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Dumfries Junior International - Dumfries
 
6th April 2014

Congratulations to Hailey Duff (FYC) on winning the Low Road Final. Also congratulations to Craig Joiner (FYC) and Ben Bremner (FYC) on being runners up in the Low Road.

Hailey Duff (FYC) Skip, with Lynn Paul 3rd, Jenni Cannon 2nd, Mili Smith Lead had wins vs. Norway (2) 11-6, Finlay Howat 7-5 and Bill Turner 17-4. Team Duff finished top of the group, unbeaten and qualified for the High Road Quarter Finals. In the quarter final Team Duff had a very close game against Team Cameron McNay of Lockerbie, losing out on the last stone of an extra end 6-7. Dropping down to the Low Road Semi Final, Team Duff took on Norway (1), and totally dominated this game running out 12-1 winners. In the Low Road Final Hailey Duff's team were up against George McConnel's rink out of Greenacres and Forfar. The final was a very tight game and looked to be going in McConnells favour until Team Duff picked up a 3 in the 7th end to go into the last end 6-5. McConnell responded with a great shot to get a single in the 8th to tie the game up and take it to an extra end. Team Duff stole a 1 in the extra end to win the final 7-5.

George McConnell (Skip), Craig Joiner (FYC) 3rd, with Ben Bremner (FYC) 2nd and ? lead won 10-6 vs. Norway (3), lost to Ross Whyte 3-4, and won against Natalie Doidge 9-2. Team McConnell finished 2nd in their group and qualified for the High Road knockout stages. In the High Road Quarter Final, Rebecca Morrision's Aberdeen rink beat Team McConnell 8-5, demoting George MocConnell's rink to the Low Road Semi Final. In the Low Road Semi Final Team McConnell beat Team Finlay Howat 5-4. The final was a very tight game and looked to be going in McConnells favour until Team Duff picked up a 3 in the 7th end to lead 5-6. McConnell responded with a great shot to get a single in the 8th to tie the game up and take it to an extra end. Team Duff stole a 1 in the extra end to win the final 5-7.

The High Road Final and Globe Trophy was won by Ross Whyte of Dumfries with an 8-3 win over Cameron Bryce of Kelso.

 
   
6th April 2014
Newcomers Trophy - Greenacres
 
 

This competition is a great introduction for our newer curlers to competitive curling in a different ice rink. Players are put into teams on arrival. Forfar Young Curlers had 4 players in attendance.

Jessica Kirk (FYC) was playing 3rd for Ross McIntyre (Greenacres), Katy Kirk (FYC) was playing Lead for Josh McNab (Greenacres), Claire Kirk (FYC) was playing 2nd for Lewis Leslie (Kinross). Cara Black (FYC) was playing 3rd for Fraser MacDonald (Waterfront).

 
   
 
Scottish Schools Curling Championships - Murrayfield
 
16th March 2014

More than 60 schools entered this year's competition in qualifying rounds at regional ice rinks. 24 teams progressed to the Finals at Murrayfield in 4 groups of 6 teams.

Congratulations to Forfar Academy, Hailey Duff (FYC) Skip, Craig Paterson (FYC) 3rd, Bruce Keillor (FYC) 2nd, and Ewan Maguire (FYC) Lead who won the Silver Medal.

Webster's High - Adam Flint (FYC) Skip, with Layla Al-Saffar (FYC) 3rd, Angus Redford (FYC) 2nd, and Rachel Flint (FYC) Lead, Won 2 games, vs. Clydeview Academy 13-2, vs. Lockerbie Academy (1) 6-3, and lost 3 games, vs. Balerno High School 2-5, vs. Stranraer Academy (1) 5-3, vs. Forres Academy 5-3, and didn't qualify for the knockout stages finishing in 4th place in the group.

Brechin High School - Craig Joiner (FYC) Skip, Hamish Duff (FYC) 3rd, Nicola Joiner (FYC) 2nd, Rory Allison (FYC) Lead. Won 2 games, vs. Nairn Academy 6-4, vs. Kinross High School 5-3, drew 1 game vs. Stranraer Academy (2) 9-9, and lost 2 games, vs Wallace Hall Academy 9-6, vs. Mary Erskine School 10-8. Brechin High School failed to progress from the group stages finishing just outside the qualifying places 3rd in their group.

Forfar Academy - Hailey Duff (FYC) Skip, Craig Paterson (FYC) 3rd, Bruce Keillor (FYC) 2nd, Ewan Maguire (FYC) won 3 of their group games vs. Stranraer Academy (3) 9-4, won against Beath High School by an amazing scoreline of 22-1, vs. Mearns Castle High School 13-4, and lost 2 games vs. Kelso High School 6-4, vs. Dumfries Academy 8-3. Forfar Academy qualified 2nd in their group for the Quarter Finals.

In the Quarter Finals Forfar Academy won against the St Joseph's College team, skipped by Zac Stewart. 8-6 with a big steal of 3 in the 6th end making the difference.

The semi final was all Forfar Academy as they dominated Mary Erskine School, skipped by Naomi Brown winning 9-1 in 7 ends.

