Goldline Scottish Curling Tour

April 15, 2019

A few thanks are in order here.

Firstly to Gavin Fleming for his vision and determination to get the British Open back to its rightful place, as a significant event in the Scottish calendar. To Suzanne Burns, Hammy McMillan and the rest of the very accommodating team at Active Stirling and The Peak. To Graham Russel, for all the fantastic photos he took throughout the weekend. To the ice technicians, led by John Heron for providing fast and swingy ice. To Colin and Jeanette Galbraith, for originally providing...

April 14, 2019

Whyte vs Kinnear was not only the final of the British Open, but also the Grand Finale of the Goldline Scottish Curling Tour 2018/19, the victor winning the Tour, the Colin Galbraith Junior memorial trophy and £2000 from Goldline. The loser won't be too disheartened, picking up a nice little cheque for £1000 from Goldline and team Brydone who were not playing this weekend will receive £500 from Goldline, for 3rd place.

The final was a lot closer than the score would dictate, but Kinnear was...

April 14, 2019

Ross Whyte took on Michael Reid in a Semi that was very well controlled by team Whyte. Sitting 5-2 up after 4, Ross blanked 5 & 6. In 7 he was sitting against 2 with his final stone. He made the hit for 1 and Reid shook hands with a final score of 6-2.

The other high road Semi was much closer between Kinnear & Wilson, peels after 7, Kinnear had hammer. Kinnear's lead Mathew McKenzie played a perfect tick with his first, but was a touch high with his second attempt, leaving a centre guard. On skips stones John...

April 14, 2019

Day 2 at the British open had a bit of everything, from top level curling to a delicious buffet and even a chance to shoot a haggis.

The curling:

In the A road, Whyte beat McAughtrie 8-5 and Kinnear beat Michael Read 8-4

Session 1 B road G Read 7 - 2 Fawns, McCleary 7 - 1 Ainslie, Wilson 7 - 5 Davis, Woolston 6 - 3 Gray

Session 1 C road Kesley 12 - 6 Steele, Marshall 11 - 4 Jackson

Session 2 C road Marshall 9 - 0 Ainslie, Fawns 5 - 3 Kesley

Session 3 B road Wilson 7 - 2 McAughtrie, Woolston 9 - 4 M Reid, McCleary 8...

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