Sunday, October 04, 2009

Lanarkshire Mini Tour

Paul Stevenson and his team of Dillan Perras, Fraser Watt and Tim Stevenson won the Lanarkshire Mini Tour. They beat Jay McWilliam, Ian Copland, Struan Wood and Billy Morton after an extra end in the final.

Sixteen teams contested the event in four sections. The Stevenson side beat Alan Hannah in the quarters and Scott Hamilton in the semifinal. McWilliam had come through against Hamilton McMillan and Hugh Thompson yesterday. The linescores and the other results are here.

L-R above: Tim Stevenson, Fraser Watt, Dillan Perras, Paul Stevenson with RCCC Vice-president Robbie Scott who presented the prizes.

Paul Stevenson in the final.

The skip joins Tim Stevenson and Dillan Perras in sweeping Fraser Watt's stone.

Ian Copland, Jay McWilliam, Billy Morton and Struan Wood discuss options during the sixth end. One down in the last end, Jay's last takeout curled just a fraction too far, or his stone would have rolled to lie second shot, and the two would have given the youngsters the game. As it was, the single just put the game into an extra end where Paul did not need his last stone.

Sarah Reid (above) with Kerry Barr, Barbara McFarlane and Laura Kirkpatrick head the table at the halfway stage of the women's mini tour which is being run as a double round robin over two weekends.

The Reid team were undefeated until running up against Kay Adams, who had taken over the skip's role in Gillian Howard's team, for yesterday's final game. Kay with Gillian, Linsey Spence and Sarah Macintyre stole a single in an extra end. That's Kay calling line in the photo above, as Kerry and Sarah watch behind.

All the results are here and the standings are here.

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