15 Mar 19
The Board were delighted to secure Ayr as the venue for the 2019 Scottish Police Championship having been last held at Ayr in the Millennium.
Eight rinks entered with a ninth being made up of local former police officers under Ian Alexander's guidance. Teams came from all over Scotland - from Inverness in the North to Dumfries in the South and from Aberdeen and Fife in the East to our own Ayrshire rink in the West.
Games were played over three days with teams culminating in the High Road final between Dumfries and Galloway (1) and Lanarkshire and the Low Road final between Highlands and Islands and Forth Valley with Dumfries and Galloway (1) and Highlands and Islands running out respective winners.
Our Ayrshire boys did win something - a trophy named the Tappit Hen and let's just say that Ian was grannied in one game and came close in a second to suffering the same fate and you'll understand that the Tappit Hen is for the strongest rink in the championship ! Having said that, by all accounts, Ian won the championship when it was last held in Ayr - that's curling !
Lots of very complimentary comments about the quality of our ice and the facilities generally. A successful three days on the ice but also for the caterers and particularly, the bar !
More photos can be found in the Gallery or by clicking here.