Lots of on-ice action for local youngsters

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It has been a busy time for the Forfar Young Curlers over the festive period, with a lot of games played both locally and further afield.

Last weekend, from December 28 to 29, Forfar hosted an Under-17s Slam, the fourth of five Slam events in the Under-17s Scottish Tour.

A total of 24 junior curling teams from across Scotland took to the ice at Forfar Indoor Sports. Here’s how the Forfar Young Curlers faired.

Ewan Maguire (FYC) (skip) with Bruce Keillor (FYC) third, Allan Grant (FYC) second, Alistair Tweedle (Lead) lost 3-5 to Brydone 3-5; lost 1-7 to Duff and won 6-0 against Dooley. Team Maguire failed to reach the knockout stages.

Hailey Duff (FYC) skip, with Lynn Paul third, Jenni Cannon second, Mili Smith, Lead, won 6-0 againstDooley 6-0; won 7-1 against Maguire and drew 5-5 with Brydone. Team Duff Qualified for the High Road quarter finals against Team Carson. Team Carson won the quarter-final 7-3.

James Hay (skip) with Euan McDiarmid (FYC) third, Gregor Bousie (second), Ross Cormack (lead) won 6-3 against McConnel 6-3, won 7-4 against McCall, won 10-4 against Hamilton. Team Hay qualified for the High Road quarter-finals against Team Shearer and won 6-5.

In the High Road semi-final Team Kingan beat Team Shearer 1-5.

Scott Lockhart (skip), with Kerr Waddell third, Alistair Torrance, second, James Craik (FYC) lead loss 4-7 against Morrison, won 6-4 against Shearer. Team Lockhart failed to progress to the knockout stages.

Adam Flint (FYC) skip, with Findlay Campbell third, Kerr Sands second and Drew Thomson (lead) lost 1-3 against Carson, won 5-2 against Dakers. Team Flint failed to progress to the knockout stages.

Layla Wylie (FYC) skip with Nicola Joiner (FYC) third, Leanne McKenzie second, Alex McIntosh (FYC) lead, won 6-4 against Wallace, drew 5-5 with Sim. Team Wylie failed to progress to the knockout stages.

Angus Shearer, skip, Craig Paterson (FYC) third, Alasdair Middleton second, Stuart Cannell (lead) won 6-4 against Strange. Team Shearer qualified for the Low Road quarter-finals against Team Hay. Team Shearer narrowly lost 5-6.

Iain Wallace (FYC), skip, Angus Redford (FYC) third, Alastair Munnoch (FYC) second, Campbell White (FYC) lead lost 4-6 against Wylie, lost 4-7 against Kingan. Team Wallace failed to reach the knockout stages.

Alison Wood, skip, Rebecca Morrison third, Amy McDonald second, Beth Dandie (FYC) lead won 7-4 against Lockhart 7-4, won 8-1 against Strang. Team Wood qualified for the Low Road quarter-finals against Team Sutherland and won 3-2. In the Low Road semi-final Team Wood lost 4-7 to Team Brydone.

Fraser Smith (FYC) skip, Fraser White (FYC) third, Rachael Flint (FYC) second, Jodie Duff (FYC) lead lost 3-16 against Aitken, lost 1-11 against Murray. Team Smith failed to reach the knockout stages.

The High Road final was between Katie Murray and Fraser Kingan with Fraser Kingan’s rink coming out on top 6-2.

The Low Road final was between Robin Brydone and Robin McColl. Team Brydone controlled this game winning 8-1.

Earlier in December the young curlers were in action at the Under-17 Slam in Lanarkshire.

Team Shearer had wins against Sim, a draw against Hay and a Loss against Murray to qualify for the Low Road quarter finals where they beat Team Duff 4-1. In the semi-final, Team Shearer beat Finlay Howat’s rink 8-2. In the Low Road final, Team Shearer were runners-up, losing 6-3 to Cameron McNay.

Team Wylie won against Maguire and Sinclair, with only one loss to McCall to qualify directly for the Low Road semi-finals due to their superior ends scored.

In the semi-final Team Wylie were beaten 2-6 by Cameron McNay of Lockerbie.

In the High Road quarter-finals Team Flint beat Team Aitken 7-1.

In the semi-final against Team McColl, the score was 1-1 after five ends. In the sixth they lost.

High Road Winners: Ross Whyte, Runners Up Ross McColl (6-4); Low Road Winners Cameron McNay, Runners Up Angus Shearer (6-3).