Friday, 27 March 2020

Tom Holmes Brings Season to Premature Close

The Tom Holmes day proved in the event to be the last club meeting of season  2019-2020.  Fortunately, it lived up to its billing as one of the club highlights, as Dave Munro reports below.

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
Meanwhile Maggie, with her team of club president Susan, Donald and Colin managed to win their last end.  This brought them up level on ends won with Morna but, courtesy of their big shots-up win over Joe in the first round, they moved ahead and were declared winners of the trophy.

Many congratulations to everyone who took part and especially to Maggie and company on a great win.

Wish I had been there!

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