Forfar Young Curlers claim Junior Club Challenge
The Scottish Junior Curling Club Challenge – Division 1 & 2 took place at Murrayfield Curling, Edinburgh from Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th January, where last year’s runners up – Forfar A – managed to keep ahead of the other teams and claim the title.
The competition is open to junior curling clubs and consists of three divisions, 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) and the club entry receives a combined score from the results of both their teams.
Division 1 winners Forfar A finished the weekend with just two losses – both at the hands of Kinross, one from the A team and one from the B team. Kinross A finished in second place, just two points behind the winners. While Forfar A came out on top, Forfar B didn’t do quite so well – finishing at the opposite end of the table and so they will head down to Division 2 alongside Gogar Park B.
In Division 2 Stranraer A topped the table with 16 points, with their Team 1 managing to come back from being 9-0 down against Perth after five ends in their penultimate game. Greenacres weren’t far behind them in second place on 13 points, Greenacres were promoted to Division 2 after winning Division 3 last season, so will be hoping to keep up their form with the move to Division 1 next season! Gogar Park A and Perth found the going tough throughout and were relegated to Division 3.
For all line scores from the weekend, visit Scottish Junior Curling Club Challenge – Division 1 & 2
Pictured top are Division 1 winners, Forfar A; Iain Wallace, Euan MacDiarmid, Craig Joiner, Adam MacDiarmid, Nicola Joiner, Hailey Duff, Layla Al-Saffar and Craig Paterson