FPOW Leagues

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.

A series of shields, cups, medallions and other trophies

The full line-up of all the FPOW trophies, from the 2012 Awards Evening

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.

6pm League: More information and results…

8pm League: More information and results…

League Cup

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.

League Cup: More information and results…

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.

FPOW Premier League: More information and results…

Spring League

A separate league in the second half of the season, this competition has taken several forms, and has not been held every year.

Spring League: More information and results…

Points Competition

A test of personal skill to execute shots.  Inch-perfect precision is needed for full marks to be given.

Points Competition: More information and results…

Competitions Elsewhere

See Other Competitions for more details (where available)

Welsh Bonspiel

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.

Valentine Spiel

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.

Kershaw Cup

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.