Weekend Roundup 28-29 December

The penultimate Under 17 Slam of the season was being held at Forfar over the weekend – the final slam will be at Perth in March.

In the High Road final Fraser Kingan beat Katie Murray 6-2 to take the Forfar Slam title.

The Low Road was the battle of the Robins and this one was won by Robin Brydone who had a convincing 8-1 win against Robin McCall.

Pictures of all the winners as well as scores are available here.

Last weekend also saw the start of a Curling Champions Tour event in China – the Yichun International Ladies.

In my preview I mentioned that not a great deal of information was to be found about the event but, sure enough, as the competition has gone on more has become available.

Three Chinese teams are in attendance including 2009 World Champion Bingyu Wang as well as teams Gribi and Tirinzoni from Switzerland, Tracy Horgan’s Canadian outfit, Stephanie Nielsen’s Danes and Cissi Östlund’s Swedish team.

One score that caught my eye was Bingyu Wang beating fellow Chinese skip Yu Xinna 16-1 after just six ends in the first draw – a steal of six in the sixth sealed the big win. In fact, all but one of those sixteen points were stolen.

So far it’s Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni setting the pace as her team have not yet lost a game and sit on top of the table.

More on the event can be found here and here.

Images are © RCCC and CCT