Team Mouat won the latest Goldline Scottish Curling Tour event, the Forfar Open, while Teams Brewster and Gray put together good runs in World Curling Tour events in Canada.
Mouat (Bruce Mouat, Bobby Lammie, Gregor Cannon, Angus Dowell) won their pool ahead of Teams MacLeod (going into the quarter finals in second spot), Taylor and Kirk with three wins.
The other qualifiers were Teams Bryce, Hardie, Joiner and McGlynn, plus Teams K Aitken and Jackson from the women’s pool.
Mouat secured themselves a place in the final with a 6-4 quarter-final win over McGlynn and 7-2 victory over Bryce in the last four.
Joining them in the final were the rink they’d beaten 8-7 in the group stage, McLeod (Scott McLeod, Derrick Sloan, John Penny, Ross Fraser), who knocked out Scottish Curling Tour leader Hardie in the quarters (6-5) and then saw off Jackson 4-2.
The final was 1-1 after four ends, but then tipped in Mouat’s favour as McLeod’s final draw of end five was heavy, gifting a steal of four.
McLeod managed to claw their way back to 5-4, but a two in end eight sealed the win for Mouat 7-4.
Over in Canada, Team Brewster (Tom Brewster, Ross Patterson, Hammy McMillan Jr, Duncan Menzies) competed in the DEKALB Superspiel in Morris, Manitoba.
Playing a triple knock-out system, Brewster lost their first match to Team Atkins, thus were knocked down to the B-Road.
There they saw off Teams Wunderlin and Irving, before a loss to Team Dunstone.
A C-Road defeat to Team Thomas (who have been making the #broomgate headlines this weekend) saw them go out, just one game short of a quarter-final qualifying decider.
Meanwhile, Team Gray (Lauren Gray, Jennifer Dodds, Vicky Wright, Mhairi Baird) participated in the Dave Jones Northbridge Mayflower Cashspiel in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the only non-Canadian team involved.
Gray topped their pool, defeating Teams Robichaud (4-3), McEvoy (6-4) and Breen (8-3) while only suffering one loss, 7-4 against Team Jones (Colleen, not Jennifer!).
In the quarter finals, Gray saw off Robichaud again, this time 5-1, but were then beaten in the last four by eventual winners Team Brothers, 4-3 with steals of one in ends seven and eight.