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.
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.
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!
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.