October 26, 2014

Team Edwards wins Goldline SCT Forfar event

The final of the Goldline SCT Forfar event was contested between David Edwards and Hannah Fleming's sides. Local junior Adam Flint (subbing for Billy Morton) played lead for the recent European Championship qualifying team and had a great weekend's curling.

The final was a very tight game and going into the final end, Team Edwards was one ahead with last stone advantage. Hannah's team of Abigail Brown, Alice Spence and Lorna Vevers set up the end well but a double clear by John Penny almost sealed the win and the game was concluded at 4-3.

L-R; Adam Flint, Scott Macleod, John Penny & David Edwards
Team Fleming, worthy winners of the Women's trophy also picked up a cheque for £400 from Forfar Indoor Sports.

The 3 v 4 playoff was contested between Lee McCleary and Cameron Bryce's teams. Lee McCleary's team of Duncan McFadzean, Stuart Stark and Robin Brydone made a strong start and defended well thereafter to win 6-2.

As always Forfar Indoor Sports provided great hospitality and ice to the competitors for the weekend. Next on the calendar is Inverness Skins taking place from 31st Oct to 2nd Nov.

October 25, 2014

Goldline SCT Forfar - Quarter final qualifiers

At the Goldline SCT Forfar event, sections B and C are now complete with Ross McCleary the only team unbeaten in the tournament so far.

Ally Fraser & Ross McCleary check out options

Team Shedden, skipped by Chay Telfer, notched 5 shots in the 5th end against Team Taylor to control their last round robin game, finishing with an 8-5 win to qualify for the quarter finals. Ross McCleary and Team Shedden are joined by the Stray Dogs (skipped by Colin Howden).

Chay Telfer skips his team to victory

In the final ladies round robin games, Hannah Fleming's side had a convincing 9-1 win over Gina Aitken to finish top of the section and will be joined in the quarter finals by Team Martin who are skipped by Hazel Smith this weekend in the absence of Jennifer Martin.

Going into the last round robin game in section A, 5 of the 6 teams are still in contention for a spot in the quarter finals so it is all to play for!

October 24, 2014

Goldline SCT Forfar event underway

After the first round of games at the Goldline SCT Forfar event, Section A is led by Lee McCleary who beat David Edwards in a tight game led all the way by McCleary, and Team Jones (skipped by John Duff) who set up a great last end, managing to steal 2 for a 5-4 win against Ron Caithness' local team.
Team McCleary checking out options

In section B, Ross McCleary had a good second half performance with steals in ends 5, 6 and 7 to secure a win against Stuart Taylor and Stray Dogs had a 5-4 win over Andy McGlynn.

In section C which comprises 5 ladies teams, it was Hannah Fleming and Lauren Gray's teams who were victorious with the two teams up against each other in the second round.
Team Fleming v Team Gray in the 2nd round of games

October 09, 2014

Team Edwards Win Sulwath Open at Dumfries

Dumfries Ice Bowl hosted the Sulwath Open with some great games being played over the weekend.

The teams also enjoyed some hospitality on the Friday night and a good night was had by all on the Saturday as the bar bought in some extra supplies to meet the demand. We would like to thank all the teams for making the trip down to the Ice Bowl and have had some good feedback which will be introduced for the Open next season.

The New Ladies element to the Open was won by Hannah Fleming and her team.

The 1/4 finals produced some great games which kept the spectators in the curling lounge on the edge of their seats.

Sunday Morning saw David Edward defeat Bruce Mouat and David Hardie beat Graeme Adam in the semi finals.

The Final was very evenly contested with a real battle of tactics between the two teams. Team Edwards managed to sqeeze a 2 shot lead in to the last end where they were able to keep control leaving Richard Woods (throwing last stones for D Hardie) with a long raise for two to force an extra end. It was a very close effort picking his own stone out rather than the Edwards rink stone. 

Runners up Team David Hardie

Sulwath Open winners 2014 Team Edwards.

September 30, 2014

The Sulwath Open hits the ice this weekend

This weekend (Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th October) Dumfries Ice Bowl looks forward to hosting the Sulwath Open with a new addition to the event with an ALL ladies section.  The top ladies team from the section will win the Ladies Event Prize as well as qualifying for the quarterfinals along with the 2nd place team in the ladies section. 

Graham Sloan, part of the organising committee said" We look set to have a great event with some exciting teams taking part and a warm welcome to our two teams from China."

Dumfries Ice Bowl is looking to build on its recent success of hosting the World Senior & Mixed Doubles with the SCT playing the first of many open events this season.


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Section 4
China Men
Duncan Gracie
Hannah Fleming
Graeme Adam
Graeme Black
David Jones
Jennifer Martin
David Edwards
Bruce Mouat
Chris Howat
China Women
Jamie Malton
Team Wales
David Hardie

Friday 3rd October
10am – 3pm
Teams Can book 1 hour practice session by calling 07921057138

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Saturday 4th October

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Quarter Finals Top Section V 2nd     1 v 4 ,  2 v 3,   3 v 2  4 v 1

¼ Finals Saturday 4th @ 7.30pm
Semi Final – 9.30am Sunday 5th October
Final – 12.30pm Sunday 5th October

      Bar and Entertainment through the event!

·        ¼ Finalists will receive £150 per team
·        ½ Finalists will receive £250 per team
·        Runner Up will receive £300
·        Winner will receive £600
·      Cash Pot of £2000 confirmed
·        Top Ladies Section Winner £100

Brewster claims first title of 14/15 season at Braehead

Tom Brewster and his newly formed team of Glen Muirhead, Thomas Muirhead, Hammy McMillan and Ross Paterson claimed the title at the SCT Braehead Open (sponsored by The Caldwell Garden Centre) at the weekend.

Brewster and his team started their tour campaign with a clean sweep of games throughout the weekend and claimed the title after beating current Scottish Champions Ewan MacDonald in the quarterfinals, Lee McCleary in the semi final and Stuart Taylor in the final.

The Braehead Open was a successful event once again with 28 teams taking to the ice and with 14 teams still playing in the last session (in the different roads and playoffs) the season is well and truly underway.

To view the standings of the SCT after Braehead, click here.

Forfar Open still looking for entries

The Forfar Open which is to be held from 24th to 26th October still has places available for any interested teams. This well established event on the Goldline Scottish Curling Tour always combines a strong competition on the ice and fun time off it.

The ladies section already has a strong line-up this year, with Teams Fleming, Aitken, Martin and Gray all confirmed.

For more information, or to enter contact Graham Smith at graham@forfarindoorsports.co.uk

September 25, 2014

New Season Begins at Braehead

The new season on The Goldline Scottish Curling tour kicks of this weekend with The Braehead Open, sponsored by Cardwell Garden Centre.
Ross McCleary and his 2013/14 Tour winning team return to the ice looking to get their defence off to a good start. The competition sees some top names compete. From men's, Tom Brewster, Ewan MacDonald and Kyle Smith, along side ladies teams such as Hannah Fleming and Jennifer Martin. Add in some senior's rinks like Ken Horton and Gary Macfarlane and an international flavour with teams from China, Sweden and Estonia, it is sure to be great competition.
The event runs from 26th to 28th September with 28 teams in a schenkel format of two sections. The top eight teams from each section progress to the High Road Knock-Out Stage, while teams ranked 9-12th in each section will progress to Middle Road and 13-14th ranked teams in each section after the Preliminary Rounds will progress to the Low Road semi-finals.
For more information on the event click here
For results click here