Fantastic four top group

Under 17 Curling Team form Border Ice Rink on their recent trip to Lockerbie. From left: Cameron Bryce (Skip) Niel Sutherland, Callum Potts and Amy Bryce.
Under 17 Curling Team form Border Ice Rink on their recent trip to Lockerbie. From left: Cameron Bryce (Skip) Niel Sutherland, Callum Potts and Amy Bryce.

YOUNG curlers from the Borders put their weekend plans on ice last weekend when travelling to Lockerbie for the first of four Under-17 Grand Slam matches arranged by the Royal Caledonian Curling Club (RCCC).

Borders Ice Rink development squad members Cameron Bryce (skip), Neil Sutherland, Callum Potts and Amy Bryce were up against 23 other teams over the weekend and were top of their section after three games on Saturday, qualifying for the High Road section.

And on Sunday morning, they played their quarter-final game, where they were beaten by 6-4 by the eventual winners.

Borders development officer Jim Buchanan told TheSouthern: “We were delighted with their performance.

“A lot of the teams taking part come from a long tradition of curling families and our team performed admirably on what is considered the first rung on the international ladder.”

The competition continues at Greenacres on November 26-27; Hamilton, December 10-11; and concludes in Forfar on December 27-28.

z Meanwhile, it’s that time of year again – Borders Ice Rink opens its doors to curlers this week for the start of the 2011/12 season.