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Strathendrick Curling Club News.

Pitlochry Away Day

A short report of the Pitlochry Away Day in March 2004 together with a selection of pictures has (at last!) been added to the Website. Follow this link to see the addition.

Friendly matches

We had mixed fortunes in the two friendly matches which ended the season. Against Partick at Braehead on 25 March 2004, we lost both our matches. However, we had a surprise win in both matches against Club 71 at Greenacres on 28 March followed by a very pleasant High Tea.

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Points Competition

The annual Points Competition was held at Forest Hills on Thursday 4 March 2004. Maurice Rennie was a worthy winner with 30 points out of a possible 64. Tied in second place, but well behind the winner, were Margaret Falconer and Mike Jackson.

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Henderson Bishop

Congratulations are due to the Strathendrick team of Margaret Falconer, Fiona Glass, Anne Roy and May McNeill from Loch Ard Curling Club who won the Forest Hills playdown. They go forward to the National finals to be played at Gogar Park in February 2004.

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Forest Hills Double Knock-out

The results to date are as follows:

  • 6 October 2003 - lost to Drymen 5 shots to 8
    Team - Maurice Rennie, Norman Robertson, Anne Roy & Gill Smith
  • 10 November 2003 - won against Port 16 shots to 2
    Team - Maurice Rennie, Margaret Falconer, Anne Roy & Gill Smith
  • 15 December 2003 - lost to Balfron 7 shots to 4
    Team - Maurice Rennie, Norman Robertson, Anne Roy & Gill Smith

This unfortunately ended our run in the competition.

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Balyarrow Trophy - Five Clubs 150th Anniversary Bonspiel

The third playing of this triennial bonspiel took place at Perth on 13 December 2003. Four teams from each club played over two sessions at 1.30p.m. and 4 p.m.

Our teams and results were as follows:

  1. Marshall Falconer, Margaret Falconer, Jim Meikle, Betty Meikle - beat Falkland
  2. Ron Tosh, Allan Watson, Des Burt, Joyce Tosh - lost to Bridge of Weir
  3. John Phillips, Jim Walker, Kate Walker, Gill Smith - drew with St Andrews
  4. Maurice Rennie, Walter MacGowan, John Bowie, Kate Baxter - lost to Haddington

The overall result was a victory for Bridge of Weir with 3 wins. St Andrews were second with 2 wins and 1 draw.

Photographs from this event can be found on the Bridge of Weir Curling Club site - see the related sites page.

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Forest Hills Weekend 6 & 7 December 2003

Strathendrick (1) with John Phillips, Margaret & Marshall Falconer and Fiona Glass lost both their matches on Saturday by narrow margins to Balfron (1) and Loch Ard (1). They went forward into the Low Road on Sunday receiving a bye for the first session. On Sunday afternoon the team, with Stan Moore replacing Fiona Glass, defeated a Forest Hills team to finish second in the Low Road.

Strathendrick (2) with Norman Robertson, Jim Paterson/Archie Banks, Gill Smith and Des Burt lost by 4 shots to 7 to Loch Ard (2) and beat Thornhill by 9 shots to 6 on the Saturday. They went forward into the High Road on Sunday. On Sunday morning the team of Jim Paterson, Alan Johnstone, Des Burt and George Harris lost to West Stirling Ladies. In the afternoon the team of Jane McLaren, Des Burt, George Harris and Kim McLaren drew with another Forest Hills team.

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National Masters District Play-downs Greenacres

Unfortunately our team skipped by Maurice Rennie with Jim Paterson, Ron Tosh and Bob Glass was not successful and finished at the bottom of their group. However, a team skipped by Duncan MacGregor from Thornhill, which included our own John Phillips, came top of their group and qualified for the finals at Greenacres at the beginning of February 2004.

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Forest Hills Trophy

The annual friendly against Forest Hills Trossachs Curling Club on 25 October 2003 was not one of our more successful outings. Unfortunately, we lost all three of our matches to lose the trophy we were holding from last year.

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President versus Vice President, 4 October 2003

The annual opening match of the season was a bonspiel with three President's teams taking on three Vice President's teams. On this occasion the President vanquished the Vice president by 16 ends to 11.

After the match the combatants, and various hangers-on, spent a convivial evening at the President's home.

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Texas Scramble 12 September 2003

The first event of the season was the Texas Scramble held at Buchanan Golf Club.

In the golf the winning team was captained by Norman Robertson ably supported by Bob Glass, Anne Paterson and Margaret Falconer. Close second was Walter McGowan's team of Jim Smith, Fiona Robertson and Helen Watson.

The quiz winners were the team of Marshall Falconer, Jim Paterson, Allan Watson and Gill Smith.

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