Wheelchair Curlers

The Stranraer Wheelchair Curlers in blue, took to the ice for their first ever curling match this Wednesday at the stranraer Ice Rink, their opponents were lockerbie.'GG 2203053 12
The Stranraer Wheelchair Curlers in blue, took to the ice for their first ever curling match this Wednesday at the stranraer Ice Rink, their opponents were lockerbie.'GG 2203053 12

THERE was a unique event in the forty plus year history of Stranraer Ice Rink last week when two teams of wheelchair curlers from the rink played a challenges game against two team of “wheelies” from Lockerbie Ice Rink.

The Stranraer curlers - Douglas Dewar, Phil Heron, Graham Keenan, Ann Baynes, Joe McGurk, Stewart Maxwell and Joan Cummings won one game 7-4 and first the other one by the narrowest of margins going down 7-8.

Douglas Dewar gives helps to guide his team mate Phil Heron. GG 2203050 12

Douglas Dewar gives helps to guide his team mate Phil Heron. GG 2203050 12

Skip of the winning Stranraer team Douglas Dewar told the Galloway Gazette: “We had a really good game and enjoyed playing in a competitive match. We had been looking forward to this for weeks and practising hard. Most of us are now looking forward to joining local clubs next season and getting more time on the ice.”

Wigtown's Joan Cummings sends a srone down the sheet early in the game.'GG 2203051 12

Wigtown's Joan Cummings sends a srone down the sheet early in the game.'GG 2203051 12

Stranraer wheel chair curlers in the blue tops take on Lockerbie. GG 2203049 12

Stranraer wheel chair curlers in the blue tops take on Lockerbie. GG 2203049 12

History in the making as Stranraer curler Phil Heron on sheet 3 prepares to send the very first stone down in the innaugural Stranraer wheelchair curling match.'GG 2203052 12

History in the making as Stranraer curler Phil Heron on sheet 3 prepares to send the very first stone down in the innaugural Stranraer wheelchair curling match.'GG 2203052 12