The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

National Governing Body for Curling in Scotland

Ayr win The Morton Trophy

Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 9:19am

The Semi-finals and Finals of the Morton Trophy Competition were played out at Fife Ice Arena on a glorious Spring day on Tuesday 11th March 2014.

All the teams arrived this year in good time without any traffic holdups and the Umpire gave his team talk at 10.00am.

12 teams took to the ice at 10.15am to compete in the semi-finals with Lanarkshire playing Aberdeen and Ayr playing Kinross. Lanarkshire won all their games against Aberdeen, scoring 6 points and Ayr similarly won all their games against Kinross, meaning that Lanarkshire and Ayr progressed to the Finals.

After lunch the 3 teams from Lanarkshire and the 3 teams from Ayr were back on the Ice playing each other and this time the games were much closer at the halfway stage. Team Agnew, playing for Ayr, always looked comfortable against Team Jackie Craig from Lanarkshire and Team Agnew ultimately won their game 7 shots to 4. In the second game Helen King’s team from Lanarkshire beat Team Lorraine Shaw from Ayr 7 shots to 3. In the critical 3rd game, Marion Craig from Lanarkshire battled on against Gail Thomson from Ayr but eventually team Craig ran out of stones and the final score was 7 shots to 2 for Ayr.

Having won 2 of the 3 games in the Finals Ayr were declared the winners of the Morton Trophy and presented with the trophy and their winners badges and certificates by Ladies Branch President Fiona Hardie (pictured).

Vice President of the Ladies Branch, Mary Anne McWilliam gave the vote of thanks and RCCC President Alan Durno and Vice President David Henderson joined the Ladies for lunch and came to watch the final stages of the Morton Final, after their Area Standing Committee meeting, held at Kirkcaldy, was finished.

Report and photo courtesy of Helen Gordon