The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

National Governing Body for Curling in Scotland

SWCA Shotmaker

Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:11am

The final of the Scottish Wheelchair Shotmaker Competition was held during the Scottish Championship at the Peak, Stirling on Thursday 22 March 2013.   This Competition has been developed for Wheelchair Curlers, similar to the Points competition.   Now in its 3rd year, Shotmaker is open to all Wheelchair Curlers and is also part of the GB rankings for Wheelchair Curlers.

Shotmaker attracts athletes from the whole spectrum of Wheelchair Curlers throughout Scotland, from the Elite Athletes right through to curlers who have recently taken up the sport, some only this season.    The event takes place throughout the curling season culminating in the 8 highest scoring contenders achieving a place in the final.

The worthy finalists this year were Seamus McArdle, Aileen Neilson, Reg Craig, Mike McKenzie, Ian Donaldson, Michael McCreadie, Tom Killin and Jim Gault.   The competitors each played two sessions of Shotmaker in a close scoring final. The winners were determined by their accumulated scores over the two sessions.

The outright winner was Aileen Neilson, who was presented with ‘Judy’s Jug’.   The runner up was Michael McCreadie, followed very closely by Tom Killin, their scores being separated only after a count back of shots scored.   A presentation was also made to Michael McCreadie who achieved the highest of 3 accumulated scores throughout the season.