The Final was a cagey affair on tricky ice. Lockerbie Academy (2) got off to a good start scoring two with hammer in the 1st end. Forfar were forced to take 1 in the 3rd after a blanked 2nd. In the 4th end Lockerbie took a single to lead 3-1 at the half way stage. The big shot of the game came in the 5th end with Hailey needing to hit her own stone on to an opposition counter to remove it from play to score 3, but unfortunately it was a little wide, and on unforgiving ice, never made the curl necessary resulting in a steal of 1. Singles were exchanged in 6 and 7th ends, to leave Forfar Academy needing an unlikely 3 in the last end. Lockerbie were clinical and ran Forfar Acdemy out of stones to win the title.

Well done Forfar Academy on winning the silver medal of this national competition.

Scottish Schools - Forfar Academy
   
 
Asham Under 14 Slam - Aberdeen
 
8th March 2014

Alistair Torrance Skip, Kerr Waddell 3rd, James Craik 2nd (FYC), Campbell White Lead, (FYC) drew their 1st group game 5-5 vs. Jodie Duff (FYC), a convincing win vs. Calum Robertson 12-0, and a final group game draw 4-4 vs. Jenny Holl. Team Torrance were unbeaten on the day, but finished 3rd in the group of 10, and only lost out on a semi final place due to an inferior ends difference.

Jodie Duff Skip (FYC), Caitlin Jones 3rd, Lauryn Brand 2nd, Rachel Strachan drew their 1st group game 5-5 vs. Alistair Torrance. In the 2nd game Jodie Duff had to sit out the game feeling unwell, and Fraser White (FYC) took over the skipping duties against Andrew Cromar, the game ending 2-2. Jodie was well enough to play the 3rd game against Jill Strang, but lost this 1-6. Team Duff finished 7th in the group of 10 with 2 draws and 1 loss.

The final was won by Gavin Hay beating Brendan Todd 7-0

 
   
 
World Junior Curling Championship - Flims, Switzerland
 
4th March 2014 Congratulations to Duncan Menizes (FYC) who won Silver at the World Junior Curling Championships as part of Team Smith. Duncan went expecting to be alternate and sitting on the bench, but due to an illness suffered by Cammy Smith, lead player for Team Smith, Duncan played at lead position throughout the competition, and also had to match the stones for the team prior to each game (as the alternate does). Well done Duncan.  
   
 
U17 Slam - Perth
 
2nd March 2014

Congratulations to Euan McDiarmid (FYC) who won the Low Road Final with Team Hay.

Layla Wylie (FYC) Skip with Nicola Joiner (FYC) 3rd, Leanne McKenzie 2nd, Alex McIntosh (FYC) Lead had a Win vs. Hamilton 4-3, and two losses to McNay and Carson. Team Wylie failed to progress to the knockout stages.

Angus Shearer Skip, Craig Paterson (FYC) 3rd, Alasdair Middleton 2nd, Stuart Cannell (Lead) had wins vs. Sim 8-2, Davie 8-6, and a loss to Brydone 3-8. Team Shearer qualified for the Low Road Quarter Finals against Team Duff. Team Shearer lost 4-6.

James Hay (Skip) with Euan McDiarmid (FYC) 3rd, Gregor Bousie (2nd), Ross Cormack (Lead) had a win vs. Dooley 8-2, win vs. Sinclair 12-2 and a loss to Morrison 3-4. Team Hay qualified directly for the Low Road Semi Final against Team Kingan and won 6-2. In the Low Road Final Team Hay beat Team McNay 6-5 to win the event. Well done Team Hay and Euan MacDiarmid of FYC.

Kerr Sands Skip, with Adam Flint (FYC) 3rd, Findlay Campbell 2nd and Drew Thomson (Lead) had wins vs. Murray 4-1, Duff 5-4, and a draw vs. Sutherland 4-4 to qualify for the High Road Quarter Final. Team Flint lost the quarter final to McCall 5-6.

Hailey Duff (FYC) Skip, with Lynn Paul 3rd (Sophie Sinclair), Jenni Cannon 2nd, Mili Smith Lead had wins vs. Murray 7-5, Win vs. Sutherland 5-3, and a loss vs. Flint 4-5. Team Duff Qualified for the Low Road Quarter Final against Team Shearer. Team Duff won this one with a steal in the last end 4-2. In the Low Road Semi Final, Team Duff lost to Team McNay 2-7.

Ewan Maguire (FYC) (Skip) with Bruce Keillor (FYC) 3rd, Allan Grant (FYC) 2nd, Alistair Tweedle (Lead) had a win vs. Barr 6-5, loss vs. Kingan 3-5. Loss vs. Whyte 2-7. Team Maguire failed to reach the knockout stages.

The High Road Final was between Ross Whyte and Robin McCall with Team Whyte's rink coming out on top. 5-2.

The Low Road Final was between Cameron McNay and James Hay. Team Hay stole in both of the last 2 ends to win 6-5.

 
   
 
Under 13 & Under 15 Northern Qualifiers - Inverness
 
1st February 2014

Our Under 13 and Under 15 curlers were in action this weekend in Inverness.

Forfar Young Curlers won both the Under 13 and Under 15 events and will therefore respresent the "North" in the Scottish Finals that will take place at Braehead, Glasgow on 23rd March 2014 between North, South East and West.

The Under 15 team were Layla Wylie (FYC) Skip, Nicola Joiner (FYC) 3rd, Rachel Flint (FYC) 2nd and Jodie Duff (FYC) Lead. In the first game against Inverness they were completely dominant winning 9-0. In the 2nd game vs. Elgin Team Wylie were in fine form being 5-0 up going down the last. A few wayward shots in the last end cost the team their only end loss of the day, losing a 4, but still winning the game 5-4.

