European Invitation Seniors – day 2

Team Gray - IrelandDay 2 of the Invitation Seniors at Greenacres Ice Rink saw Ireland’s  Robin Gray, Peter Wilson, PJ Wilson and Tony Tierney, in the red section, soundly cuff Italy’s Valter Bruno 10-3 in the morning session before battling it our for their second peel of the competition after ending up four all with Switzerland’s Hans-Jorg Bless.

In the blue section, Johnjo Kenny, Bill Gray, David Whyte and Neil Fyfe came back to something like their usual form when out-curling that section’s hot team from Latvia skipped by Peteris Sveisbergs, 7-3. With their tails up, they went into the evening session against Scotland’s Ken Horton with confidence restored but pushing for the win they needed backfired on them and they went down 7-2.

Johnjo said afterwards: “We played a near flawless game against section leaders Latvia in the morning running out comfortable winners but our evening game against Ken Horton was decided on the finest of margins as we opted to go for the win necessitated by our poor Wednesday rather than the straight forward “peel’ in our last end. And they say fortune favours the brave! 

“This competition has never been a happy hunting ground for us and so it continues but it is a good sociable event and it’s always nice to catch up with old friends! “

 

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