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A few competitions completed now and there has been some prize giving at the events.   Have a look at the gallery for the mug shots of the clubs best curlers!    Also the  Spring league is well underway now with Rattray topping the table but only just ahead of the pack so the prize is still anyboties to claim.  Have a look at the competitions page to see the full table.

After a very strong game in the first round where Dumbarton never got off the starting blocks giving Partick a 15-1 victory we progressed to the second round to meet a Cardross side that hardly threw a bad stone.  We kept in the game until the 5th end when we lost a 3 which meant we had to play some high risk curling to build up a big end but unfortunately Cardross had the hammer in the final end which they used to great effect and take a one and see the Partick side knocked out.

Terrible news, after a fantastic run in the league section of the Allan Cup where we emerged unbeaten and top of the section the dreams were shattered on the 7th Jan 2016 by an on-form Glasgow Accies club.  The game was very close with the score after 5 ends being 3-2 to the bad guys - the hammer giving each team a point per end.  Unfortunately on the 6th end we lost a 2 against the hammer and suddently the clock was against us as it was close in determining if we had an 8th end or not.  As it turned out the 7th end was to the the final end which meant we needed a 3 to peel.  We managed to get two shots into the house but the opposition was sitting on the button and with the guards out-front we had no choice but to go for a really thin wick off one of their shots to roll onto their lying shot and push it out the house.  Sadly the final shot did not curl enough so we lost another in the final end to leave the score lying at 6-2.

 

Congratulations to Roy and his team on victory in the Autumn league.  A hard fault league this year but Roy popped out just 3 points clear of Iain Sim and his team.  Full table is available from the competitions page on the website.

It is also worth mentioning that the bonus point scheme that was introduced last year is bedding in well.  77% of the games played managed to get all eight ends in.  Special note to teams F, E and C which gained the highest bonus points of 9, 8 and 8 respectively.  Lets see if we can keep games moving along in this way during the spring league.

Congratulations to Gordon Lyon and his Team E on a solid victory in the final of the Copeland Cup.  He never looked back after taking a 6 on the third end!

Great game to finish off the Allan Cup round robin section.  Partick were up against a very strong Kelvinside team but with only a few wayward shots we kept ourselves in the game and the pressure on Kelvinside.  Going into the last end we were sitting comfortably with one shot lying against us but with two Partick stones inside the 4 foot circle.  The opposing skip played a perfect angled raise to chip another of his stones right onto the button and get the two he required to tie the game.

 

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total
Partick 1 0 1 1 0 1 0   4
Kelvinside 0 1 0 0 1 0 2   4

That gives Partick a played 6 won 5 peeled 1 record and gets us comfortably into the semi-final which is on Jan 7th.

Early October and a friendly game against Duddingston.  Don't ask about the scoreline but do have a look at the latest photos up in the gallery

Once again Partick Curling Club is active in the Glasgow "Doors Open" event with the clubhouse and curling pond open to the public.  Anyone who would like to have a look at the curling pond are welcome to come along to the club house which is located in Victoria Park, on the corner of Balshagray Ave and Victoria Park Drive North.

Anyone interested in more information or joining Partick Curling club are welcome to get in touch.  Simply send an e-mail to membership@partickcurlingclub.co.uk or click Send Mail for more information.

Bad news for the first game of the season.  A defeat 6-3 against Cadder 2 in the opening game of the David Duncan competition.  A good game but made tricky by an injury taking John Hamilton out of the game in the first couple of ends which left us with a three man team.  On keen ice with a 12' swing the lack of an extra sweeper was noticed with quite a few shots just missing their mark by an inch or two.

Coaching:

Ken McCall, a club member and RCCC coach, will be there with other club members to introduce you to the sport of curling and give you some expert advice and practical assistance.

The coaching lasts one hour and is free.

Footwear:

Clean footwear is essential as dirt can be transferred from outside footwear to the ice thus affecting performance. Please bring along clean trainers or other form of footwear.

An overshoe or slider placed over one shoe may be available on the night but this cannot be guaranteed at the moment.

Clothing:

Loose fitting, warm clothing is recommended. Jeans are not recommended.

Venue:

At the Braehead Curling Rink there is a bar where one can purchase coffee etc.

Curlers usually congregate there about 15 to 20 minutes prior to going on to the ice.  - Ask for Ken McCall or Roy Lauder.  (Anyone in a blue jumper with a Partick Curling Club badge!)