February Newsletter

February victories and end of season events
Edinburgh Curling Club

More Scottish Champions!

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We have a new round of curlers to congratulate and wish well! We are so delighted for Team Mouat and Team Jackson on their Scottish Curling Championship wins. Edinburgh curlers Bruce Mouat, Sophie Sinclair, and Naomi Brown are all headed to the World Curling Championships to represent Scotland this spring. (Photos by Tom Brydone)

If you have or hear news we should be sharing, please tell the office! Here’s what we have to celebrate:

News Around the Rink

Team Kesley Headed to Norway

Congratulations to Susan Kesley, Fran Stretton, Vicky Gumley and Morna Aitken on winning the Scottish Seniors Championship earlier this month!

A truly nail-biting final – that came down to a measure – earned the team a spot in the World Senior Curling Championships in Stavanger, Norway in April.

Read More

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continental cup

World Team Take Continental Cup

In January, Team World won the Continental Cup for the first time since 2012, with our own Bruce Mouat and Jennifer Dodds contributed, including a 12-3 win against Team North America in the Mixed Doubles. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

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Masters Champs

Please congratulate David Hume and his teammates on Team Wilson for claiming their second National Masters Curling Championship in a row! On the women’s side, Catherine Dodds was on Kay Gibb’s winning team.

See final scores

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Announcements & Reminders

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Ongoing Fundraising

We’re delighted with the level of donations coming in to the office following the emails this month. Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far.

We still need your help to reach £50,000 and sign off on starting the cladding. If you have not yet made a contribution, or are able to make an additional donation, please consider doing so before Friday, March 15.

Download a gift aid form today

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who attended this weekend’s Quick Curling & Quiz Night! The event, organised by coach and Corstorphine member Paul Davis, raised £1300 towards the cladding replacement.


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closing bonspiel

Closing Bonspiel, March 28

The last day of club curling is Thursday, March 28. Join us for a fun, final match at the 2019 Closing Bonspiel, where we will compete for the Willie Kerr Trophy.

Sign up your team on the notice board at the top of the stairs or email the office. All ability levels are welcome! The cost is £10 per person and includes dinner. Curling is at 6 p.m., with dinner to follow.

Final Try Curling of the Year

We’ve had terrific interest in trying curling this season! We’ve run more than 20 fully-subscribed sessions since September, with 64 newcomers progressing on to the Beginners Course. We can’t wait to see those folks on the ice next season!

If you have friends and family who would like to give curling a try, there’s one more Try Curling session this season that they can join.

Register online for the session on Tuesday, March 19, at 2:00 p.m.

Try Curling
Scottish Wheelies Team 2019

World Wheelchair Curling Championships, March 3 – 10

Twelve countries will take the ice in Stirling next month for the World Wheelchair Curling Championships. Please join us in wishing Edinburgh curler David Melrose the best of luck representing Scotland! (British Curling Photos: Perthshire Picture Agency – Graeme Hart)

Tickets and information online

An Invitation from Gogar Park Super Leagues

Super League Convenor Iain Dick has asked us to share his invitation to join the Gogar Park Super Leagues. They’re hoping to expand the Open Leagues to a third division and are particularly eager to welcome smaller clubs who might be keen to get on the ice more.

Read the full invitation

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biz bonspiel

Spring Business Bonspiel, March 21

The Business Bonspiel is back! Last February we celebrated the Olympics with a fun afternoon of team-building and networking. We still have space for one more team!

Please join us the afternoon of Thursday, March 21.

Register your interest online

Rugby, March 30

Edinburgh are playing Munster on Saturday, March 30 at Murrayfield in the Heineken Champions Cup Quarter-Final. Due to the schedule of the Edinburgh International Curlers’ Gathering, we are unable to offer meals before the match.

Up to 50 members will be able to join us afterwards for drinks. There is some limited availability for meals after the game. Contact the office for details (0131 337 4242).

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Outdoor Curling in Penicuik

Thanks to the recent chilly weather, Penicuik Curling Club were able to curl outdoors this month for the first time in eight years! What a beautiful day! The match took place at Penicuik House Estate, site of the first Grand Match in 1847.

Read more and see photos

Swing ‘n Sweep, March 24

There’s still time to join this year’s Swing ‘n Sweep! The competition is open to members and non-members and will take place on Sunday, March 24. Registration forms are available in the clubroom.

Event details online

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Thursday Drop In

Getting ready for an end of season competition? Why not come get some pointers at an upcoming Thursday Drop In session!

See dates and RSVP online


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