Participants in the Funspiel Finals had all qualified to represent their Region. The aims of the Funspiel are to encourage juniors to compete with their fellow curlers and to support inter-club events and competitions.
In the Under 13 age category, competing teams were from Forfar (North), Perth (East), Dumfries (South) and Hamilton (West). Several curlers within the teams from Forfar, Perth & Hamilton have competed in the Asham Under 14 Slam however it was the team from Dumfries that gave the surprise performance of the day. The mixed team from Dumfries showed a great display of team work and their aggressive play paid off; they were unbeaten in the round-robin and deservedly took home the Funspiel Trophy. Funspiel Under 13 Winners (pictured right)– Dumfries (South) L-R: Graham Sloan (Dumfries CDO), Hamish Gallacher, Natasha Kerr, Fraser Morton, Mollie Milligan
The Hotshots consists of 1 draw-shot and 1 strike-out shot from each team member as well as 1 ‘golden’ draw & strike for each team worth double points. In the Under 13 category, Perth were victorious with a total of 60 points.
Funspiel Under 13 Hotshots Winners (pictured left) – Perth (East) L-R: Calum Robertson, Mark Watt, Duncan McFadzean & Callum Kinnear
In the Under 15 age category, competing teams were from Forfar (North), Perth (East), Stranraer (South) and Hamilton (West). The game between defending champions Stranraer and Forfar finished with a peel and 1 point being awarded to each team. With Stranraer and Forfar both winning their other two games, the final result came down to ends scored; scoring 1 end more, the Forfar (North) team took the Funspiel Under 15 Trophy!
Funspiel Under 15 Winners (pictured right) – Forfar (North) L-R: Bruce Keillor, Ewan Maguire, Fraser Smith & Angus Redford
Funspiel Under 15 Hotshots Winners (pictured left) – Stranraer. L-R: Stewart Kyle, Euan Kyle, Lauren Smith & Andrew Glmore.
Report/Pictures: Judith McFarlane