The Club’s main competition is the League which is played throughout the season. All rinks are involved, each rink playing every other rink on a round-robin basis once. As is customary two points are awarded for a win with one point for a peel. The winning skip receives the Fergusson Rose Bowl and each rink member an individual prize. Other trophies are awarded for 2nd – Tom Clydesdale Quaich, 3rd – Club Medal, and 4th – Lady Jane Hamilton Medal
The knock-out is played in the first half of the season, initially in two mini-leagues with the top two rinks in each league proceeding to a High Road semi-final and final and the next two rinks in each mini-league competing likewise in the Low Road. For the knock-out, the rink skips move to Lead with all other rink members moving up one place. The High Road winner receives the Crawford Cup and the Low Road winner the McCreath Medal.
The Pairs competition for the Sandra Giles Salver is played over one day. Normally eight pairs compete in two sections with each team playing three 5-end games and the two section winners having a final play-off.
The Points competition is played over one evening in February on an individual basis with each player having to make a number of pre-determined shots. The winner receives the Blairston Medal. This is a competition which is great fun and all players irrespective of ability are encouraged to enter.
The Club has two teams in the Ice Rink’s Day Leagues,both teams in League B for 2016/17 season. Matches are played at 12 noon on weekdays.
Inter-club matches are traditionally played against Auchincruive (October) and the Gangrels (February) with a third game being arranged each year against a different club. In addition the Club enters teams in the Eglinton Jug, Ayrshire Province Knock-out, the Ross Low Trophy, the Waldie Griffiths inter-province competition, the RCCC Rink Championship, the Parish Trophy and the Ayrshire Province Medal.
Grand Matches and Outdoor Curling
Whenever conditions allow, the Club participates in the outdoor Grand Matches and every 5 years in the Indoor Grand Matches. Last time it was held on 24 October 2015, and we had two rinks represented playing at Perth and Ayr.
The Club is also keen to play outdoors on the few occasions when conditions are favourable and has indeed done so in the recent past. Hopefully the opportunity will again present itself for some outdoor curling this winter!