League Table

Draw & Results

Wed 06 Jan
18.45Eddie Milne vs Dave Mcpherson
21.00Abby Duncan vs Alan Durno
21.00Bill Jaffrey vs Jim Farquhar
Wed 13 Jan
21.15Abby Duncan vs Eddie Milne
Wed 20 Jan
21.15Alan Durno vs Jim Farquhar
21.15Bill Jaffrey vs Dave Mcpherson
Wed 27 Jan
18.45Alan Durno vs Dave Mcpherson
Wed 03 Feb
18.30Eddie Milne vs Bill Jaffrey
18.30Jim Farquhar vs Abby Duncan
Wed 17 Feb
18.45Bill Jaffrey vs Alan Durno
Wed 24 Feb
18.30Dave Mcpherson vs Abby Duncan
18.30Jim Farquhar vs Eddie Milne
Wed 10 Mar
18.45Eddie Milne vs Alan Durno
Wed 17 Mar
18.30Abby Duncan vs Bill Jaffrey
18.30Jim 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.
    Bill Jaffrey

  • 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)