Next Events/Fixtures

  • Rennie - SUN 23-10-16 @ 3.45pm
  • Skins Challenge - Mon 24-10-16 @ 5.30pm
  • Presidents Drinks - Sat 29-10-16 @ 7.30pm
  • Wingate - Wed 2-11-16 @ 5.30
  • Results Updated 20-10-16

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Province Draws

The Draw for all the Province Competitions has now been made and can be seen in full on the Fixtures Tab.

Our matches stack up as follows:-
Knock Out  (J Pate, A Aberdein, S Nicoll, E Logan)
Saturday 17th Dec at 11.30  v  Markle

Pairs ( S Main & L J Nicoll)
Saturday 10th Dec from 11.30 v Doo'cot

Bonspiel ( D Munro, M Nicoll, A McDiarmid, E Logan and
                  J Logan, J Pate, A Aberdein, C Baird)
Friday 20th January 2017 from 12.05 v Yester 1 and Dirleton

Names put forward for external competitions are:-
NB. Rinks will be selected by the Province Committee and not all nominated players will necessarily play)
Borders Challenge (C Baird, E Logan, J Pate, J Good)
Wednesday 16th November at 2.30pm - Kelso

Waldie Griffith (S Main, A Aberdein, M Nicoll, D Wyllie)
Wednesday 8th February 2017 at 2.30 - Murrayfield v Forth & Endrick

Area 5 (Edinburgh) Bonspiel (S Nicoll, G Maguire)
Friday 2nd December at 12.05pm

Wingate 2016/17 is launched

After a long wait, the Wingate for this season has had its opening skirmishes.
In the first bout Willie took on Dave in what looked to be a heavyweight match.  Willie took out some of his frustration from the weekends Rink Championship defeat to take an early lead.  Dave however doggedly plugged away at the gap but Willie's team managed their slim lead through to take a 6 - 3 victory.
Meanwhile, James Logan took on Simon Kesley in a high scoring game that included some superb shots (and the occasional stinker).  Going into the final end the game was all square and the end was a very nervy affair with a large amount of granite built up in front of the house.  This left James with an awkward hit and roll for the game, regrettably (For the Logan Squad) this proved to be another 'loose' shot which allowed Simon's team to take an 11 - 8 victory and lead the league.

RCCC Rink Championships

This competition is always a difficult one, so we went into the first round, against Corstorphine with a strong rink, headed by the might of Willie and Rowena Kerr.  Unfortunately due to some summer 'rust' they were unable to prevail.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Opening Bonspiel 2016

Now that we have got the season started it is obviously to catch up and play the Opening Bonspiel.

Firstly thanks to Shelagh for all her hard work to ensure that there were 16 players on the ice (Remember, it is your responsibility, if you cannot play, to find a sub and to tell your skip)

James Logan with a strong team of Colin Baird, Rowena Kerr and Helen Walker, must have thought that by playing quickly and getting 8 ends in that a score of 11 - 3, would have him in the winners enclosure.  This was to ignore what was going on on the adjacent sheet though.

This saw a father/ son clash (not the usual Nicoll affair) of Jack and Willie Kerr.  Willie and his team were obviously showing signs of summer rust because Jack, along with Super Sec Shelagh Main, Elinor Logan and Richard Taylor romp through the game and secure a winning 12 - 3 victory.  This was good enough to claim the Bonspiel by a single shot.  Congratulations.

The game was followed by a supper.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Rennie Quaich 2016/17 is Go

The first games in the new format Rennie commenced last night.  The introduction of the two 'youthful' teams into the competition made for an interesting opening night.  Both Karen's and Sandy's teams were looking to make an early mark and started off well with Karen taking a one against Andy Aberdein's team and Sandy taking a four from James Pate's team (led by Andy McDiarmid).  The old-er guys and gals however looked to endurance and came back strongly.
With two big ends under his belt Andy Aberdein's rink ran out nine to five winners while Sandy after his great start was pegged slowly back by the other Andy, ending the night with a peeled game at seven all.
While the table will show Karen in fourth place, on wins, however,  if the results were taken on ends her team would top the rankings with four.
It looks like it will be an interesting and tight season.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Supper Nights & Fixtures Updates


Following the issue of the Syllabus, we have found it necessary to change the nights for the Wingate and the Rennie Supper Nights

There will be club supper nights at the ice rink following the following games:-
13-10-16 Thu - Opening Bonspiel (as per syllabus)
23-11-16 Wed - Rennie Competition  - Rinks A, B, C & D
9-1-17 Mon - Pres v Vice (as per syllabus)
26-1-17 Thu - Wingate Competition - Final Game - Rinks 1, 2, 3, & 4

As usual we would encourage all the players and anyone else that wishes to come along for an informal supper consisting of a main course followed by cakes and coffee after these games.

The draw for the Swan has now been made and we have been drawn against Penicuik.

The full draw for the Swan and the changes to the supper nights have been included on the 'Fixtures' tab.