The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

National Governing Body for Curling in Scotland

Weekend Round Up 28/09/17 – 01/10/17

Posted on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 11:21am

Adult Camp

We hosted our biggest Adult Camp to date over the weekend at North West Castle Hotel in Stranraer. Everyone very much enjoyed the mix of on, and off-ice teaching sessions, along with plenty of time for socialising. The Adult Camp is scheduled at the start of the season to give participants the chance to develop their delivery, sweeping and tactics for the season ahead. We had some really positive feedback:

An excellent range of topics were covered in a measured way…the facilities at the hotel were also first class. The organisation from head office was excellent. I hope there is a camp next year!’ 

ASHAM U21 Slam Winners, Kinross

Asham Under 21 Slam

The Junior Women’s final was a contest between Team Morrison (Aberdeen) and Team Davie (Stirling) who both qualified from the same section and won their semi-final games; Morrison defeated Bryce in a close game stealing the last end to win 5-3, while Davie ran Findlay out of stones to win 6-2.

A great final for the spectators saw Rebecca Morrison draw for 3 counters in the 4th end to take a 5-1 lead.  Scoring singles in the 5th and 7th end, Team Davie then ran out of stones in the 8th end which saw Team Morrison claim the Kinross Junior Classic title.

On the Junior Men’s side two teams dominated their semi-finals; Team Craik defeated Team Morton by 9-0 and Team Kinnear beat Team Haswell 8-3.

The final was a very attacking game between Teams Craik (Forfar) and Kinnear (Perth) with some fantastic shots made, particularly the double runback from James Craik with his last stone in the 2nd end to score 3 shots and take a 3-1 lead. Kinnear fought back but was unable to capitalise and Craik was left with an open hit to score another 4 counters in the 4th end to make the score 7-2.  In the 7th end, Kinnear was only able to score one with an open draw and shook hands with the score at 8-4.

Many thanks to all at Kinross Curling, as well as our team of umpires and time clock volunteers for running such a fantastic event.

Wheelchair Mixed Doubles Seminar

The first ever wheelchair specific mixed doubles seminar was hosted at Stirling on Thursday, supported by RCCC. 12 enthusiastic participants had the opportunity to hear about the format and tactical aspect from experienced mixed doubles curler Judith McCleary. Participants were then teamed up to play mixed doubles themselves at the National Curling Academy. There was a great buzz, and again feedback’s been fantastic:

Really interesting and exciting seminar. I’m definitely interested in pursuing the mixed doubles approach.’

To finish off attendees shared ideas about how the format could be developed at club level, and promoted to new and existing curlers.

Participants in the L1 course at Murrayfield

Coaching Courses

Over the weekend, RCCC Level 1 courses took place at Dumfries and Murrayfield with a total of 28 participants; it’s fantastic to get lots of energetic new coaches in place for the busy Olympic & Paralympic season.

Both courses involved some great interaction from the participants and everyone left keen to get on the ice and put their learning into practice.

‘Enjoyable and informative day. Relaxed and informal learning’

‘Everything was brilliant’

Visit coaching courses to find out information on upcoming courses and workshops.