Team Wilson Take the Senior Mixed Championship Title
The Scottish Curling Senior Mixed Championship took place at Stranraer Ice Rink over the weekend, where Team Wilson (pictured right – Philip Wilson, Kate Adams, William Johnston and Elspeth Johnston) took the title. The competition was played with an entry of fifteen rinks in three sections of five – with the three teams who topped their sections, as well as the best runner-up, playing in the final stages.
In the round robin sections the great majority of games were very competitive and played in a good spirit as is usual in this competition. The standard of curling was high as we have grown to expect. By Saturday evening there were only two games which would not have influenced the outcome of their section. The rinks involved opted not to play. This allowed a later start and earlier finish on the Sunday, which was much appreciated by all participants! These sections were tightly contested and the finalists not determined until almost all ends were completed.
The semi-finals took place at 2pm on Sunday; on sheet 2, Hardie played Wilson. Wilson gained an early advantage with a 3 in the first. Hardie came back to level with a 2, then 1, but Wilson managed a 4 in end four. Hardie came back with singles in the fifth and sixth ends, but after Wilson got a 1 in the seventh they shook hands. On sheet 4 Prentice and Horton swapped advantage to be 6 all at the seventh. Horton, with last stone, took a 1 to qualify for the final.
In the final Wilson took an early lead, which he gradually extended until he took a 4 in end five to lead by 8 shots to 2, when Horton (pictured left – Ken Horton, Beth Aitken, David Ramsay and Liz Horton) conceded.
The RCCC President, Clive Thomson presided at the prize giving, thanking all involved for contributing to the event and making it a success. He invited Fiona Hardie to present the prizes on behalf of MacMillan Hotels. Philip replied on behalf of his team praising them and his opponents, before thanking hotel and ice staff for their excellent contribution to the weekend’s success.
For more details from the weekend, including linescores, visit the Scottish Curling Senior Mixed Championship.