martin and the ice crew do. The teams produced some fantastic curling for all the fans who came along to watch. The introduction of Team sponsors for the first time meant we reached out to a new base of local people and businesses.

The Calcutta and the Masters Dinner went very well and maintains the tradition of the game at the home of curling.

Our umpires Alan and Christine managed the players in their usual professional way, the odd hiccup along the way kept them on their toes!

I could go on and on, however in summary another very successful event on all fronts and the great news is our main sponsor Mercure Hotel, Perth have confirmed they are delighted to provide their support for next year. So we will do it all again between 7-10 January 2016 with an increased Prize Pot of £18,500 and a first prize of £6,500!

 

Pete Loudon

Mercure City of Perth Masters 2015 - Team Gushue

  

Sponsor Mercure Hotel's General Manager Karen Johnston with the Perthmasters 2015 Canada's Team Gushue and Provost Liz Grant

PROGRAMME and RESULTS

... to view the competition's progression to the finals look here - PROGRESS

Sunday 11th January, Perth Masters 2015 Final

Semi Finals

Perth's Kyle Smith takes on Canada's Brad Gushue in the 2015 Mercure City of Perth Masters. Team Kauste missed a draw to the 4ft to allow Smith to take a winning 2 at the 8th while Gushue proved too strong for Peter de Cruz's Swiss team.

Sunday 11th January, Quarter Finals

Gushue won 7-1 against Balsdon in the all Canadian quarter final; De Cruz squeezed in a 1 at the extra end to win 5-4 over Team Zang; Kauste won emphatically 7-4 over Michel and Smith took a 1 at the extra end winning 6-5 in his match against Mouat.

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Lots of high scoring first ends in the 2pm, Graham Shaw scores 3 and steals a 1 to go 4-0 up on Drozdov but the Russian pulled it back to win 7-4.

Kauste took a big 4 against the Chinese in the first end but the Chinese came back with their own 4 in the 4th end, games went with hammer trading singles until Team Jialiang Zang tied the match with a 2 in the 8th forcing an extra end which when against them but won them a place in the Lucky Loosers compettion.

Hess Started well agains the Perth Masters Select going 3 up after 2 ends but Graeme Connal has rallied the young lads to take it to 3-3 after 5 ends. After loosing the next two ends Connal team pulled back a massive 3 in the 8th to force the extra end which they won.

Top Seed Gushue go off to an early 5-1 up after 4 against Heath McCormick eventually winning 7-2.

Mouat and Taylor won their respective matches against Swiss Teams Durtschi and Attinger while MacDonald lost to De Cruz 5-6.

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Ross Mcleary had a tough time against Aku Kauste of Finland losing 7-1 after 6 ends. Quite sure they will bounce back in the next game. Kyle Smith had a tough second game against the Chinese losing 7-4 after 8. Another Scottish team that did well in the first game and came unstuck was Team Edwards losing 7-2 after a couple of bad pickups at the worst times ruining their game. Bruce Mouat brought some success back to the Scottish teams beating the Japanese Team Morozumi 5-1 after 7. The Swiss team De Cruz Stole their way to Victory against Marc Pfister 5-3, While Ewan McDonald sealed another Scots Victory against the Canadian Team Balsdon 5-2 after 7. Lee McLeary had a hard game against the USA team of Heath McCormick USA winning 4-1 after 7. Lastly the top pick for the competition Brad Gushue ground out a victory against the International Select team who put up a spirited fight but lost out 8-5 in the end. Not even the call up of Pete Loudon to the team could save them against the favourites. JD

Friday 9th January, 8.30am

A 5 at the 6th was enough to ensure a 8-5 victory for Sven Michel against his fellow countryman Hess. Similarly, Swiss Freiberger's 5 at the 4th make it hard for Norway's Skogvold to recover.  In the Scandanavian challenge Eskilsson couldn't match Lovold's line and acccuracy as the Norweign, a Perth Masters regular, won 7-2.

