13 April 2016

Rotary Golden Jubilee Trophy

2016 Rotary Golden Jubilee Trophy Winners
John King, Alex Fleming, Willie Baird skip and Willie Craig

Hamilton Advertiser Mixed Trophy

Hamiton Advertiser Mixed Trophy Winners East Kilbride CC
Back i to r  Paul Murray 3rd and Norman Whitfield lead
Front l to r Amy Toal 2nd and Anne Craig skip

17 March 2016

Boyd Senior Finals Day 2016

The Semi Final line up for the 2016 Boyd Seniors saw Wishaw, skipped by Bob Parry take on East Kilbride & Haremyres, skipped by Jackie Craig and Bathgate, skipped by Bob Smillie up against Dippool skipped by Jim Sandilands. Both Wishaw and Bathgate got off to fast starts and dominated their semi finals.
In the evening 3rd/4th playoff game East Kilbride opened up a 6 shot lead after only 3 ends. Back came Dippool however, narrowing the deficit to just 1 shot with 2 ends to play. A score of 2 in the penultimate end steadied the EK ship however and Jackie Craig's rink finished in 3rd place overall with a score of 8 shots to 6.
The final was even more a game of two halves ! With only 3 ends to play Wishaw lead by 6 shots only to lose a three, a two and then another fatal two in the final end thus gifting the game to Bathgate.
Winners. Margaret Robertson 3rd, Eric Richardson of sponsors Boyd & Co, Bob Smillie skip, Norman Birrell lead and Jack Robertson 2nd

Runners Up. Scott Lumsden 3rd, Bob Parry skip, Bill Robison 2nd, Eric Richardson and Brian Cunningham lead.

Lanarkshire Ice Rink is indebted to Boyd & Co, Insurance Brokers for their continued sponsorship of this very popular competition.

15 March 2016

Super League Finals Day 2016

This seasons Super League Semi Finals brought together the two youngest teams in the competition and also two of the more experienced teams.
Game one saw Luke Carson play Kyle Waddell. Although Kyle's team were the undoubted favorites, Luke held his nerve throughout the game, winning 3 shots to 2.
The other Semi final paired the Avondale Heather rink skipped by Hugh Neilson against Stirlings Neil Murray. This turned out to be another very close contest with Hugh, one up playing the last end without the hammer, stealing one shot for victory.
In the final, a steal of two shots in the 3rd end gave Hugh a 3 shot lead which he never relinquished, winning 6 shots to 3.
The Runners up were Luke Carson skip, Scott Gibson 3rd, George McConnell 2nd and Iain Waddell lead
 The winning team with the Super League Trophy
Robert Kirkland 2nd, Hugh Neilson skip, Stewart Anderson lead and Don Frame 3rd

Bob Mackintosh Trophy

Twelve teams contested this years final Sunday competition for the Bob Mackintosh Trophy. The competition is played over 3 six end games with the winner being the rink that has scored the most ends. After some very close and exciting games it was Luke Carson's team which lifted the trophy.
John Carson 2nd, Luke Carson skip, Scott Lumsden lead and Scott Gibson 3rd with Hamilton Ice Sports Club President, Drew Moffat

8 March 2016

2016 Presidents Plate

The annual invitation bonspiel for the President's plate was held on Friday 4th March. 48 curlers took part in an afternoon of fun and friendship followed by an excellent meal.The Ice Rink is indebted to Presidents John Warnock and Drew Moffat for all their work in ensuring the success of the day.
Our picture shows Hamilton Ice Sports Club President, John Warnock with the winning rink.
Tom Allan skip, Audrey King lead, Richard Fergusson 2nd and Isobel Waddell 3rd.

2016 Galloway Trophy Winners

Upperward of Lanarkshire Curling Club Galloway Trophy
Winners 2016 Coulter CC
Jack Wight 3rd, Hugh Jackson Skip, George Moffat lead and Robert Stewart 2nd

1 March 2016

Biggar & District and Upper Clydesdale Province - Presidents Cup Winners, Douglas CC

David Clarkston, Doug Telfer, Graham Coke and Colin Graham

RCCC Rink Championship - Lanarkshire Qualifiers, Coulter CC

Our Representatives at the RCCC Rink Championship Finals
Forfar 4th - 6th March 2016
Andrew Clark, Bill Marshall, Bryce Smith skip and Jack Wight

TB Dick Trophy Winners - Coulter C.C.

