Kilsyth Win Double Rink Championship
The Stranraer Ice Rink, located in the Northwest Castle Hotel provided a safe haven from the inclement weather for six teams of eight curlers who made their way to Stranraer this weekend – 4th to 6th December – for the Double Rink Championship. The reduced number of entries allowed the competition to be played as a full Round Robin, with the top two playing a Final. This necessitated longer intervals between matches, thus allowing longer time for ice preparation.
The high standard of ice produced was much appreciated by the players and the work Gail did was noted favourably.The final between Kilsyth and Dalry was a tight match until Kilsyth 2 took a big end and did not falter until the end. The second game was much tighter with Kilsyth winning it by a small margin. The Final was won by Kilsyth 2 games to nil 13 shots to 8
Prizes were presented to Winners and Runners-up by RCCC Vice-President Clive Thomson.
Winners (pictured): Kilsyth
Rink 1 – John Davie, Daryl Russell, Dougie McKenzie, Lisa Davie. Rink 2 – Neil Murray, Steve Russell, Findlay Brown, Marjory McCulloch
Rink 1 – William Smith, James Logan, Davie Kennedy, Trevor Turner. Rink 2 – Drew Gemmell, Stephen McNab, Kim Thomson, Walter Miller
Report by Bill Scott