Having just held our Closing Bonspiel that’s it for another season. Congratulations to the recent winners of The Clachan Cup – skipped by Alan Brunger and consisting of Andy Kinninmonth, Anne Ewing, Sheila Steel. The winners of the Closing Bonspiel were John Steel (Skip), Chris Bilsland, Anne Lochhead, Jo Cunningham.
We’re now looking ahead and if you wish to Curl with us next season then please use this link to complete your details. A full explanation of the competitions are within Competitions and Results, Competitions from the menu at the top of the screen.
As usual, this was a competitive atmosphere and everyone played well. The result does not reflect the level of playing, sadly 14 to the Gents and 1 to the ladies. Every end was close with the Gents Skip placing 1 or 2 stones to steal most of the ends. At least the ladies achieved 1 end!! No photo available – I don’t think the expressions would have made for a cheery picture.
Happy New Year to everyone! Hopefully we will get back to enjoy some more curling in the second half of this season. We will keep an eye on any developments in Government restrictions in relation to Covid and let you know the latest guidelines.
A little late in posting this, our Congratulations go to Archie Glenn and his team of Sheila Steel, Les Goodfellow and Andy Kinninmonth on winning our Christmas Challenge 2021. Unfortunately Archie was unable to stay for the presentation. This photo was taken at our dinner after the game at the Springkerse View where everyone enjoyed a festive feast.
Congratulations to Andy Kinninmonth and his team of John Steel, Alan Brunger and Sheila Steel for winning the trophy this year. They played Derek Young’s team in the final to clinch victory following some very intense and competitive play. We all had a great day out at Greenacres Curling Rink where we thoroughly enjoyed the food and convivial company as much as the curling.
Four teams competed in some intense games of pairs but it was John Steel and Chris Bilsland who were the overall winners of our annual Pairs Competition. Janet Simpson and Anne Ewing were runners-up. As we couldn’t leave the Presidents to award themselves, Janet stood in and presented our new trophy to the worthy winners. Our huge thanks to Andy Kinninmonth who spent his “lockdown” crafting this beautiful trophy.
Congratulations to Andy Kinninmonth and his team comprising Janet Simpson, Alan Brunger and Anne Lochhead for winning the 2021 League Cup. There were slightly fewer numbers curling this year so the League has finished earlier than usual. The 2nd place went to Chris Bilsland and her team of Elsbeth Goodfellow, Sheila Steel and Bill Cunningham. Last, but not least, was John Steel’s team of Helen Watson, Anne Ewing and Jim Bilsland. Our next club games include the Pairs Competition, Christmas Challenge, the Jimmy Bilsland at Greenacres, with the Clachan Cup commencing in the New Year.
It may be hot and sunny outside, but our curling season starts next month. Yes, in August curling in Stirling starts with a “Bounceback” week, which also incorporates the annual Doune Rosebowl competition. Drymen CC has one team entered into the afternoon session of the Doune Rosebowl. The rest of this week is designed to encourage curlers back onto the ice, with a variety of sessions including funspiels and coach assisted practice sessions. If you are interested in joining any of the Stirling Curling Group organised events, click on the link below.
It is with great sadness that the Club wishes to inform members of the passing of George Gibb. George was a loyal member of Drymen Curling Club for many years. Our thoughts and sympathies go out to his wife Margaret.
We are making plans for Curling to re-start in September. To help with our planning we need to know how many of our members would like to play. Please note – you must complete this form once for each member wishing to join for the current year. You have the option to let us know which position you wish to play in for both the League and Clachan Cup competitions. If you just wish to be in the Pool then please type that in to the preferred playing position field.