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Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Dinner and Photos

Happy Summer:-
It finally seems to have arrived.
It also marks the halfway point of my Presidency !
I have now added three new albums to the Flickr photofeed they are:-
Friendship Kettle 2017
Bonspiel 2017 and
Dinner 2017 (look I know it was 2018 but it was season 17/18 - hence 2017 !!)

You can get to the individual albums by clicking on them !

or you can check out our whole photo archive HERE

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Annual Dinner and Prizegiving

The annual dinner and prizegiving will be held at the Longniddry Inn on Friday 20th April 2018, 7 for 7.30pm.

President v Vice President Mon 19-3-18

The Presidents teams for this vital game are as follows:-
1.   Graeme, Lindsey, Sheena, Justyna
2.   Sandy, John G, Cathy, Pauline

The Vice President's rinks will be selected from :-
Pam, Morgan, Dale, Rosie, Dave W, Stanley S, Stuart and Karen.

The game will be immediately followed by (hopefully a VERY short AGM) and supper.

Leagues - Final Positions

The last shots game of the season was between Mike's Rink and Morgan's Squad.  Morgan, hoping to capitalise on Mikes absence needed a 'decent' win to overtake Sandy for the final steak pies of the season.  Team Wood, led by David Wyllie, with new recruits Adam and Alsadair for the entire competition was not in the mood to suffer another defeat like in his first game against Sandy. Following a 'good' win against John (geddit?) he was hoping to maintain his form.  Hopes were strengthened when he added Graeme (Sandy's third) to assist.
The game was unlike a proper shots game, in as much as it was low scoring, which benefited team Wood (Wyllie).  Dave scored excellent singles against potentially large scores to frustrate Morgan and lead to questions being asked if Graeme was playing for Mike (Dave) or for Sandy.  The answer, of course, Graeme was playing for the pie!
With the final stone, Morgan failed to upgrade his 2 into a 3, which would have earned him a peel, so the final score was 5 - 4 to Dave Wyllie.
Due to his first round defeat Dave finishes the shots competition in last place, however he can take heart, If this had been a regular competition, he would have finished second to Sandy (on ends) .
So Congratulations go to Sandy, Graeme, John N and Sheena for securing the Shots Competition.

The loss in this final game means that Sandy and Morgan finish top of the Peter Allen Shield competition on six wins each.  Team Nicoll Snr. however secure the Shield with a 5 end margine.
Congratulations to Morgan, Dale, Pam and Rosie.

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Shots Competition - progress

Team Nicoll Junior inflicted a huge 14 - 1 win against a very under strength Mike Wood team to take a strangle hold on the shots trophy.  With one game to go Sandy now has a 13 shot advantage over his father.  The final games will see Morgan pitted against Mike (who is still sidelined) and Sandy against John Good's team.
Meanwhile in the Peter Allen Shield race, the table is topped by both Nicoll teams tied on 6 wins.  Team Nicoll senior leads the race with the advantage of having won four more ends than 'junior'.  Sandy needs a big win over John win take the shield and even then has to hope that his father will falter against Team Wood.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Thirds Competition

Congratulations to Team Maguire Consisting of Rosie, Daniel and John Good who scored the necessary number of ends to lift the Thirds Trophy.  The team managed to restrict their one defeat, against Dale , to a narrow loss and to inflict two double digit wins to secure the title.  Graeme expressed thanks to his team because, as he admitted, he wasn't playing well.
And now on to the Shots Competition and a resumption between the father/son Nicoll battle for the Peter Allen Shield.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

EL Bonspiel 2018

A slightly smaller field of 10 teams were mustered at Murrayfield for the annual bonspiel which was held in the usual good spirits.  Despite a 'blue light' injury to Pam Clark, Vice-President of Aberlady during the first game (She was released from hospital that night and hopes to be back on the ice with her new scalp staples next week!) the first round was keenly contested.  The defending champions, Haddington 1, started off with a peel against the remnants of the Aberlady team but it was Haddington 2 that went into pole position with a score of +5.

l-r  Richard Taylor, Ali Harvey, Willie Kerr, Dave Munro (skip)
After a break for soup and sandwiches, they took to the ice with the top billed match being the two leaders, Haddington 2 and Athelstaneford 1 (on a score of +4).  Haddington got off to a great start and looked 'nailed in' for the overall win until in the final end the wheels came off the bus and Athelstaneford bounced back with a 4. This was still not enough to derail Haddington 2.
We therefore issue our congratulations to Haddington 2 and, over post match drinks, watched President Dave Munro present himself and his team the ELCO Cup and associated silverware.
Congratulations are also due to Yester 1 who came in 3 shots behind for second place and an extremely creditable third place went to the 3 man Aberlady team, of Morgan & Sandy Nicoll, John Good and Pam Clark, who were a further 1 shot behind.