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Asham Under 17 Slam -Perth
 
28th February 2016

Ellie Hamilton (skip), Layla Al-Saffar (FYC) 3rd, Polly Lightbody 2nd, and Jenny Allan Lead, lost vs. Lockhart 3-4, won vs. Bryce 7-5, and lost vs. Gilmore 4-6. Team Hamilton failed to progress to the knockout stages.

Amy Bryce Skip, Leanne MacKenzie 3rd, Jill Stang 2nd and Nicola Joiner (FYC) Lead were in a good position to take the overall Under 17 Slam title with a good performance in Perth, however things did not turn out as planned for Team Bryce. A win 8-5 vs. Gilmore was a good start, but losses to Hamilton 5-7 and Lockhart 2-6 put Team Bryce out of the competition and out of the running for the Overall Title as Team Davies overtook Team Bryce in the overall points ranking.

Shannon Whatley (FYC) Skip, Katy Kirk (FYC) 3rd, Claire Kirk (FYC) 2nd, Ailsa Bruce (FYC) Lead had losses vs. Gallacher 3-6, Findlay 3-7 and Craik 0-14 and failed to progress to the knockout stages.

James Craik (FYC) Skip, Angus Bryce 3rd, Mark Watt 2nd, Campbell White (FYC) Lead, had a win vs. Cormack 8-3, a win vs. Findlay 5-3, Gallacher 5-4 and Whatley 14-0 to progress to the High Road Semi Final. There Team Craik won vs. Wood 7-1 and so it was on to the final. Team Kinnear took control of the final in the Sixth end with a 3 and stole a 2 in the seventh where hand shakes were offered. Team Craik losing out 4-8 to Team Kinnear.

Alistair Tweedle Skip, Cameron Paterson 3rd, Sean Keegan 2nd and Adam MacDiarmid (FYC) Lead, had a loss vs. Hof 2-11, a win vs. Brown 7-6 and a loss to Wood 4-5 and did not progress to the knockout stages.

Beth Farmer Skip, Kirsten Bousie 3rd, Kate McMillan 2nd, and Alex Mackintosh (FYC) Lead had wins vs. Barron 5-2, and Smith 12-2, with a close loss to Kinnear 5-6. Team Kinnear progressed to the Low Road Semi Final where Team Farmer lost to Team Jacklin 3-5.

Team Jacklin beat Team Hof 9-7 in the Low Road Final.

Team Kinnear beat Team Craik 8-4 in the High Road Final.

Team Kinnear won the Boys Overall Under 17 Slam 2015/2016.

Team Davie won the Girls Overall Under 17 Slam 2015/2016.

 
   
 
Scottish Junior Curling Championship - Aberdeen - Dumfries
 
31st January 2016

The finals of the Scottish Junior Curling Championships took place at Curl Aberdeen. 8 Women, and 8 Men's teams competed to win the Scottish Championship and the right to represent Scotland at the World Junior Curling Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark 5th - 13th March 2016.

Congratulations to Angus Dowell of FYC, 2016 Scottish Junior Curling Champions.

Well done to Hailey Duff of FYC, 2016 Scottish Junior Curling Championships Silver Medallist.

Ladies

Katie Murray Skip, Rebecca Morrison 3rd, with Hailey Duff (FYC) 2nd and Mili Smith, Lead (RCA Team) finished the round robin on 6 wins, 1 loss to finish the round robin 1st equal. In the 1st vs. 2nd playoff Team Murray were beaten in a tight game by Team Jackson 3-6. Team Murray dropped into the semi final against the 3rd placed team Team Aitken.

Team Murray had some early scares but got on top in the second half of the semi final vs. Team Aitken with scores in 6th and 8th end to be 7-5 up going down the last end. Team Murray playes some great tick and clearing shots to give Team Aitken very liitle space to hide their last stone - However, skip Karina Aitken put her stone as hidden as she could right on the edge of the house, but Katie Murray played a gentle weight tap takeout to win the game 7-5 to progress to the final.

The Womens Final was a rematch of the earlier playoff game, and again it was incredibly tight. The key shot in the game was a hit and roll behind cover by 3rd for Team Jackson Naomi Brown in the 9th end with the scores tied at 5-5. Katie Murray failed to clear the shot and Team Jackson was able to seal 2 points with a nose hit and move into a 7-5 lead going down the last end. In the 10th end, Team Jackson played a very well executed end and left it impossible for Team Murray to score the 2 points they needed with their last stone to take the game to an extra end. Final score Team Murray 5 - 7 Team Jackson.

