February 05, 2017

Aberdeen City Final

Pougher delivers

Robertson, Fourth for Team Hutcheon

With Wales dominating in the six nations rugby match airing in Curl Aberdeen; their curling compatriots took to the ice looking to emulate that performance.
However it was the locals who struck first with a two, Pougher then equalising in the 2nd drawing the button with his last. A great angled tap to the 4-foot from Angus Robertson in the 4th put Team Hutcheon back in front and then another two in the 5th followed a dip in form from the Welsh side. Hutcheon kept the pressure on and Pougher was forced to play a tricky raise double with his last in the 6th. It was played well but only managed to remove one opposition counter and a single was scored. Forced to gamble in the 7th, Pougher was a bit heavy with this last draw and gave Angus an opportunity for three which he took for a 9-3 lead and handshakes were offered.

Murray McGregor, Andrew Hutcheon, Andrew Dolman, Angus Roberston
and Chairman of Curl Aberdeen George Rogerson


The Hutcheon versus Dunn game started cagily with two black ends. First blood went to Andrew Hutcheon's local side in the 4th when they picked up a three. The English team fought on but lost a two in the 6th to give Hutcheon some breathing space. Going onto the 8th Dunn needed to steal a two for the extra but only managed a single giving the local team a place in the final.

Team Dunn

In the second semi final the Welsh continued their good form picking up a score of three in the first end. Edwards experienced side kept the pressure on forcing some great stones from skip James to keep Welsh noses in front. In the 6th however there were lots of stones in play and Edwards managed to steal a two to put the Scots in front for the first time. Team Pougher came straight back in the 7th drawing for another three shots to regain the driving seat. Into the 8th and team Edwards were looking good for at least a two or maybe three for the game until a good draw for second shot by the Welsh skip. David then confidently drew the 4-foot for an extra end. In the extra Edwards had a couple of stones in the house. The Welsh continued to remove the Edwards guards and left themselves with a draw to the 4-foot for the game with their last. The sweepers worked hard and forced Edwards' third John Penny to call a measure... the umpire did his job and called the red Welsh rock as shot.

Final: Hutcheon v Pougher

Team Edwards consider their options

Morning Match-ups

In the quarterfinals Team Hutcheon overcame Team Kesley 7-2; while Dunn beat Taylor 5-3.
On the other side Tom Brewster was leading Team Pougher of Wales until the 7th end. The Welsh then picked up a three and stole the 8th for a 7-5 victory and a place in the semis. Finally, David Edwards ran out 12-2 victors over the 'Curl Aberdeen' side which featured a changing line up over the weekend.
Hutcheon vs Dunn
Pougher vs Edwards

February 04, 2017


After the four qualifying games in the red section, Hutcheon, Brewster and Dunn qualify on three wins and one loss. Team 'Curl Aberdeen' pip team David Baird on ends to pick up fourth spot.

In the blue section David Edwards finishes unbeaten and Stuart Taylor finishes on three wins. Six teams were tied on two wins but it is the teams skipped by James Pougher and Susan Kesley who sneak into Sunday's quarterfinals with the most ends and shots.

As always it is sure to be a fun night in Curl Aberdeen tonight!

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City Open Update

The Aberdeen City Open is now well underway!
Greg Dunn leads the red section unbeaten on three wins. In an early upset Tom Brewster, champion here in 2012 and 2013, lost his opener in a tight game against Andrew Hutcheon. Both teams remain in contention for qualification.
In blue, the two unbeaten sides Susan Kesley and David Edward are playing now. Both are also past winners here, champions in 2011 and 2015 respectively.

Team Kesley winning in 2011

Linescores and tables can be found here:

February 02, 2017