Twelve players travelled to Ayr on Tue 7th March to compete in the Maxwell Trophy Finals having qualified from the East group stage, alongside Kinross, over the course of the 2022/23 season.
|Stirling 1||Stirling 2||Stirling 3|
|Lee McCleary||Brian Ferguson||John Davie|
|Gavin Fleming||Neil Murray||Mark Watt|
|James Dunn||Rory McNair||David McEwan|
|Stuart Brand||Dougie Telfer||Les Goodfellow|
Stirling were drawn against Greenacres Ice Rink in the semi-final, while Kinross faced Lanarkshire.
The Greenacres side were strong favourites to retain the Maxwell Trophy for the third year in a row and raced to an early lead in all three games versus Stirling.
Stirling2 were ultimately defeated, however a late score of 4-shots by Stirling3 in the 7th end levelled the match and John Davie’s team went on to steal a victory in the 8th end. Meanwhile Stirling1 also needed to steal in the last; one shot down without last stone advantage. They piled on the pressure to lie game with several stones guarded in the rings, the Greenacres skip jammed his double take-out attempt giving Stirling the 2-shots they needed and an overall 2-1 win and place in the final against Lanarkshire.
In the final Stirling1 dominated their Hamilton based opposition with a heavy victory. Stirling3 however could not repeat the heroics of the semi final and were ultimately well beaten by a veteran Lanarkshire team. It all came down to Stirling2 to decide the Maxwell Trophy. One shot down in the last end Stirling had last stone advantage.
With his final rock Brian Ferguson faced a half guarded Lanarkshire counter. There was silence in the building but Brian was not affected by the pressure nailing the hack-weight take-out to pick up the two, the game, and with it the Maxwell Trophy 2022/23.
The three Stirling skips of Brian Ferguson, John Davie and Lee McCleary with their hands on the Maxwell Trophy.
Stirling’s captain, Gavin Fleming, collected the impressive Maxwell Trophy on behalf of his team. Gavin thanked all players and spectators and explained that this is the first time that Stirling has won the Maxwell in its 75 year history, making the win particularly special.
Full details on the Scottish Curling Website.
Following the initial successful trial of quick curling, we are planning to have quick curling games on the next 3 Saturdays at 2pm.
If you wish to have a go, please complete the Entry Form and tick the date or dates that are preferable for you.
You can enter as a team of 3 or as an individual to be allocated a place in a team.
Games will be at 2pm and 3pm lasting for for 55 minutes. Rules of the game will be issued to those that sign up, but can be found on the SCG website. The cost will be £8 per person per game.
The on-line Entry Form can be accessed via the following link:
GARGUNNOCK win the first Inter-Club League held at the Peak
|Bridge of Allan||0||4||-1||2||5||7||2||4||1||0||3||-4||4||16||3||2nd|
This newsletter covers the latest news across curling at the Peak and member activity beyond.
Sat 25th February 2023 at 2pm
Quick Curling is a new format of curling to try. Games last only one hour so why not give it a go in your spare time on Saturday 25 February at the NCA, Stirling.
Apply as an individual and we will put you into teams of 3 or enter as a team of 3.
• Games are 55 minutes with clock starting on allocated game time.
• A maximum of two points will be available per end except at the final end.
• Once the time clock runs out the game stops completely and stones in a scoring position will count.
• Each player will deliver 2 stones per end.
• No Stones can be removed from play until the middle players first stone.
• Only 1 team member can sweep at any one time.
• Players will rotate positions after every end. Lead, Middle and Skip (Skip moves to lead and other positions move up.)
All curlers must be members of Scottish Curling and the cost is £8 per player per game.
Experienced Quick Curlers will be on hand to explain more and keep you right!
The closing date for applications is 10th February 2023.