Next Events/Fixtures

  • EL Pairs - Sat 9-12-17 @ 11.30am
  • Rennie - Fri 15-12-17 @ 7.30pm
  • EL Province KO v Yester - Sat 16-12-17 @ 11.30am
  • Wingate - Tue 19-12-17 @ 5.30pm
  • Site Updated 7-12-17

Monday, 11 December 2017

East Lothian Province Pairs

Dave Munro holds up the Doo'cot Trophy
On keen and swinging ice, the 1st round of the Province Pairs developed into 4 very closely contested games. The games were played over 4 ends and after the 3rd end was completed Haddington held a slim 2-1 advantage over Doocot. However at the end of the next end Doocot (after a draw shot challenge) successfully made it through to the high road and Haddington was relegated to the Low Road. 
In the high road semi finals Haddington edged out Markle and proceeded to the final.
The low road final took place first and East Linton, skipped by Paul Neison with Emma Hood leading, took a single point at the 1st end but Haddington took the following 2 ends scoring 3 then 2 to lead 5-1 going down the 4th and last end. Although East Linton managed to score 2, the victory and the Doocot Trophy was won by Haddington pair Dave Munro (skip) and Colin Baird by a final result of 5-3.
 The High Road was between the father & son pairing of Balfour and Sandy Stewart for Yester and Frank Ross and Katherine Golding for Athelstaneford. This proved to be a really intense event but in the end Frank and Katherine successfully defended their title.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Wingate at 2/3rds distance

Last night saw the teams completing their second leg of the triple round robin league.
Dave Munro our leader was stuck in traffic on the M8 while his deputy (my name will not be mentioned to protect the guilty) steered his team into a 6 - 1 losing position against Sandy.  Unfortunately for Sandy, Dave turned up in the middle of the fourth end and proceeded to win that and every successive end to pull back to an unexpected 6 - 6 draw. (I am not sure if I am relieved or annoyed at the embarrassment).  This was the first peeled game of the competition.
Meanwhile, on paper, another close tussle was being fought out between Elinor (standing in for James L) and Willie (the man with the two tone shoes).  This game resulted in our second peeled game of the competition with a score of 4 - 4. Although Mr Kerr was overheard to say that he probably did not deserve the point !
So two peeled games leave Dave still out in front although Willie and Sandy could still catch him by winning ALL their remaining games AND by dramatically increasing their winning ends.  In the relegation battle, Willie, Sandy and James L are all within 2 points (one win)  and 2 ends of each other.  So it looks like Dave is odds on to get his hat trick but the only thin that is certain is that he cannot be relegated and James Logan cannot now win this year.

Meanwhile in the Rennie, approaching the half way point, an important victory for Rowena lifts her team up from last place to third, which improves the prospects of the youngsters for this season, but there is still a long way to go in this competition yet.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Edinburgh Area Bonspiel

Due to reasons that we wont go into here, East Lothian were unable to defend the Black Bull Trophy.
However a fun 'Draw Shot' Competition was added and this was dominated by one of the East Lothian Teams.  This team was made up by Morgan Nicoll (representing Aberlady) and Colin Baird, Sandy Nicoll (Haddington) John Shedden, Shelagh Main (Athelstaneford), Ian Donald (East Linton) and Ken Burchell (Doo'cot).  Sandy was also the ONLY player to 'cover the hole' (although faither was not far behind
Well done and enjoy your drinks.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Rennie Update

For Karen Munro's team the half way point was reached by securing their first win.  This was well deserved as ALL members of their team played the game slightly better than the previously undefeated Nicoll Snr. team.  The overall score of 12 - 6 did not however reflect the game (but I would say that, wouldn't I?)
The other teams still have a way to go to reach the half way point but Andy Aberdein came away from a very 'loud' game against James Pate with an 8 - 4 win.  This game came down to the last stone.
This leaves Team Aberdein as our only undefeated Rennie team and he now has a two win (and healthy end) margin over Morgan and Colin, although they have a game in hand.  Their next game, against each other could be decisive.
At the other end of the table, Team Munro Jnr's win lifts them off the bottom of the table and puts them above Rowena and below James Pate, all on one win a piece.  Rowena however has two games in hand and James has one to alter this before half term.

Young v Old

Having last taken this well fought over title for the last time in 2014 the youngsters, led by Karen Munro, were out for blood.  Supported by Lindsey McConnell, Alistair Harvey and Douglas Pate they got off to a flying start with a 3 in the first and after holding James Logan's Oldies to a single took another 2 in the third.  The score was therefore 5 - 1 after three ends.
It was this point where either the wheels started coming off the Karen's bus or James successfully galvanised his team of Elinor Logan, Hugh Broad and David Wyllie because it was all one way traffic (to keep the motoring metaphor going).
Congratulations to the Oldies for once again retaining the title with a final score of 8 - 5.

It should be added that there is an extra note on the scorecard in Karen's handwriting that 'We played better !!'    - Maybe Karen but it is the result that counts !

RCCC District Medal

This year the RCCC threw up as our 'random' draw - Aberlady.  This seemed less random than a derby match.  Our team pool was considerably shortened by some of OUR players/committee playing for the opposition.  Our team consisting of Dave Munro, John Good, Andy Aberdein and (oops sorry !)  simply outplayed our East Lothian brethren.
The win of a 3 in the first end resulted in our team being able to settle, while Aberlady were never able to settle into the game.  We scored consistently and it wasn't until the fifth end that Aberlady got on the score board (and that wasn't due to the generosity of the Haddington team).
The final score was 8 - 2, so congratulations to our boys and girls for their well deserved victory.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Young v Old AND District Medal news

Reports to follow but for those that dont know.

Yay - the resurgence of the OLDIES and

Yay - Haddington beat (severely) Aberlady in their derby RCCC District Medal Game