Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Points Night

An enjoyable and closely fought Points Competition was won by Euan Lawrence, who finished on 28 points for 7 of the disciplines played.  Euan was one point ahead of Bob Cherry and Ronnie Peat, who you may remember were tied in first place last year.

Thanks go to our stalwart scorers, Peter Reynolds, Ken Ross, David Gray and Bob Cherry, and to our Secretary Peter Galloway, and congratulations to Euan.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Fraser Cup - Halfway stage

After five games Peter Kennedy's team is still leading the way, having had a 10 shots to 1 victory over Steel McFadzean tonight.

Jimmy Niblock is in second place.  His team won the last four ends to win by 6 shots to 3 against Jim Dunlop, skipping the Charters rink.

David Gray had been joint top last week but was beaten by Richard Morrison's team, skipped tonight by David Hope. The Gray rink is in third place.  Catch up with the full table by clicking here.

Please remember that next Monday is our Points competition. Play is split into two sections, one at 5.00 pm and one at 6.00 pm.

Here is the draw:

First Round:
J. Begg
R. Boyd
B. Cherry
 5.00 pm
R. Charters
P. Galloway
D. Gray

G. Hay
D. Hope
Scorers: K. Ross & P. Reynolds
Second Round:
E.  Lawrence
F. McCrossin
J. Niblock
 6.00 pm
R. Peat
P. Reynolds
K. Ross

R. Wilson
E. Mutter
Scorers: B.Cherry & D. Gray

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Fraser Cup Week 4

There were three close games in this week's Fraser Cup.  Top position is taken by Peter Kennedy's team who held on at the last end to only lose a two and win the game against Jim Dunlop by 8 shots to 7.  The two crocks, Peters Kennedy and Galloway ( I don't often get a chance to call people that in print - only a joke!) were ably replaced by subs Bella Kennedy and Jim Nelson.

Second place in the league, also with 6 points, is the David Gray rink , who scored three shots at the last end to beat Steel McFadzean by 10 shots to 5.

Jimmy Niblock's team didn't start too well against Richard Morrison, losing the first three ends by 5 shots.  A three at the third started the fight back and the second half of the game went the Niblock way, eventually winning by 7 shots to 5.

The league table is here.

And I hope the two Peters are back on the ice soon!

Monday, October 22, 2018

Fraser Cup Latest

Wins for Steel McFadzean, Peter Kennedy and Robert Charters tonight mean that everybody has won at least one game and everybody has lost at least one game.  In other words, it's still quite close.

Jim Dunlop is skipping the Charters team and leads the table on 14 ends, followed by the Kennedy and Gray rinks. All have 4 points.

The teams on 2 points are Jimmy Niblock, Richard Morrison and Steel McFadzean.

The table is here.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Fraser Cup - Week 2

David Gray and his team had a 6-2 win over Peter Kennedy's team to take an early lead in this year's competition.  They are the only team to have won both their opening games.

There are four teams on two points, Robert Charters, Jimmy Niblock, Peter Kennedy and Richard Morrison.  Jimmy Niblock built an early four shot lead and just held on to beat Steel McFadzean by 6-5.

In the other game David Hope (skipping for Richard Morrison) came back from four shots down to beat Jim Dunlop (skipping for Robert Charters) by 6-5.

The table is here.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Presidents to the fore!

It was always going to be risky putting Gillian MacDonald and Peter Kennedy in the same team in the annual game with Beresford Ladies. However, they seemed to gel.

Along with Jimmy Begg and  Helen Roberts they started with  4 shots at the first end and never looked back, eventually winning by 10 shots to 6 against Richard Morrison's rink.

Rena Bain skipped her rink to a 7-5 victory over Jim Dunlop, while Euan Lawrence's team beat Ronnie Peat's by one shot.

An enjoyable occasion, as always, with dinner and chat afterwards.  (Apologies for the poor picture quality).

Monday, October 8, 2018

First Games in Fraser Cup

Our new season got underway at 5.00 tonight with the first games in the Fraser Cup.

Our Honorary President, Jim Lyburn, threw an excellent first stone to start the games.  It was so good that he's been asked to sub next Monday.  Great to have you back playing, Jim.

Rushing straight to the top of the league was Robert Charters team.  Ably skipped by Jim Dunlop, they raced to an 8-0 lead, before Steel McFadzean managed to score three shots at the last.

President Peter Kennedy was part of an exceptionally close game against Richard Morrison. Richard scored 3 at the first end and 2 at the last, but in the ends between these, Peter scored six shots.

Also getting off to a winning start was David Gray's team, who took a single shot at the last to beat Jimmy Niblock by 8 shots to 7.

The league table is here.

Last Friday, Gangrels held a social event, a dinner for members and partners, at the Horizon Hotel. It was a great success, with 25 attendees. The food was first class and the evening seems to have been enjoyed by all. Congratulations for Peter Kennedy, the committee and particularly for  our Secretary, Peter Galloway, for a first class event.