Sunday, April 01, 2012

Weekend Wrap

Congratulations to Ewan MacDonald, Eve Muirhead, Euan Byers and Karen Strang who won the Scottish Mixed Championship at Curl Aberdeen yesterday, defeating the Duncan Fernie team in the final. All the scores are here. Eve has won the Mixed before, in 2007, as has Karen, in 2008.

Well done to Naomi Whyte's team of Heather Morton, Hannah Larsson and Kirsty Patterson who won the International Globe trophy at Dumfries. They beat Andrew Neilson's team 5-4 after an extra end. Find the story here. On the new event website there are some little video clips - a glimpse to the future of curling reporting perhaps?

In Sweden, both Stranraer teams reached the semifinals of the Bill Ross trophy, but neither made it to the final. The results are here.

I'm still waiting to hear who won the Scottish Universities' Championship which was at Stranraer this weekend, and also the Royal Club Newcomers event, at Greenacres yesterday. Perhaps someone will add this information in the comments below.

Added later. No sooner than I had posted the above, than the photo below, of the Universities' Championship winners, dropped into my mailbox. Glasgow 1 won the high road, their skip, Struan Wood (aka Captain Fantastic) goes to the Art School. There is some suggestion that this is the biggest sporting achievement ever for that institution!

Strathclyde 2, skipped by David Hibberd, were runners-up. Aberdeen won the Low Road having defeated Strathclyde 3 in the final.

High Road winners. L-R: Rebecca Steven, Jennifer Marshall, Ian Copland and Struan Wood, skip. Photo courtesy of Chay Telfer.

And another add. Waterfront skip, Angus Shearer with Mairi McDonald (Hamilton), Kathryn Tweedle (Stirling) and Kirstin Bousie (Kinross) won the Newcomers event in a close final against Greenacres skip, Matthew McConnell, with Lisa Davie (Stirling), Katie Torrance (Hamilton) and Catriona Barbour (East Kilbride). Thanks to Judith McFarlane for the info. The full story is here.