Weekend Round-up – 09/12/2017 – 11/12/2017
Ice Marking Class – 9th December, Kinross
In sub-zero temperatures on Saturday morning, a group of curlers gathered in Kinross to learn the art of ice marking for outdoor curling, at the Kinross Curling Club’s outdoor rink. The session was led by Jim Paterson and he shared some of his knowledge and experience gained by being on the ice marking crew at the previous two grand matches in 1963 and 1979. The group learned about the use of the measuring rope, tool for scratching the rings in the ice and the hog-line board. Since Saturday the weather has turned colder and we are now better prepared for the next occasion when the conditions allow the ice depth to allow for a Grand Match.
Asham Under 14 Slam – 9th December, Dewars Centre, Perth
The team skipped by Inca Maguire emerged victorious at the third Asham Under 14 Slam in Perth. Team Maguire from Forfar qualified for the high road by the slimmest of margins, they were level with Team Mitchell on points, ends and shots up. One total shot separated the two of them and the girls never looked back. After losing a 3 in the first end of the semi-final, they rebounded and stole their way to victory, setting up a final against the local Team Chalmers. Team Maguire controlled this game and ended up 5-1 winners. Elsewhere, Team Munro overcame Team McCormack to take 3rd place in the high road and Team Teasdale just edged Team Mitchell 4-3 to win the low road. The next and final Asham under 14 slam will take place at Lockerbie in the new year.