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Forth and Endrick Province

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

Stirling Womens' Open

The winners against opposition from various ice rinks were our own Fiona Glass, Jean Leitch, Mary MacDonald and Jane Weir.

Points competition

The Points competition was held within the Stirling Curling Group Points. The Strathendrick competition was won by Fiona Glass with 3 points more than Gill Smith. They were the sole representatives of the club.

Winnock Shield

This event was held on 6 February with 4 teams made up of 16 players from the various clubs who play at The Peak. The bonspiel was followed by a finger buffet. The event raised around £330 for Strathcarron Hospice. The result was close. The winning team of Jane Weir, John Penman, Jane Hutchison and Donnie Allan won 5 ends and were 5 shots up. The second placed team of Fiona Robertson, John Cross, Liz Paterson and John Carruthers were second with 4 ends but 6 shots up.

Arnold Seftor Ladies Competition

A team consisting of Fiona Glass, Mary MacDonald, Jane Weir and Di Christie came second in this Ladies Branch competition.

Ballikinrain Cup

Two teams consisting of Paul and Luisella Mosley with Ian Mackie and Alan Hadden and Jane and Kim McLaren with Jean Leitch and Gill Smith successfully defended the Trophy. After Strathendrick were ahead for most of the fixture, Kippen drew level after 2 of the 3 games had finished. Paul drew to the head with the last stone of the final game and was given the shot after a measure. This gave Strathendrick 10 ends to Kippen's 9 with Balfron on 5 ends.

Emily Tait Ladies Competition

A team consisting of Fiona Glass, Jean Leitch, Jane Weir and Di Christie came second in this Ladies Branch competition.

AGM 2023

The 177th AGM was held on 12 April 2023 at The Gargunnock Inn.

Gill Smith became President in succession to Bob Glass and Paul Mosley was elected Vice President. There were no other changes to the Committee.

Fiona Glass won the Curler of the Year award.

Ladies Section AGM 2023

The AGM was held at the Inn at Torbex on 23 March 2023.

There were no changes to the Committee.

Deborah Macken won the Curler of the Year award.

Henderson Bishop Trophy

Strathendrick's Jane and Kim Mclaren were in the Stirling team which finished second in the Henderson Bishop Trophy.

Winnock Shield

Strathendrick Ladies has taken over the running of this charity bonspiel from West Stirlingshire Ladies which has now folded. We held the event on 21 February with 8 teams made up of 30 players from the various clubs who play at The Peak. The bonspiel was followed by a finger buffet. The event raised around £450 for Strathcarron Hospice. The result was close. Three teams won four ends and two teams won 5 ends. The team of Jean Leitch, Stephen Walker and Jane Weir won with 9 shots from the team of Fiona Glass, Dougie Telfer, Di Christie and Iain More with 8 shots after both teams finished on 5 ends and 6 shots up.

Balyarrow trophy

The delayed 9th competition for the Balyarrow Trophy against 3 clubs who share Strathendrick's 1846 foundation year was finally held on 18 February 2023. Strathendrick successfully defended the Trophy with teams of Jane McLaren, Kim McLaren, Paul Mosley and Luisella Mosley and Fiona Glass, John Macfarlane, Sally Macfarlane and Gill Smith. Strathendrick won 7 ends and were 7 shots up; Falkland won 7 ends but were 3 shots down; St Andrews won 6 ends and were 2 shots up and Haddington won 4 ends and were 6 shots down. Bridge of Weir were unable to take part.

Ballikinrain Cup

The annual 3-handed competition against Balfron and Kippen was won by Strathendrick in 2023 after a turn around in the game against Kippen in the later ends. The team of Jane McLaren, Kim McLaren, Fiona Glass, and Gill Smith beat Kippen and the team of Paul Mosley, Ian Mackie, Luisella Mosley and Andy McKinnell beat Balfron. The result was 9 ends to Strathendrick, 7 ends to Kippen and 5 ends to Balfron.

Points competition

The Points competition was held within the Stirling Curling Group Points. The Strathendrick competition was won by Fiona Glass with 24 points from 8 disciplines. Gill Smith was second with 21 points. They were respectively second and joint third in the Ladies Section of the overall competition.

Scottish Senior Mixed Championships

Strathendrick's Jane Mclaren was in the team which finished second in the Championship at Stanraer.

AGM 2022

The 176th AGM was held on 13 April 2022 at Balfron Bowling Club

Fiona Glass has joined the Committee along with Heather Burns as President of the Ladies Section. Douglas Arthur has resigned from the Committee.

Archie Banks won the Curler of the Year award.

Ladies Section AGM 2022

The AGM was held at the Gargunnock Inn on 24 March 2022. Gail Pain resigned as President and was succeeded by Heather Burns. Jane Weir has become Vice President and Penny Evans Secretary. Katherine Kelsey and Norma Thornton have joined the Commmittee and Anne Lang has resigned.

Anne Lochhead won the Curler of the Year award.

Victory in the Emily Tait Trophy

Strathendrick's Fiona Glass and Luisella Mosley were in the winning West Stirlingshire Ladies team in this Stirling Ladies Branch competition. The other players were Judy MacKenzie and Di Christie.

AGM 2021

The 175th AGM was held online due to the restriction on meetings during the Covid 19 pandemic.

Bob Glass has replaced Walter Macgowan as President and Gill Smith has become Vice Presdent. Tony Flisch has replaced Di Jackson as Secretary. Douglas Arthur, John Bowie and Paul Mosley have joined the Committee and Phillip Pain has resigned.

