Monday, November 22, 2010

Supporting the club curler

One consequence of the demise of the Scottish Curler magazine is that there is no place to air significant 'club curler' news. A couple of items are in my emails today, so I thought to share them. That's Liz Nicoll, Audrey Laird, John Good and Sheila Nicol in the photo above. They were winners of the 'Aberlady Friendship Kettle', during Aberlady CC's 150th Anniversary Bonspiel on Saturday, November 20, at Murrayfield.

Mike Wood reports, "Aberlady fielded five rinks, and were joined by five visiting clubs, who share the same anniversary, Arbroath, Belmaduthy, Blairdrummond, Breadalbane Kenmore and Leswalt. These were abetted by two local guest rinks from the East Lothian President and Edinburgh Curling Club. A convivial day ensued, with games played in a spirit of great friendship and fun. The Aberlady Friendship Kettle was won by an Aberlady rink, consisting of Audrey Laird, John Good, Sheila Nicol and Liz Nicoll, with the overall competition going to the Edinburgh Curling Club rink of Robin Copland, Ann-Marie Ross, Ian Seath and Nancy Bews.

There was a moment of great poignancy at the prizegiving when Jean Cowan, the widow of the late Aberlady president, Donald Cowan, presented a beautiful president's badge to the current president, John Good. It was a splendid day, where all involved made many new friends. More photographs of the event can be found on our Flickr site here."

Thanks for this Mike.

Other news comes from Forfar Indoor Sports. The photo above shows Jonathen Smith (centre) handing over the trophies to the winners of the Ladies Open Pairs, sponsored by Colin M Smith and Panasonic. On the left are the Low Road winners, Anne Shaw and Lillian Carnegie, and the right the High Road Winners, Jo Fletcher and Lorraine Grieve.

The event was held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday last week with eight teams entered, playing in one big section. The ladies were all guaranteed five games, four in the round robin then high road and low road semifinal. Both finals were very well played with good shots played by everyone.

Jill Donald says, "We are always looking for more teams to enter so tell everyone to keep the date free (November 16-18) for next year." That's done, Jill. Everyone, put this event in your diaries!

The photo from Forfar is courtesy of David Hoskins of Photos on Location. The top pic from Murrayfield is courtesy of Mike Wood.