Hay and Cannon Are Scottish Senior Champions
Thirty three men’s teams and twenty women’s teams entered the Scottish Curling Senior Championships with the finals taking place at Lanarkshire Ice Rink, Hamilton from 7-10 February.
In the men’s section 12 teams qualified for the finals and this was played in two sections of six. Ken Horton & David Hay both qualified straight to the semis. In the quarters Graeme Adam played Willie Jamieson with the winner then playing Horton in the semi. Jamieson came out on top by taking a three at the last. The other quarter matched Gary MacFarlane & Keith Prentice, last season finalists. This game was one sided after Prentice took a five in end 2.
Both men’s semis were close, all square playing the last in both games; Horton v Jamieson 3 – 3 Hay v Prentice 3 – 3. Hay did not need to play his last stone 5 – 3. Horton did not need to play his last stone 4 – 3.
Horton v Hay Final – both teams had topped their sections.
A steal of one in end 2 by Hay 1 – 0. No chances taken in next few ends were blanked. Horton hit on for one in end 4, 1 – 1. Hay was forced to take one in end 6. Hay leads 2 – 1. Horton was short against two in end 7 setting up the win for Hay and his team of Norman Brown, Andrew McQuistin & Hugh Aitken (pictured).
In the women’s section, which was played the same as the men, Christine Cannon & Gwen Prentice qualified for the semis with both teams undefeated. The quarters paired Kate Adams v Angela Wilcox and Hazel Swankie v Elaine Semple. Both of the games were very close with Wilcox & Semple coming out on top.
In the semi, Cannon outplayed the Wilcox team 7 – 0. The other semi was a much tighter affair. Prentice took a two in end 7 to lead 6 – 4 coming home. A great draw by for two by Semple set up the extra end. Prentice played a great draw to the four foot for game.
Cannon v Prentice Final – both teams undefeated.
Prentice played a straight raise for two in end 1. Teams swapped one’s in end 2 & 3. Cannon blanked next 3 ends. Prentice leads 3 – 1 after 6. Cannon got one back in end 7. A great last end by Team Cannon (pictured left) of Margaret Richardson, Margaret Robertson and Janet Lindsay gave them a steal of two for victory.
Full line scores are available at Scottish Senior Championships.
We hope both teams do Scotland proud at the World Senior Curling Championships in New Brunswick, Canada in April.
Lanarkshire looked after everyone very well.