Team Jackson will represent Scotland at the World Junior Curling Championships.

Lesley Young (FYC) (Skip) with Beth Dandie 3rd, (FYC) , Louise Joiner (FYC) 2nd, and Jane Barr (FYC) Lead, won 4 and lost 3 to tie for 3rd place in the 8 team round robin. In the 3rd place tie breaker vs. Team Aitken, Team Young were sitting 4-4 after six ends. However, Team Aitken scored 3 in the seventh and stole a 1 in the eighth. Team Young responded with 1 in the ninth and although were lying 3 in the final end. Team Karina Aitken managed to remove one stone from play and Team Young scored 2 but not the 3 required to take it to an extra end. Final score Team Young 7 - 8 Team Aitken. Team Aitken progressed to the semi final

Ellie Hamilton (Skip), Layla Al Saffar (FYC) 3rd, Katie McMillan 2nd, Nicola Joiner (FYC) Lead won 3 and lost 4 in the round robin. It was not enough to reach the knockout stanges. However it should be noted that Team Hamilton were the only team to beat the Champions Team Jackson throughout the entire competition. Team Hamilton finished 5th equal overall.

 

Men's

Bruce Mouat (Skip), Bobbie Lammie 3rd, Gregor Cannon 2nd, and Angus Dowell (FYC) lead (Performance Team) finshed the 7 game round robin unbeaten on 7 wins and 0 loss. In 1 vs. 2 Paige Playoff, Team Mouat played a well controlled game against the young RCA Team Whyte winning 8-5 and so moved straight to the final. In the final, Team Mouat were up against the dark horses of the event Team McNay from Lockerbie. McNay's team was possibly the youngest team in the Men's event and are not part of the academy program, yet finished above some very experienced funded teams. However the final was effectively over after the first two ends as Team Mouat scored 2 followed by a steal of 2 to be 4-0 up. Team McNay got back into the game scoring singles in ends three and five. However a 3 for Team Mouat put the lead out of reach for Team McNay and handshakes were offered after eight ends with the final score 8-3.

Team Mouat will represent Scotland at the World Junior Curling Champiosnhips.

Craig Joiner (FYC) skip with Euan MacDiarmid (FYC) 3rd Ross McCall 2nd, and Craig Paterson (FYC) Lead finished on 2 wins and 5 losses and failed to reach the knockout stages finishing 5th equal overall.

Grant Barr , Skip, Thomas Halder (FYC) 3rd, Kerr Sands 2nd, George McConnell (Lead) won 0 and lost 6 in the round robin and did not progress to the knockout stages.

 

Congratulations to Team Bruce Mouat and Team Sophie Jackson who will represent Scotland at the World Junior Curling Championships in Denmark.

 
   
 
Asham Under 14 Slam - Dumfries
 
16th January 2016

22 teams took part in 2 sections at Dumfries Asham Under 14 Slam.

Inca Maguire (FYC) Skip, Holly Wilkie-Milne 3rd, Laura Watt (2nd), Emily Muir (FYC) Lead had wins vs. Dumfries Juniors 8-1 and vs. Wilkie-Milne 9-1 with a loss vs. Strahorn 2-3. Team Maguire qualified in 3rd place in Group A. Team Maguire drew 2-2 with Team MacDiarmid in the 5th/6th place playoff.

Alex Mackintosh (FYC) Skip, Caitlin Jones 3rd, Kate Torrance 2nd, Ross Craik (FYC) Lead, had a loss vs. Stranraer Junior C 1-8, but recovered with a 4-3 win vs. Thomson and an 11-0 thumping of Rankin to finish 4th in Group A. Stranraer Junior A swept to an easy win vs. Team Mackintosh in the 7th/8th place playoff.

Adam MacDiarmid (FYC) Skip, Blair Butchart (FYC) 3rd, Daniel Harrison (FYC) 2nd, Drew Morrison(FYC) Lead had a whitewash 9-0 win over Mitchell, followed by a 6-1 win vs. Stranraer Juniors 2. Team MacDiarmid lost 1-4 to Team Bryce. Team MacDiarmid drew 2-2 with Team Maguire in the 5th/6th place playoff.

Stranraer Junior 3 beat Team Bryce 3-2 in the 1st/2nd place playoff.

