Hamilton & Thornyhill Curling Club
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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. Davidf 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.