Team 2020 -- Alan P, Erin, Jill and Jackie

 

2017/18

What an enjoyable evening this was, played in a competitive but friendly spirit. Our team in order was Alan P, Joe, Craig, Ruth. We had to play 3 x 2-end games, followed by a High Road or Low Road final.

We beat Airthrey Castle 5-0; we beat Blair Drummond 3-0; we lost to Stirling Young Curlers (last year's winners) 3-5.

We then found ourselves in a one-end High Road final against Blair Drummond. The toss of the coin gave us last stone. With only 2 stones left to play we were lying 3 in a fairly crowded house, with one side of the sheet blocked and the other side still drawable. As I remarked to Craig during this game, my mouth was as dry as the bottom of the proverbial parrot's cage due to adrenalin! Then my oppo played a lovely draw to lie against our counting shot and biting the pot lid. I then had to lie against him and move him just enough to let me onto the pot lid although there wasn't a lot of room for his stone to go anywhere, and this I did but the way the stones moved against each other meant we lost the game and the whole competition by just 2" ! Our team were firing on all 4 cylinders and we definitely upheld the honour of Borestone.

A photo of everyone should appear in next week's Observer. Everyone except Joe then adjourned upstairs for a meal, chat, and presentation of prizes, and including thanks to Claire Giles for providing the trophy and to Blair Drummond C.C. for organising the whole event.

 2018/19

We did not win the Graeme Giles Trophy!!  We won the first round against Airthrey 2-1, the second round against Blair Drummond 4-0 and the third round against  Stirling Young Curlers 4-0.  However by some convoluted system of accounting we had to play a final end against Stirling Young Curlers which we lost 1-0 and therefore the Stirling Young Curlers won again.  A curious scoring system!!