 
   
 
Scottish Junior Curling Club Challenge Division 1 and Division 2 - Murrayfield
 
29th December 2015

Division 1

Team 1. Lesley Young (Skip), Layla Al-Saffar (3rd), Ben Bremner(2nd) and Ewan Maguire (Lead)
Team 2. Craig Joiner (Skip), Euan MacDiarmid (3rd), Bruce Keillor (2nd), Craig Paterson (Lead)

For the second year running FYC finished in 2nd place, 2 points behind Dumfries A, who regained the Scottish Junior Club Challenge Trophy. A great effort by the FYC players finishing on 13 points in 2nd place ahead of Hamilton A on 11 points and Kinross A on 8 points. Gogar Park A on 7 points and Stranraer A on 6 points were relegated to the 2nd Division.

Division 2

Team 1. James Craik (Skip), Iain Wallace (3rd), Adam MacDiarmid (2nd), Inca Maguire (Lead), Shannon Whatley (Alternate)
Team 2. Alx Mackintosh (Skip), Nicola Joiner(3rd), Fraser Crosby (2nd), Drew Morrison (Lead), Daniel Harrison (Alternate)

What a fabulous effort from our more junior players who excelled at Murrayfield winning the Division 2 title and gaining promotion to Division 1. FYC are the only club to have 2 teams in Division 1 next season. Forfar B won the division on 16 points (out of a possible 20, winning 8 out of 10 games) from Gogar Park B on 14 points. Relegateed teams to Division 3 were Aberdeen on 8 points and Ayr on 2 points.

 
   
 
Asham Under 17 Slam - Forfar
 
29th December 2015

Congratulations to Alex Mackintosh (FYC) who, as part of Team Farmer, won the Silver Medal in the Asham Forfar Under 17 Slam 2015.

Beth Farmer Skip, Kirsten Bousie 3rd, Kate McMillan 2nd, and Alex Mackintosh (FYC) Lead had a win vs. Hamilton 4-2, a win vs. Gallacher 4-3 and a win vs. Whatley11-2 to qualify for the knockout stages unbeaten in the group. In the High Road Quarter Final Team Farmer beat Team Hamilton 3-2. In the High Road Semi Final Team Farmer were dominant winning 6-2 vs. Wood. Team Farmer were into the final but unable to keep their form against a strong Kinnear team losing out 1-9. Congratulations on winning the Silver medal.

Amy Bryce Skip, Leanne MacKenzie 3rd, Jill Stang 2nd and Nicola Joiner (FYC) Lead finished 3rd in Group B with a win vs. Middleton 5-2, but two losses vs. Lockhart 3-6 and Davie 1-7. Team Bryce did not qualify for the knockout stages.

Alistair Tweedle Skip, Cameron Paterson 3rd, Sean Keegan 2nd and Adam MacDiarmid (FYC) Lead, had a draw vs. Barron 4-4, a win vs. Gilmore 6-3, and a win vs. Brown 7-5 to qualify for the High Road Quarter Final, coming out of their group unbeaten. In a tight quarter final it was the Perth team skipped by Kinnear who took the win with a 2 in the final end 5-2.

Ellie Hamilton (skip), Layla Al-Saffar (FYC) 3rd, Polly Lightbody 2nd, and Jenny Allan Lead, had a win vs. Whatley 10-1, a win vs. Gallacher 4-3 and a loss vs. Farmer 2-4 a. Team Hamilton qualified for the High Road Quarter Final where they once again met Team Farmer. Miss Farmer, once again got the better of Team Hamilton, winning 3-2.

Shannon Whatley (FYC) Skip, Clair Kirk (FYC) 3rd, Inca Maguire (FYC) 2nd, Katy Kirk (FYC) Lead had losses vs. Hamilton 1-10, Gallacher 0-20 and Farmer 2-11 and did not progress to the knockout stages.

James Craik (FYC) Skip, Angus Bryce 3rd, Mark Watt 2nd, Campbell White Lead, had a win vs. Cormack 8-3, a win vs. Kinnear 3-2 and a loss to Jacklin 2-5 to qualify second in the group and the Low Road Quarter Finals. Team Craik came out all guns blazing in the quarter final to win vs. Barron 13-1. In the Semi Final though Team Craik lost to Team Gilmore 4-6.

The High Road Final and Asham Forfar Under 17 Slam winner was Team Kinnear.

The Low Road Winner was Team Gilmore.

 
   
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Asham Under 21 Slam - Lockerbie
 
22nd December 2015

Wow! 7 of the 16 players in the Men's and Women's Under 21 Slam finals at Lockerbie are Forfar Young Curlers.

