Spalding’s second game of the Over-60s County League season ended in defeat at Skegness A.
They quickly adjusted to the much faster rinks and, after 10 ends, Spalding were leading on three and close on the other two, with the aggregate score level at 42-42.
However, Skegness turned the game around and pulled ahead to finish winning on three rinks and claiming the aggregate by 96-77.
Spalding won on two rinks to claim four of the 18 match points.
The best winning rink was skipped by Chris Stagles, ably assisted by Roger Perkins, Alan Pitts and Peter Bendell. Captain for the day was David Lunn, assisted by Graham Hicks.
Spalding’s Top Club team won their first-round match in the national mixed competition against Charnwood - in their new club shirts, sponsored by Colin Luesby Interiors of Swineshead.
They found themselves behind early on but turned things around to win all five of the disciplines.
Louise Catchpole made her debut in Spalding colours, playing the ladies singles and winning 18-10.
The other debutant, Mathew Orrey, skipped the triples and was joined by Annie and Scott Dunham as they won on the last end 15-14.
Men’s singles: Matt Whyers won 12-8. Men’s pairs: Ruby Hill and Martin Spencer won 20-16. Mixed fours: Rebecca Simpson, Gloria Haney, Ashley Caress and Graham Smith won 18-11.
Spalding’s friendlies division played host to the Lincolnshire Vice Presidents in a twice-annual event.
Spalding took the lead but the VPs then began to hit back and by the 15th end there was only one shot separating the two teams.
The home team maintained the pressure and closed the game with a 116-105 victory.