Friday, April 06, 2012

Senior Sightings

The World Senior Curling Championships are just over a week away, April 14-21, at the Taarnby Curling Club in Copenhagen. Yesterday, Scotland's women were on the ice at the Lanarkshire Ice Rink in a practice session against the English men. I have filed this photo, courtesy of Phil Barton, in the category of 'things you don't see every day'! Great to see the English men adopting a colourful approach to the sport with their Loudmouth trousers!

L-R: Tommy Campbell, Barbara Watt, Phil Barton, Maggie Barry, John Summers, Val Mahon, Michael Sutherland, Jean Hammond.

Whereas it will be an international debut for the Scottish women, Michael and his team are hoping at least to match last year's performance in St Paul, when they finished in eighth place, just one place behind Ken Horton's Scots.

Good to learn that Albert Bartlett, the UK’s leading grower and packer of potatoes, is continuing sponsorship of the Irish Senior curling teams. That's Christina Graham, Louise Kerr, Gillian Drury and Marie O’Kane above.

The Irish men’s team: John Jo Kenny, Bill Gray, David Whyte, Tony Tierney and David Hume.