I was looking forward to heading to Stranraer this weekend for the Scottish Mixed Seniors Championship. I always enjoy my visits to the North West Castle hotel with the little four-sheeter with its distinctive mural (above). However, the news today is that the rink has had problems getting its ice in, and that the Mixed Seniors has been postponed, see here.
This would have been the first time for the event at Stranraer, as it had been held since its inception at the Atholl rink, now closed of course. The Championship will now go ahead December 12-14.
Changing the focus for a moment, the two curlers in my photo above are David and Kenny Edwards, competing in the National Pairs at Stranraer a couple of years back. David is still curling at top level with his team (see here), but Kenny's focus recently has been in the sport of motor cycling, at which he has been very successful. All of us in the Lockerbie area who have been following his career were saddened to hear that he was involved in a very bad accident at Knockhill at the weekend and that he is in hospital. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.
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