Young curlers win at Dumfries

Pictured from left ' Hailey Duff (Skip), Jenni Cannon (2nd), Mili Smith (Lead) and Lynn Paul (3rd)
Pictured from left ' Hailey Duff (Skip), Jenni Cannon (2nd), Mili Smith (Lead) and Lynn Paul (3rd)

Hailey Duff (FYC) won the Low Road Final of the Dumfries Junior International at the weekend.

Craig Joiner (FYC) and Ben Bremner (FYC) were runners-up in the Low Road in a great final.

Hailey Duff (FYC) Skip, with Lynn Paul 3rd, Jenni Cannon 2nd, Mili Smith Lead had wins against Norway (2) 11-6, Finlay Howat 7-5 and Bill Turner 17-4.

Team Duff finished unbeaten top of their group, and qualified for the High Road quarter-finals. In the quarter-final Team Duff had a very close game against Team Cameron McNay of Lockerbie, losing out on the last stone of an extra end 6-7.

Dropping down to the Low Road semi-final, Team Duff took on Norway (1), and totally dominated the game, running out 12-1 winners.

In the Low Road final Hailey Duff’s team was up against George McConnell’s rink out of Greenacres and Forfar. The final was a very tight game and looked to be going in McConnell’s favour until Team Duff picked up a three in the seventh end to go into the last end 6-5. McConnell responded with a great shot to get a single in the eighth to tie the game up and take it to an extra end. Team Duff stole a one in the extra end to win the final 7-5

George McConnell (Skip), Craig Joiner (FYC) 3rd, with Ben Bremner (FYC) 2nd and their lead won 10-6 vs. Norway (3), lost to Ross Whyte 3-4, and won against Natalie Dodge 9-2. Team McConnell finished second in their group and qualified for the High Road knockout stages.

In the High Road quarter-final, Rebecca Morrison’s Aberdeen rink beat Team McConnell 8-5, demoting George McConnell’s rink to the Low Road semi-final.

In this game Team McConnell beat Team Finlay Howat 5-4. The final was a very tight game and looked to be going in McConnell’s favour until Team Duff picked up a three in the seventh end to lead 5-6. McConnell responded with a great shot to get a single in the eighth to tie the game up and take it to an extra end. Team Duff stole a one in the extra end to win the final 5-7.

The High Road final and Globe Trophy was won by Ross Whyte of Dumfries with an 8-3 win over Cameron Bryce of Kelso.