Asham Under 17 Slam – Lockerbie win for Kinnear
Lockerbie Ice Rink was the venue for the first event in the Asham Under 17 Slam of 2016/17, the JEM Stevenson Trophy which was contested this weekend. Twenty-four junior teams from all over Scotland competed in this weekend competition, with six sections being played and group winners and runners-up keenly contesting for a place in either the High Road or the Low Road.
Some local curlers competed in the final stages, with all the teams showing good competitive curling. Ultimately last year’s winner Team Kinnear (Callum Kinnear, Ryan McCormack, Duncan McFadzean and Matthew McKenzie – pictured right) emerged the winners of the JEM Stevenson Trophy over James Hair’s team of Fraser Morton, Angus Naysmith and Scott Barr.
The Low Road final was played between Dumfries Team Kennedy, (Fergus Kennedy, Scott Hyslop, Nevin Harmjanz and Finlay Kennedy) against Team Haswell (Blair Haswell, Adam Keron, Cameron Paterson and Adam MacDairmid – pictured left) with Blair’s team winning the Lockerbie & District Rotary Club Shield.
Alistair Stevenson, representing the Stevenson family, invited Gordon Dinwoodie to present the High Road trophy and prizes to the winning team. Ian Potts representing the Rotary Club presented the Low Road prizes and Rotary Shield to the winners.
Grateful thanks to the Stevenson Family, Lockerbie & District Rotary Club, Gordon Dinwoodie from Sport & Trophy Centre and Asham Curling Supplies for their continued support and sponsorship.
Many thanks to Jim Hogg, chief umpire, with assistants Ian Dyer and Eva, and also ice, bar and catering staff for making this a very successful event.