On form

AT THE Greenacres Slam last weekend, Forfar Young Curlers did very well with all four teams progressing to the second day.

Duncan Menzies team of Stuart Taylor, Robert Fawns and Angus Dowell topped their group, winning all three games.

Thomas Halder’s team of Sophie Jackson (from Dumfries), Ben Bremner, and Craig Cameron came second in that same group with two wins.

Lesley Young’s team of Louise Joiner, Hailey Duff and Beth Dandie, came second in their group, and Craig Joiner and team of Adam Flint, Euan MacDiarmid, and Ewan Maguire, also came second in their group.

In the quarter-finals, Lesley Young’s team was beaten by Stuart Marshall. Craig Joiner’s team knocked out Thomas Halder’s team, but was then beaten by Andrew Neilson in the semi-final. However, Duncan Menzies’ rink won the high road.

In the Thrums Trophy, Craig Joiner, Juaad Al-Saffar, Angus Redford, and Abby Whyte beat Euan MacDiarmid (sub for Hailey Duff), Ian Wallace, Rachel Flint, and Nicola Joiner 12-2. Adam Flint, Allan Grant, Layla Al-Saffar and Alex Mackintosh beat Ewan Maguire, Calum Anderson, Ryan Barron, and Adam MacDiarmid 11-7.

At Ayr Scottish Juniors, Lesley Young’s team, Duncan Menzies’ team, Craig Joiner’s team, Hayley Smith (playing for Jennifer Paul), Murray Young (playing for Chae Telfer), and Kerr Drummond (playing for Ally Fraser), all played well, with Duncan Menzies team (Duncan, Stuart Taylor, Robert Fawns, and Angus Dowell), Kerr Drummond (playing for Ally Fraser), and Hayley Smith (playing for Jennifer Paul), all qualified for the Scottish Junior Finals in Aberdeen.

Some Thrums Trophy matches and the Jan Wilson Bonspiel were cancelled due to bad weather, as was training on Saturday.