Local Team Wins British Open at Hamilton
Posted on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 9:51am
After the round robin Aileen Neilson, with Tom Killin, Robert McPherson and Angie Malone topped her section, and Andrey Smirnov in second place qualified for the semi finals. In the other section Gregor Ewan with Jim Gault, Ian Donaldson and Gill Keith finished top, and Paul Webster with Gordon Rainey, John Doyle, playing in his first ever championship, and Angela Higson went through to the semi finals. Bill Masterton had also played for the Webster team in early rounds.
The semi final game between Team Neilson and Team Webster saw Webster take control from the start winning the first three ends and picking up 4 shots at the 5th to go 8-1 ahead, too far for Team Neilson thus giving Team Webster a place in the final. The game between Gregor Ewan and Andrey Smirnov was a close contest but despite Ewan being two shots ahead going into the last end, he lost a three to give Smirnov the other final spot.
In the 3rd/4th playoff game between the National Squad teams, the game went Gregor Ewan’s way for a comfortable win over Aileen Neilson.
At the Prizegiving SWCA Vice Chair Rosemary Lenton thanked Lockhart Steel and his ice staff, the catering staff, umpires Robin Shand and Robin Turner, and the on ice helpers who all made the event run smoothly. Lockhart presented the Kate Caithness Trophy to Paul Webster who added his thanks all those involved in running the event.