Sunday, September 26, 2010

Lockerbie U-17

This was the Lockerbie rink today, recently opened for the new season. I made it there to see the final games in the Lockerbie Under-17 competition, the second of the RCCC's Slam series for these young curlers. Bruce Mouat and Kyle Waddell (above) had skipped their teams to the High Road final. You can find all the results on the Royal Club website here.

Bruce Mouat is having a good season. His junior men's team won the Greenacres Masters last weekend, and his mixed U17 team was on form this weekend. Bruce with Derrick Sloan, Rowena Kerr and Elspeth Lean had won the first Slam event at the end of last season at Perth.

Elspeth Lean delivers, with Rowena Kerr and Derrick Sloan ready to sweep. They got off to a good start in the final, everything went right for them today, and they ran out well on top of their opposition this time.

 Kyle Waddell, always intense!

Alison Fyfe delivers, with Rachel Hannen and Craig Waddell at the ready. A good second place, and of course more points in the bag.

Here are the High Road winners with Gordon Dinwoodie who presented the Stevenson trophy. L-R: Elspeth Lean (lead), Derrick Sloan (3rd), Bruce Mouat (skip) and Rowena Kerr (2nd).

Duncan Menzies with Stuart Taylor, Robert Fawns and Angus Dowell finished third, edging Andrew Neilson, John Ballantyne, Graeme Allan and Mark Guthrie into fourth place.

Gina Aitken (above) skipped her all girls team to beat Thomas Muirhead's rink of Ross Fraser, Cammy Smith and John Fraser in the Low Road Final.

And here are the girls with Zoe Roberts, President of Lockerbie and District Rotary Club, with the Rotary Shield. L-R: Rachael Halliday (lead), Vicky Wright (3rd), Gina Aitken (skip) and Katy Richardson (2nd).

Stuart Marshall, James Carswell, Euan Dagen and Angus Bennie beat Ross Whyte, Zack Stewart, Gregor McMillan and Christopher Howat in the Low Road 3-4 playoff, at the last stone of an extra end.

Thomas Muirhead won the singles competition, with Ross Fraser the runner-up.

Photos © Skip Cottage