The Second Points Competition was held on Tuesday evening (19 Feb). Nine members entered the contest for the medal and another opportunity to test their skills against the current ice. In starting order of play, the participants were Iain Scott, Dave Anderson, Ronnie Hope, Ken Hunter, Craig Brown, Keith Morris, Jim Cowper, David Gillespie, and John Jacobs.
The ice was somewhat different in that we were on sheets 3 & 4, with Oxenfoord also playing Points alongside us on sheets 1 & 2. At the close of play Keith Morris emerged as the winner on 36 points, narrowly beating Ken Hunter in second place (35 pts), followed then by a chasing pack of Craig Brown, Ronnie Hope, and John Jacobs all on 32 pts. It was a very enjoyable evening, and afterwards we adjourned to the bar to take refreshments and engage in a good old natter.
As to the details of the event, 6 members managed to score at all eight of the disciples played, these were Craig Brown, Jim Cowper, Ronnie Hope, Ken Hunter, John Jacobs, and Keith Morris. The top scorers in each discipline were as follows;
Striking Dave Anderson, Craig Brown, & Ronnie Hope, (8)
Inwicking Iain Scott (5)
Drawing Dave Anderson & Ken Hunter (5)
Guarding Keith Morris (6)
Chap & Lie Ronnie Hope & Ken Hunter (5)
Wick & Curl In Jim Cowper (5)
Raising Ronnie Hope (6)
Chipping the Winner Dave Anderson (7)
Points is a great way to learn and to gain more experience about how to play the ice we have. The Intermediate Points Competition is on Wednesday 27 February.