Sauchie and Bannockburn Curling Club

    Member of Scottish Curling

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2019

MITCHELL-WILSON LEAGUE

Winner will be decided by:

• Total Points – points allocated - 2 for win, 1 for draw

In the event of a draw, total shots scored will decide.

 

If you need someone to take your place for a game, please try players in the team not playing that night.

With the untimely resignation of Jim Kerr and the injury to Graeme Anderson the fourth team in this competition has been decimated and so a scratch team will be put together every time team 4 plays. Alastair and Sally-Ann Christmas have stepped in to replace both Graeme and Caroline Anderson and subsequently, every time that team 4 plays, the teams have to be rearranged to accomodate the two learners who are taking part to keep the game interesting. Our thanks to Alastair and Sally-Ann for playing and Graeme for offering to pay their ice.

Mitchell Wilson Trophy
  • Presented to the club in 1939 by patronesses Miss Mitchell and Miss Wilson, Bannockburn House.

  • Rosebowl given initially as a new silver trophy could not be procured due to the war.

  • First games played in 1939/40 season, as a rinks tournament at Falkirk Ice Rink.

  • 8 rinks took part, with David Stewart’s rink being first winner.

  • All the players in the first final (winners and runners up) were presented with a roast of beef each.

  • Special buses were run to take the rinks and spectators to Falkirk for the final.

  • Prize money of 8 shillings (40 pence) each was given to finalists in 1942  from club funds and donations.

  • Entrance money to the competition was set at 1 shilling (5 pence) for each member in 1943.

  • By 1945 there were 16 teams taking part in the competition and it was the main tournament of the club.