Calum Greenwood’s Ardclach rink became Moray Province Champions last night in the Covid rearranged Nicol Quaich. The Nairnshire crew were clear 8-2 winners over the East Winners, Buckie Curling Club skipped by whiskey supremo Steve Rankin.
At Inverness Ice Centre, a score of 4 at the first end caught the understandably undercooked Buckie boys cold, and in the hands of a team as strong as the Greenwoods, that lead would prove a bridge too far for Rankin and co. Single shots were exchanged in ends two and three, and a canny shot from the experienced Neil Campbell at third set up the Ardclach lads for a single steal and a 6-1 lead after four ends. A Buckie single and a closing Ardclach deuce completed the scoring and a worthy win for the West winners.
The winning rink comprised Callum Greenwood, Neil Campbell, Ruaridh Greenwood and James Greenwood and the Buckie team was Steve Rankin, Alan Campbell, Scott Seton and Tim Rutzler.