Ladies Section season 2021/22

Gail Pain is continuing as President for this season. Heather Burns is Vice President, Isabel Robertson is Secretary and Gill Smith is Treasurer. Penny Evans, Jane Weir have joined Anne Lang to complete the Committee.

The draws for the Leagues and the playing dates are on the website, along with the names of those who have put their names forward for Bonspiels and the Pairs competitions. If you are not wanting to play or reserve, please let Gail or Gill know as soon as possible.

AGM 2020

The 174th AGM was held online due to the restriction on meetings during the Covid 19 pandemic.

Rita Harris and Tony Flisch have resigned from the Committee and were replaced by Phillip Pain and Paul Mosley.

The Ladies AGM has not yet been held as it is still hoped to hold a meeting.

The results of the main competitions can be found at Archive for the Main Club and Ladies Archive for the Ladies Section. Both the Main Club and the Ladies Section had awards for the Curler of the Year which went to John Phillips and Penny Evans respectively.

Ladies Section Friendly against Club 90

This year Club 90 came to The Peak for the annual match.

The teams were:
Sally Macfarlane, Maureen Royston, Lorna Craigie and Penny Evans;
Isabel Robertson, Gail Pain, Heather Burns and Norma Thornton.

The result was a win for Club 90 by 12 shots to 6. Sally's team lost and Isabel's won.

District Medal

Strathendrick lost by 5 shots to 7 in the District Medal match against DAFS at Murrayfield.

Fiona Glass and Sally Macfarlane

Fiona and Sally together with Judy Mackenzie of Buchlyvie and West Stirlingshire Ladies and Kirsty Letton of Ayr won the 2020 Ladies Grand Masters at Greenacres.

Points competition

The Points competition was held within the Beattie Points. The Strathendrick competition was won by Mike Jackson with 33 points from 8 disciplines. Fiona Glass was second with 24 points.

Fiona Glass

Fiona has been on a winning streak recently. She and Jane McLaren successfully defended their Stirling Area Ladies Pairs title. She was in the winning team for the Stirling Area Ladies Arnold Seftor Salver with Luisella Mosley, Judy Mackenzie and Diane Christie. She was also in the winning team for the Winnock Shield with Helen Watson, Stan Moore and Dougie Telfer.

Ballikinrain Cup

The annual 3-handed competition against Balfron and Fintry was won by Strathendrick in 2020. The team of Jane McLaren, Fiona Glass, Stan Moore and Sandy Park beat Fintry and the team of Kim McLaren, Mike Jackson, Mary MacDonald and Gill Smith beat Balfron. The result was a tie on ends won with Fintry but a win on shots.

Scottish Senior Mixed Championship 2019/20

Jane McLaren together with Andy Hemming, Marjorie McCulloch and Neil Murray from the Buccaneers were beaten in the final of this competition.

AGM 2019

The 173nd AGM was held on Friday 12 April 2019 at the Kirkhouse, Strathblane. The meeting and prizegiving took place took place at 6.30 and was followed by a dinner.

Walter Macgowan succeeded Sandy Park as President and Bob Glass became Vice President. Mike Jackson joined the Main Club Committee on the resignation of John O'Neill. At the Ladies AGM held in March, Heather Burns joined the Ladies Section Committee.

The results of the main competitions can be found at Archive for the Main Club and Ladies Archive for the Ladies Section. Both the Main Club and the Ladies Section had awards for the Curler of the Year which went to Fiona Glass and Heather Burns respectively.

Stirling Ladies Open 2019

This competition was won by the team of Fiona Glass, Jane McLaren, Kirsty Pender and Elspeth Johnston.

Ladies Section Friendly against Club 90

This year the Ladies made the long trip to Greenacres for the annual match.

The teams were:
Sally Macfarlane, Muriel Holroyd, Elspeth Murdoch and Penny Evans;
Pat Rodger, Isabel Robertson, Heather Burns and Gail Pain.

The result was a win for Club 90 by 13 shots to 11. Sally's team won and Pat's lost.

Points competition

This was played as part of the Beattie Points. The Strathendrick winner was Mike Jackson.

Scottish Junior Women's Chanpionship

This was won by a team including Anna Skuse, who is the granddaughter of Gillian and Richard Kingslake.

Henderson Bishop competition

The Stirling play-offs were won by the team of Judy MacKenzie, Fiona Glass, Di Christie and Kirsty Pender (with Sally Macfarlane substituting for Kirsty in one match). They will be going to the finals in Stranraer in February. Judy and Di are members of West Stirlingshire Ladies and Kirsty Pender is the daughter of former Strathendrick members Arthur and Zena Pollock.

Stirling Area Ladies Pairs

Fiona Glass successfully defended her title in this event playing with our own Jane McLaren this year.

Texas Scramble

The Texas Scramble took place on 7 September 2018 at Buchanan Castle Golf Club. The weather was good and 3 teams of 4 took part. The golf was followed by an excellent meal in the club house and a general knowledge quiz with 3 teams of 4/5 people.

The winning golf team was Keith Hyam, John Anderson, Gail Pain and Bob Glass, who accumulated a total of 48 points. The other 2 teams tied on 52 points

The quiz was won by Rita Harris, Sandy Park, Bob Glass and Ella Hyam, who correctly answered 14 questions out of 20.

AGM 2018

The 172nd AGM was held on Tuesday 17 April 2018 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 Main Club committee but Gail Pain succeeded Gill Smith as President of the Ladies Section.

The results of the main competitions can be found at Archive for the Main Club and Ladies Archive for the Ladies Section. Both the Main Club and the Ladies Section had awards for the Curler of the Year which went to John Phillips and Norma Thornton respectively.

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