At the close of another very successful Irish Curling Association International Weekend competition at Stranraer Ice Rink, sponsored by Magners Cider, the winners were a team with a very international flavour! The Granite Trophy went to Scottish-born English Curling Association stalwart John Brown along with new Irish Curling Association member, Irish-born Bernie Gillet, who lives in Ontario, Canada, plus John’s Scottish old school friend Robert Jamieson (Hutchesons circa 1960’s) and Robert’s English wife Helen!
The runners-up in the High Road, receiving the Ailsa Craig painting, were Jim Cullen , Liz Cullen, Graeme Cowe and Lesley Cowe.
The winners of the Low Road, winning the Irish Oak Trophy were Bill Gray, Nina Clancy, Walter Scott and Alison Scott.
The runners-up in the Low Road, winning the Basil Gray Memorial Trophy, were Duncan Johnston, Janie Clemie, Sean Clemie and Harriet Johnston.
The consolation prizes went to Ian Donald, Isobel Nisbet, Alan Nisbet and Frances Donald.
Thanks to all the competitors who took part in the weekend competition and especially to everyone who bought raffle tickets at Saturday evening’s cocktail party raising £275 for ICA funds. Finally, a huge thanks to Magners for sponsorship of this popular event. The winners and the runners-up have been invited back to the North West Castle for the close of season Dalrymple Cup.