Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Haggis Bonspiel

Christine Stewart reports:

"The Tulloch Haggis weekend at Greenacres this past weekend attracted an entry of 24 teams, local teams, teams from Ireland, Wales and a very interesting 'English' team, John Brown and three Canadians (now English of course).

In two sections every team faced three eight end games to qualify, or not, for the High, Mid and Low roads.

John Brown, with two of his 'English' Canadians and one Irishman (Greg Dunn, Neil Maycock with Irish sub Alan Mitchell) took the Low Road title beating John Summers 7-3 in the final. One 'English' Canadian obviously didn’t fancy the team’s chances, he’d booked an early flight!

The Mid Road final produced an interesting result, from England John Sharp, Fiona Hawker, Alison Hemmings and Elspeth Burton got the glory winning 8-1 against Graeme Adam, Ken Horton, Gus Storie and Eddie Binks.

Two local teams had a tight fought final. James Logan, Alex Wilson, Drew Gemmell and William Smith took the title on a score line of 4-2 against Fraser Erskine, Drew Campbell, Jean Cousar and Gordon Christie.

The teams enjoyed dinner on Saturday night and of course on Sunday a supper of haggis, neeps and tatties."

Top photo: The Winners. L-R James Logan, William Smith, Alex Wilson, Drew Gemmell.

Runners-up: L-R Jean Cousar, Frazer Erskine, Drew Campbell, Gordon Christie.

Photos courtesy of Hugh Stewart.