The Under 13 team were Campbell White (FYC) Skip, Angus Burnett (FYC) 3rd, Daniel Harrison (FYC) 2nd and Inca Maguire (FYC) Lead. The team won their first game against Inverness 6-3. Team White drew the 2nd game 3-3 against Elgin before winning their last game 3-2 vs. Aberdeen. Forfar finished top and qualified for Braehead.

 
   
 
Scottish Junior Curling Championships - Aberdeen
 
26th January 2014

This week saw the the finals of the Scottish Junior Curling Championships take place at Curl Aberdeen. 9 Women, and 9 Men's teams competed to win the right to represent Scotland at the World Junior Curling Championships in Flims, Switzerland, 26 Feb - 5th March 2014.

Well done to Stuart Taylor of FYC, 2014 Scottish Junior Curling Championships Runner Up.

Dione Clark (Skip) with Louise Joiner (FYC) 3rd, Kirsty Paterson 2nd, Beth Dandie (FYC) Lead, won 2 and lost 6 to finish 7th in the 9 team round robin.

Alison Wood Skip, Lesley Young (FYC) 3rd, with Hailey Duff (FYC) 2nd and Ellie Fraser Lead (RCA Silver Team) finished the round robin on 5 wins, 3 losses and finished 4th overall. Team Wood beat both finalists in the round robin but were not consistent enough to make the page playoff places.

Stuart Taylor (FYC) skipping with Gregor Cannon (3rd), Ross Fraser (2nd) and Alasdair Schreiber (Lead) (RCA Silver Team) finished on 6 wins and 2 losses with some dramatic last end steals. This placed them 3rd in the round robin. In the Page Playoff, Team Taylor beat Team Brydone 6-5 (with another last end steal). In the final, Team Taylor fell behind to Team Smith ersly on and although they tried to fight back, the high quality of Team Smith's play limited their chances and Team Smith eventually ran Stuart Taylors rink out of stones for the 7-4 win.

Robin Brydone Skip, James Carswell 3rd, Calum Greenwood 2nd, Thomas Halder (FYC) playing Lead ( RCA Silver team) with and had a great competition. For a young team they played well throughout. They finished the round robin on 6 wins and 2 losses. In the Page 1 vs. 2 Team Smith beat Team Brydone 8-4. In the semi final, Team Brydone lost to Team Taylor 6-5 and finished 3rd overall.

Duncan Menzies (FYC), playing 3rd, and Angus Dowell (FYC) lead with Bruce Mouat Skip and Derrick Sloan at 2nd (RCA Gold Team) finshed the 8 game round robin on 5 wins and 3 losses but this was not enough to make the page play offs. They finished 4th equal overall.

Robert Fawns (FYC) Skip, Fraser Davidson 3rd, Andrew Callander (FYC) 2nd, Scott Gibson Lead finished on 2 wins, 6 losses.

Congratulations to Team Smith who won the championship for the 3rd consecutive year.

The ladies section was won by Team Gina Aitken with a win over Team Katie Murray. 8-3.

 
   
 
Under 14 Slam - Aberdeen
 
19th January 2014

Alistair Torrance Skip, Kerr Waddell 3rd, James Craik 2nd (FYC), Campbell White Lead, (FYC) won their 1st group game 7-1 vs. Anderson, a win vs. Team Duff 8-1, and a final group game win 5-3 over Team Strang. In the Semi Final Beth Farmer beat Team Torrance 5-2. In the 3/4 playoff. Ryan McCormack beat Alistair Torrance 4-2.

Jodie Duff Skip (FYC), Caitlin Jones 3rd, Lauryn Brand 2nd, Rachel Strachan Lead won their 1st group game 5-0 vs. Strang. In the 2nd game Team Duff lost to Torrance 1-8. In the 3rd group game Team Anderson came out on top winning 5-3. Team Duff finished 3rd in the group.

The final was won by Callum Kinnear's Perth rink beating Beth Farmer of Kinross 4-2

 
   
 
Under 21 Slam - Greenacres
 
13th January 2014

Congratulations to Robin Brydone Skip, James Carswell 3rd, Thomas Halder 2nd and Duncan McFadzean (FYC) Lead, on winning the Greenacres Under 21 Slam this weekend. Team Brydone won all the games in their group. vs. McConnell, Ewen, Tait and Hay. In the Semi Final Team Brydone beat Team Flint 7-3. In the final Team Brydone were victorious over Team McConnell 7-2.

George McConnell (Skip), Craig Joiner (FYC) 3rd, with Bruce Keillor (FYC) 2nd and Ben Bremner (FYC) lead qualified 2nd in their group with 2 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss. In the Semi Final Team McConnell overcame the Kinross Team skipped by Grant Barr 6-4. In the final Team McConnell lost 2-7 to Team Brydone.

Kerr Sands Skip, with Adam Flint (FYC) 3rd, Findlay Campbell 2nd and Drew Thomson (Lead) qualified 2nd in their group with 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. In the Semi Final Team Flint were beaten 3-7 by Team Brydone.

Fraser Ewen Skip, Craig Paterson (FYC) 3rd, George Sinclair 2nd, ? Lead came 3rd in their group with 5 points, 2 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss - and just lost out on qualifying for the semi final by 1 end difference.

James Hay (Skip) with Euan McDiarmid (FYC) 3rd, Gregor Bousie (2nd), Ross Cormack (Lead) did not qualify for the knockout stages.

