Vicki into her 5th Europeans

Vicki Adams has qualified for the European Championships
Vicki Adams has qualified for the European Championships

Stranraer curler Vicki Adams and her elite team of Eve Muirhead, Anna Sloan and Sarah Reid are heading to Esberg, Denmark nexy month for the European Curling Championships to represent Scotland.

The team secured their spot last weekend at the Scottish Playdowns at Perth Ice Rink when they went undefeated through a double round-robin against Team Gray and Team Fleming.

This will be 23-year old Vicki’s fifth European Championships in a row. Team Muirhead were champions in 2011.

Wigtownshire Rink

Championships

The draw for the Wigtownshire Rink Championships, sponsored by J D Owen & Son, Family Butchers, Newton Stewart and William Fraser Butchers, Stranraer, is as follows:

Tuesday, October 27, 12.20pm - (1) G Penrose, Glasserton v P Wilson, Castle Kennedy

Thursday, October 29, 12.20pm - Winner (1) v J Agnew, Leswalt; A McClymont, Minnigaff v T Harrison, Leswalt; JT Cannon, Wigtown v S McColm, Logan; I Kirkpatrick, Stoneykirk v D Wilson, Kirkmabreck.

Semi-final - Friday, October 30, 2.40pm

Final - Friday, October 30, 6.00pm.

lAll games eight ends or time, including final. Draw to the tee decides peeled game except in final when an extra end will be played. Entry fee £4 per rink, payable with the ice money.

Galloway Province League

The first games in the Galloway Province League in season 2015/ 2016 were played last week.

Both last year’s champions Wigtown Curling Club, and runners-up, Kirkmabreck Curling Club got off to fine starts.

Results:

J Wilson, Kirkmabreck 8 D McArthur, Minnigaff 5; I Fisher, Kirkmabreck 11 A McClymont, Minnigaff 4; C Cannon, Wigtown 12 I Brunton, Penninghame 4; R Inger, Wigtown 11 D Paton, Penninghame 8.

Kirkmabreck 4 pts Minnigaff 0pts; Wigtown 4 pts Penninghame 0pts.

Stranraer Ice Rink

The Janet McMillan Trophy, for lady curlers, was played for at Stranraer Ice Rink last week and the winners were the rink of Beryl Niven, Elaine McNeil, Lynn Brown and Beth Aitken.

The competition also sees the May Aitken Trophy presented and that prize went to Katie Wright, Helen Vance, Anne Wilson and Jackie Wright.

Grand Match 2015

Once every five years the Royal Caledonian Curling Club holds an Indoor Grand Match in ice rinks all across Scotland.

The Indoor Grand Match is a spin off event based on the traditional Grand Matches which are held on a frozen loch when temperatures and ice conditions permit.

Billed as the battle of North of Scotland versus South of Scotland this year’s event is set to feature over 2300 curlers competing in around 600 teams at 17 ice rinks across Scotland making it one of the biggest mass participation events in sport.

An imaginary line is drawn between the River Forth and River Clyde to decide the two sides and scores are compiled at the conclusion of all the games with the winner being the side with the most points.

At Stranraer Ice Rink, local clubs taking part are Castle Kennedy, Kirkmabreack, Leswalt, Logan, Glasserton and Penninghame. Castle Kennedy also have rinks playing at Ayr and Kinross.