Friday 23 December 2011

Winter League - Final Result

Richard Morrison, Mark Coutts, Bill Smith, Margaret Smith and Cara Morrison are the Winter League Champions.

After a tense game last night they ended level on 27 points with Terry Atkinson, Nick Marshall, Laina Crockford, Charles Pressley and Maggi Palmer. However Richard's team scored 3 more ends overall.

Well done to both teams. For the final standings click here.

Merry Christmas and Good Curling in 2012.

Friday 2 December 2011

Pairs Final - Result

The Pairs competition was concluded last night. After two slightly one sided semi finals Robert Shand & Charles Pressley met Graeme Fisher & Bill Smith in the final.

After 5 ends the match was tied at 4-4 but Robert & Charles lifted the Quaichs by virtue of having won one more end. Congratulations to the winners.

For all the scores of the competition click here.

Friday 25 November 2011

Pairs - Semi Final Draw

The draw for the semi finals of the Pairs Competition can be found here. For the results of the Quarter Finals click here.

The Semi Final games take place on Thursday 1 December at 6.15pm and 7.15pm with the Final thereafter. Meanwhile Winter League matches resume this weekend.

Thursday 17 November 2011

Pairs - Quarter Final Draw

The draw for the quarter finals of the Pairs Competition can be found here. For the results of the First Round click here.

The Quarter Final games take place on Thursday 24 November at 8.30pm and 9.30pm and it's straight knockout from now on.

Monday 14 November 2011

Centenary Trophy - Result

Following four rounds of games Robert Shand, Graham Stanley, Marie Fisher & Lucy Fisher lifted the trophy with six points after narrowly beating Ian Ingram, Ian McKay, Andy Shand & Dave Pyle in the final round 3-2.

For all the scores click here.

Wednesday 9 November 2011

Centenary Trophy & Pairs Draws

The draws were made last night for these two competitions. Click here for the Centenary & here for the Pairs.

See you all on Sunday ready to curl at 2.30pm sharp. Good Curling.

Thursday 27 October 2011

Winter League - Half Way Point

At the end of the first round of games Richard Morrison's teams remains out front having won 7 and lost only 1. Click here or the link on the right for the league table.

Tuesday 18 October 2011

Centenary Trophy 2011

This annual bonspiel takes place on Sunday 13 November at 2.30pm. Teams will be drawn in advance and each team will play four games of four ends.

The club has booked 3 lanes of ice all afternoon, so I need 24 players to make up 6 teams. After the competition an evening meal will be served at approximately 7.00pm followed shortly thereafter by the presentation of the trophy.

Please assist me by ticking yes or no against your name to indicate whether you will be participating or not.

(See below for details of the Pairs Competition).

Pairs Competition 2011

The annual Pairs Competition commences on Thursday 17 November at 6.15pm.

I need at least 16 players to make up the teams. Teams and first round matches will be drawn in advance, the winners and best two runners up go through to the quarter finals.

Please assist me by ticking yes or no against your name to indicate whether you will be participating or not.

Tuesday 11 October 2011

Winter League Table - Update 7

Unfortunately there is still no up to date league table on the club notice board because my printer is currently inoperative. Click the link on the right for the table.

Sunday 18 September 2011

Season 2011/12 Underway

The new season is well underway with 6 matches already played on good keen ice. I have decided not to post the league table until all teams have played at least 2 games.

Meantime I welcome any feedback from members following matches played on lanes C & D with regard to the new experimental buffer which has been installed between the lanes.

If successful it is likely the remaining lanes will receive similar treatment in due course.

Sunday 14 August 2011

Season 2011/12

The new curling season is now just over one month away. Members should by now have received their membership pack by post from the Club Secretary. If it has not arrived please get in touch with him ASAP.

Curling for some commences on Thursday 15 September at 8.30pm.

Please note that the Skips meeting will be held at the rink prior to this at 7.45pm. All Skips (Winter & Spring) are requested to attend.

Monday 23 May 2011

Blog now closed until next Season

There will be no more posts until early August when the new season's fixtures and teams will be published.

For your information Curl Aberdeen will re-open on Wednesday 14 September 2011.

Wednesday 11 May 2011

Curling Clubhouse at West Cults

Further to my article with photographs of our pond and clubhouse, by coincidence, I have now come across a 5'x4' impressive oil on canvas painting of the clubhouse depicted in it's present delapidated state painted by local artist Jaki Sinclair.

To view Jaki's painting click here then scroll to the bottom of the page.

Monday 18 April 2011

Curling Pond at West Cults

Aberdeen CC used to have a large curling pond and club house at West Cults. The AGM minute books record that it was decided to abandon outdoor curling in October 1967 probably due to the milder winters and the availibility of indoor ice at Donalds Ice Rink at Spring Garden. In 1998 the club sold the remaining land and the majority of the proceeds were gifted to the Curling Project to assist in the building of the new curling rink at Lang Stracht.

Recently I was shown the above photograph of lots of people enjoying the pond on a busy winter's day in 1933. Having a keen interest in outdoor curling and local history I decided to visit the site to see what remains of the pond today. The story can be found here.

Tuesday 5 April 2011

Annual General Meeting - Tuesday 26 April

The Annual General Meeting and prize giving will be held at Curl Aberdeen on Tuesday 26 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 to me ASAP.

Saturday 2 April 2011

John Geddes Bonspiel - Result

The John Geddes Quaich was retained by Rotary CC this afternoon after scoring 2 more shots overall than Aberdeen CC.

The results sheet can be found here.

Wednesday 30 March 2011

Spring League - Champions

Any one of the top three teams on the ice tonight could have won the spring league. In the end after a tense evening of curling Graeme Fisher, Jean Smith, Brian Yeats & Roddy Leslie emerged on top by virtue of having won one more end over the 8 games. Robert Shand, Mark Coutts, Ian McKay & Norma Pratt were runners up. Both teams won 7 and lost only 1.

