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31 March 2008 Sorry I forgot to mention that photographs from the Opening Bonspiel are available to view
27 March 2008

... and the fat lady has warbled her last note. 

Results and tables have been updated. 

Congratulations to 

Alan Scott and his Balvenie rink of Allan Jackson, Ian Hewitt, Suzanne Reynolds and Douglas Paterson for winning the League

Tony Moore and his Craigmillar rink comprising Liz Moore, Gillian Donald, Crichton Mouat, Ian Taylor and Derek MacGillivray for winning the Braid (so comprehensively)

Commiserations to Arnie Yule and his Aberlour rink and also to my Corstorphine rink. 

In addition, the Province League team have been relegated to Division 3 after somehow only managing to draw with Duddingston in the last game of the season (we needed to win to stay up). 'We wuz robbed' was never more appropriate. I have never played in such a one-sided game in my life yet not managed to win the game! The curling gods were not on our side that night.

15 March 2008

Barring a miracle of biblical proportions, Alan Scott's Balvenie rink are league champions. After a very close game against Ian Hastie's Fettercairn rink, Balvenie emerged triumphant by 8-6. The results and tables have been updated.

We have the closing Bonspiel on Monday evening @ 5:30pm. I still have 1 space left in the 8th rink. If you're interested please contact me.

The last games of the season take place this week, so it's time to switch to the summer sports ... now where did I put those golf clubs?

I'm looking to re-vamp the web-site over the summer, so if you have any suggestions on the how the site could be improved, please let me know.

2 March 2008

The results and tables have been updated as at the end of February.

Congratulations to Arnie's Aberlour rink on winning the Knockout cup. They may have finished bottom of the league but have obviously been saving their best form for the cup competition. Is this to ensure they qualify to play in Europe next season?

The race to win the League is entering the closing stretch. With only 1 game to go, Alan Scott's Balvenie rink and Iain Phillips' Glenfiddich team are tied at the top of the table on 18 pts. However, Balvenie's superior points difference means that a win in their final game (Thu 6th March) against Ian Hastie's Fettercairn rink, will see them win the title. If I may momentarily digress from my editorial neutrality ... come on Fettercairn !

Congratulations also to the Province League team on a fine 11-2 win against SIAE. This lifts us off the bottom of the table and sets up a relegation decider with Duddingston on Mon 10th March ... the loser is relegated to Division 3.

The AGM was held on Wed 20th February. Ian Taylor is stepping down as secretary after 9 years. Colin Marshall has a hard act to follow. Thanks to Ian for all his hard work. The other key appointment was Liz Moore as Vice President with Elizabeth McDiarmid stepping up to become the President. The Contacts page has been updated to reflect the new make up of the committee

Our (new) illustrious President continued where she left off when she was Vice President, by again winning the Vice President's challenge. This time she won 6-3 versus the new VP, Liz Moore.

17 Feb 2008

Just a quick update to cover the games in the first couple of weeks in February.

Congratulations to Team Blackford on winning the Braid League on Valentine's Day. Results went the right way for Tony, which means he now has an unassailable lead. Well done to Tony, Liz Moore, Gillian Donald, Ian Taylor, Crichton Mouat and Derek MacGillivray.

Thanks to Scott Millar, club members can benefit from a 5% discount from Pam at CurlingShoes.com. Pam is based in Barnton, Edinburgh so there is the added benefit of being able to collect your purchases and save on P&P. If you do make a purchase please mention Scott's agreement on behalf of RBS Curling Club to benefit from the discount.

10 Feb 2008

A lot has happened since the web site was last updated. We've had the Points, Pairs Final, Knockout semi-finals, West Linton challenge match as well as a very interesting league position as we approach the last few games of the season.

Congratulations to Alan and Sandy Scott (no relation) on winning the Pairs

Congratulations also go to Carolyn for winning the Points competition on our first outing of the year. 

Results and the League and Braid tables are up to date as at the end of January

Congratulations (?) to the Royal Bank team for picking up their 1st point of the season in the Province League 2. We also had a better year than last year in the Province Bonspiel in winning 1 game. Congratulations to Alan Scott, Scott Millar, David Linton and Sandy Scott on a fine win over Musketeers (who happen to be top of Province League 1).

The Knockout Final will be contested between Aberlour (Arnie Yule) and Fettercairn (Ian Hastie). Both semi-finals were excellent games with the outcome of both not decided until the last stone of the last end.

If you haven't already done so can you let Ian Taylor know if you are attending the AGM. He has sent out the invites and it would be good to get an idea of how many we can expect to turn up on the 20th Feb at Gogarburn House.

Finally, I now have photographs from the Opening Bonspiel (including Margery's graceful fall) which I will post on to the site once I have selected the best and reduced them to a size suitable for viewing online.

9 Dec 2007

There have only been a few games since the last update. Of those that have been played, the line up for the Knockout semi-finals is now known.

Thanks to 'Eagle Eye' Tony, a couple of errors in the online fixture list have been corrected.

Rather than all the communication for the club being one-way, I've set up a Yahoo Forum which allows us to post messages, send eMails to one another etc. You can access this forum by going to Yahoo. You will have to sign up to Yahoo to participate in the forum (unless you already have a Yahoo eMail account). 

Finally, I'll shortly send out an eMail looking for names to play in the Points competition on Saturday 5th Jan at 3pm. For those that have not played before it's a hugely enjoyable format where you try your hand at a wide variety of shots. 

25 Nov 2007

Everything on the site has now been updated. The Fixtures & Results page has been updated as has the Contacts page with the latest members information. The archive pages for 2006-2007 season provides lots of information on last season. In addition the Braid league table and the Knockout Draw have been updated following games played last week. I've added some new links to other useful websites

On the subject, of the Knockout Draw, I have to mention the 'Mr & Mrs' game played between Dalwhinnie & Glenfiddich on Wednesday, with Jennifer skipping one team and Roddy the other. Roddy showed no mercy in pursuit of a 15-3 drubbing of his wife. I think I know who was sleeping on the sofa that night !

Finally, did you know we have a star player in our club. A belated congratulations to Scott Millar. Go to this RCCC News page to see why.

20 Nov 2007

Sorry about the delay in getting the website up and running for this season. The league tables have now been updated to show positions as at 16th November.

I've also updated the list of reserves as I know many teams are struggling to put out the full compliment of players. The Teams, Knockout and Pairs pages have also been updated with this season's information

The fixtures and results and members details have still to be updated, but I should get that completed this weekend.

 

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