Oslo action for young curlers

Lesley Young, Forfar Young Curlers, playing third, with Maggie Wilson skip, Rebecca Kesley second and Rachel Hannen, lead, were in Oslo, Norway, at the weekend for the second leg of the European Junior Curling Tour.

The team started with a 2-7 defeat against Wrana, Sweden, followed by a 7-2 win against Davanger, Norway, and defeat by Mani, Switzerland, 6-1.

However, they sneaked into the quarter-finals, where they won 8-7 against Hurlimann, Switzerland.

In the semi-final team Wilson lost to Davanger 4-7.

Lesley and her team played a 3/4 playoff for ranking points but came off second best, losing 5-8 to Mani. The ladies’ section was won by Wrana of Sweden. After two rounds of the European Tour, team Wilson are still leading the league table after their win last time out at Braehead.

In the men’s draw, Forfar Young Curlers were represented in Norway by Duncan Menzies (FYC), playing third, and Angus Dowell (FYC) lead with Bruce Mouat skip and Derrick Sloan at second. The boys won three of their four round robin games with wins over Hindseth, Norway, Perocca, Italy, Lindholm, Sweden, and a loss to Arkhipov, Russia. In the quarter-finals the Scots came up against tournament winners team Nyman, Sweden, and lost 8-2. Team Nyman now top the table.

Meanwhile James Craik (FYC) playing thirrd for Scott Lockhart (Aberdeen), won two games vs. Al-Saffar (Forfar) and McKenzie (Stirling) and lost one vs. Todd (Stranraer) in the round-robin of the Under-14 slam in Perth. The team just failed to make the knock-out stages losing out on a semi-final place by one end.

Layla Al-Saffar (FYC) skip, Nicola Joiner (FYC) third, Rachel Flint (FYC) second and Jodie Duff (FYC) lead, didn’t make the knock-out stages.

The Slam was won by Calum Kinnear (Perth) with a win over Amy Bryce (Kelso).