Congratulations to Hailey Duff (FYC) playing 2nd for Team Murray who won the Lockerbie Under 21 Slam. Well done to Lesley Young (FYC) Skip, Beth Dandie (FYC) 3rd and Nicola Joiner (FYC) Lead who won the Silver medal.

Also a big congratulations to Craig Joiner (FYC) Skip, Euan Macdiarmid (FYC) 2nd and Craig Paterson (FYC) Lead who won the Silver medal in the mens event.

Katie Murray Skip, Rebecca Morrison 3rd, Hailey Duff (FYC) 2nd, Mili Smith Lead lost their first section game to Team Bryce 3-5, but had big wins vs. Brett 12-3 and Hamilton 15-1 to book top spot in the group. In the semi final Team Murray beat Team Davie 4-1 in a low scoring game. The final was against Team Young. Team Murray took a 4 in end four to go into a 6-2 lead and never looked back running out 8-3 winners. Well done on winning the Asham Under 21 Lockerbie Slam.

Lesley Young (FYC) Skip, Beth Dandie (FYC) 3rd, Jane Barr 2nd, and Nicola Joiner (FYC) Lead won all their group games to finish top of Group B. 8-5 win vs. Team Davie, 10-5 win vs. Team Halse (Denmark) and 9-3 win vs. Team Henderson. In the semi final Team Young won 6-4 vs. Team Bryce in a game of single point ends, the difference being two steals in the middle ofthe game for Team Young. In the final against Team Murray, a 4 in the fourth end was costly and Team Young could not make back the difference, eventually losing out 3-8.

Ellie Hamilton (skip), Layla Al-Saffar (FYC) 3rd, Polly Lightbody 2nd, and Jenny Allan Lead, had wins vs. Brett 9-6 and Bryce 5-2 a loss vs. Murray 1-15. Team Hamilton were unlucky to lose out on a place in the knockout stages on ends, being the same on points, but 2 ends worse off than Team Bryce above them in the group.

Craig Joiner (FYC) Skip, Euan MacDiarmid (FYC) 3rd, Robin McCall 2nd, and Craig Paterson (FYC) Lead finished the round robin undefeated on 7 points with wins vs. Kendal 7-4, Rasmussen (Norway) 9-1, Naysmith 10-3 and a draw vs. Whyte 5-5. In the semi final Team Joiner beat Team Carson 6-3 with a steal of singles in ends six, seven and eight. However the final was one way traffic against the Forfar rink with Team McNay, on home ice and with fans in the stands won 8-1. Well done Team Joiner on getting to the final and winning the Silver medal.

Luke Carson Skip, George Ballantyne 3rd, James Craik (FYC) 2nd, Mark Taylor Lead finished the round robin on 6 points to qualify for the knockout stages. They had wins vs. Clark 11-5, Drummond 4-1, Moig (Holland) 11-4 and one loss to McNay 4-5. In the semi final Team Carson were beaten by Team Joiner, with Team Joiner scoring singles in end five to eight. Final score 3-6..

Team Murray (Stirling) won the event with a win over Team Young (Forfar). Team Murray are overall Asham Under 21 Slam Winners for 2015-16 season.

Team McNay (Lockerbie) won the Men's final with a win over Team Joiner (Forfar). Team Whyte are overall Asham Under 21 Slam Winners for 2015-16 season.

 
   
 
Hay Trophy - Perth
 
20th December 2015 A team from Forfar Academy skipped by Euan MacDiarmid, with Fraser Smith, Fraser White and Adam MacDiarmid played in the Hay Trophy in Perth. Team MacDiarmid finished the competition in 5th place overall.  
   
 
European Junior Curling Tour - Thun, Switzerland
 
29th October 2015

Representing Scotland at the European Junior Curling Tour Event in Thun, Switzerland were the Academy teams Murray and Bryce.

Katie Murray skip, with Rebecca Morrison 3rd, Hailey Duff (FYC) 2nd and Mili Smith Lead had wins vs Turman (Estonia) 8-2, Ramsfjell (Norway) 6-5, Gauchat (Switzerland) 6-3, Witshonke (Switzerland)5-4, and Constatino (Italy) 7-4 to finish the group stage on 100% record of 5 wins out of 5 and qualified directly to the Semi Final. In the semi final Team Murray were up against the very strong Russian Team Demkina. This was a very tight game going down to the last stone with the Scots needing to steal. Unfortunately for Team Murray the Russian skip made a fantastic tap up through a port to take the win 5-4. In the 3rd/4th place game (after the demoralising semi final loss), Team Murray struggled against Stern (Switzerland) and lost 2-6. Team Murray finished in 4th place overall.

