Argyll Province game for Bute curlers

Bute curlers competed in the first Argyll Province competition of the new season recently.
Bute curlers competed in the first Argyll Province competition of the new season recently.

The first Argyll Province game of the season for Bute curlers was played at the Waterfront on Tuesday, October 11.

The number of curling clubs involved in the competition was smaller than usual with five rinks participating, including a combined Glen Orchy/Tighnabruiach side.

With only five rinks involved it was decided to play the competition for the Jimmy Brown Trophy in a round robin format of four games or three ends.

Bute was drawn against a Dunoon Argyll side in the first game. Ina three-ended game there is no room for complacency and taking the second end by 1 shot was not enough for Bute who lost out to Dunoon.

Their second game, against a Glen Orchy/Tighnabruiach side saw Bute take the end by 1 shot, but with the opposition scoring well in the second end a win by a single shot in the final end was not enough to secure victory for Bute.

The third game, against Dunoon Ladies, was a whitewash for the Bute side with the opposition winning by 5 shots.

Ever optimistic, Bute played their final game against Oban but due to the lack of time only two ends were played with Bute taking that game by 2 shots to 1.

When all the scores were tallied up, it was clear that the Dunoon Argyll rink had taken the trophy with four wins under their belt. Well done!

The following day, Wednesday, October 12, saw Ron Forrester skipping a Bute side in the Greenock Day League.

Ron’s side was completed by Bill Stein, John Middleton and Nancy Kinnear, who was playing her third game in four days.

Bute’s opponents were a Dunoon rink who were playing strongly and although Ron and his side took 4 shots from the game, Dunoon took 9 shots to win clearly.

Local curlers have a brief respite with no curling until a regular Day League game on Wednesday, October 26.