Wednesday 19 December 2018

Results - Winter League Round 14

I McKay v A Macrae (9-8)
R Morrison v G Fisher (6-5)

These games conclude the Winter League, final standings can be found here.

Tuesday 11 December 2018

Results - Winter League Round 14

P Knoll v N Bruce (9-7)

Tonight's results mean Robert Shand, Marie Fisher, Alan Simpson & Bill Smith are Winter League Champions. Norman Bruce, Chris Forbes, Cara Morrison & Guy Bergman are runners up.

Results - Winter League Round 13

P Knoll v I Mckay (10-5)
R Morrison v N Bruce (5-5)
R Shand v G Fisher (6-4)

Sunday 9 December 2018

Results - Points Competition

11 members participated this afternoon. Time allowed for 7 of the 10 points of the game to be attempted.

Scoring 36 points Ali Macrae lifted the Claret Jug for the third year running. James Florance was runner up with 32 points. The scoresheet is here.

Sunday 2 December 2018

Results - Winter League Round 12

R Morrison v P Knoll (12-7)
R Shand v A Macrae (9-7)
I McKay v G Fisher (7-6)

Tuesday 27 November 2018

Results - Area Bonspiel

The Area 12 Bonspiel was played at Curl Aberdeen last Sunday afternoon with 20 teams on the ice from the 4 Provinces.

Aberdeen were drawn against Lundie & Auchterhouse from Dundee & District Province and had a comfortable victory scoring 13 shots.

North East Province had the highest average shots scored and finished in first place. Aberdeen CC were declared winners of the Bonspiel having the highest shots scored of the NE teams.

Team Aberdeen were Graham Stanley, Marie Fisher, Graeme Fisher and Robert Shand.

Sunday 25 November 2018

Results - Winter League Round 11

N Bruce v A Macrae (9-7)
P Knoll v G Fisher (12*-9) [*club rule 1 invoked 6 shots added to P Knoll score]
R Morrison v R Shand (7-7)

Results - Winter League Round 10

G Fisher v A Macrae (6*-0) [*Scottish Curling rule R11 J (I) & (iii) invoked 2 points, 5 ends, 6 shots awarded to G Fisher]
R Shand v P Knoll (8-5)
N Bruce v I McKay (15*-4) [*club rule 1 invoked 6 shots added to N Bruce score]

Thursday 15 November 2018

Results - Winter League Round 9

N Bruce v G Fisher (9-2)
R Morrison v A Macrae (9-1)
I McKay v R Shand (7-5)

Sunday 11 November 2018

Results - Centenary Bonspiel

6 teams were on the ice this afternoon. After 4 games 2 teams were tied on 3 wins each.

Guy Bergman, Nick Marshall, Moira Morrison and Graeme Fisher lifted the first silverware of the season having won 3 more ends overall. Moira McArthur, Neil Paterson, James Florance and Peter Knoll were runners up.

After the curling 19 members stayed on for the meal and the presentation of the trophy and prizes.

All the results are here.

Wednesday 7 November 2018

Results - Winter League Round 8

N Bruce v R Shand (8-3)
A Macrae v P Knoll (6-6)
I McKay v R Morrison (10-1)

Monday 5 November 2018

Results - Winter League Round 7

R Shand v G Fisher (6-5)
P Knoll v I McKay (15*-3) [*club rule 1 invoked 5 shots added to P Knoll score]
N Bruce v R Morrison (10-0)

Friday 26 October 2018

Results - Winter League Round 6

I McKay v A Macrae (7-4)
G Fisher v R Morrison (5-4)
N Bruce v P Knoll (12-7)

Sunday 21 October 2018

Results - Winter League Round 5

N Bruce v A Macrae (11-5)
P Knoll v G Fisher (8-5)
R Morrison v R Shand (6-5)

Sunday 14 October 2018

Results - Winter League Round 4

A Macrae v G Fisher (6-6)
R Shand v P Knoll (9-8)
I McKay v N Bruce (9-2)

Thursday 11 October 2018

Results - Winter League Round 3

R Shand v A Macrae (9-8)
R Morrison v P Knoll (10-1)
G Fisher v I McKay (10-1)

Friday 5 October 2018

Results - Winter League Round 2

R Morrison v A Macrae (8-7)
R Shand v I McKay (8-4)
G Fisher v N Bruce (10-2)

Wednesday 3 October 2018

Results - Winter League Round 1

A Macrae v P Knoll (10-10)
R Shand v N Bruce (13-5)
I McKay v R Morrison (9-5)

Monday 3 September 2018

Season 2018/19

Welcome Brother and Sister Curlers to the new Season.

