Top Performances from Wheelchair Curlers in Denmark
All 8 members of the wheelchair performance program attended the first official wheelchair competition of our year Sep 9-11 inTaarnby,Denmark.
We had some challenges with luggage, transport and even an injury to silver squad member Jim Gault that caused him to come out of a game and miss the remaining two games on Sunday.
At a squad meeting on Saturday night the Gold team (Aileen Neilson, Tom Killin, Gregor Ewan and Angie Malone) decided that they would play with three curlers for the final two games on Sunday and that Gregor would move over to the Silver team (Michael McCreadie, Jim Gault, Ian Donaldson,Gill Keith) due to Jim being unable to finish the event. This squad first attitude allowed us all to realize a podium performance by all 8 athletes in the Wheelchair Performance Programme. The next event for us is the Kinross International Oct 18-20; all 8 athletes will be competing.
Gold medal winning team – Michael McCreadie, Gregor Ewan, Ian Donaldson,Gill Keith, Jim Gault