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PCC Bonspiels (for your diary)
Dan McFarlane  Thursday 6 October  7.50
The Bell               Friday 24 March     5.30
Braehead
Lots of info on the Braehead website (www.curlbraehead.co.uk)
Braehead opens on Monday 29th August
Free practice ice is available 4.30 - 5.30 pm Monday to Friday without booking.  Ice may be available at £6.00 per hour at other times (booking required (01418854611 Option 3 then 1)

 

Curl, Coffee & Cake at Braehead

Wednesday 7th September at 10.00am (Cost £5)

Braehead welcomes in the new season.  No need to book - simply come along and names will be drawn to make teams.   After curling sit down and enjoy a coffee and cake.

Sessions at Braehead for new or returning curlers
Below is information about two opportunities to introduce new or returning curlers to the game. If you know of anyone who might be interested, send their contact details (e-mail address preferred) to Ronnie and he will make the necessary arrangements with Braehead.
(Note that the 'Taster' sessions' are next week)
Taster sessions
1-hour sessions
Mon 29th August at 6pm and 7pm
Tue 30th  August at 6pm and 7pm
Wed 31st  August at 6pm and 7pm
The sessions cost £5
 'Try Curling sessions'

1-hour sessions

Friday 16 September 5:15pm and 6:15pm  

Saturday 17 September 9:45am and 10:45am

 

Sunday 18 September   12:00pm and 1:00pm

These sessions are free

 

 

European Curling Championships

Braehead 19-26 November

More info on Braehead website (under "News"), the RCCC website (under "Competitions") and at World Curling Federation website (www.worldcurling.org/ecc2016)Braehead is closed for normal curling from 14th to 27th November to accommodate practice and the competition itself.

 

 

The conclusion for the Partick Curling Club is always with the Partick Bell bonspeil followed by the dinner  and prize giving and another fine night was had by all.  See the gallery for photos of the evening.

That's thet spring league come to a conclusion and it could not be much closer with three teams all tied on points.  Check out the competitions page for the final standings in the competition. 

A few competitions completed now and there has been some prize giving at the events.   Have a look at the gallery for the mug shots of the clubs best curlers!    Also the  Spring league is well underway now with Rattray topping the table but only just ahead of the pack so the prize is still anyboties to claim.  Have a look at the competitions page to see the full table.

After a very strong game in the first round where Dumbarton never got off the starting blocks giving Partick a 15-1 victory we progressed to the second round to meet a Cardross side that hardly threw a bad stone.  We kept in the game until the 5th end when we lost a 3 which meant we had to play some high risk curling to build up a big end but unfortunately Cardross had the hammer in the final end which they used to great effect and take a one and see the Partick side knocked out.

Terrible news, after a fantastic run in the league section of the Allan Cup where we emerged unbeaten and top of the section the dreams were shattered on the 7th Jan 2016 by an on-form Glasgow Accies club.  The game was very close with the score after 5 ends being 3-2 to the bad guys - the hammer giving each team a point per end.  Unfortunately on the 6th end we lost a 2 against the hammer and suddently the clock was against us as it was close in determining if we had an 8th end or not.  As it turned out the 7th end was to the the final end which meant we needed a 3 to peel.  We managed to get two shots into the house but the opposition was sitting on the button and with the guards out-front we had no choice but to go for a really thin wick off one of their shots to roll onto their lying shot and push it out the house.  Sadly the final shot did not curl enough so we lost another in the final end to leave the score lying at 6-2.

 

Congratulations to Roy and his team on victory in the Autumn league.  A hard fault league this year but Roy popped out just 3 points clear of Iain Sim and his team.  Full table is available from the competitions page on the website.

It is also worth mentioning that the bonus point scheme that was introduced last year is bedding in well.  77% of the games played managed to get all eight ends in.  Special note to teams F, E and C which gained the highest bonus points of 9, 8 and 8 respectively.  Lets see if we can keep games moving along in this way during the spring league.

Congratulations to Gordon Lyon and his Team E on a solid victory in the final of the Copeland Cup.  He never looked back after taking a 6 on the third end!

Great game to finish off the Allan Cup round robin section.  Partick were up against a very strong Kelvinside team but with only a few wayward shots we kept ourselves in the game and the pressure on Kelvinside.  Going into the last end we were sitting comfortably with one shot lying against us but with two Partick stones inside the 4 foot circle.  The opposing skip played a perfect angled raise to chip another of his stones right onto the button and get the two he required to tie the game.

 

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total
Partick 1 0 1 1 0 1 0   4
Kelvinside 0 1 0 0 1 0 2   4

That gives Partick a played 6 won 5 peeled 1 record and gets us comfortably into the semi-final which is on Jan 7th.

Early October and a friendly game against Duddingston.  Don't ask about the scoreline but do have a look at the latest photos up in the gallery