2016 Christmas teams for 8pm.

Since the 8pm league finished last week we’re playing a fun session for the last week before Christmas.  Last year we played East v West so this year teams have been roughly based on a North / South split and will be as shown below (also from the spreadsheet here):

N1 N2 N3 N4
Richard Pougher Garry Coombs James Pougher Alastair Lyon
Malcolm Watson Margaret Meikle Alistair Reid Mike Thackray
Rachel McCann Martin Lloyd Chris Houlbrooke Peter Schofield
Ann Meikle Lisa Peters Diana Houlbrooke Jan Costello
S1 S2 S3 S4
Jamie Fletcher Rhys Phillips Adrian Meikle Andy Hannah
Simon Pougher George Hood Dawn Watson Di Hannah
Delyth Glyn Jones Gilbert Ashworth John Massey Alistair Clark
David Whomsley George Fyffe Karen Massey Helen Andrew

The plan is to play two games of 1 hour (4 ends) each.  To make sure that fits in the time the whistle will go at 8:55 and if the team with hammer have played one less stone then they may take a final shot but otherwise it’s first game over.

Winner (North or South) will be the side with highest total number of shots across their 4 teams over two games.

To keep it simple we’ll start with:

Lane B Lane C Lane D Lane E
N1 v S1 N2 v S2 N3 v S3 N4 v S4

then rotate North to the right and South to the left to give second games as

Lane B Lane C Lane D Lane E
N4 v S2 N1 v S3 N2 v S4 N3 v S1

Bonspiel 2015 – Final Results

John Brown’s team was crowned champions of the Welsh Bonspiel this year.

Full Results

Bonspiel Trophy Match (Sheet B)

End 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Extra TOTAL
A Storrie  0  0  1  1  0  0  0  X  4
J Brown  2  2  0  0  1  1  2  X  8

J & M Trophy (Sheet C)

End 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Extra TOTAL
H Lyon  0  1  0  1  1  0  1  0  7
K Horton  1  0  2  0  0  2  0  2  4

Stan Williams Trophy (Sheet D)

End 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Extra TOTAL
G Farquaharson  0  0  1  1  0  1  0  1  4
A Meikle  2  1  0  0  1  0  2  0  6

 

Welsh Bonspiel 2015: Final tables

Day three of the Welsh Bonspiel started with the final group matches for the Red Section, followed by the Green. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked teams in each section would then play each other for the main trophies.

Red Section

G Farquharson 8-7 G Adam

G Adam 6-7 H Lyon

A Storrie 7-4 C Martin

L Gregory 16-2 M Yuille

Final Group Table

Team Points Ends Shots Shot +/-
A Storrie 7 16 25 +6
H Lyon 6 15 23 +3
G Farquaharson 5 15 27 +3
C Martin 4 18 27 +10
G Adam 4 14 28 +3
M Meikle 2 14 24 -10
M Yuille 0 7 20 -24

 Green Section

H Stewart 2-8 J Manson

N Murray 2-8 D Robertson

L Beever 5-13 A Meikle

K Horton 5-7 J Brown

Final Group Table

Team Points Ends Shots Shot +/-
J Brown 6 19 23 +5
K Horton 6 16 37 +21
A Meikle 5 16 31 +7
L Beever 4 14 25 -2
D Robertson 4 13 22 +3
N Murray 3 14 20 -5
J Manson 2 13 20 -9
H Stewart  2 10 13 -18

 

The finals are therefore:

A Storrie v. J Brown (Welsh Bonspiel Trophy)

H Lyon v. K Horton (J&M Trophy)

G Farquaharson v. A Meikle (Stan Williams Trophy)

Welsh Bonspiel 2015 (Day Two)

A brightly painted curling stone

Commemorative stone for the 36th Welsh Bonspiel

After one match, every team was still easily in with a chance of making one of the three finals on Sunday afternoon. On Saturday, the order of play was reversed, with the Green Section on early and the Red on Late, and by the end of the day one team had already secured a place in the finals – though which one is still to be determined depending on Sunday morning’s results. Continue reading

Welsh Bonspiel 2015 (Day One)

Curling in progress

Play in progress at Day one of the Welsh Bonspiel 2015

Sixteen teams are at Greenacres Curling Rink this weekend for the 36th Glenfarclas Welsh International Bonspiel. The competition is split into two sections, Red and Green, with the top 3 teams in each section to go through to the Finals. Position is determined by points (win = 2, draw =1), then ends, then shots made, then shot difference.

