Opening Bonspiel 2017-18

Members gathered at Murrayfield Curling Rink on Sunday 24 September to start the season with the traditional bonspiel.  Most were eager to get on to the ice to acclimatize once more to the demands of curling.  Six teams entered the fray, playing a series of one end games against other teams.  Mr Cowper (reserve) took up a generous offer from the Vice-President and played a couple of ends (no doubt very well) in her place.  Obviously everyone kept the games going to schedule despite the requirement to continually change sheet, so much so that seven ends were completed with ease.

Afterwards, participants and other members gathered in the ECC bar/dining room for a  refreshment, and to share a pleasant meal together.  Vice-President Liz thanked members for supporting this first event of the new season, and went on to thank the ice staff and the catering staff for their work.  She then called on the Secretary to announce the results of the afternoon’s play;  the Foundation team for the day was Team Jacobs, with John supported by Linda Hunter, Ian Neil, and Jan Stuart.  The winning team, by a good margin, was Team Anderson, with Pter Occleston, Kirsten Mauchline, and Vic Ramage providing support to Dave.

Photographs on Competition Page