Competitions

Quiz

Next event: November 2024

Held annually, this is a fun evening of quizzing while raising money to cover storage costs for the Federation. Teams are made up of four quizzers and each Institute can enter two teams. However if your Institute doesn’t have enough quizzers to make up a team individuals are welcome to apply and composite teams can be arranged. Please bring along a raffle prize, your cup and supper – tea/coffee will be served in the interval. Cost is £5.00 per member.

Entries online below or email [email protected] by 30th September 2023.

What a wonderful evening in East & Old Chrurch for the 2023 quiz. 38 teams took part and David Kirby put us through our paces with excellent questions. Auchterhouse 1 just pipped Auchterhouse 2 to the top by half a point! Around £1250 was raised which more than covers our storage costs. Thank you to everyone who participated”

The National Final takes place online on 20th April 2024. Angus will be represented by Auchterhouse 1 and 2.

Rules for the National Finals can be found here.


Soloists, Duets & Choirs

Next event: TBC

This competition is for soloists, duets and choirs of up to 25 voices, plus a conductor and musical accompanist(s) (who need not be SWI members). One set piece and one own choice piece will be performed. A Massed Choir will be held at the end of the competition.

Rules for the National Finals can be found here.


Variations on a Theme

Next event: 11th March 2024

Held in alternate years, this competition is for a team of four. Each team will choose its own selection, and make up its own programme, of prose and poetry readings based on the given theme (six to nine separate pieces within the total time limits of 12 and 15 minutes).  All pieces may be read – they need not be committed to memory (no extra marks will be given for this) but must be read fluently and there should be no emphasis on acting or miming.  No ‘props’, background music or effects are required.  The voices do all the work!

The 2020 Variations on a Theme competition was held in Letham Village Hall on 3rd Feb. What a competition! We had 4 teams entered (Aldbar, Letham & District, Letham & District composite, and Kingsmuir). The competition was fierce with all teams putting in a performance of the highest standard. Our judges David and Marion Birse had a hard job but judged Aldbar to be winners with Letham & District runners up.

Rules for the National Finals can be found here


Matter of Opinion

Next event: 2025

Held every second year, this competition is for a team of four – a chairman and three panellists. The Chairman introduces the team (up to 2 minutes) and summarises their responses but may not offer an opinion. The teams choose to offer their opinions on at least three of seven statements/questions provided to them within a 16 minute timescale (including the Chairman’s introduction).

This year’s competition, held in February was to the usual very high standards. The adjudicators had a difficult time coming to a decision, however, Menmuir were victorious with Eassie & Nevay runners up. The best Chairman was Carol Steel (Kingsmuir SWI) and Frances Smith (Menmuir SWI) was the best panellist. Thank you to the judges, Mairi for timekeeping, members of Letham SWI for the teas and all the teams for taking part – well done.”

The National Final is held on alternate years (the same day as the National Quiz). The 2023 National Final took place on 15th April 2023 in Banchory when our 2 teams gave an excellent account of themselves. Well done ladies!

Rules for the National Finals can be found here.


Indoor Bowling

Next event: 4th March 2024

The Angus Federation Indoor Bowling Competition is held at Forfar Indoor Sports.  This is a triples competition. Please enter, either as a team of three or as individuals, as we do often need to make up composite teams and also need reserves. Competitors provide their own bowls and respect the dress code of the club (grey/white). Bowling shoes should be worn.

The winning team will represent Angus Federation at the National finals.

“Great fun day at the Federation round of indoor bowls on Sunday 29th January 2023. Well done to winners Letham & District and Auchterhouse who were runners up. Letham & District will represent Angus at the National finals in Cumnock on Monday 24th April 2023. Good luck! “

The 2023 National Finals took place at Auchinleck Indoor Bowling Club, Cumnock on Monday, 24th April, 2023 hosted byAyrshire Federation. Angus Federation was represented by a team from Letham & District SWI.

The rules for the National Finals can be found here.