On day one (Friday) the opening matches were as follows:

Red Section (3pm)

L Gregory 6-3 G Farquharson

H Lyon 7-5 C Martin

G Adam 9-6 M Meikle

M Yuille 5-7 A Storie

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No Curling at Deeside, Mon 26th Oct

Next week is the Half Term break for Flintshire. Deeside Ice Rink will be over-run with schoolchildren going ice skating, and therefore not available for curling on 26th October.

Meanwhile, the Welsh Bonspiel runs from Friday 30th October to Sunday 1st November, so there will be updates from Greenacres over the long weekend to help stave off the curling-withdrawal symptoms.

All being well, we should resume curling at Deeside on Monday 2nd November.

Welsh Championships Day 2

The majority of matches in the Welsh Championships 2015 take place today (Saturday). With one round-robin match left for each team on Sunday, performance today matters.

  • After day one, three teams had the early advantage, but the second draw saw two of those three lose and produce a 4-way tie for second place. The day started well for James Pougher’s team who took a 9-1 victory over Andrew Robbins. Adrian Meikle’s side had less fortune in their second game, as Hugh Meikle came through a tight match with a 7-5 win. The third match of that session saw Jamie Fletcher’s team chalk up their first win of the competition, as they beat Laura Beever’s team 12-9 in another very tight match.

     

    Draw 3 saw James Pougher’s team maintain their winning record, as they beat beat the ladies 10-1. Two teams, led by Adrian Meikle and Jamie Fletcher/Andrew Tanner, were tied for second place, as Adrian beat Andrew Robbins’ team 8-4, while Hugh Meikle was the victim of a 9-4 win for the Fletcher/Tanner team.

  • On Sheet C, James Pougher’s team started well by improving their draw-shot score and have hammer advantage in the first end, though they only took a single shot in the first end. Despite having lost the hammer, they quickly took control of the match, stealing 2s and a 3 to lead8-0 at the half-way stage. Robbins’ team managed to restrict Pougher to just 1 in the 5th, and took a single shot in the 6th end, but by then the score was conclusive and they shook after 6 ends to give Pougher victory 9-1.

    On Sheet D, it was a family affair as father Hugh Meikle took on son Adrian Meikle, and it was a closely-fought match the whole way. Despite Hugh taking the lead in end 2 and never going behind after that, the match was quite close the whole way. The teams shook after 7 ends with the score 7-5 in favour of Hugh.

    Sheet E saw another close match between the ladies’ team of Laura Beever and the Fletcher/Tanner team. The men took the early advantage by stealing in the first end, but the women had the perfect response by taking 4 in the second end. The men pulled ahead by 2 shots in the 4th end, but it was level at 6-6 after the 5th end. Eventually it was the men who took the win after a mistake with the final draw for the ladies gave up 2.

    Full results

    TEAM END 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 TOTAL
    Pougher 1 2 2 3 1 0 X X 9
    Robbins 0 0 0 0 0 1 X X 6

     

    TEAM END 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 TOTAL
    A Meikle 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 X 5
    H Meikle 0 3 0 1 3 0 0 X 7

     

    TEAM END 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 TOTAL
    Fletcher 1 0 3 2 0 0 4 2 12
    Beever 0 4 0 0 2 3 0 0 9

    Standings

    Here are the standings after the second draw of the round-robin. Each team will play a further 2 matches on Saturday, with the last round-robin session on Sunday morning.

    TEAM WINS DRAWS LOSSES
    Pougher 2 0 0
    A Meikle 1 0 1
    Robbins 1 0 1
    Fletcher 1 0 1
    H Meikle 1 0 1
    Beever 0 0 2

    In the event of a tie at the end of the competition, the win-loss record between tied teams will decide the difference. If this is inconclusive, the average score in Draw Shot Challenge (discounting the largest) will break a 3-way tie.

  • On Sheet B, Adrian Meikle got the best result from the Draw Shot Challenge and took full advantage of the hammer in the first end, taking 3 shots straightaway. Robbins’ team took 2 in the second end, but after that never looked likely to catch Meikle, who went on to take the match 8-4.

    On Sheet C, Hugh Meikle was up against Jamie Fletcher and Andrew Tanner’s team. For the younger team it was a more convincing result than in their match earlier in the day. Fletcher’s team managed to steal in the first end, and despite a couple of twos Hugh’s team were always struggling to catch up, and after a few crucial missed takeouts they shook after 7 ends with Fletcher/Tanner 9-4 ahead.

