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Kenny Oswald is top of the tree at Christmas in the Moray Province Curling League

By Ali Morrison

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Elgin’s Kenny OswaId has a clear lead in Moray Province curling division one at the mid-season Christmas break, writes Bill Jaffrey.

Kenny Oswald on the Moray Leisure Centre rink.
Kenny Oswald on the Moray Leisure Centre rink.

Oswald posted a 10-2 win over Aberlour’s Andy Cameron. A 2-2 score line after three ends proved to be the summit of the Aberlour achievement on the night, as Oswald won all the remaining ends.

The Sunninghill rink skipped by Angus Gunn was 8-6 down going into the last end against Buckie’s Alan Campbell, but last stone advantage allowed the Elgin team to pick up a four for their 10-8 win.

The lead changed hands four times before Willie Cameron’s Aberlour rink just got the better of Mike McDonald’s Forres rink skipped by Greg Stephen.

In Division 2, Dave McPherson’s rink have reached the mid season break with a 100 per cent record, racking up their fifth straight win. Abby Duncan opened proceedings with three shots at the first end,but that was it for the Fochabers four as their tennis club opponents won the next five ends for a 6-3 victory.

Darnaway’s Eddie Milne had the night’s biggest win as he scored at each of six ends including a four and two threes as he thrashed Fochabers’ Alan Durno 13-4.

Wilson Burnett, skipping the absent Bill Jaffrey’s Fochabers team raced to a 6-0 lead before Andrew Allardyce fought back with a three in the fourth end. Single counts with the hammer at each of the next four ends were sufficient to give Burnett an 8-5 victory.

In Division 3, Charlie Watt jnr won the Forres club derby with yet another big win against Linda Hardie. Skip Carol Bennett picked up three singles but couldn’t stop the Watt onslaught with three counts of three in his 12-3 win.

In the Province Open Knockout there were wins for Alan Durno and Bob Stewart as they got the better respectively of club colleagues Wilson Burnett and Andrew Allardyce.


Moray Province Open Knockout:

W Burnett (Fochabers) 7 A Durno (Fochabers) 9

A Allardyce ( Elgin) 4 R Stewart (Elgin) 7.

Moray Province East League

Division 1:

A Cameron (Aberlour) 2 K OswaId (Elgin) 10

A Campbell (Buckie) 8 D Ross (Sunninghill) 10

W Cameron (Aberlour) 6 M MacDonald (Forres) 5.

Division 2:

A Duncan (Fochabers) 3 D McPherson (Elgin Tennis) 6

E Milne (Darnaway) 13 A Durno (Fochabers) 4

W Jaffrey (Fochabers) 8 A Allardyce (Elgin) 5.

Division 3:

L Hardie (Forres) 3 C Watt jnr (Forres) 12

G Clarke (Moray Juniors) 9 G Kennedy (Ballindalloch) 5.

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