The second points competition of the season took place on Wenesday 25 February. Circumstances meant that one or two regular participants were not able to attend. Six members tested their skills on ice that was a little more challenging than usual (Sheet 7). The low number of participants had the advantage that 9 disciplines were completed. As the event progressed, it was nip and tuck between John Jacobs and Ken Hunter at the top of the leader board. A good return in the final discipline, ‘Drawing through the Port’, earned Ken the medal.
Leading scorers on the night were Ken Hunter (48), John Jacobs (44), and Dave Anderson (36). All of those who played enjoyed a large measure of success in one or more of the disciplines, reflected in good scores across the board.
Update from Dave Anderson, Team captain.
The result of our latest Province league game (Div III) was Penicuik 14 (7) – Chartered Surveyors 0 (0). The rink was skipped by Murray Hope with me at 3, John Jacobs at 2 and Iain Scott at lead. That maintains our position at the top of the league (equal on points with Stewarts/Melville, but with more ends) with one game to play.
Our previous game was against Holyrood, whom we beat by 9 shots to 3 and 5 ends to 2. The team was skipped by Murray Hope with me at 3, Iain Scott at 2, and John Jacobs at lead.
Midlothian played Ayrshire in the Waldie Griffith inter-province competition at Murrayfield on Monday 9 February at 3.00pm. Penicuik provided one of four teams representing Midlothian in the fixture.
Overall, Midlothian won the match by 2 shots. In their game, Penicuik beat Troon by 4 shots. The Penicuik team was Walter Brown, Dave Anderson, Keith Morris, and John Jacobs.
The annual team points match against Merchiston took place on Sunday 8 February at 6.00pm. The match involved eight players from each club. The Penicuik team is as follows;
Dave Anderson, Walter Brown, Jim Cowper, Ken Hunter, John Jacobs, Keith Morris, Jim Ramsay, and Roger Scott.
Penicuik won the match with a score of 118 points against Merchiston’s total of 107 points. The highest scorers for Penicuik were Dave Anderson (22), Walter Brown (19), and Ken Hunter (18). Top scorers for Merchiston were Ron Eadie (18), Ross Angus (15), and three players were tied on 14 points.