On Saturday 9th December, Chartered Surveyors, Merchiston, Watsonians and Penicuik curling clubs met to compete for the Hamish Tait Trophy. Hamish was a much admired member of all four clubs and was a great ambassador for curling.
This year we reduced the players to one team per club, this ensured that all teams consisted of their own members.
Each team played two ends against the other three teams, and Merchiston took an early lead and were 6-0 up after 3 ends. However, they were pulled back over the last three ends.
The final results were Chartered Surveyors +3, Merchiston +2, Penicuik evens and Watsonians -5. So, congratulations to Chartered Surveyors on winning the trophy (winning with all their own players for the first time!).
After the game we had a nice meal in excellent company. We were joined by Lachie McLean, who gave an excellent curlers toast in his normal robust manner.