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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Murrayfield upgrades ?


Just an idea.
Actually, as a Christmas competition, there is a frozen centipede in the ice at Murrayfield.  A bag of non-diabetic sweets to the first person that can find it and tell me where it is !

The Juniors are taking over

With the first games in the second half of the Rennie completed, the results both went to the 'Junior' Rinks (by impressive margins) - with their designated Skips being on their 'rest' rota too.
This leaves Sandy's rink leading the league, still without a loss while Karen's rink now takes over second slot !

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Rennie - Mid Term Report Card

Last night saw the completion of the first round matches in the Rennie.
On paper, the pick of the matches was that of Sandy's Rink v Andy A's Team.  Sandy took an early lead then Andy tactically (that's all we are admitting too anyway) blanked the second end.  This badly misfired when Sandy stole a big 4 in the third.  Fortune then swung with Andy's rink taking three of the last four ends.  The early ends however saw Sandy run out 7 - 4 winners.
Meanwhile, Colin was looking for his first win against James Pate's quartet.  Colin and his team took five of the seven ends to make it close, BUT team Pate's two ends were mighty ones and they ran out the victors with a scoreline of 8 - 7.
This leaves Sandy sitting at the top of the table having only dropped one point, in the first game of the season, against the Pate rink.  Two points behind in clear second is the recovering James P.  Only one point behind and separated by ends are Karen and Andy A, with Colin having a lot of ground to make up in the second half of the season.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Traffic Alert

As from Monday 21st, there will be no access to the rink from Corstorphine Road for the rest of the season.  Access will be from the west end of Riversdale Crescent only.

Come January, the road bridge into the rink will then be closed and access will be via the Saughtonhall Bridge only i.e. the one into the rugby overflow car park.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Swan Trophy

Congratulations and well played to our two teams that took on Penicuik on Thursday.  Both our teams secured decisive victories and will now play Midcalder in the semi-final on 6th January 2017.

Points 2016

As predicted last year Lindsey Nicoll was the player to beat, not just in the Ladies but she also captured the Overall too, humbling some of our finest, including her brother and father.  Lindsey if only the second Lady to take the Overall having been beaten to that particular record by Kath Dun in 2010.
Lindsey amassed 37 points from 9 routines and took her win by a margin of four clear points from Vice President James Logan and Andy Aberdein who shared second place on 33.
Fourth place with 29 points went to Sandy Nicoll who was well below his usual score due, perhaps, to him playing for the first time with new shoes! Father Morgan had no such excuse for scoring one less than Sandy and could only secure third place in the Nicoll family.
With a slightly smaller field than usual, the pace of play was fast, with nine exercises completed. Due to the absence of the defending champion, President John, elected to play first and had a dismal start and couldn't get it together again, finishing with what he claimed was his second-ever poorest Points score of only 20  (Editors correction - Lowest Haddington score since 2010 John !).

Although the scoring wasn't high, six players had full scores in one or more exercises.
As always, it was a sociable and competitive competition which rewarded the better players and reminded the rest that they had a way to go to match or beat the best.


Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Wingate at 1/3 Distance

After the first two games, we saw all four teams on one win and one loss.  The final game of the first round saw big wins for Teams Kerr and Munro.  This leaves the current holder, Dave Munro, level on wins and ends with Willie Kerr.  Dave however takes the top spot as a result of having scored 1 more shot.
There is still barely a water biscuit between all the teams with two rounds still to play.