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Strathendrick Curling Club News 2006/07.

Annual General Meeting

The 161st Annual General Meeting took place on Thursday 19 April 2007 in the Reception Suite of Glengoyne Distillery. Drinks were served from 7.30 p.m. after which the meeting and prizegiving took place, followed by tea, coffee and shortbread.

Honorary memberships were awarded to two of the club's most senior members John McGowan and Arthur Pollock. John has not played for some years but his membership goes back to the 1950s and his family were amongst the very early members of the club in the 1840s. Arthur still hopes to play for a few years yet, albeit with a delivery stick.

At the meeting, Jim Meikle retired as President and Fiona Glass became the new President. Mike Jackson has become the new Vice President but will continue to be the Evening League Convenor. Marshall Falconer returns to the Committee, after a break of several years, and will replace Margaret Falconer as Match Secretary. Stan Moore has volunteered (if that is the right word!) to become the new Secretary in place of Fiona.

The subscriptions will remain the same as last year at 22 for a full member (including the RCCC capitation of 16), 6 for a non-mother club member and 5 for a non-playing associate member.

Forth and Endrick Province

For details of Strathendrick's results in the Province and Area 6 events, please consult the Province Archive Forth and Endrick Province Archive.

Pairs

The annual pairs competition took place on the afternoon of Tuesday 20 March 2007. 13 members took part. 2 members only played once, everyone else played twice, changing partners after 1 hour.

The winners were Maurice Rennie and George Harris with Norman Robertson and Jennifer Simmers as runners-up.

Away day

The annual Away Day took place on March 17 2007 at Drimsynie Curling Rink at Lochgoilhead. A very enjoyable day was had by all, on much improved ice from two years ago. The morning session was won by Maurice Rennie, Fiona Glass, Rita Harris and Allan Watson. The afternoon session by John Phillips, Iain Moreland, Sandra Burt and Rita Harris. The day finished with dinner at the Black Bull in Killearn, where we were joined by several non-playing members' partners.

District Medal

In the District Medal match against Bridge of Allan, Strathendrick won by 15 shots to 4.

Henderson Bishop Competition

Regional Final

In the final on 17 December 2006 at Braehead, Margaret Falconer's team of Margaret Falconer and Fiona Glass of Strathendrick CC and May McNeill and Hayley McNeill of Loch Ard CC beat a Strathendrick CC team of Helen Watson, Diana Jackson, Anne Roy and Gill Smith by 12 shots to 2.

The winning team went forward to play in the national finals at Lanarkshire Ice Rink from 26 February to 1 March 2007. See the RCCC site for details of their progress in the final rounds.

Henderson Bishop Competition

Regional semi-final

2 ladies teams took part in the Forest Hills regional semi-final at Braehead on 17 November 2006.

Margaret Falconer, Fiona Glass, May McNeill of Loch Ard CC and Jean Anderson (replacing Haley McNeill of Loch Ard CC) beat a Forest Hills Trossachs CC team of Betty Montgomery, Ann Hutchison, Karen Hutchison and Eileen McNulty by 6 shots to 4.

Helen Watson, Diana Jackson, Anne Roy and Gill Smith beat a Loch Ard CC team of Fiona McCallum, Mairi McCallum, Aileen More and Lorraine Griffiths by 10 shots to 3.

Province Weekend

A team of John Phillips, Marshall Falconer, Margaret Falconer and Fiona Glass competed in the Province Weekend competition at Kinross Curling Rink on 21 and 22 October 2006.

After three good victories against Fintry, Drymen and Balfron on Saturday and Sunday morning, the team could not sustain their efforts against a strong and in-form Loch Ard side and lost their final match. Loch Ard go on to represent the Province at the RCCC Province Championship in November at Greenacres.

For full details of the results can be found on the Forth and Endrick Province site by using this link

Province Points

Three members of Strathendrick Curling Club took part in a poorly supported Points Competition at Braehead Curling Rink on 14 Ocotober 2006. All 10 disciplines were completed giving a possible maximum score of 80 points.

Strathendrick finished second to Forest Hills Curling Club with a best two competitors' score of 45 against 61 for Forest Hills.

Di Jackson finished second to Ken Hutchison of Forest Hills in the individual competition with a score of 29 against Ken's score of 39.

President v Vice President

This took place on 28 September 2006 and was a closely fought match played by 2 teams for each side. At five ends the two sides were level on points, ends and shots!

The end result was a win for the Vice President by 8 ends to 7.

The President's Team A comprising Marshall Falconer, Jim Meikle, John Bowie and Rita Harris lost to the Vice President's A team of John Phillips, Archie Banks, Gill Smith and Des Burt by 5 shots to 9 and 3 ends to 5.

The President's Team B comprising Steve Holden, Bob Glass, Iain Moreland and Annabel Struthers beat the Vice President's B team of Margaret Falconer, Fiona Glass, Betty Meikle and George Harris by 7 shots to 5 and 4 ends to 3.

Ladies Section Opening Bonspiel

This took place at Stirling on 28 September 2006.

The section was delighted to welcome 5 new members from Club 90, who prefer to play their regular curling at Stirling rather than Greenacres, and 3 main club members who are now able to play during the day.

The winning team of Fiona Glass, Rita Harris, Carol Hill and Fay Pascoe was up by 6 shots. The team of Anne Roy, Helen Loudon, Elspeth Murdoch and Pat Montgomery came second.

The morning was rounded off by lunch at the Ice Rink.

Texas Scramble

The traditional start to the season took place on a beautiful evening at Buchanan Castle Golf Club on 8 September 2006.

Because of awkward numbers, Bob Glass did not take part, leaving the door open for the competition to be won by Margaret Falconer and the 3 Jims (Paterson, Smith and Meikle). (It must have been a very confusing round!)

The general knowledge quiz was, however, won by Bob Glass assisted by Rita Harris, Pauline Holden and Irene and Eddie Redman.

Cortina 2006

A group of Strathendrick players were invited to take part in a international bonspiel in Cortina in Italy in June 2006.

Steve Holden, Mike Jackson, Iain Moreland and John Bowie took part and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Their position in the rankings was in the lower part of the table (but not bottom!). Bob Begg went as 5th man - but he doesn't curl!

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