Four Nation Results
Scotland hosted the Four Nations at Greenacres Curling Rink between 28-29 January 2017, and contested the various trophies against England, Wales and Ireland with mixed fortunes.
The Scottish ladies won the Connie Miller Trophy against England ladies. In the first game Liz Paul and her team of Margaret Pottie, Linsey Alison and Margaret Nicol went down by one shot and in the second game the rink of Fiona Spain, Emily Hamilton, Nicole Woodward and Linsey McGillivray won a tight game with enough shots to secure the victory.
It was a very different story against the English men who defended the Tom Ballantyne Trophy which made a rare appearance from the deep dark vaults of the jewellers.
Against Ireland, Scotland got off to a good start with wins in both the mens and ladies. Graham Lindsay, Jim Cullen, David McRoberts and Bob Pottie won for the men and Ann-Maree Davidson, Emily Hamilton, Morag Wellman and Liz Cullen won for the ladies. That success was not repeated in the mixed games resulting in Ireland retaining the Marshall Millennium trophy.
Wales had the upper hand against Scotland and won the Big Bertha.
An enjoyable weekend of curling and socialising was had by all participants. What Scotland may have lacked on the ice was more than made up for on the dance floor.
Next year the Four Nations will be hosted by Ireland at Stranraer.