 Alan Jackson lead, Colin Wight skip, Robert Stewart 2nd and Andrew Clark 3rd.

18 February 2016

2016 Mixed Invitation Weekend

Winners 2016 Mixed Invitation Weekend
Kate Henderson lead, Grieg Henderson skip, Alastair McIntyre 2nd and Brenda McIntyre 3rd

Lanarkshire Province Bonspiel 2016

Winners of the Lanarkshire Province Bonspiel were Wishaw CC

The Wishaw '2' Team with the Trophy
l to r Alastair Black, Luke Carson, Bob Parry and Peter Harding

The Wishaw '1' Team comprised Scott Lumsden, Vicky Lumsden, Bill Robison and Brian Cunningham

Ladies Open Championship

Winners l to r  Margo Smith lead, Marion Craig 3rd, Margaret Richardson skip and Carole Marsh 2nd

Runners Up ( Gourock Ladies) Val Marshall, Wilma McIntyre, Lesley Smith and Annette Blair

3rd Place (Kinross)  Liz Glennie, Maggie Scott, Fiona DeVries and Susan Scougal

4th Place Alison Taylor, Jackie Craig, Isobel Waddell skip and Jane McLaren

A huge thanks to Glenmuir / Sunderland who sponsored the competition for the first time and came along on the day offering help and advice to the Ladies who had an interest in their sportswear.
Also a big thanks to all the teams that took part

13 January 2016

Cambusnethan Cup

Cambusnethan Cup Winners 2016

l to r  John Tait 2nd, Robert Tait 3rd, James Tait skip and Laura Weir lead.

8 January 2016

Yett Trophy 2015

Sixteen teams contested this years Yett Trophy which was held on Monday 28th December.

In Section A the team skipped by John King scored 4 ends at each of their first two games giving them a 2 end lead going into the last game against Connor Ballantyne. Despite going down by 2 ends to 3 they topped the section with Connor runner-up.

Section 2 was a much closer affair. Until the final game, it looked certain that the winner would either be Bryce Smith or Libby Marshall. David Haggart had other ideas, however, and a score of 5 ends in their final game catapulted the Haggart rink into the final with Libby Marshall runner-up.

The final was very close for the first 4 ends after which the Haggart team were a shot up. Scores of 3 and 2 in the last two ends however saw the John King team winners by 7 shots to 3.

In the 3rd / 4th game Connor Ballantyne defeated Libby Marshall 5 shots to 2.

Winners l to r  John King, Audrey King, Ian King, Lilias Hyslop and John Hyslop

Runners-up l to r  Gillian Haggart, David Haggart Lindsey Haggart and Alan Turner

As usual prizes were awarded to the youngest girl taking part - Lindsey Haggart and the youngest boy - James Mitchell

Two stalwarts of the Yett Trophy over many years celebrated their 80th birthdays within a couple of days of the competition and were presented with cakes complete with candles (not eighty though !)
Meg Allan

 Jimmy Maxwell

Once again a great day was had by all competitors, adults as well as children and the Ice Rink is again indebted to the Smith family for their continued sponsorship and particularly to Bryce Smith for all his work in organising the day

5 January 2016

Ladies Charity Invitation Bonspiel sponsored by Albert Bartlett

Some Pictures from the 2015 Albert Bartlett Ladies Charity Bonspiel
As usual great fun was had on the day and the magnificent sum of £939.06 was raised for the Ladies Section Charities

Section 1 Winners 

Section 1 Runners up and Fancy Dress Runners up

Section 2 Winners

Section 2 Runners up

Fancy Dress Winners

Fancy Dress 3rd Place

And Finally
Our Judges Beth Lindsay and Margaret Bankier

15 December 2015

Lanarkshire Farmers Trophy 2015

Lanarkshire Farmers Trophy 2015

The 2015 Farmers Trophy will be remembered for several reasons. Firstly it was the eighteenth to have NFU Mutual as its main sponsor. Sadly this was to be their final year of association with the competition and the Ice Rink is indeed indebted to them for their sponsorship since 1998.
For this years competition NFU Mutual were joined by Glenmuir - Sunderland who will continue to support the competition next year.

