SCOTS EMBARK ON EURO SUPER LEAGUE WHEELCHAIR CURLING EVENT

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Scotland’s wheelchair curling squad will make their last competitive outings this weekend ahead of the world wheelchair curling championships, which take place in Stirling next month.

Four nations will be taking part in the Euro Super League (9-11 February) at the National Curling Academy (NCA), the home of the British Curling elite programme and the Scots will aim to take advantage of home ice competing against Russia, Norway and Sweden.

Skip Aileen Neilson said: “It will be a high standard of competition this weekend, both Norway and Russia will be coming to Stirling next month for the world champs, so it is good for our squad to get some timely competitive experience against strong opposition.

“Sweden are also a very strong team so there will be plenty of challenges during the six draws, with two games each day in the double round robin format.

“We obviously have familiarity with the ice at the NCA where we train each week and we are aiming for that to work in our favour, however having extra ice time is always beneficial whilst the squad is still making it;s final preparations,” she added.

A Scottish quartet will also be competing in the British Open which gets underway tomorrow in Hamilton. 

The world wheelchair curling championships are hosted in the Peak Sports Village, next month from 3 – 10 March 2019. Scotland’s team for the world wheelchair championships will be announced on Tuesday 19 February. The championships were last hosted in Scotland in 2005, when the home nation won gold.

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