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Dumfries Young Curlers were on the road again with a short trip across to Lockerbie for the Asham U17 Slam Event.  This was the first event at U17 age group for the season and the young curler were out in force.  Teams were split into 5 sections of 4 giving a total of 20 teams at the event.  Dumfries Young Curlers were represented in 9 of these teams.  Reports back from the Saturday play was that all the DYC Members were performing at a very high level with scores and results backing this up.

Section A – Runners Up (Andrew Robson)

Section B – Winners & Runners Up ( Fay Henderson & Team Carson)

Section C – No Teams

Section D – Runners Up (Team Muir)

Section E – Winners & Runners Up (Team Gallacher & Katie Jackson / Mollie Marley-Milligan)

Some good performances from Team Harmjanz & Team Heggie on the day as they find their feet as new teams.  Bill Turner was also at the event playing for team MacDiarmid finishing 3rd in his group.

As the last stones were played on the Saturday evening all the Dumfries Young Curlers could go home knowing that they had performed well and worked hard as a team with valuable lessons learnt by them all.

Sunday fixtures saw Robson v Muir in the Low Road Quarter with Robson progressing to the semi finals after an early start.  Robson went on to win his semi-final and awaited his opponents from the winners of Jackson v Carson in the other semi-final.  The girls always had the upper hand and progressed to the final where they put up a good fight in their first final as a team.  Robson was just the stronger team on the day and came away as Low Road Winners.  Team Carson went on to win the 3rd / 4th Play-off which rounded of a good weekends play.  Well done Andrew Robson, Katie Jackson & Mollie Marley-Milligan.

In the High Road Semi Final Team Gallacher who had top their section played against Team Davies.  This was a close encounter with the game tied at 4-4 after 5ends.  Team Gallacher managed to hold their nerve to score a one and progress to the final where they would meet team Craik.

Team Davies went on to win 3rd place in the high road – Well done Fay Henderson

The final was a game evenly poised with Team Gallacher starting well forcing the one in the first before scoring 2 in the 2nd.  The game stayed close until the 6th when Team Gallacher gave up a steal of two and then a steal of 1 in the 7th.  This was enough to give team Craik the win.  Well done Hamish, Scott, Jack & Jack for reaching the first slam final.

Great start to the U17 Campaign and lots more good performance s to come by the sounds of it as the season progresses.  Well done all. Full gallery below


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