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Moray Province Curling League Division 3 produces big scores and last-end drama at Moray Leisure Centre in Elgin

By Ali Morrison

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HIGH scores and drama were the order of the day in the second round of games in the Moray Province League Division 3.

Curling at Moray Leisure Centre has resumed.
Curling at Moray Leisure Centre has resumed.

Moray Leisure Centre hosted big wins for Owen Watson’s juniors and Bob Stewart’s Elgin rink, and a dramatic draw between Elgin’s Helen Downey and Ballindalloch’s Gordie Kennedy.

As for the Forres team led by Charlie Watt jnr, they are still unbeaten on the ice since season 2018/19.

Watson’s 14-1 defeat of Lynn Roberts' rink was down to a mixture of skill on the part of the juniors and the fact that Roberts' team were having their first competitive outing of the season.

After a single shot against them at the first end, the young rink were simply unstoppable, racking up multiple shot scores to run out convincing winners.

Stewart went one better than the juniors in a 15-2 rout of Linda Hardie’s Forres team.

The Elgin front end were relentless in setting up Rob Stenton at third and Stewart himself, as their rink ran up counts of three in five different ends.

The night’s real excitement came as Gordie Kennedy, trailing by two going into the final end, needed all his experience and guile to conjure up his deuce for a thrilling 7-7 peel with Helen Downey.

Watt did just what he always does and won 9-2 against Georgia Clarke’s Moray juniors team, going 7-0 up after four ends before easing to victory.


O Watson (Moray juniors) 14-1 L Roberts (Wheels)

R Stewart(Elgin) 15-2 L Hardie (Forres)

H Downey (Elgin) 7-7 G Kennedy (Ballindalloch)

C Watt jnr (Forres) 9-2 G Clarke (Moray juniors)

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