Welsh Championships cancelled

Due to the poor weather conditions and uncertainty about whether the road to Dumfries will continue to be passable, organisers of the Welsh Championships have made the decision to cancel the competition.

The annual Kershaw Cup between The First Province of Wales and Preston Curling Club was also cancelled yesterday, because the venue – Lockerbie Ice Rink – had been forced to close due to the snow and ice.

This does not affect the plans for TryCurling at Deeside which are currently expected to go ahead as planned on Monday.

Spring League cut short to complete season

Owing to issues with the ice at Deeside on Monday, it will not be possible to complete the Spring League as planned. With extending the season both logistically and financially difficult, the only options were to finish the competition now, with winners as per standings in the League table after three rounds, or hold the final round until September.

At this (Thursday) evening’s FPOW Committee meeting the decision was taken not to hold the matches over, but to declare the Spring League over for the season. This means Team F (Andrew Tanner, Chris Houlbrooke, George Hartley, Simon Meyers) are the winners.

Team Team Captain Played Won Lost Peeled For Against +/- Ends Pts
F A.Tanner 3 3 0 0 35 9 26 16 6
B R.Pougher 3 2 1 0 23 10 13 13 4
A A.Lyon 3 2 1 0 19 13 6 13 4
DEB B.Duckworth 3 2 1 0 15 11 4 10 4
H P.Isenwater 3 2 1 0 21 20 1 10 4
WH B.Bell 3 2 1 0 20 20 0 9 4
C D.Peek 3 1 2 0 16 22 -6 9 2
I J.Pougher 3 1 2 0 17 21 -4 8 2
J J.Robbins 3 1 2 0 12 21 -9 7 2
G A.Robbins 3 1 2 0 7 14 -7 5 2
D C.Cole 3 1 2 0 17 21 -4 3 2
E L.Beever 3 0 3 0 19 31 -12 11 0

We apologise for any disappointment caused by the shortening of this competition this season, which was forced on us by matters entirely beyond the control of the First Province. We are attempting to communicate with the ice rink management about this and other ice-quality issues that have affected play this season.

The match schedule is also affected – please check the schedule of matches if unsure.