The winners of the Men's Event was Team Robin Brydone.

The winners of the Women's Event was Team Gina Aitken.

 
   
 
Junior Challenge Divisions 1 - Murrayfield
 
5th January 2014 Congratulations to Forfar Young Curlers on winning the Junior Challenge Division 1 at the weekend. Well done to all that took part and all Young Curlers for making FYC the top junior curling club in Scotland yet again  
   
 
Under 17 Slam - Forfar
 
28th December 2013

Ewan Maguire (FYC) (Skip) with Bruce Keillor (FYC) 3rd, Allan Grant (FYC) 2nd, Alistair Tweedle (Lead). Loss vs. Brydone 3-5. Loss vs. Duff 1-7, Win vs. Dooley 6-0. Team Maguire failed to reach te knockout stages.

Hailey Duff (FYC) Skip, with Lynn Paul 3rd, Jenni Cannon 2nd, Mili Smith Lead. Win vs. Dooley 6-0, Win vs. Maguire 7-1, Draw vs. Brydone 5-5. Team Duff Qualified for the High Road Quarter Finals against Team Carson. Team Carson won this one 7-3.

James Hay (Skip) with Euan McDiarmid (FYC) 3rd, Gregor Bousie (2nd), Ross Cormack (Lead) Win vs. McConnel 6-3, win vs. McCall 7-4, Win vs. Hamilton 10-4. Team Hay qualified for the High Road Quarter Finals against Team Shearer and won 6-5. In the High Road Semi Final Team Kingan beat Team Shearer 1-5.

Scott Lockhart Skip, with Kerr Waddell 3rd, and Alistair Torrance 2nd, James Craik (FYC) Lead. Loss vs. Morrison 4-7, Win vs. Shearer 6-4. Team Lockhart failed to progress to the knockout stages.

Adam Flint (FYC) Skip, with Findlay Campbell 3rd, Kerr Sands 2nd and Drew Thomson (Lead). Loss vs. Carson 1-3, Win vs. Dakers 5-2. Team Flint failed to progress to the knockout stages.

Layla Wylie (FYC) Skip with Nicola Joiner (FYC) 3rd, Leanne McKenzie 2nd, Alex McIntosh (FYC) Lead. Win vs. Wallace 6-4, Draw vs. Sim 5-5. Team Wylie failed to progress to the knockout stages.

Angus Shearer Skip, Craig Paterson (FYC) 3rd, Alasdair Middleton 2nd, Stuart Cannell (Lead). Win vs. Strange 6-4. Team Shearer qualified for the Low Road Quarter Finals against Team Hay. Team Shearer narrowly lost 5-6.

Iain Wallace (FYC), Skip, Angus Redford (FYC) 3rd, Alastair Munnoch (FYC) 2nd, Campbell White (FYC) Lead. Loss vs. Wylie 4-6, Loss vs. Kingan 4-7. Team Wallace failed to reach the knockout stages.

Alison Wood Skip, Rebecca Morrison 3rd, Amy McDonald 2nd, Beth Dandie (FYC) Lead. Win vs. Lockhart 7-4, Win vs. Strang 8-1, Team Wood qualified for the Low Road Quarter Finals against Team Sutherland and won 3-2. In the Low Road Semi Final Team Wood lost 4-7 to Team Brydone.

Fraser Smith (FYC) Skip, Fraser White (FYC) 3rd, Rachael Flint (FYC) 2nd, Jodie Duff (FYC) Lead. Loss vs. Aitken 3-16, Loss vs. Murray 1-11. Team Smith failed to reach the knockout stages.

The High Road Final was between Katie Murray and Fraser Kingan with Fraser Kingan's rink coming out on top. 6-2.

The Low Road Final was between Robin Brydone and Robin McColl. Team Brydone controlled this game winning 8-1.

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Under 13 Pairs - Forfar
 
29th December 2013

James Craik and Inca Maguire vs. Blair Butchart and Daniel Harrison. Team Craik raced to a 4-0 lead after two ends, but a great fight back from Team Butchart saw them win the game 6-4.

Alex McIntosh and Claire Kirk vs. Campbell White and Ross Craik. Team McIntosh came out on top in a close game. 4-3.

James Craik and Inca Maguire vs. Adam MacDiarmid and Katy Kirk. Team Craik won 6-1.

Campbell White and Ross Craik vs. Blair Butchart and Daniel Harrison. Team White won 5-3.

Adam MacDiarmid and Katy Kirk. vs Campbell White and Ross Craik. Team MacDiarmid won 3-2.

Alex McIntosh and Claire Kirk vs Blair Butchart and Daniel Harrison. Team McIntosh won 4-0

Alex McIntosh and Claire Kirk won the U13 Pairs. Well done!

James Craik and Inca Maguire won the Hotshots competition.

 
   
 
Festive Cup - Braehead
 
21st December 2013

Under 21 Section

Hailey Duff Skip (FYC), Craig Paterson 3rd (FYC), Allan Grant 2nd (FYC), Layla Wylie Lead (FYC) played 3 games in the round robin and won them all. 8-1 vs. Fraser Clark, 7-4 vs. Jennifer Paul, 3-2 vs. Robin McCall. In the final Team Duff played Team McCall again. Team McCall came out on top this time winning the final 5-2.

