just a brief summary of the Centenary Bonspiel event............
8 rinks competed for this competition, thanks go to Margaret Brown
for arranging it and ensuring that everyone turned up.
Those of us of a certain vintage might recall the TV advert - 'Avon Calling'.
I noticed during the pre-match introductions that Jim Boyd
must have been seeing a lot of the Avon Lady,
as his fresh youthful looks were a major improvement
on the rugged farming look that I remembered him for.
Even his voice had changed as I heard him introduce himself as Jamie!
Turns out it was Jim's 13 year old grandson who was deputising for him.
Jim monitored the encouraging performance of the young fellow from the bar
and I'm sure he'll soon be an asset to EK&H. Jamie's got it sussed though,
as well as paying for the ice, his Grandpa bought him his tea!
To cut to the chase then, I'll concentrate on the top 3 performing rinks
in what was a closely fought finish - well, for 2nd and 3rd place at least!
In 3rd place (with +2) it was Neil Fyfe's rink
with Jim Morrison, Alison Paton and Elizabeth Forsyth.
Neil has me to thank, as I swapped with Jim Morrison
and handicapped James Strang's rink by my presence.
In 2nd place (with +3) it was Willie Cannon
with Fiona McGinnis, Alex Rennie and Bill Paton. (The Patons did well!)
The winning rink (with +12)
was Willie Dykes, Alison Patterson, Janet Leiper and Katie Brown.
So congratulations to Willie, Alison, Janet and Katy.
I think next year we will make sure we split you lot up:-)
Now the Bob Wiseman competition continues
with the Points and the Millennium Trophy Bonspiel
also still to be played and Covid permitting, surely we'll all be able
to get together for the Presentation Dinner on March 25th 7.00 for 7.30.