Sunday, January 29, 2012

Scottish Juniors: The Finals

Thirteen year old Calum Brown piped the teams into the rink and on to the ice before today's Scottish Junior Championship Finals at Curl Aberdeen.

The teams are introduced. L-R: Kyle Smith (skip), Thomas Muirhead, Kyle Waddell and Kerr Drummond; Grant Hardie (fourth), Colin Dick, Jay McWilliam (skip) and Billy Morton.

L-R: Hannah Fleming, Lauren Gray, Alice Spence and Abi Brown; Hazel Smith, Naomi Whyte, Sarah Wood and Eilidh Templeton.

Practice slides and the games were underway.

Jay's team had been the stronger when they met in the Page 1-2 game. This time Kyle's side were on a roll after coming though the semi. They held the edge with a stolen single at the fourth, and a two in the eighth saw them 5-2 up playing the ninth, and Sweden bound.

When the teams had met in the round robin, Hazel's team had messed up on a time out, and ran out of time. Hannah had won by default.

Hannah's team were on fire today though. A big four at the fourth established their dominance, and Team Fleming - bar slipups - were on their way to Sweden. There were no slipups!

You can find the linescores, and all the results from the competition on the Royal Club website here.