Scottish Mixed Senior Championships
Stranraer curler Kate Adams became a Scottish Senior Champion at the weekend when her rink roared to victory in the national mixed seniors held at Stranraer Ice Rink last weekend.
Kate was playing third stones to Gary Macfarlane from Braehead Ice Rink. The other members of the rink were Billy Johnston nand Fiona Macfarlane. The team came through a tough, three-hour long semi-final on the Sunday morning when they beat Dick Adams’ Stranraer foursome of Louise Kerr, Jak Kane and Lindsay Galloway by nine shots to seven after getting a two in the last end and stealing a two in the extra end. In the other semi-final, Archie Craig’s former champions of Marion Craig, Robin Aitken and Yvonne Aitken from Hamilton crushed the other Stranraer team of Jim Cannon, Christine Cannon, Peter Wilson and Anne Wilson by 10 shots to three.
In the final, the fifth end was the decider when the Macfarlane foursome took a four to go into a 5-2 lead. A steal at the sixth and another steal of two at the seventh decided the outcome of the championships for 2013 when the Craig team conceded the game with the score 8-2 for Macfarlane.
Kate’s daughters Vicki and Kay are muti-medal winning international curlers. Last month Kay won a silver medal at the European Mixed Championship and youngest daughter Vicki is a current world champion. Vicki took time out from preparing for the Winter Olympics to tell The Galloway Gazette how proud she was of her mum.