Tuesday 28 March 2023

 2023 Aberdeen City Open Results

A big thanks to all 16 teams who entered and competed in the 2023 City Open, and to all spectators who came along to watch and support. It was great to see the rink so busy and we hope to see everyone back next year! 

Congratulations to Team Penny on winning the 2023 Aberdeen City Open after beating Team Connal in the final. 

1st Place - Team Penny 
Graeme Penny, Kyle McLain, Simon Gibb & Kenny Rae

2nd Place - Team Connal
Andy Penker, Al Scott, Graeme Connal (Not pictured: Mark Fraser)

3rd Place - Team Young
Rachel Dakers, Eilidh Yeats, Jen Marshall & Lesley Young

4th Place - Team Hibby
Hibby, Chay Telfer, Jamie McDowall & Stuart Marshall

5th Place - Team Perras
Dillan Perras, Luke Perras, Ethan Brewster & Tom Brewster

6th Place - Team Grigor
Chris Inglis, Sarah Glidden, Rhiann Stagg & Ian Grigor

Final Standings 

Blue Section

Red Section 
A big focus with the reintroduction of the City Open was to bring back the social side to curling. It was great to see all teams joining their opposition for drinks after games, and the rink busy on Friday evening whilst everyone enjoyed live music.
Thanks to everyone who came along to the Dutch Mill on Saturday evening. It was great to see so many of the teams there and still making it to the rink on Sunday morning for the final round robin games!!

Thursday 23 March 2023

 Aberdeen City Open 2023

We are happy to announce Aberdeen City Open is BACK!!

With 16 teams entered the 2023 competition teams will be split into two sections of eight. First games begin at 6.00pm on Friday 24th March and a Scheckel system is being used therefore teams will draw their first opponents out of the hat before heading onto the ice. 

On Friday evening there will be live music at the rink from 7.30pm and on the Saturday evening we would like to invite all teams and spectators along to the Dutch Mill after games to socialise, and enjoy more live music with fellow competitors.

Sections and Timetable 

Friday 24th March

Draw 1 - 6.00pm - Blue Section

Draw 2 - 7.45pm - Red Section

Saturday 25th March

Draw 3 - 9.00am - Blue Section

Draw 4 - 10.45am - Red Section

Draw 5 - 1.00pm - Blue Section

Draw 6 - 2.45pm - Red Section

Draw 7 - 5.00pm - Blue Section

Draw 8 - 6.45pm - Red Section

Sunday 26th March

Draw 9 - 9.00am - Blue Section

Draw 10 - 10.45am - Red Section

1v2, 3v4, 5v6 Play-Offs - 1.00pm

BLUE SECTION                                                        RED SECTION

Graeme Connal                                                            Titus MacTavish

Lianne McGregor                                                          Ian Grigor

Dillan Perras                                                                  Ewan Mitchell

Wengen Wanderers                                                       Hibby

Lesley Young                                                                Manon Harsch

Bill Morrison                                                                  Layla Huntly

Andrew Lyon                                                                 Isla Riddoch

Kim Brewster                                                                Graeme Penny

Wednesday 11 January 2023


24th – 26th March 2023





























The entry fee is £240 per team payable with your entry.

Payment can be made by BAC’s or by card over the phone 

Account name – Ice Rink Club

Sort code – 80-05-14

Account Number – 00370565


If paying by BAC’s, please put your team name and ACO as the reference.


                        All entries should be sent to: Curl Aberdeen,

             Eday Walk,



              AB15 6LN



24th – 26th March 2023

Curl Aberdeen is delighted to announce the return of the Aberdeen City Open Curling Competition. With a new format and entertainment. We are looking for 24 teams with teams made up of any four curlers. Teams will compete for the Aberdeen City Open trophy which was kindly donated by Aberdeen City Council back in 2009. Prizes will be awarded to the top 8 teams.


The first round of games will begin on Friday the 24th of March at 6pm. Teams will be split into 4 groups of 6. All games played will be 6 ends with each team guaranteed at least 5 games. The top two teams will qualify for the high and low road with finals being played at 3pm on Sunday the 26th of March.

Entry fee will be £240 per team.  

We have live music at the rink on the Friday evening from 8pm.

On the Saturday evening we will provide a buffet available for all teams which will be served from 5.30pm and we would like to invite all competitors & spectators along to the Dutch Mill after their games to enjoy live music and socialise with fellow players.

We have arranged a deal where competitors can receive £10 off rooms per night at either the Dutch Mill or Atholl Hotel.

 To arrange please contact Katherine Deans:

The Dutch Mill, 7 Queens Road, Aberdeen, AB15 4NR

info@dutchmill.co.uk  01224 322555


The Atholl Hotel, 54 Kings Gate, Aberdeen, AB15 4YN

info@atholl-aberdeen.co.uk 01224 323505

For entry forms or more details please contact       


Sunday 9 February 2020

2020 Aberdeen City Open Champions

Huge congratulations to Team Van Dorp who visited Aberdeen for game time, winning the comp they have entered many times previously for the first time. They brought over team mates with them as the competition struggled for entries this year, and we thank them for that, the make shift team qualified out their group also finishing fourth overall.

Team Barr (Kinross) qualified out their section unbeaten to make the final against van Dorp. Barr put pressure on van Dorp in the final with some great draws, but for Grant Jaap and his team edged them running them out of stones in the eight end.

Team Woolston, former champions of the City Open finished third beating team Magan in the 3/4 playoff. This was in preparation for them as they head to Dumfries for their national championships.

This year the City open had 16 teams from Norway, Netherlands, England and Aberdeen, next year 24 is our target, so spread the word and help us get back to 24 teams, and who knows the Horses might be back for it.

If anyone has any leads or would like to sponsor this great competition, please get in touch.



Monday 8 July 2019

Entries now OPEN!

Aberdeen City Open
31st January – 2nd February 2020

Games will begin on Friday 31st January in the evening. 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 2nd February. All teams are guaranteed four games under the Schenkel System.

Prize Money
City Open Champions
Runner Up
3rd Place
4th Place


The entry fee is £200 per team and is payable with your entry. This can be paid by cheque payable to “The Ice Rink Club” or by BACS. Account Name: The Ice Rink Club. Account Number: 00370565. Sort Code: 80-05-14.  If paying by BACS please put your team name and Aberdeen City Open as the reference.
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 2019.


Your entry fee includes entertainment and a two course dinner on Saturday night (1st February 2020).

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,
AB15 6LN

Wednesday 26 June 2019

Aberdeen City Open 2019

Aberdeen City Open Winners 2019 Team McNay

Aberdeen City Open hosted 16 teams of varying ability and age. Teams were split into two sections and played a schenkel for 3 games to determine who would play each other in the final. McNay and Edwards fought it out in the final having both won their sections. It was a tight final with McNay 2 down playing the last with hammer, it was a tense last shot but he made his shot for the 3 and claimed the Aberdeen City Open prize.

Other updates from Aberdeen City Open 2019 can be found via facebook on this link, with the usual bloggers creating a make shift team due a late team pull out. Will be back to usual next season!