League Table

SkipPlayedWonLostDrawnShots TotalShots UpEnds WonPoints
McInnes, Mike44002613138
Asher, Ali4220258124
Cattell, Jamie4220211134
Green, Michael422018-4154
McArdle, Seamus404014-18100

Draw & Results

Wed 21 Oct
18.40Ali Asher [Ali Asher] vs Mike McInnes [Mike McInnes] 3 – 43 – 3
18.40Jamie Cattell [Jamie Cattell] vs Michael Green [Michael Green] 3 – 62 – 5
Wed 04 Nov
20.45Jamie Cattell [Eric Behrendt] vs Ali Asher 6 – 54 – 3
20.45Michael Green vs Seamus McArdle [A Morton] 4 – 34 – 2
Wed 18 Nov
18.40Mike McInnes vs Seamus McArdle [P Duncan] 11 – 16 – 1
18.40Ali Asher vs Michael Green 9 – 24 – 2
Wed 02 Dec
20.45Michael Green vs Mike McInnes 6 – 74 – 2
20.45Seamus McArdle [A Tunstall] vs Jamie Cattell 5 – 93 – 4
Wed 16 Dec
18.40Ali Asher vs Seamus McArdle [Bob Ferenth] 8 – 52 – 4
18.40Jamie Cattell vs Mike McInnes 3 – 43 – 2
Wed 06 Jan
20.45Mike McInnes vs Ali Asher
20.45Michael Green vs Jamie Cattell
Wed 20 Jan
18.40Ali Asher vs Jamie Cattell
18.40Seamus McArdle vs Michael Green
Wed 10 Feb
20.45Seamus McArdle vs Mike McInnes
20.45Michael Green vs Ali Asher
Wed 10 Mar
18.40Mike McInnes vs Michael Green
18.40Jamie Cattell vs Seamus McArdle
Wed 17 Mar
20.45Seamus McArdle vs Ali Asher
20.45Mike McInnes vs Jamie Cattell


The Sandy Gunn Stone was presented to the Province by Nairn Curling Club in memory of Sandy Gunn who gave many years to service the Club.

Apart from having his name associated with the Stone, the Club League is named after him too, with members playing for the Shield which he gave to the Club in 1967.

Updates From the 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)

  • Curling’s Covid Return

    After the loss of an entire season, Province curling finally kicked off at both Inverness Ice Centre and Moray Leisure Centre this week.
    It was difficult to remember who last won what, but in West Division 1, Ally Fraser just pipped Ali Asher in a tight match. 4-4 after 5 ends, the Ardclach lads blanked the sixth and picked up their single shot for the win in the seventh.
    Newly promoted Mike McInnes was always in control against Larry Kerr,an opening end three and a single steal giving McInnes a clear lead and a further three and a single steal in ends 4 and 5 saw him run out a 9-3 winner.
    Mark Fraser’s Dalcross rink chalked up a good win over defending champions the Greenwood rink. The Ardclach quartet outscored Fraser in ends won,but a pair of 3’s was enough for a close 6-5  Fraser victory .
    In Division 2 Jamie Cattell was a 9-3 winner over Ian Thomson, a 3 at the opening and closing ends decisive in a slightly one sided contest.
    Angus Forbes came out on top in his match with Fiona Steel’s Nairn Ladies, a couple of 3 shot steals giving him a 10-2 lead before Fiona picked up a 3 of her own at the last to at least give a Ladies some consolation.
    In the East, Division 3 opened with  a good win for Gordie Kennedy in what was largely  a battle of the youngsters. Sons Charlie, Ian and Aunty Lynn skipped by a rusty old Dad running out 10-5 winners against Owen Watson’s Moray Juniors.
    Georgia Clarke’s Juniors rink had a real ding dong with Helen Downey’s veterans. Fighting back from a 3-0 deficit, Georgia’s team picked up the shot they needed in the last for a 4-4 peel.
    Charlie Watt jnr’s perfect form continued with an 8-6 win over Elgin’s Bob Stewart. The Forres team had a 100% record in the last League campaign and proved they are still a very tough nut to beat.
    Next week sees the start of  the East Division 1 and 2 campaign and we fervently hope that we will have a full,uninterrupted curling season.
    Bill Jaffrey