Edinburgh curlers Kerry Barr and Colin Campbell fell agonisingly short in their bids to reach the finals at the Scottish Championships in Perth
Barr completed the round-robin section in a three-way tie for third place and beat Jenny Martin and former world champion Jackie Lockhart to advance to the medal play-offs. That earned her a shot at 2011 European gold medallist Eve Muirhead, but the defending Scottish champion proved too strong, winning their semi-final 7-1 before beating Lockerbie’s Hannah Fleming 8-4 in yesterday’s final.
Campbell, playing lead for Aberdeen skip David Edwards, also made the knockout stages where he edged fellow Capital curler Ross Hepburn and Perth’s Warwick Smith 8-7.
Stirling’s Logan Gray got off to a flying start in the semis, leading 3-0 early on, but a triple at the seventh looked to have turned things Campbell’s way before Gray counted two stones at the last end to win 7-6. Gray was beaten 8-3 by holder Tom Brewster in the final.