Monday, 4 February 2019

Kirsty Barr and Emma Barr - Scottish Junior Ladies Champions!

Come the final of the Scottish Junior Ladies Championships and we are talking emotional roller-coasters - especially when the game pits sister versus sister; throw in a cousin for good measure and add the name Barr - well, you get the picture!

We have already met team Davie in some earlier reports this season.  A few tremendous successes and one dramatic disappointment when they just failed to win the right to represent Scotland in the World B Championships.  Their coach, Andrew Barr sent me this report of a dramatic final in Aberdeen.

This season, three C&B members qualified for the 2019 Scottish Junior Ladies Curling Championships in Curl Aberdeen.  Kirsty Barr and Emma Barr play third and lead stones for team Davie and Jane Barr, competing in her last season as a junior, plays lead stones for team Amy Bryce.

After the round-robin phase, both teams were sitting joint top of the table on a 6-1 record.  Teams Bryce and Davie then played in the 1v2 game (it was a mini page format) on Saturday evening.  Team Bryce won this game and secured a game for themselves in Sunday's final.  Team Davie dropped down to the semi-final against their old rivals team Farmer, their conquerors in the play-off final to represent Scotland in the World B Championships.  This time, the result was reversed thanks to a fabulous hackweight hit for three in the tenth end from skip Lisa Davie.

The whole Davie team chose the final to give their best performance of the week, defeating Team Bryce 11-4 in eight ends to win the Scottish Ladies Championship and secure a place at the 2019 World Junior Championship in Liverpool, Nova Scotia.

Scottish Junior Ladies Curling Champions 2019
(from left) Lisa Davie, Kirsty Barr, Coach Andrew Barr, Anna Skuse and Emma Barr

Margaret Nicol, Ladies Branch President, had the pleasure of presenting a Silver Medal and two Gold Medals to her fellow C&B members.  The icing on the cake was being able to present a very emotional Jane Barr with the Girls' Sportsmanship Award, as voted for by her peers.

Scottish Junior Ladies Championship Runner-up
Sportsmanship Award Winner
Jane Barr

Congratulations to all three from the whole club and good luck in Liverpool Kirsty and Emma.

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