Hosted by Dundonald Curling Club, the Finnie Kettle is a competition played by clubs representing the north and south of the river Irvine. The winning club being the highest up rink on the winning team.
As usual, Stewarton Heather was represented by a Presidents Select (usually committee members) made up of President Jim Kirkwood, Cuthbertson Reserve Coordinator James Whiteford, Secretary Peter Barrett and Cuthbertson league leader Hugh Whiteford.
Drawn against Dundonald, a tight game ensued with Stewarton Heather having the better of the first half and Dundonald coming back towards the end of the game. With Dundonald lying one and guarded, Hugh’s last stone was an attempted raised takeout which unfortunately missed by a matter of millimetres giving Dundonlad the point needed to peel the game at 5 each.
In the overall competition, the North scored 42 shots to the South’s 46. The highest up rink for the South was Troon Portland who beat Riccarton by 7 shots and took home the trophy for the second year running.