Monday, October 24, 2011

More from the weekend

Congratulations to Kyle Smith, Thomas Muirhead, Kyle Waddell and Kerr Drummond who won the European Junior Curling Tour event in Oslo at the weekend. In the junior women's competition, Hannah Fleming, Lauren Gray, Alice Spence and Abi Brown also finished on top. The linescores are here. The Jennifer Dodds and Bruce Mouat teams took bronze in their respective events.

At home, juniors were in action at the Murrayfield rink. Robin Copland sends this report:

"Eight teams took to good, keen, swinging ice at Murrayfield on Saturday to compete for the Gogar Salver. Two sections of four teams guaranteed each team three games of curling before semifinals and final on the Sunday.

As winners of the all-ladies section, Rebecca Steven skipped her team of Jennifer Marshall, Karen Munro and Hannah Findlay to this year’s Dunvegan Trophy.

The final of the Gogar Salver was a tight affair with the two teams skipped by Hamilton’s Robert Tait and Stuart Marshall from Greenacres never more than one shot away from each other.

Playing the eighth and last end without the hammer, the Hamilton team, skip Robert, third John Tait, second Brian King and lead Gavin Jackson, set things up nicely, leaving Stuart with a difficult raised take out for the match and the trophy. His stone just curled too much leaving the Hamilton team with the shot and the trophy. The event organiser, Dave Munro presided over a happy prize giving ceremony."

Past President of Gogar Park Curling Club, Trevor Dodds, presents the Dunvegan trophy to (L-R) Rebecca Steven (skip), Jennifer Marshall (third), Karen Munro (second) and Hannah Findlay (lead).

President Edinburgh Curling Club, Robin Copland, presents the Gogar Salver to Robert Tait (skip), John Tait (third), Brian King (second) and Gavin Jackson (lead).

Gogar Salver runners-up with Robin. L-R: Stuart Marshall (skip), Thomas Halder (third), James Carswell, (second) and Grant Barr.

Thanks to Robin for the report and photos of the winners.