Weekend round up 15-17 September
Asham Under 21 Slam event – Greenacres
Reaching the Junior Women’s final in the first Slam event of the season were Team Davie (Stirling) and Team Farmer (Kinross) who both qualified from the same section and won their respective semi finals. In their round-robin meeting, Team Davie won 4-3 in a very tight affair.
The final was another close battle in which Team Davie dominated the middle ends. Team Farmer played a great seventh end to score 3 with come around draws from Katie McMillan and Kirstin Bousie, and a four foot draw from skip Beth Farmer. With the score level, Team Davie played a solid last end to score 2 and win 7-5. As part of the incentive system funded by RCCC Academy and Foxglide, Team Davie will now go to Copenhagen to play in a Nordic Junior Curling Tour (NJCT) event.
In the Junior Men’s final, Team Whyte (Dumfries) and Team Baird (Murrayfield) met each other, both having qualified top of their sections and winning their semi final encounters.
After a tight first three ends in the final, Team Baird took 4 in the fourth end to lead 5-2. Team Whyte fought back and didn’t give many opportunities after that. With a steal in the eighth end to level the score, Team Whyte also stole the extra end to win.
Umpire Refresher Day
The 8th annual Umpire Refresher Day was a very well attended event with sessions both on-ice and off-ice covering scenarios, rule amendments, measuring and other relevant updates.
Guest speaker Mark Callan, a renowned world-class Ice Technician talked about competitions from an ice perspective and the benefits of a good flow of information between ice technicians and officials at all levels of competition.
Whether new to umpiring or experienced at World level, the Refresher Day provided tools that could be used by all.
Delivery Techniques Seminar
Lanarkshire Ice Rink hosted an up-skilling seminar supported by RCCC aimed at local curlers, many of whom were in their first few years of curling and keen to learn!
The seminar started in the classroom with a breakdown of the delivery followed by groups on-ice in which the participants got coaching and guidance. The seminar was not only a great opportunity for personal skill development but provided participants with an insight to what is happening at the top level with a Questions & Answers session with Performance Curler Gina Aitken.