Curling: Campbell and Hepburn off and running

Edinburgh curlers Colin Campbell and Ross Hepburn made winning starts to 2012 at the Perth Masters last night.

Hepburn also played lead for local favourite David Smith, who crushed Switzerland’s Pascal Hess 9-2, but Murrayfield skip John Hamilton lost 6-2 to Canadian Brad Gushue. Smith meets Gushue next, while Edwards faces another Canadian, Steve Laycock.

Edinburgh student Colin Dick went down 7-2 to Dutchman Mark Neeleman.