The friendly v Kinross which as in the past been double rinks made from a mix of Kinross Men, Ladies and KCDC were missing the Kinross Ladies element this year due to an error in communication somewhere along the way. The opportunity was given for Peter and Sheila to try being skips under the guidance of experienced 3rds. There was lots of very useful advice given and encouraging comments made throughout the evening. It was a really enjoyable evening of curling.
The KCDC league finished with Paul's rink finishing in top place. There was more of a battle for 2nd and 3rd with Iain's rink playing against Graeme's rink. Graeme persuaded Sheila try her hand at skip so that he could do some sweeping. It was a brave decision that seemed to be going well.......... then trouble crept up. It came down to the last end and the last stone. Facing a one stone loss of end and a drawn match there was nothing better to do than go for broke........... no pressure Sheila! It didn't work ~ 2 stone defeat, match lost and table positions decided. It was a very entertaining game and a great way to finish the league.
The return match v Kirkcaldy was a successful evening for KCDC. Not only did they win both matches they may have poached a player for next season! The lure of clean ice and the bright lights of Kinross may have been too much of a good thing to turn down....... wait and see.
An early start on 1st April saw a group of 5 head to Glasgow for the Virtual Challenge at Braehead. The venue was new to everyone playing ~ quite strange going in by M&S, McDonald's etc with your curling brushes and crutches. To say the team was slightly under the weather would be an understatement. Poor Gill G had been struggling with a nasty lurgy for over a week and Sheila and Jane sounded no better. A valiant effort saw 1 loss and 2 victories in the group stage. Iain certainly played a crucial last stone in one game. It could have ended in a 5 stone loss or, as was the case, a 1 stone win ~ great play Iain! The next game was the 'Low Road' semi final : another victory! The final was against a scratch team who were too consistent and accurate for our flagging minds and bodies. One game too many perhaps but all in all a great day of curling and contact with clubs who would love to have some friendlies next season.
Tomorrow is the KCDC Closing Bonspiel ~ one more chance to have some fun curling amongst our own members though a rink is still to play in the last KCT League game the night after as well as a few playing in the KCT Closing Bonspiel on 8th April.
Tomorrow evening is also the club's AGM at which the new committee will be elected and the responsibility of the website handed over to the new team. Best wishes to the new office bearers.
Sheila and Jane