Bute curlers battle for Essi Cup

Bute curlers travelled to Greenock's Waterfront recently to compete for the Essi Cup.
Bute curlers travelled to Greenock's Waterfront recently to compete for the Essi Cup.

Donald Kinnar (skip), Ron Forrester, Donnie MacLeod and Margaret MacLeod travelled on Tuesday, November 19, to Greenock’s Waterfront to play in an Argyll and Bute Province competition.

The trophy at stake was the Essi Cup, and eight clubs were due to participate. Unfortunately, Benmore and Kilmun could not play on the day, so to allow the competition to go ahead in the planned format, Province secretary Archie Morton drew up a scratch team taking Ron Forrester as skip, Archie himself and John Benn.

In the first round of games a three-handed Bute side was drawn against Duncan Argyle skipped by Norman Laid and also playing three-handed.

Dunoon took the first end of the game by two shots but the Bute side played well to take the following four ends to go into the sixth end leading by 5 shots to 2. The honours went to Dunoon in that end closing the gap to 5-3. Bute, however, took the final end by two shots to retain their lead and win the game by 7-3.

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