Under 16 Section

Adam MacDiarmid Skip (FYC) Campbell White 3rd (FYC), Blair Butchart 2nd (FYC), Daniel Harrison Lead (FYC) won 4-1 vs. Crail, draw 6-6 vs. Nisbet, lost 2-7 vs. White. Campbell White skipped 2 of the games with Adam MacDiarmid at 3rd. Team MacDiarmid finished 7th overall.

Fraser White Skip (FYC), Fraser Smith 3rd (FYC), Nicola Joiner 2nd (FYC), Fraser Crosby Lead (FYC) draw 5-5 vs. Middleton, loss 2-8 vs. Hair, won 7-2 vs. MacDiramid. Team White finished in 4th position.

 
   
 
Hay Trophy - Perth
 
19th December 2013

In this schools competition featuring teams from all over Scotland in a 12 team Shenkel format both Forfar Academy and Websters High School were represented.

Forfar Academy: Hailey Duff Skip (FYC), Craig Paterson 3rd (FYC), Euan MacDiarmid 2nd (FYC), Bruce Keillor Lead (FYC) played 5 games in total. They won 4 games and lost 1 by a narrow 1-2 score line. Finished 3rd overall.

Webster High: Adam Flint Skip (FYC), Layla Wylie 3rd (FYC), Angus Redford 2nd (FYC), Rachel Flint Lead (FYC) won 3 games and lost 2 to come 6th overall.

The winners were Perth Academy.

 
   
 
Under 17 Slam - Lanarkshire
 
15th December 2013

Angus Shearer Skip, Craig Paterson (FYC) 3rd, Alasdair Middleton 2nd, Stuart Cannell (Lead) had wins vs. Sim, a draw vs. Hay and a Loss vs. Murray to qualify for the Low Road Quarter Finals where they beat Hailey Duff 4-1. In the Semi Final, Team Shearer beat Finlay Howat's rink 8-2. In the Low Road Final, Team Shearer were Runners Up, losing 6-3 to Cameron McNay.

Layla Wylie (FYC) Skip with Nicola Joiner (FYC) 3rd, Leanne McKenzie 2nd, Alex McIntosh (FYC) Lead won vs. Maguire and Sinclair, with only 1 loss to McCall to qualify directly for the Low Road Semi Finals due to their superior ends scored. In the Semi Final Team Wylie were beaten 2-6 by Cameron McNay of Lockerbie.

Adam Flint (FYC) Skip, with Findlay Campbell 3rd, Kerr Sands 2nd and Drew Thomson (Lead) had wins vs. Lockhart, Baird, and Brydone to reach the High Road Quarter Finals where Team Flint beat Team Karina Aitken 7-1. In the semi final against Team McColl, the score was 1-1 after 5 ends. In the 6th, Team Flint tried to steal the 1 to win, but failed, losing a 5 in the process.

Scott Lockhart (Skip), with James Craik (FYC) 3rd, Kerr Waddell (2nd) and Alistair Torrance (Lead) had 1 win vs. Baird, and 2 losses, Flint and Brydone.

James Hay (Skip) with Euan McDiarmid (FYC) 3rd, Gregor Bousie (2nd), Ross Cormack (Lead) had 2 wins, vs. Sim, Murray and 1 Draw vs. Shearer to reach the High Road Quarter Final where they were beaten 9-2 by Ross Whyte.

Hailey Duff (FYC) Skip, with Lynn Paul 3rd, Jenni Cannon 2nd, Mili Smith Lead, won vs. McConnell and Strang, and had 1 loss vs. Carson to qualify for the Low Road Quarter Finals where they lost to Team Shearer 1-4.

Ewan Maguire (FYC) (Skip) with Alistair Tweedle 3rd, Bruce Keillor (FYC) 2nd, Jack Drummond (Lead) had losses to Wylie, Sincalir, McColl.

High Road Winners Ross Whyte, Runners Up Ross McColl (6-4)

Low Road Winners Cameron McNay, Runners Up Angus Shearer (6-3)

 
   
 
Scottish Junior Championship Qualifiers - Perth
 
8th December 2013

The Junior playdowns as they are known took place this past weekend in Perth. The Finals take place 22nd-26th January 2014. 9 Mens and 9 Ladies team will compete for the title of Scottish Champion and to represent Scotland in the World Championships.

In the Men's Section 12 Forfar Young Curlers were playing.

Adam Flint (FYC) Skip, Kerr Sands 3rd, Findlay Campbell 2nd, Drew Thomson Lead. Played 5, won 2. Did not qualify.

Bruce Mouat Skip, Duncan Menzies (FYC) 3rd, Derrick Sloan 2nd, and Angus Dowell (FYC) lead, Played 4, Won 4. Qualified.

Robin Brydone Skip, James Carswell 3rd, Calum Greenwood 2nd and Thomas Halder (FYC) Lead. Played 5, Won 4. Qualified.

George McConnell (Skip), Craig Joiner (FYC) 3rd, with Bruce Keillor (FYC) 2nd and Ben Bremner (FYC) lead. Played 5, Won 1. Did not qualify.

Fraser Ewen Skip, Callum MacFarlane 3rd, George Sinclair 2nd Craig Paterson (FYC) Lead Played 5, Won 0. Did not qualify.

James Hay (Skip) with Euan McDiarmid (FYC) 3rd, Gregor Bousie (2nd), Ross Cormack (Lead). Played 5, Won 2. Did not qualify.

Stuart Taylor (FYC) skipping with Gregor Cannon 3rd, Ross Fraser 2nd and Alasdair Schreiber lead. Played 5, Won 4. Qualified.

