Under 13 and Under 15 Funspiel Finals Review
The RCCC Under 13 and Under 15 Funspiel Finals were held at Intu Braehead Curling rink on Sunday. Junior clubs from all over Scotland compete in their own region to progress to play in the finals.
Under 13 Funspiel Finals
In the under 13 age group, teams competing were from Forfar, Perth, Dumfries and Hamilton. Dumfries, who won this category last year with a very young and inexperienced, team still had three eligible players and were favourites to retain the title. After the first two rounds both Hamilton and Dumfries were on 4 points with two wins each so it was all to play for in the final game as they came up against each other. However, the experience of Dumfries proved too much as they beat Hamilton to win the trophy and collect the spoils.
Funspiel Under 13 Winners top right – Dumfries, L – R; Andrew Murray , Natasha Kerr, Mollie Milligan, Hamish Gallacher , Isla Black and Coach – Graham Sloan.
The Hotshots challenge consisting of 1 Draw-shot and 1 Strike-out shot from each team member as well as 1 “golden” draw & strike for each team took place immediately following the main competition. In The under 13 age group the winning team was Perth with a total of 48 points. The Under 13 Hotshots Winners from Perth are pictured left L-R; Rory Desmond, Mathew McKenzie, Connor Wilkie-Milne, Calum Robertson.
An extra special prize of a Sochi 2014 Baseball Hat, donated by Ice Technician Chris Noble for the best shot of The Day was won by Isla Black, from Dumfries (a cross house hit and roll to freeze on the shot stone and set up a score of three)
In the under 15 age group competing teams were from Forfar, Kinross, Lockerbie and Hamilton. After the 1st two rounds Lockerbie was on 4 points from two wins but both Hamilton and Kinross could still win the competition depending on game results. Kinross won their game picking up 2 points and 4 ends and Hamilton beat Lockerbie, picking up 2 points and 3 ends. This meant that all three teams finished on 4 points but Hamilton emerged the winners by scoring one more end over the other two teams.
Funspiel Under 15 Winners above – Hamilton L – R;- Megan Macdonald, Katie Baird, Alistair Torrance and Jill Strang.
The baseball cap for shot of the day in this age group was won by Angus Naysmith (Lockerbie) who played an 18 foot run back to split the two opposing stones lying in the house.
Special thanks to Bobby Corbet (RCCC Area Representative) who presented the prizes and to umpire Robin Turner.
Report and photos by David Horne (Curling Development Officer, Braehead)