A Bute rink took to the ice at the Waterfront on Wednesday, February 18, to join seven other Argyll Province rinks to compete in a competition for the Donald Clark Trophy.
Bute, represented by Ron Forrester (skip), Donnie MacLeod, Donald Kinnear and Peter Martin were drawn against a Tighnabruiach rink skipped by David Burt in the first round of games.
Ron’s side made a very strong start to the game taking 5 shots in the first end. Bute continued to play well, taking the next two ends by single shots to lead by 7 shots. In the fourth end, Tighnabruiach took two shots but Bute added single shots to their score in the fifth and sixth ends and finished with a flourish in the seventh and final end to take 3 shots and win the game decisively by 12 shots to 2.
In the second round, Bute’s opponents were Dunoon Argyll skipped by Norman Laird. Norman’s side took the first end by a single shot but Bute took the following four ends, two of them with good scores of 3 and 4 shots to sit in what looked like an unassailable position going into the sixth end leading by 9 shots to 1.
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