The competition was as close as it could be with Walter and Pres. Jim peeled as they headed into the final discipline. Walter was on the hack first to Raise and finished up with a commendable 4 points from his last four stones. The pressure was on Jim, but he secured the 5 points to win with his last stone. Our congratulations to the Pres. and our commiserations to the Hon. Pres. Ken and Dave Anderson shared third place. We should also note how well our less experienced members, including Alex Moir and Iain Scott, faired in the competition; particularly when compared with two of our Past Presidents who shall remain nameless (J.C. and yours truly!!). For those of you who have not experienced a Points Competition, we would urge you to give it a try next season. The only person you have to beat is yourself, and it’s great fun.
As we approach the end of the season, competition for the Kettle and the Quaich is as close as it has been for many years, with only 2 points separating the top four rinks in the Kettle, and 2 points separating the top four rinks in the Quaich. With only two games to go, the Hunter rink has a narrow l point lead in the principle Club competition following a couple of poor results from the Brown boys and girls, but Ken also stumbled at his last outing against Reg. Are the nerves beginning to show? Could the Hunter – Brown penultimate match give the Lambie rink, the dark horses, the chance to sneak up at the post? Or will the Anderson rink overcome a rejuvenated McCall outfit tonight to stay in the running?
The Quaich is also up for grabs, although Jean is in pole position. Her final game against the Ballantyne rink will be crucial, but Dave is well behind in shots and ends, and a win for Jean over Martin Hobbs’ rink on 5th March might be enough to secure the title.
It’s all very exciting!