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Neilston Curling Club Notice of AGM

NOTICE is given that the Annual General Meeting of our Club will be held on Wednesday 16th May 2018 at 7.30 pm in the lounge of Neilston Bowling Club, Kirkton Road, Neilston.

 

Resignations require to be intimated to me before that date, otherwise subscriptions for the year 2018/19 will be due. Applications for membership of our Club should also be forwarded to me before that date if possible.  If you know of anyone who is interested in becoming a member, or who could be persuaded to become a member (remember our free coaching deal),  please speak with them and encourage them to apply for membership before the AGM, as always, we need new members. We could also do with lowering the age profile of our members – by recruiting younger curlers.

 Our AGM provides all of us with the opportunity of participating in the running of our Club and I look forward to seeing you on the 16th  May.

 If you are unable to attend please let me or any other committee member know.

 Yours sincerely

 William C Ferrie

Secretary, Neilston Curling Club

2018 Awayday

Neilston Curling Club Awayday this year was to the The National Curling Acadamy in Stirling.

Winners of the two competitions were won by the three man team comprising Colin Melrose, James H. Carswell and Billy Ferrie.

Thanks to Andy Connie for organising the awayday.

Jack Barr Memorial Salver 3rd February 2018.

On Saturday 3rd February 2018, Barrhead Fereneze played Neilston at Greenacres for the annual Jack Barr Memorial Salver. Neilston after a shock defeat last year to Barrhead brought out their top players to win back The Jack Barr, this they did handsomely with Sheet A score of 18-4, and Sheet B score of 15-3. .Players and supporters enjoyed a friendly meal served up by Greenacres Clubhouse Staff after the match.

    

Closing Bonspiel.

The last event in the NCC 2017-18 playing season was the Presidents Prizes Closing Bonspiel played at Greenacres on Tuesday 27th March 2018.

In the first four ends James R Carswell's Rink of Tom Wood, David Scougall and Robert Stables beat Billy Ferries Rink of Ewen Cameron, Colin Melrose and Margaret Semple by 1 shot. On the adjacent sheet, James H Carswell's Rink of Sheila Smith, Rhona Robinson and Nancy Cameron were beaten by 2 shots by Andy Robinson's Rink of Andy Connie, Robert Humphrey and Alan Sinclair. In the second set of four ends James R Carswell's Rink beak James H Carswell's Rnk by 2 shots, so ending the competition 3 shots up overall. While Andy Robinson's Rink Beat Billy Ferries's Rink by 2 shots thus winning the competition with 4 shots up overall.

All the players and supporters retired to the Greenacres Clubhouse for the traditional Closing Bonspiel Supper, after which President Barbara Wilson congratulated  the winning Rink on a fine performance and thanked all players and Club members and supporters for an excellent season. Andy Connie, thanked Club President Barbara for hosting the Presidents Prizes Supper and the Greenacres Staff for serving a tasty supper so efficiently in what was a busy evening for meals in the clubhouse. 

The next event in the Club Social Calendar is the Annual Dinner and Prizegiving at Neilston Bowkling Club on Saturday 28th th April. 2018.

McLeod Cup Bonspiel

The McLeod Cup Bonspiel was played at Greenacres Icerink on Tuesday 13th February 2018. Andy Robinson's rink of James H Carswell, David Scougall and Colin Melrose were up 10 shots on completion of the first set of ends, and 3 shots up on completion of the second set of ends making Andy's rink winners of the McLeod Cup Bonspiel with a total of 13 shots up. None of the other teams came close. Runners up on 1 shot up was Billy Ferrie's rink of Andy Connie  Robert Humphrey, and Anita Blair a guest player from Gleniffer CC, who won their first set of ends 2 shots up but were defeated by 1 shot by Barbara Wilson's rink of Margaret Semple and Robert Stables in the second set of ends. Ewen Cameron's rink of Nancy Cameron and Georgie Travers were third on 5 shots down , 2 shots as already described by Bill's rink and 3 shots down to Andy Robinson's rink.