Opening Bonspiel 2019-20

The first stones of the Penicuik Curling Club season were delivered at the Opening Bonspiel on 22nd September and it was a great turnout with a total of 30 enthusiastic curlers taking part, 6 teams of 4 and 2 teams of 3.

The round-robin single end games were played in the best of spirit and had been well organised by Vice President Iain Scott.

It is fair to say that the new ice was very keen and this, combined with the new curling stones, took a lot of players by surprise with very few stones remaining in the house for the first end.

However normal service was soon resumed and, despite some close games, after 6 ends we had a clear winner with a score of +9 in Jim Ramsay’s team of Jim, Jim Cowper, Elaine Lambie and Jan Stuart.

At the bottom end unfortunately was Ronnie Hope’s team of Ronnie, John Jacobs, Alex Moir and Craig Brown with a score of -7.

Many thanks to caterers Paul and his team for the excellent meal which was enjoyed by all before the traditional Vote of Thanks given by President Liz who then went on to present the prizes.

We are also very grateful to Ian Neil for his generous sponsorship of the event. It was a great start to our season and thanks to all who took part.

Jean Noble