Newcomers Trophy draws young curlers to Greenacres

Seventy-two young curlers competed for the very successful Newcomers Trophy on Sunday 3rd April at Greenacres Curling Rink. The competition is open to curlers aged 16 or under and targeted at those in their first or second season of curling.

Although everyone taking part in the competition enters on an individual basis, participants are grouped together in teams so that they can meet new people and form friendships.

Newcomers 2The final was a very close game and came down the last stone where Lucy Blair (Greenacres) and her team Ollie McLellan (Dumfries), Rory Dodds (Stranraer), Ellie McCleary (Kinross) missed a raise take out. The winning team of skip Fraser McDonald (Waterfront), Robyn Mitchell (Greenacres), Stuart Robson (Lockerbie), Oliver Moore (Hamilton) look the title. The winning team are pictured left, being presented with the Trophy from RCCC Ladies Vice President Jan Howard.

A very big thank you to all who competed in the event, including coaches, parents, volunteers and of course, the staff and ice men at Greenacres Curling Club for making the 2016 competition such a success, as well as our umpires John McGowan and Jimmy Lochridge.

More from the competition can be found at Newcomers Trophy.

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