In the words of Secretary Alan Smith:
"Well that's the year off and running even with Storm Ali trying hard to blow us of course - the Opening Bonspiel last night was a record in that it was over subscribed for the first time.
Your President Ian, Match Sec Sandy and yours truly gracefully stood out as “family” and watched through the bar window some of the excellent play from members and a few others who clearly have gone cold over the summer with the barn door easily missed. [So, clearly not quite so gracefully then?]
The deserving winners were team Hamilton with skip Steve carried to victory by his able team of John Finlay at three, Eric McMorris at two and “stickie” Ron Griffiths at lead. They carried off the trophy and a nice bottle of wine each that Sandy selected specially for the event."
And a nice touch by President Ian who surprised our Secretary Alan Smith when he presented him with a rather fine bottle of malt whisky in recognition of all of his hard work for the club. Not surprisingly, the now ritual-like checking of the bottle seal took place. *sighs*
(Editor's note: I'm quite exhausted now with all of my hard work updating the website... it's Glenkinchie, by the way).