In the Men's section, Team Bryce of Scotland won all their group games, but lost the semi final to Pimpini (Italy). The Scots won the 3rd/4th place game vs. Hess 4-3. to finish 3rd overall.

 
   
 
Asham Under 17 Slam - Greenacres
 
29th October 2015

Congratulations to Nicola Joiner (FYC) who, as part of Team Bryce, won the Asham Greenacres Under 17 Slam 2015.

24 teams took part in the Asham Under 17 Slam at Greenacres.

Amy Bryce Skip, Leanne MacKenzie 3rd, Jill Stang 2nd and Nicola Joiner (FYC) Lead finished top of Group C with 3 wins vs. Cooke 8-5, vs. Hof 7-4 and vs. Naysmith 6-5 to qualify for the High Road Quarter Final. Team Bryce won the Quarter final with an 8-3 score vs. Wood. In a really tight Semi Final game vs. Tweedle it was 3-3 after regulation play, but crucially Team Bryce had hammer in the extra end and scored to win 4-3. In the final Team Bryce once again had to fight for the win, with it going once again to an extra end. This time Team Gilmore had hammer, but Team Bryce managed to get the steal to win the final 4-3. Congratulations to Team Bryce, WINNERS of the Greenacres Under 17 Slam 2015.

Ellie Hamilton (skip), Layla Al-Saffar (FYC) 3rd, Polly Lightbody 2nd, and Jenny Allan Lead, had a win vs. Cormack 7-4, and losses vs. Jacklin 7-3 and Wood 7-3. Team Hamilton were very unlucky to lose out on a place in the knockout stages by shots up, being 5 shots worse off than the team above them in the group.

James Craik (FYC) Skip, Angus Bryce 3rd, Mark Watt 2nd, Campbell White Lead, had a win vs. Torrance 8-4, a win vs. Gallacher 5-3 and a loss to Kinnear 1-9 to qualify second in the group and the Low Road Quarter Finals. Team Craik had their chances in the quarter final but were unable to convert them. The game went to an extra end, but with Team Craik looking favourites for the win, Jackson made a great shot to take the win 5-4.

Alistair Tweedle Skip, Cameron Paterson 3rd, Sean Keegan 2nd and Adam MacDiarmid (FYC) Lead, had a win vs. Henderson 8-2, a win vs. Brown 7-2, and a win vs. Smith 10-4 to qualify directly for the High Road Semi Final. In a really tight game vs. Bryce it was 3-3 after regulation play, but crucially Team Bryce had hammer in the extra end and scored to win 4-3. In the High Road 3rd / 4th place playoff, Team Tweedle beat Team Lockhart 4-3.

Beth Farmer Skip, Kirsten Bousie 3rd, Kate McMillan 2nd, and Alex Mackintosh (FYC) Lead had a win vs. Howat 5-3, a win vs. Davie 7-2 and a loss vs. Lockhart 4-6 but did enough to qualify for the knockout stages and directly to the Low Road Semi Final. In a high scoring game Farmer won 4 ends from 6, but two slack ends both costing 4 shots, resigned Team Farmer to a loss vs. Team Hof 7-8. In the Low Road 3rd / 4th playoff Team Farmer lost vs. Team Smith 4-7.

 
   
 
Asham Under 21 Slam - Inverness
 
16th October 2015

Congratulations to Hailey Duff (FYC) playing 2nd for Team Murray who won the Inverness Under 21 Slam

Katie Murray Skip, Rebecca Morrison 3rd, Hailey Duff (FYC) 2nd, Mili Smith Lead lost twice in their section games to Team Bryce 4-8, and Team Aitken 4-7. However, they did enough to qualify for the semi finals. In the semi final Team Murray got revenge on the earlier defeat to Team Bryce controlling the game to win 7-2 in six ends. The final was effectively over after 2 ends. Team Murray stole a 2 in the first end, and followed that up by stealing 4 in the second. The experienced Team Murray ensured the gap was never closed and Team Aitken shook after 7 ends with the score 9-2 in favour of Team Murray.

