US Ladies Lift the USWCA Tour to Scotland 2016 Trophy

After three weeks and 21 games, the twenty US ladies on the USWCA Tour to Scotland 2016 came out on top with an overall score of 807 shots to the Scottish ladies’ score of 568 shots. The Marguerite Roberts Quaich was presented by Gilean Hoenke, Marguerite’s daughter, at the closing banquet held in the Radstone Hotel, Larkhall.

Throughout their tour, the ladies of the USWCA also enjoyed tourism in perfect winter weather, were provided with good old fashioned Scottish hospitality and were entertained by a range of local talent. The tourists were home-hosted by 100 hosts. Many friendships were formed.

They were able to take advantage of a favourable exchange rate in their efforts to support the Scottish economy – shopping was a favourite off-ice hobby it seemed.

The tour concluded with the US attending finals day at the European Championships at Braehead before spending the night in Edinburgh and flying home early next morning.

Thanks to members of RCCC Ladies’ Branch, ice rinks, local authorities, sponsors and other contributors, the tour was a great success. So many of them, too numerous to mention individually,  gave of their time and energy voluntarily to ensure that our visitors received the warmest of welcomes and greatest of memories which they will cherish for the rest of their lives.

We wish them haste ye back and are already we looking forward to the outgoing US tour in 2021.

Report: Jan Howard, Ladies’ Branch President

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