Success for Oban curlers

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Oban Curling Club have become Argyll curling champions for the second time in three years but only the third time in over 55 years.

The club’s team consisting of Jack Tollan, Graham Innes and David Howie with Fraser Inglis as skip competed in the championship at Greenacres ice rink in Renfrewshire over two recent weekends, playing two qualifying games on January 5, winning both against Upper Cowal and Glenorchy/Tighnabruaich.

The top four teams after these two rounds – Millport, Glenorchy/Tighnabruaich, Dunoon Argyll and Oban – qualified for the third qualifying round which was was played on Sunday February 2 with Oban beating Millport (the holders) 7-2 and Dunoon Argyll beating Glenorchy/Tighnabruaich 6-3.

As the only two unbeaten teams after three rounds, Oban and Dunoon Argyll qualified for the high road final with the game being closely contested over the first couple of ends before Oban managed a huge score of six shots in the third end followed by four shots in the fourth, eventually winning 12-5 after eight ends.

In the low road final, Glenorchy/Tighnabruaich defeated Millport 9-5.