Lesley Young (FYC) Skip, Katherine Spain 3rd, Jane Barr 2nd, Marin Nicol Lead managed to grab the final semi final spot after a good final group game against Team Brett winning 10-3. In the semi final Team Young lost out to Karina Aitken 4-8. In the 3rd/4th place playoff Team Young could not match Team Bryce losing 5-11.

Victoria Brett Skip, Laura Waint 3rd, Julia Waint 2nd and Nicola Joiner (FYC) Lead, did not progress to the semi finals.

Craig Joiner (FYC) Skip, Euan MacDiarmid (FYC) 3rd, Robin McCall 2nd, and Craig Paterson (FYC) Lead finished the round robin on 4 points with wins vs. Carson 9-5 and MacLeod 13-3, with 1 loss to Brydone 2-6 to qualify for the semi final. Team Joiner had a great battle against the Academy Team skipped by Ross Whyte. Craig Joiner making a 2 down the tenth end to level the scores at 7-7. In the extra end, Ross Whyte managed to get the 1 with last stone to progress to the final. In the 3rd/4th place game Team Joiner beat Team Barr 10-6.

Luke Carson Skip, George Ballantyne 3rd, James Craik (FYC) 2nd, Mark Taylor Lead finished the round robin on 2 points and failed to qualify for the knockout stages.

Grant Barr's team was skipped by Kerr Sands this weekend, and Thomas Halder (FYC) came in at lead. Team Barr won 3 from 4 games in the round robin. In the semi final they were beaten by Team Brydone 6-2. In the 3rd / 4th place playoff Team Barr lost to Team Joiner 6-10.

Team Murray (Stirling) won the Women's final with a win over Team Aitken (Murrayfield).

Team Brydone (Perth) won the Men's final with a win over Team Whyte (Dumfries).

 
   
 
Skills Award Challenge - Perth
 
11th October 2015 Congratulations to Alex Mackintosh (FYC) and her team of Dundee Young Curlers on winning the Skills Award Challenge at Perth. Forfar Young Curlers put out 3 rinks, James Craik, Sam Marshall, Eilidh Troup, Fraser Swanston, Euan MacDiarmid, Shannon Whatley, Ross Craik, Andrew Morrison, Nicola Joiner, Adam MacDiarmid, David Morrison and Imogen Crozier all took part. Well done to all.  
   
 
Asham Under 14 Slam - Forfar
 
11th October 2015

FYC Curler Fraser Swanston played for Hamish Gallacher's Dumfries rink at the Asham Under 14 Slam in Forfar. Team Gallacher won their section unbeatean with 3 big wins vs. Borders Juniors 5-2, vs. Forfar YC. 12-0, and Dundee Juniors 9-0. In the High Road Semi Final, Team Gallacher beat Team Mackintosh 4-1 to progress to the final. In the High Road Final Team Bryce (Kelso) were a much more difficult opposition, Team Bryce came out on top with a 4-1 victory.

Alex Mackintosh (FYC) Skip, Kate Torrance 3rd, Jane Fleming 2nd, Jed Barron Lead, won their group wih 2 wins vs Carrick 3-1, Murray 8-1 and 1 loss to Maguire 0-6. In the High Road Semi Final, Team Mackintosh lost to Team Gallacher 1-4. In the High Road 3/4 playoff. Team Mackintosh won the bronze medal with a convincing 8-0 win over Team Young.

Inca Maguire (FYC) Skip, Rachel Allison (FYC) 3rd, Drew Morrison (FYC) 2nd), Blair Butchart (FYC) Lead came third in their section with 1 win vs. Mackintosh 6-0 and 2 losses vs. Carrick 4-3 and Murray 1-7 and did not qualify for the knockout stages.

Scott Nicoll (FYC) Skip, Iona Nicoll (FYC) 3rd, Imogen Crozier (FYC) 2nd, Elin Soutar (FYC) Lead stepped into the competition at the last minute. They came third in their section with 1 draw vs. Dundee and 2 losses vs. Gallcher and Borders Juniors. Well done for stepping up when needed.

High Road Final Team Bryce 4 - 1 Team Gallacher

Low Road Final Team Rankin 4 - 3 Team Rowley

 
   
 
Asham Under 21 Slam - Kinross
 
4th October 2015

Congratulations to Hailey Duff (FYC) playing 2nd for Team Murray who won the Kinross Under 21 Slam

Katie Murray Skip, Rebecca Morrison 3rd, Hailey Duff (FYC) 2nd, Mili Smith Lead won their section unbeaten with 3 wins. In the semi final Team Murray had to fight back from 4-1 down with singles in the remaining four ends to win 5-4. The final was a more straight forward affair with Team Murray controlling the game against the young Team Davie, winning 8-2.

