Autumn schedule for 2016/17 – half term correction and Europeans.

Apologies everyone, the Autumn schedule for the current 2016 – 17 season has been updated again following a correction to ice availability dates from the leisure centre.

Please note that the original half term dates that I had anticipated pre-season were correct so we will be curling on the 17th October but there is no ice on 31st October.
Please also note that we will not be curling on the 21st November as a large number of people will be away at the Europeans. Season ticket payers will be credited with a week in the Spring session.
Schedule as at 6th October 2016
Teams can be found here Teams for Autumn league as at 4th September

Autumn schedule for 2016/17 – updated half term dates.

The Autumn schedule for the coming 2016 – 17 season has been updated to take account of ice availability dates from the leisure centre. Please note that there is no ice on 17th October but that we will be able to curl on 31st October (which I believe is half term in some parts of Cheshire).
Schedule for 2016/17 as at 1st October

Teams can be found here Teams for Autumn league as at 4th September

Autumn schedule for 2016/17 – updated following feedback.

The Autumn schedule for the coming 2016 – 17 season is now prepared and is available here
Schedule for 2016/17 as at 6th September

Teams can be found here Teams for Autumn league as at 4th September

You’ll notice there’s a blank week just before the Christmas match. I am assuming that there will be the usual skating competition somewhere in the Autumn and we will be requested to move 1 week’s games to this week to accomodate the skaters.

I hope everyone’s had a good Summer, see you on the 12th.

Autumn schedule for 2016/17

The Autumn schedule for the coming 2016 – 17 season is now prepared and is available here
Schedule for 2016/17 as at 4th September

Teams can be found here Teams for Autumn league as at 4th September

You’ll notice there’s a blank week just before the Christmas match. I am assuming that there will be the usual skating competition somewhere in the Autumn and we will be requested to move 1 week’s games to this week to accomodate the skaters.

I hope everyone’s had a good Summer, see you on the 12th.

Spring 2016 Schedule of play – updated to include Bonspiel on 21/03

Since the 8 p.m. league finishes 1 week earlier than the 6 p.m. league again in the spring session we will be holding another bospiel event just during the 8 p.m. slot on Monday 21st March. An update has been made to the schedule to reflect this.

download the full schedule including spring games from here or the schedule page.

Spring 2016 Schedule of play – updated following cancellation on 04/01

The schedule of matches at Deeside Ice Rink for the Spring session of the 2015-16 season is now available.

Matches on 11th January 2016 are:

18:00 Lane-C Team Greenall Team Williams
18:00 Lane-C Team Russell Team Young
18:00 Lane-E Team Peek Team Tanner
20:00 Lane-B Team Meikle A Team Pougher
20:00 Lane-C Team Coombs Team Hannah
20:00 Lane-D Team Watson Team Phillips
20:00 Lane-E Team Meikle M Team Lyon

Team Beever have a bye this week.

Lane B will be in use for Try Curling until 19:00

For games beyond this, please download the full schedule including spring games from here or the schedule page.

FPOW to play Welsh Grand Match

The regular 6pm and 8pm Leagues come to a close over the next fortnight – but there will still be club curling on the first two Mondays in December.

  • 8pm players:
    • Regular league concludes on Monday 30th November.
    • A two-week Grand Match begins on Monday 7th December and concludes on Monday 14th December.
  • 6pm players:
    • The League concludes on Monday 7th December.
    • On Monday 14th December, 6pm players will join the Grand Match.

How does it work?

  • The regular players on both 6pm and 8pm sessions will be split into two pools – East and West – or broadly speaking, England and Wales.
  • New teams will be made up from each pool of players
  • In each session, East will face West in 4-end (60 minute) matches. The total score from every match will be added up to decide whether East (England) or West (Wales) are the victors.
  • Matches will take place at 6pm (14th Dec), 7pm (14th Dec), 8pm (both days) and 9pm (both days). If possible, we will aim to start 6pm and 7pm matches early in order to get the full 4 ends in!

Regular club curling will then finish for the Christmas break, and return on Monday 4th January 2016. For more details of dates and games, please see the current match schedule.

Ice Conditions at Deeside

The last couple of weeks of curling at Deeside have been difficult due to slow ice, sheets which are not level and humidity in the ice hall. The humidity caused condensation to form on the curling stones, coating them in a layer of ice which left takeout shots ineffective. Condensation also gathered on the roof trusses and dripped onto the ice in several places (leaving several large bumps in the surface).

The ice rink management have told us that they had a problem with their dehumidification unit, which because it needed new parts to be ordered and fitted, took more than a week to process. The repair happened yesterday (Tuesday 10th), and we are hopeful that the dehumidifiers will work from now until Monday 16th and clear the air.

If anyone is available to come to the rink early (4:45pm onwards) on Monday 16th November, Adrian is asking for volunteers to check the stones for any remaining ice and clear them.

Autumn 2015 Schedule of play

The schedule of matches at Deeside Ice Rink in the first part of the 2015-16 season is now available.

Matches on 09 November are:

18:00 Lane-C Mid Wales Dambusters Connah’s Quay Rockers
18:00 Lane-D Sealand Arctic Monkeys Alyn Valley Fire
18:00 Lane-E Wheelies Deeside Strikers
20:00 Lane-B Deeside Die Hards Alyn Valley Atomic
20:00 Lane-C Deeside Dynamos Alyn Valley Velocity
20:00 Lane-D Mid Wales Vikings Mid Wales Kites
20:00 Lane-E Sealand Seals Alyn Valley Alternators

For games beyond this, please download the full schedule  from here or the schedule page.