Curling - Muirhead and Brewster confident ahead of World Champs

Tom Brewster has only one goal ahead of next month's World Curling Championships - upgrading his two recent silvers into a prized gold.

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Tom Brewster (Imago)

Brewster's rink - which was skipped by two-time Olympian David Murdoch - retained their Scottish national title with a 8-4 final victory over Logan Gray in Perth. It's a third straight win for Brewster while Murdoch is now a six-time national champion and clearly adapted well to joining the team, which included Michael Goodfellow, Scott Andrews and Greg Drummond. "It's not been a great season but we were the best team here and we've played solidly all week," said Brewster. "We are getting better and we can play better again at the Worlds. We've unfinished business there, after two silvers it would be nice to go one better and with the Olympics on the horizon, it's a big tournament." Eve Muirhead won a fourth national title with a 8-4 win over world junior champion Hannah Fleming - and she credited her rink of Claire Hamilton, Vicki Adams and Anna Sloan for their contributions. Muirhead, a former European champion and world silver medallist, now knows a solid performance at the women's World Championships, which are being staged in Latvia, could secure her second Olympic selection. "It really shows that all our hard work is paying off," she said. "It is really vital that we go to the Worlds in top form to secure a place in Sochi."

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