President's Report 2021-22

President's Report 2021-22

Corstorphine Ladies Curling Club 23/03/2022

We have been very fortunate this year that despite the virus and other troubles still continuing in the world, the rink has stayed open and we have had a full season's curling. We are so blessed to have a rink so close to many of our homes, with some of the best ice in the country. We are also fortunate that our club has retained its healthy numbers when many others are struggling to keep going. In fact, we are adding to our numbers next season with new full members joining us. But mostly I am grateful for our caring, friendly members. The club has become my second family; like most families we have had our ups and downs but at the end of the day there's always someone there for any of us when we need them. I thank the many ladies here who have become close friends; I've gained so much more than games of curling.

Our members have played in many competitions both here at Murrayfield and elsewhere around the country. With apologies for any I have left out, our ladies have taken part in the following:

The Summer Bonspiel and the Opening Bonspiel at Preston; the Stirling Open; the Dundee Open and the Hogmanay Pairs at Kinross.

Corstorphine Ladies put in a team for the District Medal and two teams in the Midlothian Province Bonspiel.

There are a few competitions still to play. Some of our ladies will be at the Kinross Open, the Kinross Over 40s and at the Four Nations at Ayr.

Our list of prize winners (not in any order of importance of the competitions) is as follows:

Jill was half of the winning pair at the Kinross Ladies Open Pairs

Kim was part of the runner up team at the Kinross Ladies Branch Bonspiel

Fiona Smith was in the winning team of the Murrayfield ladies Centre Bonspiel

Heather was in the winning team at the Kirckaldy Open

Kim and team reached the semi-finals of the Lyburn Cup at Stranraer

Maggie, Ruth and Avril were in the runners up team in the Sellar High Road final

Jane Bruce and Fiona Smith were in the winning team of the Sellar Low Road

Heather, Janette and Kim were in the runners up team at the Sellar Low Road

At the finals of the Seniors at Murrayfield, perhaps for the first time ever, all 8 finalists were Corstorphine Ladies:

The winning rink was Carolyn, Heather, Alison and Kim

And the runners up were Maggie, Ruth, Avril and Anthea

Another good show of Corstorphine Ladies at the Monday league, with

The winners being Maggie, Ruth and Avril and the runners up, Jill, Heather and Janette.

Carolyn and Heather won silver medals for their team coming second at the Masters; Maggie's team with Ruth and Avril reached the semi-finals.

Ruth's team, with Avril and Jane Bruce won the final of the Henderson Bishop at Murrayfiled and then reached the semi-finals at the Scottish HB finals at Forfar.

A team made up of Maggie, Ruth, Rona and Kim entered the Waldie-Griffith Province match and won their game, contributing to Midlothian winning the tournament.

The Fulton Salver was won by a team including Marjorie and Fiona Smith.

I'd like to thank my committee. Rona as secretary and Janette as treasurer have continued to work tirelessly to keep the club running smoothly despite so many hurdles in the way this year. Jane M has continued in her role as our conscientious register keeper and Anthea, our Vice President, has also been the Covid Officer.

This year we have tried to give other committee members more defined roles and I'd like to thank Carolyn for being our Skip liaison, Heather for helping Janette with the website and Lucille for taking on the role of score keeper.

I'd like to welcome Jane Bruce, Frieda and Fiona Smith as full members of the club for the next season and to thank them as wellas Jane Browitt. Liz and Myriam for being such super subs.

As you all know, this year we faced a huge tragedy. Our hearts broke as we watched Anne Marie get weaker with her sudden illness and then as we lost her in January. It is fitting that her team won League One, the last competition she played in. She played in the first game and I took huge delight in reporting back to her each time the rest of us won the following games for her in her absence. May we all carry on her joy of curling for her.

I hope to see many of you at the Summer Outing.

Kim Dalland. President

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