All eight teams were out tonight in the middle of what Niall Gunn correctly identified as a momentous few weeks for our club. Members have bagged both the Swan Trophy and the Midlothian Province. Betty Gibb and her team won the Sellar. Kirsty Barr and her cousin Emma Barr were crowned Scottish Junior Champions - beating Emma's sister, Jane in the final. Jane won the sportsmanship award at the finals and, of course, Andrew Barr was team Davie's coach. Gina Aitken won the Scottish Mixed Doubles Championship through in Glasgow, coached by dad and member David Aitken.
Remarkable and hearty congratulations to all involved. Reports follow.
Onto tonight's games.
The John Steven bandwagon keeps rolling along and they look like a team that could go through the competition undefeated if the stars align and the stones go their way. Tonight's victims were the Brian Fleming team. I don't know the last time that Brian found himself on zero points at this stage of a club competition, but I venture that it's been a while!
Shona Watt found herself 4-1 ahead of Bob Barr after four ends. This game pitted Shona against her third from last season's Lymphoy-winning team, Andrew Barr and it looked as if the past-champion bragging rights were going her way until she and her team gave up a four in the fifth end. Both teams scored a one in the last two ends, so Bob Barr ended up winning his game 6-5.
Gina Aitken skipped Susan's team to an impressive looking 6-3 win against Jenny Barr. This was a tight game and it was really only in the last two ends that Gina managed to pull away, scoring a two followed by a stolen one.
In the last of the games, Robin and Andrew Galloway, skipping in Katie's absence fought out a generous draw with both of the skips keen to let the other guy win! Andrew managed to take four ends to Robin's three. Perhaps the most notable point about their game was the fact that two new members of the club - welcome to David Hogg and John McComish - between them gave as good a display of lead play as I have seen in the club for a while. Well played both and welcome to C & B! Katie and her team moved further ahead of Brian Fleming by two points in the league table.
Here is the score grid for the night
The league table is beginning to make interesting reading. As in the first half of the season, it is still quite tight. Once round 3.2 is completed, we will have a clearer picture of where we are at!
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