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Thursday, 20 December 2018

Knockout - Round 1b

The second Knockout games see Athelstaneford and Yester go forward into the Semi Finals where they join Haddington and East Linton.

Thursday, 13 December 2018

The 'Chanty' Challenge - EL v Borders

It was a close run contest on the new ice at Murrayfield this year with both provinces winning two games (and losing two games).  The scores on ice saw a two shot leading margin for East Lothian BUT we were given a 2 shot penalty for having a player arrive late.  The final adjusted scores saw East Lothian 27, Borders 27.
The Borders retain the trophy for another year.

NB Last year East Lothian was penalised for being one player short, which also had a bearing on the destination of the trophy.  ALL clubs should ensure that their players turn up in plenty of time and to allow for traffic.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Province Pairs

A big congratulations to the East Linton team of Robin Aitken and Paul Nelson who beat the Haddington Team of Dave Munro and James Pate in the High Road Final.
The Low Road, this year was won by Dirleton who beat Yester.

Edinburgh (Area 5) Bonspiel

Congratulations, but no cigar, to our East Lothian Team.  We were edged out into second place this year by Midlothian who finished with a score of +10 shots.  Thanks to a high scoring win in the last game by James Logan and his rink, East Lothian finished 2 shots behind on +8 shots.

Below is a report from Calder:-

Edinburgh Area Bonspiel 2018

This was held on its traditional date of the first Friday in December 2018.
Two rinks from each of our three Provinces, Midlothian, East Lothian and Peeblesshire joined battle with two rinks representing RCCC/ScottishCurling for possession of the coveted "Black Bull" trophy.
The RCCC/ScottishCurling rinks were unable to repeat their success of 2017, and Midlothian carried off the trophy. Basil Baird's rink was best placed individual team, with an overall score of +11 shots. 
As well as the main event, there was a separate "fun" draw shot competition, also won by Midlothian, emphasising their superior strength on the day. As with last year, the standard of drawing was ..... umm.... variable, with only 3 out of 32 stones thrown biting the button.


Monday, 26 November 2018

Knockout - Round 1a

The first Knockout games see wins for Haddington and East Linton.
The scores were
Haddington 12 - Aberlady 5
East Linton 9 - Dirleton 7

For the updated draw see the Draws/Fixtures tab above

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Waldie Griffiths

East Lothian were pitched against Lanarkshire in their Waldie tie.  This was always going to be a tough match with two strong Provinces.  The net result was going to be that neither team would win by enough to make taking the cup a possibility.  This did indeed prove to be the case.
Of the four EL Teams, we achieved one very good win, two extremely close games and unfortunately one big loss.  The overall aggregates saw EL slip to a two shot defeat over the four games.
I am pleased to report that all the games (that I could see from my rink) seemed to have been conducted in good humour which was continued in the bar and at the meal.
We may not have won the cup this year but the brother (and sister) hood of curling was again the winner.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Teams / Fixtures

All the competition draws have now taken place and can be found on the Fixtures tab.
In addition the committee has been busy and the teams listed for ALL our external competitions.  These are also listed on the Fixtures tab.
It looks like East Lothian will be in for a very busy December.
Good luck to all our clubs and representatives.