Curling from September

We are just 1 month away from the start of the new season! Please remember, if you want to play in either our 6pm or 8pm league, we need your form back this Sunday (9th August) at the latest. If you can’t find an email with your form attached, please contact Dawn & Adrian straightaway.

The actual structure of the league will be finalised over the next fortnight or so, once the deadline for entries has passed. Please do not ignore this, as if we have not heard from you we will have to assume you do not want to play next season, and we do not expect there to be space for people who have not registered to just turn up on Monday 8th September.

The waiting game…

It’s now July, and the summer off-season is upon us.

We won’t be curling at Deeside again until September, which at only 8 weeks away is much closer than in most years. Even so, it seems the break is going to be difficult to manage for some of our new players. Here’s an extract from an email we recently received.

Hi,
Tomorrow night is the last night of the extended Summer League and already feeling sad!!
We came along to a ” Try Curling” session in March and have been hooked ever since, and look forward to Monday evenings with great excitement.  We have met and made new friends and acquaintances in this short period of time and look forward to continuing in this tactical, stimulating and often frustrating sport!

The final arrangements for the new season, including the format and number of teams, is still being worked out – but we expect to start League curling on Monday 8th September.

If you are an existing FPOW member, or started in the last 12 months and have been playing in the Summer League, you should soon hear from us to get your preferences for next season. If you want to play in the 2014-15 season, we need you to let us know.

Spring League: for Beginners and established players

A curling 'hack', which looks rather like a sprint race's starting blockNext Monday (31st March) we begin the Spring League.

In this competition we will have a mix of new players and established curlers.  Beginners should be placed in a team along with an experienced player either as a fellow player or a mentor.

If you have never attempted Curling before, please do not sign up here. Instead, check out our TryCurling information and request a session.

Match Times

Games will start at 5pm, 6:30pm and 8pm, and last up to 1h30 (6 ends).  If possible, please arrive 5 minutes beforehand, to get equipment, complete the coin toss and be ready as soon as the ice is empty.

Cost

  • £8 per adult (per match)
  • £4 for under-21s

Why should I play in the Spring League?

Beginners: You are no doubt looking forward to playing your first competitive match.

Existing club members: We know most of you will not have played for a few weeks. Now is your chance!

If you would like to play on either or both 31st March or 7th April, please get in touch with Dawn now. Entries will close tomorrow morning, Tuesday 25th March.

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If the 2-week version of the Spring League is a success, we may continue curling at Deeside until June. Please wait for more information on this front…

Welsh National Championships 2014

The Welsh National Championships will take place in Dumfries on the weekend of 7th-9th March 2014. Teams will not be automatically be expected to represent Wales at European or World level if victorious – this will be determined via the Curling Performance Programme.

For more details about this event or the venue, please visit the event page for the Welsh Championships. Entry forms can also be found there to download.