SIAE Friendly Match

Report by David Cunningham, Secretary of SIAE

“Following an idea at our AGM, SIAE invited DAFS and Penicuik to take part in social games on Sunday 17th November.  They are two of our closest competitors and friends, with our origins at the Bush Estate, near Penicuik, and the links within agriculture.  We often play them in the Province League, Bonspiel and King George IV Trophy – but not this particular season!

DAFS was represented by David Lindsay, Graham Thomson, Jill Gillard and Catriona Graham.  Dave Anderson, Keith Morris, Liz Anderson and Elaine Lambie played for Penicuik.  SIAE put together two rinks (Steven Thomson, Mike Veitch, Graeme Muir and Morna Findlay; David Cunningham, Chris Parry, Maureen McCulloch and John Elcock), with the former starting against Penicuik and the latter against DAFS.  After four ends, our teams swapped sheets, so that we could play our other guests.  Good fun, good banter and even some good curling!

We kept score for the sake of it and it’s fair to say that Penicuik scored the most (and conceded the fewest) shots over the seven ends.  Nobody cared too much about that as we retired to the bar.  Many thanks to all the curlers who represented their clubs – long may the social side of our sport continue.”