Angus wins Scottish Province Championship
Perth’s, Kenny Kinnear, Robin Brydone, Callum Kinnear and David Brown (pictured below left) took on the Angus team of Bill Thomson, Andy McGlynn, Keith Gibbs and Steven Thomson (Pictured top right receiving the award from RCCC President, Alan Durno) in the High Road Final of the Scottish Province Finals at Greenacres Curling Club.
This was a game of two halves, the Perth team dominated the early ends of the game leading by two after four ends and by four shots after six.
It looked as if the game was over but Bill Thomson, Angus, had a shot for four in end seven, he made the shot, the game was tied at five all going into the final end. Perth had the last stone advantage in this end. Kenny Kinnear with last stone of the end attempted a draw, he was tight and light, Angus stole single to win the game 6/5.
In the Low Road Final Grampian, Barry Main, Kenny Kinnaird, Ian Anderson and George Rae met Borders, James Stark, Stuart Craig, Robert Walker and June Swan. Borders had the best of the first half of the game, they stole two singles in ends three and four for a two shot lead. Another single steal in the fifth took their lead to three shots. Grampian managed a single in end six, but when Borders scored three in the seventh the game was effectively over. Grampian ran out of stones in the final end, Borders were the winners 7/2.
Pictured left: Low Road winners Border Province RCCC President Alan Durno presenting to James Stark (skip), Stuart Craig (3rd), Robert Walker (2nd), and June Swan (lead).
Pictured below: Low Road Runners Up, RCCC President Alan presenting to Barry Main (skip), Kenny Kinnaird (3rd), Ian Anderson (2nd) and George Rae (lead)
Report by Christine Stewart and photos by Hugh Stewart