Graham Sloan reports that the Ice Bowl, Dumfries, held a successful first ever Open Speed Pairs at the weekend, with twelve teams battling it out in a new format which really tested everyone's skills, fitness, tactics, and imagination, to the limit.
The winners of the Open Speed Pairs, who took away £300 between them, were Ross Whyte and Fraser Kingan who beat Bruce Mouat and Heather Morton in the final which came right down to the last shot.
The Low Road final was won by Hugh Sloan and John Sloan who beat Chalmers Porteous and Fraser Morton.
Winners photo courtesy of Graham Sloan. L-R: Fraser Kingan and Ross Whyte.
And news of an upcoming event. Kinross will host the 2012 National Virtual Club Bonspiel on Saturday, March 10, 2012. commencing at 9am. The event is supported by the Royal Caledonian Curling Club and the main event sponsors are Ailsa Craig Jewellery.
Twenty Virtual Club teams from across Scotland will be taking part. Kinross will be defending the title as won last year at Lockerbie.
The competition organising committee would welcome help on the day from any club members willing to assist with umpiring, measuring and general organisation. Lunch and drinks will be provided! Please contact Kinross Virtual Club President Stuart Brand if you are able to help - firstname.lastname@example.org. The competition is full but reserve teams made up from Royal Club affiliated Virtual Club members are still being taken. Contact is Christine Jones - email@example.com.