Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wheels at Hamilton

I looked in to the Lanarkshire Ice Rink, Hamilton, yesterday, to catch some of the play in the Lanarkshire Wheelchair International. Eight teams were competing in the two-day competition, which finishes today. Here are a few photos which hopefully will give a flavour of the competition.

Team Germany

Neil Hogg

Aileen Neilson

Local curler Robert McPherson, who is in the SWCA Spokes Development Squad this season, was playing yesterday with Aileen Neilson, Tom Killin and Angie Malone, three of the Scotland team who will be competing at the World Wheelchair Curling Championship in Chuncheon City, South Korea, February 18-25.

National Coach Tony Zummack at the mid game break with Aileen, Robert, Angie and Tom.

Gregor Ewan, who is in the Scotland team for Korea, and Stewart Pimblett.

Sweden in action.

Skip Jalle Jugnell explains a point to the coach.

Jim Gault, also bound for Korea.

Team Norway

Tom is saying, "Come closer, Aileen, and I'll tell you the punch line."

Photos © Skip Cottage