2020 Pairs competition

The Club’s annual Pairs competition took place at Ayr Ice Rink on Wednesday 4th March 2020.  The event was well supported with 8 pairs taking to the ice allowing a straight knockout format starting with quarter finals.  The game format was slightly changed from previous years with the curlers delivering 4 stones at each of […]

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Province Knockout – 18 February 2020

Report by Allan Chapman (third) An Ayr and Alloway rink comprising Liz Tait, Linda Wilson and Allan Chapman skipped by Neil Beattie came up against a strong Dundonald rink skipped by Jennifer Mutter in the Ayrshire Province KO on 19th February.  In the each of the first 2 ends Dundonald scored 2 shots. In end […]

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It’s Secretary Alan’s turn for the 2020 Points

This season’s Points competition took place on Thursday 6 February.  For an assortment of reasons – all genuine and approved!! – the numbers participating this year were slightly down but to the 7 who did play, well done and thanks for taking part.  Having made his debut in the Points last year it was good […]

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Ayr and Alloway v Gangrels

On Thursday 16 January two rinks from the Club were engaged in our annual inter-club friendly match with the Gangrels.  Last year, from memory (although it was hoped that any memory had been erased!) the result was clearly and undeniably in favour of the Gangrels.  This year however it was the ideal result for both […]

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Cue Competition 2019

On Wednesday 11 December the Cub held its annual Cue Competition, the prize for the winning rink being the crystal trophy generously donated a few years ago by one of our regular cue exponents, Elma Stevenson.  This year we had the best turnout since the competition began with 32 participants, a mixture of regular cue […]

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Ross Low Trophy

The Club has now completed its series of games in the Ross Low Trophy for 2019 and unfortunately for our squad of Neil Beattie, Jim Nelson, Ed Baines, Alex Thomson, Willie Scott, John MacLeod, Charlie Steele and Allan Chapman it is the end of the competition for another year. On Monday 4th Nov a Club […]

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“Friendly” Match v Country Club

On a spooky Halloween night we had our annual match with the Country Club which as always was played with great spirit. Our first team of Dorothy Dawson, Liz Tait, Allan Chapman and David Gray were treated to a very scarily tight match and wondered what the devil was beguiling us when after 5 close […]

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The Rink Championship

The Rink Championship is a major competition, but receives little exposure. Local clubs enter teams to compete to represent each ice rink at the national finals in Forfar, late in the season. Surprisingly only eight rinks play in it. Ayr and Alloway, to their credit, always enter a rink and play against the recognized “top […]

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The Finnie Kettle

On Tuesday 29 October a rink from the Club comprising Alan McKinlay (skip), Alan Richmond (3), Willie Scott (2) and Carol Simpson (lead) participated in the Finnie Kettle.  This is a Dundonald competition and this evening’s game was the 150th  anniversary of the competition. Originally it was contested between the parishes of Kilmarnock, Fenwick, Kilmaurs, […]

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Ayr and Alloway v Land O’ Burns

On Monday 14th Oct the first inter-club match of the new season was played between A&A and LOB. Rink “A” was skipped by Alan Richmond assisted by Alan McHarg and Tricia McKeand. Willie Scott was also due to be involved but as the LOB rink only consisted of 3 curlers he was able to take […]

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