Joy for curlers with eight-ender

Eight on the board for Margaret White's team playing in the Gold Cup at Stranraer Ice Rink.
Eight on the board for Margaret White's team playing in the Gold Cup at Stranraer Ice Rink.

Stranraer Ladies curlers came together at Stranraer Ice Rink to compete for the Mamie Fergusson Rosebowl. The trophy was donated by the Fergusson family in 2009, in memory of Mamie Fergusson, who was a “weel kent” face among the curling fraternity, as well as a past president of Stranraer Ladies Curling Club. The bonspeil has become an annual fundraising opportunity to raise funds for the cancer charity, Stand up for Cancer. The ladies play in pink and fancy dress is optional!

The Rosebowl was competed for by 16 rinks. In the morning session, Sheila Watson’s rink (versus Margaret McIntyre) managed to win her game by 10 shots, to set a big target for the evening curlers to aim for. The challenge was accepted and the Rosebowl was eventually won by a rink skipped by Margaret Agnew with a score of 13 shots up. Runner-up was the rink skipped by Lyndsay Cumming with a score of 11 shots up.

A fun day was enjoyed by all with various fundraising activities happening off ice as well as a sales table of goods supplied by Stand up for Cancer. The sum of £428.40 was donated to the charity.

Winning rink: skip, Margaret Agnew, 3rd, Mary McClintick, 2nd, Lauren Morgan, lead, Angela Derry.

Gold Cup

FOLLOWING on from last week’s eight-ender by the Stranraer junior girls rink in Dumfries, a team playing in the Gold Cup at Stranraer Ice Rink last weekend also achieved the rare feat of a perfect end of curling.

The team were David McIntyre, Margaret White (skip), Robert White and Frank McHugh.

Inverness Junior International

Newton Stewart’s Jodie Milroy was in the team that won the prestigious Inverness Junior International at Inverness Ice Centre last weekend.

The team of Katie Murray, Sophie Jackson, Laura Ritchie from Edinburgh and Jodie beat Kirsty Paterson’s rink 8-3 in the final.

Mochrum Cup

The Mochrum Cup, sponsored by Alex McCleary, Funeral Directors, Newton Stewart, will be played at Stranraer Ice Rink on November 29 and 30.

The draw is as follows:

Thursday, November 29, 12.20pm – Steve Groome, Kirkmabreck v Andy McClymont, Minnigaff; Dick Adams, Wigtown, v Louise Kerr, Glasserton; Drew Paton, Penninghame v Graham Adams, Kirkcowan; Graeme Penrose, Glasserton v Ross Inger, Wigtown.

Friday, November 30, semi-finals – 2.40pm; final 6pm.

All games 10 ends or time. A draw to the button decides a peeled game, except in final, when an extra end will be played. £4 entry money payable with the ice money.