CURL­ING: KING AN AND STIR­LING SWEEP UP SCOTTISH MIXED DOU­BLES CROWN IN ABERDEEN

The Press and Journal (Moray) - - SPORT -

Fraser Kingan, of Dum­fries, and Stir­ling’s Jayne Stir­ling re­cov­ered from a poor first end to win the Scottish curl­ing mixed dou­bles cham­pi­onship ti­tle in style at Curl Aberdeen

Kingan and Stir­ling, who topped Sec­tion 3 in qual­i­fy­ing, were 3-0 down to Stran­raer’s Bobby Lam­mie and part­ner Rachel Han­nen, from Hamil­ton, af­ter the open­ing end of the fi­nal. But they grad­u­ally fought their way back into the game by win­ning a point in the fol­low­ing three ends to level the match be­fore sweep­ing the fifth end 4-0 to take a 7-3 lead.

Lam­mie and Han­nen, who came through a tiebreaker af­ter fin­ish­ing third in Sec­tion 1 en route to reach­ing the fi­nal, won two points at the sixth end to re­duce the deficit but a 3-0 ad­van­tage in the sev­enth end gave Kingan and Stir­ling a 10-5 vic­tory with an end to spare.

Yes­ter­day’s success will see the pair rep­re­sent Scot­land at April’s world mixed dou­bles cham­pi­onship in Swe­den.

Pho­to­graph by Kami Thom­son

DOU­BLE JOY: Fraser Kingan and Jayne Stir­ling are all smiles af­ter their tri­umph at Curl Aberdeen.

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