After a tense but enjoyable final on 25 March 2015 Buccaneers beat Kilsyth in the final. The game turned on the 4th end when Kilsyth, looking to take a 1 to even up the score at 2-2 lost a 2 instead and were chasing the game after that.
In the semi-finals the previous week Kilsyth of Stirlingshire beat Uphall of West Lothian, and Buccaneers of Forth and Endrick beat Keir 2 of Scottish Central.
The winners were presented with the Kildean cup which had fallen into disuse after the transfer from Williamfield, and which has now been redesignated as the Area Champions cup. Well done to all who took part.
Photo in RCCC Area 6 website
The Small Clubs Curling Alliance was initiated In 1999 with league matches beginning in the 2000 - 2001 season to enable Curling Clubs with limited active playing members to maintain their identity whilst continuing to play.
A number of Curling Clubs playing at Stirling were experiencing reduced numbers of active curling members making is challenging to keep the clubs viable. Clearly drastic action was required.
The curling clubs which initially formed "The Small Clubs" were Bonnybridge Curling Club, Larbert Curling Club, Dunblane Curling Club and Laurieston & Zetland Curling Club. All of these were old established clubs which had fallen on hard times in terms of membership but wished to retain their individual identities. Thus the SCCA was born and league matches began in the Season 2000 - 2001.
Grangemouth Curling Club joined in 2006 and Falkirk Curling Club in 2014.
Matches are played at The Peak, Stirling, on a league format by mixed (male and female) teams representing all the 6 clubs. The curling is played in a friendly but competitive spirit and many friendships have been formed over our 13 years of life. Each club decides on who will play on any match night.
We have a handsome trophy which is presented annually at a closing bonspiel usually at the end of March.
Further information, results and fixtures are at: http://smallcurlingclubsalliance.org.uk/
This section will show information from Province and Area competitions during the season.
High level information on structure and National and International competitions is at http://www.royalcaledoniancurlingclub.org/
In Stirling the main ice rink for the Area is the Peak, and Area and Province competitions are played there.
The Main competitions this season are the Bonspiel played on Thursday 22 January 2015 at 6:15 and 8:30 involving all 4 Provinces.
After an enjoyable and closely fought contest Forth and Endrick won the Area 6 Bonspiel on 22 January - for only the third time since the tournament's inception in 1985. Their last victory was 1997/8.
Forth and Endrick had 8 points and 22 ends, Stirlingshire had 6 points and 24 ends, West Lothian had 6 ends and 21 ends, Scottish Central had 4 points and 21 ends - their total affected by a no show from Callendar and Trossachs.
The decisive game was in the second session when Buchlyvie narrowly beat Falkirk by 7 shots to 6, despite Falkirk losing a 5 at the second end. Had it gone to a peel then Stirlingshire would have won on ends won.
Congratulations to Forth and Endrick . The winner of the Bonspiel trophy (to the highest up club in the winning Province) was Buccaneers.
The Trophy and Prizes will be presented the the Area AGM.
In addition the Area Champions tournament is played as semi-finals on Wednesday 18 March 2015 at 5:45, with the final on Wednesday 25 March 2015 at 7:50.
The draw is:
Further information on Area matters is at http://network.royalcaledoniancurlingclub.org/area6
The latest competition information is below:
|ENDS IN ALL COMPETITIONS||Position in competitions|
|clubs ends||both pair results||Dunn||Aitken||Murray|
|Stirling Young Curlers||7||one||6|
|Borestone and Stirling||21||21||9||2||6|
|Sauchie and Bannockburn||17||28||7||1||1|
Well done to Kilsyth - and to all teams who took part
Further Province information is at http://network.royalcaledoniancurlingclub.org/west-lothianprovince/
COMPETITION RESULTS 2014-2015
WINNERS KEIR 2
RUNNERS UP KEIR 1
WINNERS DOUNE 2
RUNNERS UP KEIR 1
RUNNERS UP DOUNE
RUNNERS UP AIRTHREY CASTLE
JOINT WINNERS JUDITH MCLEARY (KEIR)
WILLIE MITCHELL (KEIR)
RUNNER UP ANDREW MCAUGHTRIE (KEIR)
Forth and Endrick
Information on Forth and Endrick structure an competition is available at their comprehensive website