Stoneykirk rink wins Galloway Cup
The prestigious Galloway Cup knock-out competition, sponsored by James Gordon Ltd, was won in some style by a Stoneykirk Curling Club rink, skipped by Norman Brown, at Stranraer Ice Rink last Thursday evening.
Norman, with Alex Fergusson, Brian McColm and Adam Sharp, saw off the brave challenge of the form team of the competition, Colin Dalrymple, Ann Baynes, Rita Mitchell and Margaret Breadon from Castle Kennedy CC, with a 9-3 win in the final.
Most of the winning shots were scored in the sixth end when the Castle Kennedy foursome called it a day.
The Galloway Cup is the only competition in the curling calendar that involves rinks from three provinces, the Galloway Province, the Rhins o’ Gallowa’ Province and the Stewartry Province.
After the final game, Galloway Province President Drew Paton asked Rhins secretary Janette Sloan to present the magnificent trophy to Norman and his rink.
Both the winning rink and the runners- up received McMillan Hotel vouchers.
Winning skip Norman Brown thanked his rink and the opposition for the quality of the curling and had a special word of thanks for James Gordon Ltd who continue to generously sponsor this competition.
He also thanked the three secretaries, David McMiken, Janette Sloan and Louise Kerr, for organising the competition.
A bottle raffle to help with insurance cover for the trophy raised a welcome £130. Results: 1st round – R Lammie, Logan WO Twynholm SCR; G Adams, Kirkcowan SCR S Groome, Anwoth and Grithon WO; N R Brown, Stoneykirk 11 B Roff, Kirkcudbright Country 10; D Paton, Penninghame 2 H Parker, Castle Kennedy 12; J T Cannon, Wigtown 5 C Dalrymple, Castle Kennedy 6.
Quarter-finals – R Lammie 12 S Groome 2; N R Brown 11 D McArthur, Minnigaff 2; P Soriani, Glasserton 5 H Parker 6; C Dalrymple 6 T Harrison, Leswalt 2.
Semi-finals – R Lammie 3 N R Brown 6; H Parker 6 C Dalrymple 7.
Final – N R Brown 9 C Dalrymple 3
Prizes Brian McColm, Alex Fergusson, Norman Brown, Louise Kerr, Galloway Province secretary (presenting), and Adam Sharp