Ayr Wins Scottish Curling Pairs
Twenty four teams competed in the Scottish Curling Pairs Championship Finals at Stranraer over the weekend of 21-23 March.
With only one team featuring previous winners of the competition, there was a strong possibility of all new champions in this year’s event.
The previous winners of the competition Hammy MacMillan and Gail Munro (Stranraer 2), who won the competition back in 2011, met Galleon’s David Mundell and Douglas Reid in the Semi-Final and it was to be a dominant display from Galleon. It was to be a perfect start from Galleon as they managed to steal a two in the first end and built up an early lead as they secured a score of two in the second. Stranraer 2 responded in kind in the 3rd end taking a two to bring the score to 4-2, but it was to be a one sided Semi-Final with Galleon running eventual winners with a score of 9-2.
The other Semi-Final was to be a similarly one sided affair as Ayr 1 defeated Greenacres, big scores of a four in the third end and a three in the fifth end proving to be the decisive difference between the teams.
Ayr’s dominant form was to continue in the Final as they faced Galleon. After the first end was blanked, they managed to steal a one in the second to take the upper hand in his game and after this they never let go, scoring singles in the next three ends. The sixth end was then blanked to secure a 4-0 win for Ayr 1 and the Scottish Curling Pairs Championship 2015.
Pictured are runners up David Mundell and Douglas Reid (Galleon) and winners of the Scottish Curling Pairs Championship Robert Clark and Murray Stevenson (Ayr).