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Locheye Curling Club's MacKenzie targeting two league titles before season is out


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After a hat trick of wins at the Inverness Ice Rink during December, Locheye Curling Club skip Richard MacKenzie is now targeting two league titles before the end of the curling season in March.

MacKenzie tops the Sutherland Province and the Ross-shire A League where he plays for Invergordon who are A League leaders with 10 points.

In round six, MacKenzie and his rink of Andrew Deeth, Helen Lyon and Roy Watson extended his run to six wins against Caberfeidh skip Ian Munro with a solid performance of eight shots to three from a four-end winning start.

Locheye Curling Club skip Richard MacKenzie sits on top of the Ross-shire Curling Province A League – but he will come under pressure from Belmaduthy's Iain Fraser before the end of the season.
Locheye Curling Club skip Richard MacKenzie sits on top of the Ross-shire Curling Province A League – but he will come under pressure from Belmaduthy's Iain Fraser before the end of the season.

But the two Belmaduthy skips, Iain Fraser and Peter Macintyre, both recorded wins to keep the pressure on MacKenzie.

In his capacity as final stone deliverer against Ross Ladies (Ann Gibb), the skip’s son Jamie brought in the winning 7–4 result to maintain the defending champions challenge.

Retaining his second place position Peter MacIntyre with the Belmaduthy second string won 13–3 score, to down Nigel Murray (Invergordon). But it wasn’t the biggest win of the night.

Belmaduthy third skip Peter Fraser beat Muir of Ord’s David Carstairs 14–3 to keep him bottom of the table.

Just above him in the relegation survival struggle is Invergordon’s Nigel Murray.

Moving up the table is Caberfeidh’s Jim Thomson who beat Muir of Ord’s Finlay MacKenzie 5–2. In the B League Ali Eddie beat Iain Mackay 4–3.

Duncan Clark moved into second beating Muir of Ord’s Ross Urquhart 8–5.

Heather Gill now back skipping for the Ross Ladies second rink showed her experience with a big 10–1 win over Richard MacWilliam (Muir of Ord).

The match between Strathpeffer and Caberfeidh 3 was held over.

The President’s Cup first round takes place on January 20.


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