Wigtown Curling Club stalwart Jim Cannon retained the Malcolm Henry Mixed Curling Trophy at Stranraer Ice Rink last week, but with a different line up from last year.
Jim’s new team of Louise Kerr, Jak Kane and Debbie Johnstone ended the popular one-day bonspiel as the highest-up rink overall after 12 rinks had taken to the ice over two sessions.
At the end of play, Stranraer Ice Rink President John McIntyre thanked all the players for supporting the competition before asking sponsor Malcolm Henry to step forward and present the handsome trophy, sets of crystal wine glasses and bottles of wine to the winners.
In his speech of thanks, the winning skip thanked his team for playing, the opposition for the game, which, he commented, was closer than the score suggested. He also thanked Malcolm Henry for his generous sponsorship of the competition and coming along to present the prizes and finally to ice rink manager Gail Munro and her staff for the excellent quality of the ice this season.
12.20pm - Helen Smith 6 Keir Thomson 8; Neil Fyfe 9 Lyndsay Cumming 12; Bill Scott 7 Sandy Cronie 8.
6.00pm - Lauren Smith 4 Gail Munro 6; Hugh Nibloe 4 Danny Hare 11; Richard Stevenson 4 Euan Kyle 5; Jim Cannon 11 William McQuillan 3.
Draw for Wigtownshire Rink Championship
The Wigtownshire Rink Championship 2014, sponsored jointly by Steven Cronnie, Family Butchers, Wigtown and William Fraser, Butchers, Stranraer, will be played at Stranraer Ice Rink from Tuesday, October 28 to Friday, October 31.
Tuesday, October 38, 12.20pm - Game A - T Harrison, Leswalt v G Penrose, Glasserton; Game B - Ph Wilson, Castle Kennedy v JT Cannon, Wigtown.
Thursday, October 30, 12.20pm - winner Game A v H Kirkpartick, Stoneykirk; R Adams, Wigtown v J Agnew, Leswalt; A McClymont, Minnigaff v D McColm, Logan; winner Game B v D Wilson, Kirkmabreck.
Semi-finals - Friday, October 31, 2.40pm.
Finals (high road and low road) - Friday, October 31, 6.00pm.
All games 10 ends of time, including final. Draw to the tee decides peeled game. Extra end only in the final if required.
Entry fee £4 per rink, payable with the ice money.
Galloway Province League
The first games in this season’s league took place at Stranraer Ice Rink last Friday evening. Wigtown, Penninghame and Minnigaff fielded two teams each but unfortunately Kirkmabreck could only get one rink out so forfeited six shots and two points to their opponents, Minnigaff.
S Cannon, Wigtown 6 D Paton, Penninghame 6; JT Cannon, Wigtown 12 G Milroy, Minnigaff 4; E Johnstone, Kirkmabreck 7 A McClymont, Minnigaff 3; Kirkmabreck (scratched) 0 Minnigaff WO 6.