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News from South Lanarkshire Wheelchair Curling Club

Thos Tunnock Trophy 2013

Attended by 10 teams from across the country, with 5 SLWCC teams, the competition was run on a Round Robin format this year so every team had three games over three days.  There were some new, up and coming curlers mingled with experienced hands and the mood is always upbeat with everyone enjoying competing to topple their opponents.  We enjoyed meeting up with the team from Wales again and seeing the boys from the North of England who we do not see so much.

The Moray team skipped by Gregor Ewan and supported by Jim Gault, Mike McKenzie and Jackie Cayton were this years winners and the SLWCC team skipped by Paul Webster and supported by Gordon Rainey, Angela Higson and Brian Douglas were runners up.

The dinner afterwards is always a great way to finish the season and is attended by Boyd Tunnock, with Fergus and Karen, Ian Dunn and the Provost.  Thanks to all those who participated, supported, helped out, and contribute to make this event a great success.

The Craig Taylor Trophy 2013

This competition was open to all SLWCC members and was run this year for the first time.   The trophy is a fitting celebration of former founding member Craig Taylor’s life and is donated by his mother Mrs Taylor to commemorate Craig.  The competition was run as a singles competition on the schenkle system.

24 Members fought it out for top spot. Mrs Taylor presented the trophy to the winner Angie Malone with Jim Sellar taking second place.

 Some of our newer curlers participated for the first time and enjoyed the experience.  Play was kept moving by the help of our volunteers and everything ran to time. Lunch was served during the day.

Mr Tunnock’s 80th Birthday

On behalf of our members David Morgan presented Boyd Tunnock with a set of crystal glasses and a bottle of  Glenmorangie for his 80th Birthday on 24 January 2013.  Tunnocks have been a great supporter of our Club for several years and we were delighted to mark this occasion and show our appreciation of his continued commitment to our club.

Haggis Curl – January 2013

Thirty two hungry curlers faced up in eight teams to contest the 2nd World Haggis Curling Championship, organised by South Lanarkshire Wheelchair Curling Club, at Hamilton Ice Rink on Monday 21st January.
After seven ends the winning team was announced by umpire Ian Archer. It was skipped by Jim Sellar, and was composed of new club member David Bain, Steve Sutherland, and, reigning World Champion Jan Dryffe of Crawfordjohn.
In a play off for individual winner the Champion Jan retained her title.
Club President David Morgan thanked the sponsor Mike Shannon of Dam’d Delicious the Lanark Butchers who farm their own herd of Aberdeen Angus at Thankerton. Mike had supplied a haggis for each of the winning team, and a superb (dam’d delicious) plate of haggis, tatties, and neeps for all the curlers in the Ice Rink restaurant.
After the exciting, sometimes hilarious event, members started looking forward to a repeat competition in season 2013/14. Haggis should beware!

Cadzow V SLWCC – January 2013

Last year’s Presidents of Cadzow Club (Jimmy Maxwell), and SLWCC(Arthur Bell), had agreed with their committees to set up an inter-club contest. Brian Douglas, a member of both clubs, had come up with the suggestion. So on Jan 17th a new challenge event took place at Hamilton Ice Rink.
Two teams from each club played a ‘no sweeping’ game, and the winners of both were SLWCC. Paul Webster and Jim Sellar skipped the two winning foursomes. 
After the game Jimmy produced a superb new trophy and presented it to Rosemary Lenton of SLWCC. Cadzow had commissioned a Moffat based craftsman, and his extraordinary sculpted pewter wheel with curlers, all set on a slab of red Dumfries sandstone is truly impressive. Both clubs look forward to a return match next season, but Jimmy Maxwell threatened: “Next time we’ll play a sweeping game!”
Report by Arthur Bell

Members in Squad Selection for Worlds

A message from the Chairman
I have much pleasure in announcing that Robert McPherson & Gill Keith  have both been selected to represent GB at the World Championships in Russia come February 2013. Both players have been included along with Gregor Ewan, Aileen Neilson and Tam Killin to make the team.
A hearty congratulations to all, especially Robert & Gill. Another major achievement for South Lanarkshire WCC.
Repeort by David Morgan

SLWCC Triumph in British Open Championships 2012

Facing the strongest ever entry for the British Open, including two teams from the GB Paralympics squad and two from the Russian national squad – one of which is the current world champions, the teams from South Lanarkshire did not have high expectations of success.  Against all odds, the team of Paul Webster, Gordon Rainey, John Doyle and Angela Higson with Bill Masterton as skip playing for Paul on one day, ultimately triumphed.  Continue reading

Club Ice Dates for 2012-13

SLWCC Ice Allocation 2012-2013        
Monday 17th  12.15pm   3      
Monday 1st 12.15pm   3      
Monday 8th 12.15pm   4 Bells Pairs  
Monday 15th 12.15pm   5 Bells Pairs  
Monday 22nd 12.15pm   4 Bells Pairs  
Monday 29th  12.15pm   5 Bells Pairs  
Monday 5th 12.15pm   4 Bells Pairs  
Monday 19th 12.15pm   4 Bells Pairs Final  
Monday 26th 12.15pm   3      
Monday 3rd 12.15pm   3      
Monday 10th 12.15pm   3      
Monday 17th 12.15pm   3      
Monday 14th  12.15pm   3      
SLWCC V CADZOW 18th JAN. @ 5.45pm        
Monday 21st 12.15pm   6 Haggis Shoot  
Monday 4th  12.15pm   3      
Monday 18th  12.15pm   3      
Monday 25th   2.30pm 3      
Monday 4th 12.15pm   3      
Monday 11th  12.15pm   3      
Monday 18th 12.15pm   3      
Monday 25th 12.15pm & 2.30pm 4 Craig Taylor Comp.  
Tues 2nd, Wed 3rd, Thur 4th. 10.00am &  2.30pm 6 Tunnocks Comp  
No club curling on the following dates:          
Mon.12th Nov. SWCA British Open          
Mon. 28th Jan. No Ice            
Mon. 11th Feb. No Ice            
Mon. 1st April Easter Weekend