Hamilton & Thornyhill Curling Club
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This season's Cameron Quaich is now underway with Arthur Devine and Jim Waddell winning the first matches. These and all future results can be found on the Results and Standings page.
No peeled games last week in the Aikman Cup but a couple of defeats for the top two sides - John Harcourt defeated leader David Hall by 7-1, while Laura Ritchie breezed past Alan Hall by 8-2. All of which leaves the table even closer with games running out before the playoffs. Full details can be found here.
Happy New Year to all! After the festive break we're back down to business in the Aikman Cup where David and Alan Hall continue to lead the way, David maintaining a one point lead with each having two games left in the round robin. David's latest result was an 8-8 peel with Iain Hathorn, the latest of many in this season's competition. In my experience peels are relatively uncommon in the Aikman Cup, so I've had a look back at recent seasons. Over the last 5 seasons there have been a total of 10 peeled games. This season there have been no fewer than 8 so far. Every side has had at least one and Kevin Keenan has had 5! Perhaps a sign of how close and competitive this season's competition is?
Congratulations to Robert Kirkland and his team who defeated David Hall's side 8-4 in last night's Gold Medal final. David started in fine form taking 4 in the opening end before Robert replied with two at the second. However consecutive single point steals over ends three to six turned the game on its head before a further steal of two at the seventh sealed the win for Robert and his team of Richard Fergusson, sub Marion Fergusson and Ross Orr.
In the Aikman Cup, everyone has now played each other once. WIth six games each under their belts, David Hall and Alan Hall lead the way with John Harcourt still in third spot. Iain Hathorn finally got his first win in the competition, moved off the bottom of the table and ensured that with 4 games each remaining, all seven sides are still in with a chance of making the playoffs.
The Gold Medal round robin matches are now complete and the final standings can be found on the Results page. The final is this coming Monday evening 11th December at 5.45pm and features the top two sides from the round robin as first placed Robert Kirkland takes on second placed David Hall. The two had a very close match earlier in the competition and the final could well be the same.
The Aikman Cup is now past the halfway stage with David Hall still leading the way after a narrow win over Iain Hathorn last week. For all of the scores and the latest league table, click here.
Although there are two games remaining in the Gold Medal, David Hall's win over Jim Waddell earlier this week means he has booked his place in the final against Robert Kirkland. After a very close game between the two in the round robin, the rematch should be another good game.
Meanwhile, in the Aikman Cup, David Hall retook the lead from brother Alan with a win over Isabelle Tait last night. For all the scores and tables, click here.
With all teams in the Aikman Cup now having played 4 games, we have a three way tie at the top. Alan Hall, David Hall and John Harcourt all have 6 points with Alan just ahead on ends won. Check out the latest results and standings here.
Elsewhere, don't forget that our very own Kyle Waddell is in St Gallen, Switzerland this week, as second in Kyle Smith's Scotland team competing in the European Championships. You can follow their progress on the RCCC and WCF sites.
In this week's Gold Medal games it was the clash of the two unbeaten teams and it was Robert Kirkland who came out victorious, his 5-4 over David Hall guaranteeing his side a place in next month's final. The second spot is still up for grabs with three teams in pursuit of David Hall. Next week's game between David Hall and Jim Waddell could prove decisive. The latest standings are here..
More results for you from both the Gold Medal and the Aikman Cup. In the former, Robert Kirkland and David Hall are unbeaten while Arthur Devine and Isobel Waddell are looking for their first points. In the latter, three sides are tied on four points from three games and a close competition beckons for the rest of the season.
This week's results from both the Gold Medal and the Aikman Cup have been added. It's very early stages for both competitions of course but Robert Kirkland has started the Gold Medal with 2 wins from 2, while Alan Hall has done likewise in the Aikman Cup. David Hall leads the Aikman on ends won, however, having played a game more.
The competitive season is now well underway with results in from both the Gold Medal and the Aikman Cup. These have been added to the Results page. Check back for further regular updates as the season progresses.
As promised, all of this season's fixtures have now been uploaded to the site and are available to view here
The new season will soon be here and the website will be updated over the next week or so to show all of the new fixtures. The opening day competition is for the Knowetop Salver this year and is on Thursday 21st September at 5.45, followed by High Tea at around 8.30. The match secretary for this is new President Archie Kirkland. Please check your fixture list and advise Archie if you are unable to play.
In the meantime all of last season's news items have been moved to the Archives page