Stranraer senior curlers on the title hunt

Stranraer curlers playing in the Scottish Senior Curling Championships at Hamilton ice Rink this week have made an excellent start to their campaign.

Two days into the competition, defending ladies champion skip, Christine Cannon from Wigtown Curling Club, has won all three games played. Christine and her team are aiming to secure their third Scottish Seniors’ title in a row and the chance to defend their world seniors title in Sochi, Russia in April. Her team of Margaret Richardson, Isobel Hannen and Janet Lindsay have beaten Barbara Watt 8-2; Carolyn Nicholl 14-0 and Christine Ross 9-8.

Fellow Stranraer senior Kate Adams and her team of Catherine Dodds, Jill Florence and Elspeth Johnston have won two games beating Enid Brown 7-6 and Barbara Watt 6-4 but lost 6-5 to Carolyn Nicoll.

In the men’s championship, Hammy McMillan and his third player Dick Adams won their frist game 5-4; Norman Brown and Hugh Aitken, playing with Perth’s David Hay won 9-4 and Andrew McQuistin, playing with Ayr’s Billy Howat lost 5-4 to David Hardie.