Team Kinnear win first Under 14 Slam event
The first Asham Under 14 Slam of the season was a great day. Qualifying for the semi-finals as section winners were teams skipped by Callum Kinnear (Perth), Jill Strang (Lanarkshire), Hamish Gallacher (Dumfries) and Ryan McCormack (Lockerbie). 9 boys & 7 girls featured in the semi-finals with Jill’s team taking an early lead against Hamish Gallacher’s team of Isla Black, Andrew Murray & Ryan Parry and the game finished 4-1. This win secured Jill Strang, Megan MacDonald & Ann Fleming a place in the final, and it deserves a special mention that this is the first time an all-girls team has reached this stage in the competition.
The other semi-final was an exceptionally close affair with the game 3-3 going into the last end. Callum Kinnear’s team had 2 stones sitting at the back of the 4 foot, leaving a draw for the win and whilst Ryan’s stone was perfect weight, it didn’t quite draw enough and gave Callum’s team 1 shot to win and progress to the final.
The final saw Callum Kinnear’s team (Pictured left) on their best form that couldn’t be matched on this occasion and the score line finished 5-0. Callum, Duncan McFadzean, Matthew McKenzie and Rory Desmond (all Perth) deservedly won the first leg of the Asham Under 14 Slam.
The 3/4 playoff was a local derby between Dumfries & Lockerbie teams. Ryan’s Lockerbie team of Ellie Hamilton, Natasha Kerr & Angus Naysmith were on form after their close semi-final and finished with a 6-1 win after the 4 ends.
The next Asham Under 14 Slam event will be at Curl Aberdeen on Saturday 18th January; entries are still open for teams wishing to enter.
Pictured Team McCormack