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Duneaton Salver
Club Points Winners 2023/24

Congratulations go to
Willie Cannon on 44 points
winning the Duneaton Salver

Top Lady was Janet Leiper on 26 points

In The Handicap
Tom Bryson was 1st with 53 points
Janet Leiper was Top Lady with 44 points

East Kilbride & Haremyres C.C. Duneaton Salver Points Winners 2022/23

By Margaret Brown

On Monday 5th February the Duneaton Salver Points Competition was played for,
13 EK and H members turned up to compete for this trophy
in what proved to be a very entertaining night.
When all the points were added up the results were,
1st Willie Cannon 44 pts,
2nd George Strang 43 pts
3rd Willie Baird 42 pts.

In the Handicap Competition,
Tom Bryson was 1st with 53 pts
and Bill Gibson and Willie Cannon were joint 2nd with 44 pts.
Janet Leiper won the ladies prize with 26 pts.
It was great to see such a good turn out
and hopefully even more members will compete for it next year.
Margaret Brown.

Club Points Competition
     Duneaton Salver

In season 1968 club member Arthur Frame and his sister Nan Frame
presented a salver to the club for points play.
This was to be known as the "Duneaton Salver".
From the early minutes of the club it would appear
that Points play was an annual event.
The earliest extant minutes are contained in Minute Book 3
and open with Season 1898
they note that at least one medal would be given for points play
the directors to arrange the day of play.
The Points Game was played on 4th February 1899 when 18 entered
the medal was won by John Baird with 31 Points.
A new medal was arranged to be given to the highest scorer each year
up untill season 1918..20 when it is first minuted that
a medal would be given to be kept for one year.
It is reasonable to assume that points play had taken place annually
from the inauguration of the Haremyres club in 1872
and the East Kilbride Club in 1830
If outdoor ice was available.

Photo of East Kilbride and Haremyres Curling Club Duneaton Salver for annual points play

Just yesterday (2nd Sept 2022),
Sheena and I met up with David Warnock great grandson of George Warnock
who was secretary of the Haremyres club from 1895 to 1915.
David kindly returned to the club his Great Grandfather's
1896-97 points prize a silver plate fruit bowl.
I have added George's name to the list of points winners.

               The Points Game
Four stones are played to each set piece over two sheets of ice.
ie. you get two shots on the first sheet before moving on to the second
with the opportunity to score a maximum of eight points on each set piece played.

Set   1 = Striking
Set   2 = Inwicking
Set   3 = Drawing
Set   4 = Guarding
Set   5 = Chap & Lie
Set   6 = Wick & Curl In
Set   7 = Raising
Set   8 = Chipping the Winner
Set   9 = Drawing Thro' a Port   
Set 10 = Outwicking

Club members taking part will normally play up to
set piece number nine "Drawing Thro' a Port",
set number ten "Outwicking" may then be used to resolve a tied position.

Points Play Winners
up to 1929/30 all play had been on outside ice
at Hairmyres Pond
there after the club took indoor ice at Crossmyloof.
No mention of Points Play appears in the minutes after 1927
when the usual conditions were to apply.
In 1968 the club were let down by Crossmyloof
with regard to playing points at a cheaper rate.
Points were played on 22nd April 1968 at Hamilton.
I would take it from this that Points Play was
a viable proposition on the club's own outdoor Hairmyres ice
but when curling moved indoors at Crossmyloof
it was deemed to be too expensive for the members to play.

Glasgow Province arranged a Points game April 1959
for the Province and also in order that the clubs could
have a competition at the same time.
AGM 1961 noted that ice was available at Crossmyloof
for Points play later in the season, members were notified.
Committee meeting 1965 some members desired to play points
so two rinks were kept aside for this purpose on 27th March 1965
27 members turned out for this game and had a most enjoyable night.
The winners being Jas. Craig and Andrew Bryson on equal points.

April 1977 a new trophy was presented to the club by Annie L. Scott
this trophy was to be awarded to the Lady gaining the highest points score
at the Points competition and be competed for annually.
At the request of the Ladies Committee
it was agreed that the original Annie Scott spoon for points
be given back to the original winner and that a similar spoon
be presented to last years winner. From now on a teaspoon would be
the prize along with the Annie Scott Biscuit Barrel.

