Both the men’s and women’s senior squads got a run out at the Kinross Over 40s prior to heading Canada for the World Senior Championships in April.
Peter, Johnjo, David W and David H
Peter Wilson, who skipped Ireland to world senior bronze last year, has formed a new team this season with the bulk of the gold medal senior winners from 2012 – Johnjo Kenny, Bill Gray, David Whyte and David Hume – in it. Unfortunately Bill injured his leg and couldn’t play last weekend so David Hume played at lead. The team finished as the ‘middle road’ winners with just one loss in five games, and that was due to an unfortunate pick-up with Peter’s last stone of the game drawing for the win against the eventual winners.
The ladies played four games, winning two and losing two, and were pleased with their performance overall.
Peter, Clare, Marie, David W, Louise, David H and Carloyn. Johnjo was on the dancefloor…
It was a brilliant weekend socially and thanks go to the organising committee, including our very own Johnjo, for working so hard to make sure everything was spot on for the competitors to curl hard on the ice and party hard off it.
Tony Tierney has got a permanent job since his illness as the official ICA presenter of trophies!
Johnjo, Gillian, the Glittertree and….Tony!
He was in front of the camera again at Kinross at the weekend when handing over the prestigious Glittertree to the 2016 winners Johnjo and Gillian!
Tony, Tommy, Charlotte and Phil
Great to see Tony Tierney back on the ice at Kinross at the weekend – and winning a prize as well!
He and Charlotte teamed up with Phil Barton and Tommy Campbell for the Over 40s bonspiel and topped the low road. It was a fantastic competition on the ice and great fun off it and looks set to become a regular event on the curling calendar for many years.
Well done TT. Normal service is resumed.
It was a very busy weekend for ICA curlers – all over the place, we were. The men held their championship and Euro C League playdowns in Dumfries, the men and women senior squads were at the inaugural Kinross over 40s weekend and Neil and Alison were playing in the Dutch Masters CCT Mixed Doubles competition in Zoetermeer.
Craig, Eoin, John, James and Arran
First, the men…….. In a best of three challenge, James Russell, John Furey, Craig Whyte, Arran Cameron won game one 8-3 and game two 8-6 against Dave Hibberd, Alan Mitchell, Bob Sherrard, Ross Barr and Andrew Gilmore, so no third game on the Sunday was required.
The winning team won the right to represent Ireland in the Euro C League in Andorra May.6-13.
Ross, Alan, David, Andrew and Bob
Good luck to both teams in this weekend’s playdowns for the Euro C League in Andorra.
James Russell, John Furey, Craig Whyte, Arran Cameron and Eoin McCrossan
Dave Hibberd, Alan Mitchell, Bob Sherrard, Ross Barr and Andrew Gilmore
Games (best of three) are at 11am and 4pm Saturday 14th and 10am Sunday 15th
Well done Gillian and Johnjo.
Andrea liked their tree best of all so the ICA Glittertree 2016 is heading to Crossgates.
Thanks to all the members who took the time to enter this year and enjoy the rest of the festive season.
That controversial mixed team mascot decoration may just impress our judge this year…..
Will there be an aWARD for this Irish-themed tree?
Fabulously festive fae Fife…….
This squat rack framed tree is certain different – I spy R2-D2 standing by with a screwdriver….