Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Grand Match Champions

I thought I would open this blog with a bit of history and remind members of one of the club's proudest moments. On a cold winter day on the Lake of Montieth 8 hardy Edzell Curlers fought the conditions to win the original Grand Match Trophy a feat that has never been repeated to this day.

Sadly some of our 1979 Grand Match regime are no longer with us but their names are legend. Sandy Callegari, Dave Hood Snr, Dave Wilson and Bob Inglis were all part of a great history of the club. Dod Hay, Dave Hood Jnr (missing from picture), Bobby Craik and Robert Miller are still very much with us and await the call to defend the trophy.

These stalwart curlers were very much a part of the transition from outdoor to indoor curling and through them and others, Edzell enjoyed considerable success at their home rink of the old Dundee Ice Rink. Bobby Craik will tell you that curling was always meant to be a social sport where you worked hard on the ice and twice as hard off it. ‘Doon the Toon’ in Dundee was not for the faint hearted but it is perhaps better not to go there !!

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