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CDRLlftti Ai CO. IkfcLL. Given keen ice and bracing weather, thert) is, perhaps, no more enjoyable sport than the roaring game" of curling. in South Wales The Mackintosh of Mackintosh, at OottreU, the lato Mr. Arch.ib*i<i ilood, Llwynypia, the lat-e Judge Gwilym Williams, Miskin Manor, and the late Mr. Pettigrew, Castle Gardens, Cardiff, have fostered and encouraged the game when opportunities presented them- selves. At Oottrell on Thursday iast week a well- contested game took place between teams re- presenting St. Fagan's and Cottrell. Play began aoonafter ten o'clock, and up to lunch a very fine struggle was witnessed, the score' at that time standing 18 points to 12 in favour of the home teanl. After lunch play was continued till 5 o'clock, when the Cott- rell team had won the- game by 33 points to 24. Teams: — Cottrell: The Mackintosh of Mackintosh, (skipper), Angus Mackintosh, S. Higgins, and D. McDonald. St. Fagans: Colonel W. Forrest (skipper), C. Stewart, Andrew Templotor., and H. A. Pettigrew. The return match was played on Friday on the Cottrell rink. Teams — St. Fagans: R. Forrest (skipner), Colonel W. Forrest, Andrew Tern piston, and A. C. Stewart. Oottrell: The Mackintosh of Mackintosh, (skipper), Angus Mackintosh, S. Higgins, and D. McDonald. It was a very keenly contested game from the start, and although the St. Fagans team held a commanding lead of 11 points when the soore stood at 25 points to 14, by careful scheming at the penuitimate round 29 points all was declared, and Mr. R. Fbrrest upset the whole house" of 5 points in favour of Cottrell, giving his side the victory by 1 point. GAME AT ST. FAGANS. ICE GIVES WAY; PLAYERS IMMERSFD. A match between St. Fagans and Cottrell was announced to be played on Saturday onj the artificial pond beside Mr. Robert Forreat's residence; but the ice on the Castle ponds was in such excellent condition in the morning that it was decided to play the matoh there, and thither the stones and brooms were carted. The Mackintosh team, however, found it impoasible to keep the on- gagement, and a team of Cardiff experts was got together. Colonel Forrest was to skip St. Fagane, and Mr. Stowart, veterinary sur- geon, was to lead the Cardiff forces. The ice on the centre pond was ideal; it has not been in this condition tor 12 years," said the Colonel; and a delightfully invigorating game was anticipated. But, alas I "the best 1 ,4 laid schemes (of curlers) gang aft agley." While the preliminaries were being arranged the ice suddenly gave way, and Mr. Stewart and Mr. W. W. Pettigrew were soon strug- gling for dear life! It was an exciting scene. Though the depth of the pond where the ice gave way is not more than 8-} feet, the difficulty of rescue was exciting. Mr. Stewart in particular had a most dis- agreeable, and in a way crangerous experi- ence. He was wholly immersed for some time, and was helped out in a very pathetio condition I Colonel Forrest stfon put matters to rights, and within half an hour the dripping curlers were being provided with dry clothes and re- freshments in Mr. Hugh Pettigrew's hospit- able house. It took some time to fish out the stones and the brooms, but by 4 o'clock the "inci- dent was closed." Mr. Robert Forrest, accompanied by Mrs. Forrest, Lady Upoott, and Mrs. W. Forrest,, arrived, and it was decided to try Mr. For- rest's pond. The water here is only a few; inches, and the ice was in good condition1.- A match was arranged between sides skipped by Mr. Robert Forrest and Colonel Forrest* The p-lavers were: Mr. R. Forrest (skip), Mr. Templeton, Mr. W. W. Pettigrew, and' Mr. Hugh Pettigrew. Colonel Forrest (skip), Mr. Mason, Mr. Stewart, and A. Nj Other. The roarin'' game" was then entered on! in downright earnest, and the voices of the curlers could be heard far abroad, as the eager rivals "swept" and shouted! The immersion" incident was k ughetl away" by Mr. Robert Forrest, whose genial banter restored the good feelings of the plungers." Mir. Robert Forrest. who is <>n*i af the greatest exponents of the game living, has pLaved since he was a boy of ten.- He began on the Hamilton (Lanarkshire) rink, where his father was a leading player^ and he never misses a ohance- of the stone and the broom." It is interesting to note that the broomig used at the match on Saturday were recently sent as a gift to Mr. Robert Forrest from a! Scottish devotee of the game, who is an ar- dent admirer of Mr. Forrest's skill and bon- homie 011 the ice. Owing to the late hour at which the matoH commenced, play had soon to be abandoned* for no arrangements had been made to play. by torohlight. It waa an interesting game,. and ended in a win for Mr. Robert Forrest'* side by 6 to 3. It may be noted. that rarely does it happen that curlers get a cold plunge as on Satur- ,day. The ice on the pond was fully two inches, so that the crash came as a live If" and exoitin-g surprise. However, Mr. Stowart and Mr. W. Pettigrew, who had thei worst experience, suffer, we are glad to say# no ill effects of their immersion.