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Update 30 Sept 2020. Four players have withdrawn from curling after commiting to play, so the committee has reduced the number of rinks from eight to seven. The Knockout will be run as a league competition, and the draw has been made accordingly. You can download the list of rinks and schedule below.

Ayr and Alloway only managed to field one rink for Opening Day on 28 Sept 2020, but perhaps quality counts over quantity, as they went on to win Session 2, with an impressive 11 shot victory (13-2). The rink was Charlie Steele, John Macleod, Hugh Kennedy and Ken Ireland.

The first ever "virtual "AGM was held on 25 March 2020. Secretary Alan circulated a number of papers by email on 18 March 2020 viz. President's Report, Treasurer's Report, Secretary's Report and Match Secretary's Report.

Work started on flooding the small ice rink on 24 August, and the main ice rink will commence on 1 September. The comprehensive document, Return to Curling, has been produced jointly by Ayrshire Curlers and Ayr Curling Club. Click the link above.

Ayr Curling Club are very confident that curling will go ahead this season, with a scheduled Opeing Day on 28 September 2020.

Scottish Curling have produced a document, dated 11 June 2020, on how curling may be played. The earliest possible start would be in Phase 3 of the Scottish Government's Route Map.

The Club's annual Pairs competition took place at Ayr Ice Rink on Wednesday 4th March 2020. The event was well supported with 8 pairs taking to the ice allowing a straight knockout format starting with quarter finals. The game format was slightly changed from previous years with the curlers delivering 4 stones at each of the 3 ends.

An Ayr and Alloway rink comprising Liz Tait, Linda Wilson and Allan Chapman skipped by Neil Beattie came up against a strong Dundonald rink skipped by Jennifer Mutter in the Ayrshire Province KO on 19th February. In the each of the first 2 ends Dundonald scored 2 shots. In end 3 A&A recorded a single to get on the scoreboard...

This season's Points competition took place on Thursday 6 February. For an assortment of reasons - all genuine and approved!! - the numbers participating this year were slightly down but to the 7 who did play, well done and thanks for taking part. Having made his debut in the Points last year it was good to see Douglas Haddow had...

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