The final league table can be found here.

Wednesday 23 March 2011

John Geddes Bonspiel

The end of season bonspiel takes place on Saturday 2 April at 2.30pm.

Six teams from Aberdeen CC will compete against Rotary CC for the John Geddes Quaich. The Aberdeen team line ups can be found here.

Skips will draw to see which sheet they are playing on.
Aberdeen CC will play red stones, Rotary CC will play yellow stones.
Games are to be 8 ends so timing is critical.
Toss for who plays first.
Winners will be the club that has scored most points over the six games.
Trophy will be retained, for the year, by the team from the winning club that has the biggest winning margin.
Prizes go to the teams with the biggest winning margins. Which may of course be from the losing club.

After the curling a two course meal will be served (Steak Pie and Vegetables & Apple and Bramble Crumble) followed by the presentation of the Quaich. If you require a vegetarian option please let me know ASAP.

The cost is £19 if you are dining and £9 if curling only to be collected on arrival.

Saturday 19 March 2011

Singles Competition - Final

The final of the singles will take place next Thursday 24 March at 8.30pm. Good luck to everyone involved.

R Shand, M Kerr, R Leslie   v   I Ingram, A Macrae, M Palmer


The results of the competition can be found here.

Thursday 10 March 2011

Singles Competition

Six teams competed in the first round of the singles competition earlier this evening. Two of the three matches were peeled with three teams scoring seven ends each. All the scores can be found here.

The semi finals are next Friday 18 March at 6.15pm.

N Bruce, S Johnston, A Shand   v   I Ingram, A Macrae, M Palmer

R Shand, M Kerr, R Leslie   v   G Fisher, I McKay, M Fisher

Thursday 3 March 2011

Andrew Mitchell Points Competition

Curl Aberdeen have just confirmed The Andrew Mitchell Points will take place on Friday 11th March 2011. The session times are 4.30pm and 6.30pm, the cost is £8 per person.

Trophys are presented to the overall winner, best lady, best junior and best club.

If you would like to take part please contact Laura Morris on as soon as possible stating which session you would like to play in.

Sunday 27 February 2011

Singles, Top Ten Challenge & John Geddes Bonspiel

I need 24 players to participate in both the Singles and the Bonspiel. There is a sheet on the club notice board with all the details at the ice rink, please add your name.

I'm also looking for 4 or 5 more players to take part in the Top Ten Challenge at Forfar on Sunday 27 March. This is an all day event.

Sunday 20 February 2011

Points Competition - Result

18 members took part in the Points Competition this afternoon. Graham Stanley lifted the Claret Jug with a score of 24 points out of a possible 40 and Robert Shand was runner up with 22 points.

All the scores can be found here.

Thursday 17 February 2011

Top Ten Challenge

It’s that time of year again, the Top Ten Challenge at Forfar. This year’s event will be held on Sunday 27 March and is a full day of activity.

Depending on the number of teams entered there will be a mini round robin stage where each match will consist of a number of ends play in rink, triples, & pairs format to amass as many shots scored as possible. The final discipline of the day is the “hotshots” where many points can be added, or if last year is anything to go by, lost from your brought forward score.

The cost for the day will be £165 per team. I think food is included but I will check.

In the first instance I will be inviting those who participated last year to play but I'm sure more players will be required. I need 9 players to make it worth our while submitting an entry because penalty shots are applied for teams playing with less.

If you're interested let me know ASAP.

Tuesday 8 February 2011

Points Competition - Sunday 20 February

The annual Points Competition for the Claret Jug will take place on Sunday 20 February at 2.30pm.

All club members are invited to take part when your skills at making various shots will be tested and marked accordingly, please just turn up on the day.

Saturday 29 January 2011

Pairs Final - Result

The rescheduled final of the Pairs competition was played this week. In a close and low scoring game Richard Morrison and Charles Pressley just got the better of Robert Shand and Jill Johnston winning 3-2. Congratulations to the winners.

All the results of the competition can be found here.

Tuesday 18 January 2011

Some dates for your Diary

Here is an early reminder that the following ACC competitions and other events will take place between now and the end of the season.

Sunday 20 February at 2.30pm - Points Competition
Thursday 10 March at 6.15pm - Singles Competition Commences
Saturday 2 April at 2.30pm John Geddes Bonspiel

Top Ten Challenge at Forfar date and time to be confirmed

Your support in making these events a success is, as always, very much appreciated.

Sunday 16 January 2011

New Province Match Secretary

Andy Carr (Civil Service CC) has agreed to take on the role of NE Province Match Secretary. Andy will take over with immediate effect.  

Peter Malcolm says "It has been a pleasure to perform the Match Secretary role for the past few years - thanks for all your support. I'm sure you will all help to make Andy's job as easy as possible. Hopefully I will continue to meet some of you - curling at other venues, or on visits back to Aberdeen."

Sunday 9 January 2011

Curling outdoors in Aberdeen !!

My girls and I enjoyed the experience of being able to curl outdoors on the Duthie Park boating pond, adjacent to Riverside Drive, in near perfect conditions last Wednesday afternoon.


Usually this pond is full of debris when it is frozen but if similar conditions arise I'll mark some circles and try and get some others along with their stones.

Monday 3 January 2011

Winter League - Champions

Having collected some scorecards this evening I have updated the league table and can confirm Bill Rodger and his team comprising Mark Coutts, Ian McKay, George Stevenson & Jean Cresdee are the Winter League Champions with 24 points having won 12 out of 16 games.

The runner up will be decided in due course after the two outstanding games are played which were postponed due to the heavy snow last month.

The league table as it stands at present can be found here.