Lesley Young (FYC) Skip, Katherine Spain 3rd, Jane Barr 2nd, Marin Nicol Lead finished third in their group on 5 points and failed to qualify for the knoout stages.

Ellie Hamilton Skip, Layla Al Saffar (FYC) 3rd, Polly Lightbody 2nd and Nicola Joiner (FYC) Lead failed to qualify for the knockout stages.

Luke Carson Skip, George Ballantyne 3rd, James Craik (FYC) 2nd, Mark Taylor Lead finished the round robin on 4 points and failed to qualify for the knockout stages.

Craig Joiner (FYC) Skip, Euan MacDiarmid (FYC) 3rd, Robin McCall 2nd, and Craig Paterson (FYC) Lead finished the round robin on 2 points and failed to qualify for the knout stages.

Alastair Tweedle Skip, Cameron Paterson 3rd, Sean Keegan 2nd and Adam MacDiarmid (FYC) Lead failed to qualify for the knockout stages.

Team Bryce (Kelso) won the men'd final with a 4-3 win over Team Whyte (Dumfries).

 
   
 
Asham Under 17 Slam - Lockerbie
 
27th September 2015

Ellie Hamilton (skip), Layla Al-Saffar (FYC) 3rd, Polly Lightbody 2nd, and Jenny Allan Lead, had a loss to Davie 3-6, and wins vs. MacPherson 6-4 and Lockhart 5-3. Team Hamilton were very unlucky to lose out on a place in the knockout stages by only 1 end.

James Craik (FYC) Skip, Angus Bryce 3rd, Mark Watt 2nd, Niall Ryder Lead, had a win vs. Findlay 11-1, a draw vs. Howat 4-4, and a win vs. Middleton 10-1 to qualify top of the group and the High Road Quarter Finals. Team Craik were up against an in form Team Davie who, with a run back too a 3 in the first end. The teams traded blows thereafter but Team Craik couldn't make up the difference losing 3-7.

Amy Bryce Skip, Leanne MacKenzie 3rd, Jill Stang 2nd and Nicola Joiner (FYC) Lead had a win vs. Tweedle 4-2, a draw vs. Hof 5-5 and a draw vs. Gilmore 6-6 to qualify for the High Road Quarter Final on ends scored. In the knockout stages Bryce beat Cormack 9-4. However, in the High Road Semi Final Amy Bryce's team never got into the game against Team Kinnear from Perth losing 5-1 in four ends.

Alistair Tweedle Skip, Cameron Paterson 3rd, Sean Keegan 2nd and Adam MacDiarmid (FYC) Lead, had a loss vs. Bryce 2-4, a win vs. Henderson 6-3, and a win vs. Hoff 5-4 to qualify for the Low Road Quarter Final. Gilmore took a 2 in the first end of the Quater Final, and although Tweedle replied with singles in fourth and fifth ends, Gilmore took the win with a 1 in the sixth. Gilmore won 3-2.

Beth Farmer Skip, Kirsten Bousie 3rd, Kate McMillan 2nd, and Alex Mackintosh (FYC) Lead had aloss to Wood 0-9, a loss to Cormack 4-6 and a win vs. Naysmith 5-4 but did not qualify for the knockout stages.

The High Road Final was won by Team Kinnear with a 7-2 win over Team Davie. The Low Road Final was won by Team Gilmore with a 7-2 win over Team Howat.

 
   
 
Asham Under 21 Slam - Greenacres
 
20th September 2015

Congratulations to James Craik (FYC) 2nd, with Luke Carson Skip, George Ballantyne 3rd, and Mark Taylor Lead, who were Runners Up at the Greenacres Asham Under 21 Slam. In the round robin, Team Carson had a narrow 7-8 loss to Team Whyte, a 13-2 win over Team Clark and an 8-3 win over Team Johnston. In the semi final, Team Carson had a straight forward 9-3 win over Team Barr. The final was a rematch of the earlier round robin game against the strong Academy team skipped by Ross Whyte. Team Whyte took control early on with a 6-2 lead after six ends, Team Carson narrowed the defecit to 2 shots, 6-4 in the seventh, but Team Whyte closed out the game to take the title of Asham Under 21 Champions at Greenacres.

