The Greenacres Junior Masters was taking place this weekend and I have been sent a report by Hugh and Christine Stewart:
Ten men’s teams and six women’s teams signed up for the Greenacres Junior Masters from 21 to 23 September. Come Sunday it was down to eight teams for the semi- finals, then just four teams were out there on the ice for the finals.
Lauren Baxter from Greenacres and her team Naomi Whyte, Sarah Wood and Eilidh Templeton took on Katie Murray, Sophie Jackson, Laura Ritchie and Jodie Milroy from Stirling in the women’s final.
The Perth team of Robin Brydone, James Carswell, Thomas Halder and Calum Greenwood met David Baird, James Baird, Gavin Barr and Callum McLean from Murrayfield in the men’s final.
In the women’s final Katie Murray’s team were winning more ends but they were scoring singles. A three score in ends three and five gave Lauren Baxter a lead of three after five ends. Murray came back with a single in end six and a steal of two in the seventh to tie the game. The final end was close, Baxter made a great tap up with the last stone to score a single and take the title.
It was a low scoring game in the men’s final but a steal of one in the fifth gave Brydone a two shot lead. The Baird team fought back taking one in end six and stealing another single in the seventh. The teams were tied going into the eighth and final end. Team Brydone made no mistakes, they stole two when David Baird was short with his last stone, final score 5-3 to the Perth team.
(L-R): James Carswell (3rd), Robin Brydone (Skip), Thomas Halder (2nd), Calum Greenwood (Lead)
(L-R): James Baird (3rd), David Baird (Skip), Gavin Barr (2nd), Callum McLean (Lead)
(L-R): Naomi Whyte (3rd), Lauren Baxter (Skip), Sarah Wood (2nd), Eilidh Templeton (Lead)
(L-R): Sophie Jackson (3rd), Katie Murray (Skip), Laura Ritchie (2nd), Jodie Milroy (Lead)
Congratulations to both teams, many thanks to Hugh and Christine for the report and a very Happy Birthday to David Jones, Coach of Team Murray!