From 1979 the Ladies Section have held their own points competition.
Lady members of the club may still take part
in the Duneaton Salver competition and do so.

1896-97 George Warnock....Butcher Hunter Street EK   
1899 Feb 6th John Baird....Dairyman EK   31 points
1900 Feb 10th  John Hamilton....Mains EK   17 points
1902 Feb 1stGeorge Warnock....Wallace Place EK   23 points
1903 to ice   
1907Christopher Strang....Duncanrigg EK   18 points
1908 to 1913winner not recorded   
1914..1915no play due to War   
1916John Craig....Sunneyside EK   20 points
1917 to 1964no points played   
1965James Craig and Andrew Bryson   Equal points   
1968James T Gracie   32 points
1969John Strang   31 Points
1970William Allison   27 Points
1971William Allison   33 Points
1972Lachlan McArthur   33 Points
1973John Strang   36 Points
1974James T Gracie   38 points
Top LadyIrene Taylor   36 points
1975James Dykes   33 points
Top LadyAlison Allison   27 points
1976John Strang   26 points
Top LadyLiz Colley   13 points
1977Gavin Wiseman   28 points
Top LadyMargaret Craig   17 points
1978Doris Strang   30 points
Top LadyDoris Strang   30 points
1979Not recorded    points
1980John Strang   27 points
1981Not recorded     points
1982George Strang    39 points
1983Sheena Drummie    42 points
Top LadySheena Drummie    42 points
1984Archie Craig     points
1985Archie Craig    44 points
1986Gavin Wiseman    45 points
1987Jim Neilson    47 points
1988xxx   xx points
1989xxx   xx points
1990Archie Craig   47 points
1991Jim Neilson   51 points
1992Archie Craig   xx points
1993John Strang   43 points
1994John Strang   38 points
1995George Strang Jun   47 points
1996William Baird    45 points
1997John Strang   43 points
1998Eric Richardson   50 points
1999Eric Richardson   37 points
2000James Baird   53 points
2001Willie Baird   44 points
2002Willie Baird   44 points
2003George Strang Jun   43 points
2004William Baird   45 points
2005James Baird   51 points
2006Eric Richardson   43 points
2007James Baird   37 points
2008Willie Baird   39 points
2009Jim Strang   42 points
2010Tommy Campbell   46 points
Top LadyCarolyn Baird   28 points
2011George Strang   46 points
Top LadyMarion Craig and Mhairi Baird equal   41 points
2012Tommy Campbell   43 points
Top LadyJackie Craig   35 points
Top JuniorEmma Hair   27 points
2013William Baird   41 points
Top LadyCarolyn Baird   40 points
Top JuniorCarolyn Baird   40 points
2014Emma Hair   40 points
Top LadyEmma Hair   40 points
Top JuniorJames Strang   34 points
2015William Baird   50 points
Top LadyHelen Drummond   32 points
Top JuniorJames Strang   34 points
2016Tommy Campbell   56 points
Top LadyAlison Paton   XXXX points
2017Willie Baird   46 points
Top LadyMargaret Ferguson   30 points
2018Willie Craig   40 points
Top LadyMargaret Ferguson   
2019Willie Baird   44 points
Top LadyMhairi Strang   
2020Willie Baird   46 points
Top LadyEmma Craig   39 points
2021Neil Fyfe   39 points
Top LadyNo Entry   
2022Neil Fyfe   46 points
Top LadyMargaret Brown   34 points
2023Willie Cannon   44 points
Top LadyJanet Leiper   26 points

Top Placings Under The Handicap System

2020 Bill Gibson and Willie Craig tied on   50 points
Top LadyEmma Craig had    49 points
2021 Alex Rennie on   46 points
Top LadyNo Entry    
2022 Margaret Brown on   50 points
Top LadyMargaret Brown   50 Points
2023 Tom Bryson on   53 points
Top LadyJanet Leiper   44 Points

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Last Update To This Page 7th February 2024