Robert Fawns (FYC) Skip, Fraser Davidson 3rd, Andrew Callander (FYC) 2nd, Scott Gibson Lead. Played 5, Won 4. Qualified.

In the Ladies section 4 Forfar Young Curlers were playing.

Lesley Young (FYC) Skip , with Alison Wood 3rd, Hailey Duff (FYC) 2nd, and Ellie Fraser (Lead). Played 4, Won 3. Qualified.

Dione Clark (Skip), Louise Joiner (FYC) 3rd, Kirsty Paterson 2nd, Beth Dandie (FYC) Lead. Played 4, Won 2. Qualified.

 
   
 
Under 17 Slam - Greenacres
 
4th December 2013

Angus Shearer Skip, Craig Paterson (FYC) 3rd, Alasdair Middleton 2nd, Stuart Cannell (Lead) had wins vs. Baird, Howat, and a Loss vs. Brydone in the group stage. Team Shearer finished 2nd in the group and progressed to the Quarter Finals of the Low Road where they beat James Strang 8-5. On to the Semi Final where Team Shearer were beaten 3-4 by Hailey Duff.

Adam Flint (FYC) Skip, with Findlay Campbell 3rd, Kerr Sands 2nd and Drew Thomson (Lead) had wins vs. Morrison, Reid, and a loss vs. McConnell. Team Flint finished top of their group and progressed to the High Road Quarter Final where Team Flint lost to Fraser Kingan 3-4.

Scott Lockhart (Skip), with James Craik (FYC) 3rd, Kerr Waddell (2nd) and Alistair Torrance (Lead) had 1 win vs. Ellie Hamilton and 2 losses Sutherland, Kingan. Team Lockhart finished 3rd in the group.

James Hay (Skip) with Euan McDiarmid (FYC) 3rd, Gregor Bousie (2nd), Ross Cormack (Lead) had 2 losses vs. Duff, McCall, and a win vs. Wylie. Team Hay finished 3rd in the group.

Layla Wylie (FYC) Skip with Nicola Joiner (FYC) 3rd, Leanne McKenzie 2nd, Alex McIntosh (FYC) Lead had 3 losses. Mcall, Duff, Hay.

Hailey Duff (FYC) Skip, with Lynn Paul 3rd, Jenni Cannon 2nd, Mili Smith Lead, won 2 vs. Hay, Wylie, and lost to McColl. Due to superior ends scored, Team Duff progressed deirectly to the Low Road Semi Final where they beat Team Shearer with a steal of 2 in the last end to win 4-3. In the Low Road Final Team Duff were beaten by Team Sutherland 6-8.

The high road final was between Team Carson and Team Whyte. Team Carson winning out 5-4.

The low road final was between Team Sutherland and Team Duff. Team Sutherland winning out 8-6.

 
   
 
European Junior Curling Tour - Thun, Switzerland
 
25th November 2013

Bruce Mouat Skip, Duncan Menzies (FYC) playing 3rd, Derrick Sloan at 2nd, and Angus Dowell (FYC) lead, were in Switzerland this past weekend playing in the EJCT tour event. Team Mouat qualified for the quarter finals.

Game 1: Mouat 8 : Hindseth (Norway) 3

Game 2: Mouat 9 : Cernovsky (Czech) 4

Game 3: Mouat 5 : Schwaller (Switzerland) 3

Game 4: Mouat 6 : Jacobsen (Denmark) 7

Game 5: Mouat 1 : Brunner (Switzerland) (Quarter Final)

The final was won by Hauser (Switzerland) with a low scoring 3-2 win over fellow Swiss team Stahli.

 
   
 
Junior International Under 21 Slam - Inverness
 
10th November 2013

Congratulations to Bruce Mouat Skip, Duncan Menzies (FYC) playing 3rd, Derrick Sloan at 2nd, and Angus Dowell (FYC) lead, who won the Mens Under 21 Slam at Inverness beating Team Bryce (Kelso) 10-4 in the final.

Well done also to FYC Skip Lesley Young, with Alison Wood 3rd, Hailey Duff (FYC) 2nd, and Ellie Fraser (Lead) who made the Final of the Women's section against Team Katie Murray (Stirling), losing out in an extra end 6-7.

Men's Draw

Team Mouat went through the round robin stages unbeaten winning all 4 games they played to finish top of their group beating Aleksander Grzalka (Poland) 12-4, David Baird 12-3, Bruce Mouat 17-0, Cameron Bryce 7-3. In the Quarter final Team Mouat beat George McConnel 7-5. In the Semi Final Team Mouat beat Team Brydone 7-3. Great result for our FYC players.

Robin Brydone Skip, James Carswell 3rd, Calum Greenwood 2nd and Thomas Halder (FYC) Lead, qualified from the group stages with 3 wins and 1 loss. Wins vs. Ben Fowler (England) 8-6, Aleksander Grzelka (Poland) 11-6, Dave Baird 11-6, with the loss being against Team Cameron Bryce 3-10. In the Quarter Finals, Team Brydone beat Team Grant Barr 7-4. The semi final was lost to the tournament winners Team Mouat 3-7.

Stuart Taylor (FYC) skipping with Gregor Cannon 3rd, Ross Fraser 2nd and Alasdair Schreiber lead also made the Semi Finals having secured a place in the knockout rounds going through the round robin undefeated with wins vs. George McConnell 8-2, Fraser Ewen 6-3, Fraser Murray 9-4, Andrew Murray 8-3. In the Quarter Finals the FYC team beat Davie Baird 6-4. Their tournament came to an end with a loss in the Semi Final to Cameron Bryce in an extra end game 5-6.

