We had a great night on Wednesday 18th December with our Christmas Bonspiel. 4 teams competed for the Bullions Trophy. Sally-Ann and Alastair Christmas, Daniel Marshall came along and Graeme Anderson went through the pain barrier to make up the numbers. There was a great battle between teams 1 and 2 with runs of 3 ends each and the same shots. It was Sally-Ann's turn to be skip and in true style knocked out the opposition stone to lie a single and clinch their match. In the other game, it was a bit one sided. However, when Alastair had his turn at skipping he played a great shot too to take out the opposition's counter through a very narrow port. Team 4 had run away with the trophy. The meal up in the restaurant was enjoyed by everyone afterwards.
Ian Mackie and Paul Mosley have a very different style of play with no one waiting in the head for the stone but both players sweeping the stone with the person playing the stone checking the line. So it was a final of contrasting styles with Graeme Anderson doing the decision making and sweeping. Ian and Paul scored big time with a 5 in the second end. But in Graeme's words: "Just kept chipping away, took ones at the 3rd and 4th ends then a 4 at the 5th to go into the lead. Managed to hide one at the 6th to go 8-5 up then they got a 1 at the last. Alex did all the hard work, I just had to guard. Alex set it up perfectly and we just had to stop them getting in." Congratualtions winners Graeme and Alex.
The Aitken Trophy was won by us last year, so we did our best to retain it. The first team won 5 v 2 in ends against Falkirk. We just couldn't stop then getting the final end. The second team couldn't do a thing wrong against Falkirk Ladies but also lost the final end to win 6 v 1 in ends and 17 v 2 in shots. Unfortunately Denny scored 12 ends to win the trophy.
In the Area Bonspiel, we were part of the winning Stirlingshire Province scoring +3 in shots, once again Borestone & Stirling had +5 so took the trophy. We beat Buchlyvie though, the team to beat us in every other Area competition, so some satisfaction on that alone. All results on our RCCC Competitions page.