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Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Pairs Results 15/16

The full results for the Pairs competition have now been added to the 'Results' page.

Rennie Winner 15/16

Congratulations to Andy McDiarmid, who in his absence scored the curcial win against the Kesley
team to make victory assured, with one game still in hand.
Andy's team, led on the night by his third, Willie Kerr, James Logan (sub), Sandy Nicoll and John Playfair took a comfortable 10 - 3 win over Simon, Graeme, Hugh and Frances (sub) on very 'tricky' ice over on sheet 7.  While there were errors on both sides, Simon and Graeme never really got to grips with the challenge that the ice and opposition presented, thus halting their run of results.

On the other sheet John Good and Andy Aberdein had a game of two halves.  John won the first four ends and went into the fifth with a 5 - 0 lead.  Andy was to deny John and more shots and took the final three ends to leave the ice with a well earned 5 - 5 draw.

These results leave Andy McDiarmid as our winner and John Good heading for relegation.  Simon still leads Andy Aberdein by 1 point so the runner up slot is still up for grabs.

Monday, 8 February 2016

RCCC District Medal

Well done to our team of Graeme Maguire, Karen Munro, John Good and Simon Kesley, who on a rain lashed Saturday night went up to Kinross (not Kelso) to win our District Medal Game against Forret.
We knew from the first end that it would be a needle game when drawing against a three, Graeme made the four foot only to have the opposition insist on a measure (which we won).  All the ends went for a single with one steal to each side other than the fourth end when we took a big four.  The final score was 7 - 3.

A huge thanks to Simon who was called up at 5.30 for a game at Kinross at 8.20.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

President v Vice President

James Logan
The annual President v Vice President games were played last night it it was good to see Keith Stuart and Charles Young back on the ice for the first time this season.
Although the two games were heading in very different directions, after the fourth end James Logan's teams had an aggregate lead of 1 shot (the individual scores being 0 - 6 and 6 - 1).  Luck was definitely not going with the president and it wasnt until the sixth end that he managed to 'get Granny onto the bus'.  By this point, however, it looked like the only way he was going to get his name on the trophy was if the Secretary got the engraving instructions muddled up (again).
The final result showed a win to James Logan, the Vice President aided by Dave Munro by an aggregate score of  13 - 8 over John Good and James Pate.  (The individual scores being 1 - 8 and 7 - 5).  This is the first time that James has won this trophy since 1997/98.
The game was followed by an enjoyable dinner at the rink.

Saturday, 30 January 2016

EL Bonspiel

Congratulations to our team who came a valiant SECOND to the Aberlady team headed by Sandy and supported by Karen and John Good.  (Could we claim this as our Haddington III team ?)  Well done to the young winners....... and John !

Friday, 29 January 2016

Wingate Final

Dave Munro must have been in confident mood for his teams title deciding game against the in-form Kerr Rink.  So confident that he turned up late (the last time he did that he was 7 - 0 down before he stepped on ice thanks to yours truly !). Fortunately, and despite the sledging, this time he inherited a 2 - 0 lead.

The game was a tight and slightly nervous affair with constant glances to see what was going on on the next sheet. Four of the seven ends played ended with steals, however Dave went into the last end, with the hammer and a lead of two shots.  A chance to Hit for Home (as opposed to Guard for Home - but that's another story) Another winning end and James Logan's chances of the title were gone.

Congratulations to Dave for winning back to back Rennie/Wingate titles a feat that he managed in 2011/2012, the only other time that he has taken the crown.  (NB to do that he was relegated in between titles, but maybe that was only so he could do the double again.)

Dave has been assisted - and sometimes hindered - during the season by Graeme Maguire, Colin Baird and Stephen Dyer.

Pairs Competition

Lindsey & Shelagh
Well done and thanks to Andy Aberdein for successfully running the event  on the day.  All reports say that it was a hugely enjoyable day and well run throughout.  If we can't persuade Andy to become the new Secretary (situation still vacant), he at least has a job running the Pairs next year.

Team (S)andy
The High Road final was contested, largely by the ladies with some family rivalry between L (Lindsey) Nicoll and L (Lorna) Nicoll being thrown  into the mix for added fun.  Lindsey was aided in a successful raid on the title by Shelagh Main, while Lorna and James Pate came up just short.  So congratulations to the ladies, who by all accounts played extremely well, hardly putting a foot wrong.  All bodes well for next seasons East Lothian Pairs !

Meanwhile, bonspiel organiser Andy Aberdein, took some time out to pair up with the other Nicoll (Sandy) to walk off with the Low Road.

Scores will be added to the results page when they are received.