Sunday, November 01, 2009

Star Pairs

Douglas Scott, Star Refrigeration's Business Development Manager, was on hand today to present the National Wheelchair Curling Pairs Championship trophy to Tom Killin and James Brown.

We were all at Braehead! Tom and James were up against Michael McCreadie and Russell Shanks in the final.

Michael was ably supported by Russell right through the round robin and playoffs. Nineteen pairs took part in the event. All the scores are here.

Tom and James were too strong for Michael and Russell in the final.

Tom and Michael are of course teammates in the GB Paralympic squad.

James Brown in action in the semifinal against Angie Malone and Gill Keith. In wheelchair pairs, often your opposition acts as your 'buddy', as Gill is doing here.

Gill takes in the action at an angle!

Angie readies for delivery.

Ian Addison will be the chief umpire for the curling at the Paralympic Games.

The question really is, "What tune is Angie trying to get her delivery stick to play?"

A good competition, played as usual with excellent sportsmanship. Michael McCreadie and Paul Webster shake at the end of their semifinal. Paul, with David Telfer, went down to Michael and Russell in that match.

Contented runners-up Russell and Michael!


The local Braehead wheelchair curling club was much in evidence today too, with games and coaching underway. Alan Peace and Nathan Macqueen are two new recruits, through the Southern General's Spinal Injuries Unit. They had their first experiences of the sport last week. Both were having fun, here under the watchful eye of Anne MacDougall. And yes, that is a light on Nathan's brush, to aid one of his team with impaired eyesight!

Pics © Skip Cottage