Fraser Ewen Skip, with Adam Flint (FYC) 3rd, Craig Paterson (FYC) 2nd and James Hair Lead, made it into the Quarter Finals with 2 wins, vs. Andrew Mundy 13-7, Fraser Murray 7-3, 1 draw, Grant Barr 7-7, and 1 loss to Stuart Taylor 3-6. In the Quarter Finals, Team Ewen lost to Team Bryce 1-7.

George McConnell (Skip), Craig Joiner (FYC) 3rd, with Bruce Keillor (FYC) 2nd and Ben Bremner (FYC) lead had 2 wins vs. Fraser Murray 11-3, Andrew Mundy 12-4, and 2 losses vs. Stuart Taylor 2-8, Grant Barr 1-8 which was enough to qualify for the Quarter Finals where Team McConnell had a closely fought game against Team Mouat, losing out 5-7.

Women's Draw

Lesley Young (FYC) skip, with Alison Wood 3rd, Hailey Duff (FYC) 2nd and Ellie Fraser Lead, went through the group stages undefeated with wins vs. Fiona Spain 10-8, Rebecca Morrison 8-6, Amy McDonald 12-5, and Dione Clark 7-3. In the Semi Finals, Team Young played Dione Clark again, winning by the same score line 7-3. In the Final the Forfar Team were 6-2 down with 2 ends to play against Katie Murray, but fought back to take it to an extra end where they narrowly lost 6-7.

Team Dione Clark, Skip with Louise Joiner (FYC) 3rd, Kirsty Paterson 2nd, Beth Dandie (FYC) Lead had a good weekend qualifying for the Semi Finals after coming through the group stages with wins vs Amy McDonald 15-2, Fiona Spain 8-7, and losses to Tournament winner Katie Murray 2-11, and other finalist Lesley Young 3-7. Team Clark lost the semi final vs. Team Young 3-7.

 
   
 
Norway European Junior Curling Tour - Oslo
 
21st October 2013

Robin Brydone Skip, James Carswell 3rd, Calum Greenwood 2nd and Thomas Halder (FYC) Lead, were out in Oslo this weekend playing in the Junior European Tour event in Oslo.

Team Robin Brydone were on a 3-2 record and had to wait for the final session to see how many teams would enter the Tie Break round. With four teams tied on 3 wins in the B Section it was down to the cumulative Draw Shot to decide the rankings. Swiss Team Hauser had beaten all the other teams so went straight to the Semi Final, while Team Brydone had the best Draw Shot score of the remaining teams. This meant waiting for the winner of the first 4 end Tie Breaker to see who they would play for the second Semi Final slot. The Tie Break game was a 5-0 victory for Scotland in 3 ends leaving them to stand alone against the 3 Swiss teams who had also qualified.

The Semi Final was a decisive victory against the undefeated Team Schwaller who were the winners of Section A before squaring up in the Final against the team who had beaten them in the Round Robin. Again the pressure was on the Swiss right from the start and in a closely fought match it was a 4-3 victory for the Scottish Boys, cheered on by the Norwegians and Austrians!

Well done!

 
   
 
Under 17 Slam - Lockerbie
 
29th September 2013

Well done to Craig Paterson (FYC) on winning the Lockerbie U17 Slam with Team Shearer. Also a shout out to Adam Flint (FYC) of Team Flint, coming 4th overall out of the 27 teams competing.

Angus Shearer Skip, Craig Paterson (FYC) 3rd, Alasdair Middleton 2nd, Stuart Cannell (Lead) had wins vs. McCall 6-3, McNay 7-1, and a Loss vs. Reid 5-6 in the group stage. Team Shearer finished top of the group and progressed to the Quarter Finals where they beat Team Aitkin (Edinburgh) 7-6. On to the Semi Final where Team Shearer beat the very strong Ross Whyte (Dumfries) 4-3.

Adam Flint (FYC) Skip, with Findlay Campbell 3rd, Kerr Sands 2nd and Drew Thomson (Lead) had wins vs. Dakers 17-1, Howat 7-5, and Sim 11-4. Team Flint finished top of their group and progressed straight to the High Road Semi Final. Team Flint were up against the very experienced Katie Murray and came off second best with a 4-7 defeat. In the 3rd/4th playoff Team Flint (Forfar) lost to Team Whyte (Dumfries)

Scott Lockhart (Skip), with James Craik (FYC) 3rd, Kerr Waddell (2nd) and Alistair Torrance (Lead) played their first U17 slam at Lockerbie this weekend. They had 1 win vs. Sinclair 6-2 and 2 losses 2-10 McConnell, Murray 2-3. Team Lockhart finished 3rd in the group.

James Hay (Skip) with Euan McDiarmid (FYC) 3rd, Gregor Bousie (2nd), Ross Cormack (Lead) had 2 losses vs. Baird 3-4, Kingan 4-7, and a draw vs. Duff 7-7. Team Hay finished 4th in the group.

Ewan Maguire (FYC) (Skip) with Alistair Tweedle 3rd, Bruce Keillor (FYC) 2nd, Jack Drummond (Lead) had 1 win vs. Strang 6-3, and 2 losses vs. Aitkin 2-5, and Sutherland 1-9. Team Maguire finished 3rd in their group.

