The final Goldline Scottish Curling Tour event of the calendar year began last night in Dumfries. 15 Mens and 8 Ladies teams are fighting it out for a cash pot of £20,000. The top 2 teams in the Goldline Scottish Curling Tour are both competing this weekend.
The final was a real battle as predicted. The two teams
traded blows for the first 6 ends after which it was level at 5-5. In the 7th,
Ally Fraser played a fantastic tap up to the button with his last to score a
two and become favourite for the match and title. The Hardie team worked hard
in the 8th end and Grant had a chance of a skinny double to lie two
with his last to push the game into an extra-end. He made the double but
his shooter just slipped out so scored only one.
Team Fraser are GSCT Forfar Open Champions 2016.
Congratulations to them and to Forfar Indoor Sports for delivering another very successful Forfar Open!
Taylor versus Telfer was an exciting quarter-final.
Telfer stole a single in the 3rd end giving them the advantage which
they held up until the 8th and final end where Taylor stole a two against the hammer
for the game.
Murray Young, 4th for Team Telfer
They will now meet Team Fraser in the semi who overcame Team
D.Wilson. Another tight game with only a three to Fraser in the 5th separating
the teams and ending a good run from the local senior side.
In the ladies quarter Team Ward continued with their
unbeaten record dispatching Team M.Wilson. The game was tight until a four to
Ward in the 7th ended Wilson’s tournament.
Ward will now face a tough test in the semi against Team Hardie
who saw off the challenge from Team Bryce in the remaining quarter-final.