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Congratulations to David (Skip), Bill, May and John on their success in the Jim Gibb Trophy.

A superb showing from Partick who contributed to winning the Clive Thomson trophy for Dunbartonshire Province.  A 65-45 victory.

With Partick hit by illness we managed to complete a team at the very last moment (Thanks Heather) but were up against a strong Ski Club team who hardly put a foot wrong.  Partick lost a big 4 in the first end and then pulled it back to lose singles in subsequent ends before getting into our stride to take a one against them and blank an end.  The final result being 8-1 to the Ski Club.

A memorable and successful trip by 46 Partick members and guests to Dumfries House a week past Friday.
  • The meal was festive and very good indeed.  
  • The Royal Conservatoire Choir was spectacular. 
  • The bus connection/uplifts worked well
The evening provided the perfect opportunity for presenting the Stuart Watch to Heather Parton as the lady with the highest total in the points competition.  This watch has been given to the club by Alan Stuart, honorary member, who happily was in attendance.  The watch belonged to Alan's wife.  He told me she inherited it from her mother and thinks (but isn't sure) that his mother in law may have been given it while on a curling trip to Canada.  Provenance hazy, but a lovely piece of work with a curling scene on the front.  Worth a look if you have a chance.  A kind gesture by Alan which is much appreciated.  The award will be annual.
If you haven't visited Dumfries House, well worth it.  A superb setting and interesting history.   
Finally a couple of thank you's.  To Neil for organising the 175th anniversary Waverley trip in the summer out of which came the Dumfries House trip, by a circuitous route, .  And to Roger Sturrock, who with his usual unassuming efficiency got the whole evening organised, buses, meals, what have you, paid for and shepherded everyone to and fro with unfailing good humour.

Congratulations to Gordon's rink, represented by Gordon, David, Roger and Jim on thier victory in the Copeland cup.  Could not be a closer game with Gordon's team converting a one shot deficit to a one shot lead in the final end following a measure to decide if they had been successful.

 

After a slightly sad competition report for the Allan Cup we have faired better in the Rink Championship competition with a final win against Cathcart Castle.  Sadly still not quite enough to see us progress in the competion with two wins and two losses we have ended up in third place.   

Doing well in the David Duncan thus far with two wins and a peel - Maybe this will be where Partick can cover ourselves in glory?

 

In the winter league it is fairly close at the top but Gordon Lyon's team has opened up a small gap of 3 points in front of Roy's, but Roy does have a game in hand. 

Not a great run for us in the Allan Cup this year.  Played 5, won 1, lost 4.  Even in the last game against Glasgow Academicals we were in a strong position with a score line of 6-1 after the 5th end and then managed to proceed to lose a 4 then a 2 in the last two ends.  Duh!  

Doing better in the David Duncan but not much to boast about in the Rink Championship.  Maybe the spring will see Partick fire on all cylinders again.  Full results are available from the competitions pages.

Following the success that Partick had in reaching the finals of the David Duncan competition last season we were invited to represent Breahead in the Superleague finals in Forfar over the weekend of 28/29 Oct 2017.  A top quality event with many players who have represented Scotland in international competitions as our enemy.  Cool

 

Our team performed well but did not progress into the knockout stages having had three close games with two of them going the wrong way.  Our first match was against the Borders who led throughout the game but we were in touch all the way, finishing with a 7-4 loss.  The second game was against a local Forfar team and Partick won the last 4 ends to earn the victory 6-5.  The final game against the Peak (Stirling) swung both ways but ended up 7-7 going into the last end where the hammer advantage meant the game ended up 9-7.

Hard to believe but curling this season is well underway with the first two competions already completed.  Congratulations to David Scott on a well deserved vistory in the points competition and to John Summers/Anne Smillie/Pat Shaw on their victory in the opening bonspeil - The Dan McFarlane.

Link to see their victorious faces can be followed in the gallery.