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ICA Irish Curling Association Bonspiels 2021-22

Irish Curling Association Banner 2012
Irish Curling Association Banner [References: 2]



Note: Standings calculated automatically from results.


References: [1]

Recap Opening Bonspiel

After an enforced layoff due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Irish Curling Association got back on the ice at the beginning of October 2021 at Greenacres Curling Club in Renfrewshire, Scotland, with 8 teams of four competing in the afternoon after a morning of practice. Welcoming a new member Megan Priestly and Brian Mathews who came all the way from Dublin. Reference: [1].

Each team played one match each, with the team of Andrew Gilmore (Skip), Dave Hibberd, Isla Kinnear and Ari Furey taking the prize with a 12-3 victory over JJ Kenny, Reference: [1].

Recap Murrayfield Bonspiel

Four teams travelled to Murrayfield, Edinburgh, to take part in an ICA (Irish Curling Association) Sunday Bonspiel on 6th February 2022 at Murrayfield Ice Rink in Edinburgh, Scotland. Two matches were played with the aim of scoring asv many shots possible. Eoin McCrossan’s team took the first game 8-3 versus Brian Matthews, however the team of John Wilson (Skip), Maggie Wilson, Sue Scotland and Frances Donald took the Bonspiel with a 12-3 win versus Bill Gray. Reference: [2]

About Curling

Curling is like a game of Bowling on Ice. Two teams of four wearing sponges on their feet slide stones towards a target (House) at the other end. Players use Brooms to guide the stone towards the house. Each team has four stones, and the team with the nearest stones scores in an end, up to a maximum of four per end. In total eight ends are played in a match, with the team gaining the highest number of scores over the eight ends the winner. Teams are named after the Skip (Captain).

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[1] Irish Curling Association (2021) ICA Opening Day and Training [Internet] Available from: http://www.irish-curling.org/2021/10/ica-opening-bonspiel-and-training-day/ [Accessed 21 January 2022]

[2] Irish Curling Association Facebook (2022) Post, February 7, 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/IrishCurlingAssociation/photos/a.360606650702929/4819217361508480/ [Accessed 11 February 2022]

Logo References

[2] Irish Curling Association (2012) copy-ica-banner-200×1000 [Internet] Available from: http://www.irish-curling.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/copy-ica-banner-200×1000.png [Accessed 21 January 2022]

Venue References

[3] Greenacres Curling (2022) Home [Internet] Available from: https://www.curl-greenacres.com/ [Accessed 21 January 2022]


Thanks to Judith Burns.


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Last Updated: 11 February 2022

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