October 22, 2008

Kinross Wheelchair Curling International

I looked in at the Kinross rink at the Green Hotel today to see some of the play of the inaugural Wheelchair Curling International, organised by Ena Stevenson and her committee. Not that all had been plain sailing, with the Russian side withdrawing at a late stage. Still, teams from Canada, Switzerland, Norway, England, Wales, Scotland and Great Britain squad members aiming to be selected for the Paralympic Games 2010 in Vancouver, were fighting it out in two sections. That's Michael McCreadie of the GB squad setting up for his delivery in the pic above.

Switzerland's Therese Kampfer

Norway's skip, Rune Lorensen

Scotland's Mo Simpson

Skip of Scotland 1, Michael Mackenzie

Canada 1, skipped by Jim Armstrong

Coach Tom Pendreigh with his GB squad at the fourth end break

It was eight ends or the bell - most games going 7 ends. Time clocks were being trialled.

Well done to organiser Ena Stevenson (here with the rosette she won for the best dandelion honey at this season's Kinross show!). Pics by Bob.

The final and 3rd/4th playoff is scheduled for 3.15p.m on Thursday. As of Wednesday evening the position was:
Section A
Canada 1, 3 points,
Norway 1, 1 point, 8 ends,
Switzerland, 1 point, 6 ends and plus shots,
Scotland 2, 1 point, 6 ends minus 6 shots,
England 0 points.

With one game yet to play, Canada 1 tops section A on three wins from three games. Scotland 2 still has two games to play. Mo Simpson's side will play Switzerland and Norway tomorrow.

Section B is complete.
Canada 2, 3 points,
GB 2 points,
Scotland 1, 1 point,
Wales 0 points.

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