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Thursday, 21 August 2014

2014-15 Teams and Fixtures

The skips have now had their 'meeting' and the rinks selected for the new season.
All rinks, fixtures etc can be found on the 'Fixtures' tab.

We are delighted to welcome John Playfair and Lorna Shaw as new members.  Both have some previous experience and Lorna has played in the Young v Old games (much to the regret of the oldies, who were well beaten last season) for the last couple of years.
We are also pleased to welcome back to the 'playing roster' Drew Bain, who will be sharing a rink place with John Playfair, Kath Dun, Keith Stuart, Colin Hood and his new wife Pat.

Our Syllabus should be printed and issued with the welcome pack sometime next week.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Season 14 - 15

The new season is getting ever closer, provided that if this weather continues, the Murrayfield plant can cope.
We are now awaiting a meeting of the skips, when the rinks will be selected, however, if you want a taste of what is to come, we have updated our Fixture List with the dates for the new season.  Please note that these dates are provisional and may be subject to change.
Dates and draws, where known, are also on the Fixtures tab.

Summer Kurling

On the 17th of June the Commonwealth Baton passed through Haddington.  As part of the celebrations (which were attended by almost 3000 people) we were asked to put on a display of New Age Kurling in the Corn Exchange.  Thanks to the help received from John and Muriel Good, Simon and Rebecca Kesley, Sheena and Karen Munro, Graeme and Gill,  we produced an excellent display of equipment and photos and gave hundreds of local children their first taste of Curling (or more technically Kurling).  The afternoon was declared a huge success and we were thanked by the organising committee for providing a very popular event.
It was also a fun day for the helpers but in our opinion 'roller curling' will never replace the real thing !
More photos of the event can be found on our Flickr Photostream.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Summer Bowling

The Players
A triumphant return of our Summer Bowling saw 16 competitors and 4 'interested' spectators turn up at Gifford bowling club.  The sun shone and the midges were well tempered while teams were drawn.
Someone must have let on to Master and Miss Dun that there were two prizes on offer this year, a first and last prize because they conspired to win both of them with Kath and Gordon some place in between.
Once again the junior section represented this time by Angus Dun and Lorna Nicoll scooped first prize with a score of +10, while Megan and Maxine Kinnaird scooped up the other prize with a somewhat lower score.
The Spectator Gallery
The players had fun and the spectators knew how to do it better and just had a drink and chat in the evening sun prior to all enjoying the plentiful supply of sandwiched, laid on by the bowling club.
Thanks to everyone that helped.
As usual, more photos are available on out Flickr Page

Summer

Summer has arrived and the nights are starting, only just, to draw in.
With this in mind the preparations for next season are well underway and all my systems need updated, including the website, which I will endeavour to do over the next few days.
Andy McD back to back wins, with Simon, Richard and James
First up:-
The Annual Dinner and Prizegiving.
Again, it was a successful night with a 'foreign guest' and Robin Copland delivering an interesting and witty speech.  More photos can be found on our FlickR Photostream.  Just click HERE and select Dinner 2013/14 Album or go to the link top right of the blog.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Wingate Won


Congratulations to Andy McDiarmid who retained the title.  This is the first time that this has been
successfully defended for nearly 20 years and only the sixth time since the war.  The last skip to defend their crown was Peter Rennie in 1994/95 and 1995/96.
It has been noted that no-one has achieved the hat-trick, yet.............  no pressure Andy !
Andy and his regular team of James Pate, Simon Kesley and Richard Taylor dominated this years competition and had it won with games still in hand.  They were also the only team to remain undefeated throughout the season although he did peel three games, one against each of the other skips!
The target is on your back for next year Andy.

Monday, 17 February 2014

President v Vice 2014

Congratulations to Simon Kesley, very much supported by Dave Munro for winning the Presidents Cup, for the first time as the President.  Simon and his Depute won both games, although in very different styles.
Simon was embroiled in a battle with the Vice President John R Good and took the lead for the first time in the final end.
On the adjacent sheet, Dave and his three person team team of Kath and Dave Wyllie, administered a severe beating to his opposition, including taking five consecutive ends.  This also involved two steals of five shots.  With the game well and truly won they relented and let the opposition catch up with a four in the final end.