Little Lost

Cawder House will not yet be getting their hands back on the Littles Trophy after defeat by Howwood for both teams at Braehead on Thursday night.

However, given the different in experience of the teams, Cawder House gave an excellent account of themselves as they faced much more seasoned opposition.

Of the game he skipped, Rodger Burnett has advised:
We played well and if it was not for losing a 5 in end 3 it would have been a lot closer. We eventually lost 8-3 but went for it in the last end.  Going into the end we were 7-3 down but had 4 stones lying with only three shots to go. The Howwood skip managed to draw in and lie shot with his second last shot so I was left with a difficult shot to take his stone out without disturbing my own but narrowly missed. We may have lost but can be pleased with a very good team effort.

No details have been forthcoming of the other game, which was also a defeat.

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Braehead Closing Bonspiel and Prize Giving

closing bonspielThe final action of the curling season for 2014/2015 takes place at Braehead on Friday 3rd April when the Braehead Closing Bonspiel and Prize Giving will be held.

Cawder House have a team entered in the competition, skipped by Drew Jolly with Madeleine Sharp, Donna Elliott and George Reid making up the quartet.

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Little Action….

lucky horseshoeThe end of season competitions keep coming thick and fast and tomorrow night will see two Cawder House teams take to the ice against two teams from Howwood at Braehead in an attempt to win back the Little’s Trophy.

The teams are:
Rodger Burnett (skip), Renee Murray, Ann Campbell, Jack McLaren
Eleanor McDougall (skip), Madeleine Sharp, Sandra Goldie, Libby Torrance

Good Luck to all those taking part!

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Team Locke Wrap Up Title

Two more teams finished their league campaigns on Monday night, with Team Muir and Team Wills playing their final matches.

For Team Muir it was an important game as nothing less than a win would keep them in with a chance for the title and they were up against the team leading them, Team Locke.
Both sides had to utilise subs, Eleanor McDougall stepping in for Alaister Muir who was away ski-ing whilst Sheila Locke stepped in for an unfit Kirstie Meikle – and that was NOT from ski-ing!

skiingAt the start, Team Locke were a player down with confusion over start times meaning Linda was 20 minutes late on ice but the champions elect still started strongly with Douglas’ experience showing and clever calls to make things difficult for stand in skip George Elliott.  A two in the opening end basically leveled the scores once late penalties were taken into account and it was followed by a cleverly worked single in end 2.  With the hammer, George managed to pull a shot back in end 3 but it was to be the only relief of the night for Team Muir, a three in end 4 for Douglas being followed by three singles to win comfortably on the night.  John Young played excellently at third for Douglas whilst for Team Muir their star man was Bill Bishop who has adapted very quickly to playing with a cue and is, to quote one of his team mates, deadly with it.

deadly cueThe defeat means that Team Muir’s slim chances of winning the league are over and Team Locke are now confirmed as League winners 2014/2015.

Their defeat also meant that they slipped to third behind Team Jolly and could even drop to fourth position depending on the result between Team Fleming and Team Wills. To make third, a depleted Team Wills would have to win by 5 clear shots over Team Fleming, who had Rodger Burnett in for Jim Naismith. Sandra Goldie and Libby Torrance stepped in for George Wills and Martin Isbister respectively in Team Wills.

A slow start from stand in skip Graham Phillips was to be costly in this game, Jock Fleming starting strongly to go 5-0 up after only three ends.  Whilst Graham controlled the latter part of the game, taking two doubles to Jock’s two singles, it was too much to come back from the early ends and Team Fleming came out winners by 7-4.

The battle at the top may be settled but it leaves a very interesting battle for next weeks final two games between three of the teams taking part.  As things stand, Teams Fleming, Cameron and Stewart are all tied on 7 points and although Team Fleming’s shots differential leaves them in the strongest position, it is still wide open. It is made increasingly interesting as Team Stewart and Team Fleming face each other.  Whilst a point will be enough for Team Fleming, if that game were to be peeled then Team Stewart’s eyes would switch to the other rink where Team Cameron face Team Locke.  Only two shots separate Team Cameron and Team Stewart and the final league placings could very well go down to the last shot of the night.

