Tuesday 21 December 2010

Winter League

The two games postponed due to the snow on Fri 17 December have been rescheduled.

T Atkinson v G Fisher (1 v 7) wil be played on Wed 19 January at 8.30pm

I Ingram v R Morrison (8 v 9) will be played on Sun 13 February at 12.15pm

Ideally I would have preferred both games to be played sooner but spare ice is in very short supply. If this date is unsuitable skips can try to make alternative arrangements between themselves.

Sunday 19 December 2010

Have I Got News For You

The now departed Scottish Curler featured as the 'guest publication' for the missing words round on the BBC's Have I Got News For You last week.

Check out Bob Cowan's Skip Cottage Curling blog here for the full story and a link to the BBC iPlayer.

Friday 17 December 2010

Matches Postponed - Friday 17 December 6.15pm

Due to the weather conditions this evenings games have unfortunately had to be postponed. Alternative arrangements will be made in due course.

Wednesday 15 December 2010

Spring League Changes

Due to 5 last minute withdrawals some of the Spring League team line ups have been changed. Details are here which you can print out if required.

Please add Graham Stanley, Pawel Kubik and John Evans to the subs list in your fixture booklet. For your information John Ross has decided to stop curling and has tendered his resignation.

To compensate Alison Dunbar and Robin Bowden have been granted membership to the club and will play in the Spring League. Alison & Robin are both new to curling and have recently completed the beginners course. Please extend them a warm welcome.

Wednesday 8 December 2010

Pairs Competition - Final

The Pairs final has been rescheduled and will take place on Wednesday 26 January at 8.30pm. The results so far can be found here.

R Morrison & C Pressley v R Shand & J Johnston

Monday 6 December 2010

Curl Aberdeen Christmas Bonspiel

The Curl Aberdeen Christmas Bonspiel will take place on Saturday 18 December 2010. Entry is on an individual basis. Please see attachment here for further information on the format and cost.

If you would like to enter please sign up on the notice board at Curl Aberdeen.

Friday 19 November 2010

John Geddes Bonspiel - Saturday 2 April 2011

It has just been confirmed that the joint bonspiel with Rotary CC will take place at the end of the season on Saturday 2 April at 2.30pm. There are 6 lanes booked and there will be a meal or a buffet afterwards.

Wednesday 27 October 2010

Winter League

The Winter League reached the half way point last night with the conclusion of the first 'round robin' games. All the game scores can be found here.

The league table after eight games looks like this.

Tuesday 26 October 2010

Indoor Grand Match

Across Scotland last Saturday, 15 ice rinks hosted the Indoor Grand Match with over 529 club teams participating in the third event of its kind since its origination in 2000.

I am pleased to report that Aberdeen 1 beat Lothain Ladies 8-3 at Greenacres and Aberdeen 2 drew with Clydesdale Bank Midlothain 5-5 at Perth which means Aberdeen Curling Club successfully added 5 points to the North's total.

At the end of the day and once all the scores had been cross checked thoroughly the Grand Match Trophy was awarded to the South, with a shot difference of 379 points. The results can be found here.

Friday 15 October 2010

Wanted : NE Province Match Secretary

Peter Malcolm and his wife Anne are leaving the Aberdeen area early in the new year so a new match secretary will need to be found.

He says "please give this serious consideration - somone has to do it, it's not really that much work, and it's not difficult".

For more details contact Peter direct.

Tuesday 12 October 2010

Centenary Trophy and Pairs Competition

These two club competitions take place next month. Please give them your support.

The Centenary Trophy will be contested on Sunday 14 November at 12.15pm and again at 2.30pm with an evening meal thereafter. (24 players are required to make up 6 teams).

The Pairs Competition commences on Thursday 18 November at 6.15pm. (24 players are required to make up 12 pairs).

To enter put your name on the entry form on the club notice board or contact me direct.

Friday 8 October 2010

New Member

Following John Evans withdrawl from Rink 6, please welcome Pawel Kubik into Aberdeen Curling Club.

Pawel (Paul) helped introduce curling into Poland and has played a leading role establishing the sport within the country and developing the national teams. He is presently the Eastern European representative on the ECF board.

Graham Stanley

Wednesday 8 September 2010

NE Province League - Aberdeen 2

Peter Knoll is looking for one or two more members to particpate in the Province League due to some last minute call offs. Please give this some consideration even if it's only for one game.

If you're interested please get in touch with Peter directly.

Thursday 26 August 2010

Indoor Grand Match 2010

The Indoor Grand Match is held every 5 years when the North plays the South. Last time round in 2005 over 2500 curlers, from a record entry of 678 rinks took part.

The 2010 match will take place on Saturday 23 October at ice rinks all over Scotland. The draw has been published and can be found here. We have two teams entered and both have been drawn to play away.

Aberdeen 1  v  Lothian Ladies
at Greenacres (12.45pm)

Aberdeen 2  v  Clydesdale Bank Midlothian
at Perth at (12.45pm)

Entry fee is £100 per team which includes ice fees, commerative brochure, pin badge and a two course meal.

If you wish to put your name forward for a special and memorable game of curling please get in touch.

Tuesday 3 August 2010

Season 2010/11

Curl Aberdeen will re-open on Monday 6 September. When I visited the ice rink last week they were preparing to lay new red carpeting in the ice hall ready for the new season.

Our first league games will be on Tuesday 7 September at 6.15pm and Thursday 9 September at 6.15pm.

Wednesday 14 April 2010

Province League - Aberdeen 2 are Runners Up

In my final post of the season I'm delighted to announce the Aberdeen 2 team comprising Katrina Beaton, Morag Forrest, Mark Coutts and Charlie Miller finished runners up in the 'A' Division of the Province League after the double round robin.

