Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Frame Salver and AGM 2018

The team of Robert Boyd, Ronnie Peat, Jennifer Mutter and Francis McCrossin had an 11 shots to 4 victory and won last night's Frame Salver.

Thanks go to Bella Kennedy and Jennifer Mutter for stepping in as last minute substitutes.  We're delighted that Bella enjoyed herself so much she's becoming a Gangrel next season.

Frame Salver Winners - Ronnie, Robert  and Francis (with help from Jennifer Mutter)

After our meal from the excellent Limekiln Caterers, we proceeded with the AGM.

Minutes of the meeting, with office bearers' reports will be published in due course but the main points were:

Office Bearers

Hon. President   Jim Lyburn
President            Peter Kennedy
Vice President    Richard Morrison
Past President    Ernest Mutter

Secretary            Peter Galloway
Treasurer            Ronnie Wilson
Match Secretary Ken Ross

Committee         Anne Hay, David Gray, Jimmy Niblock and Robert Charters

Representative to RCCC                     Robert Boyd
Representative to Eglinton Jug            Jim Lyburn


Ronnie Wilson proposed that they remain at existing levels and this was agreed.

Skips for next Season

Peter Kennedy, Richard Morrison, David Gray, Jimmy Niblock, Robert Charters and Steel McFadzean.

Presentation of Prizes

Fraser Cup Winners
Robert Boyd, Bob Cherry, Anne Hay and Peter Galloway
Presidents Cup Winners
Euan Lawrence, Ronnie Wilson, George Hay and Peter Reynolds

Kirkbride Rosebowl Winners
Richard Morrison, David Hope, Jim Dunlop and Jimmy Niblock

Drew Duncan Quaich Winners
Richard Morrison, David Hope, Jim Dunlop and Jimmy Niblock

Pairs Winners
Ken Ross and Ronnie Wilson
Points Winner - David Hope
Sportsman's Award - Richard Morrison

Monday, March 12, 2018

Ronnie Wilson and Ken Ross win Pairs

Eight teams played for the annual Pairs Competition this afternoon.The knockout format soon whittled them down to four, with Jimmy Begg and Peter Galloway playing Bob Cherry in one semi final and Ronnie Wilson and Ken Ross playing Euan Lawrence and Francis McCrossin in the other.

Jimmy and Peter scored 5 shots in the first two ends and and these proved decisive, while Ronnie and Ken progressed in a closer game.
Pairs Winners 2018

The final went to the last stone and the winning rink was Ronnie Wilson and Ken Ross with a score of 4-1.

Pairs Runners Up 2018

Semi Finalists 20

Semi Finalists 2018

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Points Competition Results

Congratulations to David Hope, who won this year's Points Competition with 24 points, on tricky ice.

Joint second, two points back, were David Gray and Ronnie Peat, while Francis McCrossin and Jimmy Begg were one further point behind on 21.

Congratulations also to Peter Galloway on a well organised evening and  a big thanks to all our scorers.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Kirkbride Rosebowl Final

Having let his trusty lieutenant Jimmy Niblock guide his team though the early rounds of the Kirkbride Rosebowl, Richard Morrison returned to lead them to victory over Robert Boyd's team.

After 5 ends the Morrison team lead by three shots to two, but scores of two and then three at ends 6 and 7 secured the win.

Congratulations to Richard, Robert Charters, David Gray and Bill Inglis on a great performance.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kirkbride Rosebowl Semi Final Result

Jimmy Niblock skipped Richard Morrison's rink to a 10 shots to 4 victory over Peter Reynolds team last night.

They now face Robert Boyd's team in the final next Monday at 6.00 pm.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Annual Match v Tarbolton

The Wilkie Trophy is awarded annually for the game between Gangrels and Tarbolton. Over the 15 or so years that the game has been played, Tarbolton have featured far more regularly in the engraved winners than Gangrels, so it's great to report that this year the Gangrels won.

Our team of Ernest Mutter, Peter Galloway, David Hope and Jimmy Niblock had a very close game, losing a two at the last end to finish down by 6 shots to 5.

The other team of Ronnie Peat, Robert Boyd, David Gray and Willie Scott had an equally close game.  However, they managed to score 4 shots, in a well controlled last end, to finish winners by 9 shots to 5.

The Highest Up rink with the Wilkie Trophy

Monday, February 12, 2018

Kirkbride Rosebowl

A busy night for Gangrels, with the preliminary round of the Province Knockout competition being played at the same time as the first round games in the Kirkbride Rosebowl.

I huge thank you to all those who assisted by filling in where team members were required to play against Crosshill - unfortunately this problem will not arise in future because we were up against a strong team and finished a clear second.

In the Kirkbride, Robert Boyd finished 9 shots up and claimed the direct route to the final on 26th February.

The two semi finalists will be the teams skipped by Richard Morrison and Peter Reynolds.

The draw is here.