Stirling Curling Group

Stirling Curling Group at

The Peak Scoreboard

 The group pursues the interests of all people curling at The Peak Ice Rink, Stirling, Scotland.

 

  •   To be a collective voice for all clubs and groups using The Peak Ice Rink
  •   To support the Development Officer to develop curling
  •   To manage The Peak Competitions and Leagues
  •   To liaise with Active Stirling on behalf of all curlers and to manage the relationship between Active Stirling and all curlers.


Membership is open to all clubs and groups  involved with the sport of curling at The Peak Ice Rink.

NCA Curling

The Peak Ice Rink has a main arena with six sheets available for general curling. In a separate annex is the Scottish Curling Nation Curling Academy with four sheets of ice. This facility is first and foremost a training facility and is fitted out with all the equipment necessary for British and Scottish teams to prepare for Olympic and World Championships. Clubs and individual curlers can be allocated any spare ice that is not being used by these elite players.

Ice can be booked through the Peak Booking system online; the Active Stirling APP Active Stirling APP or alternatively come in and enquire at the front desk.

 More details on the Peak Website.

 

STIRLING CURLING GROUP – Events & Competitions

We aim to provide all players of member clubs who must also be RCCC members, the opportunity to experience all the forms of curling presently available to play across a broad spectrum of abilities. These range from fun events such as the Christmas Bonspiel to the top performance competitions against all comers such as the British Open. Look at the range of events and competitions below to decide which ones you would like to enter. Use the Competitions menu to open up the required entry forms and follow the instructions. Check the closing date for applications before submitting, they vary throughout the season.

Doune Rosebowl – This is the SCG Opening Bonspiel - open to all member clubs.
One afternoon  and one evening session (inc coffee etc after game)

SCG Peak Leagues - The number of leagues and teams in each league depends on entries received. 
Suggested Division 1 - 13 teams, Division 2 – 14 teams.
Played on Tuesdays throughout season, on all 10 sheets (Peak 8.45pm & NCA 9.00pm) to reduce clashes with club & other event games.

Hogmanay Hack – Played on Hogmanay during the day it is open to members, – first eight teams entered. Prizes awarded.

Beattie Open Points – Open to all individual curlers. Some clubs using as their club’s points competition

SCG Pairs – Open to all members of member clubs. Restricted to first eight pairs entered. Winners can go through to Scottish finals usually in Stranraer.

SCG Knockout – Open to all members as individuals.
Individual entry indicating preferred playing position; teams then drawn for competition.

SCG Doubles – Sunday league through season from January onwards on the weekend as it must be played in the NCA where Doubles markings exist.
New event, with introductory/training sessions at start of season.
Entry as pairs (not gender specific) or as individuals who will be drawn into pairs at start of event.

Afternoon Mixed League – Tuesday afternoons throughout season
Individual entry, with players drawn into team pools. Pay per game played on day.

Rink Championship Qualifiers – Entry made via Scottish Curling (as it is their competition open to all ice rinks, more details here).This is open to any team of players
from the Peak rink.

Inter Club League
New, but one of the league set ups to fill empty ice and meet a demand.
Club entry of teams. Concept of various leagues with promotion/relegation available but not compulsory – to meet the needs of teams/clubs who do not want to be promoted to higher leagues. To be run on Tuesdays (same time slots as SCG Peak Leagues, but different weeks) across all 10 sheets if possible, and on as many dates as required to complete league.

British Open – April 2022. This is the 75th Anniversary year for The Open.
Looking for entries from local teams as well as external entries.

Small Curling Clubs Alliance League - For the first time run by SCG to remove the burden from Laurieston and Zetland Curling Club who have organised it successfully from its inception. 8 curling clubs (Laurieston and Zetland, Falkirk, Bonnybridge, Denny, Dunblane, Larbert, Grangemouth  and Sauchie & Bannockburn) play for the SCCA League trophy every year.

Competitions NOT running this season 2021-2022

SCG Christmas Bonspiel – Open to all members of clubs.
Various prize categories. Followed by coffee/tea etc.

Evening Mixed League
Proposed change format to individual entry, with teams drawn.