Curling: Bute suffer dip in league form

BUTE Curling Club’s strong league start to 2013 faltered a little this week with a draw in the Ayr Day League against St Leonards and defeat in a Greenock Day League fixture against Gourock Ladies.

Bute’s rink for the Ayr league game of Andy Eccles (skip), Donnie MacLeod, Jan Eccles and Beck Reid scored four shots in the final end to salvage a 6-6 draw, but at Greenock two days later, a haul of five shots in the third end proved crucial as Gourock eased to a 12-5 victory over a Bute side comprising Donnie MacLeod (skip), Donald Kinnear, Margaret MacLeod and Nancy Kinnear.

For more details on this week’s Bute curling action, see the new issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, January 31.