Now that we are at the end of the season a resume of our performance in outside competitions is as follows:
Jonathan ,Adam , Ronnie and Derek ( supported by Ian and Archie) just narrowly failed to qualify for the finals ,finishing 3rd in their section with 3 wins over Dumbarton, Bearsden Ski Club and Duntocher plus 2 losses to Partick and Cadder. Had we not lost a very good game with Cadder 7-8(ends 4-4) we would have qualified. Won by Cadder.
A team skipped by Ronnie Morrison lost their first round game to Cardross.
Won by Kelvinside.
This was our first attempt at this competition with 2 teams entered:
Jonathan ,Adam,Ronnie and Derek finished top of SectionA undefeated with 4 wins and 1 peel and were through to the semi-finals on Wednesday 22/01/2014.
Ewen, John,Archie and Robert finished 3rd in SectionB with 1 win, 3 peels and 1 loss . With a little bit of luck in the peeled games they would also have qualified.
A great start to the competition with one team through to the finals.
However Jonathan and his team lost their semi-final to Giffnock by 4 shots to 5 and Glasgow XX beat Bearsden by 7 shots to 2.
In the Final, Glasgow XX won 8-5 over Giffnock.
An excellent competition that we will definitely enter again next year.
Monday afternoon fun for the over 50’s with 4 teams entered from Helensburgh out of a total of 17. Run in two sections of 8/9 teams:
Sect A: Ronnie Dunachie’s team ended up in 2nd place and Jim McHale’s team in 5th.
SectB: Adam Clark’s team ended up in 5th and John Laverty was in 6th .
After the final crossover games between the Sections, Ronnie was 4th, Jim was 9th, Adam was10th and John was 12th overall.
A mixed bag of results except for Ronnie’s team who did very well. A good standard of curling being enjoyed with some of the more experienced and sociable curlers in the 10th and Glasgow provinces.
RCCC Rink Championship
Our team of Jonathan, Adam,Ronnie and Ian were taken to pieces by a slick outfit of elite curlers led by Alan Hannah of Cadder Curling Club losing 2-9 (ends 2-5). A quick exit from the tournament and work to be done to compete in the future.
Against Reform CC at Greenacres, we fielded two teams skipped by Adam Clark and Ronnie Dunachie.Unfotuneatly we lost both games 5-8 and 5-7 respectively having come up against the ‘professionals’ of club curling ,whose superior knowledge of Greenacres ice and weight control made our task impossible. However we gave them a good contest and considering they have never been beaten in an RCCC District Medal our performance was creditable.
As one of four teams representing the 10th PROVINCE against the 12thPROVINCE(Renfrewshire) we
retained the cup by the narrowest of margins of +1 shot overall.
Our inexperience at playing pairs showed. Lost in Round 1.
We also played in the Denis Kyd Quaich, Cuthbert Cup, Kirkwood Cup, a friendly against Drystanes and the Lennox Cup against Dumbarton/ Duntocher/ Cardross which Duntocher won.
Overall a creditable performance from all of our teams which can only be good for the reputation of our club at Braehead.