Team MacFarlane crowned Champions
The Scottish Curling Senior Mixed Championship was held at the popular Stranraer Ice Rink from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th October. The section games were played in the true spirit of curling, many of the games were closely contested with some spectacular shot making on display.
Winners of each section progressed to the High Road Semi Finals. This saw Archie Craig (Lanarkshire) matched up against Christine Cannon (Stranraer) and Gary MacFarlane (Braehead) take on Dick Adams (Stranraer). A big steal by Team Craig in the 7th end saw them proceed to the final, while the other semi final was a very evenly contested affair which saw Team MacFarlane progress by way of a steal in the final end.
Runners up in each section progressed to the Low Road Semi Finals which saw David Hardie (Dumfries) against Donald Rutherford (Braehead) and Trevor Dodds (Murrayfield) against Jim Cullen (Border). Rutherford and Dodds made it through to the Final where Trevor Dodds and his team of Catherine Dodds, Robin Copland and Lois Copland were the stronger and ran out 7-4 winners after seven ends.
The High Road Final was evenly matched through the early ends with Archie Craig’s Team of Marion Craig, Robin Aitken and Yvonne Craig taking a 1 shot lead after 4 ends. Team MacFarlane manufactured a 4 in the fifth end and never looked back, and after steals in the sixth and seventh ends Team Craig conceded with the score 8-2. Congratulations to the Scottish Curling Senior Mixed Champions 2013 – Gary MacFarlane, Kate Adams, Billy Johnstone and Fiona MacFarlane.
Report by Ron Tosh
Photo by Gail Munro