Perth Annual Rotary Bonspiel

Rink Ayr 1, comprising Bob Cherry, David McIntyre, David Hope and Skip Ewan Lawrence and rink Ayr 2 comprising Ronnie Wilson, Paul Williams, Douglas Haddow and Skip Alex Thomson travelled to Perth on Wednesday 28th February for a 10.30 start; preceded by the obligatory roll with delicious filling and tea/coffee. Throu... More

Jewel Charity Curling Bonspiel

Ayr Rotarians travelled to Perth on 15 March 2023, to compete in the Rotary Jewel Charity Bonspiel. We were able to field two rinks, thanks to Alistair Tyre (ex Ayr, now North Berwick) joining us. The day is about Rotary friendship and rasing money for the Matt Murdoch Foundation, which was set up in 2014 to commemorate ... More

Titanic Struggle on the Ice

At the recent Rotary Curling World Championship in Dumfries, the Ayr Rotary rink comprising Skip Euan Lawrence, lead David McIntyre, second Hugh Parker, third David Hope, reached the final after a grueling week of competitive curling. The obstacle to winning was the formidable on-form Grand Prairie from Alberta, ... More

The Scotland/Canada Rotary Curling Tour

Bob Mackintosh, after whom the Trans-Atlantic Rotary Curling Quaich is named, was instrumental in founding the tour. In February 1956, Bob and his wife May travelled to Montreal. May, a lecturer at Edinburgh University, had written a book on education and hoped to have it published in Canada. While in Montreal Bob met ... More

Rotary World Curling Championships 2018

On 1 August 2017, Jim Moretti, Vice President of International Curling Fellowship of Rotarians (ICurFR) and Jack Blackwood gave a short presentation to highlight to our members the forthcoming 2018 World Curling Championship which is to be held in Hamilton, Scotland. East Kilbride Rotary Club are spearheading the organis... More

Ayrshire win Curling Match against Glasgow

The annual curling match between Ayrshire and Glasgow was held on 14 March 2016 at Ayr Ice Rink. Three Ayrshire rinks were represented with players from six different Rotary clubs. Rinks skipped by Charlie Steele and Donnie Shedden won, with Jim Wilson's rinks losing, but overall Ayrshire were 5 shots up giving ... More

Ayr Curlers almost make it…

The Scottish Rotary Curling Championship Finals, playing for the Ram's Head Trophy, were held at Perth Ice Rink on 8 and 9 March 2016. The Ayr rink of Charlie Steele, Neil Beattie, Jim Nelson and Ronnie Wilson had qualified as winners of South-west Scotland region. The three other regional winners were Forfar, ... More

Ayr win south-west region Curling

Playdowns at Hamilton Ice Rink 31 Jan 2016 A great performance saw Ayr win the Loudon 5 Trophy,  and are through to the finals at Perth in March. The rink was Charlie Steele (skip), Alex Thomson, Geoff Barber and Ronnie Wilson. Everyone played pretty well throughout the 3 six-end games. In the first we ... More

Rotary Charity Bonspiel 3 Nov 2015

Report by Ronnie Wilson Ayr sent a rink to the Charity curling day at Perth on Tuesday 3 November in aid of the Matt Murdoch Foundation. The Ayr rink skipped by Jim Nelson won two and lost two games so were reasonably pleased with the outcome.  Alan McHarg of Alloway Rotary Club kindly agreed to play as a ... More

Curling: Ayr win South-West region

The rink from Ayr, skipped by Charlie Steele, with Neil Beattie, Alex Thomson and Ronnie Wilson were in splendid form to win the second stage round robin matches at Breahead on Sunday 15 February 2015. Up against rinks from Hamilton, East Kilbride and Ardrossan & Saltcoats, Ayr got off to a fine start with a ... More