The Knock-out competition got under way on Tuesday 20 October with a preliminary game between Team Anderson and Team Dunbar. First blood went to Team Dunbar with a two in the opening end. Team Anderson responded vigorously, taking a 6 in the second end and a 4 in the third end, to lead 10-2. Team Dunbar pressed hard and won all of the remaining ends, but were unable to make up the deficit. Final score Anderson 10 Dunbar 8.
Team Anderson will play Team Hunter in the quarter finals on Thursday 29 October (5.30pm).