Munro retains title

Katie Wright, Gail Munro, Jenny Bain (presenting), Debbie Torbet and in front Robyn Munro.
Katie Wright, Gail Munro, Jenny Bain (presenting), Debbie Torbet and in front Robyn Munro.

Gail Munro has successfully defended her Unders & Overs title with a win over Vicki Adams in the final of a well contested and entertaining event at Stranraer Ice Rink on October 6 and 7.

Two sections of six teams played five games each, with the top of each section playing in the final and the second in each section playing for third and fourth place.

In Section A, Vicki, Stranraer, played Fiona Hardie, Dumfries, in the fifth game for top spot in the section. Fiona was leading 4-3 but Vicki and her team of Kate Adams, Kerry Adams-Taylor and Lauren Morgan managed to pull back a three in the last end winning 6-4. Marion McDonald, Lanarkshire, played Jackie Craig, Lanarkshire, for second place winning 3-1.

In Section B, Gail, Stranraer, and her team of Debbie Torbet, Katie Wright and Robyn Munro, won all their games going through uncontested to the final. Gwen Prentice, Kelso, and Ann Marie Davidson, Perth, both had six points going into their last game of the section. Gwen was beaten by Jenny Bain, Edinburgh, and Ann Marie Davidson beat Maureen Parker, Stranraer, and so Ann Marie claimed second spot.

In the final, Gail and Vicki had a game of nip and tuck with some precision shots. They went into the last end peels. Gail’s last draw to guard her shot bounced a little too far, leaving her own shot exposed. Vicki put on a little weight with her last stone to replace Gail’s shot but ran out leaving Gail the victor with a final score of 4-3 to Gail.

In the 3/4 place game, Ann Marie got off to a good start against Marion and was 3-1 up going into the last end. Marion had a chance to tap up a split for a two with her last stone but was just a little heavy, leaving Ann Marie a two. Ann Marie won with a final score of 5-1.

In the 12 teams who competed there were various mother and daughter combinations. Robyn Munro, just nine years old in September, played with mum Gail throughout. She was a very steady lead and, in the final, managed a double take-out in the third and fourth end. Robyn is the youngest player to have taken part in this competition.

Ann Marie’s rink was also a 
family affair with Liz Paul playing second with her daughters as lead and third. Marion also had her daughter, Heather, playing with her and Team Adams consisted of mother Kate with daughter Vicki and niece Kerry.

Jenny Bain, RCCC ladies president, presented the trophy and prizes to Team Munro. Jenny said: “This was a thoroughly entertaining competition both on and off the ice.” Jenny thanked all involved and hoped they would be back next year.”

Stranraer Ice Rink Curling Club

Ladies Championship 2012

Twelve rinks of lady curlers took to the ice at the North West Castle Hotel, to compete for the Stranraer Ice Rink Curling Club Ladies Championship. Two sections with six rinks in each competed for the title, with the winners of both sections meeting to play for the Janet McMillan Trophy, sponsored by Hammy and Janet McMillan, in the High Road final, and the runners-up in the sections playing for the May Aitken Trophy, sponsored by Hugh Aitken, Jewellers, in the Low Road final.

The High Road final was contested by rinks skipped by Margaret Agnew and Kate Adams. The Low Road was contested by Linda Shaw and Marie McWilliam.

Both were good close games with the Janet McMillan Trophy being lifted by Kate, winning with a score of four shots to two. The May Aitken Trophy being won by the rink skipped by Linda, winning with a score of five shots to two.

Full line up of winning rinks:

Kate Adams (skip) Erica McGeoch (3rd) Gillian Campbell (2nd) and Moira Kidd(lead). Linda Shaw (skip) Ena Drummond (3rd) Margaret Benson (2nd) and Isobel McCulloch (lead).