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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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Final update

11th January 2015 4:21pm

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

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

2015 Finalists

11th January 2015 2:15pm

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.

 

Quarter Final Results

11th January 2015 11:28am

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.

Peter De Cruz secures a place in the semis against Brad Gushue

Results

10th January 2015 11:12pm

Nervous moments for Kauste's team as they edge their way into the quarter finals

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.

Sudden Death Games

10th January 2015 9:14pm

Team Connal have a 1 point lead in the 6th

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.

Results update

10th January 2015 9:10pm

Kauste wins through to play off for a place in the quarter finals

MacDonald Bows out of the competition to the Korean team Hyuk in the last end. Kauste steals the last 3 ends to beat Freiberger. Reward for the winners? Another game straight after!

Lukcy Loser Finalists

10th January 2015 5:18pm

Graeme Connal v Christian Durtschi - 8pm

Lucky Losers

10th January 2015 4:55pm

Graeme Connal's Master Select wins through to this evening's Lucky Losers Final at 8pm. They await the result of the Shaw Durtschi match which is leveled at 5-5 going into the 8th.

Video updates

10th January 2015 4:42pm

Some video footage is emerging from Dewars Ice Rink in Perth - you can find it here

Lucky Losers - other updates

10th January 2015 4:31pm

Lucky Losers - update

10th January 2015 4:02pm

Lucky Losers

10th January 2015 3:05pm

Our Lucky Loser competition is now underway - Graeme Connal v Markus Skoghold and Christian Durtschi v Graham Shaw. We will update you with their progress throuh this news feed. The winners will meet in a Lucky Losers Final at 8pm this evening.

Saturday 10th January, 8.30am

10th January 2015 11:11am

Perth Masters Pete Loudon roars his stone on for the International Select Team

Team Brewster found new form this morning, aided by a penalty point and forfeited end when their opponents arrived late after the previous evening's hearty Master Dinner at the Mercure Perth Hotel. Still missing the indisposed Tom, skip Glen Muirhead steered the Scots to a 10-0 victory. Russian Arkhipov lost out to Freiberger in an extra end while the Chinese team won 4-1 leaving David Sik's Czech team needing now to play Felix Attinger this afternoon to avoid going out of the competition. Attinger lost 6-7 to Kim Soo Hyuk despite winning a 3 and 2 in the 2nd and 3rd ends.

Team MacDonald left the ice after 4 ends after Sven Michel inflicted heavy losses on them - winnng 6-0.

Thomas Lovold made a late recovery to defeat Heath McCormick's US team and David Edwards was in good form against Ross McLeary who now goes head to head with Team Brewster to remain in the competition.

Defeat for the International Select featuring puts them into a play off with Mario Freiberger.

 

 

Friday 9th January, 2pm

9th January 2015 4:36pm

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.

Friday 9th January, 10.45am

9th January 2015 3:18pm

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

9th January 2015 11:50am

Freiberger in control at the Mercure City of Perth Masters

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!

Scottish Cup at Dewars

9th January 2015 10:47am

Perthmasters Curlers tribute to @stjohnstone1884 #ScottishCup champions Dewars Rink from 1pm today free entry get your photo with the cup.

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Day 1 - evening session

8th January 2015 11:26pm

Team tactics are winners for Team Balsdon

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.

Calcutta

8th January 2015 8:26pm

In a change to previous years, teams are auctioned off in the Calcutta in pairs. A strong opening bid took control of the board and Team Shaw was the first to be chosen - along his 'pair' Team Gushue.

Strong bidding at the Calcutta see the Mercure City of Perth Masters off to a good start

Opening session 2015

8th January 2015 5:52pm

Team Morozumi win their opening match in the Mercure City of Perth Masters 2015

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 winiing 9-4.

Scots Magazine

7th January 2015 10:19pm

Thanks to one of our new sponsors this year, the Scots Magazine, for their excellent article ahead of our 2015  Mercure City of Perth Masters.

 

Results service

7th January 2015 10:28am

Our results service will start here at 4.45pm on Thursday 8th January.

The competition is not being broadcast - but line scores are being updated
game by game on the website.

There will be some good photo coverage and news updates - plus the
competition has its own APP available from the Apple Store - search for PerthMasters.

Final line up

7th January 2015 10:26am

The final place has now be filled with and International Select team - and a slight change has been made to the draw. Thank you to all those who rallied to our appeal.

Draw changes

28th November 2014 10:21am

Following a late team withdrawal we extend a warm welcome to Team China meaning we now have the gold,silver and bronze medal winners from the recent Pacific Championships!