Bill said: “Team Gray really enjoyed their weekend which gave a couple of our newer members a chance to play in a high level competition.
We had a good Saturday, coming from behind to beat Johnjo’s team in our first game, changing our game plan a bit in the second half which allowed us to score a big end in the seventh to pretty much seal the win. We then had a very close game against David Whyte’s outfit in our second game. We always struggled to impose ourselves on that game as they played really well but we were in with a shout until the seventh when David played a great hit to score two.
“On Sunday in the semi final, we found Team Kenny to be much tougher opposition than they had been in the first game on the Saturday. Coming from behind 6-3 down after six, we couldn’t quite repeat the heroics of Saturday but managed to get ourselves into a position to possibly force a steal in the eighth end but my last stone guard over-curled slightly to give the big man the narrowest of opportunities to get through the guards and take the shot to win – which he nailed of course!!
“The final itself was worthy of the name – a really close fought game which came down to the last stone as had the semi. I don’t suppose we could have asked for more!
“Commiserations to David and his gang – great to see ‘the young ones’ Ailsa and Alison in action together. The future is bright!! Congratulations to JJ and his team for a great win. Jen was as white as a sheet as she waited for David to play his last stone attempted runback in the last end!! She recovered pretty quickly once she realised they had won!
“As for my team, it was a pleasure curling with them and I thank them for asking me to skip them. I want to particularly mention Jacqui who, like Jen was playing in her first outing in the ICA and did herself proud as did Ross and Margarita. As Ross commented; ‘the margins are pretty tight at this level’ which was a measure of the standard of curling on show.
“All in all a great weekend and hopefully going into next season we will have more entries for these competitions.”