Around the rinks

Kirriemuir Curling Club

The LEAGUE game between Malcolm Nicoll and Ewan Cameron was at five shots each, going into the seventh end.

Ewan secured a double at the seventh so led 7-5 with the eighth and final end to play. Ewan perhaps relaxed too early for Malcolm scored a three at the eighth to take the game and two well earned league points.

Last week the Forfar Challenge did not go Kirrie’s way against Forfar. It was a close game but, in the end Kirrie lost by two shots.

The annual Points Match took place on Wednesday past. The club had a record attendance of 21 members. Various skills were tested and Ewan Cameron retained the Trophy scoring 20 points.

Dave Urquhart and Angus Redford tied for second place, which obliged them to play a tie break. Dave won by drawing the pot lid a little more accurately than Angus. Therefore, Dave took the runner-up trophy and Angus was placed third.

The ‘handicap’ cup was won by John Stewart who put in a fine performance, particularly when it is his first season. President Malcolm presented the trophies.

The organisers were thanked for running such an efficient event and the members for their support.

Russell Hamilton, Bill Keillor, Gordon Elliot and Dave Lyons did not play their best curling against Suttieside 1 in the Agricar League last Thursday. The Kirrie rink lost 10-3.

Gordon Elliott had a good day on Saturday past, in the Grant Trophy. Gordon’s rink of Ewan Cameron Mike Downie and Dave Congreve met Fordon and commanded the game from the start building up a 9-1 lead after the first four ends.

Ewan Cameron gets a special mention for squeezing a stone through the narrowest of gaps to gain three at the seventh end. Kirrie won 12-6

Kirrie was due to play Civil Service for the Gordon Wright Trophy last Saturday but it had to be cancelled due to the inclement weather.

Suttieside Curling Club

THE NEW Year saw the start of the main competition in the second part of the season – the Bonnyman Shield, this year contested by eight teams in a round robin format.

The first round saw wins for teams skipped by Andy Cooper, David Shephard, Ian Young and Lynda Kemp.

Andy romped home by eight shots against dad Frank, subbing for Dorothy Robson, the final score being helped by a six at one end. David scored one better, beating Ann Kellie’s team by nine shots.

In the battle between two Ians, Young (subbing for Craig Anderson) got the better of Kellie by five shots. Finally, Lynda got off to a winning start by a margin of three shots over Ian Taylor’s team.

In the Russell Cup, John Shearer, with Nan Hamilton, Jan Brown and Alex Hutchison maintained their 100 per cent record with a 10-shot win over Anne Cant, with Arron Duncan, Jane Shearer and Katherine Sim. Lorna Anderson, with Brian Kelly, Aileen MacKenzie and Marion Shephard bounced back from a narrow defeat in their opening game with a seven-shot win over Jenny McGlynn, Flora Dargie, Joyce Anderson and Colin Webster.

In the pairs, it couldn’t be tighter at the top with four combinations - Craig Anderson/Aileen Mackenzie, Lorna Anderson/Brian Kelly, Lynda Kemp/Colin Webster and David Shephard/Jane Shearer – level with three wins out of four.

In the first round of the Callander Trophy, the Suttieside rink of David Shephard, Lorna Anderson, Arron Duncan and Nicki Orr peeled 7-7 with Balruddery but progressed on ends up.

The annual friendly between Suttieside and Angus Glens finished one game each, but Suttieside had a convincing six-shot overall win thanks to an impressive performance by Bob Railton, with Ann Kellie, Barry Eggleton and Jane Shearer.

Finally, in the Agricar League, Suttieside 1 overcame Fothringham by 7-6 then went down to Kirriemuir by seven shots. Suttieside 2 also lost to Kirriemuir, by two shots.

This week sees the two Suttieside teams meeting in what is always a closely-contested game.

Kirriemuir Ladies

LAST Monday evening Sandi Buchan, Isobel Keillor, Maggie Orr (sub for Jenny Arbuckle) and Eileen Cramond took part in the Angus Challenge playing a team from Suttieside.

They lost the first end but won the next four and were in the lead 7-2. A four then a single to Suttieside brought the score to 7-7. However, Suttieside won the next two ends and go through to the next round.

On Tuesday two more games were played in the League. Wilma Phillips, Isobel Keillor, Catherine Smith and Jean Henderson met Janet Carmichael, Irene Mackie, Eileen Cramond and Moira Estill. After five ends the teams were equal on 6-6. The score was 7-7 going in to the last end but a two to Janet in the eighth gave her a win.

