Hamilton & Thornyhill Curling Club
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With the ongoing spread of Coronavirus and government advice and restrictions, Lanarkshire Ice Rink is now closed until further notice. As such, the club's closing bonspiel and the points competition are now cancelled and the AGM and Prizegiving has been postponed until further notice. It is hoped an AGM will be held at some point in the future when safe to do so.
In the meantime please continue to follow government instrructions and stay safe.
Belated congrats to Arthur Devine and his team of Arthur Kenny, Stephen Halla nd Kate Adam who won this season's Cameron Quaich with a 7-5 win over David Hall, Isobel Waddell, Archie Kirkland and Gerry Clifford. Arthur's side were unbeaten in the round robin stage of the competition but took a while to find their feet in the final as a couple of steals gave David a healthy 5-1 lead after 5 ends. However Arthur and his team turned things around with 2 singles before stealing the final end (and the trophy) with a four at the 8th for the 7-5 victory.
Arthur Devine and David Hall will face each other in this season's Cameron Quaich final in a rematch of the last round robin game last Monday. In that game, Arthur's side had a thumping 14-4 victory over David's team which gave Jim Stirling the chance to reach the final. Unfortunately for Jim, he lost his match to Jim Waddell, the latter stealing singles in each of the last 3 ends for a 5-2 win. Final standings can be found here.
Congratulations to David Hall and his team of Arthur Kenny, Kat Howes and Jo Young who defeated Alan Hall, Steven Hall, Marion Fergusson and Wilbert Hall 9-8 in Thursday's Aikman Cup Final. The final proved to be one of the most exciting in recent years with Aan mounting a great comeback only to lose by a single shot at an extra end. The sides traded 2s before David's third end single was bettered by Alan's 2 at the fourth. There were some excellent draws as well as delicate taps and hits in the early ends but David's 4 at the fifth end gave him a 7-4 lead and some breathing space. A blank sixth was followed by the first steal of the match as David led 8-4 after 7. Almost out of nothing Alan produced a couple of good shots to take a three at the 8th and then stole a single at the ninth when David's last stone takeout caught a guard. The extra end went all the way as David managed a hit for a single with his last stone to take the trophy.
Meanwhile, the Cameron Quaich just has a couple of games remaining before the finalists are decided. In what has been a pretty even competition so far, Arthur Devine, David Hall and Jim Stirling all have a chance of reaching the final. Click here for all the scores and standings.
David Hall will meet his brother lan in this year's Aikman Cup final after Kevin Keenan was unable to defeat Alan in the last round robin match this week. Although David himself lost to Iain Hathorn, his seven points from eight matches was enough to finish a point ahead of Iain, Fiona Moffat and Kevin. The final is this coming Thursday, 6th February at 8pm. It'll be a chance for revenge for Alan who was unbeaten in the Gold Medal round robin but lost the final to David. Can he prevail this time? Why not come along and watch what should be an entertaining match!
The Aikman Cup positions are a little clearer after the latest games. With a pair of matches remaining, only David Hall and Kevin Keenan can now join Alan Hall in the final. David is a point ahead of Kevin and four ends better off so it looks likely that Kevin will need to beat the unbeaten Alan Hall team in his final match while, even then, a peel for David against Iain Hathorn should be enough to see him through.
Time now for an Aikman Cup update and Alan Hall's side lead the way, unbeaten after 6 of their 8 games played. That's enough to guarantee them a place in the final but who they play is very much to be decided as just 2 points separate the remaining 4 sides. It could well be the final pair of matches at the end of the month that decides the second finalists. As always, check the Results page for all the latest scores and league table.
Belated congrats to David Hall and his team of Drew Cameron, Stephen Hall and Maryanne Hall on winning this season's Gold Medal. In the final, before Christmas, David beat his brother Alan - who had been unbeaten in the round robin matches - by 9-4.
The Cameron Quaich is now underway and the first matches have been added to the results page here.
We now have all the results from the first half of Aikman Cup games for this season, where Alan Hall is currently unbeaten and leads the way from Kevin Keenan. Click here to see the results and the latest table.
The last Gold Medal round robin match last night saw David Hall defeat Robert Kirkland 10-4 to leapfrog Jim Waddell and join his brother Alan in next week's final. David finishes ahead of Jim on ends won and will play Alan on Monday 2nd December at 5.45. All of the round robin scores plus the final standings can be found on the Results page
The penultimate round of matches in the Gold Medal last night saw comfortable wins for Jim Waddell over Jim Stirling and Alan Hall over Arthur Devine. Those results mean that Alan Hall will go into the final having won all 5 of his matches. Who he plays in that final depends on the result of the final round robin game next Monday - a win for David Hall over Robert Kirkland will see him leapfrog Jim Waddell on ends won. Jim will be relying on Robert to win to secure his place in the final. All of the results and standings can be found here.
In the Gold Medal, Alan Hall leads the way with four wins from four and has secured his place in next month's final. The second spot is very much up for grabs though with three sides all on four points and everyone having one game left to play. There are two matches on Monday 18th so the picture should be clearer after that, although David Hall will still have a chance to claim second place the following Monday when he plays his final match.
Results from the first few Gold Medal matches have been forwarded and are now available, along with an up to date table, on the results page here.
Welcome back everyone! "Summer" appears to be well and truly over and a new season will soon be upon us. The new fixture lists have been distributed and I hope to have the website updated in the next few days. Last season's news and results will be moved to the archive pages where they stay as a record of previous years.