This season, hopes ran high at the start of the competition; C&B 1, playing as Murrayfield 1 was defending the trophy. Our two teams found themselves in the same section - the luck of the draw - and on this occasion, Kerry Barr skipped Murrayfield 2 to a big win over their club mates. Murrrayfield 2 went on to win the section and Murrayfield 1 were runners-up and progressed to the low road, playing for the Cherrystone trophy.
Susan Kesley, Jenny Barr, Fran Stretton and Morna Aitken lost their semi-final game to Stirling and their competition was at an end. Meanwhile, Kerry Barr, Annie Barr/ Katie Wood, Maggie Barry and Margaret Nicol were progressing through to the final by beating a strong Stranraer team. Just to explain, Annie and Katie between them were filling the shoes of Betty "Cruiser" Gibb - as I write posting pictures from the Great Wall of China! Their opponents in the final were Ayr, skipped by Olympic Gold Medalist, Margaret Agnew. It was a tough game and eventually proved one game too far for the gallant Murrayfield 2 rink, but they can be very proud of their Silver Medals.
Runners-up Henderson Bishop Competition
from left: skip Kerry Barr, third Katie Wood, second Maggie Barry and lead Margaret Nicol
Astonishingly, the club's record in the Henderson Bishop reads as follows: Runners up Cherrystone (low road) in 2013 and winners in 2014; winner of the Henderson Bishop in 2015 and runners-up in 2016. What a performance by our lady members!