Team Shaw, Calcutta (joint) favourites, lost out to Korea's Kin Soo Hyuk at the extra end in Friday's early session. Canada's Ian Parker found new form against Team Taylor with ann emphatic 8-1 victory.

Graeme Connal's Masters Select were finally overcome by Russia's Arkhipov and now drop to the C Road, to play Yves Hess. Even then all is not over for either of these teams - with the introduction of the Lucky Loser the winner - there will be more games ahead!

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Intense competition between an International Select Team skipped by USA coach Pete Fenson and Korean Kim Soo Hyuk saw the Asian team narrowly defeated when Fenson's delicate last stone held them to a 2 at the final end. Canadians Balsdon and Gushue had confident wins against their Sik and Shaw. Tom Brewster's lost 4-10 to a clinical Team McCormick. The US team took 3s at the 3rd, 4th and 7th.

Mark Pfister's Swiss Team saw a jubiliant Ian Parker celebrate his perfect draw to the button in the 7th for his well-spirited team's only point of the game.

Andrey Drozdov's team enlisted their coach to play first stones when a visa issue left one of their players at home. Drozdov lost narrowly to Scots Lee McLeary 5-6.

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Japan's Team Morozumi had a confident start in their 6th Perth Masters in 10 years winning 4-3 over Skogvold from Norway. Scots Ross McLeary, Kyle Smith , Bruce Mouat and David Edwards won over their international opponents and so avoid an early morning match tomorrow. Graeme Connal's young Masters Select Team, feauturing Callum Kinnear, Duncan McFadzean and Kerr Sands could not out-fox the experienced Team China despite taking a 2 at the 7th.

Aku Kaust (Finland)'s high scoring ends left Yves Hess (Switzerland) short of stones winning 9-4.

MERCURE CITY OF PERTH MASTERS 2015


The draw has been made for the 2015 Mercure City of Perth Masters and the organising committee are delighted to have attracted 22 overseas teams along with 10 Scottish entries.

Despite losing Masters regulars, Teams Murdoch, Ulsrud and Edin to a high profile event in Canada a Top Class field will assemble between 8th and 11th January at Dewars Centre, Perth to battle it out for the coveted title of ‘Masters Champions‘ and a first prize of £6,000. 

There are 7 of the Top 20 ranked teams in the world with representatives from Korea, Japan, Canada, USA, Russia, Norway, Switzerland Czech Republic, Switzerland and Finland all taking part.

These are challenging times for Scottish event organisers in terms of attracting home grown teams to their events‚ however the committee feel privileged that some of the very best teams in world curling are prepared to travel long distances to enjoy the best curling ice Scotland has to offer. 

In addition to our title sponsor Mercure Hotel, Perth the committee are grateful to many other sponsors including Perth and Kinross Council, Perth Honda and Live Active Leisure.

Updated draw - Saturday 13th November.

The draw has been made for the 2015 Mercure City of Perth Masters and the organising committee are delighted to have attracted 22 overseas teams along with 10 Scottish entries. Canada's Team McEwan has had to withdraw after their success in getting through to the Continental Cup and Finland's Team Rantamaki has withdraw for family reasons. The draw had to be re-seeded and the latest version is now published here.

Despite losing Masters regulars, Teams Murdoch, Ulsrud and Edin to a high profile event in Canada a Top Class field will assemble between 8th and 11th January at Dewars Centre, Perth to battle it out for the coveted title of ‘Masters Champions‘ and a first prize of £6,000. 

There are 7 of the Top 20 ranked teams in the world with representatives from Korea, Japan, Canada, USA, Russia, Norway, Switzerland Czech Republic, Switzerland and Finland all taking part.

These are challenging times for Scottish event organisers in terms of attracting home grown teams to their events‚ however the committee feel privileged that some of the very best teams in world curling are prepared to travel long distances to enjoy the best curling ice Scotland has to offer. 

In addition to our title sponsor Mercure Hotel, Perth the committee are grateful to many other sponsors including Perth and Kinross Council, Perth Honda and Live Active Leisure.

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