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 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).

Spring League tables & results

Here is a brief round-up of how things are looking in this year’s Spring Leagues. The competitions are now several weeks in, and for 9 teams there are only 2 weeks left before the final matches are played.

With those teams playing at 6pm having just 2 match days left, Connah’s Quay Rockers (CQR) are the team to beat. They have been top of the table for some time, but that is no guarantee as CQR have a bye on the last match day – meaning Monday 9th’s game against the Wheelchair Curlers – who are also near the top – could prove crucial.

The 8pm competition has longer to run, with more teams involved. The Alyn Valley club currently look favourites to take the title, with both their Atomic (AVAT) and Alternators (AVAL) right at the top of the table. With 6 match weeks left, no team is yet out of the running, although Mid Wales Brush with Death (MWB) and Connah’s Quay Celts (CQC) have some work to do if they are to contest for the title.

View full tables and results (when posted) by selecting the relevant link:

FPOW 8pm league: Autumn 2014 season final table

Here are the final standings from the 2014 8pm Autumn league.

Team Played Won Lost Peeled
Shot Diff
Ends Points
AVAT 12 10 1 1 54 46 21
AVAL 12 9 3 0 40 44 18
MWV 12 8 2 2 45 40 18
DDY 12 7 4 1 23 39 15
CQQ 12 7 4 1 21 35 15
SWK 12 5 3 4 20 39 14
MWK 12 5 5 2 -5 37 12
SSL 12 5 6 1 -19 31 11
DDH 12 5 7 0 18 37 10
AVV 12 5 7 0 -29 33 10
SSE 12 2 10 0 -42 28 4
MWB 12 2 10 0 -52 25 4
CQC 12 2 10 0 -74 17 4

FPOW 6pm league: 2014 season final table

Here are the final standings from the 2014 6pm Autumn league.

Team Played Won Lost Peeled
Shot Diff
Ends Points
WHL 10 7 2 1 35 35 15
CQR 10 7 3 0 50 43 14
DMM 10 6 2 2 29 32 14
MWS 10 6 3 1 26 36 13
MWD 10 5 5 0 -7 35 10
SAM 10 5 5 0 -38 28 10
SSW 10 5 5 0 -7 24 10
AVFE 10 4 6 0 12 33 8
DST 10 4 6 0 -13 28 8
AVFI 10 4 6 0 -27 27 8
CQT 10 0 10 0 -60 0 0
T1 0
T2 0

Welsh Bonspiel (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

R Mackenzie 6-5 G Adam

M Meikle 3-15 J Manson

L Gregory 9-4 C Martin

J Brown 4-3 H Stewart

Final Group Table

Team Points Ends Shots Shot +/-
L Gregory 8 18 44 +31
J Brown 6 16 27 +4
R Mackenzie 5 15 22 -7
J Manson 4 15 30 +6
H Stewart 4 15 25 0
C Martin 3 13 27 -1
M Meikle 2 12 20 -22

 Green Section

A Lyon 10-4 R McIntyre

K Horton 9-6 N Murray

A Meikle 8-5 L Beever

M Yuille 12-1 K Preston

A Storrie 8-3 A Robbins

 

Final Group Table

Team Points Ends Shots Shot +/-
A Meikle 8 20 42 +26
K Horton 6 18 31 +9
L Beever 5 17 43 +22
A Lyon 4 16 31 +6
M Yuille 4 16 29 +6
A Storrie 4 13 27 +4
R McIntyre 4 13 23 -6
N Murray 3 13 26 -3
 A Robbins 2 13 26 -17
 K Preston 0 10 1 -45

The finals are therefore:

L Gregory v. A Meikle (Welsh Bonspiel Trophy)

J Brown v. K Horton (J&M Trophy)

R Mackenzie v. L Beever (Stan Williams Trophy)

Premier League Round 7

Happy New Year to all our players and fans! As we start 2014, it is Sealand Whackers who lie top of the FPOW Premier League standings, after their 9-3 win over Alyn Valley 2006 on the last night of Curling at Deeside in 2013.

Full results from the matches played on Monday 16th December 2013:

End 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Shots Diff Ends
CQS 2 1 2 4 9 6 4
DCC 1 1 1 3 -6 3
AV06 1 1 1 3 -6 3
SWK 3 3 2 1 9 6 4
WH 1 2 2 5 -2 3
DMM 1 1 3 1 1 7 2 5
DEB 1 2 1 4 0 3
MWV 1 1 2 4 0 3
SSL 2 2 4 1 9 5 4
AV73 1 3 4 -5 2
MWK 1 1 3 5 -2 3
CQC 1 3 1 2 7 2 4

Here is confirmation of the standings:

Team Played Won Lost Peeled +/- Ends Points
SWK 7 6 1 0 24 31 12
DCC 7 5 1 1 3 27 11
CQC 7 4 3 0 -2 27 8
MWV 7 3 3 1 22 28 7
AV06 7 3 3 1 -2 26 7
MWK 7 3 3 1 16 25 7
SSL 7 3 3 1 4 24 7
DMM 7 3 3 1 -6 24 7
CQS 7 3 4 0 1 23 6
WH 7 2 5 0 -12 21 4
DEB 7 1 4 2 -11 19 4
AV73 7 2 5 0 -37 18 4

Round 8 will be played on Monday 6th January 2014.

League Cup – round 3 results

Here are the results from the third round of the League Cup, played on Monday 9th December.

End 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Shots Diff Ends
CQS 2 4 2 1 2 11 7 5
CQC 1 2 1 4 -7 3
WH 1 2 1 2 1 3 1 11 11 7
AV73 0 -11 0
SSL 1 1 -15 1
DCC 3 4 3 2 1 3 16 15 6
MWK 2 3 1 1 1 1 9 5 6
DMM 2 2 4 -5 2
MWV 4 1 1 6 2 3
SWK 1 1 1 1 4 -2 4
DEB 1 2 1 4 -6 3
AV06 3 4 3 10 6 3

After three matches, this means the table is as follows:

Team Played Won Lost Peeled Shots Diff Ends Points
DCC 3 3 0 0 40 35 16 6
MWV 3 3 0 0 21 8 12 6
CQS 3 2 1 0 27 12 13 4
MWK 3 2 1 0 18 7 13 4
SSL 3 2 1 0 18 -8 12 4
AV06 3 2 1 0 21 1 9 4
SWK 3 1 2 0 21 6 14 2
WH 3 1 2 0 18 0 11 2
CQC 3 1 2 0 18 -9 11 2
DMM 3 1 2 0 16 -4 9 2
DEB 3 0 3 0 7 -13 6 0
AV73 3 0 3 0 4 -29 3 0

The next round of the competition will be held on Monday 13th January, and after that we should know the High Road and Low Road finalists.