Dumfries Wins Scottish Junior Curling Club Challenge
The Scottish Junior Curling Club Challenge was held at Murrayfield Curling from Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th January with Dumfries winning Division 1 (pictured) and Kinross being promoted from Division 2.
In Division 1 Dumfries had maintained a two point advantage all competition, over defending champions Forfar, going into the final game against Borders. The minimum requirement was one win and one draw from the two games to secure the trophy. Both of the Dumfries teams managed to take control of their games to secure the Scottish Junior Challenge title for the first time in Dumfries Young Curlers’ 20 year history.
Graham Sloan team coach commented “it’s just a phenomenal achievement for these juniors at such a young age. They played fantastic all weekend and I could not have asked for any more commitment, team work, effort and the skill level they showed was consistent throughout the weekend. Our juniors train 3-5 nights per week and we have been getting closer to big results each season. This is a major achievement for the club and hopefully the start of many more to come. We have a great bunch of juniors at the Ice Bowl but it should also be noted that we have a great group of voluntary coaches and supportive parents. I am really proud of the team’s efforts and they deserve all the credit they get for this outstanding achievement.”
Winners of Division 2 Kinross will now be promoted to Division 1 for next season.
The Junior Challenge is open to junior curling clubs and consists of three Divisions, where clubs are promoted and relegated between Divisions depending on performance. Each club entry is represented by two teams who must field a minimum of two females (one of whom must throw third or fourth stones).
For all of the results from the competition go to the Scottish Junior Challenge
More available at Dumfries Young Curlers Flickr account