Sunday, December 04, 2011

Junior Qualifying Update

Well done to those teams who have won through to the finals of the Scottish Junior Championships, at Curl Aberdeen, January 25-29.

In the junior women's qualifying at Ayr this weekend, the teams skipped by Maggie Wilson, Jennifer Martin and Hazel Smith came straight through from Section A. Jennifer Dodds, Katie Wright and Lesley Young are through from B. Four teams are fighting it out for the remaining place. There is a tiebreaker between Gina Aitken's team (skipped this weekend by Katy Richardson) and Rebecca Steven in Section A. Similarly, in Section B, Katie Murray and Mhairi Paul will also play a decider for fourth in the section. The two tiebreak winners will play off for the last place in Aberdeen.

In the junior men's event, Bruce Mouat, Jay McWilliam and Andrew Neilson have qualifed from Section A. Blair Fraser, Gary Cannell and Ruaridh Greenwood are through from Section B. In Section C, Kyle Smith and Duncan Menzies have qualified. But not one of the other three teams has yet been eliminated. Stuart Marshall, Scott Wilson and Frazer Keil all won one, and lost three, in the round robin.

Follow what happens on the Royal Club results service here.

Top photo is Lauren Baxter who plays the last stones for the Maggie Wilson team. Good to see these girls qualifying after the nightmare they had at Aberdeen recently when, amongst other problems, they were involved in a serious car crash. Pic is © Skip Cottage, taken on Friday at Ayr.