Saturday, October 09, 2010

Putting Forfar on the Map

Yes, that's the name of the game! We're in Forfar today, the first of a number of visits this season, for the Forfar Open.

Now, the important thing if this is your first visit to the Forfar rink, is to make sure you go in the right door. Frosty's Fun House is NOT the curling rink (but how much fun it would be if it was!)

This is the front door!

This leads to a four sheeter....

... with another three sheets on an adjacent pad which is also used by the skaters.

Mike Ferguson is the owner of the complex, which, as well as curling and skating, also has an indoor bowls hall.

Jill Macdonald is the curling development officer

The Forfar Open has attracted ten teams this season. The young Duncan Menzies team finished top of the Schenkel with nine points from five games.

Brian Binnie (front) and Andy McGlynn. Brian Binnie's team of Gordon Craik, Stuart Stark and Kerr Drummond were beaten by Duncan, Stuart Taylor, Robert Fawns and Angus Dowell in the fifth match. And that set up a rematch in a final for the trophy.

Here's life in the mirror.

Caption competition quality this one, although I don't think the Lee McCleary team is laughing at the choice of shot. They were one of the teams to fall to the Menzies side.

Here's Brian Binnie and Duncan Menzies in the fifth round match.

L-R: Robert Fawns, Angus Dowell, Stuart Taylor

I'm off to watch the final. More later.

Pics © Skip Cottage