Monday, January 09, 2012

Action from Junior Club Challenge at Murrayfield

I've already posted that Stranraer won the Junior Club Challenge at Murrayfield yesterday, see here. Royal Club President, Pat Edington, presented the trophy, and that photo is now on the Royal Club website, here. All the results and the league standings are here.

Below are a few photos and comments from my visit yesterday.

Vicky Wright skipped one of the Stranraer teams.

Here are the others in the team. Gregor Cannon and Alison Fyfe sweep Calum Lammie's stone.

"There she goes again, flashing these big eyes at me!" Vicky Wright and Gregor Cannon.

Ian Kirkpatrick skipped the other Stranraer side.

Here's his team. L-R: Jodie Milroy, Euan Kyle and Bobbie Lammie.

This one is crying out for a caption. How about, "What's the weather like up there?"

Euan Kyle and Jodie Milroy.

Bobbie Lammie. "It's easier to hit the high notes when you're young!"

Jennifer Dodds skipped one of the Gogar teams, and came close.

Mairi Girvan and Becca Kesley.

Gogar's Bruce Mouat.

Bruce encourages Rowena Kerr and Colin Mouat.

A 'well done' should go to the two Hamilton teams who were only a couple of ends away from winning the trophy. This is the Craig Waddell team in action. Jamie Allan has delivered, and that's Heather MacDonald and Connor Ballantyne ready to sweep.

The other Hamilton side was skipped by Greg Allan, with (L-R) Mhairi Strang, Scott Gibson and David Williamson.

Congratulations to Greenacres whose teams topped Division 2 to ensure promotion to Division 1 next season. Here brother and sister Stuart and Jennifer Marshall have a frank exchange on team tactics!

James Carswell encourages Peter Dagen and George McConnell.

James and Gary Cannell (Braehead).

Catriona Fergus and Laura Yuill sweep for their Braehead team. Definitely the 'best dressed' club.

Consolation to Perth, who finished bottom of Division 2. That's Robin Brydone's stone being looked after by Angus Martin and Polly Lightbody.

"Now Angus, just close your eyes and concentrate. Visualise that triple takeout." Angus Dowell and Thomas Halder from Forfar. Last year's winners did manage to avoid relegation from Division 1. It will be Stirling and Dumfries who will go down.

Photos © Skip Cottage. As usual, please let me know if I've got any names wrong.