On Saturday 18th February our annual No Sweeping Competition was held and enjoyed by 20 curlers both able bodied and wheelchair curlers made up the teams. We started with lunch then a raffle before taking to the ice. After a closely fought competition the winner this year was Team Bidgood, Skip - Ted Bidgood, 3rd - Evelyn Reid, Lead, Ian Anderson. Well done to the winning team and to all who took part.
Our annual Short Curling Competition was held on Sunday 11th December 2016 and 14 players took part. We were supported on ice by Lindsays Solicitors again this year and were playing for the beautiful trophy they had donated to us. A good time was had by all including short curlers, long curlers, ice helpers, parents and volunteer ice helpers for the day. After a keenly fought competition everyone enjoyed soup and sandwiches in the bar before the presentation of prizes. The winning team were Skip - Alison Cloudsley, 3rd - Anne Gordon, 2nd - Fiona Sim. Well done to them and to everyone who took part and made this another successful event.
Scottish Wheelchair Curling Championships
The Championships this year were held at The Peak, Stirling from 1st - 3rd March. A number of our Club members took part in this prestigious competition and we are delighted to report that the Runners-up and silver medalists were skipped and contained Braehead members. Skip - Gill Keith, 3rd - David Pollock, 2nd - Alan Hopkins, Lead - Martin Elliott. Well done to them for winning the silver medal. The Gold medal winners for the 3rd successive year were Skip - Jim Gault, 3rd - Jim Sellar, 2nd - Debbie McKenna, Lead - Tom Killin.
Gill complete with Silver medal
Lockerbie Aviva Challenge
Lockerbie Wheelchair Curling Club applied to the Aviva Community Fund and were awarded a grant to hold a new competition for wheelchair curlers with the aim of promoting the growing sport and encouraging wheelchair users to participate in, and be actively involved in a local community club. Two teams from Lockerbie welcomed players from Braehead WCC, South Lanarkshire WCC, Stranraer WCC, Northern Ice Wheelchair Curlers, and the Welsh Wheelchair Curling team to take part in a mixture of very competitive games and Hotshot Challenges. A representative from Aviva presented the prizes (hand made by Mary Bell) to the overall winners from South Lanarkshire WCC and the runners-up from Northern Ice. Lockerbie 1 was awarded the prize for the most points in the Hotshot Challenges and a special award was given to Rebekah Nimmo from Stranraer when she was voted by all the participants to be the Player of the Tournament.