Lennox Cup 2020: Dumbarton Start With Win

The 2020 Lennox Cup got underway at Intu Braehead Curling Rink on Monday 13 January.

Dumbarton, attempting to win the Lennox Cup for the first time since 2015, began their campaign against the defending Champions Duntocher, who have dominated the competiton by winning it 5 times in the past 6 years.

The match was a tight affair with the teams trading singles in the first 4 ends.  After taking another single in the 5th end to lead 3-2, Dumbarton managed to take a steal of one in the 6th end, before seeing out the match with a further steal of one in the 7th end to win 5-2.

In the other match, Helensburgh, attempting to regain the trophy they last won in 2013, faced Cardross, who last won the Lennox Cup in 2007.

This was another tight match with both sides level at 4-4 after 6 ends before Helensburgh sealed a 7-4 victory with a score of 3 in the 7th end.

The next round of fixtures will be played on Monday 20 January, when Dumbarton meet Helensburgh, in what could prove to be pivotal in deciding the destination of the trophy.  While Cardross play Duntocher with both sides needing a victory to retain any hopes of winning this years event.

  

Dumbarton V Duntocher
D. Shanks Skip C. Turner
P. Baird 3 G. Turner
A. Cooper 2 I. Brown
C. Black Lead D. Nicolson

 

End 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total
Dumbarton 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 X 5
Duntocher 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 X 2

  

 

Cardross V Helensburgh
A. Clark Skip R. Gall
C. Clark 3 D. Forrest
R. Cornwell 2 C. Keir
K. Cornwell Lead A. Woodburn

 

End 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total
Cardross 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 X 4
Helensburgh 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 X 7

 

All the results and current standings for the Lennox Cup can be found here.