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Rink E got things right on the ice in the Spring league and know how to celebrate off it.  Congratulations!

The snow delayed Kirkwood cup took place on Wed 28th March.  This is a competition where two teams from each club take part and their scores are aggregated and the club with the best shot difference wins overall.  Partick took to the ice in a first game, against Bearsden Ski Club and came away with an 11-3 victory.  Setting things up nicely for the second team to carry on from where they left off.  The second game against Glasgow Accies saw another great Partick performance to gain another win of 10-2 so a 16 shot difference.  Unofficially this was just enough to pip Bearsden to the prize as they had a 14 shot difference.

Just the Province Jim Fraser Pairs competition to complete and the season draws to an end.   The weather is starting to get better so golf shoes, climbing boots, bicycles etc. can be brought out of the backs of the cupboards.

To celebrate Partick's 176th year the annual end of seasion Bell Bonspiel and dinner was held for the 159th time.   A hugely successful event with 6 teams battleing for the right to take the bell home with them at the end of the night.  (Provided they lived in the borough of Partick.)



Check out the gallery for some snaps of the competition.

Congratulations to Rink E in their victory in the Spring League.  


RINK Name P W D L Bonus Shots for Against Diff POINTS
E McGregor 10 7 1 2 8 84 48 36 23
C Macnaughton 10 6 0 4 8 76 61 15 20
D C Rattray 10 5 0 5 8 65 72 -7 18
B Lyon 10 4 0 6 9 68 62 6 17
F A Rattray 10 4 1 5 5 63 70 -7 14
A Lawrence 10 3 0 7 6 43 86 -43 12

Well done Partick, a fine showing in the final of the Allan Medal to overcome Duntocher 12 - 4.  The squad for the Allan Medal was John Summers, David Scott, Jim Aitchison, Bill Meikle & Roy Lauder/Ronnie Maclellan in earlier rounds


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.