Bute curlers battle it out in pairs competition

Bute curlers battled it out in a pairs competition recently, held at Greenock's Waterfront.
Bute curlers battled it out in a pairs competition recently, held at Greenock's Waterfront.

Twelve curlers travelled to Greenock’s Waterfront on Wednesday, January 22, to play in a club competition for the Cowan Pairs Cup.

The pairs participating in the competition were: Alec Robertson and Nancy Kinnear, Donnie Macleod and Barbara Dunn (Skelmorlie), Donald Kinnear and Bill Stein, Ron Forrester and Hugh Yeamans, Beck Reid and Margaret Macleod, and Colin Sharp and John Middleton.

The early rounds of the competition were played over three sessions of four ended games.

In the first session, Alex beat Donnie by 3 shots to 2 while Ron took his game against Beck by 6 shots to 2. The second session saw Donnie beat Donald by 5 shots to 2 while Colin edged in front of Beck by 3 shots to 2.

In the third session Alec and Donald drew two shots each, but with the game decided by the throw of a stone the result went Alec’s way. Colin took his game against by a comfortable 6 shots to 3.

With both Colin and Alec having two wins from their earlier games they took to the ice once again in a decided for winner while Donnie and Ron played to decide third and fourth places.

Ron and Hugh played strongly in their game to beat Donnie and Barbara by 6 shots to 1 to take third place in the competition.

Meanwhile Alex and Nancy also played strongly to take their game against Colin and John by 7 shots to 2 to win the Cowan Cup decisively. Well done!

Bute curlers will be hoping to be in good form for the annual game against Millport for the County Cup, which is coming up soon.