Craig Joiner (FYC) Skip, Euan MacDiarmid (FYC) 3rd, Robin McCall 2nd, and Craig Paterson (FYC) Lead fought back well in the round robin game against McNay after being 5 shots down at one point to only lose by a single shot 7-8. Team Joiner had a good win against Lockhart 8-7 and a loss to Brydone 5-8. Team Joiner did not do enough to progress to the semi finals.

Victoria Brett Skip, Laura Waint 3rd, Julia Waint 2nd and Nicola Joiner (FYC) Lead had illness in their ranks and as a consequence had losses to Aitken, Morgan, Murray Smith and Young. They did not progress to the semi finals.

Rebecca Morrison Skip, Hailey Duff (FYC) 3rd, Mili Smith 2nd and Mhari MacDonald had a win over Young, a loss to Aitken, a win over Smith, win against Brett and a win over Morgan to make the Semi Final. In the semi final it looked as though Team Murray (skipped by Rebecca Morrison this week) would prevail with a 6-2 lead at the half way point, but some sloppy play allowed Team Morgan to capitalise with a 3 in the fifth and another 3 in the eighth end to take it to an extra end. A well played draw sealed the win for Team Morgan. In the 3/4 playoff Team Murray beat Team Young 5-4, even with Lesley Young playing a fantastic cross house triple takeout with her last stone.

Lesley Young (FYC) Skip, Katherine Spain 3rd, Jane Barr 2nd, Marin Nicol Lead had a loss to Murray, and wins vs. Smith and Brett, a draw vs. Aitken and a loss to Morgan but had enough points to make the semi finals. In the Semi Final, Team Young narrowly lost to Team Aitken 6-7. In the 3/4 playoff, Team Young again lost narrowly 4-5 to Team Murray.

The final was extremely close with Team Morgan failing to win by less than one notch on the measure in regulation play, with Aitken getting the 1 shot to level the game 6 - 6 as indicated by the umpire who had to measure the stones twice as it was so close. In the extra end Morgan had hammer but was unable to get into the button with her last stone and so Team Aitken were crowned Asham Greenacres under 21 Champions.

 
   
 
European Junior Curling Tour - Braehead
 
5th September 2015

Craig Joiner (FYC) Skip, Euan MacDiarmid (FYC) 3rd, Robin McCall 2nd, and Craig Paterson (FYC) Lead played their first ever European Tour event at Braehead. Unfortunately, they failed to win enough games to make the knockout stages, but had some good competitive close games against Bryce (Scotland), Lottenbach (Switzerland), Myran (Norway), Ramsfjell (Norway) and Stucki (Switzerland).

Bruce Mouat Skip, Bobby Lammie 3rd, Gregor Cannon 2nd, Angus Dowell (FYC) Lead qualified through the round robin stages direct to the Semi Final, undefeated. Team Mouat were 3-2 down without hammer in the last end of the Semi Final and with some good clearing from Team Hess (Switzerland) were not allowed to overturn the deficit. In the bronze medal game Team Mouat ran out winners after being 4-0 down after 3 ends, replied with a 4, a single, a 3 and another 3 to win 11-4 in seven ends against Team Ramsfjell (Norway). to finish 3rd place overall.

The Men's event was won by Team Hess (Switzerland) with a 4-2 score over Team Lottenbach (Switzerland).

In the Women's section Katie Murray skip, with Rebecca Morrison 3rd, Hailey Duff (FYC) 2nd and Mili Smith Lead had wins vs Sparks (England), and Aitken (Scotland) but had losses to Gauchat (Switzerland), Brunner (Switzerland) and Stritt (Switzerland) and failed to make the knockout stages.

Lesley Young (FYC) Skip, Katherine Spain 3rd, Jane Barr 2nd, Marin Nicol Lead failed to win enough games to make the knockout stages, but enjoyed the international experience with games against A. Bryce (Scotland), Shmid (Switzerland), Sundberg (Sweden), Witschonke (Switzerland), and Jackson (Scotland).

The Women's championship was won by Team Jackson (Scotland) with a 7-2 win over Team Gauchat (Switzerland).

 
   
 
Forfar Young Curlers - Open Day
 
24th August 2015

Forfar Young Curlers (FYC) are holding an open day and bingo night on Sat. 12th September, 2015 at FIS. This will be an ideal opportunity for any young curler (...8+) to hear about curling and learn how FYC can help them get into the game. The Bingo night will add a bit of fun to the occasion.

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