Draw & Results
|Wed 06 Jan|
|18.45||Eddie Milne vs Dave Mcpherson||–|
|21.00||Abby Duncan vs Alan Durno||–|
|21.00||Bill Jaffrey vs Jim Farquhar||–|
|Wed 13 Jan|
|21.15||Abby Duncan vs Eddie Milne||–|
|Wed 20 Jan|
|21.15||Alan Durno vs Jim Farquhar||–|
|21.15||Bill Jaffrey vs Dave Mcpherson||–|
|Wed 27 Jan|
|18.45||Alan Durno vs Dave Mcpherson||–|
|Wed 03 Feb|
|18.30||Eddie Milne vs Bill Jaffrey||–|
|18.30||Jim Farquhar vs Abby Duncan||–|
|Wed 17 Feb|
|18.45||Bill Jaffrey vs Alan Durno||–|
|Wed 24 Feb|
|18.30||Dave Mcpherson vs Abby Duncan||–|
|18.30||Jim Farquhar vs Eddie Milne||–|
|Wed 10 Mar|
|18.45||Eddie Milne vs Alan Durno||–|
|Wed 17 Mar|
|18.30||Abby Duncan vs Bill Jaffrey||–|
|18.30||Jim Farquhar vs Dave Mcpherson||–|
Donated by Fochabers Curling Club to the Province in 1970 to commemorate the Club’s Centenary.
It was presented to the winners of Division 2 until 1993 when the Province Leagues were split into East and West sections with the opening of Moray Leisure Centre. Thereafter awarded to the Winners of Division 2 in the East
Updates From the Rink
- 28/10 Match Report
Moray Province curling resumed this week following the October holiday break and in Division 2 East it was a tale of deputy skips as Gordon Fraser and Alan Douglas stood in for regular bosses Duncan and Milne. The Darnaway rink were 3-1 up after 3 ends before Fraser pulled off a perfect chip and lie for a 4 at the 4th end. This proved the high water mark for the Fochabers four, as Douglas racked up an unanswered 5 shots over the last 4 ends for his 9-5 win.Mike Kemp and Roy Thomson regularly skip Andrew Allardyce’s Elgin and Dave McPherson’s Tennis club teams and the latter outfit just sneaked past their Elgin rivals with 5 single shots in their 5-3 victory, whilst the Fochabers derby resulted in another close win for Alan Durno over Bill Jaffrey. Durno’s vast experience proved decisive but he breathed a sigh of relief as skip Wilson Burnett’s final stone picked up some debris and changed handles as he attempted a double take out which would have edged his team ahead of the Clochan farmer.
A rearranged match in Division 3 saw a win for Linda Hardie’s Forres rink. Lynn Roberts opened the scoring with a one at the first end, but Hardie skip Carol Bennett took over from there to open up a game winning 8-1 lead before 2 single shots gave the Roberts rink some cheer in the 8-3 defeat.
In the West, Division 1 had a couple of inter club games. Honours were even as Ardclach’s Ally Fraser picked up a count of 5 in the fourth end to dent the hopes of Nairn’s Larry Kerr in a 7-5 victory, but Nairn fortunes were restored as Mike McInnes had a great win over reigning champions Callum Greenwood. 5 shots each as they entered the final end set the scene for an exciting finish, and McInnes used his last stone advantage perfectly to pick up a 2 for his win. The other Division 1 game was,perhaps, the most exciting of the night, finishing in an honours even 8-8 draw. Mark Fraser had raced to a 7-0 lead before Nairn’s favourite baker woke up to take the next 3 ends and sneak ahead by a single shot. Fraser then managed to regain his composure to take a shot at the last for a share of the points.
In Division 2 ,Nairn’s Angus Forbes was victorious over clubmate Ricky Marwick and Jamie Cattell pipped Fiona Steel’s Nairn Ladies rink.
- 7th October Match Report
There were just 3 Division 3 games played this week in the Moray Province East League and all 3 resulted in convincing wins.
Pacesetter Charlie Watt jnr’s Forres rink maintained their 100% record over the last 2 curling seasons with a crushing 12-1 win over Elgin’s Helen Downey. It seems like the Forres rink haven’t lost since Charlie Watt snr was in short trousers.
Ballindalloch’s Gordie Kennedy found himself 3-0 down after the opening 2 ends against an inspired Linda Hardie’s Forres rink. The inspiration, however, was quickly doused,as the Speyside ensemble scored at each of the next 5 ends to run away to an 11-3 victory.
In the battle of the Moray Juniors teams, it was Georgia Clarke’s rink that came out on top. Owen Watson opened the scoring with a single at the first end, but excellent tactics and shot execution by Georgia gave her a 9-1 lead after 3 ends. Two blanked ends followed before Owen picked up a score of 4 to even up the contest, but Clarke counted 2 at the last end for a solid 11-5 win.
In the West, games were tighter. In Division 1 the Greenwood family with Uncle Neil Campbell had a real contest against Ali Asher. 4-3 down after 4 ends, the current Nicol Quaich holders came back with consecutive deuces and Asher skip Ross Cope could only pick up a single in the last end for a 7-5 Ardclach win.Mark Fraser finished strongly,picking up 5 unanswered shots in the last 3 ends in his victory over Larry Kerr while namesake Ally Fraser’s Ardclach team triumphed over Mike McInnes. A score of 5 at the second end was the decisive blow as the country loons put one over on their townie rivals in a 7-3 win.
In Division 2 the game of the week saw Jamie Cattell just sneak past Angus Forbes in a real nail biter. Only single shots were traded over the 7 ends as Cattell edged to a 4-3 win.
Ricky Marwick was 4-0 up after 2 ends against Ian Thomson who fought back to 4-4 after 5 ends and 6-6 after the penultimate end. Marwick,however, kept his cool and a terrific 3 at the last gave the Nairn skip his 9-6 victory.
Moray Province East Division 3
C.Watt jnr ( Forres) 12 (7)H. Downey (Elgin)1(1)
G. Kennedy (Ballindalloch)11 (5)L. Hardie ( Forres)3(2)
G. Clarke ( Moray Juniors) 11 (3)O. Watson ( Moray Juniors)5(2)
West Division 1
C. Greenwood ( Ardclach)7 (4)A. Asher ( Nairn)5(3)
M. Fraser ( Dalcross)6(4) L. Kerr ( Nairn)3(2)
A. Fraser ( Ardclach) 7(3) M. McInnes ( Nairn)3(3)
West Division 2
A. Forbes (Nairn)3(3) J. Cattell ( Nairn)4(4)
I. Thomson ( Dalcross)6(3) R. Marwick ( Nairn)9(4)