Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Scottish Seniors 2012

Congratulations to the Willie Jamieson rink for reaching the finals of the Scottish Senior championships for a second consecutive season. The team is made up of three Ballindalloch members, Skip Willie Jamieson, Gordie Kennedy and David McGaan along with fourth member David Kelly.

The team came through the qualifying event at Greenacres on a record of three wins and one loss, topping the group. They now head to the finals at Hamilton from February 9 - 12 where they have drawn to play against former Scottish Champion Graeme Adam, as well as Jack Steven, Billy Nairn, Don Stark and David Hardie.

We wish the team best of luck in the finals.

top photo: skip, Willie Jamieson in action at Greenacres

Below: Gordie Kennedy in action.

2012 Bookless Quaich

On Saturday the Ballindalloch team of Steve McGingle, Robert Bremner, Tony Duncan and Audrey Marr travelled the short distance to Inverness to compete in the 2012 Area 10 Bookless Quaich.

Having been drawn to play the Bught Ladies in the opening game the team believed they were in for a rough ride! Bught Ladies having won the opening Bonspiel of the season. On the day though a very different Bught team took to the ice. Ballindalloch controlled the game from the start scoring 2 consecutive 3's before a big 5 killed the game.

Final score: Ballindalloch 14 - Bught Ladies 2

Having been the highest scoring team from the opening session Ballindalloch took on Jim Robb's Highland rink in the afternoon game. Steve, having blanked the first end, took his pair in the second end quickly followed by a 3 in the third. Good play by the Highland rink in the closing ends forced some excellent shot making from Ballindalloch to wrap the game up.

Final score Ballindalloch 7 - Highland 3

Having a far more superior shot difference than closest challengers Nairn, Ballindalloch won the Bonspiel and took home the Bookless Quaich for the first time in our history.

the photo shows the winning rink (L-R) Tony Duncan, Steve McGingle, Audrey Marr, Robert Bremner with the Bookless Quaich.