Three teams ties from Ross Province Curling League
The A League’s key fixture in round four of Ross Province curling for the Alan Moore Trophy between the two Belmaduthy rinks went the way of the defending champion skip Iain Fraser by a narrow of two shots against his nephew Peter Macintyre when they met on Monday night in the Inverness Ice Centre.
The encounter was closely fought and not decided until the last end where Jamie Fraser, who takes the last stones for his father, made winning draw for the 4–2 win.
That moves the Fraser rink level on points with Macintyre and Richard Mackenzie (Locheye), but Belmaduthy’s number one rink do still hold the advantage of a game in hand.
MacKenzie’s Tain based Locheye rink of Roy Watson, Helen Lyon and Andrew Deeth were for most of the game under the cosh against Caberfeidh’s Jim Thomson.
Locheye went into the last end trailing by a shot before preserving their unbeaten run with a last end triple to snatch a 7–5 win.
After winning promotion as champions from the B League last season, Ross Ladies skip Ann Gibb picked up her second win of the campaign in the top flight.
Gibb managed to bounce back from two heavy defeats in recent weeks with a resounding result, winning 13–4 over Caberfeidh’s Jim Thomson.
Gibb’s score card featured two four-end counts, the first and sixth, while all of Thomson’s four scoring shots arrived in end six.
Finlay MacKenzie (Muir of Ord) picked up four shots in the penultimate end of his match against club mate Dave Carstairs to claim win 9–7.
It was a crucial late swing in MacKenzie’s favour, but it means Carstairs stays rooted to the foot of the table.
Meanwhile, Rogart-based Nigel Murray, skip to the Invergordon rink, was on the receiving end of the biggest defeat of the round, 1–10 to Belmaduthy’s third skip Peter Fraser.