This year will also be remembered for the number of top teams who failed to qualify for the High Road knock-out. Principal among those was the defending champion rink skipped by Robert Clark whose two defeats in the round robin stage saw him exit the competition altogether. The same fate was to befall previous winner Robbie Stevenson while the young rink skipped by Craig Waddell would find themselves relegated to the Low Road thanks to a spirited display from James Dykes, skipping in the competition for the first time following the death of long time friend and skip, John Reid.

High Road semi-finals on Friday afternoon saw East Kilbride and Haremyres stalwart Willie Baird overcome Murrayfield's Robin Aitken 6 shots to 2 thanks to back to back twos at the 6th and 7th ends while Hugh Neilson's Avondale Heather rink proved too strong on this occasion for Douglas;s Ian Fleming, winning 6 shots to 1.

In the Low Road, Craig Waddell only needed 5 ends to beat Murrayfield's Basil Baird. The other Low Road Semi-final was a classic, swinging one way then another before Robert Kirkland beat Neil Sands by one shot.

Both finals were very good quality games. In the Low Road, Craig Waddell, with scores of two at the 6th and 8th ends overcame a one shot deficit to win by 5 shots to 3.
On the next sheet Willie Baird scored a 3 and a 2 in the 3rd and 4th ends to lead 5 - 1 at the halfway stage only for the Hugh Neilson team to force their way back into the match with scores of 2 and 1 at the 5th and 6th ends. Willie held his nerve to score 2 shots at the penultimate end and was able to defend his three shot lead down the last end.

High Road Winners Alex Fleming 2nd, Jim Motion lead, Willie Baird skip, Duncan McGregor 3rd 

High Road Runners up l to r Hugh Neilson skip, Jim Fleming lead, Don Frame 3rd and David Stobo 2nd

Low Road Winners l to r Craig Waddell 4th, Kyle Waddell 3rd, John Davie 2nd & skip, Jamie Allan lead.

A unique landmark was reached when Jim Motion received his winners prize. Jim played lead in Duncan McInnes's team which won the very first Farmers competition which was then sponsored by Lawrie & Symington back in 1980.

Lanarkshire Ice Rink are delighted to announce that CF fertilisers will be joining Glenmuir / Sunderland next year as sponsors of the Farmers Trophy

2 December 2015

Tom Gibson

Tom Gibson (1940-2015)

It is with regret that the Directors at Hamilton Ice Rink, advise that Tom Gibson passed away on Monday afternoon (30th November).

Rather poignantly, Tom died whilst curling surrounded by many friends as well as curlers he had coached over many years.

Tom was of course a well-known and popular curler, but was also a respected and valuable member of the Board of Directors, having served as such for over 27 years. He brought his expertise as a civil engineer to the Board  and his contribution, especially over the last few years, has been invaluable.

Tom was also a former president of Lanarkshire Ice Rink Club (twice)  and in addition to his services as a Director, he has also served almost continuously on committee for over 20 years.

His input to the social side of the Ice Rink has been no less valuable, especially in connection with major events, such as the Grand Match and his infamous “Clyde Steamer” concoction.

At this sad time, our condolences go to Eileen and the family.

Tom will be greatly missed

Tom's funeral will take place on Monday 7th December at 12.30pm at South Lanarkshire Crematorium, Blantyre

24 November 2015

Eight Teams Contested this years Caledonia Trophy. After three, six end games the clear winners were the team skipped by Drew Moffat.  Above left to right  Kevin Keenan lead, Drew Moffat skip, David Hall 3rd and Tom McGregor 2nd.

The Ice Rink is indebted to Wallace Express for providing the prizes.

19 November 2015

Grand Match Photos

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