Curlers in the running for national glory

Wigtown's Gregor Cannon fist-bumps his teammates 'Photo credit - Brian Battersby
Wigtown's Gregor Cannon fist-bumps his teammates 'Photo credit - Brian Battersby

Wigtownshire curlers are in prime position for national titles as the Scottish Curling Championships moves towards the knock-out stages.

In the mens draw, Hamilton McMillan from Stranraer, playing lead for Aberdeen’s Team Brewster, are at the top of the table on seven wins and one defeat.

Following in their slipstream are Team Mouat, with Bobby Lammie from Leswalt and Gregor Cannon from Wigtown, playing their part in a great performance from the newly-crowned Scottish Junior Champions, who are on six wins and two losses.

Team Bryce, with Frazer Shaw from Stranraer at lead, have five wins and three defeats.

In the ladies section, the all-conquering Team Muirhead, with Vicki Adams from the Lochans playing second stones, are well out in front with seven straight wins. Also at the championships at the Dewars Centre in Perth, are Stoneykirk sisters Abi and Naomi Brown, both playing for different teams. Abi, the lead player for Team Fleming are through to the play-offs with four wins and three losses. Also through to the knock-out stages is Stranraer player Vicky Wright, who along with her Team Gray crew are also on a 4-3 record.

But out for this year is Naomi Brown, also a recent winner of the Scottish Junior title, as third player for Team Jackson, who finished on three wins and four defeats.

The Scottish Championships finish on Saturday afternoon with the winners of the men’s title travelling to Basel in Switzerland for the world championships from April 2 -10; the winners of the women’s title go to Swift Current in Canada for a crack at the world championships from March 19-27.