FORTH AND ENDRICK PROVINCE

Forth and Endrick Province News 2008/09

Annual General Meeting

The 2009 Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday 14 April at 19.30 in the Committee Room of Killearn Village Hall. Hugh Edmond of Fintry Curling Cub stepped down after his year as President and Robert Chapman of Kippen Curling Club became President for the new season. Helen Watson of Drymen Curling Club became Vice President.

Prizes were presented for the various competitions and details are given below of the Province's involvement in National and International competitions.

European Youth Olympic Festival

Lauren Gray of Balfron was a member of the gold medal winning women's team in this event in Poland.

Scottish Wheelchair Champions

Michael McCreadie and Aileen Neilson of Forest Hills Trossachs Curling Club were members of the winning team and went on to represent Scotland in the World Championships in Vancouver, where they came fifth.

Grand Masters

A team of Bill Watt, Robert Armstrong, John Brown (all of Kippen) and John Phillips of Strathendrick won the inaugural Grand Masters bonspiel for the over 70s at Greenacres on 20 February 2009.

Masters Finals

John Phillips of Strathendrick qualified for the Masters final with a team of Norman Robertson of Strathendrick and Bill Watt and Robert Armstrong of Kippen. The final took place at Greenacres in March.

Mixed Doubles

Craig and Fiona MacCallum of Loch Ard Curling Club and Logan and Lauren Gray of Balfron Curling Club took part in the 2nd Mixed Doubles Competition from 19 to 21 December 2008. The Grays were defeated in the semi-finals. Ken and Karin Hutchison of Forest Hills Trossachs Curling Club won the Pairs competition at Braehead and also came fourth in the inaugural Braehead Mixed Doubles competition.

Braehead Opening Bonspiel

A team from the Province made up of Ken Hutchison (Forest Hill Trossachs), Betty Montgomery (Forest Hills Trossachs), John Cross (Castle) and Gill Smith (Strathendrick) took part in the Opening Bonspiel on 17 September 2008. Although the team lost to the Coats Curling Club from Paisley by 6 shots to 9, everyone agreed that it was a very enjoyable evening.

Annual General Meeting

The 2008 Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday 22 April at 19.30 in the Committee Room of Killearn Village Hall. Duncan Stewart of Castle Curling Cub stepped down after his year as President and Hugh Edmond of Fintry Curling Club became President for the new season. Robert Chapman of Kippen Curling Club became Vice President.

Prizes were presented for the various competitions and congratulations were also given to Annette MacDonald (WSLCC), Margaret Armstrong (Kippen), Mary Paterson (Fintry) and Raye Rickard (WSLCC) for their second win in the National Masters Championship, the members of the Gray family from Balfron for their various achievements in national competitions, including Logan's win with Kelly Wood in the inaugural Mixed Doubles and to Judy MacKenzie (WSL) who played in Kirsty Letton's silver medal winning team in the World Seniors.

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