January 20, 2008

Weekend roundup

Gail Munro, Lyndsay Wilson, Karen Addison and Annie Laird won the inaugural Glynhill Ladies International at Braehead today, defeating the Scottish Champions Kelly Wood, Jackie Lockhart, Lorna Vevers and Lindsay Wood in the final. Wood's team fought back from 5-1 behind to be in a tied game in the last end. To keep her unbeaten record over the weekend, and to collect the £2500 first prize for her team, Gail made a perfect hit with her last stone.

Verdict on Scotland's first women's WCT-e event? Top class. Well done to all involved. Thanks to legacy funding from the 2005 World Women's Championship in Paisley, and hopefully continued support from the sponsors, the event will definitely go ahead next year. Incidentally I counted twice as many spectators watching the final than at the recent Ramada Perth Masters!

Elsewhere at the weekend, defending champion Keith Prentice has qualified for the final of the House of Bruar Scottish Seniors Championship. Also through from the Aberdeen group are Bob Kelly, Andy McGlynn, Barton Henderson, Graeme Govan and David Clydesdale. The results are here. The finals are at the Lanarkshire rink, February 14-17.

The qualifying rounds for the Scottish Junior Men's Championship were held at Ayr this weekend. The results are on the RCCC website here. The qualifiers: John Penny and Lindsay Gray from Section 1; Glen Muirhead and Ally Fraser (after a tiebreaker) from Section 3; Jamie Dick and Graeme Black from Section 4. Paul Russell finished top of Section 2, but there was a three way tie for the second qualifying spot. Ian McClune beat Stuart Dodds in the first tiebreaker but lost the second to Greg Drummond 3-2, so Drummond and his team go through.

The Scottish Junior finals are at the Dewar's Centre in Perth, February 5-10.

L-R: Lyndsay Wilson, Gail Munro, Karen Addison and Annie Laird with the Ladies International Curling Kettle.

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