Vicki’s off to Champrey

Team Muirhead will represent Scotland at the European Curling Championships next month
Team Muirhead will represent Scotland at the European Curling Championships next month

Stranraer curler Vicki Adams is heading for the European Curling Championships in Champrey, Switzerland next month to represent Scotland after winning the playdowns at Perth Ice Rink last weekend.

Vicki, second player in Eve Muirhead’s team, topped the group with four wins out of four, with Team Lauren Gray securing second spot on two wins. They met in the best of three final with Muirhead taking the two victories needed to seal their place, the first on Saturday night winning by 9-1 and the second a closer affair on Sunday morning by 5-3.

Team Muirhead will be looking to go one better this year after being beaten in the final last year by Sweden.

After one change in the line-up this year, with Sarah Reid replacing Claire Hamilton, Vicki was pleased the team had played so well.

She said: “We had a great weekend as a team. This was our first big test as a ‘new’ team and we really rose to the occasion and sealed our place at the Europeans next month with an undefeated record.”