Scottish teams cash in at WCT stop in Penticton, B.C.

It was a big week for Scottish men’s curling. Just days after Scotland’s Bruce Mouat won the 2018 La Gruyere European Championship in Estonia, two more Scottish teams met in the final of another major event on the World Curling Tour.

Jason Gunnlaugson’s team earned a nice paycheque on the weekend in Penticton, B.C. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

Glen Muirhead of Perth defeated Glasgow’s Ross Paterson in the championship of the Ashley Homestore Curling Classic in Penticton, B.C. 

Muirhead took home $19,000 for his win, and added 61.055 points to his WCT Order of Merit ranking. Paterson’s runner-up finish earned him $12,800 and 44.773 points. 

Muirhead — with Kyle Smith, Thomas Muirhead, and Cameron Smith — defeated Charley Thomas (Toronto) in the quarter-final, before beating Matt Dunstone (Regina) in the semifinal.

Paterson took down Reid Carruthers (Winnipeg) in the quarter-final and then Jason Gunnlaugson (Morris, Man.) in the semifinal.

Gunnlaugson, who will be representing Canada at next week’s Curling World Cup event in Omaha, Neb., survived two tiebreaker games to reach the playoffs.

Dunstone earned $7,700 while Gunnlaugson took home $6,600 for their semifinal finishes. Both teams earned 34.598 points.

Elsewhere, Jean-Sébastien Roy (Saguenay, Que.) won the Challenge Casino de Charlevoix in Clermont, Que., by defeating Montreal’s Michael Fournier. 

Roy, with Robert Desjardins, Pierre-Luc Morissette, and René Dubois, took home $8,000 and 29.213 points.

In Winnipeg, Braden Calvert won the Sunova Spiel at East St. Paul. He beat David Bohn in the all-Winnipeg final to take home $2,900.  Joelle Brown beat Abbie Ackland, also winning $2,900 in the women’s final

In Lloydminster, Alta., Saskatoon’s Sherry Anderson won the Boundary Ford Curling Classic, earning $6,500. She and her team beat China’s Sijia Liu in the final of the 23-team event.