Brewster hoping for third time lucky in World Curling final date with Canada
SCOTTISH skip Tom Brewster will be hoping for third time lucky as he prepares to face Canada's Glenn Howard in the World Curling Championship final.
Brewster, who is guaranteed at least a repeat of last year's silver medal, lost to Howard in the round-robin stages and again, albeit in an extra end, in the page 1 v 2 play-offs.
However, his rink rebounded to beat Sweden 7-6 in the semi-final meaning another chance to take on Howard, while the Swedes will play Norway for bronze in Basel.
"We're getting closer and closer to Canada," said Brewster.
“They’re a great side but we were pretty close to them out there. But for one end, we were probably the better team. We’ve just got to take heart from that.
"We were disappointed but we bounced back, got it out of our heads and came back fighting fight against the Swedes.
"We are playing well so we've got to be confident."
But ominously for Brewster, Howard and his rink of Craig Savill, Brent Laing and Wayne Middaugh have lost just once so far, a 9-7 defeat to New Zealand in a meaningless game on the final day of round robin matches.
“We just wanted to get to the final and we’ve got ourselves there,” said veteran Howard, who won the first of his three world titles in 1987 and the last 20 years later.
“Now hopefully we’ll bring the A game when it matters."
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