Marnie Ewart, Ruth Baynes, Frances Martin and Eva Bell (sub for Katherine Cran) played Sandi Buchan, Wilma McGibbon,Betty Whytock and Morag Burns. Sandi started well and was 5-0 ahead after two ends. Marnie scored a three then Sandi a four - score 9-3 to Sandi.

They won alternate ends for the last four ends finishing with the good win of 13-6 for Sandi.

Forfar Curling Centre

THE LATEST Forfar Curling Centre results were as follows: Super League Division 1 – G. Christie 10, S. Reid 0; I. Young 6, Ad White 9; F. Russell 3, G. Craik 9; S. Robertson 2, M. Ferguson 6.

Super League Division 2 – M. Young 5, Team ACT 7; D. Shephard 6, C. Crosby 9; G. Mather 2, D. Wilson 9.

Angus Challenge – Kirriemuir Ladies 7, Suttieside 10.

Angus Province – Forfar Challenge – Kirriemuir Ladies 6, Angus Glens 6; Forfar Ladies 4, Glamis 8; Forfar 9, Kirriemuir 8; Fothringham 13, Suttieside 2.

Agricar League – Forfar 3, Aberlemno 4; Suttieside I 10, Kirriemuir 3; Pitkerro 3, Braeknowe 9; Fothringham 15, Forfar Ladies 2; Rattray 7, Evenie Water 8; Lundie & A’House 6, FYC 8; Monifieth 2, Angus Glens 14; St Andrews 11, University of Dundee 7.

RCCC Schools Qualifiers – Brechin HS 11, High School of Dundee 4.

Area 9 – Grant Shield – Turriff 12, Glamis 5; Forfar 14, Northern Lights 3; AWW 8, Balruddery 9; Lundie & A’House 12, Pecten Bon Accord 2; Angus Glens 6, Dun 0; Catterthun 6, Donalds 0; Forfar Ladies 3, Evenie Water 14; Fordoun 6, Kirriemuir 12; Suttieside 7, Letham Grange 10; Baldovan 3 Meldrum & Daviot 9; Uni of Dundee 9, Banchory 10; Aberdeen 5, Fothringham 8, Arbroath 3, Aberdeen Rotary 13.


FOUR games took place last week with a 100 per cent winning record.

Adrian White, Bill Allison, Graeme Nicoll and Andy Ducat won 13 2 over Suttieside in the Angus Province – Forfar Challenge.

Next game saw Jill Donald, Craig Johnston, Hailey Duff and Kathleen Kilgour win 18-1 over Baldovan in the Phin Trophy in Dundee.

Bill Allison, Jo Fletcher, Fraser and Linda Smith won 15-2 over Forfar Ladies in the latest round of the Agricar League and Martin Gledhill, Pete Smith, Andy Ducat and Anne Donald won 8-5 over Aberdeen in the Area 9 Grant Shield.


Forfar Indoor Club

THE LATEST results at Forfar Indoor Bowling Club were as follows:

Ladies’ afternoon rinks – A. Stewart 10, E. Stewart 9; P. Craig 17, U. Douglas 7; A. Cairns 8, P. Aitchison 19; I. Hill 8, J. Petrie 11.

Ladies’ Evening Rinks – A. Stewart 15, I. Hill 10; P. Craig 14, P. Aitchison 9; F. Walker 13, A. Whyte 13.

Ladies’ Evening Triples – F. Walker 9, J. Railton 10; P. Craig 14, J. Petrie 5; A. Stewart 14, A. Cairns 6; J. Milne 9, J. Ritchie 12.

Men’s Fours League – P. Simpson 8, W. Stewart 24; G. Milne 8, J. I. Stewart 13; P. Nicoll 10, A. Walker 9; J. Clark 17, A. Philp 0; S. Munro 15; W. Duthie 12, L. Torrie 7, J. Thorley 24.

Men’s Triples Section A – V. Russell 14, L. Torrie 9; A. Walker 12, J. Thorley 9; J. Clark 12, A. Philp 9; P. Nicoll 7, W. Burness 18.

Men’s Triples Section B – P. Simpson 10, S. Munro 13; W. Duthie 11, G. Edwards 10; G. Milne 8, G. Wilson 11; H. Simpson 13, A. Milne 13.