This post is to record the fact that stalwart Scottish Curler team member John Brown has become English Mixed Doubles champion. John and Glynnice Lauder won the first ever mixed doubles event promoted by the English Curling Association and held at the Kelso rink last weekend. The pair defeated Jane Clark and Steve Amann at the last stone of the final. Well done John! Vierumaki here we come!
You can find the details of the event on the English Curling Association website. Eight pairs took part in two sections of four. According to John in his report for November's Scottish Curler, some initial misunderstandings about the rules were quickly sorted out by the umpires.
Sadly, there is no photo of the winners available, but that gives me the opportunity to reproduce below Richard Gray's prize-winning photo of John from the World Seniors a couple of years ago, one of many interesting curling photographs which can be found in the Scottish Curler Photography site here!
The first Scottish Mixed Doubles Championship will be at Murrayfield, December 21-23.
John Brown competing against the USA in the World Seniors Championship at Greenacres and Paisley's Lagoon Centre in 2005. Photo by Richard Gray.
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