October 28, 2013

Kinross Open

The Kinross Open to be held from 13-15 December still have some places available.

Competition will start on Friday evening with all teams guaranteed 4 games with a High road and Low road after the group stages with prizes in both.

There will be a social quiz and stovies night in the rink on the Saturday evening.

Please note new contact details of Lorna Rennie at slajmren@tiscali.co.uk

October 25, 2013

Lockerbie Superspiel

The Lockerbie Superspiel, to be held 22nd-24th November, still have places available to any interested teams.

With some strong teams entered, the competition will be fierce on the ice and as always, at Lockerbie, good fun off it!

If you are interested in entering please email Pat Strawhorn at icerink@btconnect.com

October 22, 2013

Team Hare win Stirling Invitational

The Peak at Stirling Sports Village was the venue for the Stirling Invitational at the weekend.

16 teams took part looking to take home the £1200 top prize. Teams from Wales and Estonia, including Martin Lill, the current tour leader, were in the field along with the top teams in Scotland.

The triple knockout event saw Sochi 2014 representatives, Team Awaken Consulting skipped by David Murdoch, make their 1st start on the Scottish Curling Tour this season. They found the going tough early on losing to Blair Fraser (Inverness), before safely making the quarter finals via the B road.

The quarter finals saw A road qualifiers Ewan McDonald go down 7-6 to current World Junior Champions Kyle Smith, and Fraser Hare winning 7-5 against Stuart Taylor. The other quarters saw Team Awaken Consulting gain revenge with an 8-7 win over Blair Fraser, and Bruce Mouat defeated Estonia's Martin Lill 7-2.

The semi finals saw Bruce Mouat defeat Kyle Smith 5-3 and Fraser Hare upsetting Team Awaken Consulting 6-5.

The final saw the experience of Fraser Hare and his team win 5-2 over Bruce Mouat.

So congratulations to Fraser Hare and his team of Colin Howden, Craig Waddell, Don Frame and Colin Dick on their victory.

Winners - Team Fraser Hare

Olympic representatives Team Awaken Consulting in action

October 17, 2013

This weekend the SCT heads to Stirling

The Scottish Curling Tour takes to the ice at The Peak Sports Village in Stirling this weekend with a fantastic outfit of 16 teams competing in the triple knockout competition. The newly announced Sochi 2013 Team GB men's team (playing under Team Awaken Consulting) will be competing in their first event on Scottish soil for the season and Martin Lill and his team from Estonia return to Scotland once again looking for their third win on the SCT of this season.

To follow the results of the competition and to track the teams the progress along the  A, B & C roads , click here.

October 15, 2013

Forfar winners........

Forfar Open Champions - Team Ross McCleary

Ladies Winners and Forfar Open Runners-up - Team Kerry Barr

October 14, 2013

McCleary wins at Forfar

The Goldline Scottish Curling Tour rolled into Forfar at the weekend and as always proved successful both on and off the ice.

Sunday morning quarters saw Cameron Bryce edge Craig Joiner 5-4 in an all junior battle. Ross McCleary ran out comfortable winners 8-2 over Robin Brydone. David Edwards, who coasted through his section  scoring 57 shots found the going far tougher stealing and extra end victory over John Hamilton 6-5. The last quarter saw Kerry Barr win the ladies event with victory over Maggie Wilson 10-1.

Looking for a double triumph Kerry went on to defeat David Edwards 5-4 in a close semi-final. The other semi saw Ross McCleary beating Cameron Bryce 7-4.

The final proved one step too far for Kerry and her team as Ross McCleary took the win in an extra end   6-4.

So congratulations go to Ross McCleary and his team of James Stark, Craig Gudmundsson and Gavin Baird on their victory. A great start for them, with their 1st competition of the season.

Special thanks to Mike Ferguson for being a great host and providing some Saturday night fun (along with the delightful Deirdre!). Also to Graham Smith for the excellent ice.

The SCT now heads for Stirling this weekend.......

October 09, 2013

Off to Forfar this weekend...

With the curling season well underway now, we head to Forfar Indoor Sports this weekend for the Forfar Open. This event is the third item in the Scottish Curling Tour calendar for the season and we see alot of different teams taking to the ice this weekend looking to gain some valuable SCT points. In addition to the main SCT event, the Ladies event will also be running with defending champion Kerry Barr returning to defend last years title.

Follow the results here.