On Thursday evening (17 Dec), ten members turned out for the last fixture before the festive break. The event was played out in a grand atmosphere of mutual support with participants eager to learn from the shots played by colleagues and to garner any information that could be passed on. Time passed quickly as our ranks were marshalled by orders from Ronnie Hope, taking on a sergeant-major’s roll (his next booking is as Goldilocks! at the ECC Christmas Bonspiel).
Eight disciplines were completed, and the contest remained pretty even until the seven discipline (Raising). Ken Hunter took the medal with 44 points, Walter Brown was in second place (37 pts), and Dave Anderson and Ronnie Hope tied for third place (33 pts). There was a good standard of play overall which was reflected in a relatively high average score of 28.5 on the night. David Gillespie made his debut and set a good opening benchmark for the future.