Greenacres Pair Claim Trophy at Stranraer
The Scottish Curling Pairs Championship was held at Stranraer Ice Rink from 17th – 19th March. There were 21 pairs taking part in the Championship after three last minute team withdrawals. All the pairs competing had earned the right to compete at the finals having qualified through events held at their local ice rinks.
The teams were split into four sections, with the top two teams from each section progressing to the knock-out stages on Sunday. The last two teams left to battle it out in the final were Ayr and Greenacres. The Greenacres team of William Smith and Wallace Gilbert had the hammer from the start which they held on to until the fourth end when they scored two shots to take the lead, this proved to be the only score of the match with Neil Kennedy and Shaun Rennie unable to respond in the final two ends.
At the presentation, Royal Caledonian Curling Club President Clive Thomson awarded William Smith and Wallace Gilbert the Pairs Trophy. He also thanked North West Castle Hotel, Stranraer Ice Rink and Gail Munro, for hosting the competition, Stewart Robertson and his assistant David Henderson for ably umpiring the competition and keeping the line scores up-to-date online.
For all line scores from the weekend, visit Scottish Curling Pairs Championship.