    Sheet D was host to a comprehensive victory for James Pougher’s team, and the match was over after just 6 ends. Beever’s ladies had the hammer in the first end, but it was not until end 5 when they finally got on the scoreboard. The sixth end saw the men take a 4, and with it a win 10-1.

    Full results

    TEAM END 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 TOTAL
    A Meikle 3 0 2 2 0 1 0 X 8
    Robbins 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 X 4

     

    TEAM END 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 TOTAL
    H Meikle 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 X 4
    Fletcher 1 0 3 1 1 0 3 X 9

     

    TEAM END 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 TOTAL
    Beever 0 0 0 0 1 0 X X 1
    Pougher 2 1 2 1 0 4 X X 10

    Standings

    Here are the standings after the third draw of the round-robin. Each team will play a further match on Saturday, with the last round-robin session on Sunday morning.

    TEAM WINS DRAWS LOSSES
    Pougher 3 0 0
    A Meikle 2 0 1
    Fletcher 2 0 1
    Robbins 1 0 2
    H Meikle 1 0 2
    Beever 0 0 3

    In the event of a tie at the end of the competition, the win-loss record between tied teams will decide the difference. If this is inconclusive, the average score in Draw Shot Challenge (discounting the largest) will break a 3-way tie. The top 2 teams go through to the final.

  • A summary of Draw 4 matches will appear here after 19:00.

    Full results

    TEAM Sheet B END 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 TOTAL
    Beever
    H Meikle

     

    TEAM Sheet C END 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 TOTAL
    A Meikle
    Pougher

     

    TEAM Sheet D END 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 TOTAL
    Fletcher
    Robbins

    Standings

    Here are the standings after the fourth draw of the round-robin. Each team will play a further match on Sunday morning, and the top-ranked 2 teams will meet in a final on Sunday afternoon.

    In the event of a tie at the end of the competition, the win-loss record between tied teams will decide the difference. If this is inconclusive, the average score in Draw Shot Challenge (discounting the largest) will break a 3-way tie. The top 2 teams go through to the final.

Welsh Championships Day 1 round-up

Welsh Championships welcome signThe first session is now complete at the Welsh Championships 2015, and of the three matches, two were absolute nail-biters and saw changes of fortune in the closing stages.

At the end of the day, three teams have secured their all-important win, with teams Pougher, Robbins and A Meikle taking the early lead in the competition.

Summary

On Sheet F, Adrian Meikle’s team wasted their hammer advantage in the first end by giving away 1, but quickly took control of their match against Laura Beever’s by scoring 5 in the second end. The ladies’ team couldn’t turn the match around, and shook after 6 ends.

On Sheet E, Hugh Meikle and Andrew Robbins had a closely-fought match until around mid-way, with the lead switching hands 4 times throughout the game. However, it was the seventh end that proved crucial, as Andrew scored 3 to regain the lead and that momentum lasted into the final end.

Sheet D was host to a very close match between James Pougher’s team and the team entered by Jamie Fletcher (skipped by Andrew Tanner). Pougher, who is playing with the regular Welsh men’s team, struggled to control the match and Fletcher’s team took advantage to lead 6-2 after 6 ends. The match turned in the seventh end, when a cluster of guards left on the centre line allowed James Pougher to take 4 shots and level the match at 6-6. In the final end, despite Andrew Tanner throwing a perfect draw weight with his final stone the shot curled too far, giving Pougher the match.

Full results

Team End 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total
Pougher 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 2 8
Fletcher 0 0 3 0 1 2 0 0 6

 

TEAM END 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 TOTAL
Robbins 0 2 0 0 1 3 4 X 10
H Meikle 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 X 5

 

TEAM END 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 TOTAL
Beever 1 0 0 0 0 1 X X 2
A Meikle 0 5 3 2 1 0 X X 11

Standings

Here are the standings after the first draw of the round-robin. Each team will play a further 3 matches on Saturday, with the last round-robin session on Sunday morning.

TEAM Wins Draws Losses DSC* total
A Meikle 1 0 0 188.9
Robbins 1 0 0 227.0
Pougher 1 0 0 240.4
Fletcher 0 0 1 51.5
H Meikle 0 0 1 185.3
Beever 0 0 1 370.8

* – Draw Shot Challenge. Under the new WCF regulations, all teams must deliver 1 clockwise and 1 counter-clockwise draw shot before every match, which is then measured. During the course of the championships, all players from all teams must deliver at least one on each rotation. The combination of both measurements (in cm) is used to determine which team has last stone advantage in that match, and will be used to break any 3-way ties (after win-loss record between tied teams).