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Forth and Endrick Province

For news of Strathendrick's progress in the Province and Area 6 events, please consult the Province website Forth and Endrick Province.

Ladies Section Friendly against Club 90

Two Ladies teams played against Club 90 at The Peak on 22 February. Team 1 (Marie Elder, Sally Macfarlane, Maureen Royston and Gail Pain) were just beaten in the last end by 9 shots to 8. Team 2 (Gill Smith, Isabel Robertson, Luisella Mosley and Heather Burns) won their match 8 shots to 5. This gave Strathendrick a win overall by 16 shots to 14.

Province/Beattie Points

As the Province Points was cancelled due to a ice plant breakdown, the competition was incorporated into the Beattie Points. Only 4 members of the club took part - partly because others were playing a Forest Hills League game at the same time. The winner of the Points Trophy was Mike Jackson on 25 points from 7 disciplines. Mary MacDonald, who was second on 24 points, won the prize for the top scoring Senior Lady. Fiona Glass on 23 and Di Jackson on 22 were close behind.

Stirling Area Ladies Pairs

Fiona Glass with Di Christie of West Stirlingshire Ladies were the victors in this competition at The Peak.

Ballikinrain Cup 2017/18

Strathendrick narrowly lost to Balfron by one end.

District Medal 2017/18

This season, the Club had a win against Bonnybridge by 6 shots to 4, so there will be another medal to add to our collection.

Balyarrow Trophy 2017

The Club had our first win in the Balyarrow Trophy, against the other clubs formed in 1846, at our eight attempt. With the help of three players from neighbouring clubs, we won 3 of our games and drew the 4th. The teams were:
Jane McLaren, Peter Sturrock, Rosemary Miller and Keith Hyam;
Kim McLaren, John Steel (Drymen), Mary MacDonald and Stan Moore;
John Phillips, Fiona Glass, Helen Watson and Sandy Park;
Grant Farquharson (Balfron), Bob Glass, Eileen McNulty (Balfron) and Gill Smith.

Annual Quiz 2017

The quiz, which followed the President v Past President bonspiel, was won by John O'Neill, Tony Flisch, Mary Macdonald, Fiona Glass and Jean Verrall, who correctly answered 17 questions out of 20. The other three teams tied for second place on a score of 15.

AGM 2017

The 171st AGM was held on Friday 21 April 2017 at Buchanan Castle Golf Club. The meeting and prizegiving took place took place at 6.30 and was followed by a buffet supper.

Sandy Park became President of the Club in succession to Donnie MacDonald. Di Jackson succeeded Sandy as Secretary. Tony Flisch was elected onto the committee.

Peter Smith was awarded honorary membership for his services to the Club, in particular to the operating of the website and the processing and printing of the annual booklets.

The results of the main competitions can be found at Archive. Both the main Club and the Ladies Section had awards for the Curler of the Year which went to Jane McLaren and Isabel Robertson respectively.

Forth Valley Area Championship

Strathendrick were the Forth & Endrick representatives in this competition, as holders of the Jim Carswell Cup. In the semi-final Strathendrick pealed with Blairdrummond after 8 ends but narrowly lost on the draw-shot challenge.

Stirling Ladies Open

Jane McLaren was the skip of the winning team in this competition. Fiona Glass and Helen Watson were in the team which came 6th (the last of the prize-winning teams).

Gordon Mitchell Rosebowl

In addition to Strathendrick's team in this Province competition, there were 5 members of the club in the West Stirlingshire teams which finished in third place. Muriel Holroyd, Elspeth Murdoch and Gill Smith played in the first team and Helen Watson and Rosemary Miller in the second team.

Scottish Senior Championships

Our own Jane McLaren skipped her team to the final of the Women's competition. The opposition in the final was the current World Champions, Jackie Lockhart's team, who won the match by 10 shots to 2. Congratulations to Jane for making the final.

Province Points

Six members of the club took part in the annual Province Points competition which took place on 27 January. The leading Strathendrick player was Fiona Glass on 34 points, who received the club's Points Trophy.

Henderson Bishop

The Strathendrick Team of Fiona Glass, Helen Watson, Sheila Sturrock and Mary MacDonald were narrowly beaten by Janette Wilson's team in the Henderson Bishop local play-offs. Peeled going into last end and finished with a measure on last Skips' stones. Unfortunately we were 1/2 centimetre out.

Texas Scramble

The Texas Scramble took place on 2 September 2016 at Buchanan Castle Golf Club. The weather was good and 5 teams of 3 took part. The golf was followed by an excellent meal in the club house and a general knowledge quiz with 4 teams of 5 people.

The winning golf team was Fiona Glass, Donnie MacDonald and a last minute substitute (Lizzie McLeod), who accumulated a total of 52 points.

The quiz was won by Rita Harris, Roz Macgowan, Anne Lang and John and Jean Anderson, who correctly answered 15 questions out of 20.

West Stirlingshire Ladies golf outing

Several Strathendrick ladies took part in the annual outing, this year to Crieff. Isabel Robertson won the 18 hole competition and Elspeth Murdoch was the winner over 9 holes.

AGM 2016

The 170th AGM was held on Friday 15 April 2016 at Buchanan Castle Golf Club. The meeting and prizegiving took place took place at 6.30 and was followed by a buffet supper.

There were no changes to the committee but Gill Smith became President of the Ladies Section in place of Jean Anderson.

Stephen Holden was awarded honorary membership for his past service to the Club.

The results of the main competitions can be found at Archive. Both the main Club and the Ladies Section had awards for the Curler of the Year which went to Tony Flisch and Rita Harris respectively.

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