Weekend Round-Up 03/11/2017 – 05/11/2017
Braehead Junior International – 3rd – 5th November – intu Braehead, European Junior Curling Tour Event
It was double Scottish success at Braehead this weekend as Sophie Jackson triumphed in the girl’s event and Luke Carson won the boy’s. In a truly international field, Team Jackson topped their group undefeated with 5 wins. After overcoming two domestic rivals in Teams Morrison and Davie in the quarters and semi finals, a dominant display in the final with a 9-1 win over Team Witschonke of Switzerland secured the title and finished the weekend undefeated. Lisa Davie and her Stirling team finished the weekend on a high, winning the 3rd place playoff.
Team Carson were one of 5 Scottish teams in the boy’s playoff stages and they won an all-Scottish quarter final against Team Baird. After a controlled 8-4 semi final win over the Swedish Team Nygren. The final was set against Team Ramsfjell of Norway after their 6-2 win over Ross Whyte. Team Carson took initiative in the final after a steal of 2 and were able to control the game and secure a 7-5 win.
Forfar Curl Fest 3rd – 5th November
Team Barr overcame mike Dick’s Edinburgh Rink in the Forfar Curlfest Final. After a quick start Team Barr controlled the game and saw out the victory. The Goldline Scottish Curling tour now heads back to Dumfries for its December stop.
Skill Award Challenge, November 4th, Dewars Centre, Perth
12 teams competed in the RCCC Skill Award Challenge hosted this weekend.
All teams played 5 games of 4 ends with teams being divided into High Road, Middle Road and Low Road after their third game. The four teams qualifying for the High Road were representing junior clubs from four different ice rinks; Stranraer, Inverness, Perth and Dundee.
Stranraer 1 and Perth were both victorious in their semi-final games with one-sided games. In the final, local lads Euan Glen, Callum Warren, Keir Chalmers and Dougal Baird struggled to keep up their form against the Stranraer rink of Harry Glasgow, Logan Hare, Findlay Hare and Rory Dodds. Stranraer 1 displayed some great shot making, sweeping and communication which helped them to seal the final win 6-0.
It was a fantastic day with many new faces; there were even a couple of juniors who were playing their first ever ‘game’! The format meant that all teams played 20 ends throughout the day and were there until the end, adding to the atmosphere for the final and presentation stage.