Monday, February 27, 2012

Two events we missed

It has been a busy few weeks and I've been travelling the country, blogging lots of miles. Today is catch up day. Here are a couple of stories that have crossed my desk from last week.

That's Jimmy Waddell above. Jimmy was playing in the 'Grand Masters' at Greenacres, successfully as it turned out.

Here are the competitors. Click on the image for a larger size, and see who you can identify. Sixteen teams played in two sections under the Schenkel System, three six-end games, before the two section winners played off for the high road prizes while the two in second place took part in a low road. A very popular feature of the event is the Grand Masters Dinner, the main speaker this year being David B Smith.

In closely contested finals, Jim Waddell with Jack Muir, Tom Allan and John Veitch defeated Iain Simpson, Willie Scott, Albert Rae and Robert Robertson to take the Bonspiel title.

Photo above L-R: John Veitch (lead), Tom Allan (2nd), Jack Muir (3rd), Jim Waddell (skip) with invited guest Roy Sinclair presenting on behalf of Greenacres.

The Low Road was won by Billy Beattie with Robin Johnstone, John Gillespie and Jim McGregor. Low Road runners-up were John Wilson, Hugh Aitken, Sandie Cronie and Willie Yuille.

Photos and report courtesy of Hugh Stewart.

Lockerbie Wheelchair Curling Club welcomed fellow curlers from Braehead, Kinross, Stirling, South Lanarkshire and Borders for their inaugural 'Pick and Wick' Bonspiel. The brainchild of Marion Murdoch this fun competition was a winner and enjoyed by all. Click on the image above to see a larger photo of the competitors.

With the added twist of two extra stones out front in play before the start of each end, it made for interesting ends, not least the possibility of a nine-ender!

The winners were Jim Sellar, Gill Keith, Keith Thorn and Blair Murray (above). The new salver for this annual competition was presented to the winners by Blair Murray. Runners-up were Ian Donaldson, Arthur Bell, Leslie Barr and Valerie Robertson.

Photos © Jim Thomson. Above L-R: Jim Sellar, Blair Murray, Keith Thorn and Gill Keith.