Let the three way battle between Robbie, Jock and Glenn commence and may the best team win!
3 way battle

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Scorecards 16th March

top only CH scorecardsThe scorecards are now up for the two games played on Monday night and can be viewed via the results page.  Comments to follow!

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A.G.M. Notification – 17th April

AGM NotificationMembers should by now have received their A.G.M. Notification from Eleanor but just in case, it is re-produced in full below.  Please let our secretary know as soon as possible whether or not you are able to attend at

Dear Cawder Member

It is fast approaching the end of a very busy curling season and the A.G.M. will be held on Friday 17 April at 7:00 pm at Cawder Golf Club in Bishopbriggs. The format of the evening is a mix of social and business – we start with a meal, then the A.G.M. followed by the presentation of trophies to winning players. Everyone is welcome, including reserves and potential new members.

The cost of the meal plus wine on the table will be £28.00 per person. For catering purposes we need to let the Golf Club know how many are coming so can you RSVP to me at as soon as possible.

We also have the opportunity to play golf in the afternoon. If you would like to play golf can you also indicate so that I can ensure you get a tee-time? The cost of golf will be £20.

A provisional agenda can be viewed here, Committee details here, and the draft minutes from last year are viewable here. If you have any items you would like added to the agenda, please let me know by 10th April. Notification of resignation should also be made to the President or myself by that date.

Two amendments to the Constitution are proposed for review and approval at the A.G.M.:

3.4 The membership of the Club shall not exceed 36 Regular members.

In light of the increased number of new members in 2014/15, the committee proposes that this limit should be raised to 40.

4.2 Composition of the Committee

Email and Social media are now commonly used for communication in all area of our lives and we must ensure as a Club that we continue to develop our use of website, Facebook and Twitter. It is an increasingly important way of sharing information with Club Members about our activities and successes. The Committee proposes that in recognition of the importance of this media, a new post of Webmaster should be added to the Committee. If this change is accepted at the A.G.M., then paragraph 4.6 shall be updated to include the Webmaster i.e. The Secretary, Treasurer and Webmaster shall serve for three years but may be elected to serve for further terms of three years.

A form for playing intentions for the 2015/2016 season can be found here. Due to the need to book ice at Braehead as early as possible could I request that this is also returned to me by the 10th April – sooner would be better.

This season we have participated in more competitions on offer throughout the year, both local and Province, and the committee is keen to see the raise its profile by participating in more events and encouraging new members. Please give this serious consideration. We appreciate that there is a time commitment over a number of weeks/months for some competitions and I have tried to list most competitions with approximate dates to show what is involved. Any committee member will be happy to answer any queries regarding competitions.

And finally, an order form for club sweaters/sweatshirts and polo shirts can be found here. I hope to have samples available to allow you to check sizes at the last 2 Club evenings (23rd & 30th March) as well as at the A.G.M. Your orders will be placed in the summer to ensure delivery for the beginning of the new season.

I look forward to seeing you on the 17th April.

Best Regards

Eleanor McDougall

Just a reminder to everyone that our Constitution can be viewed via the ‘About Us’ drop down menu bar or by clicking here.

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End of Season Points Competition

pointsCawder House end of season points competition is scheduled this year for Monday 30th March at 6pm.

It is the last session of the season and up for grabs is the Stevenson Points Quaich which is currently held jointly between Rodger Burnett and Glenn Nash.  It is open to ALL players – interestingly in the past few years the newer players have tended to do better than some of the more experienced ones – and it is quite a sociable evening as there is a chance for a quick bit of banter in between shots.

As it is the last game of the season, Eleanor is looking not only for expressions of interest in taking part but also if there is enough interest to book a table at Prezzo for 8.30 to round the evening off with Pizza and Pasta.

Please let Eleanor know of your intentions as soon as possible at

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