EUROPEAN champion, Bruce Mouat, is hoping to get 2020 off to the best possible start, with a win in the Perth Masters, which begin today.
The 25-year-old skip and teammates Grant Hardie, Bobby Lammie and Hammy McMillan are aiming to get this year off to a positive start but with the strength of the opposition, they will need to be at their very best in Perth if they are to claim the title.
Mouat will be up against former world and Olympic champion Brad Gushue from Canada, while another multiple Grand Slam winning skip Mike McEwen, also from Canada, has also made the trip to compete in the 24-team men’s event.
Mouat has avoided both Canadian rinks in the pool stages and with Mouat and his rink not showing their best so far this season, the 25-year-old is looking to put that right over the next few days.
“Hopefully we can play well, defend our title and get back into our winning ways that we’ve had in our first two seasons together, but have been struggling to get to in the first half of this season.
“So, we’re very excited to start competing in the New Year,” the Edinburgh man said.
“It is always a great opportunity to play in Perth ahead of the Scottish the following month. Hopefully we’ll get to play some really tough opposition.”
Mouat will compete in Perth