2019 -- Summer is here with a bang — nice to see.
A full compliment of 16 turned out on Tuesday evening for our summer bonspiel — good to see you all. We ran this as a progressive match with changes after the 3rd and 5th ends so all teams played each other and surprisingly it worked!!
Must admit that I arrived at the Peak in a gung-ho winning mood — it was going to be my trophy this year. Well that was as far as my aspirations got to as I have to admit coming last with 2 ends and 4 shots — pretty poor really and apologies to my team (Alix, Erin and Gordon). I thought we played well but obviously not as good as everyone else!! Richard with Laura, Ruth and Dave managed to keep off the bottom slot with 2 ends and 6 shots. Next Alan L, Janice, Rob and Fiona on 3 ends and 5 shots. The winners were Derek, Tom, Gill and Jackie on a very convincing 7 ends and 15 shots — well done — grrrr!
After our efforts on the ice we adjourned to the restaurant at the Peak where we ended the evening with good food, drink and copious chat.
A good evening — except for the result — we was robbed!!
Enjoy the rest of the summer which ends on Wednesday 11th September at 18.15 when we have our Opening Bonspiel.
2018 -- First many thanks for the support for our annual mid-summer bonspiel — 15 on the ice is I think the most we have had for this event with 12 venturing afterwards to sample the culinary delights of Springkerse View.
As the sun was going down the smoke signals from the East spelt out B-S-C-C-SUMMER-BONSPIEL and they came from far and wide, well frae Stirling maistly, to the big tent called the Peak. For the time for the challenge of the year, well trying to git clase enuf to the ice to thraw a stane, was upon us. On one side was Derek’s Dossers versus Mark’s Mudslingers and whit a stramash there wis with a fairly nip-and-tuck affair ensuing. On the other side Gordon’s Galloots took on Joe’s Jellies in a leisurely 6-end game with the Jellies coming to the fore in the latter half of their game. At the reckoning time the Mudslingers had amassed 4 ends and 3 points up whilst the Jellies equalled the 4 ends but with 4 shots up. The Big Chief praised the winning Jellies i.e. Joe, Janice and John, and handed o’er a gleaming cup o’siller. Precious wine was also distributed from the stash held at the Bodega del Young. Thereafter the feasting began with much chat and food which was good in parts. Afterwards and full of bonhomie we said our cheerios — and still the sun was trying to set!!
That’s it folks until September — I’m off to see my “shrink” now.