Cameron takes fourth place

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KELSO teenager Cameron Bryce took part in his first Scottish junior under-21 curling finals – and finished a very creditable fourth place.

The 18-year-old skip and his team – Frazer Shaw of Stranraer, Fraser Kingan of Dumfries and Edinburgh’s David Baird – reached the finals after topping their qualifying group at Perth last December, being beaten only by Kyle Smith’s team, the Scotish champions.

The finals were played in a round-robin format and all Cameron’s games were very close, with three going into extra ends.

But the highlight of their week was playing Team Smith again – this one going to Bryce, winning 8-6 after an extra end – the first outfit to beat Smith in the competition.

Team Bryce narrowly missed out on the play-off games between the top three teams, finishing with a record of five wins and three defeats, but nevertheless a fantastic result considering they have only come together this season and had not been coached prior to the finals.