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Kyle Retains Scottish Curling Title

Published Wednesday, 6th February 2013 in Study at SRUC news

Kyle Smith, Thomas Muirhead, Kyle Waddell, Cameron Smith (brother). Coach David Ramsay

SRUC Students Kyle Smith and Thomas Muirhead, together with team mates Kyle Waddell and Cameron Smith retained the Scottish Junior Men’s Curling Title recently in Aberdeen.

Their success means the rink, skipped by Kyle Smith, will now represent Scotland in the World Junior Championships held at Sochi in Russia, starting on the 28 February.

On their way to victory Kyle’s rink lost 8-2 to rival Grant Hardie’s four, forcing him to play an up and coming rink skipped by Robin Brydon in the next day’s semi final. Kyle just edged that one by taking a 2 in ends six and eight putting his team back into the running in the final against Hardie.

It was a titanic struggle with both skips playing great draws to keep each other in the game. The Hardie team played a great last end and with two stones left to play Grant Hardie was lying shot on the button. However his guard came up a just short of the house covering most of the stone on the button. Kyle played a great tap, back round the guard, for the 5 – 4 win.

Photo caption: Kyle Smith, Thomas Muirhead, Kyle Waddell, Cameron Smith (brother) and Coach David Ramsay.

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