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Friday, February 3, 2012

South Lanarkshire International Official update

The second South Lanarkshire International Wheelchair Curling event took place at the Hamilton rink from 17 – 18January 2012. The overseas challenge came from the Swedish, Norwegian and German national sides. The Scotland 1 and 2, SLWCC and SWCA Spokes were also keen to make an impression and stake their claim on the trophy. Both sections were tight and after the round robin stage Sweden and Norway headed their sections with the Scotland Teams taking the runner up spots.

In the final Sweden with Jalle Jungnall, returning to skip after a spell as Coach, had the edge over the Norwegians, skipped by Jostein Stordahl in the absence Rune Lorensten, and ran out winners 8-4. Scotland 1 led by Aileen Neilson took third spot defeating fellow Scots skipped by Gregor Ewan.

All three top teams head of to South Korea in mid February to compete in the 10 team World Wheelchair Curling Championship where holders Canada will be defending the title.

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