Falkland Kettle 2023
The popular annual Falkland Kettle fixture was held at Dewars, Perth on the evening of Thursday 2nd March 2023.
For this fixture Falkland take all eight sheets at Perth and invite fifteen neighbouring clubs to play in the bonspiel. The winner is presented with the famous silver curling stone mounted on silver brooms which was presented to Falkland Curling Club in 1888 by Charles Gulland, then President.
In the far-off Pre Covid days players would enjoy a drink and a good catch-up with old friends and possibly make new friends. As there is no longer a functioning bar/cafe in the ice rink, the social side of this event has been much curtailed, changing the nature of the event in recent years, much to the regret of, and loss to, the participating curlers.
Participating this year at the invitation of the hosts, Falkland Curling Club were, Abdie, Pitlessie, Bishopshire, Crawford Priory, Cambo, Leuchars, Cupar, Ceres, Forret, Stratheden, Thornton, Markinch and Glenrothes Curling Clubs.
The winner was decided by 'highest up' on the day and, after a very enjoyable match in a great atmosphere this honour went to Forret CC, gaining 14 points over Fossoway to their 5 points (plus 9 shots). Craig Lindsay accepted the trophy on behalf of Forret CC from Neil Millar (see photo).
The hosts had an evening of mixed fortunes with Neil Millars rink losing to Leuchars by 9 shots to 4 and Ian Wallace's rink beating Markinch by 7 shots to 6.