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Thursday, 20 November 2014

RCCC Medal - 2014

After a tight tussle, Haddington come up just short once again in our annual quest for an RCCC Medal.  John Good has written a short report of the match:-

 John Good, Sandy Nicoll, Karen Munro and Andrew Kinnaird represented Haddington CC in a District Medal game at Murrayfield on 19 November. Their opponents were two husband-and-wife combinations from Glenrothes CC.
After five of the seven ends played, Glenrothes were 5 shots to 2.  Haddington got one in end six, taking us to within two shots.  After our last stone in the seventh end we were lying five without the hammer only to see that reduced to a single by another excellent shot by the Glenrothes skip.
Result after the seven ends: Glenrothes 5, Haddington 4.
All eight players agreed that the game had been tight, not least as Glenrothes got one of their singles by a fine margin after a measure. The visitors joined us for supper and some good craik. All were agreed that meeting curlers from other clubs through the District Medal competition was well worth doing.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Individual Points - Analysis

Last night 8 players accepted the challenge, that is our points competition.  This year saw the defending champion, Morgan, avoided having to play 'first stones' using the cunning ploy of playing on a different sheet and therefore not defending his title. 
Having only 8 players meant that we rattled through all the exercises in a close and high class competition that saw the average score increase to 33, a score that would have won in previous years (although not all the exercises are completed each year).
Morgan need not have worried though as the medal remains in his house with the title being passed over to Sandy, who was given stiff competition by big sister Lindsey who retained the Ladies crown.
Results and comments are below:-
 For the record, the all time best highest (and lowest) scores - well since records began (five years) are below,  please note that these are distorted slightly by not all the exercises being completed every year:-

Friday, 31 October 2014

Halloween Game Report

Currently the Rennie is at the one third mark with Dave Munro our clear leader with a 100% record, so far.
In the Wingate, only two games have been played and all the rinks are on one win and one loss, leaving Morgan our table topper having a superior end count.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

East Lothian Province Competitions

The Draws for the East Lothian Knock-out, the Pairs and the Bonspiel competitions have now been completed and can be found on the FIXTURES page.
Please note that the fixture date for the first round match in the Knock-out needs to be rearranged as our opposition cannot play at the original time.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Skins 2014

This seasons first silverware (ok, Pewter-ware)  goes to Andy McDiarmid and his rink of James Pate and Simon Kesley for the annual Skins Challenge between last years two league winners.
The score of Nine skins to Zero probably does not reflect the game, as it was not until the fifth end that either team got on the scoreboard with a total of an accumulated nine skins.  Although there was a pot of Seven skins available on the seventh and last end, this would not have been enough for Willie to overtake Andy.  This pot was not won either and (presumably) the two skips decided to shake hands without drawing the shot for the final pot.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Member Profile - James Logan

Ever wonder what our members get up to in their spare time, ie. time not on the ice.

Article spotted in the Toun Cryer - Oct/Nov edition.

Balyarrow 2014 - Results

A stormy morning saw 14 of our boys and girls heading towards Greenacres for the 2014 running of the Balyarrow being hosted by Bridge of Weir who narrowly pipped us three years ago with a final stone, final end win.  Although an experienced team, we were without our stalwarts including no Logans, Pates or Kerrs and many of our team had not ventured to Greenacres before.
The morning session got off to a good start with Morgan's rink getting off to a huge 14-1 victory.  Andy McDiarmid took some time to get to grips with the ice before he also led his team to a big win.  This left Haddinton as the only club that had won both their morning games.
In the afternoon Dave's rink set about trying to beat Morgan's total of the morning and coming up one shot down with another emphatic win 17 - 5.  This left John Good with the opportunity for a clean sweep.  Although John's team led for a large part of the game the loss of a 7 left his team trailing (Imagine what the opposition skip could have done if he had sight in both eyes - sorry John).  It looked like a comeback was possible and they got within two shots before another big loss in the last end.
This left Haddington with 3 wins and 1 loss and this was enough to tie with the holders Bridge of Weir on points, however a superiority in ends, shots up and total shots meant that Haddington won the Trophy for the third time in its history . The rink of Morgan Nicoll, Shelagh Main, Simon Kesley and Graeme Maguire were named the best rink of the day, narrowly pipping Dave Munro, Morgan Nicoll (again), Sandy Nicoll and Stephen Dyer.
We all then sat down to a thoroughly satisfactory supper courtesy of Greenacres and left us wondering, which of us is going to organise the 2017 event at Murrayfield.  (Volunteers, please let Graeme know !!!)

Full results and answers to the quiz can be found at the bottom of the Balyarrow Page.