First ever 8-Ender on Welsh Ice

First 8-ender in Wales-AM2

Victorious team & stones that made history (l-r): Emily Sandwith, Laura Beever (Skip), Rhys Phillips (Vice-skip), William Hogg.

There was delight for a team of Curlers at Deeside Ice Rink this week as they managed to break a record for the sport in Wales. Laura Beever and her Alyn Valley Atomic team were already well in control of their match when they achieved one of the rarest feats in the sport, an “Eight-Ender”.

An “Eight-Ender” is when a team manages to get a perfect score in a single end, with all eight of their stones closer to the centre of the house than any of their opponents. They are said to be rarer than a hole-in-one in golf.

Curling, more often associated with Scotland, has been played in Wales since 1974. The sport is a cross between the tactics of chess and the scoring of crown-green-bowls – but all on an ice-rink and never using skates.

The winter sport of curling has now been played at Flintshire’s Deeside Ice Rink for 40 years, but according to club officials this is the first time any team has managed to score eight in a single end. Continue reading

New 2014-15 Season: information

Welcome back to Curling at Deeside for the 2014-15 season! We start FPOW  competitions on Monday 8th September, with lots of new members.

Playing structure

Over the next 3-4 months, we will run 2 separate Monday leagues for play at 6pm and 8pm. In each session, there is an uneven number of teams, and so every week one team will not compete (a “bye”). Please check the attached documents to ensure you know when your team will be playing. Continue reading

Summer League: enter and play until late June

A curling 'hack', which looks rather like a sprint race's starting blockWe have secured ice to run a Summer League this season.

In this competition we will have a mix of new players and established curlers.  Beginners should be placed in a team along with an experienced player either as a fellow player or a mentor.

If you have never attempted Curling before, please do not sign up here. Instead, check out our TryCurling information and request a session.

Match Times

Games will start at 6pm and 8pm, and last up to 2h (8 ends).  If possible, please arrive 10 minutes beforehand, to get equipment, complete the coin toss and be ready as soon as the ice is empty.  Most sessions will take place on a Monday – but there are exceptions.

Next Summer League sessions:

  • Sorry, either the Summer League has not yet started, has finished, or is on an extended break; It is possible this message may instead appear if part of the website is broken.

Cost

  • £11 per adult (per match)
  • £6 for under-21s

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Spring League: for Beginners and established players

A curling 'hack', which looks rather like a sprint race's starting blockNext Monday (31st March) we begin the Spring League.

In this competition we will have a mix of new players and established curlers.  Beginners should be placed in a team along with an experienced player either as a fellow player or a mentor.

If you have never attempted Curling before, please do not sign up here. Instead, check out our TryCurling information and request a session.

Match Times

Games will start at 5pm, 6:30pm and 8pm, and last up to 1h30 (6 ends).  If possible, please arrive 5 minutes beforehand, to get equipment, complete the coin toss and be ready as soon as the ice is empty.

Cost

  • £8 per adult (per match)
  • £4 for under-21s

Why should I play in the Spring League?

Beginners: You are no doubt looking forward to playing your first competitive match.

Existing club members: We know most of you will not have played for a few weeks. Now is your chance!

If you would like to play on either or both 31st March or 7th April, please get in touch with Dawn now. Entries will close tomorrow morning, Tuesday 25th March.

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If the 2-week version of the Spring League is a success, we may continue curling at Deeside until June. Please wait for more information on this front…

FPOW Premier League Round 10 Results

Results of round 10 of the Premier League are as follows:

End Total Shot Result
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Shots Diff Ends
DCC 1 7 1 2 11 9 4 W
SWK 2 2 -9 1 L
SSL 2 1 1 4 -3 3 L
CQS 1 4 1 1 7 3 4 W
DMM 1 2 3 3 1 10 8 5 W
AV06 1 1 2 -8 2 L
AV73 1 3 2 2 2 10 4 5 W
CQC 3 3 6 -4 2 L
DEB 2 1 4 2 9 4 4 W
WH 2 2 1 5 -4 3 L
MWV 2 4 5 2 13 0 4 P
MWK 5 2 6 13 0 3 P

League Cup Round 4 Results

The results of round 4 of the league cup on 13th Jan were as follows:

End Total Shot Result
Lane Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Shots Diff Ends
A DEB 0 1 4 5 0 2 P
AV73 0 1 2 1 1 5 0 4 P
B CQC 2 1 1 1 5 -3 11 L
DMM 2 2 1 3 8 3 12 W
C DCC 2 1 1 4 -8 3 L
MWV 4 2 2 3 1 12 8 5 W
D CQS 1 2 1 3 3 10 3 5 W
MWK 3 1 3 7 -3 3 L
E SSL 1 1 1 3 -3 3 L
AV06 2 1 1 2 6 3 4 W
F SWK 1 1 1 1 4 1 4 W
WH 1 1 1 3 -1 3 L

Results from round 9 of the FPOW Premier League.

The results from round 9 of the league on 27th Jan are as follows:

End Total Shot Result
Lane Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Shots Diff Ends
A MWK 2 1 3 2 8 3 4 W
AV06 1 3 1 5 -3 3 L
B AV73 2 3 5 -1 2 L
WH 1 1 1 3 6 1 4 W
C SSL 1 3 1 5 -2 3 L
MWV 3 1 1 2 7 2 4 W
D DCC 1 4 1 3 9 2 4 W
DEB 1 1 4 1 7 -2 4 L
E DMM 2 3 5 -4 2 L
CQS 1 2 1 2 2 1 9 4 6 W
F CQC 1 2 1 2 1 7 4 5 W
SWK 2 1 3 -4 2 L