Charlie said "I was exceptionally pleased with the team attitude, skill and performance and was delighted to record wins over the three AWW teams represented and double wins over Haddo, Bank of Scotland and Northern Lights. We hope to continue as a team in the Province next year representing Aberdeen Curling Club in this event."

Well done folks !!

Sunday 4 April 2010

Annual General Meeting - Tuesday 20 April

The Annual General Meeting and prize giving will be held at Curl Aberdeen on Tuesday 20 April at 7pm.

All members should now have received written notice of the AGM from the Secretary with a form to indicate next seasons playing preferences.

In order for me to prepare next seasons ice allocation request I need this form sent back ASAP.

Friday 2 April 2010

Spring League - Final Result

The season drew to a close last night when the team comprising Jill Johnston, Graham Stanley, Lorraine Stevenson and Roberts Shand lifted the Spring Challenge Cup despite losing to Chris Kerr's team 10-12. Both teams finished level on 14 points with 7 wins each but Robert Shand won 2 more ends overall.

The final league table can be found here.

Friday 26 March 2010

Singles Competition - Final Result

The final of the Singles was held last night when Gus Sword, Graeme Fisher and Sandy Johnston overcame Norman Bruce, Jill Johnston and Brian Yeats to win 15-8.

The results sheet can be found here.

Wednesday 24 March 2010

Spring League - Title Decider

As fate would have it the top two teams will play each other in the last round of games on Thursday 1 April. The outcome will decide the winner of the Spring Challenge Cup.

The league table can be found here.

Thursday 18 March 2010

Spring League Time Changes - Sat 20 March

To make way for the Trades Bonspiel Curl Aberdeen have changed the ice times for two of our matches.

N Bruce (Rink 3) v D Davidson (Rink 7) is now at 10.00am
I Ingram (Rink 2) v C Kerr (Rink8) is now at 2.30pm

R Shand (Rink 1) v M Forrest (Rink 9) remains at 12.15pm.

Monday 15 March 2010

Waldie Griffiths - Inter Province Competition

Aberdeen Curling Club were invited to represent the NE Province in the above competition at Perth on Sunday 14 March. The team of Katrina Beaton, Morag Forrest, Mark Coutts and Charlie Miller faced Perth Ladies and put in a great performance to win 10-4.

This counts towards a cumulative score from four teams selected from the Province Premier League in which they are taking part with great success. More on that story later.

The final result can be found on the RCCC web site here.

Annual General Meeting

Here is a date for your diary, the AGM will be held at Curl Aberdeen on Tuesday 20 April. The secretary will send out written details by the end of March.

Meantime could all trophies please be returned to me.

Friday 12 March 2010


The new blog is now officially up and running. Hopefully members will find it usefull and informative.

Sunday 7 March 2010

Singles Competition - First Round

The first round of the annual singles competition takes place this Thursday 11 March at 6.15pm.

The draw can be found here.

Saturday 6 March 2010

Winter League - Final Result

The postponed game and title decider was played earlier this afternoon.

It was a tense evenly matched game which was decided by the last stone. Charlie Miller managed to steal a single shot against the hammer in the final end to beat Paul Lewis 8-7 to win the league.

The final table can be found here.

Thursday 4 March 2010

End of Season Bonspiel - Cancelled

Unfortunately the John Geddes Bonspiel scheduled for Saturday 3 April has had to be cancelled due to lack of numbers from both Rotary and ourselves.

With it being scheduled for the Easter Weekend it was always going to be difficult. Curl Aberdeen is once again hosting the Scottish Mixed Championships during the previous weekend so the above date was the only real option.

The club will do it's best arrange a more convenient date for next year.

Friday 26 February 2010

Andrew Mitchell Points

The Andrew Mitchell Points competition will be held in Curl Aberdeen on Friday 5th March. Members are encouraged to participate for themselves and support Aberdeen for the team prize.

Details here.

Sunday 21 February 2010

Points Competition - Results

15 members took part in the annual points competition this afternoon. The Claret Jug was won by Robert Shand, Gus Sword was runner up.
The results can be found here.

Monday 8 February 2010

Top Ten Challenge

This popular competition will take place on Sunday 28 March at 10.00am at Forfar Ice Rink and due to members requests ACC has entered a team.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Top Ten Challenge, it is aimed at teams of around 10 people, and consists of some games of 4 vs 4, some games of triples, some pairs, and then finishes with 2 players from each team playing “hot shots”. Team scores are based on total shots scored in all the games plus the points scored in the hot shots. Entry fee is likely to be around £120 per team, but then there are cash prizes for the winning teams. These details are based on prior years and have to be confirmed by the organiser / sponsor.

Please make my job easier and add your name to the list on the club notice board at the ice rink to take part.

More details are availble from Dave Taylor, Area 9 Secretary.

Wednesday 3 February 2010

Points Competition

The annual Points Competition takes place on Sunday 21 February at 12.15pm. Please note the earlier than normal start time

This competition is open to all members, Just turn up on the day.

Thursday 28 January 2010

Grand Match Report

A report signed by Jim Paterson Convenor of the Grand Match Committe and Colin Grahamslaw the Royal Club CEO has been posted on the Royal Club website here. The report looks at the events of the first ten days of January 2010. It addresses some of the contentious issues, such as the confusing information that was distributed prior to the event being cancelled.

Monday 4 January 2010

Grand Match 2010 ?

With this prolonged cold spell what's the chances of a Grand Match in 2010 ? Keep your eyes posted on the RCCC web site for updates.

The story of the last Grand Match on the Lake of Menteith in 1979 is well told here.