Convenor: Valona Gouck [email protected]


Outdoor Bowling

Next event: June 2024

The Federation outdoor bowls is hosted by Institutes (with bowlers) across Angus. Please note this is a triples competition. The winning team will represent Angus Federation at the National finals.

We encourage you to enter either as a team or an individual as we often make up a composite team and require reserves.

The 2023 National Final took place on 7th August at Moray Bowling Club, Elgin, hosted by Moray & Nairn Federation. Angus Federation was represented by a team from Kingsmuir SWI.

The rules the National Finals can be found here.

Convenor: Valona Gouck [email protected]


Curling

Next event: TBC

The Federation bonspiel is held at Forfar Indoor Sports, usually in November, and is run as a Schenkl. Depending on the number of entries, the format of the bonspiel is adjusted accordingly. Entries are encouraged from teams of four or individuals as we often make up composite teams. The winners will represent Angus federation at the National Finals.

“On Saturday 7th January 2023, Angus Federation held a great afternoon of curling with 4 teams competing. Auchterhouse were winners with Stracathro taking second place, both of whom will represent Angus at the National finals hosted by Angus Federation at Forfar Indoor Sports on the 16th March, 2023 . Huge thanks to Jane for her impeccable organisation, the spectators for their support and all the competitors.”

The 2023 national final was hosted by Angus Federation at Forfar Indoor Sports on 16th March 2023. Auchterhouse managed to retain the High Road trophy! Well done to everyone who took part and the organisers of a great day.

The rules for the national Finals can be found here.

Convenor: Jane Cuthil [email protected]


Golf

Next event: 10th May 2024

The Federation round of the golf competition will take place on Friday, 10th May 2024 at Brechin Golf Club.

This is a greensomes stroke play handicap competition for teams of two but individual entries are also welcome and a composite team can be arranged. Please include CDH no and WHS index when applying.

Meet at 9am for a bacon roll before the first tee time of 9:45. Soup and Sandwich lunch to follow.

Cost is

Please enter online below or by emailing [email protected].

The 2023 Federation golf competition took place at Brechin Golf Club on Friday 16th June. A fabulous day – the course was in great condition and they looked after us so well, the sun shone and good company.

  • Winners Claire Milne and Mairi Milne (Auchterhouse SWI)
  • Runners up Irene Park and Gloria Mitchell (Cortachy SWI)

Congratulations also to Claire and Mairi, who were overall winners in the National Final at Loudoun GC, Galston, Ayrshire, on 21st August 2023.

There were 12 ladies participating in the golf competition. After a bacon roll and a coffee (and of course a bit of a blether), the compulsory photographs were taken and the pairings played a Greensomes Strokeplay competition reflecting the format for the National competition. The need for hydration and SPF30 was a reflection on the stunning weather we had for this year’s competition. Great fun and good company was had by all those who took part, even if the golf was not always as perfect as we all would like it to be!!’

A full report and photographs of our local round are available here.

The rules for the National Final can be found here.

Convenor: Judy Goodfellow [email protected] m:07788 535692


Ruralympics

Next event: October 2024

This is a fun event and is a mixture of potted sports and challenges e.g. rolling marbles through numbered arches, netball shooting, catch and throw, hockey dribbling, jigsaw challenge etc. It is a social event with the chance to catch up with other rural members/friends, in between competing, over a cup of tea (there will also be Helen’s famous tablet available again this year!!!).

Please try and enter a team (or 2) and we are also looking for volunteers to keep count of the scores at each activity (6). If you don’t have a full team enter anyway as we can make up combination teams. A National final will be held in 2024 as it is an Olympic year.

What good fun this morning at the Ruralympics. Lots of smiling faces and chatter. Coming away with the medals were Gold: Auchterhouse 2, Silver: Lundie and Bronze: Tarfside. Very well done to everyone who competed and a huge thank you to everyone who helped make it such a success. We even had £16.20 profit

Convenor: Helen Smith [email protected]