January 14, 2008

Scots wheelchair curlers runners up in Germany

Michael McCreadie, Aileen Neilson, Jim Sellar and Rosemary Lenton took part in a wheelchair curling event in Schwenningen, Germany, at the weekend as part of their preparations for the World Championships in Sursee next month. Scotland competed against two Swiss teams and teams from the Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden, Russia and Italy.

According to coach Tom Pendreigh, Team Scotland started slowly on ice which was slower than they are used to. Still, the team fought hard to earn a place in the semifinals against Switzerland. They were down 4-0 at the turn but dug deep to win the game at the last.

Scotland then met Russia in the final for the second time in the competition. The Russian team ran out the winners. There are lots of photos of the event here.

The Scottish team was without Tom Killin who missed the trip due to a family bereavement.

1 comment:

eric said...

Bob - do you have the medal round scores? I translated a report from the German site, but they had little more than you. Sweden took bronze.