Dear Brother and Sister Curlers,
I’m sure I speak on behalf of you all when I say that I am deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. She has provided a focus of national unity and stability over a long period that brought enormous change and must be recognised for her dedication to the service of the United Kingdom.
As the Royal Patron of our governing body, the Royal Caledonian Curling Club, she has been the figurehead in our activities for the 70 years of her reign and it is worth noting that when she announced in 2016 that she was stepping down as patron of a number of the organisations that she had supported, she maintained her patronage of the RCCC.
On your behalf I have asked the RCCC to include Preston Curling Club and The First English Province in their expression of condolences to The Royal Family.
With best wishes
Preston Curling Club and The First English Province.
The club is now taking orders for club kit. Three garments will be offered: A short sleeve polo, Retro track top – a mid-weight jacket & Blast fleece – a heavier weight jacket. See clothing page for further details and order form. Iron on club badges are available for £5 in support of Team Waring from Desna on Club nights.
Summer Bonspiel 2022
What a fantastic weekend of curling we’ve had at this year’s Summer Bonspiel! Thank you to everyone who took part and congratulations to our 1st place winner Team Spain! Here are some highlights from the weekend…
Inaugural Ladies President’s Day
Thank You to all who attended and made this day such a success. Special thanks to Allison Whyte and Carole Kershaw for a lot of hard work behind the scenes in organising the day, I think everyone present will agree it was a roaring success. Mixing up the teams with a stick draw proved a great way to get to know each other and Team Hardie made the winning combination. Congratulations to Fiona. Jane, Carole and Emily. For full results Click Here
Sesquicentenary Celebration Bonspiel
Thank You to all who attended and made our 150th Anniversary Bonspiel such a great success. After 2 days of curling, and some sore heads on Sunday morning after the dinner, Corrie secured the winning spot, with Blythswood in second, Rick Hills team in third and Aberdeen 2 in fourth. Pictures from the weekends curling can be found here. Full results found here.
If you have been inspired and would like to have a go at curling you can book a try curling session at the Flower Bowl at the link below.
A Winning Weekend for Preston Curling Club.
The winning teams…
ECA Junior Mens Champions
A weekend of drama with lead Ollie breaking his arm on his way to the comp and our skip, Matthew ill. Ollie managed to throw the first 2 stones and Matthew played the first 2 games. Harry our super sub drove down to join for the 3rd match and by match 4 we were winners.
Game 1 5-4
Game 2 2-9
Game 3 10-5
Game 4 12-2
Niall headed North to the Greenacres Curling rink just outside Glasgow to take part in a new comers event. The teams were made on the day and after a bit of coaching they had a tournament. Not only did Niall’s team get to the final they only went and won the event too!!! Well done Niall. Very courageous to go to Scotland not knowing anyone and then going and smashing it out of the park and coming home with the trophy.
ECA Junior Womens Runners Up
The club also had a player Junior Ladies Curling Championships this weekend. Marianna was part of team Kiggel. After 2 wins and 2 losses team Kiggel came in second place and are effectively the second best team at U21 level in the whole country. This is a great achievement. Well done
3rd Novice Bonspiel
Congratulations to Team G Topping who came out on top. Runners up were Team P Topping. The low road finals were won by Team Kershaw. The crazy golf was won by Mick Fletcher.
Thank you too all who took part. Safe trip home to all those especially Team Bunting who came up from Kent
Last Thursday it finally happened. The team of Richard Cooper, Guy Topping, Graham Bell and Paul Langton pulled off the ultimate end….. A perfect 8
It was the second end of the match and gave them a commanding 9-0 lead.
Their opponents shall go unarmed for obvious reasons and I’d hate to embarrass Bob Scott, the skip….Whoops!
Practice Makes Perfect..
Perfect your technique and work on your shots with our practice ice sessions. Practice ice can be booked for an hour at a time by experienced club curlers. £10 per person per hour.
Off Peak – Bookings Monday – Thursday can by made up to 24 hours in advance.
Peak – Advance bookings are not available Friday – Sunday. Walk ins only.
Annual Membership Card – This is £120 and allows the user to book practice ice as much as they like at no additional cost under the same guidance as above.
Practice ice can be booked for a maximum of 3 people per booking. We reserve the right to put up to 3 people on one sheet if necessary.
The Inaugural Summer Bonspiel
A fantastic weekends curling at the Inaugural Summer Bonspiel at the Flower Bowl culminated with a win for Team Havercroft winning the High Road with 21 ends, whilst he Low Road final on Sunday morning saw a win for Team Kellock.
Congratulations to Team Coombes on winning the delayed 2020 I’Anson with 3 wins. Team Barton secured second position with Team Kellock in third and Team P Topping in forth. Team Sutherland won the final mornings shots up competition. Full tables and images are available on our news pages.