The clubs first games are on Tuesday 25 September at 6.15pm. There will be a Skips Meeting held afterwards at 8.30pm. All Winter Skips are required to attend.

Please support the Club as best you can and regularly check this website and club notice board for news, updates, results and all competition information.

Good curling to you all.

Wednesday 25 April 2018

There will be no more posts until late August when the 2018/19 season information will be uploaded. The club can still be contacted any time via email.

In the meantime new member enquiries for next season are most welcome.

Click HERE for an application form.

For your information Curl Aberdeen re-opens for curling on Monday 24 September 2018.

Thursday 12 April 2018

AGM Reminder

The Annual General Meeting and prize giving will be held in the Curl Aberdeen lounge on Tuesday 24 April at 7pm.

Wednesday 11 April 2018

Results - John Geddes Bonspiel

The sixth Aberdeen v Rotary Bonspiel was held this evening to commemorate the late John Geddes, foster relations between the two clubs and close the season.

There were 6 teams from both clubs on the ice playing 2 short games each - 2 points were awarded for a win, 1 for a peel.

The final score was Rotary 13 Aberdeen 11. It was close only 1 win separated the clubs.

1st : A Rodger, A Forster, W Cruden, S Deltesta (Rotary)
2nd : B Black, S Burnett, M Forster, W Taylor (Rotary)
3rd : C Forbes, F Taylor, N Marshall, J Johnston (Aberdeen + 1 Ugie)

After the curling a hearty meal was enjoyed by all.

All the scores are here.

Thursday 5 April 2018

Results - Singles Final

G Sword, P Ward, G Fisher v N Bruce, I Ingram, F Glascodine (12-10)

After a close tense match that came down to the last stone Gus, Phil & Graeme were crowned champions.

All the scores can be found here.

This concludes our club's competitions for this season. Well done everyone and thanks for your continued support and participation throughout.

Wednesday 4 April 2018

Results - Spring League Round 7

P Ward v M Coutts (15*-12*) [*club rule 1 invoked 6 shots added to both teams scores]
K Johnston v L Fisher (6-7)
M Fisher v A Shand (6-7)
G Stanley v J Florance (10-6)

This round of matches concludes the Spring League. The final standings are here.

Sunday 1 April 2018

Results - Curl Aberdeen Mixed Doubles Bonspiel

Aberdeen CC was well represented at yesterday's Bonspiel making up 3 of the 12 teams. Fiona & John Glascodine, Alison Dunbar, Norman Bruce and Marie & Graeme Fisher all entered.

After 4 games of 4 ends Team Fisher finished top of the table with 3 wins and 10 ends. Along the way they scored the Mixed Doubles equivalent of an '8-ender', a '6-ender'.

Honest this is not an April Fool.......

Curl Aberdeen propose to hold a Mixed Doubles League next season to be played on a Sunday. There is a sign up sheet on their notice board.

Thursday 29 March 2018

Results - Singles Semi Finals

G Sword, G Fisher, P Ward v J Florance, G Stanley, I Kerr (10*-10)
N Bruce, I Ingram, F Glascodine v M Fisher, A Macrae, A Shand (13-10)

* denotes win on ends

The final takes place next Thursday 5 April at 8.30pm.

Tuesday 27 March 2018

Results - Spring League Round 6

P Ward v L Fisher (4-9)
M Fisher v K Johnston (2-7)
A Shand v G Stanley (7-5)
M Coutts v J Florance (12-5)

With one game to spare Lucy Fisher, Peter Knoll, Alan Simpson & Bill Smith have finished in top spot.

Thursday 22 March 2018

Results - Singles First Round

G Stanley, I Kerr, J Florance v A Shand, M Fisher, A Macrae (13-12*)
I Ingram, F Fraser, N Bruce v C Ross, P Knoll, L Fisher (13-11)
G Fisher, G Sword, P Ward v A Dunbar, C Forbes, K Johnston (13-12)

Three close games!

