Many congratulations to C&B President Niall Gunn, John Steven and Joe and Maggie Barry who have won the prestigious "Champion of Champions" Jackson Trophy. Great achievement for them and for the club.
Friday, 22 October 2021
Well, round two has been and went, as football commentators are wont to remark, and already there are patterns developing; good news for some but less so for others - including your scribe's team, which has been at the wrong end of two defeats!
It was a tight game in the first three ends between Karen Munro and club president Niall Gunn and his strong team of Joe Barry (3rd), Morna Aitken and Susan MacFarlane, but they pulled ahead with a big steal of 3 in the fourth end. Karen was presented with big shots every time that she came to play and was inches away on a couple of occasions from a spectacular result.
On the next sheet, Shona Watt, Fran Stretton, Mike Wood and Jill Gillard were 6-2 up on Rowena Steven, who was skipping Andrew's team in his absence. A spirited fightback towards the end of the game saw her win three important ends.
John Steven, Jennifer Marshall, Morag Wellman and Richie Anderson have made a great early statement of intent in October's games. Poor Dave Munro was on the receiving end of a bit of a doing, eventually losing out 11-2.
The last game of the evening was that between Raymond Preston, skipping the team in the absence of Brian, and secretary Jenny Barr. A tight game this one; Raymond got off to a good start, winning the first three ends, before he and Jenny swapped the next two. A 2 at the last end resulted in a final score of 4-3 for Raymond.
League table and score grid follows.
Monday, 11 October 2021
Friday, 1 October 2021
Thursday, 8 October 2020
Friday, 27 March 2020
Just two teams emerged from the 1st round of the competition with two-end victories, the teams skipped by Maggie Barry and Morna Aitken, the former after delivering a six-shot pasting to husband Joe, a scoring differential that would later prove critical!
The second round of games found these two teams still out in front but the vagaries of the Schenkel system meant that they played the third- and fourth-placed teams in the final round. Going down the final end, Maggie had lost one end and Morna had won the first end of her game. As ends counted first, Morna had to hang on and win her second end; if she managed that, then she would take the silverware home. Step forward Gavin Barr! With his last stone to come, Morna was sitting nicely hidden in the four foot, but this was as nought to Gavin! He played a raised take out, and left himself lying shot.
Maggie Barry, Susan Kesley, Donald Kennedy and Colin Barr Win Tom Holmes, 2020!
(from left) Maggie Barry, Susan Kesley, Donald Kennedy and Colin Barr
Tom Holmes Trophy 2020
Many congratulations to everyone who took part and especially to Maggie and company on a great win.
Wish I had been there!
Monday, 16 March 2020
… And Then There Were Three
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You can see from the table that Brian is on eight points - two behind John and Niall. To overtake John might be a tall order as he is seven ends ahead, but Niall is catchable as there are only two ends separating them.