Last game of the season for Bute curlers

Bute curlers played their last fixture of the season on Wednesday, March 25, at Greenock's Waterfront Ice Rink.
Bute curlers played their last fixture of the season on Wednesday, March 25, at Greenock's Waterfront Ice Rink.

Bute’s final game of the season was played at the Waterfront on Wednesday, March 25.

Donald Kinnear (skip), Ron Forrester, Bill Stein, and Margaret MacLeod, met a Newark side skipped by K. Jack who led an all-ladies rink. Both rinks were keen to prove themselves in the Greenock Day League although there were no prizes at stake.

Bute began well, with the lead getting two stones in the house right away and with the rest of the rink playing well took the end by 2 shots.

Newark responded by taking the second end, also by 2 shots, while Bute added 1 shot to their score at the third end.

A pattern appeared to be developing in the game when Newark took the fourth end by 2 shots to go into the lead by 4 shots to 3.

In the fifth end a good first stone from Bute stayed firmly in the house in spite of good play from Newark to level the score once again. However, the previous run of the game continued with the sixth end going to Newark giving them the lead once more.

The seventh end was narrowly won by Bute with the skip and his rink upping their game to level the score at 5 shots each.

So, to the final end!

Hoping to upset the previous pattern of the game and win the match, the Bute curlers played well and found themselves with three stones lying in the house, well tucked in and guarded. The Newark side tried every trick to remove Bute’s stones, but had to concede the end and the game by 3 shots.

Well done Donald and Co.!

Still to come in the curling calendar is the AGM on May 12, with the club’s prize-giving being held on May 16.