The final was between Team Shearer and Team Murray. Team Shearer winning out 5-2.

 
   
 
Braehead Open - Glasgow
 
29th September 2013

Several FYC players were involved in the Cardswell Garden Centre Braehead Open this weekend which began with a full compliment of 32 teams.

It's a bit of a complicated shenkel format, so let's just say the best performing FYC player was Stuart Taylor, playing for Team Hannah with 4th place overall, losing to Lorna Vevers in the 3-4 playoff.

Duncan Menzies and Angus Dowell playing for Team Mouat were knocked out of the High Road last 16 stage in a tight game against Kyle Smith's rink that came down to a "Last Stone Draw Tiebreaker". Kyle Smith covered the button, while Bruce Mouat hit the T line, but it had just overcurled off the button.

Lesley Young and Hailey Duff playing in Team Young qualified for the Middle Road, ending up in the middle of the pack.

Thomas Halder playing with Team Brydone were knocked out of the High Road last 16 stage by Martin Lill (Estonia).

The final was contested between Team Lill (Estonia) vs. Team Smith (Scotland). Team Lill won a closesly contested battle.

 
   
   
22nd September 2013
Braehead European Junior Curling Tour - Glasgow
 
 

Team Mouat (Sco) and Team G. Aitkin (Sco) win Braehead European Junior Curling Tour Event.

Congratulations to Bruce Mouat Skip, Duncan Menzies (FYC) playing 3rd, Derrick Sloan at 2nd, and Angus Dowell (FYC) lead, who won the Mens Junior Curling Tour Event at Braehead running Switzerland's Team Neunschwander out of stones to win 6-3.

Team Mouat went through the round robin stages unbeaten winning all 4 games they played to finish top of their group beating Nyman (Swe), Hauser (Swi), Brunner (Swi), Baird (Sco). In the semi final Team Mouat beat Hauser (Switzerland) 4-2. Great result for our FYC players at the first big tournament of the season.

Robin Brydone Skip, James Carswell 3rd (playing last stones), (Angus Shearer (sub), Calum Greenwood 2nd and Thomas Halder (FYC) playing lead didn't get the start they wanted this season with 1 win McCall (Sco) and 4 defeats. Barr (Sco), Stahli (Swi), Nuenschwander (Swi), Taylor (Sco).

Stuart Taylor (FYC) skipping with Gregor Cannon 3rd, Ross Fraser 2nd and Alasdair Schreiber lead. had a good weekend, beating all the Scottish opposition they faced, only just missing out on the playoff places with 3 wins McCall (Sco), Brydone (Sco) & Barr (Sco) and 2 losses (Neuenschwander (Swi), Stahli (Swi).

Matthew McConnell (Skip), George McConnell (3rd) with Craig Joiner (FYC) playing 2nd, and Bruce Keillor (FYC) playing lead gained bags of experience against some of the best teams in Europe, but ulimately lost all 4 games they played Nyman (Swe), Hauser (Swi), Brunner (Swi), Baird (Sco).

Team Barr (Scotland) beat Team Hauser (Switzerland) in the 3/4 playoff.

In the Women's section: Lesley Young (FYC) skipping, with Alison Wood 3rd, Hailey Duff (FYC) 2nd and Ellie Fraser Lead played as a team for the first time at this event. All the games were close affairs, but they managed just the one win against Team Mani of Switzerland, and had 4 losses Martin (Sco), G. Aitkin (Sco), Murray (Sco), K. Aitkin (Sco).

In the 1/2 page playoff, Team Mani (Swi) took a 3 in the last end to beat Team Martin (Sco) 8-6. Team Mani progressed directly to the final, whilst Team Martin (Sco) then took on Team G. Aitkin in a semi final to confirm the other finalist. Team G. Aitkin won this one 8-7

In a high quality game the Women's final was won by Team G. Aitkin (Scotland) with a 4-2 win over Team Mani (Switzerland).

 
   
 
Braehead European Junior Curling Tour - Glasgow
 
16th September 2013

Forfar Young Curlers are back on the ice this weekend.

The Braehead leg of the European Junior Curling Tour, in conjunction with The Curling Champions Tour is being held this weekend in Glasgow. Play begins ay 8.30am on Friday morning. A streaming webcam will be rinkside for all games.

Live webstreaming with commentary of the Semi Final at 11.30am and Final at 14.30 (GMT) will be shown here. on Sunday.

The Royal Club Academy (RCA) 2013-14 line up's for the teams with FYC players are listed below.

In Men's Section A: Duncan Menzies (FYC) is playing 3rd, Angus Dowell (FYC) is lead with Bruce Mouat Skip and Derrick Sloan at 2nd.

In Men's Section B: Thomas Halder (FYC) is playing 2nd with Robin Brydone Skip, James Carswell 3rd (playing last stones) and Calum Greenwood Lead. Follow them on Facebook.

Stuart Taylor (FYC) is skipping with Gregor Cannon 3rd, Ross Fraser 2nd and Alasdair Schreiber lead. Follow them on Facebook.

In the Women's section A: Lesley Young (FYC) is skipping, with Alison Wood 3rd, Hailey Duff (FYC) 2nd and Ellie Fraser Lead.

In total there are 12 Scottish, 5 Swiss, and 1 Swedish teams.

Keep up to date with all the scores here.

Team information is here.

The official Facebook page for the European Junior Curling Tour is here.

 
   
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