The Points Competition is about scoring points for how you play a particular shot. For example if the shot is a strike you can score 0, 1 or 2 points depending on how close you are to removing the placed stone. The winner (Men and Ladies) is determined by the total number of points over all the different shots. This is the only individual competition of the season. If you have never tried it before come along, experienced club members will explain the rules.
Alternatively, come along and be a umpire or marker and keep the scores, see how it is done and maybe play the next time.
Wednesday 15th November 2017, 6:15pm
COME AND HAVE A GREAT NIGHT
EVERYONE HAS PAID FOR THIS NIGHT IN THEIR SUBSCRIPTION
In season (2016-2017) Graeme Anderson won the Points competition with an overall score of 34 points. Derrick Douglas and Iain Gwynne came second with 31 points each. They are pictured above at the ice rink after the match on the winners podium.
The John Cairns Cup
Money was donated to the club in 1943 for a trophy by then vice president John Cairns.
29th April 1947 was first time cup played for.
It was won by W Muirhead, Foot o' Green with 32 points.
Entry fee of 2 shillings (10 pence) paid by 29 members taking part.
Prize money paid to 2nd and 3rd highest scores of £1 and 10 shillings (50 pence).
Ladies Points Cup
In 1958-59 season club won the Friday League at Falkirk Ice Rink and received this trophy as a prize. It was then agreed to award it annually to Ladies at the Points match.
28th March 1960, first winner was Mrs R Armstrong, with 14 points.
It was only in season 1961/62 that the inscription Lady Members Annual Points Competition 1959 was added to the trophy.
In season 1984/85, Mrs Irene Kerr became the first lady member to win the Points competition outright.
There is no wooden spoon, but........
At the club's 7th December 1938 whist drive and dance in the Town Hall, Bannockburn during an interval, Mr McQue presented Mr McNaughton with a decorated curlers broom as a consolation for not scoring any points at the Points game in Glasgow at Crossmyloof Ice Rink the previous season.
A very happy winner of the John Cairns Cup for winning the Points competition in season 2017-18 is John Brisbane, seen here with the trophy at the Club AGM. He had an overall score of 37, beating the previous season's winner Graeme Anderson by 3 points.