Scotland Set for World Wheelchair Championship
Posted on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 3:12pm
Aileen Neilson and her team of Gregor Ewan (third), Jim Gault (second), Angie Malone (lead) and Hugh Nibloe (alternate) will be representing Scotland at the World Wheelchair Curling Championship which begins in Lohja, Finland on Saturday 7th February. The team are set to get underway in the round-robin stages against Germany at 17:00 (GMT+2hr).
Ten mixed national teams will compete in the event, which marks the start of the qualification process for the Wheelchair Curling competition at the Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. This will be the first World Wheelchair Curling Championship since the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.
Scotland have been in good form recently having been finalists in their last four outings, but will face stiff competition against fellow Paralympians, gold medalists Team Canada and silver medalists Team Russia, who have bested the Scots in the finals on three occasions this season. 2013 World Wheelchair Curling Championship silver medalists Sweden will also be in the running as they return with two-time Paralympic Games bronze medallist and two time World Championship silver medallist, Jalle Jungell, as skip. The competition is set to continue until Friday 13th February with the final scheduled for 14:00 (GMT+2hr).
For a full list of teams, schedule, result and live streaming of selected games go to World Wheelchair Curling Championships 2015
You can keep up to date with Scotland’s progress at the competition on the RCCC website.