* denotes best runner up by winning draw shot challenge.

The semi finals are next Thursday 29 March at 8.30pm.

Saturday 10 March 2018

Curling in Aberdeen is back and it's better than ever

Original article © WCF website

When it was first announced three years ago that Aberdeen, Scotland would be hosting the World Junior Curling Championshps 2018, Curl Aberdeen members jumped at the chance to host fans from around the world at their rink.

Aberdeen's Rebecca Morrison (Scotland women's skip) © WCF / Emile Gareev
Built in 2005, Curl Aberdeen is truly a state-of-the-art facility. It has nearly 800 active members, 6 lanes of perfectively kept ice and the capability to host hundreds of fans. It's a rink that anybody would be proud to show off.

But, for Curl Aberdeen members, it goes beyond just wanting to showcase their home. For them, hosting the World Juniors is seen as an opportunity to tell the story of how curling has risen from the brink of extinction in Aberdeen.

In 2003, the Aberdeen curlers were notified by their landlords, British Petroleum, that they would not be able to renew their property rental contract with the company. The curling rink was going to be replaced by a new BP facility. It was a devastating blow for every curling player in the area, but BP decided to offer the club a grace period of two rent-free seasons to finish their tenure.

George Esson - the first chairman of Curl Aberdeen - was among those who knew they had to take advantage of the last two years of ice they were given and do everything they could to save curling in Aberdeen.

"We knew we had two years to find a new home, and the only option that came to us was to build one. We were upset at the time, but in fact they did us a favour, because they forced us to go and look and build our own rink," Esson said.

The group, spearheaded by George Stevenson, worked non-stop to come up with enough donations to make the new facility a distinct possibility. Contributions from BP and the national lottery, along with an agreement for a cheap land purchase from the city of Aberdeen, got them within striking distance of their target figure, but they were still short roughly £600,000. With no other choice, they turned to the Aberdeen curling community to raise the rest of the money.

"If they wanted to make it happen they were going to have to do it themselves," Esson said. "They started raising funds with events such as dinner dances and auctions. We also asked each member to make a significant donation. When we were still £100,000 short, a member named Sandy Anderson gave us an interest-free loan to cover the rest."

Thanks to the sizeable loan from Sandy Anderson, Curl Aberdeen was to be constructed the way Stevenson and Esson intended - for curlers, by curlers. While most rinks have to share ice with skaters in order to afford the ice, the extra £100,000 ensured that a blade would never touch the ice at Curl Aberdeen.

The construction was quickly completed and Curl Aberdeen opened on 1 January 2005 - one day after the contract with BP expired.

"If we'd had to go two winters without curling, we'd have lost members, but we were able to move from one to the other. That really helped keep the community interested in curling," Esson said.

One of the community members Esson is referring to is Rebecca Morrison - current skip of Scotland's junior women's team - who competed at the World Juniors. She says she owes her curling career to Curl Aberdeen, starting here when she was just eight.

Morrison believes that hosting the World Junior Curling Championships is a great opportunity to keep growing the game in Aberdeen.

"We had a little boy come up to us and ask for our autographs after a game," Morrison said. "He told us he has never played curling before, but he's going to start now. It's just crazy that we're the ones that are helping to grow the sport and people are looking up to us."

Coming from such a humble beginning, Curl Aberdeen was never meant to host a world event. Esson says that the tournament has exceeded any expectations he ever had when imagining the facility back in 2003.

"This wasn't built with staging a world event in mind. It was built by local curlers, for local curling. But having people here from around the world, what a great opportunity for them to see what we've done here."

Now, with packed stands full of international and local fans alike, there's a certain energy within the walls of Curl Aberdeen.

It's the buzz of Germans cheering; of Canadians singing songs; of Swiss cowbells and scores of school children chanting 'let's go Scotland.' It's the hushed tones as volunteers discuss a game, and the frantic yells of skips commanding sweepers. It's an energy that penetrates the walls of Curl Aberdeen and escapes the city, spilling into the world as it traverses seas and countryside; commanding the world to feel its presence.

