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Monday, 29 February 2016

Waldie Griffith - A Presidents Review

A good afternoons curling was enjoyed by all I believe with a fairly evenly balanced result, scores as follows....
 
Rink 1 Bill Gray, Balfour Stewart, Douglas Scott and Walter Scott won 13-5 vs Duns rink
Rink 2 Sandy Nicoll, John Good, Ian Donald and Stephen Dyer lost 8-7 vs Kelso rink (good rink with Graeme Baxter and Stuart Craig in their ranks, Sandy was 3 up playing last and lost a 4! He wasn’t happy with himself but had played really well till that point.)
Rink 3 Me, Frank Ross, John Trotter and George Fairley won 8-7 vs Earlston rink
Rink 4 Ken Burchell, Graeme Maguire, Frances Donald and David Affleck lost 6-3 vs Border Ladies
 
To save you any mental arithmetic the overall scores were 31-26 for East Lothian, a lead of 5 shots which gives us an average of 1.25 ( I reckon well short of a winning average!)
 
Lovely hospitality from Borders with most staying for tea afterwards so despite not being in the running this year it has been a good event.
 
Dave

Friday, 26 February 2016

Waldie Griffiths Trophy

Well done to our valiant rinks headed by Bill Gray, Ken Burchell, Sandy Nicoll and Dave Munro who vanquished Borders Province in their home lair to avenge our defeat in the 'Chanty Challenge' earlier in the season.  The games were all played in excellent spirit and many of them were finely balanced, with comfortable leads (and losses) quickly eroded (fortunately in the case of the losses).  The final result saw the East Lothian Province with a total of 5 shots up.
Unfortunately this is not nearly enough to return the trophy to our safe keeping, so it looks like we will have to try again next year.

Monday, 22 February 2016

Rink Championships - Qualifiers

One advantage of having a Province that plays at more than one curling rink is that every so often we can be represented by more than one team at the Rink Championships Finals.
Congratulations to Yester, who qualified out of Kelso and to Athelstaneford who won the finals at Murrayfield Yesterday.

Monday, 8 February 2016

The Waldie Teams - revealed

Our Province match in the Waldie Griffith looks a familiar affair, having been drawn against our rivals in the 'Chanty', the Borders.  We will be looking for our luck to change as we travel to Kelso for the second time this year to do battle.  The games will take place on Thursday 25th February 2016 at 2.30pm and will be followed by a supper.
 The teams will be as follows:-
1. Bill Gray, Balfour Stewart, Douglas Scott and Walter Scott.
2. Ken Burchill, Graeme Maguire, David Affleck and Frances Donald.
3. Sandy Nicoll, John Good, Ian Donald and Stephen Dyer.
4. Dave Munro, Frank Ross, John Trotter and George Fairley.
Reserves -  Roy Black and Bob Makin.

Good Luck.

Scottish Masters Champion


Robin & Yvonne
Hearty congratulations to Yvonne Aitken  who, skipped by Maggie Scott and aided by Margaret White and Fiona Rutherford won the National Masters Championships at the weekend.
They won all but one of their games in the group stages to qualify for the Semi-final.  At one stage they were 5 - 1 down but rallied to earn a Final place against last years champions.  The final was a tight affair and after six ends they were one shot down, however a good four in the penultimate end enabled them to run the former champions out of stones.
After a brief curling career of  twelve years Yvonne has managed to accumulate four championship medals, three in the Scottish Mixed and now one in the Scottish Masters.

Having read Robin's report, I can confirm that he is much calmer on the ice than when watching his wife.

Monday, 1 February 2016

USA Tour 2017

USA Tour 2017

Once again, East Lothian players will be represented in a Scottish Men’s Tour. John Good, Callum Harvey and Frank Ross will set off for in January 2017 proudly carrying the Scotland flag and looking forward to three gruelling weeks taking in 30 games of curling.   They look forward to meeting up with some of the USA players they played against in Scotland in 2012, as well as making new curling friends.
The Herries Maxwell trophy will go the winner for the best results over the Tour.   Scotland has only a fairly narrow lead in ‘wins’ since the trophy was first presented in 1952 so, East Lothian expects ……. !

East Lothian Bonspiel 2015/16

EL Bonspiel 2015/16

EL bonspiel 15-16 winners
Congratulations to Aberlady who won our 2015/16 bonspiel.
The team was led by Sandy Nicoll who follows in his fathers and grand fathers footsteps in winning this tournament.
He was supported by Karen Munro, John Good and Dale Callander.
Haddington were edged out into second place.