This year the final was contested between Ronnie Dunachie’s rink of Donald Robertson, George Kerr and Brian Stephenson and Ian McArthur’s rink of Roy Greer, Gordon Whitelaw and Ian Mowat.
The first end started well for Ian after Roy and Gordon set up the end with the first four stones in the head ending in a steal of two shots.
The second end began well for Ronnie lying four after the thirds had played , however a good draw by Ian and a miss by Ronnie left Ian with another shot.
At last the third end went Ronnie’s way after he drew a shot to the front for two. Ian wrecked on the guard and Ronnie followed up for three shots –all level.
The fourth end was a classic with great draw shots from the thirds and skips to make the shot on each occasion. Ian’s final tap back was perfect to lie and scored three.
Ronnie’s team yet again made a good start to the fifth end but mistakes by Brian and Ronnie towards the end with a missed tap that was just wide allowed Ian another two shots.
The sixth end was another cracker with clever splits and tap ups around the front of the head. Ian was unlucky to have a pick up with his last stone which left Ronnie an opportunity to score five, but he just caught the front guard and left Ian with another one.
The final end had another chance of Ronnie to score a big end but the clock and another missed take out settled the game in Ian’s team’s favour.
Final score Ian 10 – Ronnie 3
Winners – Adam Clark’s rink of Alan Barker, Peter Proctor and Donald McLaren receiving trophy from Honorary President President Ronnie Dunachie
This website sponsored by BCDG, of which we are a member club, contains a lot of useful info for curlers who use Braehead:
A list of clubs who use Braehead and when they curl is to be found under Curlers/’Clubs’ and
A lot of info for beginners can be found under New Curlers/’Try Curling ‘or ‘Courses’ or ‘Guide to Curling’ or ‘Equipment’
Roy Simpson has become a non-playing member this year and would like to give his broom to any new member who would make use of it.
Contact Roy directly by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The attached photo shows two curling stabilisers for sale:
The Black one is used and is for sale for £25.00 ono
The White one is new and unused and if unsold will be returned to the supplier in Inverness. Cost £60.00.
Both are 8″ high- the same height as a curling stone handle and ideal for a low delivery.
Any-one considering purchasing one or both should contact Adam Clark (671277) or Jean Howie(678122) as soon as possble.