Curling: Donnie fights to retain ‘125 Trophy’

Donnie MacLeod fought hard to retain the '125 Trophy' which he won last year.
Donnie MacLeod fought hard to retain the '125 Trophy' which he won last year.

In a club competition played at the Braehead ice rink at the end of November, Donnie MacLeod took to the ice in a three-handed rink to defend the ‘125 Trophy’ which he won last season.

He was ably supported by Alec Robertson and Nancy Kinnear. Also participating in the competition were Ron Forrester (skip), Douglas Macdonald, Bill Stein and Peter Martin, and Donald Kinnear (skip), Beck Reid, Margaret MacLeod and Hugh Yeamans. The competition was played as a round robin.

The first game saw Ron and Donnie go head to head with Ron taking the lead early on, going into the third end leading by 3 shots. Donnie took the following two ends to level the score making the fifth and final end crucial.

Donnie managed to take a single shot at that end giving him victory by 4 shots to 3.

Ron and his rink stayed on the ice to meet Donald’s rink in the second game. It was Ron who made a very strong start to the game taking 4 shots at the first end. Donald won by 1 shot in the third end. Although Donald took the fourth end by 2 shots it was not enough to catch Ron who finished the game with a flourish, adding 3 shots to his score to win by 8 shots to 3.

Donald met Donnie in the third and final game of the competition. The first end went to Donald with a single shot but Donnie and his rink were in strong form, taking the second end by 3 shots and adding single shots at the next three ends to win the game by 6 shots to 1.

With two wins in the competition, Donnie won the ‘125 Trophy’ once again, and can keep it on his mantelpiece for another year.