Weekend Round Up 12/10/2017 – 15/10/2017
Scottish Curling Mixed Doubles Championships, Curl Aberdeen
Jayne Stirling and Fraser Kingan are the newly crowned Scottish Curling Mixed Doubles Champions, after victory over Bobby Lammie and Rachael Hannan, at Curl Aberdeen, on Sunday. Team Kingan had played Team McCleary in the semis en-route to the gold medal game; their opponents had secured a win over Team Brown to achieve their place.
The final score of 10-5 reflected a game in which Team Kingan gained confidence throughout, after losing a score of three in the first end.
Read a full match report here.
Jayne tells us: ‘I’m still a bit shocked actually, and obviously really, really excited. We’re starting to put together our preparations for going to the Worlds. I slept really badly last night! I was just so excited, and we were both speaking to our families lots, who are really proud of us both’
Fraser adds ‘From now until Sweden we’ll be getting loads of practise in, and trying to enter some Mixed Doubles competitions in between times; hopefully that will give us the best chance to do well on a world stage’
The pair, who is a new mixed doubles partnership, will now go onto the World Mixed Doubles in Ostersund in Sweden in April.
World Mixed Championships, Champery, Switzerland
The team representing Scotland is back on home soil, and celebrating, after becoming World Mixed Champions, in Champery, Switzerland. It took an extra end to secure Team Hardies’ 8-5 victory, against Canada. Saturday’s win marks Scotland’s first Mixed Doubles curling title, following on from a bronze medal last year.
We provided daily reports on the side’s progress, which you can view here.
#CurlFest, Various Venues
Our final #CurlFest dates took place over the weekend, with Stranraer, Borders, Dumfries, Ayr and Lockerbie Ice Rinks all taking part. This week long festival of curling was aimed at getting as many new faces through the doors as possible, and hopefully back to a TryCurling session in future. Rinks could decide what format their individual event took; with some even providing a funfair and competitions to run alongside the curling. Many thanks to everyone who helped make #CurlFest 2017 such a fantastic success. The youngsters at Stranraer (pictured) are really getting into the fun and inclusive spirit of the event. We’re already excited about #CurlFest 2018 , and have some great ideas to make it even bigger and better!
Asham Under 17 Slam, Lockerbie Ice Rink
James Craik, of Forfar Young Curlers’ team, won the Stevenson Trophy, in the Asham Under 17 Slam this weekend, held at Lockerbie Ice Rink. James Craik himself wasn’t playing. However, Angus Bryce, Matthew McKenzie, Niall Ryder and Laura Watt performed well without their Skip, winning all their games and lifting The Stevenson Trophy with a 9-1 win over Team Gallacher. The Asham Under 17 Slam comprises five events with points being awarded at each. This result means that Team Craik now lead the standings. The top three results will be accumulated to determine the winner who will receive the coveted top prize of secured places at the World Curling Federation Camp in Fussen, Germany.