Skip Edwards aims for a medal at European Curling Champs

21 October 2014 / 17:33

Dave Edwards insists only medalling will be on his mind when he leads Scotland’s men into battle at the European Curling Championships in Switzerland next month.

Skip Edwards led his rink to victory in the men’s playdowns in Perth at the weekend, defeating Olympic silver medallist David Murdoch and his outfit 2-1 in a three-match final.

He had overcame another Olympic silver medallist Tom Brewster’s own rink in the tie break to face Murdoch where he took the first match 6-4 and the third 8-6 after a 5-4 defeat in between.

Victory sees Edwards’ rink represent Scotland at the European Championships in Champery with Olympic bronze medallist Eve Muirhead winning the women’s playdowns to earn her place as skip.

A top-eight finish at the European Championships will see Edwards guarantee Scotland’s men a place at the World Championships in Canada in March but he’s mindset will be elsewhere.

“It's going to be on our shoulders but that's why we were here [at Perth for the qualifying competition],” he told the Herald.

“We wanted to go to the Europeans; so to say we don't want the pressure is not what it's all about.

“We'll be going there hopefully to bring back a medal rather than worry about a World Championship qualifying spot."

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