Friday 24 February 2012

John Geddes Commemorative Bonspiel 2012

The 3rd annual end of season bonspiel takes place on Saturday 24 March at 2.30pm.
Six teams from Aberdeen CC will compete against Rotary CC for the John Geddes Quaich.

Currently the score is Aberdeen 0 Rotary 2 !!

Therefore I need 24 players. Please assist me by ticking yes or no against your name on the club notice board to indicate whether you will be participating as soon as possible.

After the curling a two course meal will be served (Menu TBC) followed by the presentation of the Quaich. If you require a vegetarian option please let me know.

The cost is expected to be £20 if you are dining and £9 if curling only to be collected on arrival.

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 or the bell
Toss for who plays first
2 points awarded for a win, 1 point awarded for a peel
Winner will be the club with the most points
In the event of the points being level the winner will be the club with the highest score
Quaich will be retained, for the year, by the team from the winning club that has the biggest winning margin

Monday 20 February 2012

Points Competition - Result

16 members took part in the Points Competition yesterday afternoon, it finished with only 2 points separating the top three.

Terry Atkinson lifted the Claret Jug for a second time with a score of 28 points out of 48, Ian McKay was runner up with 27 points and Ali Macrae was third with 26 points.

The scoresheet can be found here.

Thursday 16 February 2012

Singles Competition 2012 - Final Call

I now have 18 members already signed up to play the singles competition. That means there is space for 6 more players only. If you still wish to play please tick the sheet on the notice board or let me know ASAP.

Unless 6 more sign up the competition will proceed with the original 18 in teams of 3.

Wednesday 15 February 2012

Spring League

We've just passed the half way stage in the Spring League, the table can be found here.

Sunday 5 February 2012

Points Competition 2012

The annual points competition for the Claret Jug will take place on Sunday 19 February at 12.15pm. As always all members are invited to participate, just turn up early on the day to register.

The Claret Jug, with wonderful curling adornments, was presented to the club by
Mrs James Forbes Lumsden in January 1887.

From research, the Jug designer is Christopher Dresser (1834-1904). Probably made by the firm of Hukin & Heath in 1883-85. His simplicity of design, as opposed to the flamboyant designs of the Victorian era put him ahead of his time. Very few pieces of his work are still in existence. – J.F.Donald (Past Member ACC) – 22/11/78

It was awarded annually for an unspecified competition from 1887 until 1908. No further inscriptions appear on the jug until 1967 when it was resurrected and presented to the winner of the club's annual points competition. The wooden plinth with polished steel band was later added in 1997.