The Lockerbie Academy team of (L-R) Hannah Fleming (skip), Kimberley Smith (3rd), Alice Spence (2nd) and Kirsten McNay (lead) won the Scottish Schools Championship at Ayr today. They defeated Garnock Academy in the final. All the results and linescores are here.
The Garnock Academy team: (L-R) Stuart Marshall (2nd), Frazer Keil (lead), Greg Matthew (3rd), Gavid Reid (skip). Here are some pics from today's semifinals and from yesterday.
Tasha Aitken and her team of Becca Kesley, Mhairi Anderson and Abi Brown so nearly made it an all-girls' final. Had Tasha's last guard drawn over just an inch more in the semifinal, Gavin Reid would not have been able to see enough of the Mary Eskine School shot to attempt a chip out.
This pic appeals to me! Abi Brown, Becca Kesley, Mhairi Anderson
Given the chance with last stone of the semifinal, Gavin was right on target to secure his team's place in the final.
Gavin Reid and Tasha Aitken
A tough one for Becca Kesley in the semi - a pulled thigh muscle left her unable to sweep.
Stranraer Academy's Rori Macpherson, here with sweepers Hamish McGeoch and Andy Lock (Ian Kirkpatrick is in the house), found the Lockerbie girls too strong for them in the other semifinal.
Another of the Stranraer team in action
Hannah Fleming. Grand young curler, great skip.
Curling is all about attention to detail. This young curler (identity concealed) is doing just that. Note the colour co-ordination!
Bell Baxter's Blair Jeffrey
Kimberley Smith watches that umpire Ron Tosh is doing the measure correctly!
Hamilton Grammar's Kyle and Craig Waddell watch as Garnock's Greg Matthew calls line.
Hamilton Academy's front end John Ballantyne and Rachel Hannen.
Merchiston Castle's Grant Hardie
Craigmount High's Mhairi Baird
It's Thai silk!
Merchiston's Hamilton McMillan
Loudon Academy's Euan Cunningham is getting excited. Perth Academy's Kyle and Cammy Smith behind.
Perth's Kyle Smith
Currie Community High's skip Rebecca Steven.
Fiona Munro is Currie's third, here caught in mid delivery!
Lockerbie's Kirsten McNay and Alice Spence.
Dollar Academy's Jayne Stirling
Umpire Carolyn Hibberd was one of the very first competitors in the Glasgow Schools' League when it began at Crossmyloof.... not that long ago actually!
Ewan Davidson of Douglas Ewart High gets the Editor's award for the most colouful player on the ice!
Well done to all who took part. All pics by Bob - if I have labelled any incorrectly let me know!
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