Thursday, 20 November 2014

New Sponsor for the Aberdeen City Open 2015

Accord sweeps in to sponsor city curling competition


Employee owned hydrocarbon accounting company Accord Energy Solutions has announced its sponsorship of the 2015 Aberdeen City Open curling championships.

The move comes after Accord’s consultant Tamara Thomson, who is a member of Curl Aberdeen, encouraged her colleagues on to the rink for a taster session. 

Alan Spence, one of our founding directors, said:  “We saw the support for the game with our own eyes earlier this year and we are pleased to be able to play our part.  There was a large turnout and there are plans for further sessions of the sport.

“Accord continues to sponsor the Run Garioch half marathon and has contributed to cricket, equestrian and football events in and around Aberdeen.  This latest move fits with our desire to support local activities.

“Tamara has enthused us on the merits of curling.  We know that Eve Muirhead and Tom Brewster of the Great Britain Winter Olympics Team who competed in Sochi will be taking part in the Aberdeen City Open and I’m sure they will attract a crowd.  Equally, we know the home crowd will cheer on the many competitors who make up the Curl Aberdeen membership.”


The Aberdeen City Open event began following the success of the European Curling Championships which were staged in Aberdeen in 2009.  The competition is now part of the Scottish Curling Tour and draws in teams from around the world.

Curl Aberdeen and the City Open Organising committee would like to thank Accord for their sponsorship of the event, we are sure the City Open 2015 will be as successful as it has been in the past.









Here are some photographs taken by Struan Wood at last year's event.



Jay McWilliam pulling his sheet out the bag

Hannah Fleming

Scott Macleod

Colin Campbell, Derrick Sloan & Scott Macleod

Team Russia

Hammy McMillan Jr

Alice Spence, Abi Brown & Jen Dodds



Friday, 18 July 2014

Aberdeen City Open 2015

30th January - 1st February 2015.

Games will begin at 12.30pm on Friday 30th January. A total of 24 teams can be accommodated and will be split into two sections of 12. The final will be held at 3pm on Sunday 1st February. All teams are guaranteed four games under the Schenkel System. The entry form is available here.
PRIZES

Category
Prize Money
City Open Champions
£600
Runner Up
£320
3rd Place
£280
4th Place
£240
5th – 8th Place
£200

ENTRY FEE
The entry fee is £200 per team and is payable with your entry. This can be paid by cheque payable to “Curl Aberdeen Competitions Group” or by BACS. Account Name: Curl Aberdeen Competitions Group. Please contact Curl Aberdeen for more info if paying by BACS.
If any teams have to withdraw, the entry fee will only be repaid if we fill the space. Entries will be accepted on a first come first served basis. The closing date for entries is 1st December 2014.

ACCOMODATION
A special offer is available at The Holiday Inn Westhill, for those taking part in the competition. To book, please call 01224 270300 and quote ‘Curling’.  

ENTERTAINMENT
Your entry fee includes entertainment and a two course dinner on Saturday night (31st January 2015).

Additional tickets can be purchased for the event at a cost of £20 per ticket.

All entries should be sent to: Curl Aberdeen,
Eday Walk,
Summerhill,
Aberdeen
AB15 6LN

Monday, 3 February 2014

Final Round Up

Congratulations to Team Hardie (aka Team McWilliam) for winning the 2014 Petrofac Aberdeen City Open.  Thank you to our competition sponsor Petrofac and to the Lord Provost for presenting the prizes.

Team Hardie - 1st Place



Team McCleary - 2nd Place



Team Van Dorp - 3rd Place



Team Barr - 4th Place



Thank you to all those of you who took part in this year's competition - we hope to see you back next year!

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Hot Shots

For the second year in a row a hot shots competition took place on the Sunday of the Petrofac Aberdeen City Open. In total nine teams of two entered this competition and we were particularly pleased that some of our international visitors took part.

Both players in each team had the opportunity to have 1 attempt at each of the following disciplines.

Hit and Stick

 
Draw




Raise
 

 
 
Double and Stick
 
 
Points were awarded as follows:
 
 

Once all the teams had completed each discipline, the top 4 moved to the 'crazy eights' challenge. For those who have never seen this in action, we've taken some video and hopefully this will explain what the teams were up to. Put simply, the objective was to remove all yellow stones and get all the red stones counting. Teams were racing against each other for a £200 prize.

video


After a lot of hilarity and chasing of stones, it became clear that one team had the opportunity to win - the camera moved in to capture this moment...

video

Congratulations to John Penny and Scott Macleod - Petrofac Aberdeen City Open Hot Shots Winners 2014.




Final and 3rd / 4th Playoff

 
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Extra
 
Total
McCleary
1
0
0
2
0
1
0
x
 
 
4
McWilliam
0
0
3
0
2
0
1
x
 
 
6
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Extra
 
Total
Van Dorp
0
0
0
3
0
4
0
x
 
 
7
Barr
1
1
0
0
2
0
1
x
 
 
5

Semi Finals

 
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Extra
 
Total
McWilliam
2
2
0
0
0
0
1
x
 
 
5
Barr
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
x
 
 
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Extra
 
Total
Van Dorp
0
0
0
0
1
x
x
x
 
 
1
McCleary
2
3
0
1
0
x
x
x
 
 
6