Here you can find results and tables from Deeside competitions, under their appropriate competition name. There are also details of competitions taking place elsewhere, which may not be organised by the WCA or FPOW.
Alternatively, browse all competition archives.
Competitions at Deeside Ice Rink
6pm and 8pm Leagues
The FPOW 6pm League and 8pm League were introduced for the first half of the 2014-15 season, in order to integrate a large number of new players. Unlike in the Premier League, there is not expected to be promotion and relegation between the two.
The League Cup is a Schenkel-style competition. This means after each match, teams are drawn against others who have performed similarly to themselves. In theory this should make for more even matches throughout.
FPOW Premier League
As its name suggests, this is the title most prized by curlers competing at the Deeside Ice Rink. Often this League is split into two divisions, depending on the number of teams entered.
A separate league in the second half of the season, this competition has taken several forms, and has not been held every year.
A test of personal skill to execute shots. Inch-perfect precision is needed for full marks to be given.
See Other Competitions for more details (where available)
The first international competition organised by the Welsh Curling Association was in 1978, and it continues to this day. Teams from around Britain and Europe gather to compete for the title. More recently this bonspiel has been held in Scotland, partly due to ice availability.
If you would like to enter a team, please note they are usually made up of two men and two ladies. Please enquire if you are interested in competing, supporting or going along to be a spectator.
The Welsh Bonspiel is usually held in October.
New for 2011-12 season: The inaugural Valentine’s Bonspiel in February was won by the team skippered by James Pougher.
This event took place at Dumfries Ice Bowl on Sat. 18th & Sun 19th February 2012. All players had a good time, and it seems likely the competition will feature in future seasons.
The Kershaw Cup is an annual competition between the First Province of Wales and Preston Curling Club, whose origins are in the founding years of Welsh Curling. It is usually held in late February or early March.
For more information, see Welsh Curling: A History.
The Four Nations
The Four Nations tournament is a chance for the Four Nations of the British Isles – Wales, Scotland, Ireland and England – to see how they fare against each other. The 2011 competitions were hosted by the English Curling Association at Fenton’s Rink in Kent, and saw Wales take a fair share of the spoils.
The 2012 competition (21st-22nd January) was hosted by the Welsh Curling Association. As we do not have access to the Deeside Ice Rink for the full weekend needed for the tournament, matches were played at Greenacres Curling Rink in Scotland.