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Round two of the Kettle trophy saw all eight competing teams side by side on the ice at Murrayfield on Friday evening.
Defending champion skip Niall Gunn, supported by his strong rink of Shona Watt, Andrew Cargill and Francis Kennedy had a relatively easy game against Mike Wood, Simon Kesley, Morna Aitken and Kirsty Barr. They started off at a gallop, scoring all of their 13 points in the first five ends. Mike’s three ends at the end of their eight-end game (well done by the way and your single Hamlet to share between the eight of you is on its way!) might be valuable when we get to the business end of the competition. Whoever beats Niall and his team in this competition will have played well, I venture.
Jenny Barr, Lois Copland, Joe Barry and substitute Emma Barr must have thought they were on easy street when they scored a big four in the first end of their game against Susan Kesley, Catriona Still, Sheena Munro and Colin Campbell. Not so; Susan and co came right back at them with a six the very next end! They won the next four ends before Jenny managed to get back on the scoreboard in the last end.
John Steven, club president Katie Wood, Nook Weir and Annie Barr got back to winning ways after their relative mauling at the hands of Niall Gunn last week. A big four in the first end settled any nerves and a strong middle section of the game secured the victory.
In the last game, Robin Copland, Barbara Wood and substitute Margaret Jacks had a hard-fought win against Raymond Preston (skipping in place of Brian Fleming), Betty Gibb and Pauline Alexander. The final score flatters the Copland rink, who struggled at the start of the game before settling down to the task at hand. It was good to see Margaret back on the rink; she curled and swept well.