The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

National Governing Body for Curling in Scotland

Review: Four Nations

Posted on Monday, January 21, 2013 at 4:45pm

The Four Nations was contested at Ayr Ice Rink over the weekend with teams from Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England competing for seven trophies.

In The Connie Miller Trophy (women) Scotland retained the trophy with a convincing score-line of 25-8.

The Tom Ballantyne Trophy (men) saw Scottish teams play their English counterparts; on this occasion, the English fared best with a total of 58 – 45 shots.

Big Bertha (Welsh Stone) (women, men and mixed) was played for between the Scottish and Welsh teams. The womens game skipped by Hazel Swankie (Scotland) and Lorna Beever (Wales) was peeled 7-7 however the Welsh won the other 3 games and the total score line was 46-18 in favour of Wales.

The Irish teams were too strong for the Scottish teams in the closely fought battle for the Marshall Millennium Trophy winning by a margin of 24-22.

The Kay Trophy (women, men and mixed) saw England take on Wales with the Welsh side winning by 33-19.

In The Turnbull Trophy, the English sides narrowly came out on top with a 25-24 win over Ireland.

In The Meikle Trophy (men, women and mixed), Ireland took on Wales in which the games were closely contested, however Wales narrowly beat Ireland by 27-24.