Team Clark takes the Skill Awards Challenge Trophy
On Saturday the Skills Awards Challenge Trophy took place at Dewars Centre in Perth. A full 16 teams took part in the competition in which 64 juniors from across the country enjoyed a fun and full competitive day of curling. After three group stage games, the teams were split into a High, Middle and Low Road meaning that all children took part and competed for the whole day.
In the final stages, the High Road was won by Team Fraser Clark (pictured top right, Ian Parkinson (RCCC Area 8 Representative) Fraser Clark, Stuart Anderson, Tim Hof, Annabelle Hof (Waterfront) and David Jones (RCCC Development Officer) in a very competitive final against Team Alastair Middleton from Ayr. The game started with a blank in the first end followed by a good 2 for Team Middleton with the hammer. In the third end Team Clark were held to a 1 with the hammer but then forced a 1 steal in the forth to take the game to an extra end. In the extra end, Alastair Middleton just rolled out the house with his last stone attempting a take out, to hand Fraser Clark and his team the championship with another 1 steal.
The Middle Road was won by Carolyn Baird from Lanarkshire and the Low Road by Team Heather MacDonald from Hamilton.
Finally, a word of thanks must go to all participants and helpers for making it such a great day and to the parents for supporting their children in our great sport of curling.
Pictured above left runners up Team Middleton (Ian Parkinson (RCCC Area 8 Representative), Alastair Middleton, Lucy Morton, Ryan Kennedy, Bethany Rowley.
Report by David Jones. Photos by Tom Brydone