Wales 30-22 England (Final)
Wales 19-6 Scotland,
Wales 17-4 Ireland,
Play is still continuing on the second day of this year’s Four Nations, but with no more matches for Wales until tomorrow we can announce that Wales have already won a trophy. They secured the Kay Trophy against England, after taking a 15-shot overnight lead into the final matches today. Wales also started their campaign against Ireland today, where the lead is much more modest.
The day started with a pair of matches against Ireland, with a men’s team led by Andrew Tanner, and a ladies’ team led by Dawn Watson. Neither team had an easy time, and despite some good shots from Wales the Ireland teams, skipped by Bill Gray and Carolyn Hibberd, matched them very well. The final scores 9-8 to the men, 8-6 to the women, saw Wales take just a 3-shot lead overall. The winner of the Meikle Trophy will be decided on Sunday morning (11:15am start).
The later session saw Wales up against England, and they were two matches with very different characters. The ladies matched Lana Watson’s team well throughout the game, and took a 2 in the final end to level the match at 6-6. The men struggled throughout, and Bryan Zachery’s team scored end after end, and had to settle for just 1 in the final end to lost 10-3. However, it was still more than enough to secure the Kay Trophy, by a final score of 30-22.
Although Wales play Scotland again at 9am on Sunday, the Welsh Stone (Big Bertha) will not be decided until Sunday afternoon as there is a second session at 1:30pm. Meanwhile, the Meikle Trophy will be decided on Sunday morning (11:15am start).