Curling: Stoneykirk win Kinnear Trophy

Hugh Kirkpatrick, Jane Murray, Cathie Stevenson (presenting), Marion Fergusson and Ian Kirkpatrick Kinnear Trophy 2018 winners
Hugh Kirkpatrick, Jane Murray, Cathie Stevenson (presenting), Marion Fergusson and Ian Kirkpatrick Kinnear Trophy 2018 winners

The Rhins O’ Gallowa’ Province won the Kinnear Trophy last Friday, beating rivals from the Galloway Province by 64-42.

The Galloway Province had a narrow three-shot lead after the first session, but that was swept away in the second session when all four games went to the Rhins’ teams.

The winners were Stoneykirk CC rink made up of Ian Kirkpatrick, Jane Murray, Hugh Kirkpatrick and Marion Fergusson (plus 14).

The highest up team in the Galloway Province were Christine Cannon, Jim Cannon, Jenni Cannon, Jak Kane (plus 7) from Wigtown CC.

Galloway Province President Drew Paton congratulated the winners and thanked all the curlers for taking part.

Rhins’ vice president Trevor Harrison thanked the sponsors Kinnear for Carpets, Port William for their continued support and thanked the secretaries, Janette Sloan and Louise Kerr for organising the competition.

The event was introduced in 1956 by the donator of the handsome silver salver, John S Kinnear, to encourage female curlers in the two provinces.

Results:

2.40pm – Miss Jenni Cannon, Wigtown 9 Mrs Beryl Niven, Loch Connel 2; Mrs Helen Smith , Glasserton 6 Miss Katie Wright, Leswalt 5; Mrs Wendy Scott, Penninghame 7 Mrs Maureen Parker, Castle Kennedy 8; Mrs Alison Cloy, Kirkmabreck 4 Mrs Linda Shaw, Logan 8

5pm – Mrs Debbie Johnstone, Wigtown 4 Mrs Beth Parker, Castle Kennedy 10; Miss Emma Vance, Glasserton 5 Mrs Anne Wilson, Limekiln Loch 6; Mrs Patricia Boult, Penninghame 5 Mrs Kate Adams, Wigtown 9; Mrs Joyce Maitland, Minnigaff 2 Mrs Jane Murray, Stoneykirk 16. Galloway Province 42 Rhins O’ Galloway Province 64

Winning Province – Rhins O’ Gallowa’, Winning rink in winning club – Ian Kirkpatrick, Jane Murray, Hugh Kirkpatrick, Marion Fergusson – Stoneykirk CC, Winning rink in losing province – Christine Cannon, Jim Cannon, Jenni Cannon, Jak Kane – Wigtown CC.