Great turnout for Jockey Jan Bonspiel

Drew Wilson, centre, is pictured with members of Forfar Young Curlers at the Jockey Jan Bonspiel at Forfar Indoor Sports Centre.
Drew Wilson, centre, is pictured with members of Forfar Young Curlers at the Jockey Jan Bonspiel at Forfar Indoor Sports Centre.

A total of 32 Forfar Young Curlers took part in the Jockey Jan Bonspiel in memory of Jan Wilson, a former FYC member.

Jan was also an aspiring horse jockey.

Eight teams took to the ice at Forfar Indoor Sports where there was some great curling on show with eight very well balanced teams.

This was a great opportunity for some of the younger players to play competitively for the first time, and everyone seemed to enjoy the curling.

At the end of the three game round robin Euan MacDiarmid’s team came out on top in group A, with Campbell White (third), Ross Craik (second) and Clair Kirk (lead), beating Craig Paterson (skip), Daniel Burnett (third), Jodie Duff (second) and Rachel Allison (lead) into second place.

In Group B Layla Wylie (skip), Angus Redford (third), Jessica Kirk (second) and Joanna Jones (lead) were top of the pile with James Craik (skip), Fraser Crosbie (third), Daniel Harrison (second) and Drew Morrison (Lead) in second place.

Team Paterson played Team Craik for the third and fourth place honours with Team Craik taking third place.

The Jockey Jan Trophy final was between Euan MacDiarmid and Layla Wylie.

Team Wylie took control early on in the game getting an early lead on the board.

Although Team MacDiarmid fought back, they just couldn’t do enough and ran out of stones in the final end.

Congratulations go to the winners - Team Layla Wylie.

Forfar Young Curlers say a huge thank you to Margaret and Drew Wilson for their continuing support and their donation from the Jockey Jan Memorial Fund of £1,000.

This will allow FYC to continue to support and develop junior curling in Forfar.