Canadian National Wheelchair Curling Team Wins in Stirling

Back row L-R: Stirling Council; Bailie Alasdair Tollemache, Main sponsor; Sandy Lees AGL Architect, Dr Steven Dilkas, Kyle Turcotte, Coach; Wayne Kiel, Adam Kingsbury, Unknown, Unknown
Front row L-R: Skip; Mark Ideson, Third; Ina Forrest, 2nd; Dennis Theissen, Lead; Jamie Anseeuw, Alternate; Colinda Joseph

The Stirling Wheelchair Curling International Invitational 2018 was won by the Canadian national team, which was skipped by double Paralympian Mark Ideson.

 In the final, the Canadians beat the national team of Sweden by 7 shots to 6 with the Canadians coming from behind to secure the title by taking a double at the last end.
The event, which was made up of national teams from 11 different countries, was a great success with some fantastic curling on show over 4 days at The PEAK in Stirling.  Paralympic Champions China withdrew at a late stage with their place in the draw taken by a Scotland 'B' team, which featured Stirling Wheelchair Curling Club member Charley Mckenna.
Scotland finished 6th in the standings with the Scotland ‘B' team rounding off their tournament with an 8 - 3 victory over a strong Swiss team.
“It was great to see the competition in full flow last week,” said Suzanne Burns Programme and Events Manager at Active Stirling “The event was a great success and very well organised. Our thanks go to Andrew Hemming and the committee. We are already looking forward to next year’s competition”
Many of the teams will be back in Stirling for the 2019 World Wheelchair Curling Championships, to be held at The PEAK in Stirling from Sunday 3-10 March 2019.
Stirling Wheelchair Curling Club holds wheelchair curling sessions weekly every Wednesday from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. Please contact Jacky McLaren if you would like to try the sport
For more details about the SWCII 2018 including the full draw please visit their website at