No less than seven Wigtownshire curlers are taking part in the world seniors and world mixed doubles championships in Karlstad, Sweden, starting today.
In the seniors competition, Christine Cannon from Wigtown is back representing Scotland trying to win a second world seniors title, having won the world championships in Dumfries in 2014. This time she is playing third stones with skipping duties now taken over by former world champion Jackie Lockhart. The team arrived in Sweden as one of the favourites for the title.
In the men’s senior competition, there is a second consecutive visit, and a third overall, for Norman Brown from Stoneykirk and Hugh Aitken from Stranraer. They are playing with Gordon Muirhead and David Hay from Perth and are hoping to get into the medals this time having been knocked out in the quarter-finals last year in Sochi, Russia.
Ireland also have four curlers from Stranraer lining up as Irish Senior and Mixed Doubles champions. Peter Wilson, who now lives in Kilkenny, and Peter JD Wilson, are back at the world seniors for the first time since 2013.
In the World Mixed Doubles championships, Neil Fyfe and his daughter Alison Fyfe, from Portpatrick, will be playing for Ireland. Neil is also the fifth man for the Irish seniors team.