Scots Excel at 1st Braehead Junior International
The 1st Braehead Junior International was held from the 14th – 16th of September and included 9 top foreign junior teams from Sweden, Switzerland, Netherlands, England, and Norway as well as a host of Gold and Silver RCA Scottish teams.
This event is the Scottish leg of the European Junior Curling Tour which kicked off in Denmark in August and will now move on to Oslo in late October followed by Switzerland, Holland and Italy.
Scotland produced a clean sweep of the top 3 places in the Ladies event with Maggie Wilson beating Gina Aitken in the Final. Jennifer Martin claimed 3rd place with a win over Elena Stern of Switzerland.
On the Men’s side of the draw a very tense Final that went into an extra end was won by Team Gustav Eskilsson from Sweden with Scotland’s Kyle Smith taking the 2nd Place prize money. Bruce Mouat claimed 3rd place over Frederik Nyman from Sweden.
Last season’s Ladies Tour Winners, Team Jennifer Dodds were on hand to collect their Medals from Tour Committee Chairperson Shari Leibbrandt from the Netherlands.
There is a full photo gallery of the event at Curl Braehead as well as a recorded webcast of the Men’s Final and Winners photos.
Photo: Tom J Brydone