The traditional challenge match against West Linton took place on the evening of Thursday 3rd February and it was great to meet up with old friends again after missing the event last season.
Penicuik’s first rink of Dave Carr, Roger Scott, Craig Brown and Margaret Carr were up against worthy opponents skipped by Chris McDonald, whilst Jim Ramsay lead his team of Liz Anderson, Jean Noble and Ronnie Hope against another strong rink skipped by John Dykes.
Competition was fierce, and after three ends both games were level at 5-5, and 2-2 respectively. Play continued to ebb and flow with some big end scores in Dave’s game, and the score once again level at 5-5 in Jim’s match with the last end left to play. The outcome was far from certain but Penicuik came out eventual winners with final scores of 9-7 for Dave’s rink and 7-5 for Jim’s.
As always, both matches were played in the best spirit of friendly rivalry, and after retiring to the club rooms for a drink and chat, Chris presented the West Linton Challenge Trophy to Dave who graciously accepted it on behalf of all the Penicuik players. Jean thanked Mairi McDonald, Secretary, and the West Linton players for their kind invitation and said how much we had enjoyed the game and would look forward to playing again next season.
Report by Jean Noble