The 8th Open Czech Wheelchair Curling Tournament

Prague 29/11/13 – 1/12/13

Teams from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Italy, Slovenia, Switzerland and five wheelchair curlers from South Lanarkshire went to Prague to compete in this Tournament.  The group was accompanied by husbands and wives and club coach Ian Archer. 

 Rosemary Lenton, Jim Sellar, Bill Masterton, David Morgan and Angela Higson played 5 games over three days against some of the best European wheelchair curling teams.  We rotated our team with one player standing out each game.

 In our Section of three teams we won one and lost one.  The next round of games was for rankings and we played Italy (draw) and Poland (lost by 2 shots) gaining 8th place out of 12 and on the last day we played Czech 2 for 7/8th place and lost by 2 shots.  The competition was well organised and ran smoothly with ice well prepared, refreshments, and suitable transport to and from the airport and from our hotel to the venue.

 One evening the group went into central Prague and enjoyed a very good traditional meal and the next evening some of the group went to the old town Christmas market with its traditional Christmas Tree beautifully lit up and stalls. We had a great time and most of all enjoyed the experience of curling in a tournament of this type against top National teams. Would we do it again……YES!

 Report by Angela Higson

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