Kinross Rink Secure Scottish Senior Mixed Title
Sixteen teams from ten different rinks, scattered throughout Scotland, took part in an enjoyable Scottish Senior Mixed Championship at Stranraer Ice Rink from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th October.
Kinross, Perth, Lockerbie, Stranraer, Murrayfield, Waterfront, Stirling, Braehead, Curl Aberdeen and Lanarkshire all sent representatives and the competition was played in the true spirit of curling.
The High Road Final was won by Kinross (pictured) with David Clydesdale (Skip), Angela Wilcox (Third), Jim Hogg (Second) and Sue Cameron (Lead). Runners up were Murrayfield with Trevor Dodds (Skip), Catherine Dodds (Third), Robin Copland (Second) and Lois Copland (Lead). The Murrayfield rink never really got to grips with the swinging ice and conceded after five ends.
The Low Road on the other hand was an enthralling contest with Stranraer (Skip:Jim Cannon, Third:Christine Cannon, Second:Peter Wilson and Lead:Anne Wilson) winning the Low Road Final. Curl Aberdeen’s team of Peter Malcolm (Skip), Kay Gibb (Third), Bill Gibb (Second), and Ann Malcolm (Lead) were Runners Up.
This was a closely fought final on the Low Road with a final result of three of the eight ends being blanked after the first four and Stranraer stealing a one at the last end to finish 5 shots to three. Aberdeen had the last stone at the last end but missed an early take out to take the two required for the win.
The semi-finals were all closely contested and the Clydesdale / Craig rink had to play an extra end before a result was reached.
It is to be recommended that more teams should enter for this competition. The venue was ideal and the hospitality was extremely enjoyable.
Report & Photo courtesy of Stranraer Ice Rink.