POINTS REPORT 2021/22
By Brian Cassidy
10 members turned up to take part in the 2021-22 Points Competition.
Once again we used a handicap system to give those of us who are normally lower down the rinks
in the Punchbowl competition, a chance to win something.
We amended the bonus points from the last time as it was felt by some
that the extra points awarded had been too generous.
Based on the member's position in the Punch Bowl the bonus points were:
Skip - 0
Third - 8
Second - 16
Lead - 24
The winners were:
Scratch - Neil Fyfe on 39 points
Handicap - Alex Rennie on 46 points (based on his 24 bonus points)
Neil pipped Willie Baird, who finished on 38 points, to the top spot.
Chasing Alex for the winner of the handicap were Bill Gibson and Tom Bryson,
both on 45 points (+16 bonus).
In their last 2 shots, ironically called 'Chipping the Winner',
Neil and Alex scored a 2 with both of their final 2 shots
(Allan Brown being the only other curler to achieve this).
So they clearly benefited from playing right to the 'final whistle'
as these points made prizes for our 2 champions.
Alex was very surprised when his name was read out as a winner,
so much so that he bought everyone a drink!
To be fair, Neil did also offer to buy a round:-)
It was a good fun night and I'm sure that many more would enjoy the event
as no one worries about how the others are doing.
We would really like to see more of our female members take part.
There is usually a nice wee prize for the top female to win.
Don't be put off thinking your score might embarass you. I finished last
and I bet no one else can remember what my score was....
and ahm no tellin' ye either!