Bobby off to take on the world

The inaugural World Mixed Curling Championship begins on Saturday in Berne, Switzerland, with teams from four continents set to compete.

Representing Scotland will be Stranraer curler, 18-year old Bobby Lammie, who will compete for the world title with teammates Cameron Bryce, Katie Murray and Sophie Jackson. This young team secured their place in the competition after winning the Scottish Curling Mixed Championship back in March.

Scotland's representativrs at the world mixed championships inculde, second left, Stranraer's Bobby Lammie

Scotland's representativrs at the world mixed championships inculde, second left, Stranraer's Bobby Lammie

This event replaces the European Mixed Curling Championship and is an open entry event for all World Curling Federation (WCF) Member Associations. Each Member Association could enter one mixed gender team, consisting of two male and two female athletes.

An impressive 36 teams from across the globe have entered with the aim of making history as they contend for the first ever World Mixed Curling Championship title, at the eight-sheet Curling Bahn Allmend rink in the Swiss capital.

Scotland are in the same round-robin group as Austria, Belarus, Brazil, Estonia, Hungary, Japan, Turkey and the United States.