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Final of Knock-Out Competition

For the second year running Team Ramsay met Team Scott in the final of the Knock-out Competition played on 3rd December.

Team Ramsay got off to a great start taking a 3 at the first end, before Team Scott countered with a 2 at the next.  Jim’s rink won the next two ends with first a single  then another 3 to lead 7-2 after the fourth end.

However Team Scott were not beaten yet and rallied to take a 4, then another 4 in the fifth and sixth ends,  then a 2 in the final end to win 12-7. A high scoring match worthy of the Final.

Many congratulations to the winning team of Iain Scott, Robert Beaton, Alex Moir (sub for Tom Griffin) and Alicia Neil. Commiserations to Jim Ramsay and his team of Ken Hunter, Christine Hope and Ian Neil.

Report by Jean Noble.

Knock Out Semi Finals

Sunday evening saw the Semi-Finals of the Knock-out Competition.

Team Ramsay had progressed to the Semi after winning their Quarter Final match against Team Lambie 9-3, and were now drawn against Team Anderson for the first Semi.   Dave Carr’s Team had also won their game against Team Hope 9-2 in the other Quarter Final match, and were now drawn against Team Scott for the Semi.

Jim’s rink got off to a great start against Dave A’s rink  winning a four in the first end, then scoring a 2 and then a 3 in the next two ends to consolidate his position. Despite winning a single shot in the fifth end Dave’s rink were unable to make up lost ground and Jim’s rink, of Ken Hunter Christine Hope and Ian Neil, marched into the Final winning by a hefty margin.

In the other Semi Final match, Dave Carr’s rink took the first three ends by a single shot before Iain Scott’s rink responded to win the next three ends again by a single shot. All square then 3-3 going into the final end. This was a very closely contested match which  Iain’s rink, of John Jacobs (sub) Tom Griffin and Alicia Neil, eventually won 4-3 to reach the Final. 

So, Team Ramsay will meet Team Scott in the Knock-out Final to be played on Tuesday 3rd December at 7.30pm. 



Club Challenge 2019-20

”Report on Challenge Match – 13th November 2019

Andrew Lambie
Keith Morris
Robert Beaton
Martin Hobbs
Jim Ramsay
Dave Anderson
Ken Hunter
Ronnie Hope
Result : Andrew Lambie’s team won 7/3
Andrew reported that Martin and Robert played very well while Keith, who had a sore ankle, was in  the head but played third stones.
The score was 1-1 after the second end then Andrew’s rink scored a 4 at the third end then the teams exchanged single shots in the next 4 ends.”
Report written by Andrew Lambie, 16th November 


Mid-bonspiel Saturday 16 February 2019

We had a full complement of 24 for the mid-bonspiel. As with tradition, the ladies skipped. There were an ideal number of 12 women and 12 men.
This was a fun afternoon and was enjoyed by all who took part. Ends 1 and 2 were skipped by each selected skip. Ends 3 and 4 were skipped by the lady selected at number 2. Ends 5 and 6 were again skipped by nominated skip but the gentleman playing at number 3 changed with the gentleman playing at lead. A final twist came in end 6 when a secret envelope was opened and extra points were awarded to stones in the chosen ring.Congratulations to Liz Anderson and her rink, Reg Dunbar, Linda McKay and David
Gillespie. Liz won with a convincing +10.
Thanks again to sponsors Jim and Margaret Cowper and to Carol Fleming for sorting
out the prizes.

Rink Championship Semi-final

Penicuik met Gogar Park on Saturday morning (19 Jan) to contest a place in the Murrayfield qualifier final.  The Penicuik team was Andrew Lambie, Dave Anderson, Jim Ramsay, and Ken Hunter.

First blood went to Penicuik with a nice three in the first end.  Gogar responded with a three, then stole a single.  Andrew’s team were not firing on all cylinders, and Gogar took another three, and then a single.  Andrew drew a shot in to take a single in the sixth end to make the score 8-4 in favour of Gogar Park.  On the day, our opponents played more consistently than we did, so good luck to them in the final, and the national playoffs at Forfar in early March.

Social Fixtures

Penicuik hosted games with DAFS CC and Partick CC on Friday evening (18 Jan).


Friday 18th of February was the third challenge between our two clubs.  This year it was a home game for us.  A friendly game, Iain Scott, Liz Anderson, Pam and Jim Ramsay rotated position every two ends as did our new friends  Robbie, Duncan, Geoff and May from Partick.

End 1 was taken against ‘The Hammer’ with a single.  End 2, we were on the board with a two.  End 3 with Iain in the head, we thought we were on for a 4 or 5 until Duncan drew in to cut us to a one.  End 4 saw us gain a further 2  after our Skip guarded well.  Liz took over as Skip in the 5th end where we lost a 2.  We still don’t know what Liz was up to half way through the 6th end.  She and Geoff decided to inspect the base of one of the stones in play, in the house.  When play resumed, we were able to claim a three.  End 7 and the last end, Pamela was able to claim a 3 after Partick managed to clear their stones from the house.

Despite the 2 – 11 score, we are sure that the Partick team enjoyed their time with us.

Jim Ramsay

Penicuik V DAFS

Jim Cowper, Roger Scott, Ronnie Hope and Dave Anderson stepped up to the hack for a social game against the DAFS rink of Graham Thomson, Alan McDonald, Jill Gillard and Catriona Graham

Penicuik started well with a creditable 3 in the first end and were looking good to steal a good score in the second until, having failed to provide a good guard, DAFS skip Graham played a good hit and roll for a single.  Penicuik increased their lead with a 2 in the third but with DAFS front end now finding their weight, the 4th end went their way with an excellent 3 and a steal of a single in the 5th brought the scores level. The 6th end saw Penicuik finding their way again with a single and we managed to protect a single in the last end to secure a 7 -5 shot victory.

Shot of the game was and angled take out by Roger which he played superbly well despite being told by his team mates that it might be above his capability.  It was noted that Penicuik front end had a combined age of around 160 years. There’s life in the old dogs yet.

Our thanks to Graham and his team for joining us in a game played in the best of spirits. All involved enjoyed the evening.

Dave Anderson

Merchiston 1816 Fixture

The Annual “Merchiston 1816” match to celebrate the first match between Merchiston and Penicuik took place on Friday 11th January.

Penicuik were represented by Keith Morris, Iain Scott, Dave Carr and Reg Dunbar, and Merchiston by Chris, Morrison, Jon Addinall, John Wood and David Miller.

The ice was fast and very swingy, making calling on strikes very tricky.  Penicuik got the pace of the ice sooner, and built up a steady lead. Chris Morrison was repeatedly asked to play tricky saving shots which didn’t quite come off.  So, Penicuik went into the last end with a comfortable 7-2 lead. Merchiston’s early stones were all taken away but they managed to score with their last 3 stones.  An ambitious double take out by Keith just drew too much, allowing Chris to draw with the last stone for a three to make the final score 7-5.

After the game, we went upstairs for the usual pleasant chat and refreshments.

Dave Carr