Curling in Aberdeen is back and it's better than ever.

by Hayden Nollenberger, Sports Media Trainee, University of Wisconsin, USA.

PS. in 2004 Aberdeen Curling Club gifted £8000 to the new rink project from the proceeds of the sale of the pond at West Cults.

Sunday 25 February 2018

Results - Spring League Round 5

K Johnston v M Coutts (6-6)
L Fisher v A Shand (9-2)
P Ward v J Florance (5-5)
M Fisher v G Stanley (11-7)

The Spring League resumes on 20 March after the World Junior Championships and the Aberdeen International Open.

Friday 23 February 2018

Results - Mixed Doubles Semi Finals and Final

This competition was played to it's conclusion on Thursday evening. 

Semi Finals
F Glascodine & N Bruce v H Ogg & B Yeats (4*-4)
J Johnston & I McKay v C Ross & G Stanley (10-3)

* denotes win on ends

F Glascodine & N Bruce v J Johnston & I McKay (6-4)

Congratulations to Fiona, Marie & Norman. This competition would benefit greatly by being expanded but more lady members are required to participate.

All the scores can be found here.

Sunday 18 February 2018

Results - Curl Aberdeen Club Bonspiel 3

The third and final Club Bonspiel of the season was won by Aberdeen yesterday. Again there was a capacity entry with 12 clubs on the ice. They won all 3 games beating strong opposition from AWW, M&D and Petroleum.

Team Aberdeen - Fiona Glascodine, Fiona Fraser, Graham Stanley and Graeme Fisher

Friday 16 February 2018

Results - Spring League Round 4

L Fisher v M Coutts (8-2)
A Shand v J Florance (4-6)
P Ward v M Fisher (5-9)
K Johnston v G Stanley (8-3)

Sunday 11 February 2018

Results - Spring League Round 3

P Ward v A Shand (9-2)
K Johnston v J Florance (8*-9) [*club rule 1 invoked 6 shots added to K Johnston score]
M Fisher v L Fisher (3-11)
M Coutts v G Stanley (9-6)

Thursday 8 February 2018

Results - Mixed Doubles Round 1

M Fisher & N Bruce v F Fraser & A Shand (6-2)
C Ross & G Stanley v A Dunbar & B Smith (6-3)
H Ogg & R Shand v L Fisher & G Sword (5-3)
J Johnston & I McKay (Bye)

Friday 2 February 2018

Results - Pairs Semi Finals & Final

Semi Finals
C Forbes & P Ward v R Shand & J Florance (6-0)
B Yeats & F Fraser v G Stanley & N Paterson (7-4)

C Forbes & P Ward v B Yeats & F Fraser (7-1)

Congrats to the winners. Thanks to the 20 players for supporting the Pairs this season.

The score spreadsheet is here.

Thursday 18 January 2018

Results - Pairs Quarter Finals

C Forbes & P Ward v P Knoll & M Fisher (6-1)
B Yeats & F Fraser v A Shand & A Dunbar (4-3)
R Shand & J Florance v I Ingram & L Fisher (6-1)
G Stanley & N Paterson v G Fisher & A Scott (4-1)

The score spreadsheet is here.

The semi finals and final takes place on Tuesday 30 January from 6.15pm after the Scottish Junior Championships which is being hosted all next week.

Wednesday 17 January 2018

Results - Spring League Round 2

K Johnston v A Shand (7-6)
L Fisher v J Florance (7-7)
P Ward v G Stanley (11-10)
M Fisher v M Coutts (4-6)

Friday 12 January 2018

Results - Spring League Round 1

P Ward v K Johnston (8-8)
A Shand v M Coutts (9-9)
M Fisher v J Florance (9-1)
L Fisher v G Stanley (7-4)

Tuesday 9 January 2018

Results - Pairs First Round

I Ingram & L Fisher* v C Forbes & P Ward (1-6)
G Stanley & N Paterson v R Shand & J Florance (6-2)
N Bruce & G Sword* v B Yeats & F Fraser (5-12)
A Shand & A Dunbar v G Fisher & A Scott (1-5)
A Macrae & F Glascodine v P Knoll & M Fisher (4-5)

* denotes teams eliminated from the competition after first round.

The quarter final draw will be made on Friday evening and circulated by email thereafter.