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Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Ice Times for Province Competitions

The Province has now received confirmation of their ice allocation for the next season from Murrayfield as follows:
Province KO First Round: Sunday 22nd November at 15.00hrs.
Province Pairs: Saturday 5th December Play off at 12.45hrs
                                                                      Finals at 15.00hrs
Province KO First Round: 12th December at 12.45hrs
Province KO Semi Finals: 10th January 2021 at 14.30hrs
                                Finals:                                   at 16.45hrs
Province Bonspiel: 15th January 2021 First Play off 3 sheets at 11.45hrs
                                                                    First Play off 2 sheets at 12.15hrs
                                                                    Second Play off 3 sheets at 14.30hrs
                                                                    Second Play off 2 sheets at 15.00hrs.
                                                                    Presentation of prizes for all competitions.
The draw for each of the competitions will take place at the Province Zoom meeting on 30th September at 7.00pm.
We have submitted an application to take part in the Waldie Griffith Province competition but await notification of the draw from RCCC.
We will make a decision on the Border's Challenge at the next meeting.
The Edinburgh Area Bonspiel is usually the first Friday in December (4th) but we wait confirmation of this event.

Monday, 7 September 2020

Season Preparation 2020-2021

 Firstly, The delayed AGM will now take place on 30th September 2020 @ 7pm.  It will be held via Zoom.

Could all attendees please ensure that John Trotter has an up to date email address that joining instructions can be sent.


COVID

This will turn out to be an interesting season. Please note that all clubs are required to have a Covid officer appointed.  Their main job is to be the primary point of contact in the event of an outbreak. More information, including a short e-course can be found on the Sport Scotland Website.

Each club should also prepare a Risk Assessment.  If any club is having difficulties or doesnt know where to start, contact Graeme Maguire (07990 545 792) for help.

Murrayfield have produced an excellent Return to Curling Document which can be found on their website, or HERE.  This covers all the protocols for using their facilities, including individuals/clubs and their responsibilities for keeping everyone safe.

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

CV-19 and the AGM

As should be obvious the AGM has been 'postponed'.
Please see the letter below for information from our President:-

Dear members,
We are swimming in uncharted waters at the present moment but I do hope you are all well and keeping safe.
Our AGM was originally scheduled for Wednesday 20
th May in Haddington but as time goes by it is looking more and more unlikely with the restrictions placed on us by COVID-19 now and in the foreseeable future.
I have consulted with the Province elected officials and we are agreed that we need to postpone the AGM until such time as the situation clears and we are able to hold meetings again. We could of course hold a virtual meeting over the internet but as nothing is desparately urgent and I know many of you have been unable to hold your own meetings we will hold out until nearer the start of the season if we can. With this in mind I propose that until such time as we are able to hold the AGM all elected officials will continue in their present position.
Whilst we do not know the timing of requests for ice from Murrayfield we need to be ready to book our ice allocation; with this in mind could you please indicate to our Secretary John
your entry as a club to the following competitions.
Province Knockout: maximum 1 team per club.
Province Pairs: maximum 1 team per club.
Province Bonspiel: maximum of 2 teams per club.
Competitions such as the Edinburgh Area Bonspiel, Border's Challenge and the Waldie Griffith will be arranged separately unless you as a club indicate otherwise.
As winners of the Province Knockout in season 2019-2020 I will be asking Haddington Curling Club if they would be willing to represent East Lothian Province at the Scottish Curling Province Championships at Greenacres on 6th-8th November 2020.
Can you please indicate
by the end of April your club's intention to enter the Province internal competitions listed above along with the number of rinks.
In the meantime I wish you and your families well in the hope that we can get back to some normality sooner rather than later.
With best wishes.

Ian Donald
President 2019-2020

Saturday, 1 February 2020

Waldie Griffiths - Current Teams and arrangements

The last match we have is the Waldie Griffith Trophy to be held on Saturday 15th February at 10am at Murrayfield against Dumbartonshire Province.
Rinks are:
Rink 1: Morgan Nicoll (Skip), Michael Wood, John Good, John Niven.
Rink 2: Frank Ross (Skip), Shelagh Main, Ian Donald, Roy Black.
Rink 3: James Logan (Skip), Willie Kerr, Graeme Maguire, Andy Aberdein.
Rink 4: Balfour Stewart (Skip), Sandy Stewart, Douglas Scott, John Scott.
Reserve: Frances Donald.
The cost is £23 each which includes the ice and a Soup/sandwich lunch after.
Skips please collect the appropriate money and hand to me.
As our Secretary is in the Southern Hemisphere just now any communication should be with me please.
I wish you all good curling.
Regards Ian

AGM Notification

Due to an error, the notification has been updated and can be found by clicking here

Thursday, 30 January 2020

The Chanty Comes Home

Our 4 teams clashed with the Borders Province for the battle over the Beverley Bowl aka The Chanty.  Borders Province, on home territory were looking to make it a hat trick of wins.  Our teams made a good start but the Borders made a stern fight back, taking a 4 in the final end of the final game.  Ultimately, they came up just short with the final tally of 23 - 22 in favour of East Lothian.
Ian Donald collected the trophy after a fine carvery meal.

Sunday, 19 January 2020

Bonspiel 2019/2020

Congratulations to Haddington who performed admirably to finish First AND Third in the Bonspiel.
Haddington 1 took a sizeable lead from the first round and added another good win in the second round to produce a score of +17.  Meanwhile the defending champions Johnny Shedden's Athelstaneford 1 had a middle ranked win in round one and then punished their opposition by taking the second game by the largest margin of the day, to end up 2 shots behind on +15.
These two teams were the far ahead of the pack, which was headed by Haddington 2 on a score of  +3.
Congratulations again to Haddington 1's team of Dave Munro, Willie Kerr, Elinor Logan and Colin Baird
Full results are on the Fixtures, Draws & Results tab above.