Beginners Bonspiel

We were delighted to host our first Beginners Bonspiel on Sunday 16 December 2018, from 10 a.m. until 2:15 p.m.

The 10 teams were made up of two beginners and two experienced curlers, each from different clubs.

It was a fun, exciting day – and a great opportunity for beginners to get on the ice and learn from some of our regular club curlers! The competition was open to any beginners with 2 years or less of experience curling.

Congrats to Team Gray: Bill, Cron, and father-daughter duo Ross and Daisy raised our first Beginners Bonspiel!

Congrats as well to runners up Team Nicol. Daisy also took home the Best Beginner award. Only her second time on the ice, she was nominated by her fellow curlers for her enthusiasm and sportsmanship – and the shot of the day. She took home a jacket signed by Scotland Skip Eve Muirhead, donated to the rink by Team GB.

The day consisted of two, 5-end games, plus lunch and a welcome tea/coffee. The price was £25 per person.

Susan Kesley, who has represented Scotland on the international level, offered us the lovely Dunvegan Quaich for the event. The Quaich was given by her parents as a trophy at the old Gogar Park curling rink, and we were delighted to hand it to the top team at our Beginners Bonspiel.

If you are a club wishing to participate in a future Beginners Bonspiel, please email us for registration information.