Success for Dunfermline at Double Rink Championship
The Scottish Double Rink Championship was held on the 2nd to 4th December at Stranraer Ice Rink, the championship is open to RCCC affiliated clubs, each represented by two teams. After several late withdrawals, six teams competed, this meant that the competition could be run as a full round robin and a final. The additional time this freed between games allowed more time than usual for ice preparation resulting in a high standard of surface which was very favourably commented on by the teams.
In the first session there was fairly high scoring as the teams settled in after their journeys. The quality of curling throughout was high competition intense. After eight sessions, with one game still to play, four teams were still hopeful of a place in the final. After Suttieside and Duns took a win each the finalists were confirmed as Dunfermline and Suttieside. In the final, after a evenly matched start, Dunfermline gradually gained the advantage in both games to emerge as winners.
During the presentation of prizes by Lady President, Jan Howard, appreciation was expressed for the good ice, the welcome and service provided by the Management and Staff of the Northwest Castle Hotel. This was a competition thoroughly enjoyed by all participants.
For scores from the weekend, please visit the Double Rink Championship page.
Winners (pictured top, right) Dunfermline 1: Skip Robbie Stevenson, Dave Thomson, Colin Low, Eddie McFarlane
Dunfermline 2: Skip Jamie Stevenson, Jim Barr, Derek Laird, John Geyer
Runners up (pictured above, left) Suttieside 1: Skip David Shephard, Ian Kellie, Lynda Kemp, Ann Kellie
Suttieside 2: Skip Murray Young, Ian Young, Ian Taylor, Bob Ogilvy
Report and photos: Bill Scott