Kirkmichael's Curling Club is one of the oldest clubs in Ayrshire and is the longest continuous operating club in the village. It was formed on 2nd December 1815, just six months after the Battle of Waterloo and the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte. The club played for many years on outdoor ponds at Kirkmichael House, Barbrethan, Tranew and Barneil. Later it moved to play at Beresford Terrace ice rink in Ayr, and now meets at the ice rink in Limekiln Road.
President: Robert McFadzean
Vice President: Grant Limond
Secretary and Treasurer: Norman Wilson - tel: 01655750341, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Having celebrated our two hundred years as a club with a bonspiel and a celebration dinner, it is regretted that we are unable to contnue as we have in the past.
It has been decided that we have enough players to continue with our annual match against Crosshill and Darvel. We would consider any other challenges from other clubs.
Results from Season 2015-16
League - Tied between R. McFadzean and N. Wilson
Darvel - Tied on 11 Shots and Ends each.
Crosshill Kirkmichael 20 Shots, Crosshill 21
Kyle and Carrick - Kirkmichael 14 Shots, K&C 7 Shots
Bicentenary Events 2015
On Sunday 15th February a Bonspiel with 6 rinks from Kirkmichael played 1 rink each from Crosshill; Straiton; Kirkoswald; Darvel; Kyle and Carrick and Ayr Curling Club. The winning visitor rink was Ayr Curling Club skipped by Bobby Ireland (President) and James McGill the winning skip for Kirkmichael. Two Kirkmichael rinks were made up of former members.
Commemorative dram glasses were given to all the players taking part. It was a memorable event to celebrate our 200 years and was enjoyed in true curling tradition.
photo © Alistair Firth. Copies can be purchased at www.ayradvertiser.com/photogalleries
The Bi-centenary Celebration Evening was held on Saturday 28th November in the McCosh Hall at Kirkmichael and included Dinner with our guest speaker Sandy Strang followed by music from Loudon Ceilidh Band until midnight. A wonderful evening was had by a all who attended, which included current and past curlers of the club, other club curlers, and villagers.
We always welcome new members to the club
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