Four Nations – weather warning

Given a number of vehicles got stuck in the snow on the M74 between Carlisle and Glasgow last night, please bear in mind the weather conditions when travelling to Stranraer for the Four Nations this weekend.

A yellow warning for snow and ice was issued by the Met Office for Thursday and Friday, covering all of the A75 route from Carlisle to Stranraer.

It follows the more serious weather on Wednesday night – which led to an Amber warning – and left multiple lorries jackknifed across the route overnight due to the thick snow cover.

Please keep up to date with the forecast and prepare for the journey as appropriate.

Police Scotland and Traffic Scotland also issued the following on Wednesday evening (the “do not travel” warning expired on Thursday morning):

Police Scotland are advising that conditions for travel in the Dumfries and Galloway areas may be hazardous and EXTRA CAUTION should be exercised.

If you are travelling you should ensure you and your vehicle are adequately prepared for the conditions making sure you have sufficient fuel and supplies such as warm clothing, food and water in the event you are delayed for several hours. Charge your mobile phone and plan your route as well as alternative routes.

Listen to media broadcasts especially local radio and Traffic Scotland Radio or visit www.trafficscotland.org . For public transport information visit www.travelinescotland.com

 

Four Nations 2018 preview

The Four Nations begins on Friday at Stranraer Ice Rink in Dumfries & Galloway.  The Four Nations meeting is a chance for Wales to compete against Scotland, England and Ireland for a series of trophies.  There is usually a mixture of men’s, ladies’ and mixed teams.

This time, it’s Ireland’s turn to host the tournament, and it will be held at the Stranraer Ice Rink (inside the North West Castle Hotel).

There are six matches across the weekend, with the first taking place on Friday evening.

We will keep you up to date with how our teams get on throughout the weekend.

Season schedule for 2017/18.

The first draft of the season schedule for the new 2017 – 18 season has been uploaded ready for start of play on the 11th September.

This being an Olympic season I have tried to plan a schedule that will allow us to maximise on try curling opportunities after Spring half term in February.  Current expectation is that we will have 5 teams playing at 6pm and 8 teams playing at 8pm.  This means that there will only be 2 matches played at 6pm with the 5th team having a bye each week.  On this basis it will still require 10 weeks to complete a double round robin, which we will follow with a 2 week Christmas competition.  Please approach the bye team if you require a sub.

After Christmas the plan will be for a short (single round robin) spring league which will finish at half term allowing us to assess the situation with try curling requests after the Olympics has finished.

There will be no byes for the 8pm session this year, any 6pm players that are available to sub at 8pm please make yourselves known.  The plan for 8pm is to play a single round robin (taking 7 weeks) followed by a cup (3 weeks).  We will have a one week Christmas competition at 8pm but the final week of the Autumn session will be used to start the Spring league early in order that we can also finish the 8pm league just after spring half term to accomodate try curling if required.

Schedule as at 31st August 2017.

Teams can be found here.

Pricing information for this season can be found here.

6pm Spring League results – Round 10 (27/03/2017)

Here are the match results from round 10 of the 2016-17 6pm Spring League.

27/03/2017 End Total Shot
Lane Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Shots Diff Ends
B
HR 1 0 3 1 0 2 7 1 4
AY 0 2 0 0 4 0 6 -1 2
C
NB 0 1 0 0 0 1 -5 1
CG 1 0 3 1 1 6 5 4
D
AT 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 5 -2 4
MX 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 7 2 4

The current league table can be found here FPOW 6pm Spring League

8pm Spring League results – Round 9 (20/03/2017)

Here are the match results from round 9 of the 2016-17 8pm Spring League.

20/03/2017 End Total Shot
Lane Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Shots Diff Ends
B
DP 2 0 2 5 2 2 0 13 10 5
GC 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 -10 2
C
AH 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 3 8 -1 4
JP 0 1 0 0 3 1 4 0 9 1 4
D
AM 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 4 -6 4
JF 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 4 10 6 4
E
LB 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 6 1 4
AL 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 -1 3

The current league table can be found here FPOW 8pm Spring League

6pm Spring League results – Round 9 (20/03/2017)

Here are the match results from round 9 of the 2016-17 6pm Spring League.

20/03/2017 End Total Shot
Lane Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Shots Diff Ends
B
NB 3 1 0 0 2 0 6 1 3
MX 0 0 2 1 0 2 5 -1 3
C
HR 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 7 -2 2
AT 0 1 2 4 0 1 1 9 2 5
D
AY 1 2 1 0 1 1 6 4 5
CG 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 -4 1

The current league table can be found here FPOW 6pm Spring League