The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

National Governing Body for Curling in Scotland

Successful Skill Awards Challenge this weekend

Posted on Monday, December 12, 2016 at 11:20am

On Saturday 10th December the Skill Awards Challenge took place at Dewars Centre in Perth. A full 16 teams took part in the competition in which 64 juniors from across the country enjoyed a fun and full competitive day of curling. After three group stage games, the teams were split into High Road, Low Road and Fun Challenge meaning that all children took part and competed for the whole day. All sections were very fiercely contested.

In the final stages, the High Road semi finals were between Perth vs Highland and Dumfries vs Stranraer, with Perth and Stranraer going through to the finals. After an error with Stranraer’s last stone Perth had a draw to the eight foot to tie the game up. The stone was swept furiously, but unfortunately he came up short only scoring two and Stranraer claimed the victory!

The low road semi finals were Braehead Rockers vs Lockerbie and Ayr vs Dundee. After close games Lockerbie and Ayr progressed through to the finals with Lockerbie taking the win.

In the Fun Challenge the players took on two draw shots, the second being made more difficult as it was performed blindfolded. The juniors showed their skills well and the winners were Blair MacKenzie (Braehead Young Curlers) with 16 and Ross Craik (Forfar) with 12.

Finally, a word of thanks must go to all participants and helpers for making it such a great day and to the parents for supporting their children’s continued participation in curling.

For all line scores from the weekend, please visit Skills Award Challenge.

stranraerHigh Road Winners – Stranraer

Lead      Rory Dodds
2nd           Finlay Alldred
3rd           Harry Glasgow
4th           Niall Ryder

 

High Road runners up – Perth

Lead      Tom Anderson
2nd           Arran Thomson
3rd           Iain Chalmers
4th           Innes Chalmers

 

lr-winners-lockerbieLow Road Winners –  Lockerbie

Lead      Jack Graham
2nd           Ben Crosby
3rd           Jake Hatheway
4th           Robbie McCormack

 

lr-runners-up-ayrLow Road runners up – Ayr

Lead      David Murray
2nd           Murray Mcharg
3rd           Karen Shephard
4th           Ryan Kennedy