© Scottish Curling / Tom Brydone
Thursday, 8 March 2018
|A happy Andy Aberdein|
The other postponed game between Colin Baird's team and Team Pate was abandoned as no-one felt it necessary to turn up at 9.30pm for a game without significance. The result has been indicated as a peel.
Friday, 2 March 2018
WARNING - Murrayfield is officially closed until 2.30 today BUT there has been no snow clearance in the car park and 'flood walls' have acted as snow fences. The condition crossing the bridge is unknown and the skating rink is closed all day.
I suspect that our 5.30 game may be cancelled but will try and update later.
Saturday, 24 February 2018
In the last nights games, a member of Morgan's rink (OK it was me) was heard to say that there are nights when you lose but feel that you have played ok, this was NOT one of those nights. All four players were definitely sub-par in their 8 - 3 loss to Karen's rink. Karen, although finishing bottom has taken a win and a peel from her last two games and both of these were against the two title contenders. Our other young team led by Rowena was also winning last night with an 8 - 6 score against Colin's rink. Rowena is also finished her campaign and will finish in third place.
The various teams are now neatly back into the positions that they occupied back in December at the half way point.
Andy now leads Morgan by 1 point, so the winner of next weeks sudden death game, will be the champion. (A peel would also seal the deal for Andy). Andy's last result was a peel against the bottom of the table team, while Morgan's team comes into the crunch game off the back of defeats to both the 'young' teams.
Saturday, 27 January 2018
In the semi-finals we secured two relatively comfortable wins against Corstorphine to qualify for an early lunch andslot in the final. Meanwhile Penicuik were taking Currie and Balerno to the wire. In the end C&B had just enough juice to squeeze through.
Despite our best efforts to rush them back onto the ice, they took their time recovering before heading onto the ice for a very cagey final. After two ends the aggregate scores were tied at 1 - 1, with two (deliberately) blanked ends. The scores ebbed and flowed however in the second last end a superb draw and tap back from Robin Copland secured a big score of 4 and the result was beyond rescue. (Although a fall back in the last end denied Willie a 4). For the record the final aggregate score was 16 - 6 but this does not come close to describing the run of play.
So, Congratulations again to Willie Kerr, Sandy Nicoll, Graeme Maguire, Shelagh Main and to Morgan Nicoll, James Pate, John Good and Andy Aberdein who ALL made C&B have to fight for their win.
The last time we competed in the final was 2013 when we came up short against Corstorphine.
Sunday, 21 January 2018
A slightly smaller field of 10 teams were mustered at Murrayfield for the annual bonspiel which was held in the usual good spirits. Despite a 'blue light' injury to Pam Clark, Vice-President of Aberlady during the first game (She was released from hospital that night and hopes to be back on the ice with her new scalp staples next week!) the first round was keenly contested. The defending champions, Haddington 1, started off with a peel against the remnants of the Aberlady team but it was Haddington 2 that went into pole position with a score of +5.
|l-r Richard Taylor, Ali Harvey, Willie Kerr, Dave Munro (skip)|
We therefore issue our congratulations to Haddington 2 and, over post match drinks, watched President Dave Munro present himself and his team the ELCO Cup and associated silverware.
Congratulations are also due to Yester 1 who came in 3 shots behind for second place and an extremely creditable third place went to the 3 man Aberlady team, who were a further 1 shot behind.