07 Feb 17
Congratulations to the two Ayr rinks who had very successful weekends at Greenacres but just failed to win the trophies.
In the women's event, Aileen McCorkill's team of Wendy Hollingworth, Fiona Bain and Corrie Lawrence qualified top of their section but lost to Elaine Semple's rink in the semi final.
Elaine went on to win the Women's title by beating the defending champions Maggie Scott's team, which you will remember included Margaret White.
In the Men's competition, Gavin Hamilton also won their section and won a close semi final against Robin Aitken's Edinburgh team. In the final they came up against the much fancied Keith Prentice rink and they matched them well, being 2 shots all after 4 ends. The Prentice rink eventally pulled away in a series of tight ends to win the cup.
A great performance by Gavin, Euan Lawrence, Robert Wilson and George McNaughton (pictured above with their prizes).
Picture - Hugh Stewart