Curling - Brewster's got unfinished business at World curling

Tom Brewster is hoping for third time lucky ahead of this weekend's men's curling World Championships in Victoria.

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Curling - Unlucky Brewster staying positive in spirit of the team
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Tom Brewster (Imago)

Brewster's Scottish team, which will be skipped by two-time Olympian David Murdoch and includes the three-man front end of Greg Drummond, Michael Goodfellow and Scott Andrews, claimed silver in 2011 and 2012. And, following Scottish team-mate Eve Muirhead's victory at the recent women's World Championships, confidence should be high. Hosts Canada, who will be skipped by Brad Jacobs, have won the last three titles and five of the last six, while Scotland will also face opposition from key rivals Norway’s Thomas Ulsrud and Sweden’s Niklas Edin. "What Eve did was fantastic. It would be great to win as well but we are under no illusions how tough it will be," said Brewster, whose team play the first of 11 round robin matches against Japan on Saturday before games with Denmark and favourites Canada on Sunday. "We’ve worked hard and it’s playing off and I’m sure we can play even better than we have this season. We’ve certainly got unfinished business and it would be nice to go one better. "This is the aim for the season and we also hope to qualify our place for the Olympics, it's been all consuming and has required a lot of work in training. "I just love to curl and compete, I was just focused when I was younger on curling as much as I could against the best teams in the biggest events and I haven’t changed that philosophy." Murdoch's decision to join Brewster's rink - which only lost by a single point in the last two world finals - surprised some but there is no doubting his credentials. The 34-year old is a two-time world, three-time European and six-time Scottish champion but finished fourth at the 2006 Olympics and fifth four years later in Vancouver. "We've got a great team set-up and David Murdoch brings so much experience to us," adds Brewster, who will play in the third position. © Sportsbeat 2013

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