West Linton Challenge

Chris presenting Trophy to Iain after Penicuik win West Linton Challenge

This long standing friendly fixture involving two rinks from each Club was held on Friday 10th January.

Jim Ramsay skipped a team of Margaret Carr, Kirsty McWilliam and Jean Noble who played against Alister Lambie, Alison Cockburn, Derek Hall and Anne Lambie.  In the first end, West Linton were counting 5 in the head before Jim played a wonderful last stone to limit the deficit to 1. Penicuik lost another 2 at the 2nd end before returning with a 4 at the 3rd. West Linton came back winning with a 3 at the 4th end before Penicuik pulled away in the last three ends with a 4, a 1, and a further 4  to win their match 13-6.

Andrew Lambie’s rink of Iain Scott, Elaine Lambie and Frank Duffy played against Chris and Mairi McDonald,  Eric Leslie and Lesley Glidden. This match looked to be heading in West Linton’s favour when they were leading 5-1 after 4 ends. However, Penicuik rallied in the last three ends when they took a 1, then a 2 then a further single thus peeling the match.

The competition was played in the best of spirits with the combined scores resulting in a win for Penicuik. The teams retired to the Clubroom for the traditional post match drinks and chats, before Chris presented Iain with the Trophy. A very sociable and pleasant evening’s curling.

Jean Noble