Dunfermline Athletic

Curling Activities

Members of the Club compete each year in a variety of internal and external competitions, details of which can be seen by clicking on the "Competitions" link at the top of this screen.

Internal Competitions:

Boreland runs a variety of internal competitions every season. These are highly competitive, but always played in the best spirit of sportsmanship. They cover leagues, knock-outs, pairs and individual competitions.

Province Competitions:

Since the early days of simply playing amongst ourselves, Boreland has actively participated in all the main competitions within the West of Fife Province. During that time, we have won a number of the Competitions including the Province League, Province Knock out and Province Pairs. Details of our successes are to be found by clicking on the "Competitions" link at the top of this screen.

Our playing success has been mixed in competitive matches but there have been frequent highlights, including recording an 8-ender in a Province League match against Dalgety Bay in season 1997/1998.

Club Challenges:

Over the years we have enjoyed regular challenge matches against neighbouring clubs. Our games against Aberdour, Broomhall, Dalgety Bay, Dunfermline, Fossoway, Inverkeithing, Royal Bank of Scotland (Edinburgh) and the Sweepers (originally National Coal Board) (see the the table below) have a common thread in that they are all keenly contested, they are invariably played in excellent spirit and they have fostered many friendships.

Grand Match:

Our annual entry for the Grand Match has always been submitted to the RCCC more in hope than in expectation.

Curling Further Afield:

Two of our members have curled with RCCC tours in Canada:

Some of our members have also played against visiting touring sides from Canada, the USA and elsewhere. Several of our members have curled in Spain and members have participated in Bonspiels at most of the ice rinks in Scotland.

Away Weekends

Since 2000, the Club has held an "Away Weekend" for members every other year in the spring (alternating with the Club Dinners). At these events, held over two days at various curling locations around Scotland, a Bonspiel Competition is held, together with a Dinner and other activities, large amounts of camaraderie and liquor, not necessarily in that order!

Mother nature intervened in 2018, sending Scotland "the beast from the east", blocking roads out of Fife and forcing the postponement of our trip to Stranraer until November that year.

The locations visited for our "Away Weekends" are:

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