Newcomers Competition Round Up
The annual RCCC Newcomers Competition saw 71 juniors from 12 different ice rinks put into new teams to compete for the Newcomers Trophy.
It is hard to believe that team members were only introduced before they took to the ice for their first game as the communication and teamwork was great throughout the day.
After each team had played 4 x 3 end games, the High Road and Low Road semi-finalists were determined and an individual challenge was held for the 40 other participants. The curling challenge was won by Anne Craig from East Kilbride who had a better draw shot than Beth Farmer after both were tied in the Challenge.
The High Road final was between Lewis Leslie (Kinross), Stuart Anderson (Waterfront), Clair Kirk (Forfar) & Karen Shepherd (Ayr) and Hannah Beattie (Lockerbie), Mark Adam (Braehead), Sam King (Greenacres) & Holly Wilkie-Milne (Perth). After Hannah’s team took a 4 in the first end, it looked like it was going to be a one sided game but Lewis took a 4 straight back and left the spectators all on the edge of their seats. Hannah’s team remained composed for the final end and scored to win the 2014 Newcomers Trophy.
High Road Winners pictured L-R; Mark Adam, Hannah Beattie, Holly Wilkie-Milne & Sam King
The Low Road final saw Lisa Davie (Stirling), Gregor Young (Border), David Buchanan (Lanarkshire) & Erin Furey (Greenacres) up against Ryan McCormack (Lockerbie), Scott Barr (Kinross), Zoe Agnew (Braehead) & Lucy Blair (Greenacres). It was to be Lisa Davie’s team who were to be victorious on this occasion and a special mention is deserved for Erin who was the youngest competitor at the age of 8 who stepped in at the last minute to substitute and played 18 ends of curling!
Low Road Winners pictured L-R; David Buchanan, Lisa Davie, Erin Furey & Gregor Young