The Christmas Dinner after the bonspiel had to be arranged specially in advance and we were well rewarded for the effort we put in by providing our selections two weeks beforehand with an excellent meal that was also great value for money. The club subsidised the cost at £5 per head to make it even better value. We showed our appreciation of the food and service by leaving a tip of over £40 for the kitchen staff. Well done to them and well done everyone for turning up and making it a great night.
The Hope Pairs competition proved to be very competitive right from the start and it was great to see almost the entire club taking part. The play continued to be aggressive right through the tournament and the final was no exception with Norman and Caroline getting off to a flier with a score of 3 in the first end and then a steal of 1 in the next one. Jim and Alan managed to win the next two ends with a score of 1 each to come back into it but a 2 for Norman and Caroline in the 5th end steadied the ship and they saw out the match as winners by 7 v 3. The full results for all the matches are available on the Hope Pairs page.
Well played both teams, Norman Ainslie and Caroline Anderson, Jim Kerr and Alan Haddon.